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‘Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms’ at The National Chamber Ensemble

The National Chamber Ensemble continued its eight season on Saturday, March 14, 2015 with a concert titled The Three B’s for Three: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms. The event took place at the Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere. This performance included the talents of pianist Kathryn Brake, cellist Sean Neidlinger and artistic director and violinist Leo Sushansky. The concert […]

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Visual Arts Viewpoint: An Interview with Artist Elsabé Dixon

Artisphere Artist in Residence Elsabé Dixon sits at a table before an array of black on white biomorphic forms lining the gallery walls like magnified micro-organisms. Upon closer inspection, webs of silk weave through some of the forms, and tiny cocoons are nestled in honeycomb compartments. Dixon’s artwork revolves around sericulture, the practice of raising […]

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National Chamber Ensemble’s ‘Annual Holiday Concert’

It’s my favorite holiday concert and again this year I attended National Chamber Ensemble’s Annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 14, 2014. It was one heck of a fun sleigh ride filled with works by Bach, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, and Leroy Anderson, and others, performed with much love by fabulously talented and joy-filled musicians from age 10 and […]

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‘5 Minutes with Leo Sushansky’ and National Chamber Ensemble’s Holiday Concert is This Sunday, December 14th at 4:30 PM at Artisphere Spectrum Theatre

Leonid (“Leo”) Sushansky is a critically acclaimed violinist and the Artistic Director of the National Chamber Ensemble, Artisphere’s ensemble-in-residence, was interviewed by The Rosslyn Bulletin. This interview originally appeared in the Winter 2014 issue of Rosslyn, a publication of the Rosslyn Business Improvement District. Five Minutes with Leo Sushansky Leo sat down with the Rosslyn BID’s […]

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National Chamber Ensemble Presents ‘Night of Italian Opera’ This Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7:30 PM

FULL OF ROMANCE AND PASSION The National Chamber Ensemble (NCE), Artisphere’s Resident Ensemble, opens its eight exciting season on October 25, 2014. Praised by the Washington Post for being “Delightful…abundant in jovial wit,” National Chamber Ensemble’s society of internationally acclaimed musicians are is redefining the meaning of “chamber music.” “National Chamber Ensemble is one of the […]

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‘Three Decembers’ at UrbanArias

A relatively new opera company UrbanArias stages the touching, beautiful opera Three Decembers by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer based on a play by Terrence McNally. Robert Wood founded UrbanArias in 2010 to produce modern, short operas – all written in the last 40 years and all under 90 minutes. Heggie was in the audience […]

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5 Top Scene Stealers of the Week-Week Ending 6/13/14

Here are our 6  (We have a tie) Top Scene Stealers for the week ending June 13, 2014. Congrats to all our honorees!  A Special Scene Stealer of The Week: Frank Britton Returns as Pontius Pilate in The Last Days of Judas Iscariut.  The joy that filled Forum Theatre’s production of The Last Days of Judas Iscarot when […]

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‘Bastianello & Lucrezia’ at Urban Arias

Beautifully sung, hilariously acted, perfectly directed, brilliantly composed (John Musto for Bastianello and William Bolcom for Lucrezio), cleverly written (both by Mark Campbell)- these are just some of the ways to describe Urban Arias’ production of Bastianello & Lucrezia. Stage Directed by Alan Paul (This year’s Helen Hayes Award winner for directing Shakespeare Theatre Company’s A Funny Thing Happened […]

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‘An Evening With Danny Kaye’ With Brian Childers Returns to The American Century Theater July 16-August 18th

The American Century Theater (TACT) wishes to announce a change in its scheduled production lineup for July/August 2014. In place of The American Century Songbook, TACT is thrilled to welcome Helen Hayes Award-winner Brian Childers back to its stages for An Evening with Danny Kaye. This production, to be performed as part of the Robert […]

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Alliance for New Music-Theatre Presents ‘The Václav Havel Project’ May 7-8,11,14-15 &18th

Alliance for New Music-Theatre Presents: The Václav Havel Project “Artful. Brilliant. Irreverent. Simple, yet genius. Everything – from the writing to the stage direction and the acting itself – is a marvel to watch in the Alliance for New Music-Theatre’s salute to Vaclav Havel.”  DC Theatre Scene “The cast is pitch-perfect… Michael and Vera’s furious […]

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An Interview With Luísa Maita on Her Performance at Artisphere Tomorrow 3/28 at 8 PM

The humble and talented musician/singer Luísa Maita has been dubbed the “New Voice of Brazil” by NPR. Her music pulls from the country’s rich heritage of jazz and rhythms. Luisa blends modern electronic influences and pop music into her fusion of traditional Brazilian music. Luísa Maita performs tomorrow at Artisphere in Arlington, VA. I caught up with […]

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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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‘The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer’ Plays Tonight Through Sunday at Artisphere by Barry Halvorson

THE ADVENTURES OF ALVIN SPUTNIK: DEEP SEA EXPLORER“Winner **Outstanding Solo Show** New York Fringe Festival TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY- FEB 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 at ARTISPHERE   1101 Wilson Blvd, in Arlington, VA 22209 In a visually inspired, one-man micro-epic performance piece, The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer, Artisphere brings Australian writer […]

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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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Composer Daniel Felsenfeld, Director Beth Greenberg, and Principle Artist Emily Pulley on UrbanArias’ ‘She, After’

UrbanArias’ She/After opens this Saturday, November 9th at Artisphere. It consists of two short operas: Nora, in the Great Outdoors (Music by Daniel Felsenfeld and Libretto by Will Eno)  [This moving and dramatic opera deals with the repercussions of Nora’s final door slam in Ibsen’s 1879 play A Doll’s House], and Alice in the Time of the Jabberwock (Music by Daniel Felsenfeld and Libretto by […]

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