It seems like there are events in Napa Valley all the time, but over the weekend, I attended one that I will never forget; the sold out Tribute to Sophia Loren at one of our luxurious vineyards, Far Niente. Part of the annual Fiesta Del Sole
, a 10-day celebration of the art of life founded by Maria Manetti Shrem, celebrities including the honoree along with Whoopi Goldberg, Robert Redford and Francis Ford Coppola made the evening truly magical.
Event highlights included a musical salute to Sophia Loren composed by Daniel Brewbaker, and performed by the LA Virtuosi
, an ensemble devoted to the advocacy and support of music education. Conducted by Sophia Loren’s son, Carlo Ponti, the orchestra is dedicated to bringing the wealth of life-enriching opportunities offered by the symphonic musical experience to individuals of all ages. They allocate 100% of net revenue from subscription performances to the advancement of music education. I think the highlight was the world premiere of “Sinfonietta per Sofia.
Meantime, a delicious Italian dinner was prepared by Piero Selvaggio and Michael Chiarello. Far Niente, paired the delicious dinner with some of their superb vintages including, of course, La Bella Sophia.
The musical tribute to film icon Sophia Loren is just one of the many outstanding cultural events held here in Napa Valley. For a full list of events, please visit my website.If you are considering the purchase of Napa Valley real estate, you might want to visit the featured listings on my site andcontact me at 415.516.3939 or via email at Ginger@GingerMartin.com. Meantime, make sure to like me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter to stay up to date on the latest news in Napa Valley.