Death and Transfiguration
Naples Philharmonic Masterworks
Alexander Shelley, artistic and music director designate
Blake Pouliot, violin
Strauss — Don Juan
Korngold — Violin Concerto
Sofia Gubaidulina — Fairytale Poem
Strauss — Death and Transfiguration
Conducting his first Naples Philharmonic Masterworks performance since his appointment, Sharon and Timothy Ubben Artistic and Music Director Designate Alexander Shelley returns to Naples to conduct an emotionally intense program beginning and ending with some of Richard Strauss’ finest works. The program opens with Don Juan, a tone poem telling the musical tale of the legendary libertine. Korngold’s Violin Concerto follows, featuring the return of young violin virtuoso Blake Pouliot, whose energy and talent perfectly complement the work’s soaring melodies. After performing Gubaidulina’s Fairytale Poem with its haunting sonic landscape, Alexander and the orchestra conclude the performance with another of Strauss’ melodic tone poems, Death and Transfiguration, exploring the themes of life, death and the afterlife.
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.