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.
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.
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.
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