2023 Performing Arts Spring Season
3rd Annual ¡Viva Mariachi! Festival
April 1 at 3pm and 7pm
The third Annual “¡Viva Mariachi! Festival” comes to the mainstage in April. This cultural event promotes the rich heritage and traditions of Mexico through Mariachi music and music education. This year’s concerts will feature three award winning bands representing three different levels of music education: Mariachi de Uclatlán from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Mariachi Cantares de Mi Tierra from the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, and Mariachi Los Gavilanes De Monaco Middle School from Las Vegas. These three bands are high-profile mariachi bands who have received numerous awards and competed in national mariachi competitions.
Napa Valley College Jazz Ensemble Concert
May 11 at 7pm
Napa Valley College Jazz Ensemble will present a live performance, led by instructor and Jazz Ensemble Director Peter Estabrook
She Kills Monsters
May 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7pm
May 14 at 2pm
NVC Theater Arts and Film Studies Department presents “She Kills Monsters”. This play tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she finds herself catapulted into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.
Directed by Olivia Cowell
Napa Valley College Chorale
May 21 at 2pm
The NVC Music Department’s Chorale will present Fauré “Requiem”, with a full orchestra and professional soloists. This event is in partnership with American Canyon High School Concert Choir, NVC Orchestra, and Napa Valley Youth Symphony.
Conducted by Dr. Christina Howell