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Festival Napa Valley celebrates music’s unmatched power to enrich, uplift, and inspire. Since 2006, Napa’s flagship festival has presented international stars and emerging talent in free and affordable concerts in Napa Valley’s iconic venues.

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Wednesday November 8th, 6:30PM

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Opus One Premieres with Festival Napa Valley presents the world premiere of composer Yang Bao's Sol One for piano and orchestra with immersive sound installation. The live performance merges piano and orchestra with an immersive sound installation, transforming Opus One Winery into a monumental soundscape. Conductor Ming Luke leads Festival Orchestra Napa.

Piece(s)/Composer(s)

SOL ONE (World Premiere, Festival Napa Valley commission)
Yang Bao

Program Notes

Sol One is a site-specific composition by Yang Bao that imagines humans as an interplanetary species exploring the profound connections we share with nature, our planet, and our own existence. Driven by Bao's concept of "Infinity Music," the composition mutates and refracts infinitely according to the progression of time and chance, inviting the audience to experience this work both linearly and spatially.

This performance appears as part of the Olivia Decker Power of Music Series, and is a Festival Napa Valley Suzanne Deal Booth Visual Arts program.

Yang Bao is a cross-disciplinary artist, composer and pianist based in New York, classically trained in piano performance at The Juilliard School and New England Conservatory of Music. Bao’s multi-media works create an experiential “synthesis of the arts” that is precise in texture while hypnotizing in motion. Inspired by classical music and post-human minimalism, his sensory-based “physical music” condenses complex emotions into poetic fables. Yang Bao is Festival Napa Valley’s 2023 Maria Manetti Shrem Daniel Brewbaker Composer Prizewinner.

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