June 24, 2024


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Sonoma’s Valley of the Moon Music Festival inspired by nature

Sonoma’s Valley of the Moon New music Festival brought a assortment of chamber and vocal new music motivated by nature’s components to Hanna Boys Heart on Sunday for its 8th year.

This year’s festival, which started July 16 and ended Sunday, featured tunes that was motivated by nature’s components — heaven, Earth, and h2o. It spotlighted the functions of composers this sort of as Beethoven, Mozart and Hector Berlioz.

On Sunday, two concert events were held. The 1st, at 11 a.m., highlighted French composer Hector Berlioz’s “Harold in Italy,” transcribed for viola, and then for the piano by Hungarian composer Franz Liszt. The early plan was introduced to a shut with the general performance of German composer and pianist Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s piece, “Piano Trio.”

One more live performance at 4 p.m. highlighted the tunes of Austrian composer Joseph Haydn and Czech composer Antonín Dvořák among the others.

Saturday’s clearly show showcased Mozart’s Violin Sonata No. 2, followed by Beethoven’s masterpiece “The Storm Quintet.” Also held on Saturday was a absolutely free “Kids and Household Concert” held at the Sonoma Community Middle.

Aside from bringing the exceptional appears of classical and intimate chamber tunes on period of time instruments to audiences in Sonoma and over and above, the pageant also presents chances to up-and-coming chamber musicians participating in the festival’s apprenticeship program.

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