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Schedule of events

Friday, May 10

Tuesday, May 14

Priscila Navarro, Piano The von Liebig Art Center 2:00 p.m. Una Sera Latina! ArtsNaples World Festival Gala Opening Celebration Naples Yacht Club 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception 7:30 p.m. Formal Dinner

Zarzuelas performed by Sandra Lopez and Paul Posnak The von Liebig Art Center 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 11 Antonio Madruga, Piano The von Liebig Art Center 2:00 p.m. Opening Night! In partnership with The Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 3 Concertos with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra; Nachito Herrera, piano; Glenn Basham, violin; and Rene Gonzalez, guitar. William Noll, Conductor. Hayes Hall, The Philharmonic Center for the Arts 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 12 Rene Gonzalez, Guitar The von Liebig Art Center 2:00 p.m. Antonio Madruga Trio The Ritz-Carlton, Naples 9:00 p.m. Mother’s Day in the Brazilian Garden Naples Botanical Garden 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Monday, May 13 Nachito Herrera, Piano The von Liebig Art Center 2:00 p.m. Tango Legend, Pablo Repun Naples Botanical Gardens Argentine Cocktails, 5:30 p.m. Tango Performance, 6:00 p.m. Antonio Madruga Trio The Ritz-Carlton, Naples 9:00 p.m.

Grand Finale Featuring Trumpet Virtuoso Arturo Sandoval and The Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra featuring Romero Lubambo in partnership with The Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Hayes Hall, The Philharmonic Center for the Arts 8:00 p.m. Antonio Madruga Trio The Ritz-Carlton, Naples 9:00 p.m.

During the


La Casa: Latin American Art at The von Liebig Art Center April 27 - June 1

Latin Film Festival presented by the Naples International Film Festival at Silverspot Cinema Saturday, May 11 Screening of The Maid (La Nana) 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 13 Screening of City of God (Cidade de Dues) 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 Pan’s Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno) 7:00 p.m. Educational Outreach at FunTime Academy, Collier County Public Schools and Collier County Libraries.

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ArtsNaples World Festival Gala Opening Celebration will give a taste of what’s to come.

Over 150 distinguished guests are expected to attend “Una Sera Latina!”, the ArtsNaples World Festival Gala Opening Celebration, on Friday, May 10 at the Naples Yacht Club. Honorary Gala Chairs, Mayor John F. and Mrs. Delores Sorey and Gala Committee Chairs, John and Judy Hushon, will kick off the affair with a 6:30 p.m. cocktail reception hosted on the Yacht Club’s extraordinary terrace overlooking the north end of Naples Bay. The reception will feature select fine wines – including Argentine Malbec, unoaked Chilean Chardonnay, and Argentine Sparkling Wine from the Mendoza region - and signature South American cocktails. Guests will enjoy a unique Latin chamber group performance throughout the cocktail reception. Dinner will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. in the Yacht Club’s main dining room. The menu will feature Latin fusion cuisine, prepared by Naples Yacht Club Chef Ralph C. Feraco, CEC, AAC, with selections including ceviche, Chilean sea bass, Brazilian-style roasted pork, and more. ArtsNaples World Festival Artistic Director Maestro William Noll will present a preview of festival performances throughout the dinner, including a professional tango demonstration and a Latin Jazz piano performance. Contributing to the overall Latin theme, a collection of 25 pieces of Hispanic folk art from the 18th century will be on throughout the evening. Dress for “Una Sera Latina!”, the ArtsNaples World Festival Gala Opening Celebration, is black tie or Guayabera shirt.


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Maestro’s Greeting

SALUDOS! to Our Friends from Throughout the World Thank you for accepting our invitation in order for you to experience a continuing new cultural tradition in Naples, a most vibrant and beautiful region of southwest Florida. Together, we celebrate the exciting and rich cultural heritage of the Latin Americas, for the second annual ArtsNaples World Festival, May 10 – 14, 2013. During the Festival you will experience an immersion in art, orchestral concerts, chamber music, virtuoso piano recitals, jazz, vocal music, cuisine, nature’s beauty, cinema, and dance! Combined with the incredible scenic wonder of the Gulf Coast beaches, you may savor an unforgettable journey through distinctively Hispanic cultures. This sharing of the Hispanic experience is the continuation of an annual tradition to celebrate unique cultures throughout the world. And, continuing our worldly tradition, make plans now to return in 2014 as ArtsNaples World Festival celebrates the sounds, sights and tastes of all things Italian. ArtsNaples will begin a major Italian Festival the weekend of May 2nd, 2014. Experience grand opera, theatre, chamber music, symphonic works, cuisine, jazz, fashion, and more! In the meantime, let us be engaged by the inspired cultures of the Latin Americas. Come in May! Stay in May!™ We’ll bring the world to you. Muchas Gracias! William Noll, Artistic Director

May 10-14, 20 13 Naple s, Fl



Festival Sponsors

Judy Sproul


Major Sponsors


Arthrex Barbara Burris Rose Mary Everett Roy (Trey) D. Farmer III FCB-Florida Community Bank Community Foundation of Collier County Chrissie Porter Forbes The Gyetvay Family Foundation Carol Avard and Robert Hicks Nicki and Paul Huber John & Judy Hushon

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Charles and Virginia Jacobsen Charitable Trust Lacey King William A. & Barbara Klauber Merlin & Harriet Lickhalter Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation The Martin Foundation Martin S. & Gustel S. Morton Foundation Selma Nettles Maestro William Noll Maureen O’Gorman Bill O’Meara

Philharmonic Center for the Arts Ivan Seligman Donald L. Shapiro Judy Sproul TDC (Collier County Tourist Development Council) David & Janice Trecker Jerry & Patti Wachowicz Myra and Van Zandt Williams

Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation i s a pro u d su p p o r t e r o f t h e A r t sN a p l e s Worl d Fe st ival an d i t s E d u c a t i o na l O u t re a c h P rog ram s


Music to Art – and Everything In Between! Priscila Navarro

Priscila Navarro, Piano Friday, May 10 | 2:00 p.m. Fresh off her Carnegie Hall debut performance, 19-yearold piano sensation, Priscila Navarro, promises to thrill the audience with her impressive lyrical talent. Navarro is originally from Lima, Peru and currently studies at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Bower School of Music under full scholarship. Navarro performs all over the world including recent performances in South America, Italy, and Poland.

Antonio Madruga, Piano Saturday, May 11 | 2:00 p.m. Eighteen year-old Cuban-American pianist and prodigy of Maestro William Noll, Antonio Madruga promises to light up the stage with his distinct ability - and affinity - for jazz. A Antonio Madruga true piano virtuoso with a musical maturity beyond his years, Madruga began playing when he was just three years old, and by the time he was ten he was performing in Italy. He has been featured in an HBO documentary, has played numerous festivals, and has performed at the White House. Rene Gonzalez, Guitar Sunday, May 12 | 2:00 p.m. Rene Gonzalez, one of the finest classical guitarists in America, will showcase his extensive musical range and feature his incredible version of El Colbri, The Hummingbird at this much anticipated performance. A protégé of world renowned classical guitarist, Juan Mercadal, Gonzalez now heads the University of Miami’s Classical Guitar Program. Gonzalez has performed with many established musical artists including Victoria de los Angeles and recently co-starred in the film production of Fernando & Me, based upon the life and music of Fernando Sor.


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Ignacio “Nachito” Herrera, Piano Monday, May 13 | 2:00 p.m. Last November - in a performance that served as a prelude to the ArtsNaples World Festival - Nachito Herrera had the crowd on its feet during an appearance with the Cuban National Orchestra at The Phil. With A background that includes performing Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2, with the Havana Symphony Orchestra at age 12 and touring as a member of the Afro Cuban All Stars in 2009, it’s no surprise that Herrera has been touted as one of the world’s greatest Cuban pianists. Herrera’s vast repertoire includes classical as well as traditional Cuban rhythms. Canciones and Zarzuelas performed by Sandra Lopez and Paul Posnak Tuesday, May 14 | 2:00 p.m. Soprano powerhouse, Sandra Lopez, and celebrated pianist, Paul Posnak, join forces to present a magical afternoon of the music of Ernesto Lecuona! These beautifully melodic scenes of life, incorporate operatic and popular song, as well as dance. Lopez has captivated audiences around the world with her critically-acclaimed operatic performances with major companies. Posnak is a recognized soloist pianist and much sought after collaborator who has worked with artists including Luciano Pavarotti. “La Casa: Latin American Art” “La Casa: Latin American Art” will be the Naples Art Association’s second annual collaboration with ArtsNaples World Festival. From April 27 through June 1, artwork by local Latin American artists will be on view at the von Liebig Art Center. Featured artists include three Face Award alumni (JAMA: 2011, Lucy Correa Ryback: 2012, and Juan Diaz: 2013) and pieces from the Naples Museum of Art collection.

May 10-14, 20 13 Naple s, Fl


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The Philharmonic Center for the Arts

Legendary Performers, Unforgettable Shows! Opening Night! 3 Concertos with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and Special Guest Soloists Saturday, May 11 | 8:00 p.m. The incredible melodies of Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez performed by master guitarist Rene Gonzalez, will kick off this exceptional opening night concert featuring music of the Latin Americas and Spain. Famed Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla will be represented with a remarkable performance of his famous Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. This impressive show will close with the brilliance of one of the world’s greatest pianists, Nachito Herrera, playing compositions and arrangements of his native Cuba. Nachito Hererra Festival Grand Finale Featuring Famed Trumpet Virtuoso Arturo Sandoval Tuesday, May 14 | 8:00 p.m. Nine-time Grammy Award winning trumpeter and Dizzy Gillespie protégé, Arturo Sandoval, joins forces with legendary Brazilian jazz guitar player, Romero Lubambo, to present a vivacious live concert that’s sure to bring down the house! The Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra featuring Romero Lubambo will open the concert. Lubambo and his band unite the flavorful style of Brazilian music with the Arturo Sandoval American jazz tradition. He has recorded with many famous musical artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Paquito D’Rivera, and Harry Belafonte. Rounding out the evening is Arturo Sandoval, notably one of the world’s most dynamic and powerful live performers of our time. He is a master and guardian of the jazz trumpet and flugel horn, and a legendary classical artist, pianist, and composer. Sandoval has collaborated with some of the most famous musicians of yesterday and today, including performing with Celine Dion at the Oscars and Justin Timberlake at the Grammy Awards.

May 10-14, 20 13 Naple s, Fl



Bringing Latin Jazz Classics to Life!

Antonio Madruga Trio Sunday, May 12 9:00 p.m. Monday, May 13 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 9:00 p.m. Performing jazz, classics, and original arrangements in addition to Cuban standards, the Antonio Madruga Trio is a smooth Latin jazz group led by 18-year old Cuban-American pianist and prodigy of Maestro William Noll, Antonio Madruga. The performance will feature rhythmically vibrant sounds in the tradition of Madruga’s diverse musical influences, which include jazz greats Oscar Peterson, Paquito D’Rivera, and Dizzy Gillespie; classical Antonio Madruga artists Liszt, Chopin, Bach, and Brahms, and Cuban classical pianists Jorge Luis Prats, and Ernesto Lecuona, to name a few. Madruga is a graduate of the New World School of the Arts, Miami, and has performed with both the Monk All-Star Sextet and the Jazz Ensemble in New York City. He was awarded the Ella Fitzgerald Award for outstanding soloist at the 2011 “Essentially Ellington” competition at Lincoln Center, was selected as a member of the Grammy Awards Jazz Ensemble, and performed with Grammy-Award winner Esperanza Spalding, during Grammy Week 2012. In 2010, at the invitation of First Lady Michelle Obama, he performed at the White House. He has also appeared as a soloist, or with his trio, at the Panama Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, Princeton University, The Kennedy Center, and more. Rounding out the talented trio is Scott Smith on bass and James Martin on drums. The Antonio Madruga Trio promises an entertaining evening that the audience won’t soon forget.





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Board of Directors | Advisory Council

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Maestro William Noll BOARD OF DIRECTORS Roy (Trey) D. Farmer III Chairman & President Robert Hicks Vice-Chairman & Secretary Merlin Lickhalter Founder, Chairman Emeritus & Head of Foundation/ Education Board Rose Mary Everett Founder & Vice President

Nicki Huber Lacey King Brenda O’Connor Andrew Porio Ivan Seligman Don Shapiro Jayne M. Skindzier Jerry Wachowicz Patti Wachowicz

Paul Nick Treasurer

ADVISORY COUNCIL Bill Barnett Carson Beadle Luis Bernal Jeannette Boucher Barbara Burris Robert Cahners Donna Fiala Chrissie Porter Forbes Dudley Goodlette John and Judy Hushon Bill O’Meara Andy Solis Judy Sproul Dave Trecker Myra Williams

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CHAIRMAN’s Message

Dear Friends, The inaugural 2012 ArtsNaples World Festival celebrated all things Russian and was a resounding success. It delivered memorable performances, bold programming, educational outreach, and touched the lives of over eleven thousand people. The 2013 Festival builds on this innovative foundation and celebrates the rich heritage of the Latin Americas’ and Hispanic cultures. During the Festival, you will experience an exhilarating array of performances, expanded cultural partnerships, and exceptional special events. ArtsNaples showcases the amazing variety of cultural organizations in Southwest Florida and brings international talent directly to the stages, galleries, and film screens of Naples and the surrounding region. I wish to thank everyone in our young ArtsNaples World Festival family– supporters, donors, volunteers, patrons, students, educators, sponsors, and all cultural arts lovers. Your commitment to the future of this remarkable Festival inspires us to grow beyond what we previously dreamed possible. More excitement is yet to come as ArtsNaples World Festival engages the cultures of Italy in 2014 and France in 2015! Come in May, Stay in May! We’ll bring the world to you! Muchas gracias! Roy (Trey) D. Farmer III Chairman & President

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Bringing the World to the Youth of Southwest Florida! Artistic Director William Noll and Education Board Chair Merlin Lickhalter plan to actively engage Southwest Florida’s young residents in the art, culture, and excitement of the 2013 ArtsNaples World Festival. Students aged four to twenty years old are invited to special events – just for them – that are scheduled throughout the festival, as facilitated by Judy Evans, Director of Education. Performance Preview Prior to each of the two ArtsNaples World Festival concerts at The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, a group of Collier County teachers will have the opportunity to attend seminars on the music and artists featured in the Festival. ArtsNaples thanks Judy Evans and Linda Cummings for their extraordinary contributions to the Festival’s current and future arts education programs for students of all ages. Little Maestros Program The ArtsNaples World Festival will partner with Fun Time Early Childhood Academy to present a weeklong program that will feature festival musicians educating Naples’ littlest music aficionados. Culture Meets Class The ArtsNaples World Festival will host a special Argentine Tango exhibition and set of lectures geared toward Collier County high school students with musicians and dancers. Tango legend, Pablo Repun, will lead the interactive sessions that include special activities in the Brazilian Garden at the Naples Botanical Garden. Students will be immersed in the history, culture, music, and dance of Argentina!


Education programs

May 10-14, 20 13 Naple s, Fl


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2014 Festival

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Artistic Director

Exciting planning has already begun for the 2014 ArtsNaples World Festival which will feature the dramatic history of opera, symphony, theater, art, dance, cinema, fashion, cuisine, and more, from Italy! You will be immersed in a region of the world with an illustrious history of sculptors, painters, and performers that have dominated the cultural arts scene to this century. A country that is home to many of the world’s most venerable art museums and musical performances will come to Naples May 2nd through the 9th, 2014. So mark your calendars now! Announcements are soon forthcoming regarding verismo opera, world renowned conductors, theater, chamber music, special alliances with great institutions, educational programming, cuisine, fashion, jazz, and much more. Once again! Save the dates! MAY 2nd through the 9th, 2014. We’ll bring Italy to you! Stay in May! Come in May! We’ll bring the world to you! Soggiorno in maggio! Venite a maggio! Porteremo il mondo a voi!


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