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National Chamber Ensemble – Holiday Time Warp

pin Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
4444 Arlington Blvd
Arlington, Virginia 22204


What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with the music of Strauss, Bach, Leroy Anderson and some dazzling young artists?

NCE’s holiday concert will bring classical masterpieces and holiday favorites from the Baroque to the present together on one program for all. The Outstanding Young Artist Achievement Award – string competition winners will make they debut. The Concert concludes with a Carols Sing-Along led by beloved tenor and media personality Patrick D. Mccoy to get everyone in the holiday spirit!

Joining artistic director/violinist Leo Sushansky will be Natasha Dukan (piano), Jorge Orozco (violin), Uri Wassertzug (viola) Vasily Popov (cello), Patrick D.McCoy (tenor).

At the conclusion of Saturday’s live finals in Arlington, the National Chamber Ensemble is thrilled to announce the winner of the 2018 NCE Outstanding Young Artist Achievement Award. Thirteen year old violinist Runa Matsushita impressed the judges with her style and virtuosity as well as the ability to perform with ease one of the hardest compositions written for the violin by Niccolo Paganini, the Violin Concerto in D Major. She will perform the work at the concert.

The 2018 competition also presented two more scholarship awards to talented young instrumentalists. The second prize was awarded to 12 year old violinist Ari Han. The third prize was awarded to 14 year old cellist Nicole Fang.. Congratulations to all the winners who will perform on December 15 with the ensemble.

The evening’s repertoire includes Leroy Anderson’s famous “Sleigh Ride”, a Hanukkah Medley, Bach’s masterpiece, the Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor with violinists Leo Sushansky, Jorge Orozco, and much more. The winners of the young artist competition will astound with their virtuosity. A group of students from elementary school to college age will also join the Ensemble in a selection by Antonio Vivaldi. The students come from a variety of leading local organizations, including Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras, American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras, and Levine Music.

Reception for all to follow performance. Let’s toast to a fabulous Holiday Season!

Tickets at: https://www.nationalchamberensemble.org/tickets.htm

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