Multi Grammy Award Winning Jazz Artist Makes His First Ever Concert Appearance in the Okanagan Valley at Mission Hill's Outdoor Amphitheatre on Sunday, June 24 West Kelowna, British Columbia (March 19, 2012): The Mission Hill Family Estate Summer Concert Series returns with âAn Evening with Chris Botti,' on Sunday, June 24, 2012.
The multi Grammy award winning jazz artist is set to perform at the winery's spectacular outdoor amphitheatre. The experience of an evening performance under the open sky at the Mission Hill amphitheatre is unforgettable. There is something extraordinarily special for both the artist and the audience at this intimate hilltop location which seats 1,000 guests - a wonderful outdoor concert experience reminiscent of the grand performances staged at the Arena di Verona, one of Italy's historic open-air Roman amphitheatres. With majestic mountains and the scenic lake creating the perfect backdrop, guests will enjoy an evening of music, wine and cuisine at one of Canada's premiere concert locations. Chris Botti and his incredible band have performed with many of the finest symphonies at some of the world's most prestigious venues; the intimate concert at Mission Hill Family Estate marks Botti's first ever concert appearance in Okanagan wine country. An artist normally reserved for much larger venues, the small capacity amphitheatre will provide a rare treat for those in attendance. Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall in Love, Chris Botti has become the largest selling American jazz instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and has led to four #1 Jazz Albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum & Grammy Awards. Over the past three decades, he has recorded and performed with the best in music; including Sting, Josh Groban, Michael BublĂ©, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli and Aerosmith's own Steven Tyler. âThe spectacular outdoor amphitheatre at Mission Hill Family Estate provides a unique opportunity to enjoy live performances in an unrivaled setting,â says Proprietor Anthony von Mandl. âWe are delighted to welcome Chris Botti to the winery this summer.âTickets go on sale Wednesday, March 21 - via SelectYourTickets.com â beginning at $89.50 each. Mission Hill is offering three experiential packages to enable fans and guests to enjoy an unforgettable evening of wine, food and song: Terrace Dinner & ConcertThe Dinner & Concert package includes reserved concert seating and a 3 course pre-set seasonally inspired dining experience with wine pairings and breathtaking panoramic views of the winery and Lake Okanagan at our award-winning Terrace Restaurant. Dinner seating reservations will begin at 5pm. The popular Dinner & Concert package is available in limited quantities. Seating is reserved for a maximum of 70 guests. Loggia Wine Lounge & ConcertMaking its debut this season, the new Loggia Wine Lounge & Concert package includes reserved concert seating and access to the winery's outdoor covered gallery adjacent the concert amphitheatre. Along with a reserved seat, guests will have exclusive access to the Loggia and be treated to wine service and hors d'oeuvres prior to the concert commencement. The Loggia Wine Lounge will begin at 6pm. This new experiential package is available for a maximum of 50 guests. Reception & ConcertThe Reception & Concert package includes reserved concert seating and an elegant pre-concert reception in our beautiful Visitor's Centre featuring exquisite food and wine pairings. The reception will be hosted by Mission Hill Family Estate's Director of Wine Education Ingo Grady. Reception will begin at 6pm. Capacity for the pre-concert reception is limited to 100 guests. Purchase your tickets: Online: selectyourtickets.com/missionhill2012.php | Phone: 250.762.5050More information visit: missionhillwinery.com Facebook: Facebook.com/MissionHillWine | Twitter: @MissionHillWine About Mission Hill Family EstateMission Hill Family Estate is world renowned for its award winning wines, stunning setting and Terrace Restaurant. Honoured as one of the 'Top Five Winery Restaurants in the World' by Travel + Leisure magazine, the restaurant and epicurean program is led by Executive Winery Chef Matthew Batey and Chef of The Terrace Chris Stewart. Majestic mountains, scenic lakes and lush orchards encase the winery's dramatic architecture and culminate in a setting that celebrates wine, food and the arts. With sustainable practices that ensure care for the environment, and a timelessness that respects the von Mandl family's European heritage, guests experience the height of winemaking in an incomparable lakeside mountaintop winery. Visit missionhillwinery.com for more information. Media Contact: Richard Adams, Public Relations ManagerMission Hill Family EstateT firstname.lastname@example.org