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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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