PRIVATE CONCERT WITH SERENA SÁENZ, FRANCISCO FULLANA, SUUVI (FORMERLY SOPHIA BACELAR), & PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS
Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi, devoted and longtime supporters of Festival Napa Valley, have a love of art, wine, and hospitality imbued by the rich traditions of their Persian heritage. To them, these are essential elements of a life well lived — and generously shared.
On this exclusive occasion, the Khaledis welcomed Festival Napa Valley donors to a lavish dinner and private concert at their magnificent Napa estate, a remarkable compound inspired by the ancient capital city of Persepolis. The evening’s concert took place in the winery’s majestic amphitheater. Soprano Serena Sáenz, violinist Francisco Fullana, cellist SUUVI (formerly Sophia Bacelar), and guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas reprised selections from their much-acclaimed concert at last fall’s inaugural Raimat Arts Festival in Catalonia.
The Khaledis’ passion for music is rivaled only by their artistry in making outstanding wines, and tonight’s Persian-inspired dinner, prepared by Executive Chef Sean Massey, was paired with Darioush’s exquisite Bordeaux-style wines. Capping off the evening was the crown jewel of the estate, the limited-production Darius II, an intense, elegant, and age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon.