National Chamber Ensemble
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(All Season Performances are held at the Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere)

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Concert 1: Night of Italian Opera

Saturday, October 25, 2014  | 7:30 PM

The National Chamber Ensemble, together with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute, celebrates the opening of the NCE's 2014-2015 Season with Night of Italian Opera! Enjoy a glorious night of instrumental music, arias and duets with opera stars soprano Yana Eminova and baritone Anton Belov.

Ms. Eminova's presence brings together great acting, vocal and physical beauty. She is the winner of many international competitions including the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Competition in New York as well as the Ricardo Zandonai and Bellini International Competitions in Italy.

Anton Belov's voice has been called " rich and melliflous", by the New York Times. Mr. Belov is the first place winner of many vocal competitions including the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, George London Competition, Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Competition and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Please join the NCE for a night of great voices and exquisite music including Verdi, Puccini , Bellini and more to open National Chamber Ensemble's 8 th Season.


Concert 2: Annual Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 14, 2014 | 4:30 PM

NCE's holiday concert brings classical masterpieces and holiday favorites together in one fun program for the whole family! The National Chamber Ensemble invites young emerging musicians to join in the fun filled performance. Outstanding sister musicians Annabelle Song 12 (piano), and Evelyn Song 15 (violin), will perform as soloists with the ensemble. Don't miss violinists of all ages join NCE for a special group performance of a Bach Masterpiece. Enjoy the music of Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, a Hanukkah Medley and Leroy Anderson's holiday favorite "Sleighride". The concert concludes with a Carols Sing-Along to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Tenor, radio personality, Washington Life Magazine columnist Patrick McCoy returns to lead the sing-along! The dynamic Mary-Claire Burick, President of the Rosslyn Business Improvement District joins NCE as guest host!

Guests for Holliday

Concert 3: Valentine's Day Concert: The Thrill of Tchaikovsky!

Saturday, February 14, 2015 | 7:30 PM


Celebrate the Day for Romance with music by one of the most romantic composers of all time. Peter Iliych Tchaikovsky, the leading Russian composer of the late 19th century thrilled audiences with music of great romanticism and melodic inspiration. His most acclaimed and beloved works include chamber music, symphonic masterpieces and the greatest ballets of all time such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker. NCE will present some of his favorite works: String Quartet No.1, the Waltz from " Sleeping Beauty", and the exquisite Serenade for Strings.


Concert 4: The Three B's for Three

Saturday, March 14, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Great music for combinations of three featuring the piano trios of Beethoven and Brahms and an exciting collaboration with Bowen McCauley Dance. Acclaimed choreographer Lucy Bowen McCauley premieres a new creation for the National Chamber Ensemble set to one of J.S. Bach's greatest works, the Chaconne in D minor.

3 Bs for 3

Concert 5: Musical Gems of Mexico

Saturday , May 9, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Celebrate Mother's Day with extraordinary Mexican classical music including the music of one of Mexico's great living composers Eduardo Angulo.  Featured on the program will be one of Angulo's compositions Die Vogel (The Birds), for guitar and string quartet with internationally acclaimed guitarist Orlando Roman. Also on the program will be the music of Manuel Ponce and more. A great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day and the conclusion of NCE's 8th season! This exciting concert is supported by the Mexican Cultural Institute. We are also honored to welcome our guest host Hon James R. Jones, former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and former Member of Congress from Oklahoma.

Mexican Cultural Institute

James R. Jones
James R. Jones