Thursday, April 02 | 6:00PM
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.
Tonight Franklin will also announce the winners of the Festival’s Four Seasons of Napa Valley poetry contest. The four winners will have their poetry read by a celebrity narrator at a performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons this summer, and will receive a $1,000 education scholarship.
Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center
Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center is dedicated to theater and music instruction and performance. It offers professional quality theater in a college setting, featuring a five-show season as well as acting, music and production courses led by industry professionals. It is the official home of Festival Napa Valley's Blackburn Music Academy.