2020-2021 - 14th Season

Concert Schedule Details

NCE's 2020-2021 Season Program "European Musical Vacation", will take an amazing journey through some of the most beautiful European cities and their musical masterworks. NCE will also continue bringing extraordinary international figures as performers and guest hosts. Download Brochure


Concert 1: Beethoven in Vienna

Recording Saturday, October 17, 2020 (Link Oct 24th)

The NCE 14th season opens with "Beethoven In Vienna" in celebration of Beethoven's 250th birthday. The program features the chamber music favorites of the musical master who bridged the Classical and Romantic periods. Celebrate the 250th birthday with great music and images of one of the world's greatest composers and the city where Beethoven arrived as a young man and lived for the rest of his life.

Don't miss the drama and passion of our favorite music for violin and piano in performance by artistic director/violinist Leonid Sushansky and piano virtuoso Carlos Cesar Rodriguez. These are equal works for the duo and they feature exciting writing and challenges for both instruments. All three sonatas are very different from each other, beautifully balanced, full of drama, humor and virtuosity. Enjoy the thrilling performance and unlock the story behind the music. Leo and Carlos

  • Romance No.1 in G Major Op.40
  • Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op 24. "Spring Sonata".
  • Sonata No. 7 in C Minor Op.30
  • Sonata No.8 in G Major Op.30

Location: Virtual Performance

Note: Video link to watch available on Oct 24th

All ticket holders will receive a link to the exclusive produced video performance one week after, to watch in the comfort of their home. Each concert video will also include an invitation to a Zoom Virtual Wine and Cheese Reception featuring performance highlights and live conversation with the artists on Sunday, November 1 at 4 pm

Concert 2: NCE Holiday Celebration

Saturday, December 12, 2020

NCE's Holiday Concert will bring the finest classical masterpieces and holiday favorites together for the whole family. The festivities begin with Leroy Anderson's classic "Sleigh Ride" and "Chanukkah Festival" in a setting by Daniel Leavitt. Outstanding Young Artist Award  competition winners will join the ensemble to perform. A  Carols Sing-Along, concludes the program to get everyone in the holiday spirit.

Location: Expected to be a Virtual Performance


Concert 3: A Russian Valentine

Saturday, February 13, 2021

February's Russian Valentine concert highlights the great romantic music of Russia, including Borodin's String Quartet No.2, featuring some of the most lush and famous melodies of all Russian music, Tchaikovsky's Overture Fantasy "Romeo and Juliet" as well as his popular Serenade For Strings. A perfect way to spend time with your loved ones.

Location: Gunston Arts Center - Theatre 1 (if live event is possible)


Concert 4: Hungarian Delicacies

Saturday, March 20, 2021

March will be a feast of "Hungarian Delicacies", featuring the music of Hungary''s famous sons: Bela Bartok, Ernst von Dohnanyi and Franz Liszt and more. A great way to experience music of Hungary and get a taste of their culture. Classical music of Hungary creates it's own musical flavor using the charming world of the folk song. Hungarian composers such as Bartok and Dohnanyi draw on rural music of the peasants to create a distinctive Hungarian classical style that will captivate. The performance will also present a new collaboration and premiere with the Bowen McCauley Dance Company.

Location: Gunston Arts Center - Theatre 1 (if live event is possible)

Concert 5: The Remarkable Four Seasons of Vivaldi

Saturday, May 22, 2021

For the Season Finale NCE will travel to Italy and wow the audience with its creative revival of Antonio Vivaldi’s extraordinary Four Seasons; featuring humorous demonstrations, spectacular multimedia and reading of the sonnets. Experience the "Seasons" like never before. Uncover the story of the most popular composition of Antonio Vivaldi through words, images and music simultaneously.

Location: Gunston Arts Center - Theatre 1 (if live event is possible)