- Guest Writer
Plenty to be grateful for
this November at Artis—Naples
Lucas and Arthur Jussen Photo ©Marco Borggreve
The 2022-23 season is well underway at Artis—Naples, home of The Baker Museum and the Naples Philharmonic, with a wide variety of exhibitions and performances in November for which we can all give thanks. From a salsa orchestra early in the month, to a day devoted to the community mid-month, to an evening of holiday jazz as the month draws to a close, Artis—Naples is grateful to be presenting so many outstanding events—and grateful for the wonderful audiences who support them.
November opens with Naples Philharmonic Pops series performances, in a program entitled Jack’s Hollywood Epics, running from November 1 through 5. Jack Everly, the principal pops conductor of the Naples Philharmonic, leads the orchestra on an exhilarating journey through stirring Hollywood themes. Then it’s time to dance on November 6, when premier salsa orchestra Grupo Niche makes their Artis—Naples debut with their catchy, upbeat rhythms. And everyone can keep on dancing on November 10 when BalletX, the premier contemporary ballet company of Philadelphia, performs with the Naples Philharmonic. November 12 will be a very special day for Artis—Naples, starting with Community Day, a free event for the whole family filled with music, art, and many fun activities. Later that evening, the late Myra Janco Daniels, founder of the organization that is now Artis—Naples, will be remembered in what is sure to be a memorable performance with the Naples Philharmonic and special guests.
Left: Kirill Petrenko with the Berliner Philharmoniker | ©Monika Rittershaus
Middle: Grupo Niche
Right: Community Day
Later in the month, Artis—Naples will be visited by two piano virtuoso brothers, Arthur and Lucas Jussen, in two programs. The Jussen brothers perform with Naples Philharmonic musicians on November 15 and 20 as part of the Sypert Salon series, performing chamber music by Schumann and Mozart. On November 17 and 19, the Jussen brothers perform the Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos with the orchestra. Then audiences can get ready to be truly moved by the luxurious sound of the Berliner Philharmoniker, one of the greatest orchestras in the world, as they make their Florida debut on November 21 and 22. Legendary saxophonist Dave Koz and Friends herald the start of the holiday season on November 27 with their 25th Anniversary Christmas Tour.
Art lovers won’t want to miss the exhibitions currently on display in The Baker Museum. Helen Frankenthaler: Late Works, 1990-2003 showcases the innovative soak-stain paintings of Frankenthaler’s late years and is on display through November 27. The exhibition Ran Hwang: Becoming Again, on display through January 8, meditates on both the transient and cyclical nature of life with an installation by the Korean-born artist Ran Hwang which incorporates buttons, beads, pins, and video projections. Envisioning Evil: “The Nazi Drawings” by Mauricio Lasansky is on display through February 19. This haunting and powerful exhibition presents the illustrations of Lasansky, the son of Jewish immigrants in Argentina, as he grappled with the Holocaust. And extending all the way until July 16 of next year throughout the Hayes Hall galleries, Florida Contemporary 2022-23 showcases the artwork of three notable Florida artists.
For details on all exhibitions, performances, and events, visit artisnaples.org.