Events

Springboard

April 4-6, 2019

Festival Napa Valley celebrated the arrival of Spring with Springboard. The three-day program included live music, educational programs, a film screening, and an inspiring Concert for Kids.

Thursday, April 4

Aldo López-Gavilán and Ilmar Gavilán in Concert at Jarvis Conservatory
Time: 6:00 PM
ConcertsSpring Season
Aldo López-Gavilán and Ilmar Gavilán in Concert at Jarvis Conservatory

Cuban pianist Aldo López-Gavilán, who made his festival debut in 2016 and was awarded the festival’s Khaledi Prize in 2017, is joined by his brother, Ilmar Gavilán, on violin for an electrifying concert of Aldo’s original compositions. Drawing from a range of colors that includes Middle Eastern, Irish and Brazilian sonorities, Aldo's compositions weave a layered tapestry described as magical, optimistic and at its core, deeply soulful. This very special evening commemorates the release of two collaborations between Aldo and Ilmar: a new album of original compositions and an upcoming public television documentary about their musical journeys.

Patron Dinner at Auberge du Soleil
Time: 7:30 PM
Invitation OnlySpring Season
Patron Dinner at Auberge du Soleil

There are few places where one can find a more enchanting, breathtaking view of Napa Valley than from Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford. Following tonight’s concert, guests will dine on Executive Chef Robert Curry’s innovative, seasonal culinary artistry on the famed Auberge du Soleil terrace, with its bird’s-eye view of acres of twisted olive trees, rolling tree laden slopes, and endless vineyards.  

Friday, April 5

Concert for Kids: Aldo López-Gavilán and Ilmar Gavilán at Jarvis Conservatory
Time: 11:00 AM
Invitation OnlySpring Season
Concert for Kids: Aldo López-Gavilán and Ilmar Gavilán at Jarvis Conservatory

Aldo and Ilmar bring their unforgettable sounds to Festival Napa Valley’s first Concert for Kids of the season. The brothers will perform for the students of Camille Creek Community School, whose mission is to empower Napa’s most disenfranchised youth toward a productive future through restorative relationships, individualized instruction and inspiring opportunities for growth.

Concert for Kids is an exclusive private concert and bilingual interactive session featuring Festival Napa Valley artists.

A Festival Napa Valley Arts for All program 

Saturday, April 6

Los Hermanos/The Brothers at Silverado Resort and Spa
Time: 3:00 PM
Invitation OnlySpring Season
Los Hermanos/The Brothers at Silverado Resort and Spa

Festival Napa Valley hosts a private work-in-progress preview of Los Hermanos/The Brothers, a powerful upcoming public television documentary about brothers Ilmar Gavilán and Aldo López-Gavilán. The Brothers tracks Ilmar and Aldo’s parallel lives, heartfelt reunion, and momentous performances together on stages in Cuba and across the U.S. This documentary film - part road movie, part family drama, part musical, offers a nuanced, often startling view of estranged nations through the lens of music, and an intensely moving, personal perspective on an unending geopolitical conflict whose next stage remains unknown. 

This invitation-only screening is followed by a performance featuring the film’s two stars: Aldo and Ilmar, a Q&A with directors Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider of PatchWorks Films, and an elegant reception at Silverado Resort and Spa.