Join us for our final weekend of concerts! 
Friday, Aug. 25 at 7:30pm  &  Saturday Aug. 26 at 5:00pm 
This weekend is your last chance to experience the 23rd season of
Music in the Vineyards, our Napa Valley Chamber Music Festival featuring
world-class artists, witty commentary, intimate wine country venues, and of course, wine! Tickets are still available for Friday and Saturday evening concerts, so give us a ring at (707) 258-5559 or book tickets online and catch us while you can!
 
Friday, Aug. 25  |  7:30pm
St. Helena Performing Arts Center
*NEW VENUE* 1401 Grayson Avenue 
Saturday, Aug. 26  |  5:00pm
Clos Pegase Cave Theater  
1060 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga
Join us for a program focused on American-based composers would not be complete without Barber's Adagio for strings and some Gershwin. Caroline Shaw, a New York-based musician who is the youngest-ever winner of the Pulitzer Prize, opens this program which concludes with the precocious "opus 1" trio by the most gifted child prodigy since Mozart: 13-year old Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

PROGRAM  
Caroline Shaw: Entr'Acte for string quartet 
Barber: Adagio for strings 
William Bolcom: Graceful Ghost for violin and piano 
Gershwin: Preludes for cello and piano
(arr. Nicholas Canellakis) 
Korngold: Piano Trio in D major, op. 1 
  
Musicians 
The Escher Quartet 
Violin: Adam Barnett-Hart, Aaron Boyd
Viola: Pierre Lapointe
Cello: Brook Speltz
 
Violin: Francesca dePasquale, Kerry McDermott 
Viola: Nokuthula Ngwenyama 
Cello: Nicholas Canellakis 
Piano: Michael Brown
Just two years after Gulliver's Travels was published by Jonathan Swift, it was set to music by Telemann, which became an instant sensation (and who wouldn't want to follow Gulliver on his exciting journey?) Violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama performs her own work, Sonoran Storm, while the program will close with Mozart's darkly personal G minor viola quintet.

PROGRAM 
Telemann: Gulliver Suite for two violins 
Nokuthula Ngwenyama: Sonoran Storm
for solo viola 
Dohn├ínyi: Serenade for string trio 
Mozart: String Quintet in G minor 

Musicians 
Violin: Adam Barnett-Hart, Aaron Boyd, Francesca dePasquale, Kerry McDermott 
Viola: Pierre Lapointe, Nokuthula Ngwenyama 
Cello: Nicholas Canellakis, Brook Speltz  
Celebrate at Meadowood! 
Sunday, Aug. 27th  |  7:30pm
900 Meadowood Lane, St Helena

Tickets ($145) are still available* for our Closing Night Celebration at the stunning
Meadowood Napa Valley resort. Join us for dinner on the lawn of the Vintner's Glen to mark the end of another fabulous season.  Mingle with artistic directors, Michael and Daria Adams and our musicians under the moon at this celebration with a premier wine reception and buffet dinner.
*BOOK TICKETS BY WEDNESDAY, AUG. 23
 
"Bouncing Between Baroque and Contemporary at  
Music in the Vineyards" 
Concert Review on SFCV 

"The upstairs dining room at the Silverado Vineyards in Napa Valley, with its vaulted ceiling and massive fireplace, is suitable for banquets, but last Friday it offered a feast for the ears - an adventurous program that paired four baroque works with three contemporary ones, courtesy of Music in the Vineyards, the amazingly successful music festival run by Michael and Daria Adams..." Click here to read the complete review on San Francisco Classical Voice.
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