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Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Concert

Hayes Hall

Image of student musicians performing on stage in a concert of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Image of student musicians performing on stage in a concert of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Image of student musicians performing on stage in a concert of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Image of student musicians performing on stage in a concert of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Nov 17, 7:00pm
Hayes Hall 7:00pm
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Fall Concert

Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra


Radu Paponiu, conductor

Mussorgsky — Night on Bald Mountain
Debussy — Danse sacrée: Très modéré from Danses
Mozart — Divertimento in F Major
Grieg — Selections from Peer Gynt, Op. 2
  Abduction of the Bride
  Peer Gynt’s Homecoming
  Solveig’s Song
  Morning Mood
  Åse’s Death
  Anitra’s Dance
  In the Hall of the Mountain King


The Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra performs beloved classical works from a variety of musical eras.


The Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is 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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