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First Presbyterian Church, Bonita Springs

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Image of Jessie Goegel of the Naples Philharmonic on stage playing viola during a performance
Image of Glenn Basham, concertmaster and Emerson Millar co-concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic on stage playing violin during a performance
Image of Radu Paponiu, assistant conductor of the Naples Philharmonic, on stage during a performance
Image of James Zhang of the Naples Philharmonic on stage playing violin during a performance
Image of Matthew Sonneborn of the Naples Philharmonic on stage playing trumpet during a performance
Image of members of the Naples Philharmonic on stage during a performance of classical music
Image of Ansell Norris of the Naples Philharmonic on stage playing trumpet during a performance
Image of Spangler of the Naples Philharmonic on stage playing during a performance
Feb 3, 7:30pm
Bonita Springs 7:30pm
 
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Around Town
Naples Philharmonic Community Performance


Naples Philharmonic
Radu Paponiu
, conductor
Jessie Goebel, viola

Carlos Simon — Fate Now Conquers
Telemann — Viola Concerto
Beethoven — Symphony No. 7

Associate Conductor Radu Paponiu and the Naples Philharmonic bring the brilliant music of Beethoven, Telemann and Carlos Simon “Around Town” to the Southwest Florida community. Featured on the program is Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, one of his most popular works. American composer Carlos Simon was inspired by Beethoven’s words and music to write his 2020 composition Fate Now Conquers. The program also includes Naples Philharmonic Principal Viola Jessie Goebel performing Telemann’s delightful Viola Concerto.

This performance will be held at
First Presbyterian Church, Bonita Springs
9751 Bonita Beach Road
Bonita Springs, Florida


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Naples Philharmonic

Naples Philharmonic


Founded in 1982, the Naples Philharmonic performs over 140 orchestral and chamber concerts, as well as opera and ballet, education, community and special event concerts from September through June each year.

  Meet the Musicians


Andrey Boreyko

Sharon and Timothy Ubben Music Director   Meet Andrey

Jack Everly

Principal Pops Conductor   Meet Jack

Radu Paponiu

Associate Conductor   Meet Radu

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 70 different classical, education and pops programs. As a guest conductor, Radu has appeared with the Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra in Romania, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony and National Repertory Orchestra. Radu has collaborated with notable soloists such as Yefim Bronfman, Vladimir Feltsman, Robert Levin, Nancy Zhou, and the Ébène Quartet. Radu regularly serves 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 the Southeast Asia Music Festival in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Radu completed his Master of Music degree 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.

Radu began his musical studies on the violin at age 7, studying privately with Carmen Runceanu and Ștefan Gheorghiu. After coming to the United States at the invitation of the Perlman Music Program, Radu completed two degrees in violin performance under the guidance of Robert Lipsett at the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles. As a soloist and chamber musician, Radu has appeared in festivals throughout Europe and North America, collaborating with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Clive Greensmith, Martin Beaver, Merry Peckham and Vivian Hornik Weilerstein.

Radu currently resides in Naples, Florida, with his wife, flutist Blair Francis Paponiu. In his spare time, he enjoys chamber music reading parties, fishing, biking and playing tennis.

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