Ansel Adams: America and Brubeck Brothers Quartet at Charles Krug

Michelle Di Russo leads Festival Orchestra Napa in Ansel Adams: America, a sweeping symphonic work composed by the late jazz giant Dave Brubeck and his son Chris Brubeck. A tribute to the beloved American landscape photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams, this powerful multimedia work integrates over 100 photographs with music. Concluding the program is a performance by the dynamic Brubeck Brothers Quartet. Led by brothers Chris and Dan Brubeck, with Mike DeMicco on guitar and Chuck Lamb on piano, the quartet is celebrated for their music integrating funk, blues, and world music—and for their dedication to melody, rhythm, culture, technique, and the spontaneous spirit of jazz.

Michelle Di Russo is the 2022 recipient of Festival Napa Valley's Joel Revzen Conducting Fellowship.

This concert is presented as part of Festival Napa Valley's Olivia Decker Power of Music Series.

Michelle Di Russo’s appearance is sponsored in part by the Italian Cultural Institute