Wednesday
July 19

What to Expect Day 6

The second Bouchaine Young Artist concert at Jarvis Conservatory features South Korean guitarist Jiji. A luncheon at Trefethen Vineyards embellishes midday, and the evening is reserved for an evening concert with pianist extraordinaire André Watts. An after party follows, as does a patron dinner hosted at Swanson Family Estate.

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Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Jiji, guitar
11:00 AM
Admission is free. Reservations Required.
The brilliant young South Korean guitarist Jiji, who plays a wide range of classical, contemporary and freely improvised music on acoustic and electric guitar, has wowed audiences and critics with the power and grace of her playing. Winner of the 2016 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, the guitarist, whom The Kansas City Star praised for an “intimate, captivating performance,” graduated from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music and is now in the master’s program at Yale.

A Festival Napa Valley Arts for All program Concert underwritten by Bouchaine Vineyards, Tatiana and Gerret Copeland, Proprietors
Performances at Jarvis Conservatory made possible by Leticia and William Jarvis
Vintner's Luncheon at Trefethen Vineyards
12:00 PM
If there’s a word that describes why the Trefethen family is on its third thriving generation in the Napa Valley wine world, it’s passion: From the winery’s pioneering founders, Eugene and Catherine; to their son, John, whose winemaking prowess brought reputation-making accolades, and his wife, Janet; to their children, Loren and Hailey, now eagerly entering the family business. That passion doesn’t stop at the vineyard; its long been how wine, art, and food all intertwine here. And as to the latter, that’s Janet’s specialty—and a special part of this Vintner’s Luncheon.

In 1973, Janet, her mother-in-law, Catherine, and a group of female vintners pioneered the promotion of wine with food by creating the groundbreaking Napa Valley Cooking Class. They designed a special space at Trefethen to host the courses: The Villeta. Situated poolside at The Villeta—which, over the years has presented luminaries such as Jeremiah Tower and Wolfgang Puck—today’s multicourse luncheon, paired with a selection of legendary treasures pulled from Trefethen’s vaunted cellar vaults, promises to wow.
American Masters: Watts, Bernstein & Getty
With Festival Orchestra Napa, Volti Chorale and Joel Revzen
6:00 PM
Legendary pianist André Watts, celebrated for his lyricism and mastery of classical and Romantic repertoire, joins conductor Joel Revzen, the Festival Orchestra NAPA, and the Festival Napa Valley Volti Chorale for a bountiful all-American night of music.

Watts gained international fame when he stepped in at 16 for an ailing Glenn Gould to play Liszt with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic. Accompanied by maestro Revzen and a sterling orchestra comprised of musicians from New York’s Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony and other top ensembles, Watts will perform Edward McDowell’s 1885 Piano Concerto No. 2, which Liszt championed.  

The program also features the Napa premiere of Gordon Getty’s powerful choral work, Young America and two thrilling Bernstein pieces – On the Town and the Candide Overture.

Festival Orchestra NAPA's appearance is made possible through a generous gift from Tatiana and Gerret Copeland, proprietors of Bouchaine Vineyards. Festival Napa Valley Volti Chorale appears as part of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Vocal Arts Series.
Patron Dinner Hosted by Elizabeth and Clarke Swanson
8:00 PM
Hosts Clarke and Elizabeth Swanson open up their private home for an evening inspired by haute Havana.

Genre-bending violinist and harpist Carlos Reyes, who has mesmerized audiences from the streets of Havana to the hallowed halls of the Vatican, brings his considerable talents to tonight's dinner, performing an infectious set of Latin music with his celebrated ensemble. Guests will dine on delicious Cuban cuisine on the grassy lawns of this stunning wine country estate, complete with sumptuous wines from the Swanson collection.

Whittier Trust Patron Dinner Series