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Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Chamber Concert

Naples United Church of Christ

Image of a student musician performing on stage in a concert of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Image of a student musician performing on stage with the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Image of a student musician performing on stage in a concert of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Image of a student musician performing on stage in a concert of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Image of a student musician performing on stage in a concert of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Feb 8, 5:00pm
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Naples United Church of Christ 5:00pm
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Winter Chamber Concert

Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra


Radu Paponiu, conductor

Dvořák — String Quintet in G Major
Dvořák — String Quartet in F Major
Mendelssohn — String Quartet in E Minor
Mendelssohn — String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major
Beethoven — String Quartet in F Major
Mozart — String Quartet No. 4 in C Major
Hoffmeister — Quintet in E-Flat Major for Horn and String Quartet
Haydn — Divertimento in G Major
TBD — Saxophone duets
Stamitz — Woodwind Quartet in E-Flat Major
Genzmer — Trio for Harp, Flute and Viola
Beethoven — Trio in C Major, Op. 87 for Flute, Oboe and English Horn

The Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra performs a variety of classical works in this performance from the NPYO Chamber Ensembles.

Naples United Church of Christ
5200 Crayton Road
Naples, Florida


The Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is generously sponsored by the Stonisch Foundation and generously endowed by the Schoen Family Foundation.

Youth Orchestra

Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra


The Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (NPYO) is an intensive musical program that provides opportunities for accomplished middle school and high school student musicians to perform a wide range of symphonic works under the baton of Radu Paponiu, Assistant Conductor of the Naples Philharmonic.

Learn more about the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

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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