WVCMF: Mozart @ Sokol Blosser
$85 ($225 season pass)
Reena Esmail — Zeher
Leonora Duarte — Selected works
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — String Quintet No. 6 in E-flat major, K. 614
What could be more beautiful than enjoying a concert and a chef created picnic overlooking Sokol Blosser's rolling hillside vineyards? Join us for our season opener featuring Beethoven and some new favorites, paired with delicious Picnic Packs prepared by Sokol Blosser's own in-house chef!
The 8th annual Festival festival kicks off with opening performances in Sokol Blosser’s beautiful tasting room, located in Dayton, OR. With gorgeous views of the vineyards on either side, the program begins with the West Coast premiere of Kevin Day's String Quartet No. 5, an exploration of two very different sides of this brilliant young composer, beginning with his introspective, meditative side, and moving into the rapid fire, gregarious side that reflects his upbringing as the son of a hip hop producer father and gospel singer mother. Reena Esmail’s evocative Zeher, follows. This short, intense string quartet is a timely exploration of illness and healing, expressed through Esmail's compelling and unique voice. The second half of the program begins with gorgeous music for viol consorts by rare baroque woman composer Leonora Duarte, and concludes with Mozart’s sublime String Quintet No. 6 in E-flat major. This, the last major work of chamber music Mozart wrote, illustrates the genius at the height of his powers, turning a favorite genre (the "viola quintet") into a sort of miniature opera.
Ticket includes concert admission and limited three selection wine tasting. Picnic packs, as well as wine by the glass or bottle are available for separate purchase.
Join us before the concert for a delicious picnic crafted from local ingredients, straight from the Sokol Blosser kitchen, all to enjoy on the lawn! Wine Country Picnic, $32 per person – a handmade sandwich (ham, turkey, or vegetarian), seasonal salad, housemade pickles, curated selection of cheeses, with accompaniments, fresh fruits, Sokol Blosser spiced hazelnuts, & a sweet treat. (wine not included).
Season passes available for $225. More information: https://www.wvchambermusic.org/event-details/2022-season-subscription-pass