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Trip to the Phil

with the Naples Philharmonic

Hayes Hall

Image of Glenn Basham, concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic posing with his violin
Image of Radu Paponiu, assistant conductor of the Naples Philharmonic, on stage during a performance
Image of Suzanne Kirton and Judy Christy of the Naples Philharmonic on stage playing wind instruments during a performance
Image of members of the Naples Philharmonic on stage during a performance of classical music
Image of members of the Naples Philharmonic on stage during a performance of classical music
Image of Matthew Sonneborn of the Naples Philharmonic on stage playing violin during a performance
Sep 12, 9:45am – Sep 17, 9:45am
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Trip to the Phil:
Weather Report

with the Naples Philharmonic
A performance for school students

Radu Paponiu, conductor

Wagner — The Flying Dutchman Overture
Debussy — Nocturnes
Beethoven — Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, “Pastoral”
J. Strauss, Jr. — Thunder and Lightning Polka, Op. 324
Arlen — Over the Rainbow
Michael Ippolito — Triptych
Rossini — William Tell Overture

Local students are invited to experience a full performance by Naples Philharmonic while enjoying the beauty of Hayes Hall as a new school year gets underway. A great way to introduce classical music to young people, the 2019 Trip to the Phil will feature a variety of weather phenomena through weather-related music. This concert includes Wagner’s The Flying Dutchmen Overture, Strauss Jr.’s Thunder and Lightning Polka and the storm from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6.

Elementary School Students

  • Thursday, September 12, 20199:45am
  • Friday, September 13, 20199:45am

Middle School Students

  • Monday, September 16, 20199:45am
  • Tuesday, September 17, 20199:45am

The Naples Philharmonic Trip to the Phil series is generously underwritten by Ned and Cindy Lautenbach

Radu Paponiu

Radu Paponiu

Radu Paponiu is the Associate Conductor of the Naples Philharmonic, having previously served for two years as Assistant Conductor, and director of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. During the 2018-19 season, he conducted the Naples Philharmonic in nearly 20 different classical, education and pops programs.

Radu recently completed his Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where he studied with Hugh Wolff. While in Boston, he was also conductor apprentice with the Handel and Haydn Society, assisting Harry Christophers and Richard Egarr. For two consecutive summers, Radu furthered his studies in conducting at the American Academy of Conducting in Aspen, Colorado, where he worked with Robert Spano, Leonard Slatkin, Larry Rachleff, Patrick Summers and Federico Cortese. Additionally, Radu has completed both a Bachelor of Music degree and an Artist Diploma degree in violin performance at the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles, where he studied with Robert Lipsett.

Radu has appeared as guest conductor for concerts with the Naples Philharmonic, the North Carolina Symphony, the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra and participated in a conducting workshop with the New World Symphony led by Michael Tilson Thomas. He has served on the conducting faculty for the Juilliard School Pre-College Division in New York, and he has also served as cover conductor for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin.


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