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Naples Philharmonic Masterworks

Hayes Hall

Image of Alban Gerhardt in a promotional portrait
© Kaupo Kikkas
Image of Jiří Rožeň in a promotional portrait
Image of Eric Dochinger of the Naples Philharmonic on stage playing cello during a performance
Image of Suzanne Kirton and Judy Christy of the Naples Philharmonic on stage playing wind instruments during a performance
Image of Jane Mitchell of the Naples Philharmonic on stage playing a viola during a performance
Image of Patrick Neal of the Naples Philharmonic on stage playing a violin during a performance
Mar 9, 8:00pm – Mar 10, 8:00pm
Hayes Hall 8:00pm
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Naples Philharmonic Masterworks

Naples Philharmonic
Jiří Rožeň, conductor
Alban Gerhardt, cello

Martinů — Overture
Tchaikovsky — Variations on a Rococo Theme
Rimsky-Korsakov — Scheherazade

Tchaikovsky once told a cellist friend that the word “Rococo” was a “carefree feeling of well-being.” Award-winning cellist Alban Gerhardt returns to Hayes Hall to perform Tchaikovsky’s sprightful Variations on a Rococo Theme with the Naples Philharmonic. Czech conductor Jiří Rožeň makes his Naples Philharmonic debut leading the orchestra on the program, which also features Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, an orchestral narrative that tells the musical story of the Arabian classic tale One Thousand and One Nights. The rich and brilliantly styled work was described by Rimsky-Korsakov as “a kaleidoscope of fairy-tale images and designs of Oriental character” as it tells the story of a clever sultana who saves her own life from her vicious husband by telling him a story every night for 1,001 nights.

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

The March 10 performance is generously sponsored by the Dr. Huayi Zhang Charitable Fund.

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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Program Information

Program Information

View this month's program book to get general information about Artis—Naples and to read articles about this month’s activities. View the program insert* for specific information about this event.

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  Program Insert

* Program inserts will be available online approximately ten days prior to the event.


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