* * * A Message About our 2020 Festival * * *
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the unpredictability of local and national regulations in the coming months, our Board of Directors have reached the difficult yet necessary conclusion to postpone the 2020 festival as-planned. To counter this disappointment, we are thrilled to announce that we have made the exciting decision to present our first-ever FREE Virtual Festival this August!
Although we are heartbroken to not see all of you in-person for our 26th Season, we are delighted to continue our mission in new and innovative ways, while also ensuring the health and safety of our Music in the Vineyards family: you, our musicians, staff, volunteers, winery venue hosts, and the Napa Valley community.
With this season's virtual festival, our primary goals are to:
- Offer free access and engagement with high-quality music from our beloved Music in the Vineyards musicians
- Provide our musicians with desperately-needed compensation and retain our staff during these difficult times
Thanks to each and every one of our donors whose support and generosity makes this possible.
We are developing our 2020 Virtual Festival with original content to allow Music in the Vineyards to fulfill its mission of enriching people’s lives through the power of music. We are planning fresh, creative ways of connecting you to the unique MITV experience you've grown to love, including program introductions and music commentaries from Michael and Daria Adams, as well as visual connections to our beautiful winery venues. Each program will be shown in a digital format on our regularly-scheduled concert days.
Chamber music is an art form designed for intimate settings, and this August we will recreate our festival in the most intimate of settings: your very own home. Stay tuned for our full calendar of virtual events, and best wishes for health, safety, and a summer filled with music and connection!
We are profoundly grateful for your support of Music in the Vineyards. We will continue to send you e-blasts with music excerpts from previous festivals in hopes that the healing, comforting power of exquisite music will lift your spirits. Click here of you'd like to subscribe to these e-blasts.
It is our greatest hope that each of you will remain safe and healthy.