Andrey and Ansel
with Ansel Norris, trumpet
Andrey Boreyko, conductor
Ansel Norris, trumpet
Prokofiev — Classical Symphony
Haydn — Trumpet Concerto
Beethoven — Symphony No. 1
Music Director Andrey Boreyko 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.
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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
Now in his seventh season as Music Director of Artis—Naples, Andrey Boreyko’s inspiring leadership has raised the artistic standard and brought a new intensity to the Naples Philharmonic. The driving force behind the continued creative growth of this multidisciplinary organization, Andrey continues to explore connections between art forms through interdisciplinary thematic programming. Significant projects during his tenure have included pairing Ballet Russes-inspired contemporary visual artworks of Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave with performances of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella and The Firebird and commissioning a series of compact pieces by composers including Giya Kancheli to pair with an exhibition featuring small, but personal works by artists such as Picasso and Calder that were created as special gifts for the renowned collector Olga Hirshhorn.
2020-21 marks Andrey’s second season as Music and Artistic Director of Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to their regular collaborations at home, last season Andrey and the orchestra performed at the Chopin and his Europe Festival, the Beethoven Easter Festival, and across Japan. Their planned engagements this season include the Warsaw Autumn Festival, Beethoven Festival, and a return to the Easter Festival.
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.