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Breathing New Life into The Classics at the National Chamber Ensemble

by Embracing Arlington Arts October 7, 2019 at 9:00 am 0

This Community Post was written by Serena Sela for National Chamber Ensemble and underwritten by The Fred Schnider Investment Group/Fred Schnider Gallery of Art and Embracing Arlington Arts supporter Annie Sweeney.

You already know the classics — you can hum the melodies from the Marriage of Figaro and the Four Seasons — but can you remember exploring these works for the first time?

The National Chamber Ensemble’s 2019-2020 season, The Classics Re-Imagined, will showcase the pieces you thought you knew and guide you in rediscovering their charms. NCE’s October 19 performance features acclaimed piano virtuoso Carlos Cesar Rodriguez performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.23 scored for chamber ensemble. Mr. Rodriguez made his debut with this same piece at the tender age of 10! The Overture to Mozart’s the Marriage of Figaro and his Symphony No. 40 complete the night’s program. 

By taking pieces originally scored for an orchestra, NCE tailors each work to be enjoyed in a chamber music setting. This intimate context is sure to delight not only the classical music newbie, but also concert-going buffs (who may even hear something in a way they’ve never heard before)!

NCE even incorporates audio-visual aspects to their performances that add another dimension to the classics. Experience the world of classical music with renewed curiosity!

The NCE begins breathing new life into these masterpieces on October 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gunston Arts Center. Tickets available here.

Piqued your interest? Visit National Chamber Ensemble to discover what else we have in store this season!

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