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Rhapsody in Blue

Naples Philharmonic Masterworks

Hayes Hall

Image of Orli Shaham in a promotional portrait
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Image of David Robertson in a promotional portrait
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Image of Andrew Snedeker with the Naples Philharmonic on stage during a performance
Image of Anne Marie Terrnova of the Naples Philharmonic on stage playing during a performance
Feb 15, 8:00pm – Feb 17, 8:00pm
Hayes Hall 8:00pm
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Rhapsody in Blue
Naples Philharmonic Masterworks

Naples Philharmonic
David Robertson, conductor
Orli Shaham, piano

Schoenberg — Chamber Symphony No. 1
Gershwin — Rhapsody in Blue for Piano and Jazz Band
Schoenberg — Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16
Gershwin — Rhapsody in Blue for Piano and Orchestra

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, the Naples Philharmonic presents a program of two versions of the masterpiece: first in its original form for piano and jazz band — a quintessential example of the American jazz age with its syncopated rhythms, bluesy harmonies and virtuosic piano solos — and then in the more well-known version for full symphony orchestra that brings out new colors and nuances in the music. Esteemed guest conductor David Robertson makes his Naples Philharmonic debut with acclaimed pianist Orli Shaham as soloist in this unique exploration of Gershwin’s beloved masterwork. The program also includes two works by Arnold Schoenberg, a friend and colleague of Gershwin — Chamber Symphony No. 1 as well as Five Pieces for Orchestra.

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 season-long celebration of George Gershwin is generously supported by the Collier County Tourist Development Council.

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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

Alexander Shelley

Artistic and Music Director Designate   Meet Alexander

Jack Everly

Principal Pops Conductor   Meet Jack

James Ehnes

Artistic Partner   Meet James

Radu Paponiu

Associate Conductor   Meet Radu

Alvin Ho

Assistant Conductor   Meet Alvin


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