Music in the Vineyards - Chamber Music Festival - Wine Country, Napa Valley
napa valley
chamber music
August 2 - 23, 2020
string quartet
in the vineyards
Vienna & Prague
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It isn’t every day that a street criminal—a high-school dropout with two felony convictions—is accused of stealing a centuries-old violin worth as much as $6 million. But nothing about the heist of the Lipinski Stradivarius, which galvanized the music world last winter, was normal, or even logical . . .

As the creative director on the project, Michael Adams, put it, Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale is “a combination of ‘The Devil made me do it’ and ‘It’s the economy, stupid.’

If you don’t know it, this is a dark little tale from a folk story collection written by . . .

Chamber music is probably not the first thing that springs to the minds of barrel-room visitors at Markham Vineyards in St. Helena. True to its name, two sides of the large rectangular space are lined floor to ceiling with 60-gallon oak barrels filled with Napa Valley’s finest. The floors are concrete, the walls are stone, and the wood ceiling is both high and . . .

A string quintet playing Schubert capped off the Music in the Vineyards concert to rousing applause in the cave theater at Clos Pegase Winery on Sunday.

The acoustics carried the tiniest little pluck of . . .