CAPA Action Report Naples Ballet Nutcracker Auditions Naples Ballet President, Toshiko Thompson, and Artistic Director, Christophe Maraval, auditioned ballet students yesterday for the 7 pm, November 28 and 29 Nutcracker performances at Artis-Naples. Ms. Thompson said she was pleased with the turnout and the quality of the dancers. … Read more! Opera Naples 2017-18 Season Now on Sale! … Read more! Naples Ballet Nutcracker Auditions Adults needed for party guests! Please contact the studio for details. It is a wonderful experience without a huge time commitment!!! … Read more! CAPA’s new home office This report is Issue One of the seventh year we’ve published it – every Sunday evening. It’s fitting that we celebrate that anniversary with a freshly decorated new home office! The physical move will be Tuesday, but CAPA Director and Board Secretary, Dwight Richardson (never misses a ceremony) accepted the keys to 213 Airport Pulling Road South on Friday. Richard Curry, landlord representative presented the keys at the front door. The property, at Commerce Centers of Naples is owned by the same folks who own the adjacent Kia dealership. The building that housed our prior address will soon be razed to make way for expansion of that dealership. We are fortunate that we were able to extend our great relationship with the owners and especially Mr. Curry. The next move for CAPA, we hope, will be to an office in a new visual and performing arts center in the Bayshore … Read more! “Classic Jazz Inspiration” (Save the date: December 2) Displaying strong gospel, blues, and soul influences, this group plays the music of Charles Mingus, Oliver Nelson, and Cannonbll Adderley. This high-energy jazz sextet combines four horns (two saxes, trombone, and trumpet), bass, and drums. The sextet plans to do only a few concert type appearances this coming season and, Dan Heck says, “CAPA is the perfect venue/audience type for what we will be presenting. This group is insanely exciting and will make a very fun concert!” The Dan Heck Blues and Truth Sextet was in rehearsal last week, already preparing for their CAPA debut on December 2. Our favorite photographer – Hana Snajdrova – was there to capture the occasion. … Read more! Breaking news . . . 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 … Read more! Eurofest Celebration This year featuring Italy and Italian music and cuisine! August 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Ristorante Ciao 835 4th Avenue S Naples, FL 34102 Only $90.00 per person Call for reservations: (239) 963-9050 … Read more! A Joyful Wedding of Poetry & Music! Tuesday, August 15, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. Naples United Church of Christ PETPeter Meinke, Florida Poet Laureate, will give readings from a selection of his poetry at one of the year’s most unusual cultural events – a very special fusion of literature and music. SW Florida composer, William Dawson, Jr., has composed a song cycle for soprano, baritone and piano to various texts of Meinke’s poetry and it will be performed by renown Naples soprano, Steffanie Pearce, founder of Opera Naples & Gulfshore Opera, Christopher Holloway, baritone, Nadia Marshall, rising young opera star, and Richard Bosworth, pianist. Call Milana (646) 734-8179 Reception with artists following the concert. … Read more! Examples of the Upcoming Season Friday, February 9, 2018 The Paradise Coastmen Chorus Entertaining Southwest Florida audiences since 1974, The Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus is the area’s premier Men’s A Cappella Chorus. The Naples – Ft. Myers chapter is one of the Barbershop Harmony Society’s over 300 chapters. Their repertoire includes barbershop classics, country & western, patriotic, gospel, and contemporary songs of the day. Friday, March 23, 2018 Opera Naples Youth “From Operettas to Pop” Opera Naples Youth features the advanced talent of the most promising local students Members of Opera Naples’ Student Apprentice Program present classical songs, folk songs, arias, operetta and musical theater. The Program gives local students, ages 7-21, training and public performance opportunities in Mainstage Operas and in various community outreach events. Private vocal coaching and chorus training is provided as well as group master classes. For many of these youth, the highlight of their year is Opera Naples’ Summer Youth … Read more! CAPA’s 2017-2018 Season Mini-Preview EVERY one of CAPA’s shows in the coming season showcases world-class artists. For this preview, a look at some of our well-known and popular performers doing something new for the CAPA season: Pianist Milana Strezeva teams up this year with Baritone Anton Belov for a program of Russian and Italian Art Songs; Paradise Coastmen Chorus will present Classic barbershop, Broadway, patriotic, gospel and contemporary songs; Violinist Daniela Shtereva & Classical guitarist Marco Sartor in a unique pairing to perform From Paganini to Piazzolla; The Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra In addition, the Jazz and Blues Series boasts four groups, each of which is taking off in the direction that’s new, challenging and, most importantly, entertaining for all of us! Bob Zottola & company with vocalist Michelle Amato focuses on “The Sweet Sounds of Jazz” Rick Howard Quintet (newly formed) – “Jazz Meets the Blues” The Dan Heck Blues and Truth … Read more! CAPA’s 2017-2018 Season Overview CAPA’s 2017-2018 season will serve the arts community with a program of music composed for an intimate setting and dedicated to the performance of great music by small ensembles — classical, jazz, and blues, and much more. In the season just ended, we learned a bit more about making the experience for YOU even better than before. Just for example, we’ll add an element of dance, more vocals and some other surprises, as well. So, here’s another groundbreaking season for you – a season of quality, accessible cultural entertainment – all at the Wang Opera Center: SPECTRUM: Music enjoyed in an intimate setting and featuring Naples’ most treasured musicians, including many Naples Philharmonic Orchestra players. Pianist Milana Strezeva & Baritone Anton Belov Naples Chamber Brass Paradise Coastmen Chorus Violinist Glenn Basham Violinist Daniela Shtereva & Classical guitarist Marco Sartor Apollo Trio – Ming Gao; Si-Cheng Liu; and Charis Dimaras RISING … Read more! Naples Art Association opens its “Camera USA” exhibition “Camera USA” is for U.S. locations and entrants, but its $5,000 first prize brings in lots of entries including five Naples entrants among the final 76, as well as photographers’ work form Bonita Springs and North Fort Myers. At Right: First-place winner William Carito from Somerville, Massachusetts, talks at the opening night reception about his photo,”Fatigue” and his career. Looking on are Jack O’Brien, curator Naples Art Association. Jurors Gary Monroe, Senior Professor, Southeast Center for Photographic Studies, Daytona Beach and Robin O’Dell, Curatorial Administrator and Manager of Photographic Collections, Museum of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg. It’s an edgy, colorful, and enjoyable collection. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through August 4. GO! Naples Art Association, 585 Park St., Naples. Information: 239-262-6517 or naplesart.org … Read more! Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience OPERA NAPLES SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM Patience! Poets! Pandemonium! The quest for high art and true love is the order of the day as aesthetic poets Bunthorne and Archibald-the-All-Right vie for the affections of Patience, the milkmaid, the only maiden in the village who isn’t smitten with the poets. See who wins her hand in Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta! June 24 at 7:30 p.m., Wang Opera Center Tickets: $15 Adults, $7 Students Phone: 239.963.9050 Website: http://operanaples.org … Read more! Visual and Performing Arts Collaboration CAPA and VPAC are please to welcome the Naples Art Association to its circle of endorsers and intended clients. According to Aimee Schlehr, NAA Executive Director, “The NAA Board is very excited about the possible new venue and, after much discussion, wholeheartedly supports the project and intends to rent space once it is functional. The NAA fully supports the project and will do what it can to help move it forward.” NAA has already contributed valuable facility planning guidance through our Visual Arts Committee represented by Chick Heithaus and Georgi Goldstein. Thanks for the vote of confidence, NAA, and we look forward to working together in the future! SAVE THIS DATE: January 8, 2018 at Naples Sailing & Yacht Club CAPA Gala: Hitting the Right Note CAPA Director and Events Chair, Charlane King had set a goal of “out of the box” thinking for the initial planning session she held this week. The talent assembled was able to speak authoritatively for all the arts – music, wearable and 3D. The 2017 CAPA gala will be “Hitting the Right Note” on all fronts – including the near-final (as of today) definition of the anticipated Visual and Performing Arts Center that is slated for the development project between Lake Avalon and Bayshore Drive in the Bayshore Arts District of East Naples. The event will be held at the beautiful Naples Sailing & Yacht Club on Naples Bay. Committees will include: Entertainment: Dwight Richardson and Gregg Zavodny Decorations: Suzette Fernandes and Charlane King Technology: Pat Sherry and Nikki Clark Sponsorships and Underwriting: Suzette Fernandes, Pat Sherry and Nikki Clark Volunteers: Joe King We … Read more!