Past Events

2023

{The Nutcracker}
December 17, 2023
The Nutcracker

2pm Performance
Celebrate the season with Napa Regional Dance Company’s 22nd annual performance of The Nutcracker. Bring the whole family this holiday season to experience Clara’s whimsical journey to the Land of Sweets. Relive the magic of dancing dolls, mischievous mice, a brave Nutcracker, sword fights, snowflakes, exquisite fairies, and an enormous Christmas tree in this classic holiday favorite. Each performance will be accompanied by a live symphony orchestra conducted by Steven Thompson.

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{The Nutcracker}
December 16, 2023
The Nutcracker

6pm Performance
Celebrate the season with Napa Regional Dance Company’s 22nd annual performance of The Nutcracker. Bring the whole family this holiday season to experience Clara’s whimsical journey to the Land of Sweets. Relive the magic of dancing dolls, mischievous mice, a brave Nutcracker, sword fights, snowflakes, exquisite fairies, and an enormous Christmas tree in this classic holiday favorite. Each performance will be accompanied by a live symphony orchestra conducted by Steven Thompson.

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{The Nutcracker}
December 16, 2023
The Nutcracker

12:30pm Performance
Celebrate the season with Napa Regional Dance Company’s 22nd annual performance of The Nutcracker. Bring the whole family this holiday season to experience Clara’s whimsical journey to the Land of Sweets. Relive the magic of dancing dolls, mischievous mice, a brave Nutcracker, sword fights, snowflakes, exquisite fairies, and an enormous Christmas tree in this classic holiday favorite. Each performance will be accompanied by a live symphony orchestra conducted by Steven Thompson.

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{The Nutcracker}
December 15, 2023
The Nutcracker

6pm Performance
Celebrate the season with Napa Regional Dance Company’s 22nd annual performance of The Nutcracker. Bring the whole family this holiday season to experience Clara’s whimsical journey to the Land of Sweets. Relive the magic of dancing dolls, mischievous mice, a brave Nutcracker, sword fights, snowflakes, exquisite fairies, and an enormous Christmas tree in this classic holiday favorite. Each performance will be accompanied by a live symphony orchestra conducted by Steven Thompson.

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{Maestro}
December 13, 2023
Maestro

December 8 - 14, 2024 — click here for tickets and screening times
Co-presented with Cameo Cinema
Maestro is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. A love letter to life and art, Maestro at its core is an emotionally epic portrayal of family and love.

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Opus One Premieres with Festival Napa Valley
November 8, 2023
Opus One Premieres with Festival Napa Valley
sold out

Sol One is a site-specific composition by Yang Bao that imagines humans as an interplanetary species exploring the profound connections we share with nature, our planet, and our own existence. The live performance merges piano and orchestra with an immersive sound installation, transforming Opus One Winery into a monumental soundscape.

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Novack Concerts for Kids
November 3, 2023
ConcertsFree
Novack Concerts for Kids

Open to school groups only. Please contact Festival Napa Valley’s Education Department to attend. Admission-free.
Violinist and singer Leah Zeger and guitarist Ira Gonzalez delight Napa Valley audiences performing jazz and bossa-nova as a husband-wife duo, Leah and I. Both highly regarded musicians, Zeger has performed as a soloist and on tour with artists such as Miley Cyrus, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Post Modern Jukebox, Lennox, and Hans Zimmer, and is a member of the prestigious Vitamin String Quartet. Gonzalez leads ensembles for Katy Perry, Robin Thicke, The Coasters, Diana Ross and most recently David Foster.

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Bridget Kibbey
October 8, 2023
Bridget Kibbey

OLIVIA DECKER POWER OF MUSIC SERIES
Extraordinary harpist Bridget Kibbey illuminates the expressive range and power of this ancient instrument in a program set inside Neiman Marcus' chic event space, Penthouse On Five, at their San Francisco Union Square store. Through her own adaptations of JS Bach, Claude Debussy, and Isaac Albeniz — and paired with newly commissioned works by a set of international composers — Kibbey shares a preview of her newest work, Crossing the Ocean, her debut album with Pentatone Records to be released October 13th.

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Christina Maxwell & Friends at Peak
September 7, 2023
Christina Maxwell & Friends at Peak
sold out

OLIVIA DECKER POWER OF MUSIC SERIES
Join us in New York City on the 101st Floor of 30 Hudson Yards for a special evening of music and Napa Valley wines in support of mental health awareness and resources. Festival Napa Valley favorite Christina Maxwell sings Broadway hits and jazz standards (with a few surprises), with guests including Pasquale Esposito, Anthony McGill, Rieko Tsuchida, and musicians from the MET Opera Orchestra, high above the rooftops of Manhattan in one of the city’s most exciting and most exclusive performance spaces.

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How I See Music Art Installation
August 31, 2023
Free
How I See Music Art Installation

Through August 31, 2023  |  11am - 5pm Daily
How I See Music is a program of music-driven listening and painting workshops for Napa County K–12 students and seniors. During the month of August, visit CIA at Copia to view the How I See Music art installation, showcasing art produced by workshop participants from The Meadows, Rianda House, Northwood Elementary, Bel Aire Elementary, West Park Elementary, and Willows Elementary set to a recording of New World Symphony.

 

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Wrap Party at Tre Posti
July 23, 2023
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Wrap Party at Tre Posti

Festival Napa Valley celebrates the close of another spectacular season with a Wrap Party at Tre Posti. Guests are invited to share memories from the best days of summer and mingle with friends new and old — all while sipping fine wines and enjoying small bites from renowned Chef Nash Cognetti. A perfect ending to an unforgettable festival season.

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Season Finale Concert
July 23, 2023
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Season Finale Concert

Festival Orchestra Napa draws the season to an exuberant close with two musical masterpieces: Stravinsky’s spirited Petrushka and Rachmaninoff’s immortal Symphonic Dances, the composer’s last major work. Kyle Dickson, 2023 recipient of the Joel Revzen Conducting Fellowship, leads Festival Orchestra Napa.

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Season Finale Brunch at Alpha Omega
July 23, 2023
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Season Finale Brunch at Alpha Omega

Celebrate the last day of the Festival’s Summer Season at Alpha Omega Winery’s annual barbeque brunch, a beloved tradition—and always an unforgettable gathering. Robin and Michelle Baggett welcome guests with their warm and heartfelt approach to appreciating the finer things in life. Their effortless hospitality ensures that visitors to their modern ranch-style Rutherford estate feel like family. Guests will enjoy a relaxed afternoon of food, wine, and music. Robin will man the grill and expertly roast a whole hog for a  meal which is as delectable as it is festive — all paired with Alpha Omega’s phenomenal wines.

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Patron Dinner at Quintessa
July 22, 2023
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Patron Dinner at Quintessa

Nestled into the scenic Rutherford hillside, Quintessa is an architectural marvel, a graceful marriage of form and function. Every structure on the estate exudes a simple elegance and sensitivity to the environment, making it one of the most stunning wineries in the Napa Valley. Valeria and Agustin Huneeus welcome guests with their renowned generosity and a spectacular meal, thoughtfully paired with Quintessa's world-famous, handcrafted wines. Guests will dine under the stars, surrounded by picturesque vineyards. As the night progresses, a lively Latin dance band will take the stage, playing salsa, merengue, samba, and more. Guests will be invited to kick up their heels on the dance floor—a spirited end to a magical midsummer evening.

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Manetti Shrem Opera
July 22, 2023
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Manetti Shrem Opera

Gaetano Donizetti's Don Pasquale
The luminous Spanish soprano Serena Sáenz makes her U.S. debut as Norina in Donizetti’s classic comedy, Don Pasquale. The stellar cast includes tenor Thomas Cilluffo as Ernesto, tenor Alexey Lavrov as Dr. Malatesta, and baritone Lucas Meachem as Don Pasquale. Noah Lindquist leads Festival Orchestra Napa in this enduring tale of love and deception. Jean-Romain Vesperini directs.

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Vintner's Luncheon & Neiman Marcus Fashion Show at Frank Family Vineyards Miller House
July 22, 2023
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Vintner's Luncheon & Neiman Marcus Fashion Show at Frank Family Vineyards Miller House

Leslie and Rich Frank invite guests for an afternoon of food, wine and fashion at Miller House, a new state-of-the-art hospitality space overlooking the picturesque vineyards and mountains at Frank Family Vineyards. Designed by the renowned American architect Howard Backen and named in honor of the boundless contributions of Leslie Frank (née Miller) to the Frank Family Vineyards legacy, the space is both practical and elegant, featuring sustainably reclaimed wood, high ceilings, and natural earth tones that blend seamlessly with the surrounding landscape.

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Bouchaine Young Artist Series
July 22, 2023
ConcertsFree
Bouchaine Young Artist Series

BRESHEARS STRING QUARTET
The prodigious siblings have played music together since they were toddlers. Now, ranging from age 10 to 16, Dustin (violin), Starla (cello), Valery (violin), and Colin (viola) have performed as soloists and in ensembles from Argentina to Mexico to the UK (as well as on NBC’s Little Big Shots) and garnered gold medals at chamber music and solo competitions. The Quartet perform a special concert for the Festival’s Bouchaine Young Artist series.

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Patron Dinner at Trinchero Napa Valley
July 21, 2023
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Patron Dinner at Trinchero Napa Valley

In 1948, Mario Trinchero and his family embarked on a journey west in search of a better life. They purchased an abandoned Prohibition-era winery in St. Helena and renovated it, starting a small-scale operation. Fast forward seven decades and Trinchero Family Estates has become one of the biggest family-owned wine companies in the country, boasting an impressive portfolio of over fifty wine and spirits brands from around the world. The Trinchero family has always been at the forefront of innovation in the industry, shaping the way Americans drink wine and consistently committing to sustainable farming practices. 

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Dance Gala: Reunited in Dance
July 21, 2023
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Dance Gala: Reunited in Dance
sold out

A star-studded ensemble of dancers impacted by the war in Ukraine come together to perform new works and beloved classics at Festival Napa Valley’s annual Dance Gala. Led by Xander Parish, a former principal dancer at the Mariinsky Ballet, the evening features dancers who were previously part of Russia’s most elite dance companies, including the Bolshoi Ballet and Stanislavsky Ballet. Reunited in Dance is a testament to the resilience of dancers and the enduring power of ballet.

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Vintner's Luncheon at The Walther Green Car Barn
July 21, 2023
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Vintner's Luncheon at The Walther Green Car Barn

Anne and Roger Walther have spent a lifetime giving, and their enthusiasm and energy is paralleled only by their deep commitment to the Napa community. Their passion for excellence and innovation is a driving force in their lives — and guests will get a taste of that passion at today’s Vintners Luncheon at the Walther Green Car Barn.

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Festival Live! Concert Series
July 21, 2023
ConcertsFree
Festival Live! Concert Series

Join us for a lively admission-free chamber concert featuring Frost School at Festival Napa Valley Blackburn Music Academy students and faculty.

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Patron Dinner at Beringer Vineyards
July 20, 2023
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Patron Dinner at Beringer Vineyards

In a region defined by stunning vineyards and innovative wineries, Beringer stands out as one of the most storied and significant makers in the history of California Wine Country. Guests at tonight’s dinner will be immersed in Beringer’s beautiful surroundings — and, of course, treated to the bounty of the winery. A visit to Beringer is an experience of visual wonder, from the lovingly preserved Rhine House, with its Victorian stone façade, soaring turrets, and lush gardens to wine caves that were hand-dug into the Spring Mountain hillside more than a century ago. The winery is as visionary as it is historic, and its commitment to sustainable practices — adopted long before sustainability became fashionable — make it a forward-thinking leader in the industry.

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Jazz @ Charles Krug
July 20, 2023
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Jazz @ Charles Krug

Legendary jazz and R&B singer Patti Austin returns to Festival Napa Valley joining the Frost School of Music All-Stars to light up the stage performing favorite works by two legendary American composers, Henry Mancini and George Gershwin.

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Lester Lynch & Kevin Korth in Recital
July 20, 2023
ConcertsFree
Lester Lynch & Kevin Korth in Recital

Acclaimed baritone Lester Lynch joins pianist Kevin Korth for a recital featuring a diverse range of musical styles and genres, all showcasing his versatility and artistry. Lynch performs beloved songs by Gabriel Fauré, Modest Mussorgsky, and Aaron Copeland, favorites from the Broadway hit, Kiss Me, Kate, and folk songs by renowned composer Gordon Getty. 

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Vintner's Luncheon at Cliff Lede Vineyards
July 20, 2023
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Vintner's Luncheon at Cliff Lede Vineyards

The best modern wineries don’t just focus on producing great wine, they also embrace the subtle, atmospheric influences that go into making it — nature, music, art, the perceptions of all five senses. With that in mind, owner Cliff Lede has created one of the most exciting, forward-thinking boutique wineries in Napa, one that is as much about creativity as it is about creating wines that embody the essence of the land.

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Vintner's Luncheon at Trefethen Family Vineyards
July 20, 2023
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Vintner's Luncheon at Trefethen Family Vineyards

"One Family, One Estate, One Passion." These six words have long been the credo at Trefethen, one of Napa Valley’s pioneering wineries. Hailey and Loren are the third generation of Trefethens to steward the family’s rich legacy — their grandparents Catherine and Eugene laid the foundation, and their parents John and Janet built upon it to create the thriving enterprise it is today. Today Hailey and Loren are leading Trefethen with vision, passion, and creativity, continuing the family tradition of crafting distinguished estate grown wines that express the unique spirit of the land, vines, and people.

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Vintner's Luncheon at John Anthony Vineyards' Church Vineyard
July 20, 2023
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Vintner's Luncheon at John Anthony Vineyards' Church Vineyard

A majestic church sits among the vines, amidst the rolling hills of Carneros. Built in Pennsylvania in 1886, it was reconstructed in Napa in the early aughts, and later purchased and renovated by vintner John Anthony Truchard in 2018. Boasting original stained-glass windows, 41-foot ceilings, and a bell tower, it is one of Napa’s iconic landmarks.

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Novack Concert for Kids
July 20, 2023
ConcertsFree
Novack Concert for Kids

HARPER & COLE RANDOLPH
Open to families with children. Adults must be accompanied by a child to attend.
The Randolph twins take the stage for an inspiring concert as part of Festival Napa Valley’s Novack Concert for Kids program.

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Patron Dinner at Stanly Ranch
July 19, 2023
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Patron Dinner at Stanly Ranch

Stanly Ranch is a destination unto itself. Set on over 700 acres of rolling vineyards and farmland in the famed Carneros appellation, the new resort has undergone a transformation from a working ranch with a 100-year Napa Valley history to a luxury destination deeply ingrained in the region's culture. Part of the Auberge Resorts Collection, Stanly Ranch is distinguished for its impeccable hospitality, attention to detail, and an atmosphere of relaxed elegance. The beautifully tended grounds are the setting for tonight’s dinner, which features a gourmet meal prepared with ingredients grown on the resort’s 712-acre ranch, paired with expertly curated wines.

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Opera Scenes with Manetti Shrem Summer Conservatory Vocalists
July 19, 2023
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Opera Scenes with Manetti Shrem Summer Conservatory Vocalists

Participants from the Manetti Shrem Summer Vocal Conservatory join musicians from Festival Orchestra Napa at the Jackson Family Wines Amphitheater for a selection of scenes from favorite operas as well as undiscovered treasures.

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Vintner's Luncheon at Duckhorn Vineyards
July 19, 2023
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Vintner's Luncheon at Duckhorn Vineyards

For more than half a century, St. Helena’s Duckhorn Vineyards has produced some of Napa Valley’s most prized wines – including America’s first and foremost Merlot. Over the years the endeavor that Dan and Margaret Duckhorn started with just 10 acres has grown into an abundant vineyard with gracious gardens and the Duckhorn Vineyards Estate House. That’s the setting for this delicious luncheon, where guests will be treated to a farm-to-table meal paired with Duckhorn’s award-winning wines.

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Vintner's Luncheon at B Cellars
July 19, 2023
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Vintner's Luncheon at B Cellars

B Cellars has long been celebrated for its commitment to exceptional food and wine experiences. This legacy can be traced back to the fateful day in 2002 when co-founders Jim Borsack and Duffy Keys met at a Fourth of July barbecue, where they bonded over their shared love of Cabernet Sauvignon and their dream of crafting complex, perfectly balanced, artisanal wines. With the help of acclaimed winemaker Kirk Venge, once hailed by Food & Wine magazine as "One of the Top 20 New Winemakers in the World," they turned that dream into reality. Dining alfresco amid the stunning backdrop of the Napa Valley, guests at today’s luncheon will experience the artistry and craftsmanship that make B Cellars a true standout in the region. 

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Bouchaine Young Artist Series
July 19, 2023
ConcertsFree
Bouchaine Young Artist Series

HARPER & COLE RANDOLPH
Twins Harper and Cole Randolph share exceptional musical talent. They picked up instruments during kindergarten, and their paths diverged only slightly: cellist Cole studied math, music performance, and economics at the University of Wisconsin before joining the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, while violist Harper earned her music degree from the University of Michigan and was awarded third place at the 25th Annual Sphinx Competition, Senior Division. The Randolph twins will share something else at Festival Napa Valley — the performance stage for this Bouchaine Young Artist concert.

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Patron Dinner at Odette Estate Winery
July 18, 2023
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Patron Dinner at Odette Estate Winery

In literature, lore, and winemaking, Odette is a legend — a princess, a ruler, a preeminent figure in history. She is also the namesake of the Odette Estate Winery, where some of Napa Valley’s finest wines are produced, and the picturesque setting for tonight’s Patron Dinner.

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{Seasons of Hope}
July 18, 2023
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Seasons of Hope

Maestro Constantine Orbelian leads Festival Orchestra Napa and a stellar lineup of soloists in Seasons of Hope, an evening of works featuring stories of courage, sacrifice, and hope. Cellist Kristina Reiko Cooper and vocal ensemble Volti perform Lera Auerbach’s Symphony No. 6, Vessels of Light, a piece dedicated to the extraordinary heroism of Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Jewish refugees during World War II.

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Vintner's Luncheon at ONEHOPE Winery
July 18, 2023
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Vintner's Luncheon at ONEHOPE Winery

ONEHOPE is as committed to being good stewards of the community as they are to making spectacular wines. Founded by a group of friends who shared both extensive winery experience and a deep desire to do good, the winery has grown from a first season of 168 cases into a noted purveyor of first-class wines — and has donated over $9 million to local and international causes to date. Patrons at this luncheon will enjoy a selection of ONEHOPE's distinctive wines with a perfectly-paired chef’s menu, prepared from Napa Valley’s finest ingredients.

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Vintner's Luncheon at Brasswood Winery Estate
July 18, 2023
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Vintner's Luncheon at Brasswood Winery Estate

Nestled in the heart of Napa Valley, Brasswood Winery Estate is a spectacular place with a simple mission: to celebrate the local bounty by making elegant wines, cooking delicious food, and creating a welcoming space to savor the moment. Since its inception in 2016, Brasswood has become a haven for wine and food enthusiasts alike — renowned for its state-of-the-art winery, artisanal bakery, art gallery, and fashion boutique. Its winemaker Angelina Mondavi crafts exclusive wines from Brasswood’s estate-owned vineyards.

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Festival Live! Concert Series
July 18, 2023
ConcertsFree
Festival Live! Concert Series

Join us for a lively admission-free chamber concert featuring Frost School at Festival Napa Valley Blackburn Music Academy students and faculty.

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Donor Exclusive at Darioush
July 17, 2023
Invitation Only
Donor Exclusive at Darioush

Invitation Only
Private Concert with Serena Sáenz, Francisco Fullana, SUUVI (formerly Sophia Bacelar), & Pablo Sáinz Villegas
Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi, devoted and longtime supporters of Festival Napa Valley, have a love of art, wine, and hospitality imbued by the rich traditions of their Persian heritage. To them, these are essential elements of a life well lived—and generously shared.

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Bouchaine Young Artist Series
July 17, 2023
ConcertsFree
Bouchaine Young Artist Series

FIONA & HINA KHUONG-HUU
These sisters are a dazzling duo who, at just 16 and 18 years old, have performed around the world and brought home countless prestigious awards, from Hina’s 2023 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition win to Fiona’s first prize at the 2017 Grumiaux Competition. While the New York City natives continue their studies at Juilliard (and Hina pursues a double degree at Columbia University), they perform together and as sought-after soloists, including at this year’s Bouchaine Young Artist concert.

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Casa Pomellato at Wheeler Farms
July 17, 2023
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Casa Pomellato at Wheeler Farms

Discover the precious world of Pomellato featuring their Milanese Gem Master, Stefano Cortecci, at Casa Pomellato of Napa Valley. Established in Milan in 1967, Pomellato was the first brand to introduce the precious easy-to-wear vision into the world of hand-crafted jewelry. Expressing an avant-garde, original approach, Pomellato’s sophisticated colored stone combinations feature innovative gem cuts and visionary designs, proudly produced in-house at the Casa Pomellato Milan. As Festival Napa Valley’s exclusive jewelry sponsor, Pomellato brings their magic and brilliance to Napa Valley.

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Day of Wellness at Halehouse
July 17, 2023
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Day of Wellness at Halehouse

Prioritize your health and wellbeing with a reset at Festival Napa Valley’s Day of Wellness at Halehouse Spa at Stanly Ranch. Flanked by a spectacular spa pool with the most mesmerizing views of the Stanly Ranch property, Halehouse is dedicated to the achievement of personal wellness goals by helping guests to unleash their full, untapped potential. Within its serene hilltop embrace, leading wellness specialists, medical professionals, and sports experts from around the world tailor individualized programs that incorporate nourishment, hydration, sleep, movement, and targeted treatments to restore the body’s physiological markers and balance mind and spirit.

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Arts for All Gala
July 16, 2023
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Arts for All Gala

Ensuring access to the arts is core to Festival Napa Valley’s mission— and the inspiration of the Arts for All Gala. To date, the Gala has raised over $20 million, making it one of the most impactful nights of the Festival and among the nation’s biggest fundraisers for the arts.

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Vintner's Luncheon at ADAMVS
July 16, 2023
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Vintner's Luncheon at ADAMVS

To connoisseurs of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, few names have more cachet than ADAMVS. Expressive and elegant, ADAMVS wines are produced from grapes grown on a 28-acre mosaic of small vineyard blocks on Howell Mountain, nearly 2,000 feet above the valley fog and surrounded by fir and oak forests. The grapes, influenced by the iron-rich soil and sunny climate, develop a lush ripeness that gives each ADAMVS vintage its character and complexity. Denise and Stephen Adams invite guests to the idyllic and intimate natural setting of ADAMVS for this Vintner’s Luncheon, where patrons will savor their award-winning wines along with exceptional cuisine.

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Vintner's Luncheon at Dana Estates
July 16, 2023
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Vintner's Luncheon at Dana Estates

One of Napa Valley’s hidden gems, Dana Estates is tucked into the foot of the Mayacamas Mountains, where the unique terroir informs the character of its three single-vineyard wines. Organic, low-yield farming, along with an exceptionally selective harvest, ensures that only the most definitive fruit from each vineyard goes into the bottle. 

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Vintner's Luncheon at Spring Mountain Vineyard
July 16, 2023
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Vintner's Luncheon at Spring Mountain Vineyard

Spring Mountain Vineyard is a site to behold. From its garden of European and American Beauty roses to the canopy of antique olive trees, it is one of the most alluring wineries in the Napa Valley. Situated on the steep slopes of Spring Mountain, the winery is celebrated for its handcrafted, limited production, sustainably farmed wines.

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Alexander Malofeev in Recital at Bouchaine Vineyards
July 16, 2023
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Alexander Malofeev in Recital at Bouchaine Vineyards
sold out

Described as “the latest phenomenon of the Russian piano school” (Corriere della Sera), Malofeev came to international prominence when he won the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in 2014 at age 13. Since then, he has appeared with some of the world’s top orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. The piano virtuoso celebrates Rachmaninoff’s 150th Anniversary with a program featuring the composer’s most beloved works in the idyllic setting of Bouchaine Vineyards — the oldest continuously-operating winery in the region.

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Patron Dinner at HALL St. Helena
July 15, 2023
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Patron Dinner at HALL St. Helena

Kathryn and Craig Hall are known for their commitment to sustainable winemaking practices, and their passion for hospitality and art is reflected in every aspect of their spectacular winery, HALL St. Helena. In 2003 they purchased the circa 1885 Bergfeld Winery with the intention of creating a place of stunning beauty that would match the exquisite wines they produce. They installed dozens of original artworks, restored and modernized the nineteenth-century architecture, and revitalized the vineyards. Today HALL Winery is truly a destination that combines the best of the past and the future. 

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Matteo Bocelli in Concert
July 15, 2023
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Matteo Bocelli in Concert
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Rising international star Matteo Bocelli takes audiences on a journey through some of the most beloved songs of all time—Italian classics such “Quando Quando Quando,” timeless ballads like "Can't Help Falling In Love" and “Caruso,” favorite opera arias, as well as pop hits “Fall on Me” and “Perfect Symphony.” Bocelli will perform some of his original compositions, including selections from his upcoming debut album out September 2023, and previously released singles “Solo,” “Tempo,” and “Dimmi.” Joining Bocelli is award-winning Spanish violinist Francisco Fullana and special surprise guests. Maestro Eugene Kohn conducts.

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Taste of Napa at The Meritage Resort
July 15, 2023
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Taste of Napa at The Meritage Resort

Savor exceptional food, wine, and music at Taste of Napa – the signature event celebrating the bounties of Napa Valley and world class wines from around the globe. Festivities take place on the central piazza of The Meritage. Nestled among acres of sun-soaked vineyards, The Meritage's relaxed elegance reflects Napa Valley hospitality at its best.

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Patron Dinner at Castello di Amorosa
July 14, 2023
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Patron Dinner at Castello di Amorosa

Nestled in the heart of Napa Valley, Castello di Amorosa is a winery unlike any other. A vast estate with a 121,000-square-foot, 13th-century-style Tuscan castle at its heart, the winery boasts sprawling vineyards and breathtaking views. The realized dream of proprietor Dario Sattui, it’s also a real-life fairy tale and a place where memories are made. Castello di Amorosa hosts the Opening Night dinner in its enchanting open-air courtyard. Guests will dine under the moon on a sumptuous meal paired with Castello di Amorosa’s award-winning Italian-style wines – a magical evening that will be remembered for years to come. 

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Opening Night with Festival Orchestra Napa
July 14, 2023
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Opening Night with Festival Orchestra Napa
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Festival Napa Valley kicks off its 17th season with a celebratory evening featuring two beloved masterpieces and one world premiere. The concert opens with a new work by rising young composer Yang Bao. Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas takes center stage for Joaquín Rodrigo’s iconic Concierto de Aranjuez. The evening culminates with pianist Alexander Malofeev performing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s lush Piano Concerto No. 2 – a fitting tribute to one of the world’s greatest composers on his 150th Anniversary. Kyle Dickson, 2023 recipient of the Joel Revzen Conducting Fellowship, leads Festival Orchestra Napa.

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Festival Live! Concert Series
July 14, 2023
ConcertsFree
Festival Live! Concert Series

The Festival’s 2023 Manetti Shrem Opera Program Fellows join together for a special recital celebrating the vocal arts. The Manetti Shrem Opera Program nurtures the creative careers of some of the world’s most talented singers.

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Founder's Dinner at Wappo Hill
July 13, 2023
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Founder's Dinner at Wappo Hill

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Jean-Charles Boisset and Gina Gallo-Boisset invite guests to their home atop Wappo Hill for the annual Founders Dinner. This evening is a tribute to the benefactors and patrons whose vision, encouragement, and support launched Festival Napa Valley in 2006, and to the major supporters of the 2023 season.

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Novack Concert for Kids: Richard Howell Ensemble
July 13, 2023
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Novack Concert for Kids: Richard Howell Ensemble

Open to families with children. Adults must be accompanied by a child to attend.
Aptly described by KQED as a jazz “Jedi master,” acclaimed saxophonist, composer, and educator Richard Howell has performed and recorded with musical icons such as Etta James, Ray Charles, B.B. King, and Chaka Khan. He takes the stage with his swinging trio in this Novack Concert for Kids.

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Gordon Getty's {Goodbye, Mr. Chips}
July 12, 2023
Gordon Getty's Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Gordon Getty's celebrated opera reimagined for film, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, receives a special screening at the historic Cameo Cinema in St. Helena. Getty’s fourth opera is based on the popular 1934 book Goodbye, Mr. Chips and other stories by James Hilton. Directed by Brian Staufenbiel, the film features tenor Nathan Granner, soprano Marnie Breckenridge, baritone Lester Lynch, and bass-baritone Kevin Short. The orchestra of stellar Bay Area players is conducted by Nicole Paiement. Members of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, conducted by Francisco J. Núñez, also perform. 

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Festival Live! Concert Series
July 12, 2023
ConcertsFree
Festival Live! Concert Series

Join us for a lively admission-free chamber concert featuring Frost School at Festival Napa Valley Blackburn Music Academy students and faculty.

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Festival Live! Concert Series
July 11, 2023
ConcertsFree
Festival Live! Concert Series

Join us for a lively admission-free chamber concert featuring Frost School at Festival Napa Valley Blackburn Music Academy students and faculty.

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Festival Live! Concert Series
July 10, 2023
ConcertsFree
Festival Live! Concert Series

Join us for a lively admission-free chamber concert featuring Frost School at Festival Napa Valley Blackburn Music Academy students and faculty.

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Time for Three
July 9, 2023
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Time for Three

The 2023 GRAMMY® Award-winning trio Time for Three transcends traditional classification, with elements of classical, country western, gypsy, and jazz idioms forming a blend all its own. The musicians who make up this genre-defying group are extraordinary artists in their own right; together, they give stunningly original performances. Time for Three makes its Festival Napa Valley debut performing original compositions as well as ingenious mash-ups of hits ranging from the Beatles to Britney Spears, Guns N’ Roses, and beyond.

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Festival Live! Concert Series
July 9, 2023
ConcertsFree
Festival Live! Concert Series

Join us for a lively admission-free chamber concert featuring Frost School at Festival Napa Valley Blackburn Music Academy faculty.

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Women in the Arts Dinner
July 8, 2023
Women in the Arts Dinner

Join renowned flutist Jennifer Grim in conversation as she shares her inspiring life story following a four-course gourmet dinner paired with a specially curated selection of wines. Vintners Robin and Andréa McBride of the McBride Sisters Wine Company will also speak about their work. Celebrating the accomplishments of nationally recognized female artists and women working in the wine business, Women in the Arts at The Meritage is a special event speaker series which takes place in an exclusive and intimate setting at The Meritage Resort and Spa.

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Pasquale Esposito & Friends
June 24, 2023
ConcertsInvitation Only
Pasquale Esposito & Friends

OLIVIA DECKER POWER OF MUSIC SERIES
The Olivia Decker Power of Music Series goes abroad with this special concert event on the idyllic private island of Li Galli off the coast of Italy. Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito performs with special guests Broadway singer and actress Christina Maxwell and pianist/conductor Adriano Pennino, in a concert that embraces the beauty of this unique setting and celebrates the power of music.

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Lara Downes: Women in the Arts Winemakers Dinner with Iron Horse Vineyards
June 9, 2023
Lara Downes: Women in the Arts Winemakers Dinner with Iron Horse Vineyards

Join pianist, Billboard chart-topping recording artist, and Festival Napa Valley favorite Lara Downes in conversation as she shares her story about her fierce commitment to activism and advocacy. 

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BODYTRAFFIC
May 18, 2023
BODYTRAFFIC
sold out

OLIVIA DECKER POWER OF MUSIC SERIES
The Los Angeles-based modern dance group BODYTRAFFIC brings its unique style “that suggests invention, attitude, and urban edge” (The Boston Globe) to the Bay Area in a collaborative performance with cellist Sophia Bacelar on the 'Ohana Floor of Salesforce Tower, atop the San Francisco company’s iconic headquarters. Take in 360 degree views of the Bay's world famous bridges from an unparalleled vantage point while enjoying this unique site specific performance.

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"A Room of One's Own"
May 6, 2023
ConcertsFree
"A Room of One's Own"

Pianist, accordionist, and composer Sam Reider and Napa Valley College students will perform chamber music selections together from a spectrum of genres and styles including Baroque, Boogie-Woogie, and more!

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Novack Concerts for Kids: "A Room of One's Own"
May 5, 2023
ConcertsFree
Novack Concerts for Kids: "A Room of One's Own"

Noted pianist/accordionist Sam Reider will perform solo and together with Napa Valley College students and members of the Napa Valley Youth Symphony, sharing chamber music selections from across a spectrum of genres and styles including Baroque, Boogie-Woogie and more.

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Novack Concert for Kids: Festival Orchestra Napa
April 28, 2023
ConcertsFree
Novack Concert for Kids: Festival Orchestra Napa

Elementary and middle school groups are invited to discover what makes an orchestra so special. Ming Luke guest conducts Festival Orchestra Napa in a fun and informative concert of favorites by Beethoven, Mozart, Grieg, Marquez, Gershwin, and more, showcasing the full range of instruments in an orchestra while introducing young audience members to the various elements of music including dynamics, tempo, texture, and form.

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Vitamin String Quartet
April 22, 2023
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Vitamin String Quartet

OLIVIA DECKER POWER OF MUSIC SERIES
Famous for their music on Netflix’s smash hit Bridgerton and Universal’s The King of Staten Island, the Vitamin String Quartet is one of the most popular contemporary string ensembles in the world. Join us for an intimate concert blending their cutting-edge renditions of a highly eclectic mix of artists, erasing boundaries between classical, dance, hip-hop, rock, and pop.

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Christina Maxwell
April 14, 2023
ConcertsFree
Christina Maxwell

In a special performance for Napa County seniors, award-winning singer and actor Christina Maxwell sings Broadway hits as well as favorites from the Great American Songbook accompanied by pianist Curt Pajer. Maxwell’s sparkling talent and warm rapport with audiences make a winning combination for this Festival Napa Valley Arts for All event in St. Helena.

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Novack Concert for Kids: Christina Maxwell
April 14, 2023
ConcertsFree
Novack Concert for Kids: Christina Maxwell

CHRISTINA MAXWELL
Open to school groups only. Please contact Festival Napa Valley’s Education Department to attend.
Award-winning rising star on Broadway Christina Maxwell will perform a program of showtune hits as well as favorites from the Great American Songbook accompanied by pianist Curt Pajer. Event includes a special post-performance opportunity for questions from students and their teachers.

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Audrey Vardanega
March 12, 2023
Audrey Vardanega

OLIVIA DECKER POWER OF MUSIC SERIES
Pianist Audrey Vardanega and cellist Tanya Tomkins join with visual artist Celia Liberace in the genre-bending Chopin's Edges, exploring works related to fantasy through the lens of Liberace’s drawings. The program combines live music with live drawing to engage audience members in a multisensory experience.

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Women in the Arts High Tea with Audrey Vardanega
March 11, 2023
Women in the Arts High Tea with Audrey Vardanega

Join pianist, arts innovator, and Festival Napa Valley favorite Audrey Vardanega in conversation at The Meritage Resort as she shares her story and the work of Arium.live, a multimedia streaming platform she co-founded in 2020. 

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Festival Napa Valley at the Kaiser Permanente Thrive Napa Valley Marathon & Half Marathon
March 5, 2023
ConcertsFree
Festival Napa Valley at the Kaiser Permanente Thrive Napa Valley Marathon & Half Marathon

Great live music makes everything better. And when you’re running a long distance, every bit of forward-moving inspiration counts. Festival Napa Valley will be at the starting lines and along the Silverado Trail race course throughout the morning with live music in support of 2023 runners.

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Pasquale Esposito - That's Amore!
February 14, 2023
Pasquale Esposito - That's Amore!
Olivia Decker Power of Music Series
sold out

OLIVIA DECKER POWER OF MUSIC SERIES
Celebrate Valentine's Day in style with tenor Pasquale Esposito in concert. Pasquale and his virtuosic band will take the audience on a musical journey through Italy, Spain, and the Americas, showcasing romantic songs, opera arias, and Broadway tunes, all coupled with stories of love.

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Janice Carissa
January 22, 2023
Janice Carissa

OLIVIA DECKER POWER OF MUSIC SERIES
A Gilmore Young Artist and winner of Salon de Virtuosi, pianist Janice Carissa will perform an exclusive solo recital. Carissa’s past performances have been noted for their "multicolored highlights of a mature pianist“ (Philadelphia Inquirer) that “convey a vivid story rather than a mere showpiece” (Chicago Classical Review).

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