Events | 2019

JANUARY

January 20
Pianist Slade Patrick Darrin

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With his virtuosic style and versatility, 20-year-old pianist Slade Patrick Darrin entertains audiences with a repertoire that spans classical and pop offerings, from Mozart and Mendelssohn to Joplin and Jolson. His performing persona recalls a young Victor Borge, and Darrin takes audiences through a giddy and gleeful selection of piano works that even the most jaded concertgoers will find irresistibly charming. Don't miss this up-and-coming talent in his White Barn debut.

January 20th, 3 p.m.
Ticket price $20.00
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FEBRUARY

February 17
Jazz Duo at the Barn

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Mike Greensill (Piano) has had the opportunity to write for big bands and symphony orchestras including the Boston Pops and the San Francisco Symphony. His skill and talent as a solo artist are demonstrated throughout the Napa Valley, where he exhibits his knowledge of the American songbook, singing with both wit and grace.

Joe Cohen (Sax) has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such notable performers as Bobby McFerrin, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Michael Franti, Thomas Dolby, Booker T. Jones, and others.

February 17th, 4pm
Ticket price $30.00
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MARCH

March 17
Kith & Kin

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Kith & Kin, Napa Valley's own Celtic band, was founded over 20 years ago by the late, great John Kelley. Kith & Kin features musicians Kathi Brotemarkle, Ron Brunswick, Linda Howard, Ann Gilleran, and Michael Waterson. Join the band for a lyrical, lilting, sole-pounding evening of jigs, reels, ballads, and blarney, all accompanied by guitar, fiddle, accordion, mandolin, banjo, Irish bouzouki, and bodhran. This multitalented group will get you in the Irish spirit with gorgeous vocals and traditional Irish instrumental tunes.

March 17th 4pm
Performance added by popular demand: 8 pm
Ticket price $30.00
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APRIL

April 20
Address Unknown

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Friendship. Love of country. Betrayal. The specter of fascism. Revenge.

These bold themes meld in the White Barn’s production of “Address Unknown,” a semi-staged reader’s theater presentation of the acclaimed 1938 novella by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor that continues to resonate in our troubled times. Accompanied by cello pieces performed by noted Napa Valley musician Jeffrey McFarland-Johnson.

Directed by David Garden Jr. and read by actors Michael Waterson and John Sullivan (left and right in photo above), “Address Unknown” shows over the course of a handful of letters how the bonds of friendship between two kindred spirits can be shattered when doctrinaire ideology prevails. Max, a Jewish art dealer in San Francisco, attempts to keep alive his warm rapport with Martin, his German business partner who has returned with his family to Germany just as the Third Reich is beginning its ominous rise. Their back-and-forth letters reveal how the lure of Nazism infects Martin and dooms the amity he once shared with Max.

Cellist McFarland-Johnson has chosen a number of short works by German composers Hanz Werner Henze and Paul Hindemith to underscore the drama of the storyline. Along with the actors and Garden’s visual realization, this riveting tale comes to life and promises to make for a thought-provoking evening, especially so in the midst of Easter and Passover celebrations.

April 20th 8pm
Ticket price $30.00
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JUNE

June 2
Vocal Color & Jazz @7

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Vocal Color is a Wine Country a cappella vocal group with an eclectic musical repertoire, including Big Band, Beatles, Blues, Gospel, and Folk.

[email protected] is a vocal and instrumental jazz group performing standards, blues, bebop, popular music and more.....!

June 2nd 4pm
Tickets $25.00
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SEPTEMBER

Sept 14
Mads Tolling Trio

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Led by accomplished violinist Mads Tolling (pictured), this versatile trio, with the Bay Area's Dave Mac Nab on guitar and Owen Clapp on bass, promises a kaleidoscope of genres, from new covers of American songbook standards to Latin jazz winners to blues and swing hits. Tolling, internationally renowned as a violinist and composer, is a two-time Grammy Award-Winner and the 2016 DownBeat Critics Poll Rising Star winning violinist. As a former member of both Turtle Island Quartet and bassist Stanley Clarke’s band, Tolling has spent most of his professional life touring internationally, performing with Kenny Barron, Ramsey Lewis, Chick Corea, and Jean-Luc Ponty, and many others. Catch him at the Barn in this rare appearance.

Sept. 14th 8pm
Ticket price $30.00
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OCTOBER

October 20
Joe Galambos

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Delight in a brilliant classical guitar performance by Joe Galambos, a Bay Area guitarist recognized for his technical ability and colorful lyricism. Playing in the tradition of Andrés Segovia, Joe will be covering composers spanning traditional Spanish guitar to Latin jazz, contemporary classical to works from the Asian continent.

October 20th 4pm
Ticket price $30.00
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NOVEMBER

November 16 & 17
Two Can Play That Game:
Five couples caught in the act of life

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Join longtime Napa Valley actors Linda Howard and Richard Pallaziol as they spin through five one-acts from various playwrights depicting different twosomes at key moments in their lives, from a chance encounter at a funeral to an attempted connection in a cafe. This semi-staged reader’s theater presentation promises a mix of humor, high spirits, and heartening themes while showing that it takes two to tangle.

Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 17 at 3 p.m.
Ticket price: $25.00
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November 24
Free Concert by Friction Quartet

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Classical meets pop in Friction Quartet's "Fall Fusion: Weezer Meets Haydn." Partnering with Lincoln Theater, the White Barn presents this free chamber music concert offering an intriguing new take on the standard repertoire, from Haydn, Debussy, and Prokofiev to Weezer and the Beatles. Friction Quartet's performances have been called “terribly beautiful” by San Francisco Classical Voice, and the San Francisco Chronicle has hailed the ensemble's "high-octane music-making... a fine blend of rhythmic ferocity and tonal flair." Reservations for this free concert are a must: claim your ticket by clicking on the button below or by calling 707-944-9900.

Nov. 24 at 4:00 p.m.
Free, but reservations required:
707-944-9900 or click on the button below
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