Naples Community Orchestra has released its 2021 performance schedule. The orchestra is under the direction of Artistic Director, internationally renowned conductor and violinist Max Rabinovitsj who begins his seventh season. The three programs feature the Naples Community Orchestra Chamber Ensemble, which will consist of ten string musicians.

Max Rabinovitsj

Artistic Director

Priscila Navarro

Featured Performer, Mar. 20, 2021

Emerson Millar

Featured Performer, Feb. 20, 2021

Stella Chen

Featured Performer, Apr. 24, 2021

All concerts will be held at Moorings Presbyterian Church, located at 791 Harbour Drive in Naples on Saturday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. Several safety measures are in place to comply with social distancing guidelines. Moorings Presbyterian Church features ample seating and ushers will assist patrons to the available seats. Audience size will be limited to 200. The musicians will wear masks and concerts will be one hour in duration to limit restroom use and lobby gatherings.

“Our 2021 season will feature marvelous artists,” said Rabinovitsj. “Patrons of the Naples Community Orchestra will be proud of the efforts our volunteers have implemented to produce an inspiring series of concerts while ensuring a safe experience for the audience.”

The season opener will be Saturday, February 20 and will feature Co-Concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic, Emerson Millar performing Bach and Vivaldi. A graduate of The Juilliard School Pre-College and the Colburn School and is a former Concertmaster of the New World Symphony and the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra.

On Saturday, March 20, the second concert will feature Priscila Navarro performing selections from Bach, Mozart and Gershwin. Navarro is a Peruvian pianist who has won numerous awards in international competitions and made her Carnegie Hall Solo Recital Debut in 2013. She is a doctoral candidate at Florida Gulf Coast University and performs throughout the United States.

Finally, on Saturday, April 24, American violinist Stella Chen will return to Naples to perform works of Bach and R. Strauss. Milan Strezeva joins Ms. Chen for the Back Concerto for Two Violins, “the Double.” Chen is the recipient of a 2020 Avery Fisher Career Grant, the 2020 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award and the first place prize in the prestigious International Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium 2019.

Ticket reservations can be made online at naplescommunityorchestra.org for both individual concert tickets and the three concert subscription. Complimentary tickets are available for students with valid student identification. Electronic tickets will be sent by email in December 2020. Ticket holders may print them out or have them available on your smartphone to scan at the door. Email questions to [email protected]

About Naples Community Orchestra

Naples Community Orchestra is Naples’ premier community orchestra. Founded in 1993 by the late Ralph Stewart, the orchestra has reached new heights in performance excellence under the baton of artistic director and internationally renowned conductor and violinist, Max Rabinovitsj. Naples Community Orchestra is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Learn more at NaplesCommunityOrchestra.org.