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.” Festival Orchestra Napa performs Gustav Holst’s captivating 1918 celestial masterpiece, The Planets, and accompanies the rising star Canadian soprano Andriana Chuchman in Antonin Dvorak’s immortal aria, “Song to the Moon.” The program also features Gordon Getty’s beautiful choral piece, “The Old Man in the Night” with the Festival Napa Valley Volti Chorale, and the opening of Richard Strauss’ “Also Sprach Zarathustra” from 2001 Space Odyssey.
Festival Orchestra NAPA's appearance made possible through a generous gift from Tatiana and Gerret Copeland, proprietors of Bouchaine Vineyards
Andriana Chuchman and the Festival Napa Valley Volti Chorale both appear as part of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Vocal Arts Series
Sponsored by Twin Dolphin Los Cabos
Special thanks to Harvest Inn
First Republic Bank Stage at Lincoln Theater