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Artis—Naples warms up winter with music, art and learning

Home of The Baker Museum and the Naples Philharmonic  

Article by Therese McDevitt

Photography by Chihuly Studio and Provided

Originally published in Naples City Lifestyle

Artis—Naples is presenting a vibrant slate of visual and performing arts programming this winter, as the multidisciplinary arts organization continues to safely expand its offerings.

Naples Philharmonic

The Naples Philharmonic returns to a socially distanced Hayes Hall for two classical and two pops programs in February and March, including the return of Sharon and Timothy Ubben Music Director Andrey Boreyko to Hayes Hall for two performances with the Naples Philharmonic featuring Naples Philharmonic Assistant Principal Trumpet Ansel Norris on March 5 and 6. Another classical program on February 5 and 6 will feature renowned Russian pianist Vladimir Feltsman performing Mozart’s C Minor piano concerto in a concert conducted by Naples Philharmonic Associate Conductor Radu Paponiu.

Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly also returns with Jack’s Hollywood Favorites, a program with the Naples Philharmonic performing a variety of Hollywood hits and featuring Naples Philharmonic musicians as soloists on February 19 and 20.

Sypert Salon and Wang Chamber Music Series concerts continue to be performed for a socially distanced audience on Hayes Hall stage. Sypert Salon Series guest artist Vladimir Feltsman appears on the February 14 and 16 programs. In addition, the Naples Philharmonic brass quintet will perform a special outdoor concert in Norris Garden on February 24.

Presentations, Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra and Lifelong Learning

Presentations in Hayes Hall in February and March include the ever-popular Piano Talks series with the esteemed local artist Jodie DeSalvo. Jodie brings her unique blend of insight and humor to classical and popular music in Bach to Rock on February 17.

Another highlight includes the renowned folk and pop group, The Kingston Trio performing four concerts over two nights on February 26 and 27. The Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra and the All That Jazz Series will remain in Hayes Hall for the rest of the season, featuring rising guitar star Pasquale Grasso on February 10.

In Lifelong Learning programs, Joan Jacobs continues her Art Talk series into mid-March with lectures on Unexpected Art on February 22. Rick Harris continues his Hooray for Hollywood series on February 12 and February 15.

The Baker Museum

The Baker Museum, celebrating its 20th anniversary, currently features four stellar exhibitions including Dreaming Forms: Chihuly Then and Now, the third major Chihuly exhibition in the history of The Baker Museum, through February 28, 2021. Rodin: Truth Form Life, on view through April 4, 2021, showcases Auguste Rodin’s revolutionary contributions to the development of modern sculpture. Subject Matters, on view through July 2021,is drawn from The Baker Museum’s permanent collection and addresses subject matters commonly found in visual arts, including the Human Figure, the Home, Landscapes, and Nonfigurative Abstraction. Magritte: Reflections of Another World, also on view through July 2021comprises five paintings and one gouache by Belgian artist René Magritte painted between 1932 and 1956 that are on a five-year loan to Artis—Naples and have never previously been shown in North America.

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  • Red Reeds, 2010 10 x 43 x 2' Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum, Naples, Florida, installed 2020 © Chihuly Studio
  • Piano Talks Jody DeSalvo
  •  All That Jazz-Pasquale
  • Andrey Boreyko
Sharon and Timothy Ubben Music Director
  •  Vladimir Feltsman