For the final stop on their Florida Tour 2020, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti concluded a three-day engagement at Artis—Naples.

As part of a second season of a three-year residency at the performing arts center, Muti and the CSO performed two concerts at Frances Pew Hayes Hall on Feb. 13 and 15. In addition, musicians led master classes and educational sessions for students in the Naples area, under the auspices of the CSO’s Negaunee Music Institute and Artis—Naples. Participating were members of Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, as well as students from the Immokalee Middle and High Schools.

Between concerts and outreach activities, musicians soaked up the warmth of the Sunshine State, taking walks on the beach, getting in some pool time and generally just unwinding. It’s the last tour of this season, but the musicians will jump right back into the swim of things upon their return to Orchestra Hall for the world premiere of Nicolas Bacri’s Ophelia’s Tears, featuring bass clarinet J. Lawrie Bloom, and two Beethoven symphonies, all led by Maestro Muti.

For more coverage, go to the tour page on cso.org, Sounds and Stories’ CSO on Tour category, the CSO’s Facebook page and other social media outlets, including Twitter and Instagram.

TOP: Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in an all-Prokofiev program at Frances Pew Hayes Hall in Naples. | ©Todd Rosenberg Photography 2020

 

Free time and concerts in Naples

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The concert begins as Maestro Muti leads the CSO in Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
Maestro Muti cuddles a sleepy Leah, daughter of Sylvia Kim Kilcullen. assistant principal second violin.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
On the hotel grounds, Principal Bass Alex Hanna (center) chats with violin Gina DiBello and her husband, Ian Ding.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
CSO viola Lawrence Neuman and son Maurice head out to play tennis.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
Baird Dodge, principal second violin, and his family play a game during a cocktail reception.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
In the morning, viola Danny Lai and his family enjoy a walk along the beach near the Grand Naples Resort.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
CSO viola Max Raimi enjoys a walk on the beach.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
Sporting similar sunglasses, cello Karen Basrak and daughter Glayden soak up the warm weather.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
CSO violin So Young Bae and daughter Stella enjoy some pool time.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
CSO cello David Sanders and Heidi Lukas, director of operations, grab lunch at Skyline Chili.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
At a pre-concert reception, violin Nancy Park talks with CSOA Life Trustee Richard L. Thomas. 

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
Bass trombone Charles Vernon chats with patrons during a pre-concert cocktail reception.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
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