Festival Napa Valley Announces Star-Studded Lineup for Eleventh Annual Culture, Wine and Cuisine Extravaganza July 15-24, 2016

The region’s flagship festival to feature performances by Kristin
Chenoweth, Sergio Mendes, San Francisco Ballet, Kathleen Battle and
Sarah Chang

NAPA VALLEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Festival Napa Valley (formerly Festival del Sole), one of America’s
premiere summer destination events, presents its Eleventh Season, July
15-24, 2016. The ten-day fete features exclusive engagements by
preeminent classical, opera, jazz and dance artists paired with intimate
food and wine affairs hosted by the region’s top vintners. Through its
free programming and arts education initiatives, the festival seeks to
bring the transformative power of the arts to all.

Festival Napa Valley 2016 Highlights

(Visit festivalnapavalley.org
to view the full schedule and detailed descriptions)

  • Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth
    opens the season with an intimate recital at Castello di Amorosa.
  • San Francisco Ballet, accompanied by members of the San
    Francisco Ballet Orchestra
    , makes its long-anticipated Festival
    Napa Valley debut.
  • An Americana program featuring Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Chris
    Noth
    narrating Copland’s inspiring Lincoln Portrait, plus a
    special appearance by legendary soprano Kathleen Battle.
  • Far Niente hosts a tribute evening to Season 11 honoree Margrit
    Mondavi
    with a grand Italian feast prepared by celebrity chef Lidia
    Bastianich.
  • Jazz legend Sergio Mendes celebrates 50 years of Brasil 66
    at the annual “Jazz at the Castello” concert.
  • Festival Orchestra NAPA, an all-star ensemble of principal
    players from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic,
    the San Francisco Symphony and other leading orchestras, makes its
    debut.
  • Festival favorite Sarah Chang performs Piazzolla’s Four
    Seasons of Buenos Aires
    at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville.
  • The Festival Gala at Meadowood supports the festival’s Arts for All
    initiative that provides free and affordable programming along with
    grants to local schools and arts organizations.
  • Renowned baritone Lester Lynch and friends perform American
    Spirituals
    at the historic Mont La Salle Chapel in a program also
    featuring the Young People’s Chorus of NYC.
  • The Bouchaine Young Artist Series showcases today’s rising
    stars with three free concerts at the Jarvis Conservatory.
  • Taste of Napa™ celebrates the best of Napa Valley showcasing 70
    world-renowned wineries, restaurants, chefs and food artisans.
  • The Young People’s Chorus of New York City performs the
    admission-free 2016 Community Concert. Also appearing, for the first
    time, young dancers from the Napa Regional Dance Company.
  • International opera stars Isabel Leonard and Michael Fabiano headline
    the season finale Opera Gala, conducted by Carlo Ponti.

Festival Napa Valley 2016 Event Hosts include Alpha Omega,
Auberge du Soleil, Cardinale, Castello di Amorosa, Calistoga Ranch,
Cliff Lede Vineyards, Far Niente, Grgich Hills, HALL Wines, Harvest Inn,
The Hess Collection, Jarvis Conservatory, Lincoln Theater, Meadowood
Napa Valley, Mont La Salle Chapel, The Napa Valley Reserve, Robert
Mondavi Winery, Round Hill Estate, Solage Calistoga, Signorello Estate,
Spottswoode Estate, V. Sattui Winery and Vintner’s Collective.

Festival Napa Valley 2016 Passes

Festival Napa Valley offers a range of pass options to ensure the entire
community has the opportunity to experience and enjoy live performances.

Free Performance Pass: Enjoy admission-free
access to the Community Concert featuring the Young People’s Chorus of
New York City, and the Bouchaine Young Artist Series at Jarvis
Conservatory. Reservations required.

Concert Pass: Watch the world’s leading
classical, opera, jazz, and dance artists perform in intimate and unique
Napa Valley settings including Castello di Amorosa, Lincoln Theater and
Mont La Salle Chapel. Concert Passes start at $45.

Allegro Pass: Experience an evening of
music paired with warm Napa Valley hospitality. The Allegro Pass
includes premium concert seating and access to After Parties at chic
Napa Valley settings. Opening Night Allegro, $275, Solo Allegro Pass (a
la carte Lincoln Theater evenings), $149. Quattro Allegro Pass (all four
Lincoln Theater evenings), $475.

Patron Pass: Whether for a single day, a
weekend, or the entire festival, Patron Pass holders enjoy vintner’s
luncheons, winery dinners and other exclusive events. Additional
benefits include prime concert seating, valet parking, and concierge
services. Passes include a tax-deductible donation. Evening Patron Pass
from $850. All Day Patron Pass from $1,000. Multi-Day Patron Pass from
$2,700. All-Access Festival Passport, $10,000.

$40 under 40: $40 Concert Passes are
available for festivalgoers under 40 to performances at the Lincoln
Theater in Yountville.

Student Rate: Festival Napa Valley offers
$25 Concert Passes to students 25 years and under (student ID required)
to attend performances at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville.

To purchase passes, visit festivalnapavalley.org,
call 888.337.6272 or visit the Festival Box Office between 10 am and 4
pm, Monday to Friday, 1850 Soscol Ave., Suite 205 in Napa, CA.

About: Festival Napa Valley has put Napa Valley on the map as a
leading cultural destination. The annual summer festival blends the
world’s finest classical, jazz, opera, theater and dance artists with
culinary, wine and fitness pursuits, staged in Napa Valley’s most iconic
settings. Dedicated to enriching the region’s cultural vitality and to
supporting arts education, the festival nurtures young talent through
the Bouchaine Young Artist Series, presents free community concerts, and
is the leading funder of arts education in Napa County. More than 200
wineries, hotels, resorts, theaters, restaurants and vintners take part
in the event annually.

Festival Napa Valley is presented by Napa Valley Festival Association, a
nonprofit public benefit corporation governed by a board of prominent
vintners and local leaders.

Contacts

Fuller & Sander Communications
Tom Fuller, 707-253-0868
tom@fullerandsander.com
or
Monty
Sander, 707-253-8503
monty@fullerandsander.com

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