July 16

What to Expect Day 3

Opening Sunday starts with a luxurious Vintner’s Luncheon. The debut performance of the Festival Napa Valley Music Academy Orchestra at Napa Valley College follows. The day is capped by one of the valley’s preeminent charity events, the Arts for All Gala at HALL St. Helena. Gloria Estefan performs, helping the festival raise money to fund arts education initiatives and ensure access to the arts for all.

Full Calendar

Buy Your Passes
Vintner's Luncheon at Lail Vineyards
11:30 AM
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 family’s legacy: as 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 Gustav Niebaum, founder of the storied Inglenook.

Robin and her husband, the renowned architect Jon Lail, host guests in an afternoon of incredible stories, celebratory sips, and the sumptuous bounty of the local land among the sigh-inducing vines of their Howell Mountain estate.
Sunday at the Symphony at Napa Valley College
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 with Gloria Estefan
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.

The sensational Gloria Estefan, a seven-time Grammy Award-winner who rose to fame singing and writing hit Latin pop songs with the Miami Sound Machine, digs into classic tunes from the Great American Songbook. Estefan’s signature and sultry contralto voice embraces beloved tunes from past musical eras in this unforgettable performance.

Guests will also 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.

Gloria Estefan appears as part of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Vocal Arts Series