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Family Concerts

The gift of music

Naples Philharmonic Family Concerts are specially designed to engage young audiences with an entertaining, fast-paced and interactive program. Family Concerts also take the practicalities of family life into account with low-cost tickets and a shortened running time, approximately 75 minutes with no intermission. Family Concerts make sharing the gift of live music with your family easy, rewarding and fun.

2018-19 Season

So Much Drama:

Naples Philharmonic
Gulfshore Playhouse

Saturday, September 22, 2018 · 3pm

The world’s most famous love story, Romeo and Juliet, finds new life in a magical meeting of theatre and music.

Young Person's Concert:
The Harmony Games

with the Naples Philharmonic
(3rd Grade Students)

The Harmony Games
After fighting for as long as anyone could remember, four families come together through the power of music.

  • September 25, 26, 27, 28, 2018
    9:45am performance reserved for homeschool and family groups
  • October 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11 and 12, 2018
    9:45am performance reserved for homeschool and family groups

Magic Carpet Series

with the Naples Philharmonic

A long-standing Naples Philharmonic tradition, Magic Carpet Concerts provide children ages 3-9 with the opportunity to hear small ensembles from the Naples Philharmonic demonstrate their instruments in a fun and informative 45-minute program.

  • September 8
  • October 27
  • March 30
  • May 11

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Trip to The Phil:
The Language of Music

with the Naples Philharmonic
(Elementary and Middle School Students)

The Naples Philharmonic celebrates a new school year by inviting local students to Hayes Hall for a full performance. A great way to introduce classical music to young people, Trip to the Phil will include selections from Beethoven, Haydn, Strauss and more — some of the greatest classical pieces in music.

  • September 13 and 14, 20189:45am performance reserved for Elementary homeschool and family groups
  • September 17 and 18, 20189:45am performance reserved for Middle School homeschool and family groups

The Naples Philharmonic Trip to the Phil series is generously underwritten by Ned and Cindy Lautenbach.

Community Days

with the Naples Philharmonic Youth Ensembles
and exhibitions in the Hayes Hall galleries

A popular family event, Community Day is the biannual celebration of everything the arts has to offer. Come explore the entire Artis—Naples campus, with art and activities for all ages! Free activities include live music, an instrument petting zoo for kids, bilingual storytelling and access to all museum exhibitions and galleries.

  • November 3
  • March 9
  • May 18

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Fall Community Day Concert

Naples Philharmonic
Naples Ballet

Saturday, November 3, 2018 · 4pm

Naples Ballet and the Naples Philharmonic perform works by Rossini, Gounod and Tchaikovsky in this free Community Day concert.

The Nutcracker

Like a Broadway spectacular, this holiday tradition has it all — glorious sets and costumes, magical special effects, Tchaikovsky’s beautiful music and exceptional dancing by international stars. Join Marie and her Nutcracker Prince as they travel through a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, sugar plum fairies and epic battles between heroic toy soldiers and mischievous mice — the perfect holiday treat for the entire family.

Moscow Ballet
Naples Philharmonic

Friday and Saturday
November 23 and 24, 2018 · 2pm and 7pm

Naples Ballet
Naples Philharmonic

Saturday, December 22, 2018 · 7:30pm

Summer Spectacular

with the Naples Philharmonic
and Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

One of our favorite concerts of the year pairs the professional orchestra with our talented students of the Youth Orchestra performing classical favorites. Hear the Naples Philharmonic and the Youth Orchestra perform side-by-side to form a thunderous 115-musician orchestra in this engaging concert.

  May 26, 2019 7pm


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Whether you’re enjoying our entire campus for free during Community Days, making new friends in a Lifelong Learning class or attending an off-campus music performance, we hope to see you soon.

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