Press Release


For Immediate Release

Contact: Mary Anne Ellifritz



Valentine's Concert
The Romantics


Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 | 7:30 PM
Gunston Arts Center (Theater One)


Arlington, VA (Jan 9, 2019) National Chamber Ensemble's season continues on to the Romantic Era just in time for Valentine's Day with The Romantics at 7:30 PM on February 9, 2019 at the Gunston Arts Center (Theater 1) in Arlington.

The music of the Romantic Period is distinguished by rich melodies, brilliant virtuosity and powerful expression of emotion. The program features extraordinary, exotic and enticing shorter works by TchaikovskyMahlerRachmaninovSaint-Saens and Mendelssohn. A highlight of the evening will be the performance of Dvorak's masterpiece, the Piano TrioNo.4 Op.90 "Dumky" 

Experience the music of the great Romantic composers in a program showcasing some of their best and most intimate works performed by internationally acclaimed artists. Enjoy NCE artists sharing stories, humor, personal perspectives on the music. The goal of the NCE is to build a sense of closeness between performers and audience that enhances the feeling of community and a deeper musical experience.

" In some places it will be like a melancholic song, elsewhere like a merry dance; but, all told, the style will be lighter...more popular, in short, so that it will appeal to all. The great Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, writing about the "Dumky" Trio.

NCE artists joining artistic director/violinist Leo Sushansky are Kathryn Brake (piano), Uri Wassertzug (viola), Sean Neidlinger (cello)



(Pictured from left to right: Kathryn Brake, Sean Neidlinger, Uri Wassertzug, Leonid Sushansky. Complete bios at: )

Piano provided by PIANOCRAFT

The Romantics will be followed by a reception with the artists.

Tickets:  $36 Adult / $18 Student 


Gunston Arts Center (Theater One)

2700 South Lang St.
Arlington, VA 22206

Free Parking:

For all evening and weekend performances use free parking lot at Gunston Arts Center. There are lots of great dining options nearby at Shirlington or Crystal City.



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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.