Our 2022 festival runs from Wednesday, August 3rd to Sunday, August 21st.
We look forward to welcoming you to a full season of concerts and events including lectures, free open rehearsals and the opportunity to mingle with the musicians.
Festival tickets go on sale on Wednesday June 1st.
The health and safety of our patrons, musicians, staff, and volunteers is our top priority. Music in the Vineyards provides intimate settings for all our concerts and therefore at the present time all patrons must present a vaccination card with booster, if eligible, along with matching photo ID and be fully masked. Our Health and Safety protocols will be updated on an ongoing basis so please check with us prior to attending.
Wednesday, August 17, 2022Show
Frog's Leap Winery, 8815 Conn Creek Road, Rutherford | 6:30pm Pre-Concert Talk | 7:30 pm Concert
The Escher Quartet presents beautifully expressive performances with their trademark precision, displayed in works by three masters of the string quartet.
6:30pm: The Inside Story with Michael Adams
Be Not Afraid!
Let’s Talk About Bartók
Haydn: String Quartet Op.76, no.4, Sunrise
Bartók: String Quartet no.3
Dvořák: String Quartet Op.51
Violin: Adam Barnett-Hart, Brendan Speltz
Viola: Pierre Lapointe
Cello: Brook Speltz
Thursday, August 18, 2022Show
St. Helena Parochial School, 1255 Oak Ave., St. Helena | 10:30 am - 12:30 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.
Robert Mondavi Winery, 7801 St. Helena Highway, Oakville | 7:30 pm Concert
We turn the age-old stereotype of the white male composer on its head in this concert of four captivating works, all composed by women.
Valerie Coleman: Maombi Asante for Flute, Violin and Cello
Maureen Nelson: Renaissance Suite — from Spain to France to Peru
Louise Farrenc: Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano
Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel: Piano Trio Op. 11
Violin: Adam Barnett-Hart, Maureen Nelson, Brendan Speltz, Tiani Butts
Viola: Masumi Per Rostad
Cello: Edward Arron, Nicholas Canellakis, Brook Speltz
Piano: Michael Brown
Flute: Tara Helen O’Connor
Friday, August 19, 2022Show
Clos Pegase, 1060 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga | 7:30 pm Concert
The extraordinary acoustic of the Cave Theater at Clos Pegase is the ideal setting to experience the ethereal Fratres, and the world-premiere of Vortex, Michael Brown’s new work. The program concludes with Schubert’s most dramatic string quartet, Death and the Maiden.
Arvo Pärt: Fratres
Michael Brown: Vortex for Solo Cello and Strings
Schubert: String Quartet, Death and the Maiden
Violin: Adam Barnett-Hart, Maureen Nelson, Brendan Speltz, Daria T. Adams, Tiani Butts, Reuben Kebede
Viola: Pierre Lapointe, Masumi Per Rostad, Aimee McAnulty
Cello: Edward Arron, Nicholas Canellakis, Brook Speltz, Pedro Sanchez
Bass: Scott Pingel
Saturday, August 20, 2022Show
St. Helena Performing Arts Center, 1401 Grayson Avenue, St. Helen | 5:00 pm Concert
A special community performance.
Three 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 film making in the 1920's. The main attraction is a Buster Keaton classic, Sherlock Jr. from 1924. A Trip to the Moon (1902) is considered the earliest science fiction flick, while The Cameraman's Revenge (1912) is one of the first-ever animated films.
A Trip to the Moon
The Cameraman's Revenge
Flute:Tara Helen O’Connor
Sunday, August 21, 2022Show
Inglenook, 1991 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford | 5:00 pm Concert
We celebrate the end of our 28th season with the string quintet Dvořák wrote in America, inspired by Native American drumming, African American melodies and infused with his Bohemian spirit. Afterwards, join our musicians for the Festival Finale Dinner around the magnificent Inglenook fountain.
Boccherini: Quintet for Flute and Strings
Debussy: Violin Sonata
Ilari Kaila: The Bells Bow Down for Piano and String Quartet
Dvořák: String Quintet Op.97, American
Violin: Adam Barnett-Hart, Maureen Nelson, Brendan Speltz, Daria T. Adams
Viola: Pierre Lapointe, Masumi Per Rostad
Cello: Edward Arron, Nicholas Canellakis, Pedro Sanchez
Piano: Michael Brown
Flute: Tara Helen O'Connor
Festival Finale Dinner
Join the Music in the Vineyards family of musicians, patrons, and supporters at sunset around the iconic, Inglenook fountain for appetizers, followed by a delicious three-course buffet dinner paired with premier Inglenook wines.