How many years has the chamber music festival existed?
This summer will be our 20th season.
What made you want to start your own chamber music festival?
Michael and I love to play chamber music, and have played in many festivals over the years, but decided it was time to create our own festival. This was an easy idea to come up with, but not so easy to accomplish!
Why did you pick Napa Valley?
Actually, our first idea was to start a festival in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, but that didn’t work out. We have family in the Napa Valley area, and have visited the area often, so we thought it would be a great place to start a festival.
Where do you perform?
We perform in different wineries every year, although some are regular venues. We play at Clos Pegase Winery every year. The daughter of Walt Disney, who recently passed away, was the owner of the Silverado Winery, one of our biggest supporters. Other regular venues are Hess, Beringer, Frog’s Leap, Markham, and Merryvale.
This summer we are expanding to four weeks. The dates will be July 29 – August 24. We will be performing four different programs, and also open rehearsals.
For more information, visit: musicinthevineyards.org