The arts are flourishing in Napa Valley. The Napa Valley Opera House just hosted the trumpeter Chris Botti and it was a sold out crowd! Don’t wait till the last minute on upcoming performances scheduled for April!
Sierra Maestra – April 1, 2012
One of the original, pioneering Cuban bands; Tickets are $30/$35
Stars of Cuban music ever since they formed in the late 1970s, five of the original nine members remain in the band. Sierra Maestra was the first, and remains the best, of the modern-era groups to play in the old-style son line-up: tres, guitar, one trumpet, bongo, güiro and vocals — as during the style’s golden age of the 1920s and ’30s. They have been the pioneers in reviving this style for new generations and reintroducing it into the Cuban mainstream. They named themselves after the mountain range in the eastern part of Cuba as a tribute to the birthplace of son.
**Use special promo code <1030> at check out to receive a buy-one, get-one-free ticket discount.Hermeto Pascoal – April 6, 2012
Innovative Brazilian composer and multi-instrumentalist, Tickets are $30/$35
Pascoal is a greatly beloved musical figure in the history of Brazilian music, known for his abilities at orchestration and improvisation, as well as being a record producer and contributor to many other Brazilian and international albums. His career began in 1964 with appearances on several Brazilian recordings alongside relatively unknown groups. These now-classic albums and the musicians involved (Edu Lobo, Elis Regina, Cesar Camargo Mariano) established widely influential new directions in post-bossa Brazilian jazz. Known as o Bruxo (the Sorcerer), Hermeto often makes music with unconventional objects such as teapots, children’s toys, and animals, as well as keyboards, button accordion, melodica, saxophone, guitar, flute, voice, various brass and folkloric instruments.
**Use special promo code <1030> at check out to receive a buy-one, get-one-free ticket discount.
MORE SHOWSPaula Poundstone
Thursday, April 12, 8pm
Popular comedienne and frequent guest on NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell MeBlame Sally + Lauren O’Connell
Friday, April 13, 8pm
Bay Area band on the riseSuzanne Vega + Duncan Sheik
Tuesday, April 17, 8pm
Singer-Songwriters in a unique appearance togetherWomen Fully Clothed
Friday, April 20, 8pm
Sketch Comedy with four renowned comediennesLisa Loeb
Saturday, April 21, 8pm
Singer-SongwriterCalifornia + Montreal Guitar Trios
Wednesday, April 25, 8pm
Six Guitar Masters Take the stage
The Acting Co: The Comedy of Errors + Julius Caesar
Shakespeare at its best