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Music in the Vineyards @ The Hess Collection
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)
Bedrich Smetana’s autobiographical quartet is paired with Janácek's Intimate Letters; two wonderful examples of the Czech school of composition. The closing work is Beethoven’s ﬁnal statement for string quartet and the last substantial work he ﬁnished. All three are signature pieces of the renowned Paciﬁca Quartet.
The Hess Collection will host a pre-concert special artist talk, "The Inside Story," Artistic Director Michael Adams starting at 6:30. Adams will give the inside scoop about the instruments played by the Paciﬁca Quartet. Free to concert goers.
The program includes: Smetana: String Quartet, From My Life, Janácek's String Quartet no. 2, Intimate Letters, and Beethoven: String Quartet op.135.
Enjoy a complimentary glass of Hess Collection wine at intermission!
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Music in the Vineyards | Nonprofit Chamber Music Festival
Music in the Vineyards brings together nationally recognized musicians in unique winery settings where both performers and audiences experience chamber music as it was meant to be performed. These twilight concerts with fine wine, witty commentary and conversation with the musicians have become a Napa Valley tradition. Every August, our three-week celebration features nearly 40 renowned musicians from the U.S., Europe and Canada in a dozen of Napa Valley's most stunning spaces. | MusicintheVineyards.org