VALLEY OF THE MOON MUSIC FESTIVAL

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

SONOMA, CALIFORNIA
July 13 - 28, 2019


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FESTIVAL EVENTS 2019

Saturday July 13 Festival Founders' Opening Celebration

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

Estate Dinner at Valley of the Moon Winery

Saturday July 20
Countess 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
Morning Concert: Sara Levy: CPE and WF Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn

4 PM Festival Finale: Clara Schumann: Robert and Clara Schumann, Brahms

Further details to come

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. That's where our musicians enjoy lunch!

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.

FACULTY ARTISTS

FESTIVAL ARTISTS

Here are some of our 2019 Artists - more will be announced soon.

Programs and artists subject to change            †Apprentice Laureate