Author Archive | Jane Coyne


National Chamber Ensemble: ‘Mother’s Day Concert: American Classics’ at Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere

The National Chamber Ensemble finished its 2013-2014 season (the biggest season in its history) in grand style with a concert that included classical favorites, a DC premiere, great jazz standards, a Chinese jazz suite, and a group of amazingly talented and fun musicians. It was just exceptional! The featured guest artist for the evening was […]

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National Chamber Ensemble: ‘Happy Birthday Vivaldi: The Extraordinary Four Seasons’

National Chamber Ensemble put on a truly exceptional concert on Saturday when, along with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute, they honored the genius and artistry of Antonio Vivaldi with a highly creative and crowd pleasing multi-media spectacular performance of Happy Birthday Vivaldi: The Extraordinary Four Seasons. The completely sold-out concert, which […]

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National Chamber Ensemble Presents ‘Happy Birthday Vivaldi: The Extraordinary Four Seasons’ This Saturday, 3/8@7:30 pm

Oh the weather outside has been frightful, but … on Saturday, March 8, 2004 at 7:30 PM NBC4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer is predicting 54° | 34° and all because … National Chamber Ensemble, in partnership with the  Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute, is presenting Happy Birthday Vivaldi: The Extraordinary Four Seasons With Guest Host NBC4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer The […]

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‘Schubert and Champagne’ at National Chamber Ensemble by Jane Coyne

National Chamber Ensemble, the musical gem in residence at Artisphere’s Rosslyn Spectrum Threatre in Arlington, Virginia, showed its stuff on Friday night as it paid tribute to the 217th birthday of composer Franz Schubert with a Schubert and Champagne concert dedicated to his life, artistry, and amazing body of work. Hosted by internationally acclaimed author and award-winning […]

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Act Two@Levine’s Pre-Professional Program and ‘Parade’ at The Kogod Cradle at Arena Stage by Jane Coyne

It is always a privilege to support aspiring young artists and the wonderful organizations and professionals who provide them with training and opportunities to explore and experience the performing arts. As such, I was pleased to be invited to attend Act Two @ Levine’s opening night of Parade, presented in the Kogod Cradle at Arena […]

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Inside the Music: An Interview with David Dubal, Guest Host of National Chamber Ensemble’s Feb 8th “Schubert and Champagne” Concert by Jane Coyne

Internationally celebrated pianist, author, teacher, writer, and broadcaster David Dubal is set to host National Chamber Ensemble’s “Schubert and Champagne” concert on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Dubal’s acclaimed books include The Art of the Piano, Evenings with Horowitz, Reflections from the Keyboard, The Essential Canon of Classical Music, and Conversations with Yehudi Menuhin.  Dubal […]

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National Chamber Ensemble Presents: ‘David Dubal, Schubert, and Champagne!’ on Saturday, February 8th at 7:30 PM by Jane Coyne

National Chamber Ensemble, David Dubal, Schubert, and Champagne! Program Sonata in A minor “Arpeggione” for Cello and Piano, D. 821 Six Dances (David Dubal, piano) Piano Trio in E flat No. 2 Op.100 Artists David Dubal (guest host/piano), Leo Sushansky (Artistic Director/violin), Kathryn Brake (piano), and Lukasz Szyrner (cello) Internationally celebrated pianist, author, teacher, writer, […]

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The Embassy of Italy presents National Chamber Ensemble The Italian Violin, from Baroque to the Nineteenth Century by Jane Coyne

In a wonderful evening of music hosted by the Embassy of Italy, National Chamber Ensemble performed a spectacular concert of Italian music featuring the artistry of NCE Artistic Director and violinist Leonid Sushansky and pianist Carlos Rodriguez. The program included works by Tartini, Porpora, Scarlatti, Nardini, Vitali, Paganini, Liszt, Bellini, and Verdi. Sushansky, in addition […]

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Russian Chamber Art Society Ensemble: Russian Bel Canto at the Embassy of Austria by Jane Coyne

On Friday evening, the Russian Chamber Art Society, led by Artistic Director Vera Danchenko-Stern, presented Russian Bel Canto, a lovely concert of Russian vocal masterpieces composed by Glinka, Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninov. The concert, which featured the artistry of Nils Neubert (tenor), Timothy Mix (baritone), Julian Milkis (clarinet), Donald Shore (bassoon), and Vera Danchenko-Stern […]

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Washington Performing Arts Society Presents: ‘The Sphinx Virtuosi’ at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by Jane Coyne

Washington Performing Arts Society kicked off their Virtuoso Series on Thursday evening with a delightful performance by the Sphinx Virtuosi, whose eighteen highly polished string musicians simply sparkled with talent and energy that lit up the concert hall and filled it with sounds that left their audience smiling from ear to ear. The Sphinx Organization […]

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The National Chamber Ensemble’s Concert “Jewish Musical Treasures” This Saturday, November 9th at 7:30 pm at The Rosslyn Spectrum

I highly recommend ….      The National Chamber Ensemble  2013-14 Season opening night concert: Jewish Musical Treasures Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere I am looking forward to attending the opening night of the National Chamber Ensemble’s 2013-2014 Season this Saturday, November 9th, at 7:30 pm at the Rosslyn […]

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‘Washington Performing Arts Society: The Mariinsky Orchestra’ by Jane Coyne

Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS), honored this summer by President Obama with the National Medal of Arts for “bringing world-class performances to our nation’s capital,” did just that on Monday as they presented the Mariinsky Orchestra in the launch of their 2013-14 season Orchestra Series. Under the baton of Music Director Valery Gergiev, the orchestra […]

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The National Chamber Ensemble at The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage by Jane Coyne

The National Chamber Ensemble made its debut at the Kennedy Center on Thursday, September 26, 2013 with a wonderful and well-performed concert that delighted a clearly appreciative audience. Members of the National Chamber Ensemble performing in this concert included NCE Artistic Director and violinist Leo Sushansky, pianist Carlos Rodriguez, and guitarist Andrew Pal. The Kennedy Center’s […]

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