PROGRAM ARCHIVES SUMMER FESTIVAL

2015 - 2017

FESTIVAL EVENTS 2017

Saturday July 15 Festival Founders' Circle Private Concert

Sunday July 16 Opening Concert: “Deserving of a Laurel Crown”
(with KDFC's Rik Malone)

Saturday July 22: “Hats Off, Gentlemen—A Genius!”

Sunday July 23 “Fair Queen of My Heart”

Saturday July 29 “The Grandeur of the Noblest Things”

Sunday July 30 Morning Concert: “Only Genius Entirely Understands Genius”

Sunday July 30 Conversations with Kate: Schumann—“The Composer as Journalist” Lecture & Lunch

Sunday July 30 Festival Finale: “The Age of Bravura”


This year the Festival celebrates the world of Robert Schumann, juxtaposing the composer’s own compositions with chamber works by composers he idolized and championed. Schumann was a brilliant composer and an influential critic who wrote with passion and humor about the struggles and ecstasies of his contemporaries and musical precursors. By performing on period instruments with attention to historical practices, our musicians aspire to present Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet or Chopin’s Cello Sonata as Schumann might have heard these works during his lifetime.

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 winery pouring their finest for you to taste! We will also have special appearances by KDFC’s Rik Malone and Harvard musicologist
Kate van Orden.

FOUNDERS' CIRCLE CONCERT at the 

HISTORIC SPRECKELS MANSION
of SONOMA


SATURDAY, JULY 15

The Festival Founders' Circle Concert is an intimate house concert, 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 Bérubé, viola

Tanya Tomkins, cello

Eric Zivian, fortepiano

OPENING CONCERT:

"DESERVING OF A LAUREL CROWN"


SUNDAY, JULY 16, 4 PM

Mozart Quintet in A major for
Clarinet and Strings
Pieces for clarinet and fortepiano by Schumann, Rossini and Gade
Songs for soprano by Chopin, Schumann, and Gade

Post-concert discussion with
KDFC’s Rik Malone

Featuring Bar None's Canyon Old Vine Zin and Beltane Ranch Sauvignon Blanc at the reception

Eric Hoeprich, clarinet
Nikki Einfeld, soprano
Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin

Holly Piccoli, violin
Carla Moore, viola

Tanya Tomkins, cello
Eric Zivian, fortepiano
Jennifer Lee*, fortepiano

"HATS OFF, GENTLEMEN–A GENIUS!"


SATURDAY, JULY 22, 4 PM

Songs and arias by Schumann
and Chopin
Bach’s Chaconne for solo violin
Keyboard works by Bach, Chopin
and Liszt

Featuring wines from Buena Vista Winery at the reception

Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin

Kyle Stegall, tenor

Tanya Tomkins, cello

Eric Zivian, fortepiano

Jeffrey LaDeur, fortepiano

"FAIR QUEEN OF MY HEART"


SUNDAY, JULY 23, 4 PM

Mozart Piano Quartet in E flat
Songs by Robert and Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, and Liszt

featuring wines from Idell Family Vineyards at the reception

Kyle Stegall, tenor
Eric Zivian, 
fortepiano
Maria Romero*, violin
Andrew Gonzalez*, viola

Ana Kim*, cello

Jennifer Lee*fortepiano

"THE GRANDEUR OF THE NOBLEST THINGS"


SATURDAY, JULY 29, 4 PM

Schubert Trio in E flat
Beethoven Violin Sonata
Brahms Sextet in G Major

Featuring McIlroy Cellars Chardonnay and Benziger Family Winery Cabernet Sauvignon at the reception

Cynthia Freivogel, violin
Monica Huggett, violin
Maria Romero*, violin

Rachell Wong*, violin
Andrew Gonzalez*, viola
Carla Moore, viola
Ana Kim*, cello
Tanya Tomkins, cello
Jennifer Lee*, 
fortepiano
Eric Zivian, fortepiano

MORNING CONCERT: "ONLY GENIUS ENTIRELY UNDERSTANDS GENIUS"


SUNDAY, JULY 30, 11 AM

Clara Schumann Romances for
Violin and Piano
Schumann String Quartet
Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D minor

Cynthia Freivogel, violin

Monica Huggett, violin
Maria Romero*, violin

Rachell Wong*, violin
Andrew Gonzalez*, viola
Ana Kim*, cello

Tanya Tomkins, cello
Jennifer Lee*
fortepiano

Eric Zivian, fortepiano

CONVERSATIONS WITH KATE: SCHUMANN–"THE COMPOSER AS JOURNALIST"


SUNDAY, JULY 30, 1 PM

Enjoy a picnic lunch from Girl and the Fig Restaurant while partaking in a discussion with bassoonist and Harvard Musicologist Kate van Orden.

Robert Schumann wrote passionately throughout his life: editorials, reviews, letters, and personal journals, including a “marriage journal” kept with Clara. This lunchtime conversation explores his favorite musicians, from his fictional friends in the Davidsbündler, sworn to combat philistinism, to Paganini, Chopin, and the up-and-coming Johannes Brahms, who ultimately threatened to steal Clara’s heart. Come discuss the musical genius at the center of this year’s festival with Kate van Orden and festival musicians.

Lunch tickets should be pre-purchased. Lecture-only tickets may be the only option  at the door.

Choice of:
* House-roasted turkey sandwich with cheddar, apricot fig chutney, or 
* Roasted portabella mushroom sandwich with goat cheese, roasted red peppers 
Plus orzo pasta salad and chocolate chip cookie with each lunch

FESTIVAL FINALE:
"THE AGE OF BRAVURA"


SUNDAY, JULY 30, 4 PM

Paganini Caprice No. 24 in A minor
for Solo Violin
Solo keyboard works by Liszt
and Schumann
Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor

Featuring Meadowcroft Wines at the reception

Jennifer Frautschi, violin
Rachell Wong*, violin
Liana Bérubé, viola

Tanya Tomkins, cello
Jeffrey LaDeur, fortepiano
Eric Zivian, fortepiano

 
 
 

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