Mozart’s Irrepressible Impresario: Countess von Thun [Valley of the Moon Music Festival]

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Now in its fifth season, VALLEY OF THE MOON MUSIC FESTIVAL celebrates Europe’s powerful 19th-century SALONNIÈRES, women who worked to advance the careers and reputations of composers from Bach to Stravinsky. The Festival’s opening concert on July 14 will begin a two-week musical tour of influential European salons.

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.

After the concert, 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. [Dinner tickets sold separately]
Maria Wilhelmine von Thun, a countess and keyboard player, hosted one of the most splendid salons of 18th-century Vienna. She is especially remembered for her patronage of Mozart and Beethoven.

HAYDN Piano Trio in B-flat major, H. XV:20
CLEMENTI selections from Musical Characteristics, op. 19
BEETHOVEN Clarinet Trio in B-flat major, op. 11
MOZART Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581

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

*PRE-CONCERT LECTURE (included in ticket) at 2:30 p.m. by Irene Zanini-Cordi (Associate Professor, University of Florida, Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics).
Limited seating for lecture. Please arrive early.

*POST-CONCERT RECEPTION will feature Bar None's Canyon Old Vine Zinfandel.

*To purchase a full season subscription (15% discount on 6 concerts), please visit:

*Groups of 6 or more: 15% discount
*Phone orders: 800-595-4849 (No service fees)