An Evening of Overtures
Radu Paponiu, conductor
Dvořák — Carnival Overture
Mozart — The Marriage of Figaro Overture
Beethoven — Leonore Overture No. 1
Suppé — Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna Overture
Rodgers and Hammerstein — South Pacific Overture
Copland — Fanfare for the Common Man
Wagner — The Flying Dutchman Overture
Debussy — Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Ponchielli — Dance of the Hours
Rossini — William Tell Overture
The Naples Philharmonic orchestra performs many of Western music’s most beloved and well-known overtures in this festive performance. Hear some of the greatest opening pieces in the world of music.
Tickets start at $29
Radu Paponiu is the Associate Conductor of the Naples Philharmonic, having previously served for two years as Assistant Conductor, and director of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. During the 2018-19 season, he conducted the Naples Philharmonic in nearly 20 different classical, education and pops programs.
Radu recently completed his Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where he studied with Hugh Wolff. While in Boston, he was also conductor apprentice with the Handel and Haydn Society, assisting Harry Christophers and Richard Egarr. For two consecutive summers, Radu furthered his studies in conducting at the American Academy of Conducting in Aspen, Colorado, where he worked with Robert Spano, Leonard Slatkin, Larry Rachleff, Patrick Summers and Federico Cortese. Additionally, Radu has completed both a Bachelor of Music degree and an Artist Diploma degree in violin performance at the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles, where he studied with Robert Lipsett.
Radu has appeared as guest conductor for concerts with the Naples Philharmonic, the North Carolina Symphony, the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra and participated in a conducting workshop with the New World Symphony led by Michael Tilson Thomas. He has served on the conducting faculty for the Juilliard School Pre-College Division in New York, and he has also served as cover conductor for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin.