Trip to the Phil:
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, 2019 • 9:45am
- Friday, September 13, 2019 • 9:45am
Middle School Students
- Monday, September 16, 2019 • 9:45am
- Tuesday, September 17, 2019 • 9:45am
The Naples Philharmonic Trip to the Phil series is generously underwritten by Ned and Cindy Lautenbach
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.