2012 Schedule of Events
Saturday
May 12
8:00 PM
Opening Night- Hayes Hall/Philharmonic Center for the Arts
Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, Mei-Ann Chen, conductor. Guest artist, Augustin Hedelich, violinist. Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony and the Brahms Violin Concerto
Sunday
May 13
2:00 PM
The Declassified – The von Liebig Art Center
Stravinsky’s l’Histoire du Soldat, William Noll, Narrator – 7 piece Chamber ensemble!
Monday
May 14
2:00 PM
Pavel Nersessian, Pianist – The von Liebig Art Center
Featured repertoire, Tchaikovsky’s “The Seasons”
Monday
May 14
7:00 PM
Featured Russian Film – Silverspot Cinema
Naples International Film Festival is honored to present one exclusive showing of VYSOTSKY: THANK GOD I AM ALIVE, which broke box office records to become one of the highest-grossing films in Russian history. Click here for tickets. Look for the NIFF logo!
Tuesday
May 15
2:00 PM
Festival String Quartet – The von Liebig Art Center
String Quartets by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev
Tuesday
May 15
8:00 PM
The Three Pianists – Hayes Hall at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts
The Festival Chamber Orchestra, William Noll, Conductor, with guest pianists Philipp Kopachevsky, Michael Berkovsky and Pavel Nersessian, featuring Rachmaninoff’s Suite #2 for Two Pianos, the Bach Concerto for Three Pianos, and the Poulenc Concerto for Two Pianos
Wednesday
May 16
2:00 PM
Michael Berkovsky, Pianist – The von Liebig Art Center
Featured repertoire: Moussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”
Wednesday
May 16
8:00 PM
The Government Inspector – The Sugden Community Theatre
Satirical play adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the original by Nikolai Gogol and performed by the talented MFA graduates of Regent University’s Theater Department.
Thursday
May 17
2:00 PM
The Declassified – String Quartet with guest pianist, Pavel Nersessian – The von Liebig Art Center
Featured work is the Shostakovich Piano Quintet
Thursday
May 17
3:30 PM
The Government Inspector – The Sugden Theatre
Satirical play adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the original by Nikolai Gogol and performed by the talented MFA graduates of Regent University’s Theater Department.
Thursday
May 17
8:00 PM
Tchaikovsky’s Opera “Eugene Onegin” – Hayes Hall/Philharmonic Center for the Arts
Vladimir Lande, conductor; Naples Philharmonic Orchestra; Guest Soloists: Michael Todd Simpson (Onegin)
Friday
May 18
2:00 PM
Philipp Kopachevsky, Pianist – The von Liebig Art Center
Featured repertoire Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Sonata in Bb minor”
Friday
May 18
8:00 PM
The Government Inspector – The Sugden Theatre
Satirical play adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the original by Nikolai Gogol and performed by the talented MFA graduates of Regent University’s Theater Department.
Ongoing Events Throughout the Festival
Saturday
Friday
9:00 PM
Jazz a la Russe – The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
Unique jazz artists in the Lobby Lounge
Museum
Hours
Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples
Special Russian Themed Children’s Exhibition
Gallery
Hours
Leonid Semeiko Exhibition – The von Liebig Art Center
Hyper-realist Paintings by featured Russian Artist
Mon –
Thurs Naples International Film FestivalNIFF will screen four films – some of the best in Russian cinema: a contemporary blockbuster; a critically acclaimed coming-of-age drama; a classic Academy Award winner; and a film festival favorite. Sip a vodka cocktail, sample Russian treats and join NIFF for a unique film experience–Click here for tickets – look for the NIFF logo!Museum
Hours
Louise Nevelson, “A Retrospective” – Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art
Rarely seen works by Kiev born prolific 20th Century Artist
Library
Hours
Russian themed week leading up to ArtsNaples World Festival – Collier County Libraries
Russian book discussions, lectures, films and children’s programs