July 19

What to Expect Day 5

The popular Bouchaine Young Artist Series at Jarvis Conservatory begins with rising star Alexi Kenney. The festivities continue when festival favorite Sarah Chang performs Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires at Lincoln Theater. The day concludes with an elegant Patron Dinner hosted by Pamala and Ted Deikel at their Round Hill Estate.

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Bouchaine Young Artists Concert: Alexi Kenney
11:00 AM
Prize-winning violinist Alexi Kenney, a Palo Alto native studying on scholarship at the New England Conservatory, returns to Festival Napa Valley after performing here in 2010. He wowed audiences and critics this past season at Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall, and in performances in Santa Fe and Cleveland. The New York Times praised his "beautifully phrased and delicate playing," while ClevelandClassical.com wrote of his "powerful musical magnetism." Kenney is poised to release his first CD (on CAG Records), featuring works by Schumann, Westhoff and others that he showcased at his Carnegie recital debut.

Free admission; however, tickets are required.

Concert underwritten by Bouchaine Vineyards, Tatiana and Gerret Copeland, Proprietors

All passes to this performance have been reserved. However, a limited number of standby seats will be available at the door on the day of the concert on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see our calendar for the full event listings.
Vintner's Luncheon at St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery
12:30 PM
The pedigree of St. Supéry as one of the top wineries in Napa is unquestioned. With over 1500 acres of estate vineyards, charming grounds, culinary garden and French-inspired parq, the winery has a cachet that is hard to match.

At this delicious farm-to-table luncheon served under the arbor, guests will be treated to sumptuous food, beautiful vineyard views and the golden tones of the classical duo, Steel & Ivory. Lunch will be paired with a selection from St. Supéry’s trove of exceptional estate grown, bottled and produced vintages. Prior, all are invited to take an exclusive, brief tour of the art collection, under the expert guidance of CEO Emma Swain. Perfection.
Aldo López-Gavilán at Jarvis Conservatory
Private concert for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley
1:00 PM
One of Cuba's top jazz pianists, Aldo López-Gavilán, who has been hailed by the London Times as a "formidable virtuoso," performs. A bilingual Q&A; session with the artist follows.

Presented as part of the festival's Arts for All initiative
Sarah Chang in Concert at Lincoln Theater
Piazzolla Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
6:00 PM

Superstar violinist and festival favorite Sarah Chang joins Festival Orchestra NAPA for a thrilling concert that includes The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by the late, great Argentinean "new tango" composer Astor Piazzolla. Chang performs the piece – a marvelous fusion of tango and classical music – in an arrangement for solo violin and strings that quotes Vivaldi's timeless Four Seasons.

"Her gifts are at a level so removed from the rest of us that all we can do is feel the appropriate awe and then wonder on the mysteries of nature," The New York Times wrote about Chang, who made her New York Philharmonic debut at the age of 8 and over the last 25 years has performed with the world's greatest orchestras and conductors.

Festival Orchestra NAPA’s appearance is made possible through a generous gift from Tatiana and Gerret Copeland, proprietors of Bouchaine Vineyards
Full Moon Party at Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer
7:30 PM
Celebrity chef Charlie Palmer's Harvest Inn toasts the timeless allure of a full moon, with a fiery After Party that looks to the night sky for inspiration.

A spellbinding performance, fine wines from Whitehall Lane, and delectable hors d'oeuvres from Harvest Table Executive Chef Levi Mezick make this one of the hottest after parties of the season. Allegro Pass holders will mingle, drink and dance on the Harvest Patio, facing undulating acres of vineyards shimmering beneath the moonlight.  When fire dancer FireFleye performs, weaving magic with fire and light, the evening's otherworldly storybook atmosphere will be complete, making this a very enchanting evening indeed.
Patron Dinner at Round Hill Estate
Hosted by Pamala and Ted Deikel
7:30 PM
Designed from the ground up and modeled, says California Home and Design, after “the world's best resort properties,” the home of Pamala and Ted Deikel is the setting for an evening designed for the ultimate connoisseur.

Their wine country masterpiece, situated on 21 acres overlooking the Napa Valley, is host to tonight’s dinner that brings together the iconic wines of three leading ladies of Napa Valley: Naoko Dalla Valle, Robin Lail and Delia Viader. Chef Tony Spleen of Dry Creek Farm serves up the perfect accompaniments to these award-winning wines with his fresh seasonal cuisine.

This night promises to deliver the essential elements for a memorable festival evening: a space that glides effortlessly from indoor to outdoor living, hospitality that can’t be matched, and stunning panoramic views.