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“Inspired soloists team up for outstanding finale”

“Festival del Sole brought down the curtain on its 2012 season Sunday with a double-barreled booking of celebrated soloists appearing with the Russian National Orchestra, plus the local premiere of a symphonic rhapsody by one of the valley’s regular visiting composers.

“France’s Hélène Grimaud, a magnetic pianist known for keen interpretations and brilliant technique, brought the fire of Maurice Ravel’s “Piano Concerto in G Major” to a receptive Lincoln Theater crowd before intermission, leaving the excitement of Samuel Barber’s “Violin Concerto” in the capable hands of American superstar Joshua Bell for the finale.”

Read the full review of Hélène Grimaud’s concert with the Russian National Orchestra in the Napa Valley Register