Doors open at 2:30 pm
Everyone is invited to this matinee featuring the Festival Napa Valley Blackburn Music Academy Orchestra under the baton of conductor Ming Luke. The Festival’s Sunday at the Symphony performances provide an enriching experience for classical music novices and connoisseurs alike.
Festival Napa Valley presents Opera Under the Stars, a glamorous celebration and performance at Meadowood Napa Valley featuring two operatic sensations. A center of social, artistic, and viticultural life in Napa Valley, Meadowood was recently honored with a rare triple Five-Star award from Forbes Travel Guide.
Doors open at 6:00 pm
The lyrical violin virtuoso Joshua Bell and radiant soprano Larisa Martínez take center stage, performing music inspired by Bell’s chart-topping CD, Voice of the Violin, a beguiling collection of vocal pieces arranged for violin and orchestra. And to commemorate Beethoven’s 250th birthday, Bell and his two distinguished colleagues, pianist Jeremy Denk and cellist Steven Isserlis, perform Beethoven’s masterpiece “Triple Concerto” with Festival Orchestra Napa, under the baton of Joel Revzen.
One of the world’s great dance companies, the San Francisco Ballet, returns to Napa Valley for the annual Dance Gala, an event that invariably ranks among the festival highlights. America’s oldest professional ballet company, San Francisco Ballet created the first American productions of Swan Lake and Nutcracker, and over the decades has commissioned and premiered ballets by some of the world’s top choreographers, among them William Forsythe, Mark Morris and Christopher Wheeldon. Shaped by Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson since 1985, the company has become what The New York Times called “one of the world’s most important vehicles for new ballet choreography,” performing new and classic works with unerring finesse and passion.
Vines never lie. If the land is healthy and well cared for, so too will be the fruit born of it. St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery believes in that vital truth of terroir. So much so, they committed their over 500 acres of vinelands in Rutherford and Dollarhide Ranch, and the process of turning that fruit into wine, to Napa Valley Green certification. Each of St. Supéry’s bottles carries the Napa Green logo, signifying that they take good land stewardship and winemaking seriously.