Artis—Naples is launching its 2015-2016 season by connecting with the community on a mission to “create and present world-class visual and performing arts,” through a series of free chamber concerts with the Naples Philharmonic from September 10-16.
The Naples Philharmonic String Quartet
Expanding on last year’s program, ensembles of string, brass and woodwind selected from the orchestra will visit eight different locations throughout town, performing works by some of classical music’s most-esteemed composers, including Brahms, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and more.
- Admission to the eight chamber music concert series is free. Visit artisnaples.org for more information.
Eight concerts are scheduled, beginning on Thursday, September 10, throughout Naples. Below is the complete lineup of concerts:
On September 10 at 11 a.m., the Naples Botanical Garden kicks off the Chamber Music party with performances of three works: Conundrum II by Florida violinist and composer Piotr Szewczyk; Alec Wilder’s Woodwind Quintet No. 2; and Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet in C Major. At 5 p.m., the South Regional Library welcomes ensembles to perform Joseph Fiala’s Duo Concertante in F Major (oboe and bassoon); Victor Ewald’s Brass Quintet; and Felix Mendelssohn’s bright and youthful Octet in E-Flat Major.
The weekend takes on a classical approach when the Naples Philharmonic Ensemble heads to the Moorings Bower Chapel on September 11 at 3:30 p.m. for performance of three works: Max Reger’s Three Duos for Two Violins in D minor; Joseph Fiala’s Duo Concertante in F Major (oboe and bassoon); and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Duet with Two Obligato Eyeglasses (viola and cello). The Philharmonic Ensemble returns to headquarters for a special performance of three works at The Baker Museum, starting at 7 p.m. Join the chamber music fun among the museum’s collection and visiting exhibits while being serenaded by David Jones’ Legal Highs; Alec Wilder’s Woodwind Quintet No. 2; and Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No.3 in F Major.
On Saturday, September 12, the Naples United Church of Christ will host the day’s only concert at 3 p.m. Join the congregation for Dave Anderson’s Seven Double Bass Duets; Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp; and Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor.
At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, Collier County’s Headquarters Library will host the day’s only chamber concert performances: David Anderson’s Seven Double Bass Duets; Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp; and Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No.3 in F Major.
The Naples Philharmonic wraps its community chamber music program on Wednesday, September 16 with two concert performances. At 3 p.m., the Naples Regional Library will host the ensembles as they perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Duet with Two Obligato Eyeglasses; Piotr Szewczyk’s Conundrum II; and Felix Mendelssohn’s bright and youthful Octet in E-Flat Major. Florida Gulf Coast University will host the final concert of the program at the U. Tobe Recital Hall at 4 p.m., with ensembles performing David Jones’ Legal Highs; Victor Ewald’s Brass Quintet; and Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor.