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Willamette Valley Chamber Music Festival Virtual Concert
August 22, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm$30 – $45
We are excited to once again welcome the Willamette Valley Chamber Music Festival to our Tasting Room for a virtual concert on August 22 from 5:30-7:00pm.
Join us at this online event for Beethoven’s final quartet; the funky and powerful voice of Daniel Bernard Roumain, and lost gem by Isabela Leonarda.
For those who have attended this festival you know that wines are carefully chosen to accompany the concert. This year’s trio includes one bottle of each of the following wines:
2017 Bluebird Cuvée Sparkling
2018 Pinot Blanc/Pinot Gris
2018 Hyland Vineyard Pinot Noir
Founder Leo Eguchi has this to say about this year’s wine selections:
“Isabella Leonarda was a composer of fierce talent, nearly erased from the repertoire… Rosa Parks (the subject of Daniel Bernard Roumain’s String Quartet #5), had made up her mind not to move. It seems only fitting to bring this program to the winery that Susan Sokol Blosser built.
This collection of music (like the women mentioned above) is bold, yes… but also so much more. Leonarda’s Sonata #12 exudes freedom and exotic freshness, while Daniel Bernard Roumain’s Hip Hop Etudes and Studies are a perfect combination of fun and thoughtful… which all fit so well with the energy and spirit of Sokol Blosser’s 2017 Bluebird Sparkling wine. Then there is Roumain’s Parks – an expression of courage and humanity through textures and color. I found this to be reflected in the assertive but multilayered citrus and mineral characters of their 2018 Pinot Blanc/Pinot Gris blend. Lastly, Beethoven’s final quartet Op.135, expresses the beauty, despair and hope of an artist wrestling with fate. The layers of the Sokol Blosser 2018 Hyland Vineyard Pinot Noir’s bright red fruits playing against the darker earth flavors, felt like they had the appropriate depth to stand up to these profound questions.”