2019 Summer Season

Wednesday, July 10

Festival Live! Chamber Series
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
ConcertsFree
Festival Live! Chamber Series

The festival’s professional and Academy musicians join together for a lively series of 14 admission-free chamber concerts around Napa Valley. 

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Thursday, July 11

Festival Live! Chamber Series
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
ConcertsFree
Festival Live! Chamber Series

The festival’s professional and Academy musicians join together for a lively series of 14 admission-free chamber concerts around Napa Valley. 

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Friday, July 12

Bouchaine Young Artists Series: Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Isata Kanneh-Mason
Time: 7:00 PM
ConcertsFree
Bouchaine Young Artists Series: Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Isata Kanneh-Mason

The brilliant British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year Award, makes his Bay Area debut in a recital accompanied by his sister, the equally celebrated pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason. 

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Saturday, July 13

Sheku Kanneh-Mason and the Havana Chamber Orchestra at Charles Krug Winery
Time: 7:00 PM
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason and the Havana Chamber Orchestra at Charles Krug Winery

Doors open: 6:00 PM   

Concert: 7:00 PM

What would a Duchess and a Prince dance to? Come hear for yourself during an evening of music fit for royal ears at the historic Charles Krug Winery, one of the world’s great wine estates. Tonight’s celebration features the brilliant British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who drew raves performing at the 2018 royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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Sunday, July 14

Sunday Buzz with The Yellowjackets
Time: 2:00 PM
ConcertsFree
Sunday Buzz with The Yellowjackets

The two-time Grammy Award-winning jazz fusion band, The Yellowjackets, was hailed by JazzTimes as a “perfectly combustible electric-acoustic outfit whose smart, often challenging and unpredictable compositions draw from fusion, post-bop, and contemporary jazz.” Throughout their storied 35-year history, The Yellowjackets have recorded 22 albums, received 17 Grammy nominations, and performed numerous sold-out tours to worldwide critical acclaim. This July they bring their unique sound to Festival Napa Valley’s popular admission-free Sunday matinee.

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Tuesday, July 16

Bouchaine Young Artists Series: Mitya Nilov, percussion, with Liana Pailodze Harron, piano
Time: 11:00 AM
ConcertsFree
Bouchaine Young Artists Series: Mitya Nilov, percussion, with Liana Pailodze Harron, piano

The brightest new star on the percussion scene, Mitya Nilov makes his Festival Napa Valley debut. He is the first percussionist in 15 years to win the Concert Artists Guild International Competition (2018). Celebrated for his distinctive musical voice, sensitivity and dynamic stage presence, he has appeared in some of the world’s top concert halls, including the Alte Oper Frankfurt, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, the Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, the Mariinsky Theater Concert Hall, and the New World Center in Miami.

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Opera at the Castello: {Bastianello}
Time: 6:30 PM
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Opera at the Castello: Bastianello

The distinguished American composer and pianist John Musto, known for his songs, chamber music, operas, and Emmy Award-winning soundtracks, joins fellow pianist and opera director Michael Barrett and a cast of stellar singers in the beautiful courtyard of Castello di Amorosa.

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Wednesday, July 17

Grand Cru Concertos: Sophia Bacelar, cello, Charlie Siem, violin, Mitya Nilov, percussion
Time: 6:30 PM
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Grand Cru Concertos: Sophia Bacelar, cello, Charlie Siem, violin, Mitya Nilov, percussion

A trio of rising classical music stars take the stage in the lovely courtyard of Castello di Amorosa. This showcase concert brings together three gifted young instrumentalists making a splash internationally: Cuban-Chinese-American cellist Sophia Bacelar, British violinist Charlie Siem, and the Belarus-born percussionist Mitya Nilov. Each performs a concerto with the Festival’s Blackburn Academy Orchestra, under Maestro Joel Revzen’s masterly baton.

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Thursday, July 18

Stars Wars: A New Hope Live with Orchestra at Lincoln Theater
Time: 6:00 PM
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Stars Wars: A New Hope Live with Orchestra at Lincoln Theater

“A long time ago…” (about 40 years), Star Wars: A New Hope changed the face of cinema and our culture, inspiring audiences around the world. Get ready for a thrilling sensory experience when Star Wars Live comes to the Lincoln Theater.

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Friday, July 19

Dance Gala: DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion at Lincoln Theater
Time: 6:00 PM
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Dance Gala: DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion at Lincoln Theater

The Festival continues its focus on artistic exploration and discovery in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. The adventurous Los Angeles-based company, Diavolo | Architecture in Motion – renowned for combining contemporary dance with martial arts, acrobatics, hip hop and elaborate set design – performs two inspiring works: Voyage, about a trip to the moon, and Trajectoire, a voyage of destiny and destination.

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Saturday, July 20

Bouchaine Young Artist Series: iSing Silicon Valley Girls Choir
Time: 11:00 AM
ConcertsFree
Bouchaine Young Artist Series: iSing Silicon Valley Girls Choir

Silicon Valley’s sensational all-girls choir makes its Festival debut in this Bouchaine Young Artists concert. Winners of the 2018 Grand Prize at the Eighth International Robert Schumann Choral Competition, iSing is an ambitious choral program that trains local young female singers in musicianship as well as in community involvement and leadership – aiming to change the world through song.

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Apollo 11 Film Screening
Time: 1:30 PM
ConcertsFree
Apollo 11 Film Screening

On the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, Festival Napa Valley hosts a film screening of Apollo 11, the acclaimed 2019 documentary film by Todd Douglass Miller. The film consists solely of archival footage, including never-before-seen footage and audio recordings that take you straight into the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission.

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Song to the Moon: 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Landing at Lincoln Theater
Time: 5:30 PM
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Song to the Moon: 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Landing at Lincoln Theater

 

The Festival’s closing concert reaches for the stars 50 years to the day after Apollo 11 landed on the moon and astronaut Neil Armstrong took “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

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Sunday, July 21

Sunday at the Symphony
Time: 3:00 PM
ConcertsFree
Sunday at the Symphony

Everyone is invited to today’s admission-free matinee. Featuring the Festival Napa Valley Blackburn Music Academy Orchestra performing timeless masterpieces, Sunday at the Symphony provides an enriching experience for classical music novices and connoisseurs alike.

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