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Listening with Wine

with Ron Merlino

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New this year, Artis—Naples is offering Listening with Wine — special opportunities on February 16 and March 8 to learn more about some of the composers and repertoire on the Sypert Salon Series performances and how wine impacted their lives and music. Hosted by Ron Merlino, owner and manager of MusicVine Performing Arts & Wine Consulting, these events include a 30-minute pre-concert discussion on the influence of wine in classical music and a specially curated post-concert wine tasting, where you can sample some of the fabulous wines that influenced these great composers.

Enhance your
Sypert Salon experience


Naples Philharmonic Sypert Salon 5

Champagne for a King!

Music and Wine, Food and Fashion at the Court of Versailles in the Ancient Régime

Accompanying the Sypert Salon performance
Beethoven’s “Razumovsky” Quartet No. 1

Sunday, February 16, 2020
  Pre-concert discussion begins at 2pm
  Performance at 3pm
  Wine tasting immediately following the performance

Immerse yourself in the sensory delights of the Palace of Versailles during the reign of French Kings Louis XIV and Louis XV — learn about the extravagant blending of food, music and fashion into an "Art of the Court," appreciate the music of Couperin and his fellow composers in its actual context, sample and debate the differences between wines from Champagne and wines from Burgundy as an 18th-century courtier would.

Pre-concert discussion begins at 2pm in the Stabile Education Building, with the wine tasting immediately following the performance in Daniels Pavilion.

$35*
Call Patron Services at 239-597-1900 for VIP Service to add this special event to your Sypert Salon performance.


Naples Philharmonic Sypert Salon 6

Wine in Beethoven’s World

The Untold Story of Beethoven's Enduring Passion for Fine Wine

Accompanying the Sypert Salon performance
A Late Quartet

Sunday, March 8, 2020
  Pre-concert discussion begins at 2pm
  Performance at 3pm
  Wine tasting immediately following the performance

The role of wine in Beethoven's personal and professional life is overlooked and heretofore unknown. Find out why wine played such an important symbolic role in Beethoven's daily life, how vineyards and vines were the source of his creative musical genius. Learn about the wine trade as the foundation of commerce and arts patronage in early 19th-century Vienna, and taste and enjoy some of the actual wines Beethoven loved to drink.

Pre-concert discussion begins at 2pm in the Stabile Education Building, with the wine tasting immediately following the performance in Daniels Pavilion.

$35*
Call Patron Services at 239-597-1900 for VIP Service to add this special event to your Sypert Salon performance.


Call for VIP Service

For the Sunday, February 16 and March 8 performances, call Patron Services at 239-597-1900 to add these special events to your performance.

* Sypert Salon performance tickets do not include admission to the Listening with Wine events. Patrons must purchase separately.


 

The Naples Philharmonic Sypert Salon series is generously sponsored by Drs. George Sypert and Joy Arpin

 

All programming, performers and dates are subject to change.

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