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. Today's performances:
Founded in 1972, Rutherford Hill Winery is a pioneer in the development of California Merlot. The grape growers who founded Rutherford Hill carefully studied the geography of the region and capitalized on climate and soil conditions that resembled those of Pomerol, the small but distinctive Merlot-growing region of Bordeaux. What a promising discovery that was - one that was borne plenty of fruit - specifically, the lush, purple-black grapes that have contributed so much to Rutherford Hill’s success. Today, Merlot remains the flagship wine of the company with 75 percent of Rutherford Hill’s production dedicated to this varietal, one of the leading Merlots of Napa Valley.
Napa Valley Opera House
Part of the Napa community for more than 130 years, the Napa Valley Opera House has evolved as its community has changed, transitioning in 2016 with a new First Floor tenant—the world famous jazz and supper club, Blue Note Napa. The Second Floor of the Napa Valley Opera House, is the beautifully restored JaM Cellars Ballroom at the Margrit Mondavi Theatre which hosts an array of concerts, community events, and private functions.
The Culinary Institute of America at Copia
Situated next to the Oxbow Public Market on First Street in downtown Napa, this newly expanded California venue offers an array of food and wine experiences for visitors to the burgeoning Oxbow district.
St. Helena Performing Arts Center
This brand new performance venue, designed by Hibser Yamauchi Architects, includes a 350-seat theater, a drama classroom that doubles for the "Green Room" for all performances, a band room, scene shop, restrooms, box office and lobby/gathering space. The facility includes state-of-the-art lighting, sound and acoustical systems. The design of the exterior of the building pays careful attention to the existing historic character of Vintage Hall, an adjacent building on the campus.