Naples Philharmonic Masterworks
Andrey Boreyko, conductor
Benjamin Schmid, violin
Zygmunt Krauze — Sérénade
Britten — Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky — Selections from The Sleeping Beauty
Andrey Boreyko returns to Hayes Hall for a program that features selections from Tchaikovsky’s powerful ballet The Sleeping Beauty. Viennese violinist Benjamin Schmid joins Andrey and the Naples Philharmonic in a performance of Britten’s dramatic Violin Concerto, written on the eve of World War II.
Prelude at 7pm
The doors to Hayes Hall will open 90 minutes prior to this performance.
Tickets start at $29
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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 eighth and final season as music director of Artis—Naples, Andrey Boreyko’s inspiring leadership has raised the artistic standard of the Naples Philharmonic. Andrey concludes his tenure as music director by continuing to explore connections between art forms through interdisciplinary thematic programming. Significant projects he has led include pairing Ballet Russes-inspired contemporary visual artworks of Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave with performances of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella and The Firebird, as well as commissioning a series of compact pieces by composers including Giya Kancheli to pair wiCth an art exhibition featuring small yet personal works by artists such as Picasso and Calder that were created as special gifts for the renowned collector Olga Hirshhorn.
The 2021-22 season marks Andrey’s third season as music and artistic director of the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. Their planned engagements this season include performances at the Eufonie Festival, the final and prizewinners’ concerts of the 18th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, and the orchestra’s 120th birthday celebration. They also plan to tour across Poland and the U.S.
One of the most versatile of today’s violinists, Benjamin Schmid’s particular strength lies in his exceptionally wide repertoire and very personal style. At the core of his career are works by Austrian composers such as Berg, Goldmark, Korngold, Kreisler, Mozart, Muthspiel, Schoenberg and Webern. He performs and records regularly with pianist Ariane Haering, focusing mainly on Mozart; since 2011, they have edited several Mozart Sonatas and previously unpublished fragments for G. Henle Verlag. Schmid also has a successful career in jazz and regularly presents his Hommage à Grappelli program at jazz venues and classical concert halls alike.
A passionate recording artist, Schmid has built up an impressive discography of approximately 40 CDs, including many award-winning releases. Prizes regularly include the ECHO Klassik, Gramophone Editor’s Choice and Strad Selection. He was nominated for the Vierteljahrespreis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik for his recording of Wolf-Ferrari’s Violin Concerto and his latest recording featuring Ligeti’s Violin Concerto was named Record of the Month by Gramophone magazine.
Schmid has won various prizes in international competitions, including the Flesch Competition in 1992, where he received the Mozart, Beethoven and Audience prizes. Aside from his performance career, Schmid holds a professorship at the Mozarteum Salzburg and teaches master classes at Hochschule Bern. He has recently started performing on the “Guyot” Stradivarius from 1705, provided to him by an anonymous sponsor.