Saturday, July 18 | 6:00PM
Fifteen years ago, Far Niente and Festival Napa Valley began an abiding relationship marked by the marriage of outstanding food, wine, and art. Some of the Festival’s most memorable events have taken place at Far Niente. This year will be no exception.
The brilliant young American violinist Chad Hoopes made his auspicious Festival Napa Valley debut in 2009, at age 14. Now an international soloist, Hoopes returns to perform Vivaldi’s ever-vivid Four Seasons with the Blackburn Academy Orchestra at Far Niente, under the baton of acclaimed conductor Carlo Ponti. A celebrity narrator will voice the libretto, featuring four poems written by Napa Valley high school students. The program will also include Daniel Brewbaker’s evocative Sinfonietta per Sofia, written for Ponti’s mother, Sophia Loren.
The festivities begin in the Cabernet Grill, where guests will gather for small bites paired with Far Niente’s superlative vintages.
Read more about the poetry contest.