Tuesday, July 20  |  6:30PM

The Four Seasons of Napa Valley at Charles Krug

Doors open at 5:30 pm

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

Haimovitz has been hailed as a “ferociously talented cellist” (New York Times) and a “remarkable virtuoso” (The New Yorker) and has established himself as one of classical music’s most adventurous artists. He performs the world premiere of a work for solo cello by gifted composer Nia Imani Franklin, and other compositions created for Haimovitz as part of his much-lauded Primavera project.

Hoopes made his auspicious Festival Napa Valley debut in 2009, at age 14. Now an international soloist, Hoopes returns to perform Vivaldi’s ever-vivid Four Seasons with Festival Orchestra Napa. The musicians will be accompanied by some very special guests: the four Napa County high school students who won the Festival’s Four Seasons of Napa Valley poetry competition. The students will read their original sonnets, written expressly for this concert, bringing Vivaldi’s musical story to life.

Read more about the poetry contest.

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Performers

Matt Haimovitz
Matt Haimovitz

Matt Haimovitz is acclaimed for his artistry and as a musical visionary – pushing the boundaries of classical music performance, championing new music and initiating groundbreaking collaborations, all while mentoring an award-winning studio of young cellists at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music in Montreal.

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Chad Hoopes
Chad Hoopes

Acclaimed by critics worldwide  for his “jaw-dropping virtuosity” and magnificent tone, American violinist Chad Hoopes remains  one  of  the most consistent and versatile violinists of his generation. The Washington Post has praised his wide-ranging repertoire and projects as „assured and vivid [… with a] gift for dramatic pacing and a distinctive, convincing sense of poetry [...] [A] sense of lyricism, gripping dramatic flow and intellectual depth…”

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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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Venue

Charles Krug

Napa Valley’s oldest winery, Charles Krug has been owned and operated by the Peter Mondavi, Sr. family for four generations.  The winery’s award winning newly restored Redwood Cellar Tasting Room and Hospitality Center is a warm, inviting space blending heritage with contemporary design. The National Historical Landmark, originally built in 1872, features reclaimed clear heart redwood from the family’s original wine tanks, stone and open beam construction, windows on the working Family Reserve cellar, and a large welcoming bar and lounge.
Charles Krug