2018 summer season

Wednesday, July 18

Festival Live! Chamber Series
Time: 5:00 PM - 07:00 PM
ConcertsFree
Festival Live! Chamber Series

The festival’s professional and Academy musicians join together for a lively series of 12 admission-free chamber concerts around Napa Valley. Today's concerts will take places at Schweiger Vineyards & Winery, Napa Valley Opera House, Copia, and the St. Helena Performing Arts Center.

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Thursday, July 19

Festival Live! Chamber Series
Time: 4:00 PM - 07:00 PM
ConcertsFree
Festival Live! Chamber Series

The festival’s professional and Academy musicians join together for a lively series of 12 admission-free chamber concerts around Napa Valley. Today's concerts will take place at Rutherford Hill Winery, Napa Valley Opera House, Copia, and the St. Helena Performing Arts Center.

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Friday, July 20

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

The festival’s professional and Academy musicians join together for a lively series of 12 admission-free chamber concerts around Napa Valley. Today's concert in the Napa Valley Opera House Courtyard is the final in the series.

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Sunday, July 22

Sunday at the Symphony: Tribute to First Responders
Time: 2:00 PM
ConcertsFree
Sunday at the Symphony: Tribute to First Responders

Versatile San Francisco soprano Lisa Delan, who premiered Gordon Getty’s Four Dickinson Songs at the 2008 festival, sings Joseph Canteloube’s lovely Chants d’Auvergne – a group of folk songs from the French region of Auvergne, accompanied by conductor Martin West and the Festival Napa Valley Blackburn Music Academy Orchestra.  The program also features popular symphonic masterpieces deftly performed by the Festival's all-star Academy musicians.

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Tuesday, July 24

Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Sophia Bacelar, cello
Time: 11:00 AM
ConcertsFree
Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Sophia Bacelar, cello

The dynamic multinational cellist Sophia Bacelar, a Cuban-Chinese-American who studied at the Paris Conservatory, made her debut at the Berlin Philharmonie this season and has been booked for performances from New York to Geneva. She is one of the rising stars introduced to the festival audience through the Bouchaine Young Artists Series.

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Wednesday, July 25

Grand Cru Piano Series: Recital by Yekwon Sunwoo
Time: 6:00 PM
ConcertsFree
Grand Cru Piano Series: Recital by Yekwon Sunwoo

The Grand Cru Piano Series features the Gold Medalist of a major international piano competition, who takes the spotlight at this unprecedented event at Jarvis Conservatory. 

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Grand Cru Piano Series: Recital by Rodolfo Leone
Time: 7:00 PM
ConcertsFree
Grand Cru Piano Series: Recital by Rodolfo Leone

The Grand Cru Piano Series features the Gold Medalist of a major international piano competition, who takes the spotlight at this unprecedented event at Jarvis Conservatory. 

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Grand Cru Piano Series: Recital by Zoltán Fejérvári
Time: 8:00 PM
ConcertsFree
Grand Cru Piano Series: Recital by Zoltán Fejérvári

The Grand Cru Piano Series features the Gold Medalist of a major international piano competition, who takes the spotlight at this unprecedented event at Jarvis Conservatory. 

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Thursday, July 26

Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Yoonah Kim, clarinet
Time: 11:00 AM
ConcertsFree
Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Yoonah Kim, clarinet

Napa audiences will have their first chance to hear the sterling young Korean-Canadian clarinetist Yoonah Kim, who made her debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall this year after becoming the first solo clarinetist in 30 years to win the prestigious Concert Artists Guild International Competition. A Juilliard graduate, she’s making a name for herself with orchestras and festivals around the U.S. and Canada.

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Friday, July 27

Festival Premieres: {Pied Piper Fantasy} featuring Maxim Rubtsov
Time: 11:00 AM
ConcertsFree
Festival Premieres: Pied Piper Fantasy featuring Maxim Rubtsov

American composer John Corigliano will be here when the formidable Russian flutist Maxim Rubtsov premieres a new arrangement of Corigliano’s Pied Piper Fantasy with members of the Russian National Orchestra. This beguiling 1993 concerto is based partly on Robert Browning’s classic tale, “The Pied Piper of Hamelin.” 

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Saturday, July 28

Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Russian Renaissance
Time: 11:00 AM
ConcertsFree
Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Russian Renaissance

The captivating ensemble Russian Renaissance, a Moscow-based quartet that won last year’s $100,000 grand prize at the University of Michigan’s M-Prize chamber music competition, performs traditional Russian folk music filtered through a modern sensibility, playing fiery and lyrical music on balalaika, contrabass balalaika, button accordion and the lute-like domra.

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Sunday, July 29

Sunday at the Symphony: Romeo and Juliet
Time: 3:00 PM
ConcertsFree
Sunday at the Symphony: Romeo and Juliet

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

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