MISSION

Free Concerts

Through the festival’s year-round Arts for All programs, more than 6,000 seniors, veterans and families enjoy free international-quality concerts each year.

2019 Concerts

Wednesday, July, 10

Festival Live! Chamber Series
Festival Live! Chamber Series

The festival’s professional and Academy musicians join together for a lively series of 14 admission-free chamber concerts around Napa Valley. 

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Thursday, July, 11

Festival Live! Chamber Series
Festival Live! Chamber Series

The festival’s professional and Academy musicians join together for a lively series of 14 admission-free chamber concerts around Napa Valley. 

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Friday, July, 12

Bouchaine Young Artists Series: Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Isata Kanneh-Mason
Bouchaine Young Artists Series: Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Isata Kanneh-Mason

The brilliant British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year Award, makes his Bay Area debut in a recital accompanied by his sister, the equally celebrated pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason. 

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Sunday, July, 14

Sunday Buzz with The Yellowjackets
Sunday Buzz with The Yellowjackets

The two-time Grammy Award-winning jazz fusion band, The Yellowjackets, was hailed by JazzTimes as a “perfectly combustible electric-acoustic outfit whose smart, often challenging and unpredictable compositions draw from fusion, post-bop, and contemporary jazz.” Throughout their storied 35-year history, The Yellowjackets have recorded 22 albums, received 17 Grammy nominations, and performed numerous sold-out tours to worldwide critical acclaim. This July they bring their unique sound to Festival Napa Valley’s popular admission-free Sunday matinee.

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Tuesday, July, 16

Bouchaine Young Artists Series: Mitya Nilov, percussion, with Liana Pailodze Harron, piano
Bouchaine Young Artists Series: Mitya Nilov, percussion, with Liana Pailodze Harron, piano

The brightest new star on the percussion scene, Mitya Nilov makes his Festival Napa Valley debut. He is the first percussionist in 15 years to win the Concert Artists Guild International Competition (2018). Celebrated for his distinctive musical voice, sensitivity and dynamic stage presence, he has appeared in some of the world’s top concert halls, including the Alte Oper Frankfurt, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, the Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, the Mariinsky Theater Concert Hall, and the New World Center in Miami.

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Wednesday, July, 17

Portraits of a Planet at Charles Krug Winery
Portraits of a Planet at Charles Krug Winery

Donald Pettit had been exploring our world through photography for 35 years when he launched to the International Space Station in 2002, bringing his artistic vision and photographic expertise with him.  His "Portraits of a Planet: Photographer in Space" exhibition features 20 of his photographs personally selected and edited from more than half a million he captured during his 372 days living and working in space.

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Saturday, July, 20

Bouchaine Young Artist Series: iSing Silicon Valley Girls Choir
Bouchaine Young Artist Series: iSing Silicon Valley Girls Choir

Silicon Valley’s sensational all-girls choir makes its Festival debut in this Bouchaine Young Artists concert. Winners of the 2018 Grand Prize at the Eighth International Robert Schumann Choral Competition, iSing is an ambitious choral program that trains local young female singers in musicianship as well as in community involvement and leadership – aiming to change the world through song.

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Saturday, July, 20

Apollo 11 Film Screening
Apollo 11 Film Screening

On the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, Festival Napa Valley hosts a film screening of Apollo 11, the acclaimed 2019 documentary film by Todd Douglass Miller. The film consists solely of archival footage, including never-before-seen footage and audio recordings that take you straight into the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission.

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Sunday, July, 21

Sunday at the Symphony
Sunday at the Symphony

Everyone is invited to today’s admission-free matinee. Featuring the Festival Napa Valley Blackburn Music Academy Orchestra performing timeless masterpieces, Sunday at the Symphony provides an enriching experience for classical music novices and connoisseurs alike.

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