New Year’s Eve
Artis—Naples Holiday Favorite
An annual holiday tradition
Andrey Boreyko, conductor
Karita Mattila, soprano
Rossini — William Tell Overture
Novello — Waltz of My Heart
Leo Leandros and Klaus Munro — Tango d'amor
J. Strauss, Jr. — Emperor Waltzes, Op. 437
Khachaturian — Valse from Masquerade
J. Strauss — Feuerfest! (Fireproof!) Polka française, Op. 269
Gershwin — The Man I Love
Rosas — Over the Waves
J. Strauss — On the Holidays! Polka-schnell, Op. 133
Anderson — Sandpaper Ballet
J. Strauss, Jr. — On the Beautiful Blue Danube Waltzes, Op. 314
S. Romberg — Will You Remember
Porter — Wunderbar
Lerner and Loewe — “I Could Have Danced All Night” from My Fair Lady
Ring in your New Year in sublime style with a Naples Philharmonic concert featuring world-renowned soprano Karita Mattila. The jubilant concert will be followed by a grand post-performance reception. Enjoy festive hors d'oeuvres and bottomless flutes of champagne as you dance the night away to the music of a live band and count down to the New Year on Hayes Hall stage.
The lyric beauty of her singing and innate sense of theatre have set Karita Mattila apart as one of the most sought-after dramatic sopranos in the world today.
In demand by every major opera house and festival, Mattila performs with the world’s greatest conductors, including James Levine; Colin Davis; Christoph von Dohnányi; Bernard Haitink; Antonio Pappano; Simon Rattle and Esa-Pekka Salonen. She has also enjoyed outstanding collaborations with major stage directors: Luc Bondy in his highly acclaimed Don Carlos, which she performed in Paris, London and at the Edinburgh International Festival; Lev Dodin in his productions of Elektra for the Salzburg Easter Festival and Pique Dame and Salome at Opéra national de Paris; Peter Stein for his Simon Boccanegra in Salzburg and Don Giovanni in Chicago; and Jürgen Flimm for his Fidelio at the Metropolitan Opera.
Other critically acclaimed roles include Kostelnička (Jenůfa) with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and with San Francisco Opera under Jiří Bĕlohlávek; Sieglinde (Die Walküre) for Houston Grand Opera; Marie (Wozzeck) and the title role in Ariadne auf Naxos for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Emilia Marty in Janáček’s Věc Makropulos for the Metropolitan Opera, the Finnish National Opera and at the BBC Proms.
Now in his fifth season as Music Director of Artis—Naples, Andrey Boreyko’s inspiring leadership has raised the artistic standard and brought a new intensity to the Naples Philharmonic. The driving force behind the continued artistic growth of this multidisciplinary organization, Andrey has commissioned several new works including orchestral pieces by Fazil Say and Giya Kancheli, as well as a fantasy for violin and orchestra by Gabriel Prokofiev. In the 2019-20 season, Andrey will become the new Artistic and Music Director of Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra.
A popular guest conductor with major orchestras across the globe, Andrey’s 2018-19 season started with a tour with the Filarmonica della Scala. Over the past few seasons, orchestras with which Andrey has worked have included the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw, London Symphony and others. In North America, he has conducted major orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic.
From 2012, Andrey was Music Director of the Orchestre National de Belgique—a post he held with great commitment for five years, expanding the orchestra’s activities nationally and internationally. His first position in Europe was as Chief Conductor of Poznan Philharmonic. He has also held the positions of Chief Conductor of the Jenaer Philharmonie (of which he is now Honorary Conductor), Hamburger Symphoniker, Winnipeg Symphony and Berner Symphonieorchester, as well as Music Director of the Düsseldorf Symphoniker from 2009-14.
Andrey also received the “Best concert program of the season” award — given for the most innovative concert programming — from the Deutscher Musikverleger-Verband in three consecutive seasons.