Festival Napa Valley Announces "Songs of Gratitude" Virtual Concert

September 21, 2020

Performances at Iconic Napa Valley Venues

Festival Napa Valley, California Wine Country’s flagship festival, announces “Songs of Gratitude,” a free virtual concert on December 5. 

Recorded at iconic Napa Valley venues, “Songs of Gratitude” will feature performances by pianist Audrey Vardanega; the Friction String Quartet; award-winning mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor with American tenor Nicholas Phan; a traditional Mexican roots ensemble from Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy; Jookin dancer and ambassador Ron “Prime Tyme” Myles; 12-year-old cellist prodigy Starla Breshears; jazz singer Lucinda Belle; and a virtual vocal ensemble featuring Napa County high school students.

“The arts have the power to convey our most powerful emotions, and our hopes and dreams for the future,” said Richard Walker, President & CEO of Festival Napa Valley. “We’ve curated Songs of Gratitude to be rich, intriguing, entertaining, thought-provoking, surprising, and joyful. This concert is envisioned as a way to connect us all, and to give thanks to our community and to those working hard behind the scenes during this extraordinary time.”

The Festival has been at the forefront of producing online content and at-home experiences throughout 2020. Its most recent virtual concert, “One Night, Many Voices,” was viewed through international streaming partnerships by over 1 million households in more than 50 countries around the globe.

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