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Washington, DC: Mozart and Friends - National Chamber Ensemble (recommended by ACFDC)

  • Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere 1611 North Kent Street Arlington, VA, 22209 United States (map)

The National Chamber Ensemble opens its 2015-2016 Season on Saturday, October 17, with Mozart and Friends. The concert is a fascinating tribute to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his musical admirers. On stage, violinist Leonid Sushansky, NCE's founder and Artistic Director, joins forces with Kathryn Brake (piano), Uri Wassertzug (viola) and Vasily Popov (cello) in a program that includes two Mozart's compositions: Piano Trio in E Major K.542 and his most famous chamber music masterpiece, the Piano Quartet in G minor.

Mozart and Friends also features Piano Quartet in C Major No.3, composed by the 14-year-old Ludwig Van Beethoven, already a big fan of Mozart with hopes of taking lessons from the Maestro, and Duo for Violin and Viola Op. 19 No.2 by Hoffmeister, Mozart's friend and publisher.

"We are proud to open our 9th Season celebrating the genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his composer friends who were big fans of his music.", celebrates Leonid Sushansky. "I have been playing the music of Mozart since childhood. The incredible beauty of his music never get's old. One's spirit is awakened playing and listening to the music of this incredible composer. It is such a pleasure to perform the music of Mozart music again as well as the music of those he inspired."

In its 9th season, NCE will also perform fundamental pieces from countries Armenia ("Armenian Musical Treasures!") and the Czech Republic ("All about Dvorak"). To complete its international season, NCE will present a musical tribute to America ("American Landscape") and will celebrate the Holiday Season with a fun family concert fulfilled with classical masterpieces and Holiday favorites.

"We want to take the audience on an exciting musical adventure around the globe this coming season," announces NCE Artistic Director, Leo Sushansky. "The National Chamber Ensemble brings together composers, musicians, performers and audiences to create an environment that is fun, welcoming and engaging and a deeper meaningful experience."

Kathryn Brake (piano),  Leo Sushansky (violin), Uri Wassertzug (viola)
and Vasily Popov (cello).  

Admission: $33 Adult and $17 Student.
Season Subscription: $135 for all five concerts.
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