SUMMER 2021 SEASON

Thursday, July 15  |  1:00PM

Novack Concert for Kids: Nia Imani Franklin with Aldo López-Gavilán Jackson Family Wines Amphitheater at CIA at Copia

Doors open at 12:30 pm

Nia Imani Franklin, composer, vocalist, and 2019 Miss America titleholder, is joined by pianist Aldo López-Gavilán for some of her original songs and compositions. The program will also include select original pieces composed by Napa County students who participated in Ms. Franklin’s “Compose Her” music composition workshop presented by the Festival this spring.  Performance is followed by a Q&A session.

Novack Concerts for Kids are designed for families and children. Adults may only attend if they are accompanied by a child. For more information or group reservations, please contact our box office.

 

 

Artists

Nia Imani Franklin
Nia Imani Franklin

As stated by Lindsay Bierman, former chancellor of The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Nia Imani Franklin is "a remarkable young woman who embodies the power of the arts to enrich and transform lives." Franklin was a recipient of the Kenan Fellowship at Lincoln Center Education, as well as Miss New York 2018 and Miss America 2019. She currently works as a composer and artistic leader, empowering women in music through her organization "Compose Her."

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Aldo López-Gavilán
Aldo López-Gavilán

Aldo López-Gavilán is a brilliant Cuban classical pianist and a renowned master of improvisation. Beginning his career as an acclaimed child prodigy (in composition as well as performance), he has performed around the world, won numerous awards, and recorded six albums.

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Venue

The Culinary Institute of America at Copia

Situated next to the Oxbow Public Market in downtown Napa, this newly expanded venue offers an array of food and wine experiences for visitors to the burgeoning Oxbow district.

 
The Culinary Institute of America at Copia