Press Release

2019/2020 Season Program “The Classics Re-Imagined”

Arlington, VA (July 25, 2019) — The National Chamber Ensemble is thrilled to announce their 2019-2020 Season entitled “The Classics Re-imagined.” The 13th NCE season, revisits the masterworks that have rightfully earned their status as highlights of the classical repertoire and will inject a fresh perspective, breathing new life into long-loved pieces. NCE continues to distinguish itself by inviting acclaimed international figures to perform and host alongside us as they share in our humor, anecdotes, and experiences to enrich the intimate atmosphere of our performances. “The Classics Re-imagined” promises to delight newcomers and connoisseurs alike.

The Annual Outstanding Young Artist Competition will take place in November and is open to pianists ages 12-18. To take advantage of this opportunity, first-round auditions consist of a video recording format. The competition finals will take place live on November 16th before a distinguished panel of judges in Arlington, VA. Winner(s) will earn the opportunity to perform with NCE on December 14, 2019. For further details, please visit our website.

All concerts will take place at the Gunston Arts Center’s Theater 1 at 2700 South Lang Street, Arlington,VA with the exception of the Holiday Concert (December 14th) which will take place at the Unitarian Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. Parking at each venue is convenient and free of charge.

For the greatest value, season subscriptions can be purchased priced at $135 through September 14, and $145 thereafter for all 5 NCE performances. Individual general admission tickets are $36 for adults and $18 for students. Tickets are available online at www. Groups of 10 or more can procure discounted tickets by calling (703) 685-7590. For more information, please visitwww.nationalchamberensemble. org.

All concerts are followed by a reception including food, beverages and an opportunity to socialize with the artists.

“Delightful” – The Washington Post

“One of the gems of the entire Metro area” – DC Metro Theater Arts

“Enriched the musical skyline.” – Nina Totenberg (NPR)