The Naples Philharmonic was founded in 1982 and in its first season performed four concerts as a chamber orchestra. Since then, the ensemble has grown in scope, size and artistic impact and now performs over 140 orchestral and chamber concerts, as well as opera and ballet, education, community and special event concerts between September through June each year.
In 2014-15, Artis—Naples welcomed internationally renowned conductor Andrey Boreyko to his first season as the Naples Philharmonic Music Director. In 2009, Jack Everly was named Principal Pops Conductor and continues today in that role.
In 2015-16, the Naples Philharmonic welcomes a host of internationally recognized guest artists, including pianists Emanuel Ax and André Watts, the Miró String Quartet and saxophonist Branford Marsalis, among others. The orchestra will also perform with such headliners as Tony-winner Kristin Chenoweth, soprano superstar Renée Fleming and trumpeter Chris Botti.