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Trip to the Phil

with the Naples Philharmonic

Hayes Hall

Image of John Evans of the Naples Philharmonic on stage playing Timpani during a chamber music performance
Image of Judy Christy of the Naples Philharmonic on stage playing oboe during a performance
Image of Ming Gao of the Naples Philharmonic on stage playing violin during a performance
Image of members of the Naples Philharmonic on stage during a performance of classical music
Image of Andrew Snedeker with the Naples Philharmonic on stage during a performance
Image of Radu Paponiu, assistant conductor of the Naples Philharmonic, on stage during a performance
Sep 13, 9:45am – Sep 16, 9:45am
Hayes Hall  
 
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Trip to the Phil: The Four Elements
with the Naples Philharmonic

A performance for Collier County elementary and middle school students


Naples Philharmonic
Radu Paponiu, conductor

Radu Paponiu and the Naples Philharmonic present a program that features musical depictions of the four elements (water, earth, fire and air) with music by Haydn, Rossini, Bizet and others.

Homeschoolers and families are welcome at the 9:45am performance. For school groups, there are both 9:45am and 11:45am performance times. Please visit the School Programs page for ticketing information on both performance times.

The Naples Philharmonic Trip to the Phil is generously sponsored by Ned C. and Cynthia R. Lautenbach.

Naples Philharmonic

Naples Philharmonic


Founded in 1982, the Naples Philharmonic 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


Jack Everly

Principal Pops Conductor   Meet Jack

Radu Paponiu

Associate Conductor   Meet Radu

Alvin Ho

Assistant Conductor   Meet Alvin

Radu Paponiu

Radu Paponiu


Radu Paponiu is the associate conductor of the Naples Philharmonic and director of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Since 2017, Radu has conducted the Naples Philharmonic in more than 100 different classical, education and pops programs. Radu was also recently appointed artistic and music director of the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. As a guest conductor, Radu has appeared with the Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra and Banatul Philharmonic of Timişoara in Romania, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, California Young Artists Symphony and National Repertory Orchestra. Radu has collaborated with notable soloists such as Yefim Bronfman, Midori, Vladimir Feltsman, Robert Levin, Nancy Zhou, Stella Chen and the Ébène Quartet. Radu has served as cover conductor with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Konzerthausorchester Berlin, and he has assisted conductors including Andrey Boreyko, Iván Fischer, Fabio Luisi, Stéphane Denève, Hans Graf, Donald Runnicles, Cristian Măcelaru, Bernard Labadie and Ludovic Morlot. Radu has served on the conducting faculty of the Juilliard Pre-College as well as conductor for the Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard in Shanghai, China, and at the Southeast Asia Music Festival in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Radu completed his Master of Music in orchestral conducting at the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Hugh Wolff. While in Boston, Radu was also conductor apprentice with the Handel and Haydn Society. In the summer of 2017, Radu was appointed assistant conductor of the National Repertory Orchestra in Colorado, as well as conducting fellow for the Cabrillo Festival Workshop in California. Radu participated in the prestigious American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Music Festival and School as the recipient of both the Albert Tipton Aspen Fellowship and the David A. Karetsky Memorial Fellowship. In Aspen, Radu furthered his studies under the guidance of Robert Spano, Larry Rachleff, Leonard Slatkin, Patrick Summers and Federico Cortese.

  Meet Radu

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