Neiman Marcus’ chic Union Square event space, Penthouse on 5, came alive on October 8 as acclaimed harpist Bridget Kibbey performed an Olivia Decker Power of Music concert presented by Festival Napa Valley.

Danny Tran, Kristin Sorenson, and daughter Elena who is a harpist Sally Yu & her daughter Ruby Strayhorn and Lena Strayhorn

Guests enjoyed an elegant Champagne reception hosted by Neiman Marcus, and a concert that previewed Kibbey’s forthcoming album by Pentatone Music, Crossing the Ocean. The program featured music by Paquito d’Rivera, J.S. Bach, Benjamin Britten, Claude Debussy, Franz Schubert, and Kati Agócs. Before each piece, Kibbey shared insightful observations about her work and instrument, giving the event a feeling of warmth and…

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Festival Napa Valley in Concert with Matteo Bocelli and Dinner at HALL

Matteo Bocelli in Concert at Charles Krug, an Olivia Decker Power of Music Series concert & Manetti Shrem Vocal Arts Series concert

Rising international star Matteo Bocelli took audiences on a journey through some of the most beloved songs of all time—Italian classics such as “Quando Quando Quando,” ballads like “Can’t Help Falling In Love” and “Caruso,” favorite opera arias, and pop hits “Fall on Me” and “Perfect Symphony.” Bocelli performed some of his original compositions as well, including selections from his upcoming debut album and previously released singles “Solo,” “Tempo,” and “Dimmi.”

Bocelli was joined by award-winning Spanish violinist Francisco Fullana, winner of…

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Presenting Pianist Janice Carissa in the Olivia Decker Power of Music Series 


On Sunday, Jan 22, 2023, pianist Janice Carissa appears in an exclusive solo performance at The Bowes Center at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. A Gilmore Young Artist and winner of Salon de Virtuosi, Janice Carissa’s performances have been noted for their “multicolored highlights of a mature pianist” (Philadelphia Inquirer) that “convey a vivid story” (Chicago Classical Review). 


The event in Barbro Osher Recital Hall is brought to you by the Olivia Decker Power of Music Series, which showcases globally recognized performing artists and emerging talent in live presentations on spectacular stages in Marin County, Napa Valley and beyond. Each concert is…

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Olivia Decker Power of Music Valentine’s Concert

Love is in the Air at San Francisco St. Regis

 

Victoria McDowell and Pasquale Esposito sing a duet

Love was in the air at The St. Regis San Francisco on Valentine’s Day as acclaimed Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito performed an enchanting program of romantic ballads and arias as part of Festival Napa Valley’s Olivia Decker Power of Music Series. Sparkling wines from Domaine Carneros and small bites from The St. Regis’ culinary team made the evening especially enjoyable as Esposito and classics such as “Besame Mucho,” “My Funny Valentine,” and “La Vie en Rose” to a sold-out audience. Event sponsor Olivia Decker arrived just in time on a flight from New York to catch the opening remarks of Rick…

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Olivia Decker Power of Music Presents Vitamin String Quartet at Palace Hotel San Francisco 

PHOTOS JOSEPH CHUN

Festival Napa Valley presented a sensational Olivia Decker Power of Music concert by the Vitamin String Quartet (VSQ) at the Palace Hotel San Francisco on April 22. The evening included a reception hosted by Olivia Decker, Palace Hotel General Manager Angie Clifton, and Festival Napa Valley president Rick Walker, featuring fine wines from Grgich Hills Estate. The sold-out concert delivered powerful, enchanting music for a remarkable evening at the Palace Hotel’s magnificent Garden Court.

Since their debut in 1999, VSQ has helped establish classical crossover as a genuine force in contemporary music with captivating string performances,…

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Festival Napa Valley’s Olivia Decker Power of Music Series: BODYTRAFFIC with Sophia Bacelar

PHOTOS: DREW ALTIZER

Festival Napa Valley brought the Los Angeles-based modern dance group BODYTRAFFIC and its unique style to the ‘Ohana Floor of Salesforce Tower ​in a collaborative performance with cellist Sophia Bacelar. Atop the San Francisco company’s iconic headquarters,​​ the breathtaking event was part of the Festival’s year-round Olivia Decker Power of Music Series and featured a reception with Miner Family wines from Napa Valley. The event was attended by more than 170 guests including Olivia Decker, Daru Kawalkowski, Joel Goodrich, Rick and Karen Walker, Charles LeTourneau, Pedro Osuna, Elizabeth Welborn, Gary Linnen, Mark Calvano, Kara Warrin,…

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Olivia Decker Power of Music concert on Magical Li Galli Island Positano   

LI GALLI, THE MYTHICAL ARCHIPELAGO CONSISTING OF A TRIO of small islands off the Amalfi Coast of Positano, is the fabulous setting of the Olivia Decker Power of Music Festival Napa Valley’s memorial concert on June 24 to celebrate the life of Bruce Katz, a beloved friend of many San Franciscans and Giovanni Russo, the owner of Li Galli Island. The magnificent evening included a classic Italian dinner, fireworks, and an exclusive concert featuring acclaimed Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito with special guests Broadway singer Christina Maxwell and renowned composer-conductor Adriano Pennino. Decker introduced Katz and Russo in 1996. The duo became best friends and shared their…

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An intimate evening with Andrea Bocelli and family

Nestled in a 4-acre, park-like setting in Burlingame is the stunning historic Kohl Mansion, which was the setting for a once-in-a-lifetime evening of music and fine dining with operatic superstar Andrea Bocelli on December 2. The evening benefited the educational programs of Festival Napa Valley and the work of the Andrea Bocelli Foundation, founded in 2011 and through which Bocelli leverages his deep connections and bonds of trust to help some of the world’s most disadvantaged people, children, and communities.

Larisa Martinez Rick Walker, Maria Manetti Shrem, Mauro Aprile Zanetti and Olivia Decker Tara Uytengsu, Michael Uytengsu and Maya Bloomberg Terry Uytengsu, Christian Uytengsu, Candice…

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Olivia Decker Power of Music Festival Napa Valley Presents Christina Maxwell Concert

Singer, actress, and Festival Napa Valley favorite Christina Maxwell, accompanied by the Richard Howell Trio, performed at an intimate afternoon event of music and wine at Haute Living’s lounge in downtown Tiburon on November 6. The program consisted of favorites from the Great American Songbook as well as Broadway hits.


Based in New York City, Maxwell is a rising star on the Broadway scene. She was recently awarded the New York Musical Festival’s award for outstanding performance in a leading role as Laura Evans in SONATA 1962. She also appeared as Deanna Durbin and Judy Garland in the Papermill Playhouse production of Chasing Rainbows. Maxwell has performed…

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Experience a night of bubbles, chocolates, and music with legendary Italian-born tenor Pasquale Esposito

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style with the world-renowned tenor Pasquale Esposito and his band as they take you on a romantic journey through Italy, Spain, and the Americas at the luxurious St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco. 

“Esposito is a charismatic and dulcet-toned singer.”


– San Francisco Chronicle

Pasquale Esposito, a famed international recording artist, is celebrated for his pop-opera style of performing. Esposito released nine albums and began touring internationally with his first musical revue: Naples, That’s Amore, in 2005. Esposito debuted at the San Francisco Opera in 2015 with the premiere of Marco Tutino’s Two…

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