Chamber music festival at Hanna
Saturday July 18th 2015 -
Over the course of three weekends this summer at the Hanna Boys Center, the Valley of the Moon Music Festival will host some of the world’s experts and up-and-comers in historic performance practice as they produce classical and romantic chamber music on period instruments, or authentic reproductions of the instruments, from the time the music was written.
Mozart, Beethoven, C.P.E. Bach, Haydn, and Brahms never heard their music played on a modern concert grand piano or on instruments with nylon and metal strings. The sound was more natural, delicate, and almost impossible to achieve on modern instruments. Using period instruments allows the audience to hear pieces from the 18th and 19th centuries in a way that is much closer to what the original artist intended. The Valley of the Moon Music Festival will be the first ever music festival in the U.S. entirely devoted to Classical and Romantic chamber music being played on period instruments.
The festival is six concerts beginning on Saturday, July 18 and continuing until Sunday, Aug. 2, and spanning the works of C.P.E. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and more. This inaugural festival was founded by renowned artists Tanya Tomkins and Eric Zivian who have immersed themselves in Classical and Romantic music on period instruments over the last 10 years by recording, preforming, and even teaching several pieces from a historic perspective.
General admission is $40, and $20 for ages under 30, except for the Young Artists Free Apprenticeship Chamber Concert on Friday, July 31. For tickets and information go to www.valleyofthemoonmusicfestival.org.