David Mastrangelo enjoys our glorious coastal sunsets on the beach, though is usually working, serenading a bride and groom, celebrating a new marriage when the sun dips below the horizon.
He is principal second violin and Hugh and Betty Pearson Chair with the Naples Philharmonic and often plays weddings at the beach. He joined the Naples Philharmonic in 1994 as assistant principal violin and was promoted to principal second violin in 2000 and creates arrangements for solo violin and string ensembles. David began playing the violin at the age of 8 and began studying privately when he was 12, in his hometown of Syracuse, N.Y. He attended Southern Methodist University on a full music scholarship and graduated with honors in 1990. He then attended Mannes College of Music in New York where he studied with Sally Thomas.
From 1992 to 1994, he was co-concertmaster of the New World Symphony in Miami. This year is special for the Naples Philharmonic. “Because of the 250 year anniversary of Beethoven's birth, there is Beethoven on every Masterworks series, including the 5th, 6th and 9th symphonies. On our Pops series, we are playing the soundtrack to the film "American in Paris" in March. It’s a great movie and great musical score,” he says. When he’s not on stage, he’s teaching high school strings at First Baptist Academy and teaching spinning at North Collier Rec Center two or three times each week.
He and his wife live on 2 1/2 acres and enjoy time with their son and daughter and David’s parents who live nearby.
Experience the Naples Philharmonic
The Naples Philharmonic was founded in 1982 and in its first season performed four concerts as a chamber orchestra. Since then, the ensemble has grown in scope, size and artistic impact and now performs over 140 orchestral and chamber concerts, as well as opera and ballet, education, community and special event concerts between September through June each year. Biss Plays Beethoven’s Emperor April 2 and 4 All Masterworks tickets include same-day admission to the The Baker Museum. Special museum hours on day of performance: 10am-8pm. In addition, the doors to Hayes Hall will open 90 minutes prior to this performance. Arrive early to enjoy the exhibitions and light fare at Heidi's Place. Tickets start at $29
April 24 Ravel and Thibaudet Beethoven — Overture to Fidelio; Ravel — Piano Concerto for the Left Hand; Villa-Lobos — Bachianas Brasileiras No.8; Ravel — Boléro An Evening with Kelli O’Hara
April 7 - 11 Enjoy a special evening with the multi-talented Tony Award-winning vocalist Kelli O’Hara, who joins the Naples Philharmonic to perform moving renditions of beloved Broadway tunes and more.
Tickets at ArtIsNaples.org