Dear Friends of NCO,


Thank you to our donors, concertgoers and musicians. We overcame COVID-19’s challenges and held three, beautiful chamber music concerts, each with an outstanding soloist. We even learned how to make Livestreaming available to ensure concert attendance was possible for many people who were not able to attend, both in Florida and across the country! We could not have done this without you.

We are planning the 2022 season and will announce our new conductor, programs, and soloists soon. We plan to return with a full orchestra and present the quality programs you’ve come to expect.

The best way to learn about our 2022 season is to sign up for our newsletter announcements here.

On May 1, NCO Members elected new board members, Sue Bookbinder, Chris Chung, John Spadiccini, and Anne Wilson.

The NCO Board of Directors elected its new officers:
Anne Frand Wilson, President
Janice Mintel Jack, Vice President
Sue Bookbinder, Secretary
John Weiss, Treasurer

A complete list of our board members and their bios is on the Governance page.


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.”


Season Opener
Saturday, February 20,2021


Priscila Navarro

Saturday, March 20,2021




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.