Special Programs

Take a Bow

With generous underwriting support from some of the festival’s major benefactors, special artistic programs add further to the diversity and breadth of the programming each summer. These programs make possible the presentation of some of the world’s greatest talents in dance and vocal arts, while also providing a professional showcase for the stars of tomorrow.

Bouchaine Young Artist Series  

A lively free concert series featuring performances by the next generation of great musicians. Sponsored by Bouchaine Vineyards, this series provides performance opportunities for promising young artists. Festival Napa Valley awards a generous monetary scholarship, underwritten by Tatiana and Gerret Copeland, to each participating artist.

Dede Wilsey Dance Series  

Festival Napa Valley introduces audiences to the beauty, artistry and joy of dance through this innovative series. Thanks to generous support from Dede Wilsey, the festival brings some of the world’s finest classical and contemporary dancers and dance companies to the Napa Valley, often for the first time.

Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Vocal Arts Series

Established with generous support from Festival Napa Valley benefactors and longtime opera lovers Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem, this program champions the vocal arts by presenting a series of international stars in concert halls and intimate settings throughout the Napa Valley.