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Alonzo King LINES Ballet

with the Naples Philharmonic

Hayes Hall

Image of Alonzo King LINES Ballet on stage during performance
© Manny Crisostomo
Image of Alonzo King LINES Ballet on stage during performance
© Manny Crisostomo
Image of Alonzo King LINES Ballet on stage during performance
© Manny Crisostomo
Mar 22, 8:00pm
Hayes Hall 8:00pm
 
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Alonzo King LINES Ballet
with the Naples Philharmonic


Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Alonzo King
, artistic director
Naples Philharmonic
Radu Paponiu, conductor

Program to include:
King/Ginastera — Estancia

For nearly 40 years, Alonzo King LINES Ballet has stood at the forefront of artistic innovation in ballet. Following the unique artistic vision of the luminary choreographer Alonzo King, the celebrated contemporary ballet company employs linear, mathematical and geometrical principles that are deeply rooted in the preexisting East-West continuum.

Radu Paponiu

Radu Paponiu


Radu Paponiu is the associate conductor of the Naples Philharmonic and director of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Since 2017, Radu has conducted the Naples Philharmonic in more than 100 different classical, education and pops programs. Radu was also recently appointed artistic and music director of the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. As a guest conductor, Radu has appeared with the Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra and Banatul Philharmonic of Timişoara in Romania, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, California Young Artists Symphony and National Repertory Orchestra. Radu has collaborated with notable soloists such as Yefim Bronfman, Midori, Vladimir Feltsman, Robert Levin, Nancy Zhou, Stella Chen and the Ébène Quartet. Radu has served as cover conductor with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Konzerthausorchester Berlin, and he has assisted conductors including Andrey Boreyko, Iván Fischer, Fabio Luisi, Stéphane Denève, Hans Graf, Donald Runnicles, Cristian Măcelaru, Bernard Labadie and Ludovic Morlot. Radu has served on the conducting faculty of the Juilliard Pre-College as well as conductor for the Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard in Shanghai, China, and at the Southeast Asia Music Festival in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Radu completed his Master of Music in orchestral conducting at the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Hugh Wolff. While in Boston, Radu was also conductor apprentice with the Handel and Haydn Society. In the summer of 2017, Radu was appointed assistant conductor of the National Repertory Orchestra in Colorado, as well as conducting fellow for the Cabrillo Festival Workshop in California. Radu participated in the prestigious American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Music Festival and School as the recipient of both the Albert Tipton Aspen Fellowship and the David A. Karetsky Memorial Fellowship. In Aspen, Radu furthered his studies under the guidance of Robert Spano, Larry Rachleff, Leonard Slatkin, Patrick Summers and Federico Cortese.

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