Ansel and Beethoven
with Ansel Norris, trumpet
Carlos Izcaray, conductor
Ansel Norris, trumpet
Mozart — Symphony No. 35
Haydn — Trumpet Concerto
Beethoven — Symphony No. 1
Guest conductor Carlos Izcaray joins the Naples Philharmonic in a socially distanced program featuring Naples Philharmonic Assistant Principal Trumpet Ansel Norris. During the recent XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia, Ansel was the first ever American prizewinner of the brass division, and will show off his prize-winning talent in a performance of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto, one of the first concertos written for the valve trumpet.
Please note that there will not be a pre-concert Prelude prior to the performance.
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Founded in 1982, the Naples Philharmonic normally 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
Sharon and Timothy Ubben Music Director Meet Andrey
Principal Pops Conductor Meet Jack
Associate Conductor Meet Radu
Carlos Izcaray is Music Director of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and of the American Youth Symphony. Praised by the international press as inspiring, spirited and conducting with nuanced sensitivity, he has appeared with numerous ensembles across five continents and is now firmly established as one of the leading conductors of his generation. Throughout his career Izcaray has shown special interest and prowess in tackling some of the most complex scores in the symphonic repertoire, while also championing a historically informed approach.
On the symphonic platform he is leading ensembles such as the Pacific, St. Louis, North Carolina, Grand Rapids and Kitchener-Waterloo Symphonies, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin, Malmö Symfoniorkester, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá, Orchestra Regionale dell’Emilia-Romagna, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Macedonian Philharmonic, Orquestra Sinfônica da Bahia, Kwazulu-Natal Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia, Venezuela Symphony Orchestra, and Orquesta Sinfónica Municipal de Caracas, among others. Izcaray’s latest recording, ‘Through the Lens of Time’, featuring Max Richter’s Recomposed: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and violinist Francisco Fullana, was released in March 2018 on the Orchid Classics label, and has garnered widespread attention and praise.
Ansel Norris has distinguished himself as a musician of enthusiasm and diverse taste. He currently resides in Naples, Florida, where he enjoys an eclectic musical career with the Naples Philharmonic. Ansel comes to Naples via Rice University, the New World Symphony and Northwestern University, from which he received a bachelor’s degree in music in 2016. He hails from Madison, Wisconsin.
Ansel finds additional inspiration as a soloist and, in 2019, he was the first-ever American prizewinner in the International Tchaikovsky Competition’s Brass division. Prior to this, he was twice the first-prize winner at the National Trumpet Competition, a YoungARTS Gold Award recipient and a winner of the New World Symphony’s Concerto Competition, among others. Playing as soloist with orchestras is a special pleasure for Ansel, and he has enjoyed performances in front of the Mariinsky Orchestra, New World Symphony and his hometown Madison Symphony Orchestra, to name a few. Also a chamber musician, Ansel won a Bronze Medal at the Fischoff International Competition with his friends from the Lincoln Chamber Brass.
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