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with the Naples Philharmonic

Hayes Hall

Image of Ryan Little with the Naples Philharmonic on stage during a performance
Image of Matthew Sonneborn
Principal Trumpet
 with the Naples Philharmonic on stage during a performance
Image of John Evans with the Naples Philharmonic on stage during a performance
Apr 28, 1:00pm
Hayes Hall 1:00pm
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The Orchestra Moves

with the Naples Philharmonic
A performance for families and elementary school students in partnership with Carnegie Hall.

Radu Paponiu, conductor

Repertoire will include:
J. Strauss II — The Blue Danube
Mozart — Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Arturo Márquez — Danzón No. 2
Offenbach — Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffmann
Bizet — Toreador from Carmen

Melody, rhythm and harmony all change, shift and develop. Our emotions, and sometimes even our movements, shift and develop when we experience music. “Link up” with Carnegie Hall and the Naples Philharmonic is a concert for students that explores the way music moves us through time, space and emotions. Through the LinkUp repertoire and interactive performance with the Naples Philharmonic, students will discover how the orchestra moves!

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Radu Paponiu

Radu Paponiu

Radu Paponiu is the associate conductor of the Naples Philharmonic and director of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Since 2017, he has conducted the Naples Philharmonic in nearly 40 different classical, education and pops programs. As a guest conductor, Radu has appeared with the Transylvania State Philharmonic in Romania, Southwest Florida Symphony, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony and National Repertory Orchestra. He 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, Stéphane Denève, Hans Graf, Donald Runnicles, Cristian Măcelaru, Bernard Labadie and Leonidas Kavakos. A former faculty member of the Juilliard Pre-College Division, Radu continues his collaboration this season as conductor for the Southeast Asia Music Festival in Hanoi, Vietnam, and Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard in Shanghai, China.

Radu 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. In the summer of 2017, Radu was appointed assistant conductor for the National Repertory Orchestra in Colorado as well as conducting fellow for the Cabrillo Festival Workshop in Santa Cruz, California. For two consecutive summers, he 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, Hugh Wolff, Patrick Summers and Federico Cortese. Additionally, Radu served as assistant conductor for the Aspen Opera Theater Center’s full production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte.

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