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2022

Christina Maxwell
November 6, 2022
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Christina Maxwell

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Join New York City-based singer and actress Christina Maxwell for an intimate afternoon of music and wine at Tiburon’s newest gathering place.

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Christina Maxwell: Taste of Cabernet Winemakers Dinner with Women in the Arts
November 5, 2022
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Christina Maxwell: Taste of Cabernet Winemakers Dinner with Women in the Arts

Join Broadway singer, actress, and Festival Napa Valley favorite Christina Maxwell in conversation as she shares her story and performs several of her favorite songs at the 2022 Taste of Cabernet Winemakers Dinner at the Cabernet Classic.

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Women in the Arts Dinner
November 5, 2022
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Women in the Arts Dinner

Join Broadway singer, actress, and Festival Napa Valley favorite Christina Maxwell in conversation as she shares her story and performs several of her favorite songs following a four-course gourmet dinner paired with a specially curated selection of wines from Far Niente at the 2022 Taste of Cabernet Winemakers Dinner at the Cabernet Classic.

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Los Cenzontles at Napa's Día de los Muertos
November 4, 2022
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Los Cenzontles at Napa's Día de los Muertos

ADMISSION FREE & FAMILY FRIENDLY// ENTRADA GRATIS Y PARA TODA LA FAMILIA
Join us in celebrating Día de los Muertos with an exciting concert featuring Los Cenzontles at CIA at Copia.

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Raimat Arts Festival
October 15, 2022
Raimat Arts Festival

Created in partnership with Festival Napa Valley, the Raimat Arts Festival brings together world-class music, local, regional, and international gastronomy, sustainable wine, and creative conservation in Raimat-Lleida, Spain.

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The Lee Trio
October 9, 2022
The Lee Trio

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Since its celebrated Wigmore Hall debut in 2002, the Lee Trio continues to move audiences around the globe. The Trio is the recipient of numerous international prizes and grants through which they regularly premier works by renowned living composers and perform outreach to areas where the arts have little exposure.

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{Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song} ~ Film Screening
August 30, 2022
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Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song ~ Film Screening

In partnership with the Cameo Cinema, Festival Napa Valley presents Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song.  This feature-length documentary,  directed by Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller, explores the life of singer-songrwiter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, Hallelujah

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AloneTogether: Young People's Chorus of New York City
August 24, 2022
AloneTogether: Young People's Chorus of New York City

Young People's Chorus of New York City presents a unique, mixed-media, interactive exhibit at The CIA Copia.


Open to the public July 8 through September 30, 2022.

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Season Finale with Festival Orchestra Napa
July 24, 2022
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Season Finale with Festival Orchestra Napa

Festival Napa Valley closes its 16th Season with a concert featuring two beloved masterworks: Copland’s quintessentially American ballet score Rodeo and Rimsky-Korsakov’s evocative orchestral suite Scheherazade, sharing the bill with Blue Fire by the late great American composer Daniel Brewbaker.  Michelle Di Russo leads Festival Orchestra Napa.

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Season Finale Brunch at Alpha Omega
July 24, 2022
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Season Finale Brunch at Alpha Omega

Alpha Omega’s annual barbeque brunch has become a favorite tradition at Festival Napa Valley. Robin and Michelle Baggett, consummate hosts, embody a warm and heartfelt approach to appreciating the finer things in life. They effortlessly make visitors to their modern-ranch style Rutherford estate feel like family. 

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Patron Dinner at Frank Family Vineyards
July 23, 2022
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Patron Dinner at Frank Family Vineyards

Frank Family Vineyards’ wines are the stuff of legend. From traditional method sparkling to the small-batch wines of its Reserve Collection, they showcase the diversity and nobility of the estate’s storied vineyards. But Frank Family Vineyards isn’t just about making great wine, it’s also about providing spectacular experiences.

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Voice and the Violin with Joshua Bell and Larisa Martínez
July 23, 2022
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Voice and the Violin with Joshua Bell and Larisa Martínez

Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell and internationally acclaimed soprano Larisa Martínez perform a program of beloved opera arias and orchestral classics specially arranged by them for voice, violin, and orchestra.

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Vintner's Luncheon at Raymond Vineyards
July 23, 2022
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Vintner's Luncheon at Raymond Vineyards

At once elegant and on the cutting edge, Neiman Marcus has long been the go-to destination for a stylish ready-to-wear wardrobe. And Raymond Vineyards, inspired by the vision of its gracious and whimsical proprietor, Jean-Charles Boisset, has long been the go-to destination for exceptional wines. The two come together for this haute fashion show and afternoon luncheon.

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Vintner's Luncheon at Wheeler Farms
July 23, 2022
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Vintner's Luncheon at Wheeler Farms

Located just south of St. Helena the historic Wheeler Farms is on the pulse of viticulture and back-to-basics agriculture. Today’s luncheon celebrates both those ideals, with a multicourse, farm sourced lunch created by Wheeler Farms executive chef Tom Harder.  Lunch is paired with Wheeler Farms’ renowned small production wines.

 

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Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Jordan Bak
July 23, 2022
ConcertsFree
Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Jordan Bak

Award-winning Jamaican-American violist Jordan Bak was recently hailed a "star in the making ...and a young artist to watch for” (Seattle Post Intelligencer). He makes his Festival Napa Valley debut in this Bouchaine Young Artist concert at CIA Copia. 

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Patron Dinner at Castello di Amorosa
July 22, 2022
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Patron Dinner at Castello di Amorosa

Tonight’s Patron Dinner takes place underneath a crescent moon, within the elegant parapets of Castello di Amorosa, the Napa estate winery with a 121,000-square-foot, 13th-century-style Tuscan castle at its heart. 

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Manetti Shrem Opera: Gaetano Donizetti's {L'elisir d'amore}
July 22, 2022
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Manetti Shrem Opera: Gaetano Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore

The exhilarating soprano Andriana Chuchman returns to Festival Napa Valley to headline L’elisir d’amore, Donizetti’s 1832 comic masterpiece, with an outstanding cast that also includes tenor Mario Chang as the lovestruck peasant Nemorino, soprano Mikayla Sager as Adina’s friend Giannetta, with singers from the Festival’s Manetti Shrem Summer Conservatory. Directed by Jean-Romain Vesperini with Gemma New conducting.

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Vintner's Luncheon Auberge du Soleil
July 22, 2022
Vintner's Luncheon Auberge du Soleil

Set high above the valley floor and nestled among a 33-acre olive grove, Auberge du Soleil - one of a timeless collection of exceptional properties by Auberge Resorts - is truly a singular destination.

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Festival Live! at CIA Copia
July 22, 2022
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Festival Live! at CIA Copia

Frost School at Festival Napa Valley is a multiyear partnership with the University of Miami, featuring Frost School of Music faculty and students playing a lead role in the Festival’s university-level educational, chamber music, and orchestral music programming.

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Patron Dinner at Beringer Vineyards
July 21, 2022
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Patron Dinner at Beringer Vineyards

Napa Valley is full of stunning wineries and vineyards, one more beautiful than the next. Yet Beringer Vineyards is easily one of the most storied and important in the history of California Wine Country.

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A Night at the Ballet: From Tchaikovsky to the Rolling Stones
July 21, 2022
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A Night at the Ballet: From Tchaikovsky to the Rolling Stones

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Dance icons Melanie Hamrick, Joanna DeFelice, and Christine Shevchenko bring their exhilarating production, A Night at the Ballet, to Napa for the annual Dance Gala, featuring principal dancers from New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and more.

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Vintner's Luncheon at Tamber Bey Vineyards
July 21, 2022
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Vintner's Luncheon at Tamber Bey Vineyards

Tamber Bey proprietors Barry and Jennifer Waitte invite guests to their 22-acre Sundance Ranch in Calistoga for an afternoon of Napa Valley beauty and award-winning bespoke wines.

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Vintner's Luncheon at St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery
July 21, 2022
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Vintner's Luncheon at St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery

Nowhere is this more true than at St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery, a place where environmental stewardship and exceptional wines go hand in hand. At this delicious farm-to-table luncheon served under the arbor, guests will be treated to an exquisite food and wine pairing backed by a beautiful view of the vineyards.

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Novack Concert for Kids: Tabea Debus, recorder
July 21, 2022
ConcertsFree
Novack Concert for Kids: Tabea Debus, recorder

Open to families with children. Adults must be accompanied by a child to attend.

Called “one of the most exciting young musicians in the early music world” by Classic FM, Tabea Debus is constantly exploring musical horizons, challenging perceptions of the recorder. The award-winning artist has performed widely across Europe, Asia, and the United States, and released several recordings.

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Patron Dinner at Trinchero Family Estates
July 20, 2022
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Patron Dinner at Trinchero Family Estates

In 1948 Mario Trinchero and his family made their way west to build a better life. They purchased an abandoned Prohibition-era winery in St. Helena, refurbished it, and scraped by as a mom-and-pop operation. Seven decades later, Trinchero Family Estates is one of the largest family-owned wine companies in the United States.

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Tchaikovsky in America
July 20, 2022
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Tchaikovsky in America

Festival Napa Valley commemorates composer Tchaikovsky’s first and only visit to America to inaugurate Carnegie Hall in 1891. Constantine Orbelian, recently named Music Director of New York City Opera, conducts Festival Orchestra Napa in Tchaikovsky’s dazzling Violin Concerto, with soloist Tessa Lark, and the famous Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Dmitry Masleev.  

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Vintner's Luncheon at Cardinale
July 20, 2022
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Vintner's Luncheon at Cardinale

Today Pomellato is partnering with Cardinale–a winery that, since 1982, has captured the elegance, power, and beauty of Cabernet from some of the most sought-after plots in the Napa Valley. Winemaker Chris Carpenter made a name for himself as the guru of blending, intuitively and patiently letting each lot mature in barrel for two years before deciding on the final blend, allowing the unique complexity that only vintage variation can create. 

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Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Tabea Debus
July 20, 2022
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Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Tabea Debus

Called “one of the most exciting young musicians in the early music world” by Classic FM, Tabea Debus is constantly exploring musical horizons, challenging perceptions of the recorder. She brings her commitment to virtuosity, musicality, and innovation to this Bouchaine Young Artist concert, featuring multiple instruments from the recorder family.

 

 

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Patron Dinner at Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley
July 19, 2022
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Patron Dinner at Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley

Surrounded by hundreds of acres of vineyards, picturesque forests, and majestic mountains, the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley is one of Wine Country’s most glamorous new properties. Napa Valley’s first resort set within a working winery, its rustic yet elegant accommodations include 85 private villas, all with fireplaces and terraces.

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Ansel Adams: America and Brubeck Brothers Quartet
July 19, 2022
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Ansel Adams: America and Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Olivia Decker Power of Music Series

Maestra Michelle Di Russo leads Festival Orchestra Napa in Dave and Chris Brubeck's exhilarating ode to the famed American landscape photographer and environmentalist.  Incorporating over 100 Ansel Adams photographs, this multimedia program concludes with a performance by the dynamic Brubeck Brothers Quartet.

 

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Vintner's Luncheon at Artesa Estate Vineyards & Winery
July 19, 2022
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Vintner's Luncheon at Artesa Estate Vineyards & Winery

Enjoy a luxurious afternoon hosted by Artesa Estate Vineyards and Winery. Festival luncheons provide an intimate opportunity to experience some of Napa Valley’s premier wineries. Prepare to be dazzled by the finest hospitality as you sip wines perfectly paired with lunch among the vines! 

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Vintner's Luncheon at Bardessono
July 19, 2022
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Vintner's Luncheon at Bardessono

Nestled in the heart of Yountville, Bardessono takes a mindful approach to living the good life. A LEED Platinum Certified hotel, at Bardessono you can live luxuriously and sustainably at the same time. 

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Festival Live! at CIA Copia
July 19, 2022
ConcertsFree
Festival Live! at CIA Copia

Frost School at Festival Napa Valley is a multiyear partnership with the University of Miami, featuring Frost School of Music faculty and students playing a lead role in the Festival’s university-level educational, chamber music, and orchestral music programming.

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Donor Exclusive at Mont La Salle and Hess Persson Estates
July 18, 2022
Invitation Only
Donor Exclusive at Mont La Salle and Hess Persson Estates

Festival Napa Valley presents a very special evening of music, poetry, food, and wine. This donor exclusive event kicks off at the beautiful mission style Mont La Salle Chapel. Featuring Grammy-nominated violinist Tessa Lark, soprano Alexandra Armantrading and distinguished guest artists, the performances continue at a celebratory dinner at the neighboring Hess Persson Estates, hosted by proprietors and fifth-generation Hess family members Sabrina and Timothy Persson.

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Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Amaryn Olmeda
July 18, 2022
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Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Amaryn Olmeda

Northern California native and San Francisco Conservatory of Music student Amaryn Olmeda began playing the violin at four years old and made her performance debut at the age of six. She has since been wowing audiences across the United States and Europe with her bold and expressive performances.

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Arts for All Gala with Trisha Yearwood at Nickel & Nickel
July 17, 2022
Arts for All Gala
Arts for All Gala with Trisha Yearwood at Nickel & Nickel

Making the arts accessible to everyone is one of Festival Napa Valley’s central tenets—and the purpose of tonight’s gala. Wine Country’s premier arts charity event, the Arts for All Gala is one of the most meaningful nights of the Festival. With more than $15 million raised to date, it is also among the nation’s biggest fundraisers for arts education.

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Vintner's Luncheon at Spring Mountain Vineyard
July 17, 2022
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Vintner's Luncheon at Spring Mountain Vineyard

Enjoy a luxurious afternoon hosted by Spring Mountain Vineyards. Festival luncheons provide an intimate opportunity to experience some of Napa Valley’s premier wineries. Prepare to be dazzled by the finest hospitality as you sip wines perfectly paired with lunch among the vines! 

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Vintner's Luncheon at Far Niente
July 17, 2022
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Vintner's Luncheon at Far Niente

It’s hard not to get lost in the beauty of Far Niente, one of Napa Valley’s oldest and most treasured wineries. Stepping onto the grounds of this estate, anchored by its circa 1885 stone winery, is akin to stepping into California winemaking history.

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Vintner's Luncheon at Harbison Estate
July 17, 2022
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Vintner's Luncheon at Harbison Estate

Joe and Pat Harbison's reputation produces the ultimate cult wine available only for purchase at charity auctions, benefitting worthy causes like Make-a-Wish Foundation and Festival Napa Valley’s Arts for All program. They bring their big hearts and gorgeous wines to today’s Vintner’s Luncheon. A gourmet meal will be paired with winemaker Jim Barbour’s muscled yet nuanced Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Bouchaine Sound of Music Concert: Dmitry Masleev
July 17, 2022
Bouchaine Sound of Music Concert: Dmitry Masleev

“Super-soloist” is the way France Musique introduced pianist Dmitry Masleev when he made his debut with the Orchestre National de France, playing Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, the work that helped launch his international career when he won the 2015 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition. 

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Patron Dinner at Quintessa
July 16, 2022
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Patron Dinner at Quintessa

Following the performance, mix and mingle with the artists and local wine industry stars at this exclusive patron dinner hosted by Quintessa. Festival dinners are the ultimate celebration of the art of life, pairing delectable cuisine with the finest wines in unique settings across Napa Valley. An experience like no other, created just for patrons of Festival Napa Valley.

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Young People's Chorus of NYC
July 16, 2022
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Young People's Chorus of NYC

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The Young People’s Chorus of New York City, led by Francisco J. Núñez, returns to Festival Napa Valley. The evening includes the world premiere of Polaris by Nia Imani Franklin along with Gordon Getty’s Young America. Renowned baritone Lester Lynch reunites with the chorus for a selection of hymns and spirituals. Also performing are the winners of this year’s Manetti Shrem Opera Prize: soprano Mikayla Sager and tenor Mario Chang.

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Taste of Napa at The Meritage Resort & Spa
July 16, 2022
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Taste of Napa at The Meritage Resort & Spa

Savor a day of exceptional food, wine, and music at Taste of Napa, the annual celebration of the bounties and splendor of Napa Valley. This year's festivities again take place on the central piazza of the stunning Meritage Resort and Spa.  Nestled among acres of sun-soaked vineyards, Meritage Resort and Spa's relaxed elegance captures Napa Valley's warm hospitality at its finest.

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Festival Live! at CIA Copia
July 16, 2022
ConcertsFree
Festival Live! at CIA Copia

The Festival’s 2022 Manetti Shrem Summer Conservatory Fellows join together for a special program celebrating the vocal arts. These young professional singers are taking part in an intensive 3-week program of performance and study with some of today’s foremost vocal teachers and coaches. Come hear the voices of the stars of tomorrow!

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Patron Dinner at HALL St. Helena
July 15, 2022
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Patron Dinner at HALL St. Helena

For Kathryn Hall, art and architecture have long been as much a part of her life as the vineyards that surrounded her growing up in Mendocino wine country. When she and her husband Craig purchased the circa 1885 Bergfeld Winery in St. Helena in 2003, their mission became to create a place as beautiful as the wines that came from it.

 

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Opening Night with Festival Orchestra Napa
July 15, 2022
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Opening Night with Festival Orchestra Napa

The 16th Season of Festival Napa Valley opens with Carlo Ponti conducting Leonard Bernstein’s Candide Overture performed by Festival Orchestra Napa. Sophia Bacelar performs movements from Daniel Brewbaker’s cello concerto La Serenissima.  The evening concludes with Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World."

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Festival Live! at CIA Copia
July 15, 2022
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Festival Live! at CIA Copia

The Festival’s 2022 Manetti Shrem Summer Conservatory Fellows join together for a special program celebrating the vocal arts. These young professional singers are taking part in an intensive 3-week program of performance and study with some of today’s foremost vocal teachers and coaches. Come hear the voices of the stars of tomorrow!

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Founders Dinner: Residence of Claire and Steven Stull
July 14, 2022
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Founders Dinner: Residence of Claire and Steven Stull

Claire and Steven Stull welcome guests to their home high above the Stags Leap District for the annual Founders Dinner. This evening is a tribute to the benefactors and patrons whose vision, encouragement and support launched Festival Napa Valley 17 years ago, and to the major supporters of the 2022 season.

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Novack Concert for Kids: Young People's Chorus of NYC
July 14, 2022
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Novack Concert for Kids: Young People's Chorus of NYC

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Open to families with children. Adults must be accompanied by a child to attend.

Founded in 1988 by visionary conductor, composer, and educator Francisco J. Núñez, the Young People’s Chorus of New York City is recognized worldwide for its award-winning performances and spectacular artistry. Praised by The New York Times for its “affecting vocal beauty and impressive skill,” the ensemble performs a special program selected for the children and families of the Napa Valley.

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Festival Live! at CIA Copia
July 13, 2022
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Festival Live! at CIA Copia

Frost School at Festival Napa Valley is a multiyear partnership with the University of Miami, featuring Frost School of Music faculty and students playing a lead role in the Festival’s university-level educational, chamber music, and orchestral music programming.

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Festival Live! at CIA Copia
July 12, 2022
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Festival Live! at CIA Copia

Frost School at Festival Napa Valley is a multiyear partnership with the University of Miami, featuring Frost School of Music faculty and students playing a lead role in the Festival’s university-level educational, chamber music, and orchestral music programming.

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Festival Live! at CIA Copia
July 11, 2022
ConcertsFree
Festival Live! at CIA Copia

Frost School at Festival Napa Valley is a multiyear partnership with the University of Miami, featuring Frost School of Music faculty and students playing a lead role in the Festival’s university-level educational, chamber music, and orchestral music programming.

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Festival Live! at CIA Copia
July 10, 2022
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Festival Live! at CIA Copia

Frost School at Festival Napa Valley is a multiyear partnership with the University of Miami, featuring Frost School of Music faculty and students playing a lead role in the Festival’s university-level educational, chamber music, and orchestral music programming.

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Festival Live! at CIA Copia
July 9, 2022
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Festival Live! at CIA Copia

Frost School at Festival Napa Valley is a multiyear partnership with the University of Miami, featuring Frost School of Music faculty and students playing a lead role in the Festival’s university-level educational, chamber music, and orchestral music programming.

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Nia Imani Franklin
May 15, 2022
Nia Imani Franklin

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Composer, performer and 2019 Miss America titleholder Nia Imani Franklin performs a concert for voice and piano featuring songs from her debut EP, Extended.

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Women in the Arts Inaugural Dinner
May 14, 2022
Women in the Arts Inaugural Dinner

Join composer, performer, and 2019 Miss America titleholder Nia Imani Franklin in an intimate event at The Meritage Resort and Spa celebrating Women in the Arts and supporting college scholarships for young women in Napa County.

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Rodolfo Leone
April 10, 2022
Rodolfo Leone

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The brilliant Italian pianist Rodolfo Leone, who captivated Festival Napa Valley audiences in 2018, returns to the Bay Area for an exclusive solo recital showcasing his exceptional artistry and emotional depth.

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Ryan Silverman
March 27, 2022
Ryan Silverman
Olivia Decker Power of Music Series

Broadway star Ryan Silverman performs a special evening of Broadway and American Songbook classics, Home Again.  Inspired by fond memories of growing up singing beloved songs with his family around the piano at home, Home Again brings Silverman’s renowned talent to audiences in an intimate setting, including a reception with wines from Castellucci Napa Valley.

 

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Musicals Go to the Movies
March 26, 2022
Musicals Go to the Movies

Festival Napa Valley joins with Napa Valley College (NVC) Performing Arts Department of Music to co-present Musicals Go To the Movies, a musical theater revue starring acclaimed Broadway performer Ryan Silverman in a special performance alongside Napa Valley College music students.

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Napa Lighted Art Festival
March 5, 2022
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Napa Lighted Art Festival

Festival Napa Valley adds a musical element to the 2022 Napa Lighted Art Festival exhibition of Hybycozo’s Lightforms at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Napa on the evening of Saturday, March 5 with a live, one-hour sound bath percussion performance at 7pm by Ward Spangler.

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{Goodbye, Mr. Chips} Opera Film New York Premiere
March 2, 2022
Goodbye, Mr. Chips Opera Film New York Premiere

With a stellar cast of opera greats including baritone Lester Lynch, soprano Marnie Breckenridge, tenor Nathan Granner, and bass-baritone Kevin Short this innovative re-imagining of opera-on-film, as directed by Brian Staufenbiel and conducted by Nicole Paiement, is presented in partnership with New York City Opera.
Illustration: © A+E=Balbusso Twins

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