Music in the Vineyards @ Merryvale Vineyards
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)
St Helena, CA
We’ve assembled an all-star ensemble of wind players from America’s great
orchestras. Hear some gems of the woodwind quintet literature in the warm
acoustics of Merryvale Vineyards' impressive barrel room. Miguel del Aguila’s Quintet was awarded a Kennedy Center Friedheim Award for excellence in chamber music composition.
The program includes an Artist Talk, called "The Inside Story," with Artistic Director Michael Adams, who will discuss the woodwind quintet genre: “A Composers Challenge”. This talk is free to concert goers.
Performances include the Woodwind Quintet, Samuel Barber: Summer Music
Miguel del Aguila: Woodwind Quintet no. 2, Farkas: 17th Century Dances from
Old Hungary, Irving Fine: Partita for wind quintet, and Julio Medaglia: The Gilded Age in South America.
Enjoy a complimentary glass of Merryvale Vineyards 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