2017-2018 - 11th Season

Concert Schedule Details

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Concert 1: A Night in the Garden of Spain

Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 7:30 PM

NCE focuses on the exotic, rich musical culture of Spain! Featuring the music of Granados, Turina,  de Falla and Albeniz. Music and dance unite as NCE as brings the premiere of a sensual and exciting creation with Bowen McCauley Dance set to Manuel de Falla's Suite Populaire Espagnole.

Location: Gunston Arts Center - Theatre 1

A reception follows the performance 


Concert 2: Holiday Cheer!

Saturday, December 16, 2017 | 7:30 PM

NCE's holiday concert will bring classical masterpieces and holiday favorites together for the whole family. NCE's Outstanding Young Artist Achievement Award - piano competition winner performs. Concert concludes with a Carols Sing-Along to get everyone in the holiday spirit!

Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

A reception follows the performance


Concert 3: The Romantic Violin for Two

Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 7:30 PM

One violin virtuoso is great, but two are better. Gorgeous music for a unique duo of two violins and piano. Artistic director/violinist Leo Sushansky and Washington National Opera violinist Najin Kim are joined by dynamic pianist Kathryn Brake. Music of Mozart, Moszkowsky, Paganini and more.

Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

A reception follows the performance


Concert 4: Strings Fever: Brahms and Mendelssohn

Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Two of the greatest works by Johannes Brahms and Felix Mendelssohn featuring the lush sounds of the strings. Brahms' String Sextet No. 2 " Dramatic and captivating" Mendelssohn's Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20 "A work of youthful verve, brilliance and perfection, which makes it one of the miracles of Romantic music." These two works are both masterpieces of the chamber repertoire requiring deep musicianship and brilliant virtuosity.

Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

A reception follows the performance


Concert 5: Today's Classical and Jazz Masters

Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Exciting season finale of great works in the classical genre and jazz. Featuring the extraordinary jazz suites of popular French Composer Claude Bolling and the music of outstanding local classical and jazz composers. Clarinet star Julian Milkis, the only student and protege of jazz great Benny Goodman returns. NCE will present two world premieres by acclaimed DC based composer Joel Friedman: The World Disintegrates Before Your Very Eyes arranged for solo violin and "Purehappenchance" from Elastic Band transcribed for clarinet, piano and percussion.  

Location: Gunston Arts Center - Theatre 1

A reception follows the performance


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