COMING UP AT THE PHIL
“Women of Ireland” showcases five of Ireland’s leading female performers March 7.
COURTESY PHOTO ¦ Art educator and lecturer Joan Jacobs’ “Art Talk” lectures continue with “Renoir Part I: Impressionist,” Feb. 28; “Renoir Part II: Road to Success,” March 6; and “Renoir Part III: Official Recognition,” March 20. Programs begin at 10 a.m.
Ms. Jacobs’ presentations reflect her extensive travels throughout the United States and Europe and are complemented by her wealth of museum-quality images that enrich the lectures and enhance students’ learning experience.
Tickets are $40.
¦ The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Sibling Revelry,” with vocalists Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway, at 8 p.m. February 23-24 and at 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 25. The sisters join maestro Jack Everly and the orchestra to present a variety of solo numbers and duets, including music from “Wicked” and songs by Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter and others.
Tickets start at $40.
¦ Tony Award-nominated singer and actor Peter Gallagher blends storytelling and song as part of the Cabaret Series in the Daniels Pavilion at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25. Mr. Gallagher is known for his work in Broadway shows including “Grease,” “Noises Off” (opposite Patti LuPone) and “Guys and Dolls,” as well as for film appearances in “Sex, Lies and Videotape,” “American Beauty” and “The Underneath.”
Tickets start at $42.
¦ The Irish Rovers take the stage at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. The international ambassadors of Irish music deliver a funloving performance that has audiences clapping and singing along to tried-andtrue classics such as “The Unicorn” and “Wasn’t that a Party?”
Tickets start at $49.
¦ Concert pianist and Naples Philharmonic favorite Jodie DeSalvo presents “A Tribute to Victor Borge” at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in the Daniels Pavilion. Enjoy an evening of music and hilarity as Ms. DeSalvo recreates some of Borge’s greatest moments.
Tickets are $42.
¦ Marcia Eaton presents “Plato vs. Aristotle,” a two-part series examining how artists contribute to society, at 2 p.m. Thursdays, March 1 and 22, in the Toni Stabile Building. Dr. Eaton earned her Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University and has spent her career investigating questions of aesthetics and ethics. Her work in art education led to her being appointed to the board of directors of the Getty Institute for Education.
Tickets to the “Plato vs. Aristotle” are $64 for both presentations of $34 for one.
¦ The Russian National Ballet Theatre performs Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” at 8 p.m. Monday, March 5. The company’s 50-plus dancers, hailing from the great ballet companies and academies of Russia, are led by legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko.
Tickets start at $69.
¦ The Kruger Brothers bring their blistering bluegrass sounds and engaging stage presence to the Daniels Pavilion as part of the Cabaret Series at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. The trio consists of Swiss-born brothers Jens Kruger (banjo) and Uwe Kruger (guitar and vocals) along with U.S. bassist Joel Landsberg. Their music celebrates their love of traditional American music — and the American spirit — with a dose of European sensibility thrown in.
Tickets start at $42.
¦ “Forbidden Hollywood,” a satirical musical revue that skewers Tinseltown, comes to the Daniels Pavilion at 7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, March 7-10. In the show that’s hot on the heels of its wicked predecessor, “Forbidden Broadway,” no one is immune to parody. Among the dead-on send-ups are films such as “Titanic,” “Harry Potter” and “Shrek” and stars such as Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey and Liza Minnelli.
Tickets start at $46.
¦ “Women of Ireland,” a full stage production showcasing five of Ireland’s leading female performers, comes to the Phil at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7. The show features three vocalists, a champion dancer and an instrumentalist who demonstrate Ireland’s rich traditions of music, song and dance. Also featured are legendary Irish fiddler Frankie Gavin and De Dannan.
Tickets start at $49. ¦
— The Philharmonic Center for the Arts is at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. For more information or to order tickets, call 597- 1900 or visit www.thephil.org.