Tchaikovsky Pathétique Symphony
Naples Philharmonic Masterworks
Robert Spano, conductor
James Ehnes, violin
Debussy — Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Saint-Saëns — Violin Concerto No. 3
Tchaikovsky — Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”
Artistic Partner James Ehnes returns for his second Masterworks performance of the season, joining the orchestra under the baton of venerated guest conductor Robert Spano to present a true feast for classical music lovers. The program commences with Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, an intimate and ethereal work with a dreamy, sensual soundscape, followed by Saint-Saëns’ spellbinding Violin Concerto No. 3, featuring James as soloist. The program culminates with Tchaikovsky’s monumental “Pathétique” Symphony, abounding in sweeping emotional depth and profound beauty, offering a window into the composer’s innermost feelings of despair and longing shortly before the end of his life.
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.