The third and last concert of the Beaux Arts Chamber Music Series presented by Opera Naples will take place on March 8 at the Wang Opera Center, 2408 Linwood Ave. in Naples. The performance will feature the Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet. As part of its O.N.E Community initiative, Opera Naples has invited orchestra students from Collier County high schools to attend the performance free of charge. The Beaux Arts Chamber Music Series takes place at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10-$35 and are available online at operanaples.org or by calling 239-963-9050.
Founded by the internationally renowned pianists, Tao Lin and Dr. Catherine Lan, the Beaux Arts Chamber Music Series is gaining a reputation as a showcase of world-class musicianship. This last performance features the three Ying siblings. Janet Ying (violin), Philip Ying (viola), and David Ying (cello), have performed in major cities across the U.S., at numerous festivals and in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. They have also played in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and The White House.
In 2005, The Ying Quartet won a Grammy Award. In 2003, 2007 and 2010, they were also nominated for the award. Their album, The Ying Quartet play LifeMusic was named editor’s choice by Gramophone magazine and was the first in a continuing series of LifeMusic commissions.
Opera Naples is also offering Neapolitans and visitors from around the world the chance to purchase a spring music festival series to La Traviata at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon, the Grammy-Award winning, Ying String Quartet and An Evening in the Palacio de Zarzuela at the Wang Opera Center. Purchase a ticket to La Traviata and one other production and get one free.
Established in 2005, Opera Naples strives to enrich the Southwest Florida community by presenting opera performances in a variety of styles including traditional grand opera, American opera, operetta and contemporary works. The non-profit engages internationally renowned performers and directors while nurturing regional-based talent as well. In addition to their artistic performances, Opera Naples offers educational programs such as their Young Artist program, Student Apprentice program and Summer Children’s programs to foster a love of the arts among area youths. To purchase tickets for an upcoming performance or to learn more about Opera Naples, please call 239-963-9050 or visit operanaples.org.