This groupmuse happened on Sunday, July 15, at 4:00 PM PDT.

Sun, July 15, 2018, 4:00 PM PDT
(Ticket sales closed Jul 15, 12:00 PM PDT)


A Groupmuse Night Out

Explore the wider classical music world outside of Groupmuse with exclusive discounts to local concerts.


Discounted tickets
(normally $45)


Extra discount
for Supermusers
Free drinks provided
at this groupmuse
All guests
must be 21


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Last summer, the Valley of The Moon Music Festival up in Sonoma opened its doors to us Groupmusers and brought us in for concert after concert for a series of Summer Festival Nights Out.

Our crowd loved the experience and apparently the love was mutual, because this summer, they’re inviting us back! All of the concerts are going down at the beautiful Hanna Boys Center, about an hour north of the Bay Area.

Over the course of 6 concerts — for all of which a pile of heavily discounted tickets have been set aside for us — the Valley of the Moon Music Festival tells the story of Vienna in Transition: From the Enlightenment to the Dawn of Modernism.

On July 15th, it’s Moonlight In Vienna, with a Mozart Quintet and a Beethoven Piano Sonata.

On July 21st, it’s Vienna Transformed, with a Mozart Volin Sonata, Brahms art songs, and Schoenberg’s String Quartet no. 2.

On July 22nd, it’s The Innovators, with a Haydn Trio, Schubert 4 hands, and Schumann’s beloved Piano Quartet.

On July 28th, it’s The Kinksky Palace, with a Beethoven Violin Sonata, a Hummel Clarinet Quartet, and Beethoven’s Quintet for Piano and Winds.

July 29th has a morning concert of Schubert for early risers.

And then, that afternoon, the Grand Finale — Brahms the Progressive, featuring Schoenberg’s monumental Verklärte Nacht followed by Brahms no less powerful G minor Piano Quartet.

Each concert besides the morning concert has a post-concert reception on a beautiful patio, with complementary wine from a different local winery, and because it’s Sonoma, local means world class.

General admission for these concerts is $45, but because it’s Groupmuse after all, and Valley of the Moon are seriously good people, our stacks are for a mere $20, but they’re limited, so if you want to join, get yours and celebrate all this glorious region has to offer.



Valley of the Moon Music Festival

3pm pre-concert lecture by Professor Nicholas Mathew, Music History, UC Berkeley


Beethoven -- Moonlight Sonata
Vanhal -- Oboe Quartet
Mozart -- G minor Viola Quintet

Reception featuring wines from 
Idell Family Vineyards

Marc Schachman, oboe

Tekla Cunningham, violin

Carla Moore, violin

Kati Kyme, viola

Toma Iliev, viola

William Skeen, cello
Tanya Tomkins, cello
Eric Zivian, fortepiano



Patricia Gilbert


Jay Williams


Denise Lew


Ken Nesmith


Wendy Brown


Darcy Buerkle

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Esther jacobs kahn


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