Arlington Event Details
National Chamber Ensemble – Holiday Concert 2013
The National Chamber Ensemble (NCE) celebrates the spirit of the holiday season on Sunday, December 8 at 4:30 PM with a show for the whole family. Arlington County Board Vice-Chair, Jay Fisette Joins NCE as guest host for a performance that will feature great seasonal music, classical masterpieces and an outstanding young musician. Every holiday season NCE invites several outstanding young musicians to join the ensemble for a special performance. This time we present a young musician who is outstanding on several instruments. Twelve year old Avery Gagliano will amaze and delight with performances on both the violin and piano with music by another child genius, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
An annual tradition, the concert will include seasonal favorites like Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride”, a Hanukkah Medley, selections by Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Dvorak, and more. As always the concert will conclude with a Carols Sing-Along to get everyone in the holiday spirit. The National Chamber Ensemble offers the connoisseur, as well as the first-time concertgoer, an exciting, musical experience.
Avery Gagliano, age 12, began piano lessons at the age of five and has been studying violin from the age of 8. Avery is a Jack Kent Cook Honors Scholarship recipient at the Levine School of Music and an active performer. At the age of 9, she performed at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and had her orchestral debut at the Strathmore Concert Hall with the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra (MCYO). Avery was featured in the prestigious NPR broadcast program “From The Top,” as well as the two-hour PBS documentary titled “Arts and the Mind” that was broadcast nationwide. Avery has won first prize in numerous competitions including all three divisions of the Marlin-Engle Piano Solo Competition, the Cogen Piano Concerto Competition Junior and Intermediate Divisions, and other events in the DC Metro area. She has performed in master classes led by the Emerson Quartet, Benedetto Lupo, Dmitri Shteinberg, Mikhail Volchok and Larissa Dedova. In summer 2013, Avery had the privilege to study with at the Aspen Music Festival. In November 2013, she was selected as one of the twelve young pianists from around the world to participate in the Inaugural Lang Lang Junior Music Camp in Munich, Germany, where she performed and worked with Lang Lang in concert and masterclass. Outside of music, Avery studies at the Washington School of Ballet, enjoys reading, math, swimming, and watching movies.
NATIONAL CHAMBER ENSEMBLE (NCE)
Annual Holiday concert
Works by Leroy Anderson, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Dvorak, Carols Sing-Along and more.
Avery Gagliano violin/piano
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 4:30 PM
Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere,
1611 N. Kent Street (off Wilson Blvd.), Arlington, VA
(2 blocks from the Rosslyn Metro, free garage parking in the Spectrum Garage, entrance in back from Arlington Ridge Road)
$30 Adult and $15 Student. Tickets by phone: 888.841.2787 or
The National Chamber Ensemble is redefining the meaning of “chamber music.” With its creative six seasons of programming, incorporating tango, ballet, jazz, guitar, opera, children’s choruses, stage sets and multimedia with traditional classical fare, the ensemble attracts a whole new audience while keeping traditionalists happy! The concerts are fun, inspiring, educational, listener-friendly and offer the areas most enjoyable musical evening.
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.