NAPLES, Fla. (March 21, 2022) – Kyle Szabo, who serves as the orchestra director at Florida Gulf Coast University will be the special guest conductor at the next Naples Community Orchestra performance on Saturday, April 9, 3:00 p.m. at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive in Naples. The concert will also feature Ryan Little, principal horn of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra.
This season, each guest conductor has hand selected their program and invoked their own unique repertoire which has significantly broadened the array of music performed by the orchestra. Szabo, an extraordinary musician, has assembled the next concert lineup including French romantic classics to spotlight Little’s mastery of the horn. Little will be featured on Richard Strauss’ daring and delightful first horn concerto, paired with French Romantic classics such as César Franck’s “Quatre Pieces Brèves” (orch. by Henri Büsser) and Gounod’s Symphony No. 1. The musical program also includes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s overture to, “Idomeneo” and Sibelius’ “Valse Triste” and “Valse Romantique.
Ticket reservations can be made online at naplescommunityorchestra.org. Complimentary tickets are available for students with valid student identification. Electronic tickets will be sent by email. Ticket holders may print them out or have them available on a smartphone to scan at the door. The concerts will also be live streamed. Contact [email protected] for more information.
NCO’s 2022 concert series is inspired by the community partnerships the orchestra has forged with Artis—Naples, FGCU and Collier County Public Schools (CCPS). The orchestra welcomes the participation of student musicians from both FGCU and CCPS high schools. NCO’s partnership with Artis—Naples provides musicians for conducting, sectional rehearsals, soloists, and rehearsal and event space.
Refer to the orchestra’s website for most current COVID-related policies for attendees. Capacity in the concert venue is limited to 300 in order to provide sufficient social distancing. As guests enter the sanctuary, they will space themselves appropriately. Ushers will be present to assist guests to available seats.
Naples Community Orchestra’s 2022 performance schedule will conclude with pops concerts Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m. and Saturday April 30. Naples’ own Jodie DeSalvo will be the guest conductor and pianist, and Broadway star tenor soloist Jonathan Zeng will perform several of America’s favorites including music composed by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, John Williams and more.