Artis–Naples announces additional winter programming

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Artis—Naples announced today additional programming through March 15, 2021, including the return of Andrey Boreyko to conduct the Naples Philharmonic for two performances.

All activities will continue to include safety protocols, social distancing and the use of enhanced cleaning across the cultural campus to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Kathleen van Bergen, CEO and president of Artis—Naples, said, “Thanks to careful and innovative planning, thoughtful protocols and critical capital investments in safety equipment, Artis—Naples was able to safely reopen in October with a diverse slate of visual and performing arts programming. These last months have taught us a great deal about how we can share the visual and performing arts as safely as possible, and with that knowledge we are thrilled to be adding to our reimagined 2020-21 season with these offerings through mid-March.”

The Naples Philharmonic will return to a socially distanced Hayes Hall for two classical and two pops programs in February and March, including the return of Sharon and Timothy Ubben music director Andrey Boreyko to Hayes Hall for two performances with the Naples Philharmonic featuring Naples Philharmonic assistant principal trumpet Ansel Norris on March 5 and 6. “We could not be more delighted to welcome Andrey back to Hayes Hall,” van Bergen said. “We have missed him, and we look forward to having him back on the podium for these very special concerts.”

Another classical program on Feb. 5 and 6 will feature renowned Russian pianist Vladimir Feltsman performing Mozart’s C Minor piano concerto in a concert conducted by Naples Philharmonic Associate Conductor Radu Paponiu.
Principal pops conductor Jack Everly will also return with Jack’s Hollywood Favorites, a program with the Naples Philharmonic performing a variety of Hollywood hits and featuring Naples Philharmonic musicians as soloists on Feb. 19 and 20. The Naples Philharmonic will be joined by talented singer and pianist Tony DeSare for Sinatra & Beyond on March 12 and 13 conducted by Radu.

Jack Everly

Sypert Salon and Wang Chamber Music Series concerts for the rest of the season will continue to be performed for a socially distanced audience on Hayes Hall stage and will include an additional 7pm performance on Sundays. Some repertoire changes have been made, but previously announced Sypert Salon Series guest artist Vladimir Feltsman is still scheduled to
appear on the Feb. 14 and 16 programs. In addition, the Naples Philharmonic brass quintet will perform a special outdoor concert in Norris Garden on Feb. 24.
Due to the ongoing social distancing and reduced capacity requirements of the CDC and the State of Florida, the previously announced Naples Philharmonic Masterworks and Pops series performances have been canceled through the end of the season.

Presentations will also return to Hayes Hall beginning in January, including the ever-popular Piano Talk series with the esteemed local artist Jodie DeSalvo. Jodie brings her unique blend of insight and humor to classical and popular music in four programs between January and March, including her annual collaboration with Naples Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Basham on Jan. 27 and 28.
Highlights of the Hayes Hall presentation schedule include the renowned folk and pop group, The Kingston Trio performing four concerts over two nights on Feb. 26 and 27. Other programs include The PettyBreakers tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on Jan. 9, Tusk – The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band on Jan. 12, and The Queen’s Cartoonists and their madcap accompaniments to classic and contemporary cartoons on Jan. 14.
The Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra and the All That Jazz Series will remain in Hayes Hall for the rest of the season. Guests will include legendary saxophonist Billy Harper on Jan. 20 and rising guitar star Pasquale Grasso on Feb. 10.
After the success of four Norris Garden film screenings during the Naples International Film Festival in October, the art of film will return to the cultural campus with an outdoor film screening in Norris Garden on Feb. 21; details will be announced at a later date.
In addition to the previously announced Lifelong Learning programs, Joan Jacobs will continue her Art Talk series into mid-March with lectures on Unexpected Art on Feb. 22 and Marc Chagall on March 15.

Additional programming for the 2020-21 season will be announced at a later date and will include additional Naples Philharmonic performances, presentations and Lifelong Learning activities.
“We will continue to monitor the situation and look forward to announcing programming for the rest of the cultural season in the new year, including the spring exhibition season of The Baker Museum,” said van Bergen.

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