Sat, Aug 06|
Concert 1: Mozart @ Sokol Blosser
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!
Time & Location
Aug 06, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
Dayton, 5000 NE Sokol Blosser Ln, Dayton, OR 97114, USA
About the Event
The festival kicks off Saturday, August 7th with an opening performance 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 fast paced, quick 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 takes us to a darker corner of the human experience, but one we can all relate to. 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.
This 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).