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"Delightful...abundant in jovial wit."

                                                                               -- The Washington Post

"Nothing short of brilliant...playing with great sensitivity and accuracy...moments of musical ecstasy."

                                                                               -- DC Performing Arts Examiner

"National Chamber Ensemble is one of the musical gems of the entire Metro area...Their concerts are always fun and interesting, and the group presents a constantly changing program that includes every genre of music imaginable. The constants are that the music will be fabulous, the musicians will be wonderfully talented, and the atmosphere will always be intimate and welcoming to all."

                                                                               -- DCMetroTheaterArts 

The National Chamber Ensemble, Artisphere's Ensemble in Residence, performs exceptional music and enriches our cultural life. From the classical to contemporary compositions, the National Chamber Ensemble's internationally-acclaimed musicians provide outstanding performances of chamber music in an intimate setting. The Ensemble also hosts visiting guest artists.

The National Chamber Ensemble brings together composers, musicians, performers and audiences to create an environment that is fun, welcoming and engaging. At times, the musicians share fascinating, short anecdotes about the composer and music, giving the audience another perspective on understanding the performance. The National Chamber Ensemble offers the connoisseur, as well as the first-time concertgoer, an exciting, musical experience.

Please join us at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere for a season filled with wonderful music!

Leonid Sushansky, Artistic Director

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Artisphere connects artists and audiences through an eclectic mix of fresh, thought-provoking arts programming. We’re your spot for insight into the creative process and to engage in artistic adventures—from contemporary visual art, live music and theatre to new media, film and dance. Come explore, experience and engage—collide with art. Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia, two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro (blue/orange) and within walking distance of Georgetown. Admission to Artisphere and all its visual art galleries is free; there is a cost for ticketed events. Artisphere is pleased to offer its patrons free parking evenings after 5:00 p.m. and all day on weekends. For more information about Artisphere, visit

Culture Capital National Chamber Ensemble participates in CultureCapital, your link to the Arts in Metro DC.
We are delighted to partner with Hungry For Music , an organization  that supports music education and cultural enrichment by acquiring and distributing quality musical instruments to underserved children with a hunger to play.
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‘Inside the Music’: An Interview with National Chamber Ensemble Artistic Director Leo Sushansky by Jane Coyne - DC Metro Theater Arts



The National Chamber Ensemble is supported in part by the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington Economic Development and the Arlington Commission for the Arts.

The National Chamber Ensemble is partially supported by a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.