World class violinist headlines Naples Community Orchestra concert

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Naples Community Orchestra will host its final concert of the 2021 season on Saturday, April 24, 3:30 p.m. at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive in Naples. 

The concert will feature Stella Chen, an award winning American violinist and international star. Chen earned the first place prize in the most prestigious violin competition in the world, the International Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium 2019. She is also the recipient of a 2020 Avery Fisher Career Grant, the 2020 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award.  She plays the “Huggins” 1708 Stradivarius violin, generously on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.

Chen will perform the R. Strauss Violin Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18. and the J.S. Bach Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor.   She joins Naples Community Orchestra artistic director and internationally renowned violinist Max Rabinovitsj, for the J.S. Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, the “Double Concerto.”   Naples’ own, acclaimed pianist Milana Strezeva, joins Chen and Rabinovitsj for the Strauss and Bach on piano and harpsichord respectively.

The program also features the Naples Community Orchestra Chamber Ensemble under the direction of Max Rabinovitsj. This will be his final concert serving as artistic director with the Naples Community Orchestra.

Rabinovitsj said, “saying goodbye to the orchestra that I love, and you, my favorite audience, seems unreal. The concert features a most wonderful artist, Stella Chen. She and I will play Bach’s “Double Concerto” for two violins, a parting gift. The last eight years have been so rewarding, and I wish the orchestra the joy of music forever.”

Ticket reservations can be made online at  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.

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

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 225. The musicians will wear masks and concerts will be one hour in duration to limit restroom use and lobby gatherings.


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HEADSHOT: Max Rabinovitsj, Artistic Director
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HEADSHOT: Stella Chen, featured performer, Apr. 24, 2021
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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


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Randy Mitchelson, APR

Comments (5)

Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Sounds like a rich and rewarding experience and showcases the class and affluence in Naples Florida. Thanks Randy!

Apr 04, 2021 09:07 PM
Randy Mitchelson,APR

Yes, there is an impressive lineup of performing arts and fine art opportunities in Southwest Florida.

Apr 11, 2021 07:37 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Randy. Sounds like they have taken all the precautions to make this a successful event. Enjoy the music!

Apr 05, 2021 04:54 AM
Randy Mitchelson,APR

hard to believe it's already the end of another season in SWFL

Apr 05, 2021 06:31 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun /

What a talent.   Make it a great Monday, thanks for the posting.  Bill Salvatore 

Apr 05, 2021 05:59 AM
Randy Mitchelson,APR

have a great week ! - there is a livestream option available for the concert so you or anyone you know who is a fan of world class orchestra can watch from home

Apr 05, 2021 06:32 AM
Tamir Ness
Ness Property Management Group - Brickell, FL
Love It, Breath It, Live It!

Naples has so much to offer culturally.

Apr 06, 2021 07:24 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

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Apr 06, 2021 11:41 PM
Randy Mitchelson,APR

Hi @Endre - there is a livestream available if you wish to listen to this concert 

Apr 11, 2021 07:36 AM

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