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Review: ‘Vive la France: The Magic of Saint-Saens’ at The National Chamber Ensemble

Love was in the air as The National Chamber Ensemble presented their Valentine’s Day performance called Vive la France: The Magic of Saint-Saens.  The concert was described as: Celebrate Valentine’s Weekend with music and passion of the great French romantic virtuoso composer Camille Saint-Saens. Listeners will be swept away on a magical journey. Featuring the Sonata […]

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Review: ‘Happy Holidays’ With the National Chamber Ensemble

The National Chamber Ensemble’s joyful annual Happy Holidays concert was the perfect way to spread the wonderful sounds of Christmas and Chanukah. There were performances from talented musicians of all ages, who showed their love for the music they played and for the instruments that bring them such pride and accomplishment. Soprano Rebecca Littig was the special guest singer […]

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Review: The National Chamber Ensemble’s ‘A Night In Vienna’

The National Chamber Ensemble opened it’s 10th season last Saturday at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre. The concert called, A Night In Vienna was a collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Forum. The Director of the ACF, Andreas Pawlitschek was present to give introductory remarks. The National Chamber Ensemble has become more polished over the last decade, offering […]

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Review: ‘All About Dvořák’ at National Chamber Ensemble by Ross Heath

Czech out the National Chamber Ensemble The wonderful National Chamber Ensemble closed its ninth season tonight with a Mother’s Day concert spotlighting the music of the renowned Czech composer, Antonin Dvořák. Under the leadership of founding Artistic Director Leonid Sushansky, the group of chamber musicians has solidly established itself as one of the top music […]

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Guitarist Orlando Roman on The National Chamber Ensemble’s ‘Musical Gems of Mexico’ on Sat May 9th at 7:30 PM

This Saturday, May 9th at 7:30 PM The National Chamber Ensemble will be hosting Guitarist Orlando Roman talks about the concert. What is your relationship with Mexican classical music? Mexican music has always been an integral part of my repertoire. Mexico has a rich tradition of guitar music which I have employed in my solo, chamber, and […]

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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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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’s ‘Night of Italian Opera’

The National Chamber Ensemble, directed by the charming violinist Leo Sushansky, opened its eight season with a Night of Italian Opera this past Saturday, October 25, 2014, in the intimate Spectrum Theatre in Rosslyn, VA. The program included favorite Italian arias performed by Baritone Anton Belov and Soprano Yana Eminova, with violin solos performed by Leonid Sushansky, […]

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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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‘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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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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National Chamber Ensemble Hosts its Holiday Concert this Sunday at 4:30 PM With Special Guest Avery Gagliano at the Rosslyn Spectrum

I had the chance to catch up with National Chamber Ensemble’s Artistic Director Leo Sushansky earlier this week, and asked him about his upcoming Holiday Concert. Joel: Word has it that National Chamber Ensemble has a fantastic Holiday Concert this Sunday at 4:30 PM at The Rosslyn Spectrum. Leo: It’s an annual tradition, and we’re really […]

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Pianist Vera Danchenko-Stern.

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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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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Violinist Leonid (Leo) Sushansky.

‘Inside the Music’: An Interview with National Chamber Ensemble Artistic Director Leo Sushansky by Jane Coyne

One of the things I love the most about living in the Washington, D.C. area is that the music never ends, nor does the opportunity to meet the wonderful musical artists who perform here. Among them is National Chamber Ensemble’s talented and innovative Artistic Director Leo Sushansky. I attended my first National Chamber Orchestra performance […]

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‘The Art of the African-American Spiritual’ at National Chamber Ensemble by Jane Coyne

The National Chamber Ensemble presented The Art of the African-American Spritual at Artisphere on Saturday evening. It was a delightful concert with talent abounding, and the setting was most enjoyable. The evening kicked off with a warm welcome from guest host Linda Jacobs Washington, who welcomed the audience and introduced the concert in a refreshingly […]

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