Wednesday
July 19

What to Expect Day 6

Talented South Korean guitarist Jiji stars in a Bouchaine Young Artist concert. Trefethen Vineyards makes the most of its moment in the sun when it hosts a delectable luncheon. In the evening a concert featuring pianist extraordinaire André Watts is followed by a speakeasy-inspired after party and a dinner at the Swanson family’s luxurious 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.

Concert underwritten by Bouchaine Vineyards, Tatiana and Gerret Copeland, Proprietors
Performances at Jarvis Conservatory made possible by Leticia and William Jarvis
A Festival Napa Valley Arts for All program

All passes to this performance have been reserved. However, a limited number of standby seats may be available at the door on the day of the concert on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see our calendar for the full event listings.
Vintner's Luncheon at Trefethen Family 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, that word is passion. It started with the winery's pioneering founders, Eugene and Catherine. It continued with their son, John, and his wife, Janet, whose winemaking prowess brought reputation-making accolades. Now their children, Loren and Hailey, are eagerly entering the family business. That passion doesn’t stop at the vineyard; it’s long been how wine, art, and food all intertwine at Trefethen. 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 Trefethens vaunted cellar vaults, promises to wow.
American Masters: Watts, Bernstein & Getty
With Festival Orchestra Napa, Volti Chorale, and Joel Revzen
First Republic Bank Stage at Lincoln Theater
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
Allegro After Party at Napa Valley Distillery
8:00 PM
You would be hard-pressed to find a better place to hold a speakeasy-themed party than the Napa Valley Distillery, the first in the valley to open its doors since Prohibition. Local jazz and soul band Jealous Zelig — known for mashing Bowie with Bach, Bud Powell, and the Beatles — will keep the mood at tonight’s Allegro Party adventurous and bold.
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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.

Classically trained 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 Salsa 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. Viva Cuba Libre!

Whittier Trust Patron Dinner Series