A Festival Napa Valley Patron Pass Affords Access (2024)

By Fran Endicott Miller Apr. 10th, 2024

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BODYTRAFFIC. Photo by Guzman Rosado

Festival Napa Valley, recognized for transforming California wine country into a cultural destination, has announced the lineup for its 2024 Summer Season, July 12 – 21. Featuring innovative classical, jazz, contemporary, opera, and dance productions paired with Napa Valley’s unparalleled food, wine, and hospitality, the 2024 schedule is best experienced with a Patron Pass.

The Patron Pass provides access to the festival’s Vintner’s Luncheons, Patron Dinners, fashion shows, and other special events. The pass includes premium seating and access to the popular Patron’s Lounge at concerts, as well as valet parking.

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Festival Napa Valley Season Finale Brunch at Alpha Omega. Photo by David Ortega

Festival Napa Valley2024 Summer Season highlights include:

·International superstarLionel Richieheadlines theArts for All Gala, benefiting arts education and the Festival’s community programs, with an elegant dinner prepared by chefElliot Bellpaired with single vineyard wines provided byNickel & Nickel Wineryat their historic farmstead property.

·Maria Manetti Celebrates La Dolce Vitahonoring screen legendSophia Loren,with a screening of her iconic films and a performance featuring Loren’s grandsonVittorio Pontion piano in his festival debut and theLos Angeles Virtuosi Orchestraconducted byCarlo Ponti.

·Mancini at 100withMonica Mancini, Shelly Berg, Gregg FieldandThe Frost School of Music’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra.

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Pretty Yende. Photo by Gregor Hohenberg

·Uytengsu Family Opening Nightfeaturing sopranoPretty Yende andtenorJonathan Tetelmanwith Festival Orchestra Napa conducted byCarlo Montanaro,as well as anOpus One Premiereperformance by composer/pianist Yang Bao.

·Grand Cru Classicswith pianistJean-Yves Thibaudetand violinistRay Chenin anOlivia Decker Power of Musicconcert with Festival Orchestra Napa conducted byFilippo Ciabatti.

·GRAMMY-winning string and vocal ensemble Time for Threeperforming Pulitzer Prize-winning composerKevin Puts’concerto,Contact.

·High energy contemporary dance groupBODYTRAFFICreturns to Festival Napa Valley for the annual Dance Gala.

·Vocal FantastiquefeaturingManetti Shrem Summer Conservatory Vocalistsinfavorite opera scenes and composerGordon Getty’sOld Man TrilogyfeaturingVolti Chorale,withFestival Orchestra Napaconducted byMing Luke.

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Time for Three. Photo by Shervin Lainez

·Art song recital featuring sopranoLisa Delan, pianistKevin Korthand clarinetistDavid Barnett, with a world premiere by composerJake Heggie.

·An innovative Manetti Shrem Operaproduction of Mozart’sAbduction from the Seraglioconducted byCarlo Montanaroand directed byJean-Romain Vesperini,with sopranoBrenda Rae, tenorMichele Angelini, BassDavid SoarandVolti Chorale.

·Taste of Napa, Festival Napa Valley’s signature celebration of food, wine and music atThe Meritage Resort and Spa.

·Young Original,bringing fresh energy to the Great American Songbook at CIA at Copiain a double bill performance with singer-songwriterMatt Costa, and atAlpha Omega.

·Daily admission-freeFestival Live!concerts with participants from theFrost School of Music at Festival Napa Valley’s Blackburn Music Academy.

·ThreeBouchaine Young Artistconcerts featuring violinistGeneva Lewis, pianistDaniela Liebman, and harpistAlisa Sadikova.

·Upon a Daybook release author event with composer and poet Gordon Getty.

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Festival Napa Valley Patron Dinner at Raymond Vineyards. Photo by Drew Altizer Photography

Patron Passes start at $1,550 for a single day pass that includes a full festival day with access to an intimate Vintner’s Luncheon, a performance, and an elegant Patron Dinner.Multiday options range from $3,750 to $12,000. The Opening Weekend Pass ($5,500) and Passport Pass ($12,000) include access to the Festival’sArts for All Galaheadlined by Lionel Richie. The Gala also features an auction ofonce-in-a-lifetime luxury travel, wine, and performing arts experiences. (Last year, attendees bid on trips to the Tony Awards, Tuscany, England, Switzerland, etc.) An Arts for All Gala pass can also be purchased individually for $2,500. Clickherefor a menu of options.

Festival Napa Valley performances take place on theFestival Napa Valley Stage at Charles Krug in St. Helena, theEcolab TheatreandJackson Family Wines Amphitheater at CIA at Copiain Napa,Nickel & Nickelin Oakville, and at wineries, resorts, and estates throughout Napa Valley.

Festival Napa Valley 2024 venue and event hostsinclude ADAMVS, Alila Napa Valley, Alpha Omega, Antinori Napa Valley, Bella Union Winery, Bouchaine Vineyards, CADE Estate Winery, Castello di Amorosa, Charles Krug, Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia, Davis Estates, Del Dotto Estate Winery, The Donum Estate, Freemark Abbey Winery, HALL St. Helena, The Meritage Resort and Spa, Napa Valley College, Nickel & Nickel, ONEHOPE Winery, Raymond Vineyards, Spottswoode Winery, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Sterling Vineyards, Tamber Bey Vineyards, St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery, Tre Posti, and Turnbull Wine Cellars.

Festival Napa Valley 2024 Premier sponsors include Bouchaine Vineyards, Kaiser Permanente, Audi, Opus One, Pomellato, and The Meritage Resort and Spa. 2024 Performance partners include Charles Krug, the Culinary Institute of America at Copia, Frost School at Festival Napa Valley, Meyer Sound, and Napa Valley College.

“We present dazzling talent on spectacular stages surrounded by the incomparable beauty of Napa Valley,” said Festival President & CEO Richard Walker. “It’s a one-of-a-kind experience and a highlight of the year for guests and artists, both returning and new.”

For more information about the Festival Napa Valley Patron Experience or to purchase a Patron Pass, contactconcierge@festivalnapavalley.orgor call707.927.3874

Fran Endicott Miller

Fran Endicott Miller is a luxury focused freelance feature and travel writer for a variety of lifestyle publications and websites, editor-at-large for JustLuxe.com, senior contributor to Napa Valley Life Magazine, and a California editor for luxury travel concierge service Essentialist, specializing in the Napa Valley. Prior to her journalism career she held positions in the fields of politics, te...(ReadMore)

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