The Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater
100 California Dr, Yountville, CA 94599
The Napa Valley is synonymous with wine and delectable food. But it is also home to art, music and culture to fit many tastes. From the Arts In April festival and visiting artists at wineries to permanent exhibitions and concerts the experiences are unforgettable. One of the jewels in Napa Valley’s cultural crown is the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater in Yountville.
When visiting Yountville, don’t be surprised if this quaint town puts your senses into overdrive. Not only does Yountville have the unofficial title of “Culinary Capital of the Napa Valley” with world-class cuisine, it also has the Napa Valley Museum, and the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater. The 1214 seat theater is the performance venue of the Napa Regional Dance Company and home to Symphony Napa Valley. Originally opened in 1957, it underwent a $20 million restoration, which was completed in 2005. In 2005 the community came together to upgrade and renovate this very special space, creating what is now the largest venue in the Napa Valley with state of the art technical and performance capabilities. We love the events calendar for this year and can’t wait to take you to some of these exciting experiences!
April 11th and 12th, 2015
TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” On April 12th, come and take a look at how success is defined. The fourth annual TEDxNapaValley, moves beyond the traditional yardsticks of money and power, and explores new perspectives on the meaning of success. The conference will take a look at individuals who have redefined success for themselves, their companies, or their civic endeavors, and how their realigned goals inspired creative new approaches. A perfect day to be inspired by people offering insight on changing direction mid-stream as their concept of achievement shifts. It is a great occasion to meet some interesting people and step away from your norm and learn something new.
Last year the venerable Ruby Bridges was one of the speakers of 2014 TEDxNapaValley:
Arts In April
The Phantom of the Symphony: A Musical Mystery – Lollipops Concert
April 11, 2015, 10am and 12pm
Have you ever wondered where sound comes from, how it is made and how it travels?
Symphony Napa Valley presents the Air Ensemble with musicians of the Lincoln Theater Artist in Residence Program. Watch as they take you through a musical mystery of sonic proportions! Learn about classical music, the different musical instrument families and sound production through this exploratory chamber music concert that is performed in a welcoming and creative environment. Following the concert there will be a musical instrument petting zoo where everyone can touch, feel and even play different instruments with the musicians. Although the concert is geared toward those up 5 years of age, all are welcome to attend!
Napa Valley Youth Symphony’s Sparkling Red Gala
April 25th, 2015 at 5pm
Napa Valley Youth Symphony’s annual Red Gala event promises to be a sparkling evening of friends, food, wine, and music. This year’s concert features violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn, a world-renown soloist, who owns and performs on the Stradivarius “Red Mendelssohn” violin that inspired the Academy Award-winning film The Red Violin. Enjoy live and silent auctions, a dinner created by one of Napa Valley’s favorite chefs, Bob Hurley, and wines from Napa’s top wineries including Cakebread Cellars, Conundrum, Lokoya, and Shafer Vineyards. Napa Valley Youth Symphony is an award-winning youth orchestra, providing the highest level of musical training to young musicians and offering them the opportunity to enrich their lives and the community by performing seasonal, full-length concerts and to tour both nationally and internationally.
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Symphony Napa Valley 2014-2015 Season
Symphony Napa Valley is made up of some of the best professional musicians in Northern California, the Orchestra Institute Fellows in residence at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center, plus an array of internationally-renowned guest conductors and performers. Symphony Napa Valley also serves as the in-house orchestra for both produced and presented performances at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater. Remaining faithful to tradition while exploring new ground, they’re dedicated to preserving and celebrating the classics while exploring innovative and approachable symphonic experiences. Its 2014/2015 season pairs the Symphony with world-class classical artists like Sir Neville Marriner, Michael Guttman, and Dmitry Sitkovetsky along with acclaimed pop stars like Pink Martini, and famed narrators like Peter Coyote, taking Napa Valley symphonic music in exciting new directions.
Give your senses an aural treat here: