ARTIS—NAPLES ANNOUNCES 2016-17 PERFORMING ARTS SEASON; Hayes Hall highlights include Lang Lang, Matthew Morrison, Gladys Knight and Jay Leno, Upright Citizens Brigade, O’Connor Family Band, Janoska Ensemble and more perform in Daniels Pavilion

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Hayes Hall highlights include Lang Lang, Matthew Morrison, Gladys Knight and Jay Leno

Upright Citizens Brigade, O’Connor Family Band, Janoska Ensemble and more perform in Daniels Pavilion

Naples, Fla.— Artis—Naples CEO and President Kathleen van Bergen today announced the complete performing arts schedule for the 2016-17 season. The cultural campus marks its 28th year and the organization’s third under the artistic leadership of Andrey Boreyko as music director. Highlights of the performing season include the return of classical music superstars Lang Lang, Itzhak Perlman and Anne-Sophie Mutter as well as concerts by legendary performers Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, ZZ Top and Kenny Rogers.

“We are thrilled to again offer our patrons world-class artistic experiences in intimate settings,” van Bergen said. “The artists coming to Naples this season span genres and continents, from Chinese classical superstar Lang Lang to Texas blues legends ZZ Top. At the same time, this season continues to highlight the talented musicians of our acclaimed Naples Philharmonic as they perform both the classical canon and popular favorites.”

In addition to previously announced Masterworks, Pops, Broadway, Visiting Orchestras, Chamber, Dance and All That Jazz series, Artis—Naples is now announcing its full slate of Lifelong Learning programs, which include longtime favorites Elaine Newton, Joan Jacobs and Rick Harris along with the return of American Musical Composers with Joe Leonardo and a new series on classical literature.

Daniels Pavilion hosts a variety of styles and genres this season from comedy to bluegrass. The music of Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye, Elton John and Stevie Wonder are highlighted in tribute concerts, along with a special audience-directed tour of music from the 1950s-80s with singer Billy McGuigan. Popular concerts by Jodie DeSalvo and Dick Hyman return as do comedic performances from Upright Citizens Brigade, the Second City and Late Night Catechism. The classically trained Janoska brothers and the high-flying bluegrass O’Connor Family Band are among the diverse musical ensembles scheduled for the intimate space.

Artis—Naples continues to bring the arts to the entire community with Naples Philharmonic orchestra and chamber concerts throughout Southwest Florida, performing at venues in Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs and on the Florida Gulf Coast University campus. Other community partnerships include hosting the Naples International Film Festival, Gulfshore Opera and Opera Naples and an ongoing relationship with Collier County Public Schools that will bring more than 45,000 students in contact with visual and performing arts.

The organization will continue to develop musically talented students through its four youth ensembles—Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic Youth Symphonia, Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus and the Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra—and through master class opportunities with the Miró Quartet, violinist Jennifer Koh and musicians from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tickets for individual presentations go on sale to subscribers on July 28 and the general public on August 4. Everyone can buy tickets to individual performances that are part of the Masterworks, Pops, Broadway, Visiting Orchestras, Chamber, Dance and All That Jazz series on September 13. Individual Broadway performances go on sale on October 11.

Tickets for exclusive access concerts—Lang Lang, the Hit Men and Matthew Morrison, all with the Naples Philharmonic, plus Jay Leno, Smokey Robinson and both nights of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra—are available only to subscribers or people buying a subscription package until later in the season.

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Home of The Baker Museum and the Naples Philharmonic, Artis—Naples is unique among cultural institutions nationwide, equally dedicated to both the performing and visual arts featuring artists of global distinction.


Led by CEO and President Kathleen van Bergen and Sharon and Timothy Ubben Music Director Andrey Boreyko, we offer audiences more than 450 paid and free events annually within a variety of venues and settings situated throughout the 8.5-acre Kimberly K. Querrey and Louis A. Simpson Cultural Campus. Artis—Naples welcomes more than 300,000 visitors each year for a broad array of artistic and educational opportunities perfect for audiences of all backgrounds and interests. The Kimberly K. Querrey and Louis A. Simpson Cultural Campus is home to five buildings, including two performance halls (Frances Pew Hayes Hall and Myra J. Daniels Pavilion), The Baker Museum, the Toni Stabile Education Building and the Kohan Administration Building.

In the 2014-15 season, Andrey Boreyko assumed the title of Music Director and serves in this capacity for Artis—Naples.  Boreyko is internationally recognized as one of the most exciting and dynamic conductors working today. This appointment, extended into 2020, marks his first American post.

The Wall Street Journal says van Bergen and Boreyko have ushered in “an impressive new phase” for classical music in Southwest Florida.

The Naples Philharmonic has long been recognized as one of the cornerstones of Southwest Florida’s arts community. As the resident orchestra of Artis—Naples, the Naples Philharmonic performs more than 140 orchestral and chamber music concerts, as well as opera and ballet, education, community and special event concerts annually between September and June in the 1,477-seat Hayes Hall, the 283-seat Daniels Pavilion and around the Southwest Florida region.

In 2009, Jack Everly was named Principal Pops Conductor and continues today in that role bringing pops performances that celebrate music in its many forms.

The Baker Museum is one of the foremost fine arts museums in Southwest Florida. The museum hosts several traveling exhibitions annually to complement installations of works from its permanent collections. With more than 15 years of collecting and exhibiting, the museum is dedicated to stewardship and scholarship, generating travelling exhibitions from both its permanent collections and outside sources.

Notable recent gifts to the museum include an impressive selection of modern and contemporary art from the collection of Paul and Charlotte Corddry and gifts from noted collector Olga Hirshhorn, including her famous Mouse House collectionRecent critically acclaimed exhibitions include Gods and Heroes: Masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris and Painting Women, from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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