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December Live Music Events At Napa Valley College

December Live Music Events At Napa Valley College

Flute and Violin Soloists with NVC Orchestra

Sonoma HomeTown Band and North Bay Wind Ensemble in Rousing Marches and Military Music for Band


Napa, Calif. (November 18, 2015) –  Ushering in the winter months with flair, the North Bay Wind Ensemble, Napa Valley College Orchestra, and NVC voice students present a wonderful range of public concerts in December at the Performing Arts Center at Napa Valley College.

The North Bay Wind Ensemble joins forces with special guest, Sonoma Hometown Band, Sunday, December 6 at 3 p.m. to perform patriotic music from the Revolutionary and Civil War eras.  Director Harry Cadelago has chosen additional selections to pay tribute to the Armed Forces.

Sonoma Hometown Band is the oldest local band in Sonoma County. Director Emeritus Richard Schneider organized the group in 1967. Current director John Partridge has established himself in the local music and theater communities as Music Director of the Wine Country Ragtime Festival, head of Music Ministries at the First Presbyterian Church of Napa, and accompanist for Silent Movies of Sonoma Arts Live.

The Napa Valley College Orchestra, also under the direction of Harry Cadelago, features guest artists Jennifer Hunt and Aubrey May in two popular solo works Sunday, December 13 at 3 p.m.  Flutist Jennifer Hunt performs Mozart's Concerto No.1 for flute and orchestra in G Major.  Ms. Hunt pursues a versatile musical career, having performed with the Russian National Orchestra, Hartford Opera Theater, Montana Lyric Opera, and Symphony Napa Valley.  Combining her passions for music and service work, Hunt created and performed in "Bach and Roll for Haiti," a series of concerts to benefit Save the Children relief efforts in Haiti.  She currently teaches on the music faculty at Napa Valley College and Pacific Union College.

Violinist Aubrey May, a senior at Napa High School, performs a favorite of concert violinists and audiences, the Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns.  This program concludes with orchestral works by Schubert and Gliere.

Voice students present solos from an all-inclusive repertoire of musicals, art songs, operas, and contemporary classics with piano accompaniment by Mark Osten on Saturday, December 5 at 8 p.m.  This event is free.

Tickets for the North Bay Wind Ensemble and The Napa Valley College Orchestra are $15 - $20.  To purchase or inquire about discounts, Flex passes, or group rates, please contact the Box Office at 707-256-7500 or visit

Instrumental ensembles at Napa Valley College are open to new members.  The orchestra and wind ensemble present works from the standard repertoire each semester, encompassing a wide variety of musical and cultural styles.  Those interested in joining in January should contact the director, Mr. Harry Cadelago, at for more details.