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 beutiful European masterworks. NCE will also continue bringing extraordinary international figures as performers and guest hosts.


Concert 1: Beethoven in Vienna

Date TBD

The 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, Ludwig van Beethoven in exquisite Vienna, the city where Beethoven arrived as a young man and lived for the rest of his life.

Beethoven moved to Vienna at the age of 21 to nurture his musical talent. He went on to compose astonishing sonatas,trios, symphonies, concertos and quartets - even as his hearing declined. Known as the capital of classical music, Vienna also played host to Mozart, Haydn and Schubert. Celebrate this major anniversary with NCE.

Location: Gunston Arts Center - Theatre 1


Concert 2: NCE Holiday Celebration

Date TBD

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: Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington


Concert 3: A Russian Valentine

February Date TBD

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.

Location: Gunston Arts Center - Theatre 1


Concert 4: Hungarian Delicacies

Saturday, March Date TBD

March will be a feast of "Hungarian Delicacies", featuring the music of Hungary''s famous sons: Bela Bartok, Ernst von Dohnanyi and Franz Liszt. A great way to experience music of Hungary and get a taste of their culture.

Concert 5: The Remarkable Four Seasons of Vivaldi

Saturday, May Date TBD

For the Season Finale in May, NCE will 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