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Music in the Vineyards at Robert Mondavi Winery

Music in the Vineyards

Music in the Vineyards Music in the Vineyards at Robert Mondavi Winery

Celebrate the 24th season of Music in the Vineyards, the nationally-acclaimed chamber music festival held each summer in the Napa Valley. The festival showcases world-class artists-in-residence performing new and classic chamber music repertoire in stunning winery settings with breathtaking views of the valley. Each concert includes witty commentary and wine tasting at intermission. Seating is general admission.

Two sides of Mozart showcase how he expressed himself when composing for the piano, rather than for strings alone. We welcome a new string quintet by violist Nokuthula (just call her ‘Tula) Ngwenyama, inspired by the “Arecibo Message” broadcast into deep space in 1974 as our species introduction to other life in the cosmos.

Program

Mozart: String Quartet in D minor K. 421
Nokuthula Ngwenyama: Primal Message
Giovanni Sollima: “Violoncelles Vibrez!”
Mozart: Piano Quartet in E-flat, K. 493

Musicians

Violin: Francisco Fullana, Simin Ganatra, Austin Hartman, Mari Lee, Daria Adams
Viola: Guy Ben-Ziony, Dimitri Murrath, Nokuthula Ngwenyama
Cello: Sophie Applbaum, Tanya Tomkins, Brandon Vamos
Bass: Robert Ashley
Piano: Anne-Marie McDermott

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