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Artis—Naples Announces Full 2015-16 Season

Start marking your calendars—it's a long list!

BY July 13, 2015

 

Tickets for individual presentations will go on sale to subscribers on July 28 and to the general public on August 4. Everyone can buy tickets for individual performances that are part of the Masterworks, Pops, Chamber, Visiting Orchestra, Dance and All That Jazz series on September 14. Individual Broadway performances go on sale on October 13.

Tickets for Exclusive Access concerts—Yo-Yo Ma, Kristin Chenoweth, Tony Bennett, Renée Fleming and individual nights with the Vienna Philharmonic—are available only to subscribers or people buying a subscription package until later in the season.

For more information about the 2015-16 season, visit artisnaples.org.

 

In Concert with the Naples Philharmonic

Broadway Legacy: The Jerry Herman Songbook          

The Naples Philharmonic performs Jerry Herman’s greatest hits! Herman’s work has been the backbone for numerous Broadway smash hits, including Hello, Dolly!, Mame and La Cage aux Folles. Thursday, October 29

Kristin Chenoweth with the Naples Philharmonic

Known for her powerhouse performances on Broadway and quirky and dynamic portrayals on TV shows such as Glee, The West Wing and Pushing Daisies, Chenoweth brings her unique blend of high-wire vocals and glowing charisma to Hayes Hall. Sunday, January 10, 7pm

Renée Fleming with the Naples Philharmonic

Perhaps the greatest soprano voice of her generation, opera and Broadway star Renée Fleming returns to Hayes Hall for a special night of unforgettable music. Tuesday, January 19, 8pm

Michael Feinstein with the Naples Philharmonic

One of the finest interpreters of the Great American Songbook performing today, Feinstein returns to Naples for two magical nights. Friday-Saturday, February 19-20, 8pm

Chris Botti with the Naples Philharmonic

Back by popular demand, Chris Botti returns for an encore engagement of his blend of pop and jazz. Drawing influences from the broad history of popular music, Botti takes pop instrumental music to its highest level. Wednesday, March 9, 8pm

An Evening of Overtures

Yaniv Segal conducts the Naples Philharmonic performing beloved overtures such as Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Wagner’s “The Ride of the Valkyries,” Bizet’s Carmen, Mozart ’s The Magic Flute and more! Saturday, March 12, 8pm

Country Legends with the Naples Philharmonic

Your favorite country hits from the biggest names in the genre combine with the lush sounds of the Naples Philharmonic for an unforgettable evening of good down-home music. Saturday, April 30, 8pm

 

Hayes Hall Presentations

Air Supply   

They ruled the airwaves in the 1980s as one of the most successful pop duos ever! Hear favorites such as All Out of Loveand The One That You Love, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Friday, November 6, 8pm

Mannheim Steamroller

Embarking on their 30th anniversary tour, this nine-piece ensemble brings their unique brand of “18th century classical rock” to Hayes Hall. Celebrate the holiday spirit with these symphonic pop all-stars. Wednesday, November 11, 8pm

Musical Perspectives on the Cultures of BRIC featuring Yo-Yo Ma, Kathryn Stott, Sérgio and Odair Assad, Johnny Gandelsman, Wu Tong and Sandeep Das

Yo-Yo Ma brings together longtime collaborators and friends with whom he has explored the musical and cultural traditions of Europe, Latin America and the Silk Road. The group brings 21st century perspective to the diverse cultural traditions of  Brazil, Russia, India and China. A Silkroad collaboration. Saturday, November 14, 8pm

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas 2015

Saxophonist Dave Koz has played with such artists as Ray Charles, Natalie Cole and Shelby Lynne, earning nine Grammy awards in the process. Saturday, November 28, 8pm

Neil Sedaka

Hear Sedaka’s hits, including Calendar GirlHappy Birthday Sweet Sixteen and Breaking Up Is Hard to Do. A brilliant composer and pianist, Sedaka adapted to the ’60s’ changing tides by writing songs for Frank Sinatra, Elvis, the Fifth Dimension and the Monkees. Sunday, December 13, 7pm

The Ten Tenors

These singers tip their hats to the great classical tenors and contemporary music’s most popular artists. Performing songs from the Beatles to Bocelli, the Ten Tenors “are truly incandescent when performing at the full strength of 10…” —Variety Tuesday, December 29, 8pm

Bob Newhart

An American comedy legend, Newhart has been one of the most popular comedians of the last half century. You’ll laugh out loud at his hilariously straight takes on the ridiculousness of modern life. Sunday, January 17, 7pm

Yanni

Yanni blends classical, jazz, rock and ethnic music into a singular sound that is instantly recognizable. Monday, February 8, 8pm

107 Years of Broadway

Featuring five Broadway stars and a fantastic New York band, Neil Berg presents the century’s greatest Broadway moments. Hear musical theatre’s most beloved songs with classics from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber and many more. Sunday, February 14, 3pm and 7pm

Alan Cumming

The Tony-winning star of Cabaret and The Good Wife comes to Hayes Hall for a wide-spanning evening of Broadway, Tin Pan Alley and other great music. Sunday, February 28, 7pm

Natalie Cole

An outstanding vocalist returns for an enchanting evening. With over 30 million records sold and nine Grammy wins, Cole has conquered R&B, soul, jazz and Latin. Hear Cole’s beautiful vocals during such hits as Jump Start (My Heart)and Unforgettable. Sunday, April 3, 7pm

Tony Bennett

“His voice is still a technical marvel…” —New York Magazine

With legendary class and style, Tony Bennett returns to Artis—Naples for an unforgettable evening. Few artists have contributed more to the Great American Songbook for as long and at such a level of excellence. Sunday, March 13, 7pm

 

Daniels Pavilion Performances

Betty Fox Band—Live and Local

Voted the Best Blues Band in the Tampa Bay area two years straight by Creative Loafing, the Betty Fox Band blends soul and blues into a heady brew of musical goodness. Friday, September 4, 6:30pm and 9pm

O Som Do Jazz—Live and Local

Cool down with some smooth Brazilian bossa nova courtesy of this St. Petersburg-based jazz ensemble. Hear classics from Jobim, Gilberto and more, plus new and original songs. Friday, October 23, 6:30pm and 9pm

Baroque Chamber Orchestra

Yaniv Segal conducts members of the Naples Philharmonic and the Naples Philharmonic Chorus performing some of the finest selections of 18th century music. Tuesday, October 27, 8pm

Rick Howard and The Speedbumps—Live and Local

Rockabilly lives with the cracklin’ tunes of early Elvis, Carl Perkins and Eddie Cochran, plus rock ’n’ roll favorites such as Bill Haley, Chuck Berry and more. The Speedbumps make the music of the ’50s swing. Wednesday, December 9, 6:30pm and 9pm

Sunday Jazz with Dick Hyman

Artis—Naples favorite Dick Hyman knows a thing or two about film music: He’s worked with Woody Allen on eleven of the auteur’s films as a composer/arranger/conductor/pianist. This performance features Hyman’s piano improvisations set to movie scenes featuring classic composers. Sunday, January 10, 3pm

Chicago City Limits

For more than 30 years, Chicago City Limits has been the incubator for some of the biggest names in comedy. See this legendary New York improv troupe and the next generation of comedy stars. Thursday-Friday, January 14-15, 6pm and 8:30pm

Larry Cordle and Trinity River Band

Legendary Nashville songwriter Cordle joins forces with North Florida’s premier bluegrass family the Trinity River Band for two hot shows. Hear some of your favorite country songs from the past two decades performed in that distinctive bluegrass style. Sunday, January 17, 5pm and 7:30pm

Jodie DeSalvo’s Piano Talks

Longtime friends and musical partners Jodie DeSalvo and Glenn Basham join together for a night of music from across the sound spectrum. Monday, January 18, 7pm

The Hot Sardines

“…one of the best jazz bands in NY today.”  —Forbes

The Hot Sardines don’t just perform classics from the hot jazz heyday of the 1920s and ’30s, these cats imbue them with new life thanks to virtuoso musicianship and a fire starter of a frontwoman—Miz Elizabeth. Wednesday, January 20, 6pm and 8:30pm

Jodie DeSalvo’s Piano Talks

Hear work from one of the greatest pianists and piano composers of all time—Frédéric Chopin. Demanding, but still nuanced and sensitive, Chopin’s singular style made him one of the earliest musical superstars. Monday, February 1, 7pm

Live in Central Park Revisited: Simon and Garfunkel

With Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers. About 500,000 people flocked to Central Park to hear the original Simon and Garfunkel reunion concert in 1981. Now more than 30 years later, relive that experience in the much more intimate setting of Daniels Pavilion in this tribute to that seminal moment in music history. Tuesday, February 2, 6pm and 8:30pm

Nate Staniforth

Host of Discovery’s Breaking Magic, Nate Staniforth has been wowing audiences with his “unplugged” style of magic since 2005. He uses a direct, no-frills approach to magic that draws on street magic, mystics and performance theory in equal parts. Friday, February 5, 6pm and 8:30pm

VoicePlay

These guys take the sound of vocal music and give it a whole new spin. Think the a cappella pyrotechnics of Pitch Perfect turned up to 11, with a healthy sense of humor. Saturday, February 6, 6pm and 8:30pm

The Hit Men

Relive yesteryear’s magic with former members of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Tommy

James and the Shondells and many more. The Hit Men helped pen and perform our favorite classic hits, and now they’re back! Wednesday-Friday, February 10-12, 6pm and 8:30pm

Shotgun Wedding

A country band from NYC—full of guitar pickin’, boogie piano, gorgeous vocals and solid drums and bass. Hear classic country re-imagined for a modern time. Thursday-Friday, February 18-19, 6pm and 8:30pm

Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

Grammy-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer is equally at home in intimate clubs and the biggest stadiums. Lisa has travelled the world both as a solo R&B artist and as one of the most in-demand session and backup singers in the world. Thursday-Friday, February 25-26, 6pm and 8:30pm

Sunday Jazz with Dick Hyman

This unique performance cleverly blends the visual and performing arts. Set before live projections of legendary artwork, Hyman plays piano improvisations based on the color, form and style of the projected piece. Sunday, February 28, 3pm

Jodie DeSalvo’s Piano Talks

Jodie explores the brilliant musical comedy of the “Clown Prince of Denmark,” Victor Borge. Equally at home with a joke or a tune, Borge was a truly one-of-a-kind performer. Monday, February 29, 7pm

The McCartney Years Presents Sir Paul’s Greatest Hits

Paul McCartney’s 1973 Wings Over the World tour was the height of his solo career. And now you can experience a note-for-note recreation of those famed concerts in an all-new show, featuring classic songs by Wings and the Beatles. Thursday, March 3, 8:30pm and Friday, March 4, 6pm and 8:30pm

Balsam Range

This gifted quintet of bluegrass players from North Carolina weaves elements of jazz, country, gospel, swing and old-time mountain music into their one-of-a-kind Southern sound. Saturday, March 12, 6pm and 8:30pm

Late Nite Catechism ’Til Death Do Us Part

After teaching countless audiences about the saints, venial sins and limbo, Sister is now offering hilarious lessons on marriage and the last rites, including her own wacky version of The Newlywed Game. Wednesday-Saturday, March 16-19, 7pm

Jodie DeSalvo’s Piano Talks

Jodie mines the history of film for the tunes that made a lasting impact on popular culture. Sunday, March 20, 7pm

Baroque Chamber Orchestra

Naples Philharmonic Chamber Ensembles perform some of the finest selections of 18th century chamber music. Friday, May 13, 8pm

 

Family Fun and Community Favorites

The Snow Queen

Yaniv Segal leads the Naples Philharmonic in a Young Person’s Concert with music composed by Nicholas Jacobson-Larson—featuring Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved tale The Snow Queen, in Daniels Pavilion. September 18, 21-22, 24, 28-30, 9:45am, October 1-2, 14-16, 9:45am

Magic Carpet—Brass Concert

The Naples Philharmonic performs an up-close concert for kids, with instrument demonstrations in Daniels Pavilion. Saturday, September 26, 10am

Trip to The Phil

The Naples Philharmonic with conductor Yaniv Segal introduces classical music to elementary school children in this fun concert with music by Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and more. Tuesday-Wednesday, October 6-7, 9:45am and 11:45am

“Tween Scene” Trip to The Phil

This Naples Philharmonic concert, conducted by Yaniv Segal, is a great way to introduce classical music to middle school-age children and features music by Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and more. Thursday-Friday, October 8-9, 9:45am and 11:45am

Halloween Spooktacular

Join the Naples Philharmonic and conductor Yaniv Segal for an afternoon of fun, dramatic and spooky orchestral music featuring works from Mussorgsky, Hermann and more. Hear music from Fantasia, Psycho and Star Wars. Costumes not required, but are encouraged! Saturday, October 31, 3pm

A Choral Christmas

Hear the Naples Philharmonic, led by Yaniv Segal, perform classical holiday works, including rousing selections from Handel’s Messiah, sung by your Naples Philharmonic Chorus. Tuesday, December 1, 8pm

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

Like a Broadway spectacular, Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ has it all—a cast of more than 100, glorious sets and costumes, magical special effects, beautiful music performed by the Naples Philharmonic and exceptional dancing by international stars. Saturday, December 5, 2pm and 8pm and Sunday, December 6, 2pm

Magic Carpet—Woodwind Concert

The Naples Philharmonic performs an up-close concert for kids, with instrument demonstrations in Daniels Pavilion. Saturday, April 23, 10am

Link Up

Local students “link up” with Carnegie Hall and the Naples Philharmonic, with conductor Yaniv Segal. Students learn to play an instrument in their classrooms and then perform with the Naples Philharmonic. Tuesday-Wednesday, May 10-11, 9:45am and 11:45am

Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus

Hear some of the most talented young choral singers perform old favorites and new classics. Sunday, May 15, 4pm in Hayes Hall

EarShot Concert Reading

This unique concert reading experience brings early-career jazz composers to Artis—Naples to work with the Naples Philharmonic to rehearse and hear performances of new works in a public setting. Wednesday-Thursday, May 25-26, 10am and 2pm in Hayes Hall

Magic Carpet—Percussion Concert

The Naples Philharmonic performs an up-close concert for kids, with instrument demonstrations in Daniels Pavilion. Saturday, May 28, 10am

Summer Spectacular

Led by conductor Yaniv Segal, the Naples Philharmonic and Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra perform side-by-side in this engaging concert. Sunday, May 29, 7pm

Community Days

Come explore the entire Artis—Naples campus with art and activities for all ages! Plus, live music, instrument petting zoo and access to all museum exhibitions.

Sunday, October 25, noon-5pm

noon-4pm: Hands-on Activities

4pm:  Naples Concert Band in Hayes Hall

 

Sunday, May 15, noon-5pm

noon-4pm: Hands-on Activities

noon: NPYS Chamber Concert in Daniels Pavilion

2pm: NPYS Concert in Hayes Hall

4pm: NPYC Concert in Hayes Hall

 

Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Hear these talented young musicians perform

Full Orchestra:

Sunday, November 15, 7pm in Hayes Hall

Sunday, February 7, 3pm in Hayes Hall

Sunday, May 1, 7pm in Hayes Hall

Chamber Ensembles:

Saturday, November 21, 3pm in Daniels Pavilion

Saturday, February 13, 7pm in Daniels Pavilion

Saturday, May 14, 7pm in Daniels Pavilion

 

Naples Philharmonic Youth Symphonia

A string-training ensemble for motivated student musicians in grade school and beyond.

Saturday, December 12, 3pm in Hayes Hall

Saturday, April 2, 11am and 1pm in Daniels Pavilion

Sunday, May 15, noon in Daniels Pavilion

Sunday, May 15, 2pm in Hayes Hall

ProAm Concert

For the second year, the Naples Philharmonic is inviting talented local amateur musicians to join them onstage and perform great orchestral music. Saturday, June 4, 7pm

Festival of Great Organ Music

Hear the finest organists in Southwest Florida play our magnificent 3,604-pipe Casavant organ. The concert will showcase a wide range of music. Sunday, June 5, 3pm

 

Community Partnerships

FGCU Wind Orchestra

Students from Florida Gulf Coast University’s Bower School of Music perform on the Hayes Hall stage. Sunday, September 27, 3pm; Sunday, November 8, 3pm; Sunday, April 24, 3pm

Naples International Film Festival

Opening Night Film and Party

Walk the red carpet, attend an exclusive film screening, mingle with filmmakers and dance the night away! Thursday, November 5, 6pm Doors Open, 7pm Film

Die Fledermaus

Enjoy Johann Strauss Jr.’s uproariously comic opera Die Fledermaus (“The Bat”) in this concert opera performance from Opera Naples with the Naples Philharmonic led by conductor Ramón Tebar. Mistaken identities, a tumultuous ballroom scene and practical jokes gone wrong make for a delightful evening. Tuesday, December 22, 8pm

The Elixir of Love

Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love takes the stage with Gulfshore Opera and the Naples Philharmonic. This semi-staged production brings to life the comic story of a peasant boy searching for a magic potion to make the wealthy Adina fall in love with him. Thursday, April 21, 8pm

 

Naples Philharmonic Around Town

Naples Philharmonic Free Chamber Concerts

September 10: 11am—Naples Botanical Garden and 5pm—South Regional Library

September 11: 3:30pm—Bower Chapel, Moorings and 7pm—The Baker Museum

September 12: 3pm—Naples United Church of Christ

September 15: 2pm—Headquarters Library

September 16: 3pm—Naples Regional Library and 4pm—Florida Gulf Coast University

More free concert dates to be announced later.

Naples Philharmonic Free Concert in Cambier Park

This much-anticipated annual concert features the Naples Philharmonic performing a mixture of light classics and familiar popular pieces. Thursday, November 12, 7pm

Around Town: Chamber Music at FGCU

Naples Philharmonic Chamber Ensembles

For the first time, members of the Naples Philharmonic will travel to FGCU to perform a chamber program in the U. Tobe Recital Hall at Florida Gulf Coast University. Monday, November 16, 7:30pm

A Choral Christmas

Yaniv Segal conducts the Naples Philharmonic as it performs classical holiday works, including rousing selections from Handel’s Messiah, sung by your Naples Philharmonic Chorus. Thursday, December 3, 7:30pm at First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs

Around Town: Brahms and Schubert

The Naples Philharmonic hits the road with concerts featuring principal clarinet Paul Votapek performing a concerto arrangement of the Brahms Clarinet Sonata No. 2, plus Schubert’s Symphony No. 4. Thursday, January 28, 7:30pm at First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs; Friday, January 29, 8pm on Marco Island

Around Town: Beethoven Mass in C

Hear one of Beethoven’s most underrated works, Mass in C major—a rare and amazing masterpiece performed by the Naples Philharmonic and the Naples Philharmonic Chorus. Thursday, April 7, 7:30pmat First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs; Saturday, April 9, 7:30pmat First Presbyterian Church of Naples

Around Town: Chamber Music at FGCU

Hear chamber music from Brahms, Adams and more in this special Naples Philharmonic performance in the U. Tobe Recital Hall at Florida Gulf Coast University. Monday, April 25, 7:30pm

Lifelong Learning

Four O’clock at the Movies

Elaine Newton

Movies will be announced throughout the season

First Showing: November 16, December 7, January 11, February 8 and March 14

Second Showing: November 17, December 8, January 12, February 9 and March 15

Critic’s Choice

Elaine Newton

Thursdays at 10am in Daniels Pavilion or Saturdays at 10am in Hayes Hall

November 19 or 21: The Children Act by Ian McEwan

December 10 or 12: Euphoria by Lily King

January 7 or 9: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

February 4 or 6: The Children’s Crusade by Ann Packer

March 3 or 5: Us by David Nicholls

March 31 or April 2: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

Art Talk

Joan Jacobs

Mondays at 10am in Daniels Pavilion

January 4: Impressionism to Post-Impressionism

January 18: The Great Cézanne

February 8: Seurat and the Dot

February 22: Van Gogh’s Colors

March 7: Gauguin and His Dreams

March 28: Toulouse-Lautrec and Paris

Hooray for Hollywood

Rick Harris

Fridays and Mondays at 10am in the Stabile Education Building

The Films of Barbara Stanwyck Part 1—January 8 · Part 2—January 11

Villains of Classic Hollywood Part 1—February 12 · Part 2—February 15

The Films of Howard Hawks Part 1—March 18 · Part 2—March 21

Shakespeare in Film

Gail Paster

The Dark Side of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

2-part Series includes Movie Preview and Lecture

Thursdays at 2pm in the Stabile Education Building

January 7—Part 1—Movie Preview

January 14—Part 2—Lecture

Asian Art History

Tuesdays at 10:30am in the Stabile Education Building

January 12— Dru Gladney on Islamic Art and Architecture in China: The Impact of Arabicization and Modernization

January 19— Nancy Steinhardt on Chinese Architecture and the Beaux-Arts

January 26— Nancy Berliner on The Eight Brokens: Chinese Traditions in a Surprising New Art Form of the Late 19th Century

February 2— Marjorie Williams on Poems in Pattern: Japanese Literary Traditions in Art, the Influences of The Tales of Ise and The Tales of Genji

February 9—Movie: A Day on the Grand Canal with the Emperor of China

February 16— Jason Sun on A Passion for Jade: Heber Bishop and His Collection

February 23— Morris Rossabi on The Forgotten: Women, Eunuchs and Artisans in Chinese History

March 1— Robert Mowry on Adoption, Absorption, Assimilation: Foreign Influences in Early Chinese Art

Music Lectures

Frank Cooper

Wednesdays at 2pm in the Stabile Education Building

January 13—Shakespeare: Drama, Music and Art

February 3—American and French Music and Fashion in the 1970s

February 24—Patronage and Commissions in Music and Art

March 16—Similarities, Cross-Currents and Analogies among the Arts

Jazz History

Chuck Bergeron

Wednesdays at 2pm in the Stabile Education Building

March 9: The History of New Orleans and the Birth of Jazz Music

April 6: The Big Bands—Music of the Greatest Generation

American Playwrights

Murray Biggs

In the Stabile Education Building

Wednesday, January 27, 10am: Arthur Miller

Friday, March 4, 10am: Edward Albee

Dancing Towards Performance

Anne Hogan

Fridays at 2pm in the Stabile Education Building

January 22—Part 1— Giselle and The Sleeping Beauty

February 26—Part 2— George Balanchine’s Prodigal Son, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and                     The Four Temperaments

Aesthetics of Art

Marcia Eaton

Thursdays at 10am in the Stabile Education Building

January 28: Strange Kind of Sadness

February 18: Sentimental Art and Sentimental People

March 10: Ethical and Aesthetic Dilemmas

Art, Architecture and the 1960s

John Lobell

In the Stabile Education Building

Friday, January 29, 2pm

Monday, February 1, 2pm

Inside the Orchestra

Yaniv Segal

In the Stabile Education Building

Wednesday, January 20, 10am: Questions of Score Study—The Conductor’s Perspective

Tuesday, March 8, 10am: Programming a Complete Meal

 

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED SERIES:

 

Naples Philharmonic Masterworks

Ax Plays Brahms

Andrey Boreyko, conductor

Emanuel Ax, piano

Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2

Thursday and Saturday

October 22 and 24

 

Beethoven’s Emperor with André Watts

Matthew Halls, conductor

André Watts, piano

Mendelssohn Ruy Blas Overture

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”

Dvořák Symphony No. 7

Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21

 

The Sea, The Swan and The Quartet

Joshua Weilerstein, conductor

Miró String Quartet, guest soloists

Vaughn Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Puts How Wild the Sea

Tchaikovksy Swan Lake Selections

Thursday and Friday

December 10 and 11

 

Polar Lights—Sibelius’ Second

Andrey Boreyko, conductor

Baiba Skride, violin

Rautavaara Cantus arcticus

Nielsen Violin Concerto

Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Thursday and Saturday

January 7 and 9

 

A Symphonic Midsummer Night’s Dream

Hans Graf, conductor

Ingrid Fliter, piano

Maureen Thomas, actor

Naples Philharmonic Chorus Women

Weber Oberon Overture

Haydn Piano Concerto in D Major

Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Friday and Saturday

January 22 and 23

 

Boreyko Conducts Brahms

Andrey Boreyko, conductor

Julian Rachlin, violin

Ibert Hommage à Mozart

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3

Brahms Symphony No. 2

Thursday, February 11

 

Ibert Hommage à Mozart

Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1

Brahms Symphony No. 2

Friday, February 12

 

Mahler’s Titan

Andrey Boreyko, conductor

Colin Currie, percussion

Hatzis The Isle is Full of Noises

Tan Dun Water Concerto

Mahler Symphony No. 1 “Titan”

Friday and Saturday

March 4 and 5

 

Star-Crossed Prokofiev featuring Branford Marsalis

Andrey Boreyko, conductor

Branford Marsalis, saxophone

G. Prokofiev Saxophone Concerto (world premiere)

Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet Suite

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

March 17, 18 and 19

 

Mozart and Brahms

Matthias Pintscher, conductor

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Strauss, Jr. Die Fledermaus Overture

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27

Brahms (arr. Schoenberg) Piano Quartet in G Minor

Thursday and Friday

April 14 and 15

 

Beethoven’s Fifth—Season Finale

Andrey Boreyko, conductor

Jon Kimura Parker, piano

Mahler (arr. Britten) What the Wild Flowers Tell Me

Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Beethoven Symphony No. 5

Thursday, May 5

 

Mahler (arr. Britten) What the Wild Flowers Tell Me

Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

Beethoven Symphony No. 5

Saturday, May 7

 

Naples Philharmonic Pops

Time for Three

Jack Everly, conductor

Jack Everly has devised a program to take advantage of string-trio Time for Three’s diverse musical tastes. This high-energy show pulls from the worlds of classical, pop, country, rock and more to the delight of audiences. Tuesday-Friday, January 12-15, 8pm and Saturday, January 16, 2pm and 8pm

 

Classic FM

Jack Everly, conductor

Hear your favorite hits from the past 60 years of radio in this musical trip down memory lane. From ABBA to Elton and Neil Diamond to Frozen, the Naples Philharmonic performs songs that everyone from Baby Boomers to Millennials will love. Tuesday-Friday, February 2-5, 8pm and Saturday, February 6, 2pm and 8pm

 

100 Years of Sinatra

Jack Everly, conductor

To commemorate 100 years since his birth, Jack has created a brand new concert focusing on Ol’ Blue Eyes. Celebrate one of the greatest voices in the history of American music with the Naples Philharmonic.

Tuesday-Friday, February 23-26, 8pm and Saturday, February 27, 2pm and 8pm

 

Hooray for Hollywood

Stuart Chafetz, conductor

Join the Naples Philharmonic on a journey from the silver screen classics of yesteryear to the modern sci-fi adventures we all know and love. It’s movie music at its finest and most symphonic. Tuesday-Friday, March 29-April 1, 8pm and Saturday, April 2, 2pm and 8pm

 

Naples Philharmonic Chamber Music

Sypert Salon Series

Six programs of the world’s greatest chamber music—from Mozart to Mendelssohn—performed up close and personal by members of your Naples Philharmonic. Sponsored by a generous gift from Drs. George Sypert and Joy Arpin.

Sundays and Tuesdays, 3pm in Daniels Pavilion

 

November 1 and 3

Haydn London Trio No. 1

Schumann String Quartet Op. 41, No. 2

Mozart Quintet in G Minor, K. 516

 

November 29 and December 1

Mozart Clarinet Quintet

Beethoven String Quartet Op. 59, No. 3

 

December 13 and 15

Miró String Quartet, guest artists

Schubert String Quartet in G Major

Mendelssohn Octet

 

January 3 and 5

Paganini Duo Concertante No. 2 in G Major

Haydn String Quartet in C Major, “Emperor”

Mozart Serenade No. 12

 

February 16 and 21

Beethoven String Trio, Op. 3

Mendelssohn String Quartet, Op. 44, No. 2

 

April 12 and 17

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Mozart String Quartet in C Major, “Dissonance”

Mozart Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major

 

Wang Chamber Music Series

Four intimate afternoons featuring a mixture of chamber music from the mid-19th and 20th centuries. Sponsored by a generous gift from David and Cecile Wang.

Sundays, 3pm in  Daniels Pavilion.

October 18

Kodály Serenade for Two Violins and Viola

Ewazen Roaring Fork

Debussy String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor

 

November 15

Christopher O’Riley, piano

Dvořák String Quartet in E-Flat Major

Brahms Piano Quartet in G Minor

 

March 6

Colin Currie, percussion

Naples Philharmonic Brass Quintet

Percussion Ensemble

 

April 24

Schulhoff Divertissement

Adams Shaker Loops

Brahms String Quartet Op. 51, No. 1

 

Visiting Orchestra Series

 

Toronto Symphony

Peter Oundjian, conductor

Jan Lisiecki, piano

Estacio Wondrous Light

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

Tuesday, January 5, 8pm

 

The Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy

Schumann Piano Concerto

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1 “Winter Dreams”

Sunday, January 24, 7pm

 

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Valery Gergiev, conductor

Wagner Overture to The Flying Dutchman

Debussy La mer

Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition

Tuesday, March 1, 8pm

 

Wagner Parsifal: Prelude

Wagner Parsifal: Good Friday Spell

Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony

Wednesday, March 2, 8pm

 

Dance Series

 

Miami City Ballet 1

with the Naples Philharmonic

Swan Lake (Balanchine/Tchaikovsky)

Viscera (Scarlett/Liebermann)

Fancy Free (Robbins/Bernstein)

Tuesday, November 10, 8pm

 

Paul Taylor Dance Company

with the Naples Philharmonic

Legendary choreographer Paul Taylor brings his spirited Paul Taylor Dance Company to town for their Naples debut. Experience their energetic and beautiful contemporary dance.

Sunday, January 3, 7pm

 

Miami City Ballet 2

with the Naples Philharmonic

Year of the Rabbit (Peck/Stevens/orch. Atkinson)

Sunset (Taylor/Elgar)

Bourrée Fantasque (Balanchine/Chabrier)

Tuesday, February 16, 8pm

 

The Joffrey Ballet

Maninyas (Welch/Edwards)

In Creases (Peck/Glass)

Fool’s Paradise (Wheeldon/Talbot)

Tuesday, March 8, 8pm

 

Broadway Series

The Producers

A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in Mel Brooks’ laugh-out-loud spectacle. Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy film. Now as a big Broadway musical, The Producers once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. It is a truly “boffo” hit, winning a record 12 Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night. Saturday, December 26, 2pm and 8pm;  Sunday, December 27, 2pm and 7pm; and Monday, December 28, 8pm

 

Motown The Musical

It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music… and is now Broadway’s musical. Motown The Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as My Girl andAin’t No Mountain High Enough, experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit Motown The MusicalTuesday-Friday, January 26-29, 8pm; Saturday, January 30, 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday, January 31, 2pm and 7pm

 

Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted hit! With songs by Grammy- and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots is about Charlie Price, a man struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. With direction and choreography by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell and a book by Broadway legend and Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, Kinky Boots is the winner of six Broadway Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. Tuesday-Friday, March 22-25, 8pm; Saturday, March 26, 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday, March 27, 2pm and 7pm

 

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story on Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding withheart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs Hungry EyesHey BabyDo You Love Me? and the heart-stopping (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life, London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!” Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life! Tuesday-Friday, April 5-8, 8pm; Saturday, April 9, 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday, April 10, 2pm and 7pm

 

All That Jazz Series

Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra

Daniels Pavilion is your destination for sizzling jazz. Our black box theater will transport you to Tin Pan Alley, the French Quarter and other landmarks of the great American art form. Dig it.

Performances are Wednesdays at 6pm and 8:30pm The Baker

October 28

Gary Smulyan, saxophone

November 18

Kenny Washington, vocalist

December 16

Robin Eubanks, trombone

January 6

Joe Cohn, guitar

February 17

Carmen Lundy, vocalist

March 9

Hubert Laws, flute

April 27

Warren Vaché, trumpet

May 11

Music of Horace Silver, featuring the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra

 

The Baker Museum

Jan Yoors: A Retrospective

Through October 11, 2015

A remarkably gifted craftsman, Jan Yoors excelled in tapestry, painting, photography and drawing. His extraordinary life informed much of his practice: After absconding with a Gypsy tribe at age 12, he worked closely with the Allies to help the Gypsies escape genocide during World War II. This exhibition celebrates one of the most prolific, but perhaps understudied, artists of the 20th century. Organized by The Baker Museum.

 

Weegee by Weegee: Photographs from the Jean Pigozzi Collection

Through November 8, 2015

Intense and often darkly humorous, Weegee’s voyeuristic portraits capture the excitement and stark realities of urban life. Weegee shot street vendors, kissing moviegoers and the victims of fresh crime scenes before the police’s arrival. His documentary-style immediacy revealed his perspective on the reality of New York City and influenced generations of photographers and filmmakers. Weegee by Weegee intimately details the extremes of the modern city.

 

Celebrating 15 Years of Collecting at The Baker Museum

Through January 31, 2016

Drawn from the museum’s permanent collections of American, Mexican and European art, Celebrating 15 Years of Collecting at The Baker Museum marks an important milestone in the history of the institution. Showcasing iconic pieces of the museum’s collection as well as rarely seen works, this exhibition celebrates the individuals whose passion and vision helped assemble one of the most impressive compilations of 20th century art in Southwest Florida. Organized by The Baker Museum.

 

Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the ’70s

November 7-March 6, 2016

Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the ’70s offers a unique perspective on two of the best-known fashion designers in modern history who defined the sexy and glamorous looks of the 1970s. The approximately 80 ensembles and 20 accessories—drawn from The Museum at FIT’s extensive collection of pieces from both designers— reflect the social, economic and political realities of their creators and the world at large.

 

Naples Collects

February 13-June 19, 2016

This eclectic exhibition brings together examples of high-quality art owned by local collectors from some of the best-known American artists of the 20th century, works by masters of European art and contemporary artists. Naples Collects is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to share with our patrons and supporters the stories of area collectors who have devoted years to amassing collections that speak to their tastes, interests and passions.

 

Paco Pomet

November 28-March 20, 2016

Paco Pomet is a contemporary artist from Spain who uses oil on canvas to paint familiar scenes and iconic gestures based on historical photographs and landscapes. With an overall monochrome effect, including bursts of unexpected bright colors, his art is original, quirky and always created with an underlying wit.

 

Florida Contemporary

Opens February 2016

This multimedia art exhibition showcases artists currently practicing in the Sunshine State whose work addresses a vast range of themes. From realism to abstraction and everything in between, this survey features selected works by local photographers, painters, sculptors and graphic artists who have spent a lifetime at their craft, alongside an exciting array of new artists.

 

Schrenk Student Photography

Opens September 5, 2015

Now in its eighth year, this wide-ranging photography exhibition features approximately 75 works from high school students in the year-round Schrenk Student Photography Institute, led by J. Tomas Lopez, Professor of Photography and Director of Electronic Media at the University of Miami.

 

8th Annual Student Exhibition

Opens May 2016

The 8th Annual Student Exhibition includes approximately 600 works by Collier County public and private school students, grades pre-K through 12. A diverse array of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and photography, will be displayed.