July 18

What to Expect Day 5

The mood is definitely Cuban! Today begins with the Bouchaine Young Artist Series at Jarvis Conservatory, featuring the talented Havana Chamber Orchestra. In the evening, festival favorite Aldo López-Gavilán returns with special friends for what promises to be a night of unforgettable Havana Jazz at Blue Note Napa.

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Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Havana Chamber Orchestra
11:00 AM
available exclusively with multi-day patron pass purchase.
please contact patron services at 707-927-3874 or email michelle@festivalnapavalley.org

Admission is free. Reservations Required.
The exciting Havana Chamber Orchestra features top young Cuban musicians, most of them women. They so impressed the celebrated American violinist Joshua Bell when he played with them during a cultural exchange in Havana last year that he brought them to New York for a Live from Lincoln Center performance broadcast nationally on PBS. Daiana García conducts a rich program of classical and Cuban music.

Concert underwritten by Bouchaine Vineyards, Tatiana and Gerret Copeland, Proprietors
Havana Chamber Orchestra appearance made possible with generous support from Claire and Steven Stull

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 St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery
12:00 PM
Combining French château tradition with Napa Valley terroir, St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery has a cachet that is hard to match. 

At this delicious farm-to-table luncheon served under the arbor, guests will be treated to an exquisite food and wine pairing backed by a beautiful view of the vineyards. Lunch, prepared by St. Supéry Estate's Chef, will incorporate fresh produce from their espalier and culinary gardens. Each course is crafted to highlight the exceptional 100% estate-grown, sustainably farmed wines. Prior to lunch, all are invited to take an exclusive tour of the winery’s inspiring art collection, under the expert guidance of CEO Emma Swain.
Hot Havana Nights
Aldo López-Gavilán and Friends
7:00 PM
available exclusively with multi-day patron pass purchase.
please contact patron services at 707-927-3874 or email michelle@festivalnapavalley.org

The dazzling Cuban pianist and composer Aldo López-Gavilán, who made his U.S. orchestral debut at the festival last year, returns with some of Cuba’s top jazz musicians for what promises to be a spectacular evening of music, food, and wine. Equally fluent in classical music and jazz, the young pianist, praised by The Times of London as “a formidable virtuoso” and called a genius by legendary Cuban jazz pianist Chucho Valdes, was one of the artists that violinist Joshua Bell showcased as part of his Seasons of Cuba Live from Lincoln Center PBS television special. López-Gavilán plays his bracing music in the intimacy of Napa’s hot new jazz café, Blue Note Napa, where an exquisite dinner, paired with Far Niente’s award-winning Cabernet and Chardonnay, will be served.