Festival Napa Valley’s Angels of the Arts Award

On March 7, 2024 Festival Napa Valley presented composer Gordon Getty with its Angels of the Arts Award in a celebratory ceremony at San Francisco’s War Memorial Green Room.

The elegant evening featured intimate musical performances by Alexandra Armantrading, Lisa Delan, Frederica von Stade, Nathan Granner, Lester Lynch, Curt Branom, David Barnett, Kevin Korth, and Jake Heggie and special tributes from Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, Governor Gavin Newsom, Mayor London Breed, John Corigliano, Joyce DiDonato, and Francisco J. Núñez and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. Guests enjoyed a sumptuous gourmet dinner prepared by Chefs Sarah and Evan Rich of Rich Table paired with wines from Alpha Omega, Darioush, HALL, JCB, and PlumpJack.

Mr. Getty received a special gift when Apple’s Vice President of Engineering Payam Mirrashidi announced the launch of the “Gordon Getty Essentials” playlist on the Apple Music and Apple Music Classical apps.

The evening’s guests reflected a who’s who of Northern Californian cultural, business, and philanthropic circles.