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Young Person’s Concert

The Naples Philharmonic presents Once Upon a Symphony

Daniels Pavilion

Image of members of the Naples Philharmonic on stage during a performance of chamber music
Image of Carolann Sanita on stage during performance
Image of musicians from the Naples Philharmonic on stage performing to an audience of children
Image of students in the audience of Hayes Hall raising their hands during a Magic Carpet performance
Image of John Evans of the Naples Philharmonic on stage playing Timpani during a chamber music performance
Image of Michael Zion of the Naples Philharmonic on stage playing a trombone during a performance
Sep 19, 9:45am – Oct 14, 9:45am
Daniels Pavilion  
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Tickets can be reserved through our School Programs page.


Young Person’s Concert
with Musicians of the Naples Philharmonic

A performance for elementary school students

Once Upon a Symphony
Composed by Jim Stephenson

Musicians of the Naples Philharmonic
Carolann Sanita, narrator

Jim Stephenson’s Once Upon a Symphony is a 50-minute showcase for chamber orchestra, designed to introduce young audiences to the wonders of the orchestra. It engages them in the compositional process, resulting in a unique world premiere created during each and every performance. An interactive, educational and entertaining show designed to introduce children of all ages to the instruments of the orchestra. Supremely crafted and well-paced, Once Upon A Symphony delights the students with bottle-music, hoseaphones, snake-charming oboes, powerful trumpets and more — always educating, always entertaining — so that the students are learning, loving and laughing about classical music throughout. 

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.

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


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