Unforgettable: Nat and Natalie
Naples Philharmonic Pops
Stuart Chafetz, conductor
Dee Daniels, vocalist
Denzal Sinclaire, vocalist
Two legendary performers. Father and daughter. Nat and Natalie. Both Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole put their individual stamps on the jazz and pop music of their day and won multiple Grammy Awards along the way. Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly and the Naples Philharmonic are joined by award-winning jazz vocalists Dee Daniels and Denzal Sinclaire to present Unforgettable: Nat and Natalie, a celebration of this incredible father/daughter duo whose flexible musical styles and undeniable talent continue to influence the best musicians of today.
The Naples Philharmonic Pops series is generously endowed by Mike and Anne Armstrong.
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
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.