Opening Concert: "Deserving of a Laurel Crown"
Mozart Quintet in A major for Clarinet and Strings
Several pieces for clarinet, fortepiano and soprano by Schumann, Chopin and Gade
Post-concert discussion with KDFC’s Rik Malone
Eric Hoeprich, clarinet
Nikki Einfeld, soprano
Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin
Holly Piccoli, violin
Carla Moore, viola
Tanya Tomkins, cello
Eric Zivian, fortepiano
Valley of the Moon Music Festival brings you Classical and Romantic chamber music played on period instruments by some of the world's leading experts in historical performance, and also features up-and-coming musicians participating in the Festival’s Apprenticeship Program.
The theme of the 2017 Festival is “Schumann’s World: His Music and the Music He Loved – Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and others.” Robert 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. This year’s program presents Schumann’s music alongside the music of composers he idolized and championed in an effort to immerse audiences more deeply into his world.
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.