VALLEY OF THE MOON MUSIC FESTIVAL

SALONNIÈRES
women OF POWER AND INFLUENCE
Chamber Music from Bach to Stravinsky
July 14 - 28, 2019

TICKETS

15% Discount on 6 Concerts

Packages do not include the Festival Founders' Celebration on July 13.

10% Discount on 2+ Concerts

General: $45
Age 35 and under: $25

Groups of 6 or more: 15% discount

Phone orders: 800-595-4849


No service fees

DONATE UNUSED TICKETS

 If you can't use your purchased ticket, you can return it as a donation to be offered to members of our community friends, Vintage House and Valley Vibes Youth Orchestra.

Please call or text: 415.235.6766


WINERY DINNERS SOLD OUT

Winery dinner tickets are separate from concert tickets

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 other works by Mozart, Schumann, and Brahms.

Our second annual Blattner Lecture Series will feature both new and familiar star lecturers who will explore the social and musical context of the 19th-century salon. This year all lectures are free (separate tickets not needed).

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.

PHONE ORDERS:  800-595-4849

FESTIVAL CALENDAR

LECTURE
2:30pm**: Salons and Salonnières: Fashioning 19th Century Musical Taste with Irene Zanini Cordi

PROGRAM
Clementi Preludes 

Haydn Trio 
Beethoven Clarinet Trio
Mozart Clarinet Quintet

WINE RECEPTION
featuring Bar None's Canyon and Beltane Ranch

Carla Moore, violin 
Eric Hoeprich, clarinet
Madeleine Bouïssou
†, cello
Elizabeth Blumenstock, viola 
Cynthia Freivogel, violin
Eric Zivian, fortepiano
Tanya Tomkins, cello

POST-CONCERT WINERY DINNER


SUNDAY JULY 14, 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.

MASTER CLASS WITH RACHEL  BARTON PINE


 WEDNESDAY JULY 17, 6:00 PM

HANNA CENTR

Learn more about the process of interpreting music from the inside.  Hear Rachel share insights with young musicians

Rachel Barton Pine, violin

PROGRAM
Liszt Sposalizio

Chopin Allegro de Concert

Songs by Bellini, Rossini and Liszt
Franck Piano Trio in B-flat: Trio de Salon

WINE Reception
featuring Buena Vista Winery

Kyle Stegall, tenor
Nikki Einfeld, soprano
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Madeleine Bouïssou
cello
David Belkovski, fortepiano
Jeffrey LaDeur, fortepiano

Eric Zivian, fortepiano
Tanya Tomkins, cello

LECTURE
2:30pm**:
Avant-Garde Arts and Unconventional Lives with Heather Hadlock

PROGRAM
Wagner Wese
ndonck Lied
Hahn songs
Fauré Cinq Melodies de Venise
Stravinsky Pieces for String Quartet
Chausson Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet

WINE Reception
featuring Laurel Glen Vineyard

Kyle Stegall, tenor

Anna Presler, violin

Liana Bérubé, violin 
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Eric Zivian, fortepiano
Tanya Tomkins, cello
Phyllis Kamrin, viola

POST-CONCERT WINERY DINNER


SUNDAY JULY 21, 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.

FREE FORTEPIANO LECTURE


MONDAY JULY 22, 12:45 - 1:45 PM

HANNA CENTER

Curious about fortepianos? Learn about historic pianos and how they work from Bay Area piano builder and technician, Thomas Winter.

 

FREE APPRENTICE CONCERT


SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2:30 PM

ALL AGES WELCOME

 Felix Mendelssohn Piano Quartet

Keats Dieffenbach*, violin
Joshua Gomberoff*, viola
Geirþrúður Guðmundsdóttir*, cello
David Belkovski* †† , fortepiano

PROGRAM
Lieder by Fanny Mendelssohn 
Felix Mendelssohn D Major Cello Sonata
Fanny Mendelssohn String Quartet

WINE Reception
featuring Valley of the Moon Winery

Ana Kim, cello
Tanya Tomkins, cello

Eric Zivian, fortepiano
Jason Issokson*, violin 
Joshua Gomberoff*, viola

Keats Dieffenbach*, violin
Danielle Sampson, soprano

Christian De Luca, fortepiano
Geirþrúður Guðmundsdóttir*, cello

PROGRAM
CPE Bach C major Fantasia
Mozart Violin Sonata
W.F. Bach “BWV 1070” Overture
Mozart Piano Trio in E Major
Bach “Erbarme Dich”

COFFEE BAR
featuring Barking Dog Roasters and Peet's Coffee

Ana Kim, cello
Tanya Tomkins, cello
Jason Issokson*, violin 
Joshua Gomberoff*, viola
Christian De Lucafortepiano
David Belkovski* , fortepiano
Andrew Gonzalez†, viola
Eric Zivian,
fortepiano
Marc Destrubé, violin
Carla Moore, violin

LECTURE
2:30pm**: 
Conversations with Kate: Women in Music with Kate van Orden

PROGRAM
FAE Sonata

Joachim Hebrew Melodies
Songs by Clara Schumann
Schumann Märchenbilder
Songs by Brahms
Brahms B-flat Sextet

WINE Reception
featuring Idell Family Vineyards


Tanya Tomkins, cello
Marc Destrubé, violin
Eric Zivian, fortepiano
Keats Dieffenbach*, violin

Danielle Sampson, soprano

Geirþrúður Guðmundsdóttir*, cello
David Belkovski* †† , fortepiano

Christian De Luca, fortepiano
Joshua Gomberoff*, viola
Andrew Gonzalez†, viola
Jason Issokson*, violin

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

FACULTY ARTISTS

FESTIVAL ARTISTS

2019 APPRENTICES

David Belkovski
fortepiano

Keats Dieffenbach
violin

Joshua Gomberoff
viola

Geirþrúður Guðmundsdóttir
cello

jason Issokson
violin