Community Events

2023 Echo in the Vineyards Community Events

2023 Fellowship Quartet

The Lírios String Quartet is MITV’s 2023 Fellowship Quartet. Click here for a full list of their Community Outreach Performances.

Competition Winners Showcase

Saturday, July 29th 12:00pm
Congregation Beth Shalom, Napa Valley
Free Admission

Now in its 10th year, MITV’s Solo Instrumental Competition for California high school musicians awards cash prizes to outstanding instrumentalists selected by competitive audition. This year’s winners will be featured along with the Lírios Quartet, our 2023 Fellowship String Quartet, in this free lunchtime recital of talented young musicians. Click here to learn more and reserve tickets.

Concert For The Community

Saturday, August 5th 5:00pm
First Presbyterian Church, Napa
Tickets $25, $10 for Students and those under 18

This Concert for the Community will feature festival musicians in works by Antonio Vivaldi and tango master Astor Piazzolla as well as our first ever play-along, which will include you!  All are welcome-on any instrument-to join us in playing Johann Pachelbel’s beautiful Canon.  Book tickets and download the music.

Music Illuminated Lecture Demonstration

Schubert’s Miraculous Last Year
Thursday, August 10th, 7:00pm
CIA at Copia
Tickets $25

Brilliantly prolific while terribly ill, Schubert’s flurry of final works transcended the terrible suffering he endured. Curated by Artistic Director Michael Adams and assisted by festival musicians, this program will sample from the works of Schubert’s miraculous last year, including the “cello” quintet, the two piano trios, and his final piano sonatas. Click here to learn more and book tickets.

Not So Silent Cinema

Saturday, August 19th
12:00pm Jarvis Conservatory:  Learn More & Book Tickets
5:00pm St. Helena Performing Arts Center: Learn More & Book Tickets
Tickets: $20, $10 for patrons 18 and under

Two classic silent films, with original music by Stephen Prutsman performed by festival musicians, recreate the cinema experience of 100 years ago, before recorded sound was integrated into filmmaking in the 1920s. This year’s program features The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari a 1920 German silent horror film, directed by Robert Wiene and written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer. Considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema. And College (a Buster Keaton comedy). Buster Keaton is considered one of the greatest comic actors of all time. His influence on physical comedy is rivaled only by Charlie Chaplin. College (1927) demonstrates Keaton’s singular talent for physical comedy. 

2023 Pre-Concert Talks

The Inside Story with Artistic Director Michael Adams
A series of free pre-concert talks open for concert ticket holders.

Wednesday, August 2nd
6:00pm Domaine Carneros: Learn More & Book Tickets
How, Why, and When Do We Commission New Pieces of Music?
Insiders talk about the creation of new art.

Wednesday, August 9th
6:00pm Hudson House, Beringer Vineyards: Learn More & Book Tickets
Explore the deep connections between Mendelssohn’s Op. 13 Quartet and Ludwig van Beethoven.

Wednesday, August 16th
6:00pm Frog’s Leap Winery: Learn More & Book Tickets
Music in the Vineyards at 29: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?

2023 Free Open Rehearsals

Thursdays at 2pm on July 27, August 3, 10 17

St. Helena Parochial School, 1255 Oak Avenue, St. Helena

Gain an insight into how the musicians prepare for their performances.  Each rehearsal features repertoire which will be performed in concerts during that week.  There are usually rehearsals in at least two rooms and patrons are welcome to move from room to room.  There will also be a chance to ask questions and talk to the musicians.  Booking for these events is not necessary.

Musician Mingles

Saturday July 29th
Silverado Vineyards: Learn More & Book Tickets

Friday, August 11th
Hudson House, Beringer Vineyards: Learn More & Book Tickets

Tickets $20 when purchased with concert ticket.

A chance to mingle with the musicians following two festival concerts while enjoying wine and appetizers.

When you donate to Music in the Vineyards, you ensure that the Festival will continue to enrich people’s lives through the power of music.

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