Maria Manetti Celebrates La Dolce Vita! honoring Sophia Loren at Festival Napa Valley

Tuesday, July 16  |  06:00 PM

Experience the essence of la dolce vita at this historic evening honoring the Academy Award-winning actress and silver screen icon, Sophia Loren. Festivities begin at Charles Krug, where the Festival celebrates Loren’s legacy with a captivating concert bringing together exceptional music, talent, and family. Maestro Carlo Ponti, Sophia Loren’s son, leads his dynamic Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra, and Carlo’s own son, 16-year-old pianist Vittorio Ponti, makes his festival debut.

 

Program

W.A. Mozart – Divertimento No. 1 in D Major, K.136

A. Dvorak – Nocturne in B Major, op.40

J.S. Bach – Keyboard Concerto no.1 in D Minor, BWV 1052
Vittorio Ponti, piano soloist

Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra

Carlo Ponti, conductor

Artist

Vittorio Ponti

Vittorio Ponti

Making his debut with the Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra, Vittorio Ponti is the elder child of Maestro Carlo Ponti and has been studying the piano in Los Angeles, California with Ivana Grubelic Malo since the age of six.

Read More

Venue

Festival Napa Valley Stage at Charles Krug

Festival Napa Valley Stage at Charles Krug

The Festival Napa Valley Stage at Charles Krug is located on the great lawn of Napa Valley’s oldest winery. Established in 1861, it is home of California’s first wine tasting room. Since its founding by Charles Krug, a pioneer and visionary, this winery has continued to contribute significantly to the world of wine. In 1943, The Mondavi Family purchased the winery and vowed to continue Krug’s legacy of visionary thinking and innovation. To this day, five generations later, the family remains committed to the stewardship of this iconic place, and to those principals.

Read More