Sunday, July 24  |  6:00PM

Season Finale with Festival Orchestra Napa at Charles Krug

Festival Napa Valley closes its 16th Season with a concert featuring two beloved masterworks: Copland’s quintessentially American ballet score Rodeo and Rimsky-Korsakov’s evocative orchestral suite Scheherazade, sharing the bill with Blue Fire, a symphonic poem flavored with hints of Irish and Latin American popular music, by the late great American composer Daniel Brewbaker.  Michelle Di Russo, recipient of the 2022 Joel Revzen Conducting Fellowship, leads Festival Orchestra Napa.

Daniel Brewbaker is the posthumous inaugural recipient of the Maria Manetti Shrem Daniel Brewbaker Composer Prize

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Artists

Michelle Di Russo - 2022 Joel Revzen Fellow
Michelle Di Russo - 2022 Joel Revzen Fellow

Argentinian-Italian conductor Michelle Di Russo is known for her compelling interpretations and championing of contemporary music. Recently appointed Interim Director of Orchestras at Cornell University and Assistant Conductor of North Carolina Symphony, Di Russo is a fellow in Chicago Sinfonietta’s Project Inclusion program and at the Dallas Opera’s Hart Institute. 

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Festival Orchestra Napa
Festival Orchestra Napa

Festival Orchestra Napa is an all-star ensemble that brings together principal players from major international orchestras and faculty from renowned colleges and conservatories, together with participants from the Festival's Blackburn Music Academy. Centered around a core of Frost School of Music faculty, the orchestra also includes hand-picked musicians from ensembles such as the San Francisco Symphony, MET Opera Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Houston Symphony, and Atlanta Symphony, among others.

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Venue

Charles Krug

Napa Valley’s oldest winery, Charles Krug has been owned and operated by the Peter Mondavi, Sr. family for four generations.  The winery’s award winning newly restored Redwood Cellar Tasting Room and Hospitality Center is a warm, inviting space blending heritage with contemporary design. The National Historical Landmark, originally built in 1872, features reclaimed clear heart redwood from the family’s original wine tanks, stone and open beam construction, windows on the working Family Reserve cellar, and a large welcoming bar and lounge.
Charles Krug