The National Chamber Ensemble (NCE) celebrates the spirit of the holiday season on Sunday, December 16 at 4:30 PM with a show for the whole family. The performance will feature great music, an international guest artist and outstanding young musicians. Four local young violinists ages 11 to 21 will perform Vivaldi's exciting Concerto for Four Violins with the ensemble. Another highlight will be the performance of Bach’s beautiful concerto for Violin and Oboe with member of the "Presidents Own" Marine Band Joseph DeLuccio oboe and guest violinist Rimma Sushanskaya.
Described by the Washington Post as “one of the greatest violinists alive today”, Ms. Sushanskaya is the last international award winning pupil of the legendary violinist, David Oistrakh. She is also the first teacher and mother of NCE Artistic Director/violinist Leo Sushansky. Audiences will enjoy three generations of violinists performing together! Also on the program, the spiritually uplifting finale of Schumann's great Piano Quintet. Rosslyn BID executive director, Cecilia Cassidy returns as host.
An annual tradition, the concert will include seasonal favorites like Leroy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride" a Hanukkah Medley and more. Patrick D. McCoy, tenor, radio host and Washington Life Magazine columnist will join NCE to lead the Carols Sing-Along to conclude the festive afternoon performance.
NATIONAL CHAMBER ENSEMBLE (NCE)
Annual Holiday concert
WHO: Cecilia Cassidy host, Rimma Sushanskaya violin, Joseph DeLuccio oboe, young guest musicians, Patrick D. McCoy tenor
Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 4:30 PM
Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere,
1611 N. Kent Street (off Wilson Blvd.), Arlington, VA
(2 blocks from the Rosslyn Metro, free garage parking in the Spectrum Garage, entrance in back from Arlington Ridge Road)
ADMISSION: $28 Adult and $15 Student. Tickets by phone: 888.841.2787 or
Jim Byers – 703.228.1847
Leo Sushansky – 703.685.7590
The National Chamber Ensemble is redefining the meaning of “chamber music.” With its creative five seasons of programming, incorporating tango, ballet, jazz, guitar, opera, children’s choruses, stage sets and multimedia with traditional classical fare, the ensemble attracts a whole new audience while keeping traditionalists happy! The concerts are fun, inspiring, educational, listener-friendly and offer the areas most enjoyable musical evening.