Calendar: August 16-22, 2021

Ongoing through Sunday, August 22

Music in the Vineyards: Chamber Music Festival
Music in the Vineyards’ Chamber Music Festival features 12 in-person concerts and 4 virtual concerts performed in charming settings at famous wineries including Domaine Carneros, Frog’s Leap, Sang-Froid, Charles Krug, Chimney Rock, Silverado, Robert Mondavi, Hess, Clos Pegase, and Inglenook. Featured musicians include the Escher, Miró, and Solideo Quartets; violinists Gabrielle Després, Axel Strauss; violists Pei-Ling Lin, Dimitri Murrath, and Masumi Per Rostad; cellists Edward Aaron, Nicholas Canellakis, Kari Jane Docter, and Tanya Tomkins; pianists Michael Brown, Wei-Yi Yang, and Eric Zivian, bassist Scott Pingel, and guitarist Jason Vieaux.

Time: Varies (see website for individual event times); PDT
Online/Various Wineries, Napa, CA.
More information HERE

Thursday, August 19

#30 Bach: Goldberg Variations
The San Francisco International Piano Festival presents a celebration of Bach’s iconic masterpiece through a uniquely curated virtual event: the complete Goldberg Variations as performed by guest artists of the #30 Bach podcast, created and hosted by pianist Lowry Yankwich.

Time: 7:30-9 PM PDT
Cost: Free.
Venue: Online.
More information HERE.

Saturday, August 21

Le Voyage dans le Temps
The San Francisco International Piano Festival presents its first live/livestreamed event with a concert celebrating French music through the ages. Renowned harpsichordists Jory Vinikour and Philippe LeRoy join artistic director Jeffrey LaDeur for this special event, representing the powerful and influential voice of the harpsichord and its impact on piano literature.

7:30-9:30 PM PDT
Cost: Free.
Online/San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., San Francisco.
More information HERE.

Saturday, August 21-Sunday, August 22

Playful Practice Workshops
Three integrated workshops focus on finding comfort and ease with your instrument and the ability to create authentic, embodied musical gestures. Karen Clark, Stacey Pelinka, and Elisabeth Reed are all professional performers, music teachers and Feldenkrais practitioners based in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

August 21, 9-11 AM & 11:30-1:30; August 22, 9-11 AM PDT
Cost: $148.
More information HERE.

Written by Heidi Waterman