Valley of the Moon Music Festival
- Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 04:00pm
- Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 04:00pm
- Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 04:00pm
- Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 04:00pm
Vienna in Transition: From the Enlightenment to the Dawn of Modernism
Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m.
Sunday, July 29 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Valley of the Moon Music Festival is the first and only organization in the U.S. devoted to presenting the chamber music of the Classical and Romantic eras, performed on instruments built when the music was written. This summer the Festival returns to the Hanna Center in Sonoma for a musical journey to Vienna. From July 15 to 29, audiences will be treated to works by Vanhal, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and more.
This summer's program also expands the Festival's historical focus to the dawn of Modernism with the addition of Arnold Schoenberg, born in 1874, a composer best known as the leader of the so-called Second Viennese School, and a devotee of experiments in tonality.
In addition to Tomkins and Zivian, returning Festival artists this season include Liana Berube, Elizabeth Blumenstock, Nikki Einfeld, Sadie Glass, Eric Hoeprich, Monica Huggett, Jeffrey LaDeur, Kati Kyme, Carla Moore, Marc Schachman, Kyle Stegall and Kate van Orden. Making their Festival debut are violinists Owen Dalby, Phyllis Kamrin and Anna Presler; double bassist Anthony Manzo; and cellist William Skeen.