Today's conversation at Bardessono with Dr. Melina Jampolis is titled Chocolate and Cabernet. The program features an overview of the power of food in both disease prevention and treatment and includes an in-depth discussion of the role of anti-oxidants, including those found in cabernet and chocolate, in achieving optimal health.
Orchestra Institute Napa Valley presents a free community concert at the Lincoln Theater, sponsored by the Napa Valley Community Foundation. Presenting popular classical orchestra works; Orchestra Institute Napa Valley also performs Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf.
Benjamin Penzner started playing viola at age 10, and currently studies with Andrew Picken at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. He has performed with the LA Junior Philharmonic, the Idyllwild Summer Music Camp Orchestra and the Pasadena Pops Orchestra. He has been heard as a soloist on radio station KPFK in Southern California.
Erika Baikoff was a national finalist in the 2012 Metrowest Opera Competition, 2012 Classical Singer Competition, and 2013 Young Artists Competition at the Mondavi Center. She was also awarded first place in the 2012 Heddy Killian competition and the 2013 Shirley Rabb Winston Scholarship in Voice. She is currently studying romance languages and music at Princeton University, where she is frequently featured in choral concerts, musicals, and both student-composed and published operas.
Today's conversation at Bardessono with Dr. Bruce Conklin, of the Gladstone Institutes, will be on the relationship between genetics and heart disease. Dr. Conklin is a Founding Director of both the Gladstone Stem Cell Core and the Gladstone Genomics Core Laboratory.
Described as "the Celine Dion of classical" by The Huffington Post, Marika Bournaki is at once a world class performer, brilliant pianist, vivacious young woman… and the freshest face on the classical music scene. Marika’s innovative approach to her art and performance is reflected in a number of multimedia projects intended to reach out to new audiences.
Back by popular demand after last year's sold out talk at Festival del Sole, Dr David B. Agus' conversation at Bardessono will examine whether we can live robustly until our last breath. Do we have to suffer from debilitating conditions and sickness? Is it possible to add more vibrant years to our lives?