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Valley of the Moon Music Festival | Love and Longing: Reaching Across the Distance

Sat, July 31, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Valley of the Moon Music Festival’s 7th Annual Season | Love and Longing: Reaching Across the Distance

Inspired by the human desire to connect, the chamber music of VMMF’s 7th Annual Season tells stories of separation, longing and coming together. From Clara Schumann to the American composer Harry Burleigh, the Festival will also feature a series of beautiful art songs. Their magnificent poetry perfectly expresses this year’s themes. The eight Festival concerts build to a hope-filled Finale, a concert celebrating the joy and optimism of youth and renewal.

Join us Live onsite or Virtually to celebrate music and human connection this July 17 – August 1, 2021, with a Festival Preview concert June 24th.

For the full Festival schedule, more details, and to reserve your virtual or live concert ticket(s), visit: valleyofthemoonmusicfestival.org

About Valley of the Moon Music Festival:

Valley of the Moon Music Festival was founded in 2015 by pianist Eric Zivian and cellist Tanya Tomkins. It is the first and only festival in the U.S. devoted exclusively to presenting the chamber music of the Classical and Romantic eras, performed on original period instruments from the time the music was written.
The Festival also features our Blattner Lecture Series, offering insight into our concerts, and the Apprenticeship Program, a rare opportunity for young up-and-coming musicians to study this repertoire in depth on period instruments while playing alongside and under the direction of some of the world’s leading experts in historic performance practice.
The annual summer Festival runs in late July at the Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma. Enjoy a picnic on the patio before attending a concert, and stay for a complimentary glass of wine while mingling with the artists afterwards.

LONG-DISTANCE LOVE: Brahms & Beethoven
June 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pre-recorded concert + Zoom reception

LONGING: Mendelssohn Quartet & German Songs
July 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pre-recorded concert + Zoom reception

ROMANCE: Clara Schumann Romances, Mozart Concerto & German Songs
July 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pre-recorded concert + Zoom reception

MASTER CLASS: Rachel Barton Pine
July 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Livestream Class

LOVE LETTER: Josephine Lang Songs
July 21 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Pre-recorded mini-concert

COLLABORATION: Harry Burleigh, Dvorak & others
July 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Livestream Concert

LIVE CONCERT! FRIENDSHIP: Clara Schumann Trio, Fanny Mendelssohn & Louise Farrenc
July 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2 Seatings, 5pm & 7pm

FRIENDSHIP: Clara Schumann Trio, Fanny Mendelssohn & Louise Farrenc
July 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Livestream from Sonoma

CONNECTING: 2021 Apprentice Performance – Schubert & Weber
July 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Livestream from Sonoma

LIVE CONCERT! CONNECTING: 2021 Apprentice Performance – Schubert & Weber
July 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2 Seatings, 5pm & 7pm

LES SENTIMENTS: Fauré Piano Quartet & French Songs
July 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pre-recorded concert + Zoom reception

BLATTNER LECTURE SERIES: Conversations with Kate
July 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Live Zoom lecture and chat

LIVE CONCERT! TRANSFORMATION: Rolla Duets & Beethoven Quartet
July 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2 Seatings: 5pm & 7pm

TRANSFORMATION: Rolla Duets & Beethoven Quartet
July 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Livestream from Sonoma

POSSIBILITY: Dvořák Miniatures, Mendelssohn Octet
August 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Livestream from Sonoma

LIVE CONCERT! POSSIBILITY: Dvořák Miniatures, Mendelssohn Octet
August 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
1 Seating 5pm

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Hanna Boys Center

17000 Arnold Drive - Sonoma