Attend the Festival del Sole 2012, in the lush rolling foothills of Napa Valley. This festival combines music, wine, cuisine and art in the magnificent landscape of the Napa Vineyards. The Festival runs for 10 days, from July 13th to the 22nd.
Outstanding musical concerts highlight internationally renowned soloists, orchestras and ensembles over a 10-day period in candlelit wine cellars and outdoor amphitheatres. The Festival also presents the best in ballet and dance as part of the Dede Wilsey Dance Series.
The program has been expanded to include jazz and popular music. The Festival del Sole incorporates an array of events including: art exhibitions, culinary events, wine tastings, lectures and other literary events. Celebrity chefs featured at the Festival have been “Thomas Keller, Cat Cora, Michael Chiarello and Gary Danko.”
Here’s a link to the calendar of events: http://festivaldelsole.org/PDFPress/programhorizontal_vip.pdf
The Festival has a noble educational mission that incorporates the Bouchaine Young Artist Series (sponsored by Bouchaine Winery). This provides performance opportunities for emerging local talent. The Festival dedicates special events each season to support charitable causes including:
” Napa arts organizations, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Redford Center. Outreach programs encompass distribution of free concert tickets to groups serving children and seniors, and activities designed for families.”
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ http://www.vino-con-vista.com
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