WELCOME TO THE NAPLES COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA 2021 SEASON

As 2021 ushers in our organization’s 28th year of continuous performances we remain optimistic that the Coronavirus will be behind us before our scheduled season begins. We have planned an exciting series of concerts which embody our mission of live and affordable classical music.

Our concert season begins in February, 2021 to allow for a later start date and we have reduced our season from four to three concerts. Each concert will have one performance only on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. The dates for the concerts are February 20, March 20, and April 24, 2021. All concerts will again take place at the spacious Moorings Presbyterian Church.

Our programs feature the NCO Chamber Ensemble, a group of 10 virtuoso string musicians. In addition, we’ll bring your three outstanding soloists.

Most importantly Artistic Director Max Rabinovitsj returns to conduct and perform for his 7th season!

We know you join us in expressing our gratitude to have him as both our Artistic Director and as a member of the Naples community. Please see the section below for the exciting season he has planned.

INTRODUCING OUR 2021 SEASON

Maestro Rabinovitsj has planned three programs to highlight the expertise of our soloists and chamber ensemble.

The season opens with Emerson Millar, Co-Concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic, performing Bach and Vivaldi. Milana Strezeva, piano joins Ms. Millar for Chausson’s Poéme and Tzigane by Ravel. Ms. Millar is followed by Naples own pianist Priscila Navarro performing Bach, Mozart and Gershwin. Our Season Finale concludes with the return of internationally acclaimed violinist, Stella Chen. Ms. Chen performs works of Bach and R. Strauss. Milana Strezeva will join Ms. Chen for the Strauss Violin Sonata in E-flat major. Max Rabinovitsj joins Ms. Chen for the Bach Concerto for Two Violins, “the Double.”

EMERSON MILLAR

Season Opener
Saturday, February 20,2021

 

Priscila Navarro

BACH, MOZART, AND GERSHWIN
Saturday, March 20,2021

 

 

STELLA CHEN

Stella Chen returns to Naples for the Season Finale
Saturday, April 24, 2021

 

COMMITTED to students

Participating in NCO provides students with much more than music education. The experience nurtures ingenuity, integrity, teamwork and commitment.  

Can any of us imagine a world without music? Through your gifts, NCO is able to provide students with the opportunity to expand their talent and love for music. 

Student admission to concerts is always FREE.

committed to COMMUNITY

We are YOUR ORCHESTRA.  We are dedicated to bringing a season of outstanding classical and popular performances that enhances our lives at a cost that assures accessibility for our entire community.  We provide exciting opportunities for students, and talented local musicians to learn and perform together.

Our dedicated musicians, including Artistic Director Max Rabinovitsj, volunteer many hours of their time and talent for practice, rehearsals and performances. Our audiences tell us that we bring exceptional music into their lives, and over the years they have graciously helped make this possible.

Please help by donating to our 2021 Season.  Your donation will allow NCO to continue to bring the very best in community orchestra performance to you

MISSION STATEMENT: The Naples Community Orchestra enhances our lives with outstanding classical and popular music performances at an accessible cost. We strive to provide exciting opportunities for students and accomplished local musicians to learn from and perform with professionals.