July 16

What to Expect Day 3

Opening Sunday starts with a selection of Vintner’s Luncheons and concludes with one of Napa Valley's preeminent charity events: the Arts for All Gala at HALL St. Helena featuring an exclusive performance by stars of the San Francisco production of the Broadway smash hit Hamilton.

. Also on Sunday, the Festival Napa Valley Music Academy Orchestra makes its historic debut at Napa Valley College.

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Vintner's Luncheon at RiverHouse
11:00 AM
Housed in chic downtown Napa, Bespoke Collection’s latest offering of all things fine has manifested in the popular meet-up spot, RiverHouse. Part tasting room, part keenly curated antiques and ephemera, this site for a splendid riverfront Sunday brunch is as unique as the pairings planned.

Guests will be treated to charming bento boxes of hand-selected sushi, crispy tempura, and silky teriyaki beef from famed Chef Masaharu Morimoto, all paired with Right Bank-inspired wines from Blackbird Vineyards. To perfectly complete this Napa morning treat, there will be a performance by the violin and piano duo Steel & Ivory. Weekend brunch will never be the same.
Vintner's Luncheon at Lail Vineyards
11:30 AM
sold out
People often throw around the words "living legend." Robin Daniel Lail actually is one. Her quiet graciousness may show a healthy dose of Napa-sewn hospitality, but it doesn’t immediately reveal the deep legend of her and her family’s legacy: a modern, respected producer of fine wines; a protégée of Robert Mondavi; the co-founder of Merryvale Vineyards and Dominus Estate; and the great-grandniece of Napa pioneer Gustav Niebaum.

Robin and her husband, renowned architect Jon Lail, host guests for an afternoon of incredible stories, celebratory sips, and the sumptuous bounty of their Howell Mountain estate.
Vintner's Luncheon at Solage Napa Valley
11:30 AM
With the stunning surrounding vista of the Palisades Mountains, there is no better spot to clink glasses than the sprawling Solstice Lawn at Solage Napa Valley, a Forbes Five-Star property within the Auberge Resorts collection of luxury destinations. But did you know that it is here where you will find some of Napa Valley’s most authentic Roman cuisine? Since his arrival in early March, Solage’s much-lauded, Michelin-star chef Massimo Falsini has put his Etruscan imprint on the resort’s outstanding menu. Falsini uses his nearly three decades of culinary experience to focus on the fresh flavors of California wine country.

Add in a selection of Wagner Family Wines, and the rare musical stylings of Cuba’s famed Havana Chamber Orchestra and you have the makings of an afternoon to remember long after the last bite is savored and the final note lingers in the air.

Wines curated by Wine Spectator
Sunday at the Symphony
1:00 PM
Admission is free. Reservations Required.
Revel in the symphonic sound of the Festival Napa Valley Music Academy Orchestra – a professional training ensemble brimming with emerging talent  – performing two captivating works fusing music with film and video.

The great American composer Philip Glass wrote his exciting “Icarus at the Edge of Time” for the 2010 film version of physicist Brian Greene’s sci-fi children’s book of the same name, which is illustrated with images from the Hubble Space Telescope. In this retelling, the mythical Greek youth who flew too close to the sun has morphed into a lad from deep space, running away from home to explore a black hole.

Also featured is the California premiere of Karen LeFrak’s innovative “A Bite of the Apple, Salute to New York” a tribute to the bustling metropolis, premiered by the New York Philharmonic in 2015.

A Festival Napa Valley Arts for All program
Arts for All Gala at HALL St. Helena
5:30 PM
Raise your paddle high for the next generation at Festival Napa Valley’s Arts for All Gala, a fundraiser for the festival and its arts education programs. This year’s gala has a new venue: the magnificent HALL winery in St. Helena, an art-filled estate that combines the best of the past and the future.

Headlining the event are actors Jordan Donica (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson), Michael Luwoye (Alexander Hamilton) and Isaiah Johnson (George Washington) from the National Tour of Hamilton. Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.

And actor, comedian and musician Bill Murray gives a sneak peek of his highly anticipated show, New Worlds, with Jan Vogler and friends.

Guests will be treated to a gourmet dinner, exquisite wines from HALL and WALT, and a high-energy live auction featuring a dozen once-in-a-lifetime luxury lots.

Part of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Vocal Arts Series