Young artists: Youth star in concert, dance, scholarship contests

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Dancers in the roles of swans line up for the famous scene in “Swan Lake” during a Naples Ballet rehearsal.

Michelle Leann Photography (2) Dancers in the roles of swans line up for the famous scene in “Swan Lake” during a Naples Ballet rehearsal.

MUSIC CLUB WINNERS STAR

The newest stars will shine during the day, at a 2 p.m. recital of the Naples Music Club scholarship winners from grades 6 to 8 and 9 to 12 Saturday, April 27, along with the high school senior competitors for the Turiel Award.

Joseph Peliska

Joseph Peliska

McClaran Hayes

McClaran Hayes

Attendees will hear a variety of instruments: voice, piano, classical guitar, violin, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet and snare drum.

Competitions are open to students in grades 6-12 who live in Collier County or in Bonita Springs or Estero. Competition categories are brass woodwinds, piano, percussion, strings, voice and classical guitar. Scholarships are used for such things or items as summer music camps, study with private teachers, instrument upgrade, or for college studies.

The winner of the club’s Turiel Award will be announced. The following seniors, who will be among those performing, have qualified to be considered for the award: Jose Cordero, flute; McClaran Hayes, violin; Joseph Peliska, classical guitar

The Turiel Award, the Club’s highest award, was established in 1996 through a grant in memory of Daniel Turiel. The purpose of the award is to encourage recipients in the serious study of music.

When: 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27

Where: First United Methodist Church, 388 First Ave. S., Naples

Admission: Donations accepted

Information: www.naplesmusicclub.org

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YOUTH CHORALE AND SCHOLARS TO HAVE CONCERT

The Philharmonic Youth Chorale and Naples Music Club 2013 scholarship winners star in a music-filled Erich Kunzel Community Concert Series final concert of the season at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Naples Botanical Garden.

Jeremy Brachle

Jeremy Brachle

Allison Kast

Allison Kast

Founded in 1998, the Philharmonic Youth Chorale performs a broad repertoire of musical styles under the direction of James Cochran. Brice Gerlach is assistant director and accompanist. The 85-voice ensemble of young people, ages 7 to 17, performs Broadway hits, folk songs, and standard choral works from many musical eras and genres. The Naples Music Club, which awarded the scholarships, is a local performance and outreach organization fostering musical development. It annually awards scholarships to students around Southwest Florida.

Naples Music Club 2013 Scholarship high school winners are Jeremy Brachle, clarinet; McClaran Hayes, violin; Allison Kast, flute; and Joseph Peliska, classical guitar.

The Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center is a sponsor of the Erich Kunzel Community Concert Series, named for the late internationally renowned pops conductor, one of the group’s founders.

What: Erich Kunzel Concert Series performance

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1

Where: Naples Botanical Garden, 4860 Bayshore Drive, Naples

Tickets: $15, students $10

To buy: www.bayshorecapa.org or call 239-775-2800

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ARTIS—NAPLES RECITAL FOR YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS

Two youth organizations under the umbrella of Artis—Naples (formerly the Philharmonic Center for the Arts) perform for the public in May:

The Philharmonic Youth Chorale will perform May 1 and 18.

The Philharmonic Youth Chorale will perform May 1 and 18.

■ Philharmonic Youth Chorale: 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18, under the direction of James Cochran, with assistant and accompanist Brice Gerlach.

■ Side by side: 7 p.m. Sunday, May 19. A concert teaming up Philharmonic Youth Orchestra members with Naples Philharmonic members for a 100-plus member orchestra, and featuring works by Mozart, Vivaldi and more.

Where: Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples

Admission: $15

Tickets: thephil.org or at 239-597-1900

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SWAN LAKE

Francesca Petraglia as the Hungarian Princess, accompanied by Sarah Nemeth, Nikola Heers and Eleonora Zirilli, in Naples Ballet's 'Swan Lake.' Photo by Michelle Leann Photography

Francesca Petraglia as the Hungarian Princess, accompanied by Sarah Nemeth, Nikola Heers and Eleonora Zirilli, in Naples Ballet's "Swan Lake." Photo by Michelle Leann Photography

Caitlin Latour, center right, helps Margaret Eardley with her headpiece in the first dress rehearsal for “Swan Lake.”

Caitlin Latour, center right, helps Margaret Eardley with her headpiece in the first dress rehearsal for “Swan Lake.”

Naples Ballet, the performing organization of Naples Academy of Ballet, bring a fully costumed productions of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” with professional guest stars, at Sugden Community Theatre May 18 and 19. The story of the ill-fated romance between Prince Siegfried and the white swan, Odette, spellbound by a sorcerer who substitutes the famous black swan to fool the prince into a betrothal.

What: Naples Ballet production of “Swan Lake”

When: 5 p.m. May 18 and 19

Where: Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples

Tickets: Beginning at $20

To buy: naplesballet.org or call 239-732-1000

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