Naples Community Orchestra (NCO), under the direction of internationally renowned conductor and violinist Max Rabinovitsj, presents clarinet virtuoso Bixby Kennedy performing with NCO on Friday, February 7th at 7:00PM and Saturday, February 8th at 3:30, at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive in Naples. Mr. Kennedy will be featured on the well-loved Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A major. This rising star virtuoso is part of a commitment by NCO to introduce up and coming musicians to the Naples audience. Tickets are $30, and may be purchased by visiting the NCO website.

Admired for his “suppleness and beauty of tone” (Allan Kozinn, Portland Press Herald) Bixby Kennedy is one of the most versatile clarinetists of his generation, performing throughout the US and Europe. He is also clarinetist for the “explosive” New York City based chamber ensemble Frisson. Bixby currently holds titles as Associate Principal clarinetist of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Associate Principal in the Albany Symphony, and Principal Clarinetist of the Symphony in C. He has also appeared as a guest artist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and works as a teaching artist throughout New York City.