VALLEY OF THE MOON MUSIC FESTIVAL

SALONNIÈRES
women OF POWER AND INFLUENCE
Chamber Music from Bach to Stravinsky

SONOMA, CALIFORNIA
July 13 - 28, 2019


TICKETS ON SALE IN APRIL

FESTIVAL EVENTS 2019

Saturday July 13
Donor Event: Festival Founders' Opening Celebration

Sunday July 14
Countess Maria von Thun: Mozart, Clementi, Beethoven

Estate Dinner at Valley of the Moon Winery

Saturday July 20
Cristina Belgiojoso: Chopin, Franck, Robert and Clara Schumann

Sunday July 21
Winnaretta Singer, Princesse de Polignac: Fauré, Chausson, Stravinsky

Estate Dinner at Valley of the Moon Winery

Saturday July 27
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn

Sunday July 28
11 AM
 Sara Levy: CPE and WF Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn

4 PM Clara Schumann: Robert and Clara Schumann, Brahms


Program and Artists subject to change

This summer the Festival will celebrate our 5th season in Sonoma with a tribute to the extraordinary Salonnières of the 19th Century. These powerful women were the influencers of their day. They curated fantastic events in their homes by bringing together great performers, composers, and thinkers; helped shape the musical taste of 19th-century Europe; and launched the careers of outstanding composers whose music we still enjoy.

World-renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine will join us on our second weekend of concerts in music by Franck and Chausson. Other highlights will include Stravinsky's classic Three Pieces for String Quartet, and music by Mozart, Schumann, and Brahms.

We will also be presenting the second annual Blattner Lecture Series, featuring a new lineup of star lecturers who will explore the social and musical context of the 19th-century salon. More details about the concert programs and lectures, including lecture dates and times, will be coming soon.

Sip wine and enjoy the Sonoma vista while mingling with the artists on the patio after concerts. Each reception features a different local winery pouring their finest for you to taste. And feel free to picnic on the patio before concerts.

Enjoy a delightful dinner at Valley of the Moon Winery's Madrone Estate, just five minutes away, on July 14 or 21. Our musicians will welcome you there with a special brief performance.

FESTIVAL FOUNDERS'
OPENING CELEBRATION


SATURDAY JULY 13

Mozart Kegelstatt Trio


An intimate house concert, followed by a reception with the artists


By invitation only and
for donors of $1,000+

Eric Hoeprich, clarinet
Elizabeth Blumenstock, viola

Eric Zivian, fortepiano



COUNTESS MARIA VON THUN, VIENNA

SUNDAY JULY 14, 4 PM

ON SALE IN APRIL

3pm pre-concert lecture**:
Kate van Orden with Irene Zanini Cordi

Clementi Preludes 
Haydn Trio 
Beethoven Op 11 Trio
Mozart Clarinet Quintet 

Eric Hoeprich, clarinet
Elizabeth Blumenstock, viola

Cynthia Freivogel, violin
Carla Moore, violin

Tanya Tomkins, cello
Eric Zivian, fortepiano

WINERY DINNER


6:30 PM

MADRONE ESTATE

Valley of the Moon Winery Dinner - enjoy a sumptuous dinner prepared by the winery's estate chef. Catch a special performance by our musicians. Immediately following reception.

Menu available soon

CRISTINA BELGIOJOSO, PARIS 


SATURDAY JULY 20, 4 PM

ON SALE IN APRIL

Liszt Sposalizio
Chopin Allegro de Concert
Mozart Violin Sonata
Songs by
R Schumann, C Schumann, Chopin

Bellini/Rossini songs

Franck Piano Trio in B- flat Trio de Salon

Kyle Stegall, tenor
Nikki Einfeld, soprano
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Tanya Tomkins,
cello

Eric Zivian, fortepiano

Jeffrey LaDeur, fortepiano

WINNARETTA SINGER, PRINCESSE DE POLIGNAC, PARIS


SUNDAY, JULY 21, 4 PM

ON SALE IN APRIL

Wagner Wesendonck Lieder
Hahn songs
Fauré Cing Melodies de Venise
Stravinsky Pieces for String Quartet
Chausson Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet

Kyle Stegall, tenor

Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Anna Presler, violin

Liana Bérubé, violin
Phyllis Kamrin, viola
 
Tanya Tomkins, cello

Eric Zivian, fortepiano

WINERY DINNER


6:30 PM

MADRONE ESTATE

Valley of the Moon Winery Dinner - enjoy a sumptuous dinner prepared by the winery's estate chef. Catch a special performance by our musicians. Immediately following reception.

Menu available soon

FANNY MENDELSSOHN HENSEL, BERLIN


SATURDAY, JULY 27, 4 PM

ON SALE IN APRIL

Fanny Mendelssohn song
Felix Mendelssohn D Major Cello Sonata
Fanny Mendelssohn String Quartet
(Apprentices)

Danielle Sampson, soprano
Madeleine Bouissou, cello
Tanya Tomkins, cello

Eric Zivian, fortepiano
Christian De Luca, fortepiano

SARAH LEVY, BERLIN


SUNDAY, JULY 28, 11 AM

ON SALE IN APRIL

CPE Bach C major fantasia Wq. 59/6
Mozart violin sonata
Bach “BWV 1070” Overture
Song by Zelter
Mozart Piano Tri in E Major,
Bach “Erbarme Dich”

Mendelssohn Piano Quartet


Marc Destrube, violin
Andrew Gonzalez†, viola
Tanya Tomkins, cello
Madeleine Bouissou, cello
Jeffrey LaDeur, fortepiano
Eric Zivian, fortepiano

CLARA SCHUMANN


SUNDAY JULY 28, 4 PM

ON SALE IN APRIL

3 PM pre-concert lecture**: 
Kate van Orden: "Women in Music"

FAE sonata
Joachim Hebrew Melody
Songs by Clara Schumann
Schumann Marchenbilder
Brahms songs
Brahms B Flat Sextet

Danielle Sampson, soprano
Marc Destrube, violin
Andrew Gonzalez†, viola

Tanya Tomkins, cello
Eric Zivian,
fortepiano
Christian De Luca, fortepiano

Programs and artists subject to change            †Apprentice Laureate       **The Blattner Lecture Series

FACULTY ARTISTS

FESTIVAL ARTISTS

More 2019 Artists will be announced soon

APPRENTICES ANNOUNCED IN APRIL 2019