Arlington, VA

National Chamber Ensemble — A Russian Valentine

(Recorded Feb. 13, the concert links will go out on Feb. 20 and will allow our audience 12 days to enjoy the concert at their convenience.)

National Chamber Ensemble presents a very special virtual Valentine’s Concert featuring the best of the Russian Romantic composers, Peter Tchaikovsky and Alexander Borodin. We are proud to keep the music going during a challenging time with our virtual season. As a bonus, each concert is paired with a Zoom Virtual Wine and Cheese reception and live conversation with the artists one week after the performance.

NCE artists featured: Leo Sushansky (violin/artistic director), Najin Kim (violin), Uri Wassertzug (viola), Vasily Popov (cello). For bio please click on each name.

February’s Russian Valentine concert highlights the great romantic music of Russia, including Borodin’s String Quartet No.2, featuring some of the most lush and famous melodies of all Russian music, Tchaikovsky’s Overture Fantasy “Romeo and Juliet”(In a new string quartet arrangement), as well as his popular Serenade For Strings. A perfect way to spend time with your loved ones. For anyone seeking the perfect romantic string music, this is an irresistibly sweet and lyrical program.

Alexander Borodin’s Quartet No. 2 was dedicated to his wife in honor of their 20th anniversary and the music is hauntingly romantic.The Quartet is a fluffy musical soufflé, rich and sumptuous. You may know the Nocturne as “And This is My Beloved” from Kismet. It may be over-the-top romanticism but you might find yourself indulging in it again and again.

For information only 703-685-7590

The National Chamber Ensemble is supported in part by the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington Economic Development and the Arlington Commission for the Arts. The National Chamber Ensemble is partially supported by a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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