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
Tour 2021

Press Coverage

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Celebrate the sounds of the Napa Valley during the 18th annual Music in the Vineyards, August 1-19, 2012, including an al fresco concert on our picturesque Vineyard Terrace on Sunday, August 12. Our concert focuses on three early works of Beethoven, written in near exact succession, showing his ever more adventurous expressive language...

Observe the superb performances of nine young string artists from all over the world who have traveled to San Francisco to compete for some of the world’s most prestigious prizes for virtuosos ages 15-23.

This year’s grand prize is valued at $14,850, including performances with the Marin Symphony, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Peninsula Symphony Orchestra, Noontime Concerts and Music in the Vineyards.

Presented by SF State’s College of Liberal and Creative Arts and the California Music Center.

Napa Valley is known for its romantic atmosphere, incredible vineyards and of course – some of the nation’s finest wine! This storied region is also home to Music in the Vineyards, the 18th annual chamber music festival bringing together internationally recognized, classical musicians in unique and intimate winery settings. The twilight concerts in wine caves and barrel rooms offer complimentary wine at intermission, witty and insightful commentary, and conversation with the musicians. The festival also offers several fundraisers including a home tour with chefs and cookbook authors (Kitchens in the Vineyards), intimate epicurean experiences (Tables in the Vineyards) and a celebration of local vintner musicians (Roll Over Beethoven).

...“Exposing youngsters to music and giving them the opportunity to explore their musical tastes and talents gives them not only a lifelong appreciation of music, but a creative outlet and emotional outlet as well,” said Harms, who has performed with Music in the Vineyards for 11 seasons. “Music is nurturing, soothing, uplifting and can stimulate creative thought. Plus, it’s fun at any age.”...