Masterworks Series

Our signature concert series, Masterworks, are classical performances conducted by Maestro Radu Paponiu featuring a full symphony orchestra and world-renowned guest artists.

One hour prior to each Masterworks concert, patrons are invited to attend conductor and guest artist led pre-concert lectures. These lectures, which include Q&A opportunities, enhance our patrons’ concert experience by providing insight into the pieces being performed.

To subscribe to the Masterworks Series, give us a call at 239.418.1500 or send an email to tickets@swflso.org.

Pre-Concert Lecture:
Starts At 6:30pm

Concert:
Starts At 7:30pm

Location:
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

Series Sponsored By:

AMERICAN CLASSICAL | MASTERWORKS 1

WITH MARCUS ROBERTS JAZZ TRIO
RADU PAPONIU, CONDUCTOR

Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man, Four Episodes from Rodeo
George Gershwin:
 Rhapsody in Blue
Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
John Williams: Star Wars Suite

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2023
6:30PM PRE-CONCERT LECTURE, 7:30PM CONCERT

BARBARA B. MANN PERFORMING ARTS HALL

BEETHOVEN NO. 5 & THE BRITISH INVASION | MW2

WITH CHARLES YANG, GUEST VIOLINIST
RADU PAPONIU, CONDUCTOR

Caroline Shaw: Entr’acte
Maurice Ravel:
 Tzigane
Vittorio Monti: Csárdás
Animals: House of the Rising Sun
Beatles: Blackbird
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor

SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 2024
6:30PM PRE-CONCERT LECTURE, 7:30PM CONCERT

BARBARA B. MANN PERFORMING ARTS HALL

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT | MW3

WITH ALEXANDRA CARLSON, GUEST PIANIST
RADU PAPONIU, CONDUCTOR

Gideon Klein: Partita for Strings
Sergei Prokofiev:
 Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G major

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2024
6:30PM PRE-CONCERT LECTURE, 7:30PM CONCERT

BARBARA B. MANN PERFORMING ARTS HALL

THE CONCERTMASTER CONCERTO | MW4

WITH ORIN LAURSEN, CONCERTMASTER/VIOLIN
RADU PAPONIU, CONDUCTOR

Anna Clyne: Restless Oceans
Ludwig van Beethoven: 
Violin Concerto in D major
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No2 in D major

SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2024
6:30PM PRE-CONCERT LECTURE, 7:30PM CONCERT

BARBARA B. MANN PERFORMING ARTS HALL

CRYPTIC SYMPHONY | MW5

WITH STERLING ELLIOTT, GUEST CELLIST
RADU PAPONIU, CONDUCTOR

Ke-chia Chen: Ebbs and Flows
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor

SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2024
6:30PM PRE-CONCERT LECTURE, 7:30PM CONCERT

BARBARA B. MANN PERFORMING ARTS HALL

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