SUMMER 2021 SEASON

Saturday, July 17  |  8:00PM

Saturday at the Symphony Jackson Family Wines Amphitheater at CIA at Copia

Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance

Program includes the West Coast premiere of Nia Imani Franklin's Chrysalis Extended and Emporium for solo piano and orchestra by Aldo López Gavilán, with the composer as soloist.

 

 

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Artists

Festival Orchestra Napa
Festival Orchestra Napa

Festival Orchestra Napa is an all-star ensemble that brings together principal players from major international orchestras and faculty from renowned colleges and conservatories, together with participants from the Festival's Blackburn Music Academy. Centered around a core of Frost School of Music faculty, the orchestra also includes hand-picked musicians from the San Francisco Symphony, MET Opera Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Houston Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, and Russian National Orchestra, among others.

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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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Chad Goodman
Chad Goodman

With a flair for inventive programming and a bold presence on stage and in the community, Chad Goodman is the recipient of Festival Napa Valley's 2021 Joel Revzen Conducting Fellowship. Goodman has also served as a Conducting Fellow of the New World Symphony, an Assistant Conductor for the San Francisco Symphony, and the Founder and Artistic Director of Elevate Ensemble.

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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