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2016 pianoSonoma Gala Fundraising Concert

 6:00PM | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 | YAMAHA ARTIST SALON | 689 FIFTH AVENUE, Third Floor, NYC

Please join us for a magical evening of music, wine and hors d’oeuvres. We are thrilled to launch our Annual Campaign to support the festival and our 2017 Artists in Residence at the Yamaha Artist Salon.

The concert will feature 2016 Artists in Residence Peter Dugan, Kara Dugan and Mika Sasaki; as well as new Artists from our 2017 roster.

Music will include Granados Goyescas, Rachmaninoff Moment musicaux, Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10, Debussy “La danse de Puck,” a Haydn Sonata, and songs by Schubert and Rodgers & Hart.

California wines to be featured include Blue Farm, Michael David and Oceans Churning. Thank you to our wine donors: Wendi Kirby-Alexander, the Marks family and Raj Iyer.


2016 Remote Lesson Masterclass with Mirian Conti

pianoSonoma is thrilled to offer another  Remote Lesson™ masterclass, following last year’s success. Using Yamaha’s Remote Lesson™  technology and the piano company’s world-renowned Disklavier™  CFX concert grand, musicians will work on stage at The Green Music Center’s Schroeder Hall with master teacher Mirian Conti in New York City. Pianists working with Ms. Conti will represent a vibrant cross-section of up-and-coming talent, from pianoSonoma participants to local high-school musicians. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Wednesday, August 3 at 1:15pm in Schroeder Hall at The Green Music Center of Sonoma State University.

More about Yamaha’s innovative technology as outlined by the global music powerhouse on the company’s website:

Remote Lesson™ technology, developed by Yamaha, makes it possible to connect two, three, or even four Disklavier pianos via the Internet. When a teacher, performer, or student plays a Disklavier using this technology, each remote Disklavier produces EXACTLY the same key and pedal movements in real time. Remote Lesson enables long distance lessons, performances, and masterclasses to take place as if the pianists are all in the same room. Remote Lesson is currently available to select performers and educators.

Disklavier™ is an advanced acoustic player piano developed by Yamaha. The instrument incorporates a digital control system that records and reproduces performances with high precision by moving the keys and pedals in exact accord with input digital information. By uploading music content to the Internet via Yamaha’s DisklavierRadio, digital information on the performance can be streamed and reproduced automatically for listeners’ enjoyment.

pianoSonoma Artistic Directors, Yamaha artists Michael and Jessica Shinn, are grateful for the opportunity to work with Yamaha and The Green Music Center to bring this truly extraordinary experience to the Sonoma area.


Ron and Mike for pianoSonoma

2017 Public Masterclasses

Join pianoSonoma for an exclusive opportunity to see what our festival is all about! All masterclasses are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, July 26 and Wednesday, August 2 at 1:15pm, Schroeder Hall | Father/son team Ronald and Michael Shinn lead their annual public masterclasses, featuring Artists in Residence and participants of The pianoSonoma Music Festival.

Click here to learn more about Schroeder Hall, including driving directions. For more information about this event and other pianoSonoma programs, email info@pianosonoma.org.


Emi and Peter 2015

2017 Vino and Vibrato

Please join us for an evening of wine tasting while mingling with our Artists in Residence, followed by a concert, on Tuesdays and Thursdays during our festival. Wine tasting begins at 5:30pm on the patio and is followed promptly by a performance at 6pm in the hall. See below for specific concert programs.

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning in April at The GMC website.

All concerts listed below are in Schroeder Hall, The Green Music Center, Sonoma State University. Tickets are $15/concert; $12/concert for 2 or more.

Tuesday, July 25 at 5:30pm, Schroeder Hall 

Thursday, July 26 at 5:30pm, Schroeder Hall 

 Tuesday, August 1 at 5:30pm, Schroeder Hall

 Thursday, August 3 at 5:30pm, Schroeder Hall 

Wine tastings are sponsored by Ms. Peggy Furth. Piano provided by Yamaha Artist Services.


Jessica and Michael Shinn

2017 Public Performances

Join pianoSonoma’s Artists in Residence and Artistic Directors at The Green Music Center for a spectacular summer of stunning classical music with preeminent Juilliard performers from New York’s cultural scene.

 

Vino & Vibrato Series | Tuesday, July 25 at 5:30pm, Schroeder HallWine tasting at pianoSonoma

Wine tasting, 5:30PM. Performance, 6:00PM.

Join Us: $15/guest; $12/guest for two or more Vino & Vibrato evenings

 

 

Masterclass | Wednesday, July 26 at 1:15pm, Schroeder HallRon and Mike for pianoSonoma

Father/son team Ronald and Michael Shinn lead their annual public masterclass, featuring Artists in Residence and participants of The pianoSonoma Music Festival.

Join Us: Free and open to the public.

 

 

Vino & Vibrato Series | Thursday, July 27 at 5:30pm, Schroeder Hall Emi for pianoSonoma

Wine tasting, 5:30PM. Performance, 6:00PM.

Join Us: $15/guest; $12/guest for two or more Vino & Vibrato evenings

 

 

Vino & Vibrato Series | Tuesday, August 1 at 5:30pm, Schroeder HallJessica and Gail for pianoSonoma

Wine tasting, 5:30PM. Performance, 6:00PM.

Join Us: $15/guest; $12/guest for two or more Vino & Vibrato evenings

 

 

Masterclass | Wednesday, August 2 at 1:15pm, Schroeder HallRon and Mike for pianoSonoma

By popular demand, father/son team Ronald and Michael Shinn present a second masterclass, featuring Artists in Residence and participants of The pianoSonoma Music Festival.

Join Us: Free and open to the public.

 

 

 

Vino & Vibrato Series | Thursday, August 3 at 5:30pm, Schroeder Hall

Kara and Peter for pianoSonoma

Wine tasting, 5:30PM. Performance, 6:00PM.

Join Us: $15/guest; $12/guest for two or more Vino & Vibrato evenings

 

 

 

Wine tastings are sponsored by Ms. Peggy Furth. Piano provided by Yamaha Artist Services.

 

 


Emi and Peter 2015

2015 pianoSonoma Gala Fundraising Concert

6:00PM | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5 | YAMAHA ARTIST SALON | 689 FIFTH AVENUE, NYC

Thank you for joining us for what proved to be a magical evening of music, wine and hors d’oeuvres. We were thrilled to launch our Annual Campaign to support the festival and our 2016 Artists in Residence at the newly-renovated Yamaha Artist Salon. A special thanks to Peggy Furth and WineRacer Wines for their wine donation.

The program included excerpts from: Rachmaninoff Suite for Two Pianos, Beethoven Sonata for Piano and Cello in D Major, songs by de Falla and GinasteraRavel Violin Sonata, Bolling Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano, Tchaikovsky “Valse Sentimentale,” Kreisler “Schoen Rosmarin,” and more.

Artists in Residence in Rehearsal 2014

Artists in Residence in Rehearsal 2014

Artists in Residence in Rehearsal 2014


Peter and Emi 2015

Peter and Emi 2015

Peter and Emi 2015


2015 Yamaha Remote Lesson™ Masterclass with Anne-Marie McDermott

pianoSonoma is thrilled to offer another  Remote Lesson™ masterclass, following last year’s success. Using Yamaha’s Remote Lesson™  technology and the piano company’s world-renowned Disklavier™  CFX concert grand, musicians will work on stage at The Green Music Center’s Schroeder Hall with a master teacher Anne-Marie McDermott in Denver. Pianists working with Ms. McDermott will represent a vibrant cross-section of up-and-coming talent, from pianoSonoma’s Artists in Residence and participants to local high-school musicians. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Wednesday, August 8 at 3:00pm in Schroeder Hall at The Green Music Center of Sonoma State University.

More about Yamaha’s innovative technology as outlined by the global music powerhouse on the company’s website:

Remote Lesson™ technology, developed by Yamaha, makes it possible to connect two, three, or even four Disklavier pianos via the Internet. When a teacher, performer, or student plays a Disklavier using this technology, each remote Disklavier produces EXACTLY the same key and pedal movements in real time. Remote Lesson enables long distance lessons, performances, and masterclasses to take place as if the pianists are all in the same room. Remote Lesson is currently available to select performers and educators.

Disklavier™ is an advanced acoustic player piano developed by Yamaha. The instrument incorporates a digital control system that records and reproduces performances with high precision by moving the keys and pedals in exact accord with input digital information. By uploading music content to the Internet via Yamaha’s DisklavierRadio, digital information on the performance can be streamed and reproduced automatically for listeners’ enjoyment.

pianoSonoma Artistic Directors, Yamaha artists Michael and Jessica Shinn, are grateful for the opportunity to work with Yamaha and The Green Music Center to bring this truly extraordinary experience to the Sonoma area.


pianoSonoma Masterclasses

2015 Public Masterclasses

Join pianoSonoma for a unique opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at our festival! All masterclasses are free and open to the public.

 Wednesday, July 29 and Wednesday, August 5 at 1:15 pm | Schroeder HallJoin father/son team Ronald and Michael Shinn for a public masterclass in Schroeder Hall, featuring participants of The pianoSonoma Music Festival.

RemoteLesson Masterclass | Saturday, August 8 at 3:00pm | Schroeder Hall: pianoSonoma is excited to partner with Yamaha again for a unique experience using Remote Lesson™  technology and the piano company’s world-renowned Disklavier™  CFX concert grand. We welcome Anne-Marie McDermott, who will be located in Denver, as our masterclass technician.

 

Click here to learn more about Schroeder Hall, including driving directions. For more information about this event and other pianoSonoma programs, email info@pianosonoma.org.