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Romeo and Juliet

Naples Philharmonic Masterworks

Hayes Hall

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Image of Andris Poga in a promotional portrait
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Image of David Mastrangelo of the Naples Philharmonic on stage playing a violin during a performance
Image of members of the Naples Philharmonic on stage during a performance of classical music
Image of Boris Sandler of the Naples Philharmonic on stage playing a violin during a performance
Image of Rebecca Ziv of the Naples Philharmonic on stage playing violin during a performance
Image of Judy Christy of the Naples Philharmonic on stage playing violin during a performance
May 5, 8:00pm – May 6, 8:00pm
Hayes Hall 8:00pm
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Romeo and Juliet
Naples Philharmonic Masterworks

Naples Philharmonic
Andris Poga, conductor
Simon Trpčeski, piano

Tchaikovsky — Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy
Shostakovich — Piano Concerto No. 2
Prokofiev — Selections from Romeo and Juliet

The Naples Philharmonic concludes the 2022-23 Masterworks series with two musical interpretations of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet as Latvian guest conductor Andris Poga makes his debut with the orchestra. The program opens with Tchaikovsky’s telling of the tragedy, a dualistic fantasy-overture filled with themes of strife between families and the enraptured romance between the two lovers. Prokofiev’s ballet, based on the same story, remains among the composer’s most popular scores today. Also on the program, the orchestra is joined by Macedonian piano virtuoso Simon Trpčeski for a performance of Shostakovich’s delightful and charming Piano Concerto No. 2, a playful and lighthearted piece written as a birthday present for his son Maxim — and certainly a memorable way to close out a season!

Prelude at 7pm
Join the conductor before the performance for an insightful 30-minute prelude discussion about the program.

Music and Museum
All Masterworks tickets include same-day admission to The Baker Museum. Museum hours on day of performance: 10am-8pm. In addition, the doors to Hayes Hall will open 90 minutes prior to this performance. Arrive early to enjoy the exhibitions and light fare available at Heidi's Place.

The May 6 performance is generously sponsored by Roger and Kathy Marino.

Tickets start at $29

Naples Philharmonic

Naples Philharmonic

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.

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