Max Rabinovitsj, Artistic Director

Priscilla Navarro, featured performer, Mar. 20, 2021

BIOGRAPHY – PRISCILA NAVARRO

NAPLES, Fla. (March 13, 2021) – Naples Community Orchestra will host its next concert on Saturday, March 20, 3:30 p.m. at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive in Naples.

The performance 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.

The program also features the Naples Community Orchestra Chamber Ensemble, which will consist of ten string musicians. The orchestra is under the direction of Artistic Director, internationally renowned conductor and violinist Max Rabinovitsj.

Ticket reservations can be made online at naplescommunityorchestra.org for individual concert tickets. To make the concerts more accessible to those who cannot attend in person, a livestream option is available to watch and listen online from home on the Moorings Presbyterian Church website.

In February, Naples Community Orchestra performed its first live concert of the 2021 season. The concert was also NCO’s first performance via livestreaming. “We were pleased to provide livestreaming as an option for our patrons who were not comfortable coming to a live performance. NCO will continue to bring the livestream option to its patrons for the remaining two concerts of the season,” said NCO President, Barbara Lounsbury.

Complimentary tickets are available for students with valid student identification. Electronic tickets will be sent by email. Ticket holders may print them out or have them available on a smartphone to scan at the door. Email questions to [email protected].

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.

Naples Community Orchestra’s 2021 performance schedule will conclude on Saturday April 24. American violinist Stella Chen will return to Naples to perform works of Bach and R. Strauss. Milana Strezeva joins Ms. Chen on harpsichord and piano for the R. Strauss Violin Sonata in E-flat Major and the Bach Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor respectively. Both Max Rabinovitsj, violin, and Ms. Strezeva, harpsichord, join Ms. Chen for the Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, “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. She plays the “Huggins” 1708 Stradivarius violin, generously on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.

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.