A few weeks ago, we previewed two innovative Spectrum Programs:
“From Paganini to Piazzolla” – A first for the Spectrum Series – the pairing of violin and classical guitar. Marco Sartor, classical guitarist, is a first-time Spectrum musician. Marco completed the highly selective Master of Musical Arts program (Doctoral Residency) at Yale. He also received degrees from the College of Charleston and Carnegie Mellon University.
Daniela Shtereva, violinist, is a frequent Spectrum performer. Born in Bulgaria into a family with a five generation musical tradition, Daniela has been full-time with the Naples Philharmonic since 2008. She was concertmaster or orchestral player under Kurt Mazur, Sieji Ozawa, among others.
“Virtuoso Violins, Jazz, and a Hoedown” – Violinists Glenn Basham & Daniela Shtereva with jazz pianist, Glenn Basham, concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic. He has played with the Detroit Symphony under Antal Dorati and soloed with the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic, the Manchester Symphony, the Marion Philharmonic, the Palm Beach Symphony, the Miami City Ballet. As a jazz musician, Glenn has performed with Ira Sullivan, Simon Salz, and John Blake, and is featured on the Miami Saxophone Quartet’s recordings, “Four More Giant Steps” and on Skitch Henderson’s “Swinging with Strings.”
A new dimension: Now, we are very proud to announce that both of these programs will include selections dramatized with interpretive dance especially choreographed by Naples Ballet’s Christophe Maraval, Ballet Master.
Maraval began his training at the Opera de Paris and the Superior Conservatory of Paris, then joined the Ballet National de Nancy. After six seasons, he left to work with Nanette Glushak at The Ballet du Capitole in Toulouse (France). There, he discovered Balanchine and decided to move to America, first with Cincinnati Ballet under the direction of Victoria Morgan and finally Pacific Northwest Ballet. He came to Naples in August, 2010.
No surprise, Christophe’s choreography for CAPA will be influenced by his love of George Balanchine’s work.