415-558-0474 Archives for 2012 | Events Calendar

February 10th 8 pm | 2012

Le Jazz Hot 

Le Jazz Hot

(the Quartet/Trio of the Hot Club of San Francisco) celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Hot Club de France. Often called gypsy jazz, the music of Le Jazz Hot borrows the all-string instrumentation of violin, bass and guitars from the original Hot Club, but presents innovative arrangements of classic tunes and original compositions. Hearing the ensemble carries the listener back to the 1930s and to the small, smoky jazz clubs of Paris or the refined lounges of the Hotel Ritz.

audio-icon VIDEO

Benefits Rianda House

March 24th 8 pm | 2012



A Café-style acoustic combo featuring soaring harmony vocals and sophisticated musicianship. This group brings together four remarkable Northern California musicians: singer-guitarist Sylvia Herold, mandolinist Paul Kotapish who adds his own rich harmony and lead vocals, accordionist Charlie Hancock and bassist Chuck Ervin who also contributes harmony and lead vocals.

audio-icon AUDIO

Benefits Rianda House

April 15th 4 pm | 2012

Joe Galambos 

Joe Galambos Spanish guitar

Enjoy an evening of classical guitar with Joe Galambos, accomplished performer and educator. A native of St. Helena,
Joe is recognized for his extraordinary technical mastery and timeless lyricism in the tradition of Andre Segovia. He
promises selections from the Spanish, South American, and contemporary repertoires.

Joe has been an invited musician at the highly respected Spoleto Festival USA and was selected to perform in the 20th
Anniversary Celebration of the Charleston Visiting Artist Series in September 2010. Joe has toured with Steve Reich,
David Tanenbaum and Gyan Riley. In 2001 he earned a Masters in Guitar Performance from the San Francisco
Conservatory of Music.

With intelligence, wit, charm, and engaging rapport with his audience, Joe delivers a musically outstanding and
entertaining performance.

audio-icon AUDIO

Benefits Get on the Bus

April 29th 4 pm | 2012

Stephen Foster 

Songs of Stephen Foster

   Paul Stokey and Kathi Brotemarkle
   Ron Brunswick, guitar
   Ann Gilleran, fiddle, mandolin

Benefits Get on the Bus

May 13th 4 pm | 2012

Taylor Brown 

Mother's Day

Taylor Brown is a versatile guitarist/vocalist with strong roots in folk, blues and classical music. Brown has the ability to weave a performance of original material, classical romantic guitar and unique arrangements of jazz/blues classics. His original material is inspired by a generation of singer/songwriters such as Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell. Among others, Brown has appeared with Livingston Taylor, Dar Williams, Tom Rush and Carly Simon.

audio-icon AUDIO

Benefits NEWS

July 7th 6 pm | 2012

Buckeye Knoll @ The White Barn, 6 pm, July 7, 2012 

Folk Rock Concert with
Buckeye Knoll

Picnic and Concert

Buckeye Knoll is an acclaimed Folk Rock band brought to life by Napa Valley Native Doug Streblow. Tapping into the age old tradition of story telling through song, Streblow crafts memorable melodies wIth beautiful lyrics that tell of love, adventure and hope. The San Francisco Chronicle calls Streblow "the real deal" and his latest album "Unforgettable".

audio-icon AUDIO

$25  |  Kids under 12 Free
Benefits Pathways Home

September 7th 6 pm, 8th 8 pm, 9th 4 pm | 2012

Broadway Tonight-September 7th 6 pm, 8th 8 pm, 9th 4 pm | 2012 

Broadway Tonight

The music of two of Broadway’s most popular songwriters, Steven Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein, will follow a 6 p.m. Dinner Under the Stars on the White Barn lawn September 7.

This is the annual benefit gala that enables White Barn volunteers and performers to entertain music lovers with monthly concerts as well as supplementing funding for other local programs. Tickets for the dinner, catered by Oak Avenue Caterers and accompanied by wine donated by local vintners, plus the concert are $125. Tickets may be reserved by calling 707-251-8715.

The Broadway Tonight concert will be repeated at 8 p.m. September 8 and 4 p.m. September 9. Afternoon show tickets are $35.

Music from Bernstein’s On the Town and West Side Story and Sondheim’s A Little Night Music feature valley singers Patti Coyle, Suzi Gilbert, Tim Setzer, Patrick Sprinkel and Robert Dornaus accompanied by pianist Ellen Patterson with choreography by Pam Rogers. Michael Waterson will narrate.

Opening Night Dinner Under the Stars $125
- Catered by Oak Avenue Caterers
$35 Show and Dessert 8th & 9th
Benefits The White Barn

October 7th 4 pm | 2012

Eloquence Quartet @ The White Barn, 4 pm, October 7, 2012 

Eloquence String Quartet

Come join Rachelle Berthelsen-Davis, Gwyneth Davis, Peggy Brady, and Beth Heid to celebrate the rich hues of the autumn season with colorful string repertoire including excerpts from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.

The Eloquence Quartet was formed when long time friends Peggy and Beth wanted the opportunity to play string quartets more often and to explore a wider range of repertoire. They invited cellist Gywneth Davis and violinist Rachelle Davis to join them. Peggy began collecting interesting quartet arrangements on her trips to Munich and Vienna, also finding a few gems on the internet. She has assembled one of the most diverse and beautiful repertoire collections of any Bay Area string quartet. Since its formation, the Eloquence Quartet, Trio and Duo have become a familiar attraction at the most beautiful venues in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Words often used to describe their sound are “rich, warm and elegant”

audio-icon AUDIO

Benefits St. Helena Schools Band program

October 21st 4 pm | 2012

Music From The Great American Songbook 

The Great American Songbook

The Mike Greensill Trio will explore the many avenues of the Great American Songbook. Featuring songs and melodies from Cole Porter and Harold Arlen to Duke Ellington and Mike Greensill. Swinging jazz from three of the Bay Area's finest jazz musicians will entertain you.

audio-icon AUDIO

Benefits St. Helena School Band Program

November 10, 11 Sat 8 pm & Sun, 4 pm | 2012

Regions of Bliss - A synchronicity between Charlotte Bronte and Emily Dickinson 

The Region of Bliss

A synchronicity between
Charlotte Bronte and
Emily Dickinson

Daring excerpts from diaries, letters, and poetry, exploring shared perspectives on dutiful daughters, religion, human rights, and the passionate love objects that inspired their writing.

Bronte and Dickinson, whose published works from the eighteen hundreds have never been out of print, live in the collective imagination as mysterious, doomed creatures of attics and parsonage. Yet, Bronte wrote one of the greatest human rights love stories in the English language and Dickinson’s poetry defines the actions of the human heart with unmatched force of originality and confidence.

Script and Art Direction by Becca Smith (as Charlotte Bronte)
Poet Theresa Whitehill (as Emily Dickinson)

Benefits St. Helena Public Library

November 30 5-8:30 pm, December 1 & 2 11-4 pm | 2012

The White Barn Winter Fair 2012 | Napa Valley 

The White Barn Winter Fair

Artwork will be for sale by a variety of talented local artisans and craftsmen. The event will feature a wide selection of handmade crafts including jewelry, letterpress cards and posters, fine art originals and prints, wooden cutting boards, bowls and furniture, hand blown glassware, paper maché, textiles, ceramics, artisan foods and candies.

$15 November 30th, 5-8:30pm  |  Special preview night includes wine and dessert. Suggested donation directly benefits Nimbus Arts.
Free Admission December 1st & 2nd, 11am to 4pm.
Benefits Nimbus Arts