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For 25+ years, Charles Letourneau has produced several of the most successful performing arts projects in the business. Now the arts impresario, and Festival Napa Valley Vice President and Director of Artistic Planning, is redefining the creative and commercial possibilities of how performance and lifestyle festivals can – and should – be planned, executed and monetized.
With an international/multilingual toolkit that includes feasibility studies, financial planning, technical operations, programming, fundraising, marketing, strategic partnerships, artist relations, educational programs and an in-depth knowledge of classical music, Letourneau’s events – including Tokyo’s Mostly Mozart Festival, Itzhak Perlman’s ‘Return to Russia’ concerts, Thomas Hampson’s ‘Song of America’ tour, Italy’s Tuscan Sun Festival and Florida’s Festival of the Arts Boca – continue to move the needle on a global level.
The renowned Festival Napa Valley, which Letourneau cofounded in 2006, remains the artistic/commercial blueprint for regional event organizers and investors worldwide.