Saturday
July 22

What to Expect Day 9

The final Bouchaine Young Artist concert of the season features pianist Nikolai Khozyainov. A Vintner’s Luncheon at the historic Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars is a must for garden party romantics. For dance aficionados, the free community Concert featuring the Napa Regional Dance Company is de rigeur. The evening offers a concert performance of Porgy and Bess – with Lester Lynch and Angel Blue, followed by the Allegro Wrap Party or a Cuban-themed Patron Dinner at Quintessa.

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Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Nikolai Khozyainov, piano
11:00 AM
Admission is free. Reservations Required.
The dazzling young Russian pianist Nikolay Khozyainov, applauded by The New York Times for his “stunning virtuosity and prodigious technique,” made his debut at 7 playing the Handel Piano Concerto in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. He has since performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, and with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and Warsaw Philharmonic, among others. The pianist’s recordings for JVC Victor feature music by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt and Ravel.

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 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
12:00 PM
This is a luncheon for the garden party romantic – the one who dreams of a perfect afternoon lakeside idyll.

Recognized for its historic role in shaping Napa Valley’s reputation as a world-class wine region, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars is a singular presence. Its iconic vineyard location is home to FAY Lake as well as a beautiful stone and glass visitor center, designed by famed Barcelona-based architect Javier Barba. Served lakeside overlooking the Stags Leap Palisades, lunch will be paired with Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars’ exclusive Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Community Concert: Napa Regional Dance Company
at Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center
1:00 PM
Admission is free. Reservations Required.
The festival's annual Community Concert showcases dancers from the Napa Regional Dance Company. One of the valley's top dance institutions, the Napa Regional Dance Company has been a leader in promoting the art of dance and in providing exceptional dance training.

A Festival Napa Valley Arts for All program
Porgy and Bess in Concert with Angel Blue and Lester Lynch
and Festival Orchestra NAPA under Joel Revzen
5:30 PM
Considered by many to be America’s greatest opera, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, a stirring 1935 work based on librettist DuBose Heyward’s novel about a disabled beggar in a poor African American section of Charleston, brought forth such classic songs as “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” “I Loves You,” “Porgy and Bess,” and “You Is My Woman Now.” This captivating concert version features highlights led by Joel Revzen. The outstanding Festival Orchestra NAPA is joined by two commanding young singers: dramatic baritone Lester Lynch, celebrated for his charismatic portrayals and commanding voice; and soprano Angel Blue, a protégé of Plácido Domingo recognized for her beautiful timbre. The artists are no strangers to Porgy and Bess: Lynch recently sang the role of Crown at Opéra de Montréal and with the Berlin Philharmonic, and Blue will star as Bess in an upcoming production at the Metropolitan Opera.

Festival Orchestra NAPA's appearance is made possible through a generous gift from Tatiana and Gerret Copeland, proprietors of Bouchaine Vineyards
Concert is part of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Vocal Arts Series
Patron Dinner at Quintessa
8:00 PM
The exuberant spirit of the Golden Age of Cuba comes to life at this celebratory dinner at Quintessa. A tropical paradise where all the Hollywood stars went to party – a place brimming with music, food, and culture – Old Cuba defined the good life of the 1950s.

Quintessa – whose winery boasts remarkable architectural lines, partially sunken into the contours of a hillside – is going all out on this one. With delectable cuisine, live entertainment, and a post-dinner dance party, all are encouraged to find their inner Cubano. Quintessa’s exceptional handcrafted wines complete the occasion, capping off the Festival’s season-long toast to the music and culture of the famed Caribbean island nation.

Whittier Trust Patron Dinner Series