Classic Chamber Concerts is plowing a wide field next year and artistic director William Noll is delighted to be behind the plow."I'm always looking for the best repertoire and the best artists to perform it," he said, "and the idea of Philipp (Kopachevsky) performing the Archduke Trio with Daniela Shtereva and Adam Satinsky was just perfect."
Kopachevsky, a semifinalist in the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition and a concert pianist in Europe and Russia, most recently performed several Russian works for the ArtsNaples World Festival; Satinsky is principal cello for the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and Shtereva is among its first violins.
This year, however, brass will get a front seat as well, with a brass fest opening the series Dec. 3 and starring in a rare, rare performance of the Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 for Trumpet and Strings. There are two Brandenburg concertos in the season, and the familiar favorites, the Jasper String Quartet return for a concert Feb. 4, 2013.
IF YOU GO
All performances are at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. Season tickets are for sale at the box office, at 239-263-4990.
■ “Naples/New York Brass” Dec. 3. Naples/New York Brass Quintet, with Richard Harris, director. Includes music through the centuries and holiday hits.
■ “A Little More Than Night Music,” Dec, 10. Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra strings with William Noll, conductor. Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” is of course on the program, but so is Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, along with Verdi’s Symphony for Strings.
■ “Philipp, Friends and More Friends” Jan. 14, 2013. Philipp Kopachevsky, piano; Daniela Shtereva, violinist in the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra; and Adam Satinsky, principal cello from the Naples Philharmonic; along with a woodwind quartet. On the program: Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds, Beethoven’s “Archduke” Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello and Poulenc’s Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon
■ “The Trumpet Shall Sound and Resound,” Jan. 21, 2013. Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra with William Noll, conductor; Philipp Kopachevsky, piano; and Kris Marshall, trumpet. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 and the Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 for Trumpet and Strings.
■ “Two Centuries, Three Styles” Feb. 4, 2013. The Jasper String Quartet returns with a work it recorded, “Reach” (Upon the Climbing of Mount Everest) by Nicholas Omiccioli; Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Opus 80 in F minor and Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1 in E minor from “My Life.”
■ “A Major and A Minor,” March 4, 2013. Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra with William Noll, conductor; Adam Satinsky, Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor and the Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A major.
■ “A Large To-Do Liszt,” March 11, 2013. Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra with William Noll, conductor. Stars here are Llewellyn Sanchez-Warner, who played a powerful Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor last season; along with a concert pianist doing undergrad study at FGCU’s Bower School of Music, Priscila Navarro, and Toronto-based, Juilliard School of Music graduate Sijing Ye. On the program are Liszt’s Hungarian Fantasy and Liszt’s two best known piano concertos, No. 1 in E-flat Major and Nov. 2 in A minor.