Artis – Naples March 2014
Russian National Ballet Theatre
Founded in Moscow during the transitional Perestroika period of the late 1980s,
the Russian National Ballet Theatre blends the timeless traditions of classical Russian
Ballet with new developments in dance from around the world. Under the artistic
direction of legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko, the Russian
National Ballet Theatre has dedicated itself to developing new dance talent while
preserving Russia’s great ballet works including virtually every major work by iconic
choreographer Marius Petipa. His legendary Don Quixote will thrill Artis—Naples
audiences this season.
Note: This performance is set to recorded music.
March 3, 8 p.m. • Price $79
Among the most beloved bands on today’s bluegrass scene, Grammy Awardnominated
The Grascals bring a rare passion to their timely, yet timeless body of
work. From original songs to reworked bluegrass classics, The Grascals’ combination of
musical drive and soulfulness shines through, earning the admiration of audiences and
March 9, 5:30 and 8 p.m. • Price $50
Late Nite Catechism
Join Artis—Naples for the Easter edition of Chicago’s long-running comedy show,
Late Nite Catechism. Part catechism class, part stand-up routine, the interactive show
will unearth origins of Easter bunnies, eggs and, of course, Peeps. Strap on your Easter
bonnet and bring the whole family to the Daniels Pavilion as Sister explains it all in this
hilarious, seasonal version of the Late Nite Catechism series.
March 5, 6, 7 and 8, 8:30 p.m. • Price $55
Winner of the 2006 Tony Award, Jersey Boys charts the dramatic rise and eventual
break-up of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. One of the best-selling musical groups
of all-time, The Four Seasons provide more than enough hits for this documentarystyle,
jukebox musical—Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You, Working My
Way Back to You. Still on Broadway after 3,000 performances, Jersey Boys remains
a wildly popular triumph of contemporary musical theater and, according to Ben
Brantley of the New York Times, “is as real and vivid as the sting of your hands clapping
together. The crowd goes wild.”
Tuesday evening’s performance generously underwritten by Physicians Regional Healthcare System.
Wednesday evening’s performance is generously underwritten by Moorings Park and Moorings Park at
March 11-14, 8 p.m., March 15, 2 and 8 pm. March 16, 2 and 7 p.m.
• Price $135
The Peking Acrobats
Building on an acrobatic tradition stretching back to the Ch’in Dynasty, the Peking
Acrobats have dazzled audiences worldwide by “pushing the envelope of human
possibility.” (New York Post) Featured performers in the film Ocean’s 11 and on
countless television specials, the Peking Acrobats is made up of some of the most
breath-taking and accomplished acrobatic entertainers in the world. Come let
this Guinness World Record-holding troupe take your breath away.
This performance is generously underwritten by Physicians Regional Healthcare System.
March 17, 8 p.m. • Price Starting at $45
All That Jazz
The Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra is joined by guitarist Pete Bernstein for an
intimate evening of jazz composition. Known for his warm tone and lyrical melodic
lines, Bernstein has been at the forefront of contemporary jazz for more than two
decades. In addition to his longtime partnership with Jim Hall, Bernstein has played
with Diana Krall, Roy Hargrove and Christian McBride and is a member of The Blue
Note 7 and Sonny Rollins’ new quintet.
March 19, 6 and 8:30 p.m. • Price Starting at $41
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
The internationally acclaimed Israel Philharmonic Orchestra takes the Hayes Hall stage
under the direction of Principal Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda for a program
of exquisite French composition. The program opens with Gabriel Fauré’s Pelléas et
Mélisande, a suite derived from the incidental music the composer created for the
Maurice Maeterlinck play that would later inspire works by Debussy, Schoenberg and
Sibelius. Fauré’s suite is followed by two of Ravel’s most cherished forays into the form:
the Mother Goose and second Daphnis et Chloé suites. Both suites are quintessential
Ravel—radiantly orchestrated, expertly textured and full of wonder. The program
concludes with Berlioz’s triumph, the Symphonie Fantastique. One of the most popular
works in contemporary symphonic literature, the Symphonie Fantastique is Berlioz’s
epic self-portrait, depicting the obsessions, dreams, tantrums and tenderness of an
artist in love.
March 25, 8 p.m. • Price Starting at $150
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