National Chamber Ensemble

Around the World in 204 Days!
(All Season Performances are held at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre)

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Concert 1: Mozart and Friends

Saturday, October 17, 2015  | 7:30 PM

Great music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his musical admirers. The season opening program includes two Mozart's compositions: Piano Trio in E Major K.542 and his most famous chamber music masterpiece, the Piano Quartet in G minor. Mozart and Friends also features Piano Quartet in C Major No.3, composed by the 14-year-old Ludwig Van Beethoven, already a big fan of Mozart with hopes of taking lessons from the Maestro, and Duo for Violin and Viola Op. 19 No.2 by Hoffmeister, Mozart's friend and publisher.

"We are proud to open our 9th Season celebrating the genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his composer friends who were big fans of his music.", shares Leonid Sushansky. "I have been playing the music of Mozart since childhood. The incredible beauty of his music never get's old. One's spirit is awakened playing and listening to the music of this incredible composer. It is such a pleasure to perform the music of Mozart again as well as the music of those he inspired."

Please join the NCE for a night of exquisite music to open National Chamber Ensemble's 9th Season.


Concert 2: Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 12, 2015 | 7:30 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, award winning 13 year old pianist Avery Gagliano will perform as soloist with the ensemble. Enjoy the music of Tchaikovsky, Strauss, a Hanukkah Medley, Leroy Anderson's holiday favorite "Sleighride" and more. An annual tradition, the concert concludes with a Carols Sing-Along led by special guest, tenor and Washington-Life Magazine Columnist Patrick D. McCoy to get everyone in the holiday spirit.


Concert 3: Valentine's Day Concert: Armenian Musical Treasures!

Saturday, February 13, 2016 | 7:30 PM

The perfect occasion to enjoy music of romance and passion by great Armenian composers: Khachaturian, Komitas, Arutiunian. By demand, Internationally renowned clarinetist Julian Milkis, the only pupil of the great Benny Goodman returns to charm and captivate. NCE is thrilled to once again presents a world premiere in collaboration with the outstanding Bowen McCauley Dance set to the thrilling ballet music of Aram Khachaturian.

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Julian Milkis and Bowen McCauly Dance

Concert 4: American Landscape

Saturday, March 12, 2016 | 7:30 PM

NCE presents a musical tribute to America, with works of great American composers Aaron Copland, Lowell Liebermann, Andreas Makris and Amy Beach.

American Landscape


Concert 5: All About Dvorak

Saturday, May 7, 2016 | 7:30 PM

Mother's Day Concert of music by one of the most enchanting composers of all time including the touching Songs My Mother Taught Me! Don't miss the exciting conclusion of National Chamber Ensemble's Ninth Season with the brilliant Piano Quintet in A Major, Op.81