Respect: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin
Naples Philharmonic Pops
Stuart Chafetz, conductor
Shaleah Adkisson, vocalist
Coco Smith, vocalist
Blaine Alden Krauss, vocalist
John Boswell, piano
Programming to be announced.
Respect: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin is a musical salute to the Queen of Soul and her impact on both music history and world events. Aretha Franklin lived the life of a legend, winning 18 Grammy Awards and appearing on the Billboard charts 112 times, making her the most-charted female artist in history. She was also the first female performer to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and she was named the greatest singer of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. In addition to how she changed music history, Aretha Franklin also fought for civil rights and women’s rights. Her music, her activism, her faith and her strength are woven into the fabric of our nation's history.
Indoor and Outdoor Ticketing Options
Patrons can choose seating in Hayes Hall, or can reserve a table for four (4) for the performance simulcast in Norris Garden for the January 20 and 21 evening performances. Tickets for the Norris Garden simulcast are offered as a Table of Four package.
The Naples Philharmonic Pops series is generously endowed by Mike and Anne Armstrong.
A professionally administered negative COVID-19 rapid antigen or PCR test, along with a valid matching photo ID, is required for all visitors 12 and older. In lieu of a negative COVID-19 test, voluntary proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, along with a valid matching photo ID, may be presented. Masks are encouraged, and they are required for children between the ages of 2 and 11 unless a negative COVID-19 test or voluntary proof of being fully vaccinated (for children ages 5-11 eligible for vaccination) is presented on their behalf. Certain artists and ensembles may require masks. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Protocols.
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
Sharon and Timothy Ubben Music Director Meet Andrey
Principal Pops Conductor Meet Jack
Associate Conductor Meet Radu
Stuart Chafetz is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Columbus Symphony. Chafetz, a conductor celebrated for his dynamic and engaging podium presence, is increasingly in demand with orchestras across the continent. This season, Chafetz will be on the podium in Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, Naples, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Seattle and Vancouver. He enjoys a special relationship with The Phoenix Symphony, which he leads in multiple programs annually.
He’s had the privilege to work with renowned artists including Chris Botti, 2 Cellos, Hanson, Rick Springfield, Michael Bolton, Kool & The Gang, Jefferson Starship, America, Little River Band, Brian McKnight, Roberta Flack, George Benson, Richard Chamberlain, The Chieftains, Jennifer Holliday, John Denver, Marvin Hamlisch, Thomas Hampson, Wynonna Judd, Jim Nabors, Randy Newman, Jon Kimura Parker and Bernadette Peters.
He previously held posts as resident conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and associate conductor of the Louisville Orchestra. As principal timpanist of the Honolulu Symphony for 20 years, Chafetz would also conduct the annual Nutcracker performances with Ballet Hawaii and principals from the American Ballet Theatre. It was during that time that Chafetz led numerous concerts with the Maui Symphony and Pops. He has led numerous Spring Ballet productions at the world-renowned Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.
In the summers, Chafetz spends his time at the Chautauqua Institution, where he conducts the annual Fourth of July and Opera Pops concerts with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in addition to his role as that orchestra’s timpanist.
When not on the podium, Chafetz makes his home near San Francisco, California, with his wife, Ann Krinitsky. Chafetz holds a bachelor’s degree in music performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and a master’s from the Eastman School of Music.
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