Leading NCO into its 30th Season
Alvin Ho, Artistic Director
Described as “a thoughtful musician, extremely well prepared and meticulous in his approach” by the late Bernard Haitink, Alvin Ho, a native of Hong Kong, is named the Assistant Conductor of Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. He was the first prize winner of the 2022 Princess Astrid International Conducting Competition in Trondheim, Norway, having recently completed his two-season tenure as assistant conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Previously, he served as assistant conductor at the Indiana Opera and Ballet Theatre from 2017 to 2020. He has worked internationally with orchestras throughout Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States, including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Jena Philharmonic, Lucerne Festival Strings, Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini and Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. Ho was previously selected by members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra to be the Karajan Conducting Fellow in residence at the Salzburg Festival, and also named Bruno Walter Conducting Fellow at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. He was also a semi-finalist in the Donatella Flick London Symphony Orchestra Conducting Competition. Ho studied primarily with Arthur Fagen, Riccardo Muti and Bernard Haitink and has worked additionally with Garry Walker, Nicolás Pasquet, Neeme Järvi and Thomas Wilkins. He is a Doctoral candidate and holds a master’s degree in orchestral conducting from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
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Purchase tickets to your choice of concerts.
Individual concert tickets are $40.
Committed To Students
Supporting students studying music is an integral part of our mission. Students have the opportunity to participate in the orchestra, apply for scholarship awards, and attend all concerts for free.
In 2005, Naples Community Orchestra, then Naples Orchestra & Chorus, created the Ralph Stewart Student Scholarship Program to recognize a graduating high school student who had participated in the orchestra or chorus with a $1,000.00 scholarship to use for their future education. Since then, the program has been modified to recognize graduating college seniors. Students must submit an application form and a letter from their music teacher or Guidance Counsellor to attest to the student’s accomplishments.
You can support student scholarship by designating your donation for Student Scholarship Sponsor
Committed To Community
Help NCO continue to bring the very best in community orchestra performance to the Naples area. General donations in any amount are greatly appreciated and will be used wherever we need it most. For more information about contributing to NCO, click here.
About Naples Community Orchestra
Naples Community Orchestra is Naples’ premier community orchestra. Founded in 1993, the organization is dedicated to bringing the finest in orchestral performance to Naples.
As NCO begins its 30th season of continuous performances in Naples, we are excited to present classical programs featuring our full orchestra and local artists. Both in honor of our 30th year and in tribute to victims of Hurricane Ian, we will perform our commissioned work, Ode to Renewal, which focuses on optimism for the renewal of Southwest Florida..
Two ways to support Naples Community Orchestra
Your gift will make a
Your support will help us bring the very best in community orchestra performances to Naples and cultivate the joy and love of music for generations to come. Lean more about donating to NCO here.
Volunteer and get behind
Although the obvious aspect of what we do is music, that isn’t all we work on when we’re not “in-season”. Planning our season involves many tasks, such as printing our season brochure and playbills, placing newspaper ads and more! If you love hearing our orchestra, won’t you consider getting behind the scenes to help NCO produce its 2022 season?