Events

Wednesday, July 18

Festival Live! Chamber Series
Time: 6:00 PM
ConcertsFree
Festival Live! Chamber Series

The festival’s professional and academy musicians join together for a lively series of 12 admission-free chamber concerts around Napa Valley. These concerts will take place in intimate public venues, as well as at senior centers, the California Veteran’s Home, and social service agencies in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga.

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Thursday, July 19

Festival Live! Chamber Series
Time: 6:00 PM
ConcertsFree
Festival Live! Chamber Series

The festival’s professional and academy musicians join together for a lively series of 12 admission-free chamber concerts around Napa Valley. These concerts will take place in intimate public venues, as well as at senior centers, the California Veteran’s Home, and social service agencies in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga.

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Sunday, July 22

Sunday at the Symphony: Tribute to First Responders
Time: 2:00 PM
ConcertsFree
Sunday at the Symphony: Tribute to First Responders

Versatile San Francisco soprano Lisa Delan, who premiered Gordon Getty’s Four Dickinson Songs at the 2008 festival, sings Joseph Canteloube’s lovely Chants d’Auvergne – a group of folk songs from the French region of Auvergne, accompanied by conductor Martin West and the Blackburn Music Academy Orchestra.  The program also features popular symphonic masterpieces deftly performed by the all-star Academy musicians.

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Tuesday, July 24

Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Sophia Bacelar, cello
Time: 11:00 AM
ConcertsFree
Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Sophia Bacelar, cello

The dynamic multinational cellist Sophia Bacelar, a Cuban-Chinese-American who studied at the Paris Conservatory, made her debut at the Berlin Philharmonie this season and has been booked for performances from New York to Geneva. She is one of the rising stars introduced to the festival audience through the Bouchaine Young Artists Series.

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Grand Cru Piano Series: Concertos at Castello di Amorosa
Time: 6:30 PM
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Grand Cru Piano Series: Concertos at Castello di Amorosa

This evening is manna for lovers of piano music – a concert in the beautiful courtyard of Castello di Amorosa showcasing the Gold Medalists from three of the world’s most prestigious piano competitions, each playing a concerto with the Blackburn Music Academy Orchestra under the baton of Martin West.

Passes range from $95-$150.

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Wednesday, July 25

Grand Cru Piano Series: Recital by Yekwon Sunwoo
Time: 6:00 PM
ConcertsFree
Grand Cru Piano Series: Recital by Yekwon Sunwoo

The Grand Cru Piano Series features the Gold Medalist of a major international piano competition, who takes the spotlight at this unprecedented event at Jarvis Conservatory. 

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Jazz @ the Castello with Arturo Sandoval
Time: 6:30 PM
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Jazz @ the Castello with Arturo Sandoval

Cuban-born jazz trumpeter and composer Arturo Sandoval, a 10-time Grammy Award-winner who plays with an unbeatable mix of fire, finesse, and feeling, wowed festival-goers a few years back. He returns this summer with his blazing sextet for an unforgettable evening of jazz at Castello di Amorosa.

Passes range from $95-$150.

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Grand Cru Piano Series: Recital by Rodolfo Leone
Time: 7:00 PM
ConcertsFree
Grand Cru Piano Series: Recital by Rodolfo Leone

The Grand Cru Piano Series features the Gold Medalist of a major international piano competition, who takes the spotlight at this unprecedented event at Jarvis Conservatory. 

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Grand Cru Piano Series: Recital by Zoltán Fejérvári
Time: 8:00 PM
ConcertsFree
Grand Cru Piano Series: Recital by Zoltán Fejérvári

The Grand Cru Piano Series features the Gold Medalist of a major international piano competition, who takes the spotlight at this unprecedented event at Jarvis Conservatory. 

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Thursday, July 26

Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Yoonah Kim, clarinet
Time: 11:00 AM
ConcertsFree
Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Yoonah Kim, clarinet

Napa audiences will have their first chance to hear the sterling young Korean-Canadian clarinetist Yoonah Kim, who made her debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall this year after becoming the first solo clarinetist in 30 years to win the prestigious Concert Artists Guild International Competition. A Juilliard graduate, she’s making a name for herself with orchestras and festivals around the U.S. and Canada.

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Joshua Bell's World Premiere Performance of {The Red Violin} in Concert
Time: 6:00 PM
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Joshua Bell's World Premiere Performance of The Red Violin in Concert

Arguably the world’s most famous violinist, Joshua Bell returns to Festival Napa Valley to perform the beautiful music he recorded for the Academy Award-winning 1998 film, The Red Violin. Audiences will enjoy a truly immersive experience: watching the gripping film on screen while, for the first time, Bell performs composer John Corigliano’s lush, Oscar-winning score in its entirety with orchestra.

Passes range from $69-$99.

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Friday, July 27

Festival Premieres: {Pied Piper Fantasy} featuring Maxim Rubtsov
Time: 11:00 AM
ConcertsFree
Festival Premieres: Pied Piper Fantasy featuring Maxim Rubtsov

American composer John Corigliano will be here when the formidable Russian flutist Maxim Rubtsov premieres a new arrangement of Corigliano’s Pied Piper Fantasy with members of the Russian National Orchestra. This beguiling 1993 concerto is based partly on Robert Browning’s classic tale, “The Pied Piper of Hamelin.” 

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Dance Gala: San Francisco Ballet
Time: 6:00 PM
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Dance Gala: San Francisco Ballet

One of the world’s great dance companies, the San Francisco Ballet, returns to Napa Valley for the annual Dance Gala, an event that invariably ranks among the festival highlights. America’s oldest professional ballet company, San Francisco Ballet created the first American productions of Swan Lake and Nutcracker, and over the decades has commissioned and premiered ballets by some of the world’s top choreographers, among them William Forsythe, Mark Morris and Christopher Wheeldon. Shaped by Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson since 1985, the company has become what The New York Times called “one of the world’s most important vehicles for new ballet choreography,” performing new and classic works with unerring finesse and passion. 

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Saturday, July 28

Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Russian Renaissance
Time: 11:00 AM
ConcertsFree
Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Russian Renaissance

The captivating ensemble Russian Renaissance, a Moscow-based quartet that won last year’s $100,000 grand prize at the University of Michigan’s M-Prize chamber music competition, performs traditional Russian folk music filtered through a modern sensibility, playing fiery and lyrical music on balalaika, contrabass balalaika, button accordion and the lute-like domra.

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Bernstein Centennial: Selections from {West Side Story}, featuring Michael Fabiano & Larisa Martínez
Time: 6:00 PM
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Bernstein Centennial: Selections from West Side Story, featuring Michael Fabiano & Larisa Martínez

The festival celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s centennial with music from one of the American master’s signature works: West Side Story, the 1957 musical that gave birth to such beautiful songs as “Maria,” “Tonight,” and “Somewhere.”

Passes range from $69-$99.

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Sunday, July 29

Sunday at the Symphony with Blackburn Music Academy Orchestra
Time: 3:00 PM
ConcertsFree
Sunday at the Symphony with Blackburn Music Academy Orchestra

Revel in the sweep and beauty of celebrated symphonic repertoire in a grand finale concert performed by the gifted young musicians of the Blackburn Music Academy Orchestra. 

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