Please review our completed 50th Anniversary Concerts and Events schedule. Check back to see what surprises we have for 2015-2016.
2014-2015 Completed Concerts and Events
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 4:00 pm
“A Romantic Interlude” – Members’ Recital
Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church
1225 Piper Blvd, Naples, FL 34110
Don’t miss your opportunity to hear works spanning 400 years by some of the world’s best-loved composers, from Henry Purcell and Johannes Brahms to Sergei Rachmaninoff and Dave Brubeck! Sure to delight, the season’s opening Naples Music Club recital features wonderfully talented club members performing on organ, piano, flute, voice, violin, clarinet and saxophone. This program promises to be a memorable Romantic Interlude experience! (See Press Release) (See Full Program)(See Examples).
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 6:00 PM
Naples Music Club’s Holiday Dinner
Bonita Bay Country Club
26660 Country Club Drive, Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Cocktails and dinner will be followed with performances by some of the winners of our scholarship competition at the newly renovated Bonita Bay Country Club. (See article.)
Sunday, January 25, 2015, 6:00 PM
50th Anniversary Gala – “Gimlets & Gershwin”
A Country Club in Naples
Celebrate Naples Music Club’s 50th Anniversary Benefit with an evening of “Gimlets & Gershwin”. A concert of Gershwin favorites – Rhapsody in Blue, selections from Porgy and Bess, and more – by fabulous musicians will be followed by wine, gimlets & delicious savories.
Our amazing performers include:
- David Dash – Ass’t principal trumpet, Naples Philharmonic; previously member of the prestigious President’s US Marine Band: outstanding performer and teacher who helped to organize this concert.
- Alexandra Carlson – concert pianist who is superb as a soloist, accompanist, chamber music musician, teacher and new mother. The music world of Naples still celebrates Alexandra’s arrival a few years ago.
- Michael Baron – the head of the piano department of FGCU who has put the University on the map with his international performances, his teaching, and his outstanding recruitment of amazing musicians.
- Priscilla Navarro – piano student of Michael Baron, the winner of numerous international competitions, and the mesmerizing soloist at our 2014 benefit, with a surprise in store to this special evening.
- Rebecca Richardson – Renown jazz and classical vocalist – a perfect fit for Gershwin. A very popular performer, a highly successful teacher, who has a glorious voice.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21
A FREE MUSICAL SAFARI
FROM 10-4 FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
North Naples (United Methodist) Church
6000 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples, FL 34109 (map)
A free day of performances and safari events will attract families and music lovers of all ages from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
NACHITO HERRERA CONCERT AT 7 PM
(Ticket purchase required)
North Naples (United Methodist) Church
6000 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples, FL 34109 (MAP)
At 7:00 PM, the fabulous Cuban Jazz Great pianist, Nachito Herrera & his Trio will have the audience on their feet at the North Naples United Methodist Church. (See Naples Daily News and Florida Weekly articles).
Tickets for this Special Concert – Family Tickets: $10/adult and $5/child; General Admission $25; Patron (Reserved Section) $75 – may be obtained.
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 5:00 PM
“Celebrating the Americas”
At the Bower Chapel in Moorings Park
120 Moorings Park Dr, Naples, FL 34105 (map)
This concert is part of the continued celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Naples Music Club with a focus on music from the Americas. The program will range from classics to pops to opera. The performers represent many categories of people involved in the Club’s music program: Allyson Hayford, a student in the Haegg program – an award that provides private lessons to talented students in middle school or high school for whom lessons would otherwise be unaffordable; Jeremy Brackle, one of our top scholarship awardees who has placed or won every year he has entered; Karen Davis, a member of our adult performance group who has concertized extensively; Mario Bernardo, an excellent saxophonist who teaches at FGCU and helped in the design of this program; and Steffanie Pearce and Richard Bosworth — outstanding musicians who have been leaders in the world of music as well as strong supporters of the Naples Music Club and its goals.
Steffanie, an opera star, was the founder and Artistic Director of Opera Naples for 11 years. She has now founded the Gulf Shore Opera Company once again bringing talent, innovation and creativity to a broad area of Florida. Richard Bosworth concertizes all over the world and plays an important role in music in Naples as a performer, a teacher, and a composer (as we will hear in the concert.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 2:00 PM
An Italian ‘retrospective” for the ArtsNaples World Festival – A Rossini-Soirée Musicale concert.
Naples United Church of Christ
5200 Crayton Road
Naples, FL 34103 (Map & Directions)
Tickets: $47 per person
Join us to hear an all-star cast perform some of Rossini’s favorite music including works by Verdi, Mozart, Vivaldi, and Liszt and art songs written by Rossini himself. A wine and champagne reception with the artists will follow. Organized by Tom Turrichi of the Italian Cultural Society & co-sponsored by the Naples Music Club and ArtsNaples World Festival.
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 4:00 PM
2015 Annual Scholarship Winners’ Recital
Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church
1225 Piper Blvd, Naples, FL 34110 (map)
These talented students will amaze you. You will hear some future stars and the candidates for the Turiel Award. Click here for a list of awardees and the Program.
Friday, May 1, 2015, 7:00 PM
CAPA Rising Stars Series
Florida SouthWestern (FSW) State College (formerly Edison State College)
Collier Campus, Holland T. Salley Auditorium
7007 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples, FL 34113 (Map)
Etudes de Ballet and Naples Music Club Turiel Award
Tickets: $25 Adult / $20 Student
Sponsored by CAPA, the Rising Stars concerts feature outstanding youth performers from our local community.
Chosen high school senior winners of the Naples Music Club Scholarship Awards – Valerie Fowski, Jeremy Brachle, and Tatum Shellenberger – will be competing for the special annual Turiel Award given to senior winners.
The junior piano winner – Christopher Myers – will also perform. The Turiel winner will be announced immediately following the concert. Click here to see the profiles of those performing..
Sunday, May 10, 2015, 2:00 PM
A Special Mother’s Day Family Concert
The Naples Art Association at the von Liebig Art Center
585 Park Street, Naples, FL 34102
(ArtNaples World Festival presented in partnership with the Naples Music Club)
Join us for this “Family Finale” as designed by (mother and pianist) Alexandra Carlson with performers of all ages. The accent will be on “Songs my Mother Taught to Me,” featuring other mothers, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, all of whom have been supported throughout the past 50 years by the NMC!