Wednesday, July 20  |  6:30PM

Tchaikovsky in America at Charles Krug

Festival Napa Valley commemorates composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s first and only visit to America, with works he conducted for the grand opening of Carnegie Hall in 1891. Constantine Orbelian, recently named Music Director of New York City Opera, conducts Festival Orchestra Napa in Tchaikovsky’s dazzling Violin Concerto with soloist Tessa Lark, and the famous Piano Concerto No. 1.

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Artists

Tessa Lark
Tessa Lark

Violinist Tessa Lark is one of the most captivating artistic voices of our time, consistently praised by critics and audiences for her astounding range of sounds, technical agility, and musical elegance. In 2020 she was nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category and received one of Lincoln Center’s prestigious Emerging Artist Awards: the special Hunt Family Award.

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Constantine Orbelian
Constantine Orbelian

Opera Classic magazine called Constantine Orbelian the best vocal conductor of our time. Born in San Francisco, Orbelian has performed (on piano) and conducted orchestras all over the world, and was recently named Music Director of the New York City Opera.

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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