Calendar, July 15–21, 2019

Tuesday, July 16

SFEMS Recorder Workshop
Recorder Workshop Faculty Concert, with Joan Kimball, Peter Maund, Rotem Gilbert, Paul Leenhouts, Lisette Kielson, and Hanneke van Proosdij.

7:30 PM
St. Albert’s Priory Chapel
6172 Chabot Road, Oakland (off of College Avenue)
No charge for admission. Free-will donations gratefully accepted!
recorderworkshop@sfems.org


Wednesday, July 17

Valley of the Moon Music Festival
Masterclass with violinist Rachel Barton Pine. Learn more about the process of interpreting music from the inside. Hear Rachel share insights with young musicians.

6 PM
Hanna Center
17000 Arnold Drive, Sonoma
Free and open to the public


Friday, July 19

SFEMS Recorder Workshop
“Shadows and Light”  The SFEMS All-Workshop Recorder Orchestra, conducted by Hanneke van Proosdij, will be followed by a performance Faculty Recorder Consort with, Joan Kimball, Rotem Gilbert, Lisette Kielson, and Hanneke van Proosdij, Peter Maund, percussion.

7:30 PM
St. Albert’s Priory Chapel
6172 Chabot Road, Oakland (off of College Avenue)
No charge for admission. Free-will donations gratefully accepted!
recorderworkshop@sfems.org


Saturday, July 20

Valley of the Moon Music Festival
“An Italian in Paris: Cristina Belgiojoso” Cristina Trivulzio di Belgiojoso was an Italian noblewoman as well as a writer and journalist, who played a prominent part in Italy’s struggle for independence. In the 1830s and ‘40s, she ran a salon out of her Paris home, with Alexis de Tocqueville, Honoré de Balzac, Victor Hugo and Franz Liszt among its distinguished participants. In honor of Belgiojoso’s salon, the Festival will present two pieces by Liszt: the first, a work for fortepiano performed by Jeffrey LaDeur, “Sposalizio” from his collection Deuxième Année de Pèlerinage, Italie, followed by a collection of songs to texts by Victor Hugo, performed by tenor Kyle Stegall with Eric Zivian on fortepiano. The concert will also feature soprano Nikki Einfeld performing selections from Vincenzo Bellini’s Composizioni da Camera, as well as performing in a duet with Stegall in Serenata from Rossini’s Soirées Musicales. Rounding out the program is Chopin’s Allegro de Concert, op. 46 performed by LaDeur.

4 PM concert
Hanna Center
17000 Arnold Drive, Sonoma
$45 general, $25 under 35 years old.
Tickets online, by phone (800-595-4849) or at the door


Sunday, July 21

Valley of the Moon Music Festival
“A Visionary’s Salon: Winnaretta Singer, Princesse de Polignac” Winnaretta Singer, Princesse Edmond de Polignac, was an American-born heir to the Singer sewing machine fortune. In the 1890s, she moved to Paris, where she established a salon that supported Debussy, Fauré and Stravinksy, among many others. The Festival will pay tribute to her salon with a selection of works by several of the composers she embraced and several others she commissioned, including Fauré, Stravinsky, Wagner, Reynaldo Hahn and Ernest Chausson. Cinq Mélodies de Venise, Fauré’s song cycle for voice and piano based on five poems by Paul Verlaine, will be paired with Hahn’s Venezia cycle of six songs in Venetian dialect, both works performed by Kyle Stegall and Eric Zivian. The concert also includes Wagner’s “Träume” from his Wesendonck Lieder, with Stegall accompanied by violinists Anna Presler and Liana Bérubé, violist Phyllis Kamrin and Tanya Tomkins on cello. The concert closes with Stravinsky’s Three Pieces for String Quartet and Chausson’s Concerto in D major for Violin, Piano and String Quartet. World-renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine, in her Festival debut, will perform as soloist in the Chausson concerto.

4 PM concert
Lecture Avant-Garde Arts and Unconventional Lives with Heather Hadlock at 2:30 PM
Hanna Center
17000 Arnold Drive, Sonoma
$45 general, $25 under 35 years old.
Tickets online, by phone (800-595-4849) or at the door

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Written by Jonathan Harris
San Francisco Early Music Society