Napa Valley Music Associates is presenting its 20th annual “Mozart in Napa Valley” concert benefit Sunday afternoon.
Celebrating the 259th birthday of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the concert will take place at the scenic Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, 1 Kirkland Ranch Road, American Canyon, at 3 p.m. A wine reception with musicians will follow the concert.
Featured soloist for Sunday afternoon’s program is violinist Jassen Todorov. He will be joined by soprano Anna Combs-Johnson and pianists Adrian Borcea and Kenn Gartner.
Professor of violin at San Francisco State University and visiting professor at Xinjiang Arts University, Xinjiang Normal University and the Qimingxing School of Music in China, Todorov began his music education in Bulgaria and furthered his studies at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California. A top prize winner of several national and international competitions, he earned his bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Harid Conservatory in Florida and his master’s degree from Eastman School of Music in New York. Todorov plays a 1778 Tomaso Eberle violin.
Sunday afternoon’s celebration program includes works by Mozart as well as Rachmaninoff and Verdi.
Advance reservations are recommended. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door the day of the event.