This year's first Bouchaine Young Artist Series concert features the exciting young bassist Xavier Foley, First Prize winner of the 17th Annual Sphinx Competition Senior Division, as well as the International Society of Bassist Competition's junior division (2009) and senior division (2011).
Since its inception, B Cellars has explored innovative and interactive ways to pair food and wine. And this summer they open their new winery and hospitality lounge, complete with a state of the art demonstration kitchen. Festival del Sole attendees will be among the very first to glimpse these exciting new additions when B Cellars hosts its first ever Vintner’s Luncheon.
Festival del Sole returns to wine country’s spectacular Weill Hall at Green Music Center. Acclaimed violinist Pinchas Zukerman performs the Bruch Violin Concerto, one of the most popular violin concertos. Tenor James Valenti, celebrated by the New York Times for his “robust, ardent singing,” rounds out the program with favorite Italian and French opera arias. Alondra de la Parra conducts.
Keller Estate produces some of the most elegant wines in the Sonoma Coast, reflecting the family's desire to make their estate a true work of art. With a reception complete with Mariachi band, this year’s dinner—focusing on Pinot Noir and Sonoma farm-to-table ingredients from local artisan producers—will reflect the Keller family’s proud Mexican heritage.