Sunday, October 4th at 4 pm
Violin, Cello and Keyboard
Handel, Massenet, Saint-Saëns, Piazzolla, and others
Three prominent local musicians collaborate in this imaginative concert celebrating the opening of the concert season. Naples Philharmonic musicians Glenn Basham, violin, and Susan Bergeron, cello, both members of the Naples Philharmonic, are accompanied by our own John Fenstermaker. John will play, successively, the church's three keyboard instruments: harpsichord, piano, and our wonderful Casavant organ. Featured favorites are the beloved Méditation from "Thaïs", by Jules Massenet; The Swan, from "Carnival of Animals", by Charles Camille Saint-Saëns; and a new arrangement of Sousa’s The Stars and Stripes Forever.
Sunday, November 15th at 4 pm
Organ Lecture - Recital
How does it work? You’ll find out at this lecture-demonstration of our Casavant pipe organ, by John Fenstermaker, who knows this instrument better than anyone. He’ll demonstrate the organ, its intricate mechanisms, and the vast ranges of pitch and dynamics. Our organ was the first pipe organ in Collier county; it’s comprised of 1,700 pipes, and was custom-voiced for our acoustics by Canadian organ-builders Casavant-Frères in Quebec. Musical examples are by J. S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Henri Mulet and Scott Joplin.
Sunday, December 20th at 4 pm
Christmas music for organ, harp, violin, and cello
Musicians from the Naples Philharmonic will play favorite carols old and new, accompanied by our beautiful Casavant organ. Featured soloist is Dickie Fleisher, principal harpist of the Phil. this will be a memorable concert, full of the true spirit of Christmas.
In the New Year
We don’t know yet the exact dates and performers – but we can tell you some of our ideas for future programs in the coming months.
Recital of music for Clarinet and Piano – We are in negotiations with a prominent French musician who is principal clarinet of an opera orchestra in France, and a pianist who has performed widely in Europe, New York, and here in Naples.
The Joy of Bach - A Baroque quartet of flute, violin, cello and harpsichord performing chamber music by the great Johann Sebastian Bach, including a trio sonata from The Musical Offering; The Sixth Suite for Solo Cello; Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord; and the Badinerie from the Second Orchestral Suite. The sounds of these transparent musical textures along with the antique sounds of the harpsichord will make this a memorable sonic experience.
Silent Film “Sherlock, Jr.” Buster Keaton stars in this silent film, voted by the Motion Picture Academy as one of the one hundred best films of the 20th century. Silent films were never silent: they were always accompanied by music, be it orchestra, organ or piano. Our director of music has compiled a musical score especially for this film which he will play on our grand piano in the new parish hall.
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