23rd Season - Mark your calendars: August 4-27, 2017
September - 2016
We did it.
Our 22nd season was filled to the brim with consumate music, fine wine, and bonding with new and old friends. It was an action-packed month, kicking off with Mozart and Brahms at the beautiful Freemark Abbey, and culminating with the Beethoven Cycle - a pinnacle achievement of chamber music - by the talented Ariel Quartet. We are filled with gratitude for our concertgoers, supporters, donors, and all of the wonderful musicians who helped make our 22nd season such a success! Thanks to all of you who made it possible! We look forward to welcoming you back next year for our 23rd season in 2017.
July - 2016
Tickets for the 2016 Music in the Vineyards Festival are now on sale!
It is with great pride that Music in the Vineyards announces our 22nd season of concerts, presented at 13 stunning winery venues around the Napa Valley featuring 35 musicians of international renown.
This year we welcome four ensembles-in-residence to Music in the Vineyards: the Escher, Jupiter and Ariel quartets and the San Francisco Piano Trio, a group that we are proud to say was formed from the bonds of friendship established in past summers at MITV. The Escher Quartet will be playing at this year’s new venue, Jamieson Ranch Vineyards which is hosting two concerts this season.
We open the season at Freemark Abbey Winery with the majestic Clarinet Quintet of Johannes Brahms featuring clarinet phenom Burt Hara of the L.A. Philharmonic. Burt will also be playing in the first of our two Esterhazy Society Concerts. This year rather than holding a big fundraising gala we offer our donors an opportunity more in keeping with our mission — which is to present great chamber music in intimate Napa Valley settings. These private musical and culinary gatherings take place two beautiful estates in the Napa Valley. Click here for further details.
There is a lot of excitement buzzing around a new work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts. His setting of W.B. Yeats poetry, In At The Eye will be premiered at the picturesque Chimney Rock Winery.
Silverado Vineyards is our home for three concerts featuring masterpieces by Haydn, Brahms, Smetana, Boccherini and Schumann with international viola soloist Paul Neubauer featured in Soul Garden by Derek Bermel.
The final week of the 2016 festival culminates with the complete quartets of Ludwig van Beethoven, performed in five concerts on successive days by the Ariel Quartet. Hosting these concerts will be guest commentator Nuvi Mehta, the Artistic Director of the Ventura Music Festival who will share his insights on the Beethoven quartets.
At our closing night party you can meet your favorite musicians at the beautiful Meadowood Resort, where we celebrate the season with a great meal, companionship of fellow music lovers and some Napa Valley fine wines!
Get your tickets early as Music in the Vineyards concerts do sell out. We’ll look for you at intermission, enjoying a glass of Napa wine!
Michael and Daria Adams
Artistic Directors, Music in the Vineyards