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The Brightness of Light

Naples Philharmonic Masterworks

Hayes Hall

Image of Renée Fleming in a promotional portrait
© Andrew Eccles
Image of Juanjo Mena in a promotional portrait
© Michal Novak
Image of Rod Gilfry in a promotional portrait
© Studio Cosi
Image of members of the Naples Philharmonic on stage during a performance of classical music
Image of members of the Naples Philharmonic on stage during a performance of classical music
Image of Brian Jordan of the Naples Philharmonic on stage playing violin during a performance
Image of members of the Naples Philharmonic on stage during a performance of classical music
Feb 16, 8:00pm – Feb 18, 8:00pm
Hayes Hall 8:00pm
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The Brightness of Light
Naples Philharmonic Masterworks

Naples Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena, conductor
Renée Fleming, soprano
Rod Gilfry, baritone

Elgar — Enigma Variations
Kevin Puts — The Brightness of Light

Celebrated and beloved soprano Renée Fleming returns to Hayes Hall to join the Naples Philharmonic in a performance of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts’ The Brightness of Light, a musical tribute to the romantic exchange of love letters between American artist Georgia O’Keeffe and innovative photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Co-commissioned by Artis—Naples, this special work will be performed while a reel displaying images of works by both celebrated artists is presented above the orchestra. Under the baton of guest conductor Juanjo Mena, principal conductor of the Cincinnati May Festival and former music director of the BBC Philharmonic, the orchestra also performs Edward William Elgar’s beautifully cryptic Enigma Variations.

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.

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.

  Meet the Musicians

Jack Everly

Principal Pops Conductor   Meet Jack

Radu Paponiu

Associate Conductor   Meet Radu


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