Springboard

Join Festival Napa Valley in celebrating the arts at Springboard, featuring live music, educational programs, a film screening, and a Concert for Kids. Headlining this year’s Springboard is Miss America 2019 Nia Imani Franklin. An opera singer, composer, and arts advocate, Franklin was awarded the title Miss America 2019 after persevering though a rigorous competition cycle and wowing judges and audiences alike with her rendition of “Quando m’em Vo” from Puccini’s La Bohème. A champion for arts education, Franklin makes her Festival Napa Valley debut this April.

 

Wednesday, April 1

Film Screening: {How Did You Learn Today?}
Time: 7:00 PM
Free
Film Screening: How Did You Learn Today?

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Festival Napa Valley presents a documentary short about Willow Elementary, an Artful Learning Legacy and Leadership School in Napa dedicated to academic excellence through the arts.

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Thursday, April 2

Nia Imani Franklin Master Class
Time: 2:00 PM
Invitation Only
Nia Imani Franklin Master Class

Nia Imani Franklin presents a master class and conversation for 30 students from Napa Valley College’s Performing Arts program. Franklin will talk about composing and performing, and will coach selected students in performance.

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Community Concert: Nia Imani Franklin
Time: 6:00 PM
Free
Community Concert: Nia Imani Franklin

Doors open at 5:30 pm

Nia Imani Franklin showcases her vocal artistry in a recital at the Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center. A classically trained opera singer, Franklin’s influences include gospel, soul, jazz, and R&B. This lively recital program mixes opera arias with jazz ballads and popular pop songs. Franklin will also perform her stirring new single, EarthSun.

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Patron Dinner at Auberge du Soleil
Time: 8:00 PM
Invitation Only
Patron Dinner at Auberge du Soleil

Following tonight’s concert, guests will dine on Executive Chef Robert Curry’s innovative, seasonal culinary artistry, paired with a selection of wines to complement the evening.

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Friday, April 3

Concert for Kids: Nia Imani Franklin
Time: 10:00 AM
Invitation Only
Concert for Kids: Nia Imani Franklin

Nia Imani Franklin brings her star power to Festival Napa Valley’s Spring Concert for Kids. Franklin will perform for the students of Camille Creek Community School, whose mission is to empower Napa’s most disenfranchised youth. Franklin will perform songs ranging from opera to pop, her new single EarthSun, and original instrumental compositions. This performance is followed by a Q&A session with Franklin and the students.

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