The Orchestra Swings
with the Naples Philharmonic
Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra
A performance for 4th grade students
Radu Paponiu, conductor
Carolann Sanita, vocalist
Cabaniss — Come to Play
Cabaniss — Orchestra Families
Dvořák — Slavonic Dance, Op. 46, No. 1
Ellington, Roberts, Katz, and Thiele — Duke's Place
Gershwin — I Got Rhythm Variations
Gershwin — I Got Rhythm Play-Along
Bernstein — “Riffs”
Ellington — It Don't Mean a Thing
Courtney Bryan — Do Your Thing
Traditional — When the Saints Go Marching In
Homeschoolers and families are welcome at the 9:45am performance, which is part of the Artis—Naples Family Concerts series, and tickets can be purchased by calling Patron Services at 239-597-1900. School groups interested in the 9:45am or 11:45am performances, please visit the School Programs page.
In partnership with Carnegie Hall
“Swing” is a distinctive rhythmic feel, a musical era dominated by big-band jazz, a style of dance that grew alongside the music. Swing is also that elusive, but unmistakable, feeling that results when musicians are deeply tuned into each other and playing in sync. Though swing is characteristically associated with jazz, an orchestra can also swing. We will explore the elements that contribute to that magical moment when the Naples Philharmonic and the Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra start to swing!
Local students “link up” with Carnegie Hall and the Naples Philharmonic. This partnership unites the classroom with the concert hall and invites students to learn about the orchestra by becoming a part of it themselves. Students learn to play an instrument in their classroom and then perform with the Naples Philharmonic and the Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra.