2018 summer season

Saturday, July 21

Trefethen Family Vineyards 50th Anniversary Celebration, featuring Grupo Compay Segundo
Time: 7:30 PM
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Trefethen Family Vineyards 50th Anniversary Celebration, featuring Grupo Compay Segundo

The evening kicks off with a festive reception featuring Napa-bounty bites from Marks the Spot and Trefethen’s sensational estate wines. Then comes the music! Trefethen hosts the exclusive engagement of legendary Cuban band Grupo Compay Segundo, who make their way to Napa direct from Havana.

Passes are $249.

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Thursday, July 26

World Premiere! Joshua Bell Performs {The Red Violin} with Live Orchestra
Time: 6:00 PM
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World Premiere! Joshua Bell Performs The Red Violin with Live Orchestra

Arguably the world’s most famous violinist, Joshua Bell returns to Festival Napa Valley to perform the beautiful music he recorded for the Academy Award-winning 1998 film, The Red Violin. Audiences will enjoy a truly immersive experience: watching the gripping film on screen while, for the first time, Bell performs composer John Corigliano’s lush, Oscar-winning score in its entirety with orchestra.

Passes range from $69-$99.

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Friday, July 27

Dance Gala: San Francisco Ballet
Time: 6:00 PM
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Dance Gala: San Francisco Ballet

One of the world’s great dance companies, the San Francisco Ballet, returns to Napa Valley for the annual Dance Gala, an event that invariably ranks among the festival highlights. America’s oldest professional ballet company, San Francisco Ballet created the first American productions of Swan Lake and Nutcracker, and over the decades has commissioned and premiered ballets by some of the world’s top choreographers, among them William Forsythe, Mark Morris and Christopher Wheeldon. Shaped by Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson since 1985, the company has become what The New York Times called “one of the world’s most important vehicles for new ballet choreography,” performing new and classic works with unerring finesse and passion. 

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Saturday, July 28

Bernstein Centennial: Selections from {West Side Story}, featuring Michael Fabiano & Larisa Martínez
Time: 6:00 PM
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Bernstein Centennial: Selections from West Side Story, featuring Michael Fabiano & Larisa Martínez

The festival celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s centennial with music from one of the American master’s signature works: West Side Story, the 1957 musical that gave birth to such beautiful songs as “Maria,” “Tonight,” and “Somewhere.”

Passes range from $69-$99.

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Allegro Wrap Party at Kitchen Collective
Time: 7:30 PM
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Allegro Wrap Party at Kitchen Collective

It’s a wrap! Get ready to toast the end of the season at a silent disco party at Napa’s Kitchen Collective. Inspired by the gastronomic societies in the Basque region of Spain, Kitchen Collective is America’s first private social club for cooking enthusiasts. Put on your party hat and get ready to enjoy fine wines, nibble on tasty hors d’oeuvres, and dance the night away. 

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