Past Events | 2021

August 27, 28, 29
September 11, 12, 18, 19

Her Story in America: Local Art Show and Performance Celebrates Influential American Women
Exhibit celebrates the ratification of the 19th Amendment - which gave all women the right to vote in the US over one hundred years ago - and raises funds to elevate women’s voices in the voting process
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Friday, August 27, 4 to 7 p.m.
Opening exhibit of 45 portraits by women artists of prominent female politicians, authors, scientists, activists, performers, and athletes over the last 150 years. All artwork is available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the League of Women Voters of Napa Valley. A video with clips and photos of important figures from the women's movement will also be on view. (The exhibit is free; donations accepted at the door.)

Saturday, August 28, noon to 5 p.m.
Exhibit continues. Between 2 and 4 p.m., musical tributes featuring a women's French horn quintet followed by a jazz quintet will be performed on the lawn. Admission is $25, with proceeds benefiting the League of Women Voters of Napa County.

Sunday, August 29, noon to 5 p.m.

Exhibit continues. (Free; donations accepted at the door)

Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 11, 12, 18, and 19
Noon to 3 p.m.


For more about the show, please visit the
Her Story in America website  |  herstoryinamerica.org

Saturday, August 28, noon to 5 p.m.
Ticket price $25.00

SEPTEMBER


September 19
(one performance only)
Mads Tolling Trio

Mads Tolling Trio | Photo: Joseph Ander

Photo: Joseph Ander

Grammy-winning Mads Tolling will bring his jazz-inflected interpretations to the Barn for this much anticipated return engagement, featuring pianist Frank Martin and bassist Gary Brown. Tolling, hailed by fellow violinist Jean-Luc Ponty for his “superb mastery” of modern jazz, will take the audience for a thrilling cross-genre ride outdoors on the lawn, playing everything from American standards to Latin originals to blues and swing hits, with one or two of his own compositions thrown into the mix. This show will likely sell out, so reserve tickets early (button below) or by calling the box office at 707-987-8225.

Sunday, September 19 at 5 p.m.
Ticket price $30.00

OCTOBER


October 30
(one performance only)
Le Jazz Hot

LeJazz Hot
Dare to go out on Halloween weekend as Le Jazz Hot scares up some ghosts of Paris past at the White Barn. Known internationally as the Hot Club of San Francisco, this venerable gypsy swing combo (led by Paul Pazzo Mehling- solo guitar, Cullen Cujo Luper-violin, Jordan Samuels- rhythm guitar, Dexter Williams-string bass) will dazzle you with their repertoire of Django Reinhardt tunes and original compositions. This show will likely sell out, so get your tickets now.
NOTE: During the ongoing pandemic, the White Barn will require proof of vaccination for all patrons at this performance, which will be held in our small theater. Audience members must wear masks during the show.

Saturday, October 30 at 8 p.m.
Ticket price $35.00
SOLD OUT

NOVEMBER


November 13 & 14
Unreturn’d: An Englishwoman’s Love for Walt Whitman

Gilchrist and Whitman
In the early 1870s, Anne Gilchrist, an educated English writer, began corresponding with Walt Whitman, who had written her his thanks for a glowing magazine article she wrote about "Leaves of Grass." When she set sail for Philadelphia in 1876, Gilchrist (played by Linda Howard) was passionately in love with the poet, though the two had never met face-to-face. Drawing on their actual letters interspersed with imagined scenes of their dramatic encounters (by John Sullivan, who also plays Whitman), this drama explores the unusual friendship that developed between the besotted Gilchrist and the reticent (and presumably homosexual) Whitman. Presented reader’s-theater style, with interludes of songs set to Whitman poems by Ned Rorem and Leonard Bernstein (and sung by Ted von Pohle, accompanied by Nancy Garden on piano and Jeffrey McFarland-Johnson on cello), “Unreturn’d” sheds light on a poignant relationship marked by acceptance, understanding, and magnanimity.

Saturday, November 13 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 14 at 3 p.m.
Ticket price $30.00
SOLD OUT

Short film: David Garden, Aerial video: Brian Nash, Piano: Nancy Garden

Drummer: John Sullivan / Short film: David Garden