2021 Summer Season

Tuesday, July 13

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

The Frost School of Music Faculty present a concert to kick off the Festival Live! events. Program to be announced.

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Wednesday, July 14

Festival Live! Chamber Series
Time: 11:00 AM
ConcertsFree
Festival Live! Chamber Series

The Festival’s professional and Blackburn Music Academy musicians join together for a lively series of admission-free chamber concerts. 

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Thursday, July 15

Festival Live! Chamber Series
Time: 11:00 AM
ConcertsFree
Festival Live! Chamber Series

The Festival’s professional and Blackburn Music Academy musicians join together for a lively series of admission-free chamber concerts. 

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Novack Concert for Kids: Nia Imani Franklin
Time: 1:00 PM
ConcertsFree
Novack Concert for Kids: Nia Imani Franklin

Nia Imani Franklin, composer, vocalist, and 2019 Miss America, performs songs ranging from opera to pop, her new single EarthSun, and other works in this free Concert for Kids. This performance is followed by a Q&A session with Franklin.

All attendees must be accompanied by a child.

 

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Founders Dinner at Silverado Resort
Time: 6:30 PM
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Founders Dinner at Silverado Resort

Tonight, on the beautiful grounds of Silverado Resort and Spa, Festival Napa Valley celebrates its champions – the benefactors and patrons whose enthusiasm, vision, and support launched Festival Napa Valley 16 years ago, as well as major supporters of the 2021 season.

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Friday, July 16

Festival Live! Chamber Series
Time: 11:00 AM
ConcertsFree
Festival Live! Chamber Series

The Festival’s professional and Blackburn Music Academy musicians join together for a lively series of admission-free chamber concerts. 

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Opening Night with Lisette Oropesa
Time: 6:30 PM
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Opening Night with Lisette Oropesa

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Festival Napa Valley kicks off with an unforgettable recital starring one of today’s most dazzling singers - soprano Lisette Oropesa - who performs in the picturesque outdoor stage at Charles Krug. The Cuban-American Oropesa is one of the most in-demand lyric coloraturas today, and has been celebrated for her "endless supply of golden-age trills," (Opera News) and a voice that is "brightly crystalline and arrestingly powerful." (New York Times). Tonight’s concert is dedicated to the late Ann Getty, whose generosity and kindness made an indelible mark on Festival Napa Valley.

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Patron Dinner at HALL Napa Valley
Time: 8:00 PM
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Patron Dinner at HALL Napa Valley

Driving down Highway 29, you might recognize a 35-foot-tall stainless steel bunny leaping up from a vineyard. The sculpture, “Bunny Foo Foo,” is one of many innovative works at HALL St. Helena, a gorgeous, art-filled estate that combines the best of the past and the future.

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Saturday, July 17

Vintner's Luncheon
Time: 11:30 AM
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Vintner's Luncheon

Today’s Vintner’s Luncheon will be hosted by one of Festival Napa Valley's premium partner wineries.

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Saturday at the Symphony
Time: 5:30 PM
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Saturday at the Symphony

Second performance at 8:30 pm

Program to be announced.

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Patron Dinner at Opus One
Time: 7:30 PM
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Patron Dinner at Opus One

More than four decades ago, at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Hawaii, winemaking legends Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild met for the very first time. There they began a groundbreaking collaboration with a singular vision: merge Old World and New World wine styles to create one grand Opus.

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Sunday, July 18

Vintner's Luncheon at Theorem Vineyards
Time: 11:30 AM
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Vintner's Luncheon at Theorem Vineyards

“In vino veritas.” That’s the philosophy at Theorem Vineyards, one of the most enchanting vineyard estates in all of Napa Valley. Nestled on the northern slope of Diamond Mountain in Calistoga, Theorem Vineyards houses one of the most significant collections of historical buildings in Napa Valley. 

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Arts for All Gala featuring Jennifer Hudson at Far Niente
Time: 5:00 PM
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Arts for All Gala featuring Jennifer Hudson at Far Niente

She is Jennifer Hudson. A global superstar with a voice as big as her heart. And she is bringing that formidable voice and her unbridled charisma to Festival Napa Valley for one of the most inspiring events of the year: the Arts for All Gala.

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Monday, July 19

Festival Live! Chamber Series
Time: 11:00 AM
ConcertsFree
Festival Live! Chamber Series

Program will include the world premiere of chamber works and songs by Nia Imani Franklin

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Donor Exclusive Lunch
Time: 11:30 AM
Invitation Only
Donor Exclusive Lunch

Allan and Mei Warburg began collecting contemporary sculptures in 2015, activating their 200-acre estate as a green space gallery. Today more than 40 large-scale sculptures dot the landscape, each piece playing with nature, space, and imagination. Guests at this invitation-only Donor Luncheon will be treated to a unique sonic tour of some of these most extraordinary works of art.

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Donor Exclusive: Jean-Yves Thibaudet at Darioush
Time: 6:30 PM
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Donor Exclusive: Jean-Yves Thibaudet at Darioush

Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi, passionate and longtime supporters of Festival Napa Valley, have a love of art, wine, and hospitality imbued by the rich traditions of their Persian culture. To them, these are vital components of a life well lived and generously shared. A couple whose passion for music is rivaled only by their prowess in making their outstanding Darioush wines, the Khaledis host an exclusive patron dinner and private concert at their magnificent Napa estate, which is inspired by the ancient capital city of Persepolis.

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Tuesday, July 20

Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Alexander Malofeev
Time: 11:00 AM
ConcertsFree
Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Alexander Malofeev

Pianist Alexander Malofeev was just 13 when he won the Gold Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Youth Competition in 2014. Dubbed “the latest phenomenon of the Russian piano school” (Corriere della Sera), Malofeev has since performed with the Russian National Orchestra and other leading orchestras and toured around the globe. The piano wunderkind makes his Festival Napa Valley debut in this admission-free concert at the CIA at Copia. 

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Vintner's Luncheon
Time: 12:00 PM
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Vintner's Luncheon

Today’s Vintner’s Luncheon will be hosted by one of Festival Napa Valley's premium partner wineries.

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The Four Seasons of Napa Valley
Time: 6:30 PM
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The Four Seasons of Napa Valley

GRAMMY-nominated cellist Matt Haimovitz and brilliant young violinist Chad Hoopes bring their talents to the outdoor stage at Charles Krug.

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Patron Dinner
Time: 8:00 PM
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Patron Dinner

Today’s Patron Dinner will be hosted by one of Festival Napa Valley's premium partner wineries.

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Wednesday, July 21

Novack Concert for Kids: At the Foot of Winter's Mountain, a musical tale with pianist Audrey Vardanega and shadow puppets
Time: 11:00 AM
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Novack Concert for Kids: At the Foot of Winter's Mountain, a musical tale with pianist Audrey Vardanega and shadow puppets

Pianist Audrey Vardanega takes the stage for this stop-animated puppet show and musical performance combining story, music, and natural sounds. Vardanega performs pieces from Tales of the Boatman, an exciting series created by multi-instrumentalist, storyteller, and shadow puppeteer Chris Rippey that tackles themes of myth, magic, music, and nature. 

All attendees must be accompanied by a child.

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Vintner's Luncheon
Time: 12:00 PM
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Vintner's Luncheon

Today’s Vintner’s Luncheon will be hosted by one of Festival Napa Valley's premium partner wineries.

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A Tribute to Tony Bennett
Time: 6:30 PM
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A Tribute to Tony Bennett

Festival Napa Valley presents a very special tribute to music icon Tony Bennett, the preeminent master of the Great American Songbook. With millions of records sold worldwide and platinum and gold albums to his credit, Bennett has received nineteen Grammy® Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented in 2001). No one in American popular music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence as Bennett. This concert features some of today’s leading singers performing a selection of Bennett’s most beloved songs, including his signature tune, “I Left My Heart In San Francisco.”

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Patron Dinner at B Cellars
Time: 8:00 PM
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Patron Dinner at B Cellars

Guests at today’s Patron Dinner will experience B Cellars’ superbly crafted wines, paired with a gourmet meal, served alfresco against the beautiful Napa Valley landscape.

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Patron Dinner at Frank Family Vineyards
Time: 8:00 PM
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Patron Dinner at Frank Family Vineyards

Rich and Leslie Frank have a philosophy: “We don’t have customers; we have guests. And the idea is that our guests have a great time.” Of course, an essential component of that enjoyment is the years they have spent crafting some of the most outstanding small-batch, single-vineyard wines in Napa. It’s also the welcoming, gracious sensibility guests will experience throughout this intimate evening on their Calistoga estate—one of Napa’s most iconic and unforgettable locations.

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Thursday, July 22

Bouchaine Young Artist: Audrey Vardanega
Time: 11:00 AM
ConcertsFree
Bouchaine Young Artist: Audrey Vardanega

Praised as a “musically eloquent” player (San Francisco Classical Voice) “with the kind of freedom, authority, and strength… that one expects from the world’s finest pianists” (The Piedmont Post), Audrey Vardanega has performed as a solo and collaborative pianist across Europe, China, and the United States. In this admission-free concert, Vardanega performs works for solo piano by Chopin and Mozart.

 

 

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Vintner's Luncheon
Time: 11:30 AM
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Vintner's Luncheon

Today’s Vintner’s Luncheon will be hosted by one of Festival Napa Valley's premium partner wineries.

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Puccini's {Gianni Schicchi}
Time: 6:30 PM
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Puccini's Gianni Schicchi

Star baritone Lucas Meachem returns to Festival Napa Valley to perform the title role in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, widely considered to be one of the funniest operas of all time. Maestro Kent Nagano makes his Festival debut and leads Meachem, a cast of singers from the Manetti Shrem Opera Program, and Festival Orchestra Napa in this comic farce featuring some of Puccini’s best music, including the famous aria "O mio babbino caro.” Jean-Romain Vesperini directs.

 

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Patron Dinner at Castello di Amorosa
Time: 8:00 PM
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Patron Dinner at Castello di Amorosa

You don’t have to travel to Europe to experience the grandeur of a great castle. Just take a seat at tonight’s Patron Dinner, hosted in the elegant confines of Castello di Amorosa, the Napa estate winery with a 121,000-square-foot, thirteenth-century-style Tuscan castle at its heart. Made from more than 8,000 tons of Napa-sourced stone, it is an incredible site to behold.  Sipping on fine wines and soaking in breathtaking views, guests will dine underneath the summer sky in Castello di Amorosa’s spectacular stone courtyard. Magical.

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Friday, July 23

Festival Live! Chamber Series
Time: 11:00 AM
ConcertsFree
Festival Live! Chamber Series

The Festival’s professional and Blackburn Music Academy musicians join together for a lively series of admission-free chamber concerts. 

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Vintner's Luncheon at The Walther Green Car Barn
Time: 11:30 AM
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Vintner's Luncheon at The Walther Green Car Barn

Anne and Roger Walther have spent a lifetime giving, and their enthusiasm and energy is paralleled only by their deep commitment to the Napa community. The Walther family invites Festival patrons to join them for a private peek at their turbo-charged collection of exotic and classic cars, followed by an afternoon of elegant food and beautiful music, set among the stunning beauty of St. Helena’s Sage Canyon vineyards.

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Dance Gala: Roberto Bolle and Friends
Time: 6:30 PM
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Dance Gala: Roberto Bolle and Friends

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Ballet superstar Roberto Bolle brings his celebrated show, Roberto Bolle and Friends, to Napa for the annual Dance Gala, an event that invariably ranks among the year’s Festival highlights. A principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre from 2009-2019, a principal dancer étoile at La Scala Theatre Ballet, and a guest artist with other top international companies, Bolle is one of Italy’s most beloved artists. Accompanied by a star-studded cast of dancers, he performs solos and ensemble numbers from both treasured classic and modern ballets.

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Patron Dinner at Raymond Vineyards
Time: 8:00 PM
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Patron Dinner at Raymond Vineyards

A dinner at Raymond Vineyards is no ordinary parade of plates. Owner Jean-Charles Boisset approaches wine, and how we enjoy it, at the sensory level. That includes sight, smell, texture, taste, and everything that surrounds you (he describes this so articulately in his recent book, Alchemy of the Senses).

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Saturday, July 24

Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Hanzhi Wang
Time: 11:00 AM
ConcertsFree
Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Hanzhi Wang

A young artist with huge talent, Hanzhi Wang brings fresh excitement and passion to the accordion. She broke ground as the first accordionist to win the prestigious Young Concert Artists audition in its 57-year history of discovering extraordinary musicians. Praised for her captivating stage presence, Wang brings her mastery to this unique concert, presented as part of the Bouchaine Young Artist Series.

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Vintner's Luncheon hosted by the Antinori Family and the Antica Foundation
Time: 11:30 AM
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Vintner's Luncheon hosted by the Antinori Family and the Antica Foundation

One of the world’s most prestigious wine dynasties, the Antinori family has been making wine for more than six centuries. Since they purchased 500 acres in Napa Valley in 1993, a little bit of Tuscany has been blossoming on the West Coast. And Tuscany is exactly what guests will indulge in during this afternoon of pranzo perfection.

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Opera Under the Stars
Time: 6:30 PM
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Opera Under the Stars

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Festival favorite Michael Fabiano, the celebrated tenor who The New York Times called “one of the most exciting, sought-after singers in the world”, returns to Napa to delight the audience in song with Festival Orchestra Napa, under the baton of eminent conductor James Conlon. Joining Fabiano are this year’s Manetti Shrem Prize winners, two emerging opera singers recognized for their extraordinary potential and talent.  

 

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Patron Dinner
Time: 8:00 PM
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Patron Dinner

Today’s Patron Dinner will be hosted by one of Festival Napa Valley's premium partner wineries.

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Sunday, July 25

Season Finale at Alpha Omega
Time: 11:30 AM
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Season Finale at Alpha Omega

What’s music to the ears? A season finale that simultaneously supports, energizes, and inspires the ethos of Festival Napa Valley. This closing private concert and bodacious barbecue at Robin and Michelle Baggetts’ beauty of a winery, Alpha Omega, promises just that.

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Sunday at the Symphony
Time: 5:30 PM
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Sunday at the Symphony

Program to be announced.

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