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.
A selection of artwork created by participants in the Festival's How I See Music workshops will be projected during the performance.
Empress M will have food for purchase at all Festival Napa Valley events held at Charles Krug.
Festival Orchestra Napa's appearance is made possible through a generous gift from Tatiana and Gerret Copeland, proprietors of Bouchaine Vineyards
Frost School at Festival Napa Valley is a multiyear partnership with the University of Miami, featuring Frost School of Music faculty and students playing a lead role in the Festival’s university-level educational, chamber music, and orchestral music programming.
Yang Bao is the recipient of the 2023 Maria Manetti Shrem Daniel Brewbaker Composer Prize
Kyle Dickson is the 2023 Joel Revzen Conducting Fellow
How I See Music is a Festival Arts for All program
Additional support for How I See Music provided by Julie and Frank Husic, Kaiser Permanente Thrive, and Napa County