Thursday, April 02  |  6:00PM

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.

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.

Performers

Nia Imani Franklin
Nia Imani Franklin

Nia Franklin was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and lived in the state through graduate school. She earned an undergraduate degree in composition from East Carolina University, and a master’s in fine arts from The University of North Carolina’s School of the Arts. She was crowned Miss America 2019 in September of 2018.

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Venue

Venue

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.

Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center