Valley of the Moon Music Festival presents The Virtual Beethoven Festival

Sat, August 1, 2020, 4:00 pm

During our annual Festival period we will explore some of Beethoven’s smaller chamber works while carefully respecting current health guidelines. These performances will be livestreamed with internationally recognized musicians from the Bay Area, who will carry the spirit of the annual festival until all of our participating artists can join us live in 2021. All musicians originally contracted for the 2020 Festival have received 50% of their fee as part of VMMF’s commitment to taking care of our Festival Artists.
VMMF musicians and scholars in the Festival’s Blattner Lecture Series will introduce each concert and provide commentary. Speakers include Nicholas Mathew, author of Political Beethoven and Associate Professor in the Department of Music at UC Berkeley, Nicholas McGegan, former Artistic Director at Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and Kate van Orden, Harvard University’s Dwight P. Robinson, Jr. Professor of Music.

VIRTUAL EVENTS
JULY 18 – AUGUST 2
Saturdays and Sundays @ 4PM

DONATE: VMMF is committed to taking care of our Festival Artists throughout the year. Donations are gratefully received.

SATURDAY JULY 18 @ 4PM LIVESTREAM
Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 (“Moonlight”)
Beethoven, Variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen” from Mozart’s The Magic Flute, WoO 46, for cello and piano
Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30, No. 3
Francisco Fullana, violin
Tanya Tomkins, cello
Audrey Vardanega, fortepiano
Eric Zivian, fortepiano

SUNDAY JULY 19 @ 4PM LIVESTREAM
Songs by Handel, Mozart, and Rossini
Beethoven, Serenade in D major, Op. 8
Maya Kherani, soprano
Francisco Fullana, violin
Liana Bérubé, viola
Tanya Tomkins, cello

SATURDAY JULY 25 @ 4PM LIVESTREAM
J. S. Bach, Prelude from Suite No. 1 in G major for solo cello, BWV 1007
J. S. Bach, Chaconne from Partita in D minor for solo violin, BWV 1004
Beethoven, String Trio No. 5 in C minor, Op. 9, No. 3
Francisco Fullana, violin
Liana Bérubé, viola
Tanya Tomkins, cello

SUNDAY JULY 26 @ 4PM LIVESTREAM
Beethoven, Violin Sonata, Op. 12, No. 2
Beethoven, Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36,
arranged for Piano Trio by the composer
Francisco Fullana, violin
Tanya Tomkins, cello
Audry Vardanega, fortepiano
Eric Zivian, fortepiano

SATURDAY AUGUST 1 @ 4PM LIVESTREAM
Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp major, Op. 78 (à Thérèse)
Beethoven, Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5, No. 2
Tanya Tomkins, cello
Audrey Vardanega, fortepiano
Eric Zivian, fortepiano

SUNDAY AUGUST 2 @ 4PM LIVESTREAM
Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23
Beethoven, Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70, No. 1 (Ghost)
Francisco Fullana, violin
Tanya Tomkins, cello
Audrey Vardanega, fortepiano
Eric Zivian, fortepiano

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