Florida’s Artis-Naples to host Vienna Philharmonic residency beginning in 2016

Posted on: April 6, 2015

In Thursday’s (4/2) News-Press (Fort Myers, Florida), Charles Runnells writes that the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra “will be traveling to Artis—Naples for a three-year residency that includes concerts, classes and more. The orchestra’s first appearance will be one of just two Vienna Philharmonic stops in the United States in 2016, says Artis—Naples CEO Kathleen van Bergen. ‘They’ll be coming here from Carnegie Hall,’ Van Bergen says…. The orchestra will visit Naples every March for four of five days each time. In addition to performing two concerts each year, the musicians will do other activities, including lectures and public master classes. In March 2016, the orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s ‘Manfred,’ Debussy’s ‘La Mer,’ Ravel’s adaptation of Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition,’ and selections from Wagner’s ‘Parsifal’ and ‘The Flying Dutchman.’ The orchestra’s managing director says his musicians are looking forward to the visit. ‘It will be our great pleasure to come to Naples, sharing our music, reaching out to audiences and interacting with the community,’ Harald Krumpöck said in an Artis—Naples press release announcing the residency. ‘As our motto, taken from Beethoven, says, “From the heart, to the heart.” ’ ”

Posted April 6, 2015