PROGRAM ARCHIVES SUMMER FESTIVAL

2016 & 2015

THE VOICE IN CHAMBER MUSIC

The chamber music of the 19th Century is intended to be experienced in intimate spaces, rooms humble or grand, where there is no separation between audience and performers. This year's festival features the Voice in Chamber Music. The repertoire will focus on the composers' love of Opera and Lieder in pieces both instrumental and vocal. The Festival will present 19th Century gems including Beethoven's Septet with historical wind instruments, Death and the Maiden Quartet, and Lieder with both tenor and soprano. Enjoy a picnic on the patio of the Hanna Boys Center before attending a concert, and stay for a complimentary glass of wine while mingling with the artists afterwards. Each reception will feature a different local Sonoma winery pouring their finest for you to taste! We will also have mid-week events this summer, including a lecture and a master class open to the public. Stay tuned to learn who our wine partners will be!

FOUNDERS' CIRCLE CONCERT at the
HISTORIC SPRECKELS MANSION
of SONOMA


SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016

The Festival Founders' Circle Concert is an intimate house concert of Mozart G Minor Viola Quintet, followed by Gala Reception with the artists.
Wines provided by Kivelstadt Cellars.


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

Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin

Holly Piccoli, violin

Liana Berube, viola

Tekla Cunningham, viola

Tanya Tomkins, cello

Eric Zivian, fortepiano

OPENING CONCERT:

INSPIRED BY THE MAGIC FLUTE


SUNDAY, JULY 17, 4PM

Clementi Piano solo

Mozart songs

Mozart Sonata in A Major K.526

Beethoven Magic Flute variations in Eb

Beethoven Kakadu variations

featuring the unveiling of Bar None's Canyon Old Vine Zin as well as St Francis Vineyard Chardonnay at the reception

Kyle Stegall, tenor

Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin

Tanya Tomkins, cello

Eric Zivian, fortepiano

DEATH AND THE MAIDEN


SATURDAY, JULY 23, 4PM

Schubert Auf Dem Strom and other songs
Schubert Death and the Maiden song

Schubert Death and the Maiden quartet

featuring Beltane Ranch Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc at the reception

Holly Piccoli, violin

Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin

Liana Berube, viola

Sadie Glass, horn

Kyle Stegall, tenor

Tanya Tomkins, cello

Eric Zivian, fortepiano

BEETHOVEN, HAYDN, & SCHUMANN


SUNDAY, JULY 24, 4PM

Beethoven Horn Sonata
Haydn D Minor Piano Trio
Schumann Liederkreis

featuring Idell Family Vineyard wines at the reception

Elizabeth Blumenstock, viola

Sadie Glass, horn

Kyle Stegall, tenor

Tanya Tomkins, cello

Eric Zivian, fortepiano
Ji Young Kim*, fortepiano

PUBLIC MASTERCLASS


THURSDAY, JULY 28, 7pm

Eric Hoeprich, clarinetist and expert on historical performance practice coaches our Apprentice Ensembles as they prepare to perform in Festival concerts.

No tickets required!

ARIAS & QUINTETS


FRIDAY, JULY 29, 7:30PM

Mozart "Schon Lacht" for soprano, violin, and piano
Mozart Quintet for Piano and Winds

songs with clarinet by Spohr and Meyerbeer

Schumann Piano Quintet

featuring Buena Vista wines during intermission

Carla Moore, violin

Nikki Einfeld, soprano

Eric Hoeprich, clarinet

Marc Schachman, oboe

Sadie Glass, horn

Kate van Orden, bassoon

Eric Zivian, fortepiano
Michel Taddei, bass

Liana Berube, viola

Jessica Park*, violin

Isabelle Seula Lee*, violin

Toma Iliev*, viola

Eugenio Solinas*, cello

Mike Lee*, fortepiano

STAR POWER IN THE 19TH CENTURY: BEETHOVEN, SCHUBERT, & ROSSINI


SATURDAY, JULY 30, 4PM

Beethoven Septet

Schubert Fantasy for violin & piano

Rossini and Schubert songs

featuring Iron Horse Vineyards wines during intermission

Monica Huggett, violin

Kati Kyme, viola

Nikki Einfeld, soprano

Sadie Glass, horn

Eric Hoeprich, clarinet

Kate van Orden, bassoon

Michel Taddei, double bass

Tanya Tomkins, cello

Eric Zivian, fortepiano

Isabelle Seula Lee*, violin

Mike Lee*, fortepiano

POST CONCERT DINNER
AND LECTURE


SATURDAY, JULY 30, 6:45-8PM

After the post-concert reception, enjoy a boxed dinner from Sonoma's very own The Girl and the Fig.

This program’s pairing of Beethoven’s well-loved Septet, opus 20, with favorite opera arias of Gioachino Rossini offers an almost unique opportunity to compare the careers of these two composers: Beethoven the reclusive misanthrope whose painstaking devotion to instrumental genres only slowly brought symphonic composition out of opera’s shadow, and Rossini the young genius who had skyrocketed to international attention by age 21. Kate van Orden, bassoonist and Harvard musicologist, leads a discussion about the contest between opera and symphony for musical supremacy in the nineteenth century, what period instruments bring to the mix, and the (surprising) pieces to which these composers owed their fame.

FESTIVAL FINALE: THE YOUNG MENDELSSOHN


SUNDAY, JULY 31, 4PM

Mendelssohn A Minor Quartet

Mendelssohn Octet

Schubert "Shepherd on the Rock"

featuring once again
Bar None's Canyon Old Vine Zin as well as St Francis Vineyard Chardonnay
 at the reception

Monica Huggett, violin

Carla Moore, violin

Liana Berube, viola
Kati Kyme,
viola

Tanya Tomkins, cello

Eric Hoeprich, clarinet

Nikki Einfeld, soprano

Eric Zivian, fortepiano
Jessica Park*, violin

Toma Iliev*, violin

Eugenio Solinas*, cello

Isabelle Seula Lee*, violin

 
 
 

INAUGURAL SEASON

The chamber music of the 19th Century is intended to be experienced in intimate spaces, rooms humble or grand, where there is no separation between audience and performers. This year's festival features the Voice in Chamber Music. The repertoire will focus on the composers' love of Opera and Lieder in pieces both instrumental and vocal. The Festival will present 19th Century gems including Beethoven's Septet with historical wind instruments, Death and the Maiden Quartet, and Lieder with both tenor and soprano. Enjoy a picnic on the patio of the Hanna Boys Center before attending a concert, and stay for a complimentary glass of wine while mingling with the artists afterwards. Each reception will feature a different local Sonoma winery pouring their finest for you to taste! We will also have mid-week events this summer, including a lecture and a master class open to the public. Stay tuned to learn who our wine partners will be!

FOUNDERS' CIRCLE

INAUGURAL CONCERT

SATURDAY, JULY 18, 5PM

PRIVATE HOME

The Founders' Circle Inaugural Concert is an intimate house concert followed by dinner with the artists. Mozart's Clarinet Quintet will be featured. 


Eric Hoeprich, clarinet

Elizabeth Blumenstock, first violin

Tekla Cunningham, second violin

Anthony Martin, viola

Tanya Tomkins, cello


By Invitation Only

CLARINET TRIOS

SUNDAY, JULY 19, 4PM

Haydn Fortepiano Trio in F# minor

Beethoven Clarinet Trio

Weber Variations for Clarinet and Fortepiano
Glinka Clarinet Trio


Eric Hoeprich, clarinet

Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin

Tanya Tomkins, cello

Eric Zivian, fortepiano

TROUT QUINTET

SATURDAY, JULY 25, 4PM

Kreutzer Duo for two violins in A major
Hummel Quintet for Fortepiano & Strings
Schubert Trout Quintet

Ian Swensen, violin

Chris Whitley, violin*

Elizabeth Blumenstock, viola

Tanya Tomkins, cello

Michel Taddei, double bass

Eric Zivian, fortepiano

Yuehan Wang, fortepiano*

ALL SCHUBERT

SUNDAY, JULY 26, 4PM

Schubert Sonatina for Violin & Fortepiano in A minor

Schubert Cello Quintet


Ian Swensen, violin

Vera Beths, violin

Augusta McKay Lodge, violin*

Elizabeth Blumenstock, viola

Tanya Tomkins, cello

Laura Gaynon, cello*

Eric Zivian, fortepiano

YOUNG ARTISTS

FRIDAY, JULY 31, 7:30PM

Free Apprenticeship Chamber Concert


Mozart Fortepiano Quartet in G minor

Schumann Violin Sonata in A minor

Beethoven String Quartet
in Eb Major ("Harp")


Augusta McKay Lodge, violin*

Chris Whitley, violin*

Kim Mai Nguyen, viola*

Laura Gaynon, cello*

Yuehan Wang, fortepiano*

MOZART VIOLA QUINTET

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 4PM

Mozart C Major Viola Quintet

Schumann Fortepiano Quartet


Cynthia Freivogel, violin

Monica Huggett, violin

Kim Mai Nguyen, viola*

Kati Kyme, viola

Tanya Tomkins, cello

Eric Zivian, fortepiano

MENDELSSOHN PIANO TRIO

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 4PM

Mozart Sonata in B flat major, K. 570

Mendelssohn C minor Fortepiano Trio


Monica Huggett, violin

Cynthia Freivogel, violin

Tanya Tomkins, cello

Eric Zivian, fortepiano