2019-2020 - 13th Season

Concert Schedule Details

NCE's 2019-2020 Season Program "The Classics Re-imagined", will re-examine and gain another look at some of the worlds musical masterpieces and their appeal. NCE will also continue bringing extraordinary international figures as performers and guest hosts.  Download 2019-2020 Brochure


Concert 1: Mozart Celebration

Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 7:30 PM

Presenting the favorite orchestral works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart scaled down and "re-imagined" in an intimate version for a quintet, featuring the Overture to Marriage of Figaro, Piano Concerto No.23  (with piano virtuoso Carlos Cesar Rodriguez), and the great Symphony No. 40 in G Minor.

Location: Gunston Arts Center - Theatre 1

A reception follows the performance.

Concert 2: Holiday Cheer

Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 7:30 PM

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 - piano competition winners Michael Chen, 13 (First Place), Tucker Stone, 16 (Second Place) and Daniel Kim, 15 (Third Place) will join the ensemble to perform the music of Mozart, Granados, Prokofiev and Gershwin. WinnersA group of young violinists will perform festive film music by Shostakovich. Audience favorite, tenor and media personality Patrick D. McCoy returns to sing  selections from Handel's Messiah and of course to lead the Carols Sing-Along, which concludes the program to get everyone in the holiday spirit.

Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

A reception follows the performance

Concert 3: Swingin’ Sweethearts Day, Valentine's Tribute To Benny Goodman

Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 7:30 PM

Proudly presented with the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia.

Sure to be a season highlight, don't miss the Valentine's Salute to the legendary Benny Goodman, featuring clarinetist Julian Milkis. Goodman's only student and renowned protege performs some of his mentors most popular jazz and classical compositions with NCE.

Location: Gunston Arts Center - Theatre 1

A reception follows the performance

Concert 4: CANCELLED! The Remarkable Four Seasons of Vivaldi

Saturday, March 21, 2020 | 7:30 PM

We are sad to let our audience know that in response to the ongoing corona-virus pandemic, the March 21 The Remarkable Four Seasons Of Vivaldi concert has been cancelled. We urge everyone to be safe and mindful of helping to slow the spread of COVID-19. For the ticket holders to this performance you will be getting special instructions within the next couple of weeks. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to performing for you as soon as it's possible.

Concert 5: Something Borrowed

Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 7:30 PM

Exciting season finale of great compositions that became so famous and popular other instruments had to steal or "borrow" them to make them their own. Works by Sergei Prokofiev, Georges Bizet, Vincenzo Bellini, The Beatles  and more... Bowen McCauley Dance Company returns for an enticing new joint creation.

Location: Gunston Arts Center - Theatre 1

A reception follows the performance