July 29  |  3:00PM

Sunday at the Symphony: Romeo and Juliet with Blackburn Music Academy Orchestra

Revel in the sweep and beauty of celebrated symphonic repertoire in the final concert of the season. Ming Luke leads the Festival Napa Valley Blackburn Music Academy Orchestra in a program featuring music inspired by the world’s most famous pair of star-crossed lovers, including symphonic suites from Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and orchestral music from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story

Performers

Blackburn Music Academy
Blackburn Music Academy

Situated in the idyllic Napa Valley, the Festival Napa Valley Blackburn Music Academy provides an immersive summer festival experience for talented emerging professional musicians through direct chamber and orchestral performing opportunities with some of the most respected musicians from around the world.  An integral part of Festival Napa Valley, academy musicians present concerts throughout the Napa Valley for the thousands of patrons and attendees that come annually.

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Ming Luke
Ming Luke

Conductor Ming Luke is rapidly establishing himself as an exciting and versatile conductor to watch. In the past seasons he has worked with ensembles across the US, UK, Russia, France, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary, and Austria; and has conducted orchestras such as: Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra, Birmingham Royal, San Francisco Ballet, Houston Symphony, New York City Ballet Orchestra, Boston Ballet, l’Orchestre Prométhée (France), GödöllÅ‘ Symphony Orchestra (Hungary), Opera San José, Nashville Symphony/Ballet, Billings Symphony, Sacramento Opera, Napa Regional Dance Company, Sacramento Philharmonic, Komorni Orchestr Akademie of Prague, the Napa Valley Symphony, and others. 

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Venue

Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center

Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center is dedicated to theater and music instruction and performance. It offers professional quality theater in a college setting, featuring a five-show season as well as acting, music and production courses led by industry professionals. It is the official home of the Blackburn Music Academy.

Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center