Music in the Vineyards - Chamber Music Festival - Wine Country, Napa Valley
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Please see below for a listing by date of our 25th Anniversary Festival Season Concerts and Events. All of our concerts are held indoors.


Thursday, August 15, 2019

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Napa Valley College, Upper Campus, 1088 College Ave., St. Helena  |  2:00 pm  |

FREE Open Rehearsal
This is an opportunity for music lovers of all ages to gain an insight into how the musicians prepare for their performances.
Tickets are not needed for open rehearsals, just show up and enjoy.

Friday, August 16, 2019

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Silverado Vineyards, 6121 Silverado Trail, Napa  |  7:30pm | Tickets $60

J.S. Bach composed one of the most remarkable job applications ever, his six concertos dedicated to the Margrave of Brandenburg, who apparently never looked at the scores! Concerto no. 3 is a joyful, energetic romp, a perennial audience favorite. Brahms came out of his self-imposed retirement to write his elegiac clarinet quintet, modeled after Mozart’s earlier quintet.

Program
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no.3 ㉕
Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 14, K. 449
Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings ㉕

Musicians
Violin: Agatha Blevin, Francisco Fullana, Simin Ganatra, Austin Hartman, Axel Strauss, Daria Adams
Viola: Mark Holloway, Jonah Sirota, Mason Spencer
Cello: Adrian Golay, Anthony Ross, Brandon Vamos
Piano: William Wolfram
Clarinet: Burt Hara
Bass: Scott Pingel

Saturday, August 17, 2019

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Silverado Vineyards, 6121 Silverado Trail, Napa  |  5:00pm | Tickets $60

Tonigt we honor the legacy of Ron and Diane Disney Miller; whose foundational support was vital to the success of Music in the Vineyards. Schubert’s beloved Trout Quintet is so named because it contains variations on his song about a trout who outwits the proverbial fisherman. Music lovers can thank the wealthy patron and amateur cellist who commissioned it, for the song was his personal favorite.

Program
Schubert: Quintet for Piano and Strings, Trout
Bernstein: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Massenet: “Meditation” from Thais
Enesco: Romanian Rhapsody no. 1

Musicians
Violin: Gracie Carney, Francisco Fullana, Simin Ganatra, Axel Strauss
Viola: Jonah Sirota
Cello: Anthony Ross, Brandon Vamos
Piano: William Wolfram
Clarinet: Burt Hara
Bass: Scott Pingel

Sunday, August 18, 2019

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Silverado Vineyards, 6121 Silverado Trail, Napa  |  5:00pm | Tickets $60

Any top 25 list must include Felix Mendelssohn’s brilliant Octet for strings. It was his coming out piece at age 16, a work so fresh, so inspired, that in one fell swoop it added Mendelssohn to the ranks of history’s great composers. That same youthful energy is present in the remaining works; one is whimsical, one is comical, one is just wild!

Program
Brett Dean: Some Birthday for Two Violas and Cello
Miguel Del Águila: Presto II for String Quartet
Derek Bermel: Language Instruction for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano
Mendelssohn: Octet for strings ㉕

Musicians
Violin: Agatha Blevin, Gracie Carney, Simin Ganatra, Austin Hartman, Axel Strauss, Daria Adams
Viola: Mark Holloway, Jonah Sirota, Mason Spencer
Cello: Adrian Golay, Anthony Ross, Brandon Vamos
Piano: William Wolfram
Clarinet: Burt Hara

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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Hudson House, Beringer Vineyards, 2000 Main Street, St. Helena |  6:30 Pre-Concert Talk  |  7:30 pm Concert  |
Tickets $60

A 25 for 25 list would not be complete without a keyboard work of J.S. Bach. The Partita no. 4 is the point of departure for this program of distinctive solo works for violin, cello, flute and oboe.

Program
6:30pm The Inside Story with Michael Adams.
Going It Alone: The challenges of composing for a single instrument.

7:30pm
J.S. Bach: Partita no.4 in D major ㉕
John Corigliano: The Red Violin Caprices
Joshua Roman: Riding Light for Cello
Benjamin Britten: Six Metamorphoses After Ovid for Oboe
Robert Maggio: Elysian Fields for Flute

Musicians
Violin: Arnaud Sussmann
Cello: Joshua Roman
Piano: Michael Brown
Flute: Bart Feller
Oboe: Elizabeth Koch Tiscione

Thursday, August 22, 2019

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Napa Valley College, Upper Campus, 1088 College Ave., St. Helena  |  2:00 pm  |

FREE Open Rehearsal
This is an opportunity for music lovers of all ages to gain an insight into how the musicians prepare for their performances.
Tickets are not needed for open rehearsals, just show up and enjoy.

Friday, August 23, 2019

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The Hess Collection, 4411 Redwood Road, Napa  |  7:30 pm  | Tickets $60

Two Mozart masterworks from our 25 For 25 list bookend this program of works that includes a Music in the Vineyards commission from 2002. To Live in This World which brings to life three poems by Mary Oliver, is dedicated to the memory of MITV's Founding Executive Director Gail Adams.

Program
Mozart: Quartet for Flute and Strings, K. 285 ㉕
Andrew Norman: Light Screens for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello
David Evan Thomas: To Live in This World for String Quartet and Soprano
Mozart: Divertimento for String Trio, K. 563 ㉕

Musicians
Violin: Mari Lee, Arnaud Sussmann, Daria Adams
Viola: Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, Jonathan Vinocour
Cello: Nicholas Canellakis, Joshua Roman
Flute: Bart Feller
Soprano: Tori Tedeschi Adams

Saturday, August 24, 2019

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Clos Pegase, 1060 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga  |  7:30 pm | Tickets $60

Join us in the only winery that has hosted Music in the Vineyards for every one of our twenty-five years. Debussy’s early piano trio is uncharacteristically sweet and sentimental, verging on salon music.  Due to a change in personnel there has been a small change in the program and the Brahm's Viola Sonata has been replaced by the Brahm's Violin Sonata, No. 3 in D minor, op. 108.

Program
Madeline Dring: Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano
Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, op. 108 ㉕ (Change to published program)
Piazzolla: Oblivion for Oboe and Strings
Debussy: Piano Trio ㉕

Musicians
Violin: Mari Lee, Arnaud Sussmann, Daria Adams
Viola: Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, Jonathan Vinocour
Cello: Nicholas Canellakis, Joshua Roman
Piano: Michael Brown
Flute: Bart Feller
Oboe: Elizabeth Koch Tiscione

Sunday, August 25, 2019

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Inglenook, 1991 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford  |  5:00 pm | Tickets $60

Composer TJ Cole was our unequivocal choice when we decided to commission a work for our 25th anniversary, because of her lyrical writing that will leave you breathless. Our final 25 For 25 choice, Brahms’ first Piano Quartet, is a fitting way to end our season, full of gypsy rhythms and passion.

Program
Marcello: Oboe Concerto
TJ Cole: String Sextet (25th Anniversary Commission)
Brahms: Piano Quartet no. 1, op.60 ㉕

Musicians
Violin: Mari Lee, Arnaud Sussmann, Daria Adams
Viola: Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, Jonathan Vinocour
Cello: Nicholas Canellakis, Joshua Roman
Piano: Michael Brown
Oboe: Elizabeth Koch Tiscione

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25th Birthday Party
Tre Posti
, 641 Main Street, St. Helena  |  7:30 pm  | Tickets $145

Join us on the last night of the festival for our 25th Birthday Party. Watch the sunset over the mountains and vineyards from Tre Posti’s picturesque Garden Grove with appetizers and sparkling wine, then join our musicians for a delicious 3 course buffet dinner prepared by chef Nash Cognetti paired with premier wines.