Front Row Washington


​Don't miss an evening of brass quintets by Morley Calvert and Victor Ewald featuring musicians from the National Symphony Orchestra, plus the piano quintet by Amy Beach!

The National Chamber Players have been the resident chamber ensemble at Episcopal High School since 2004. Made up of members of the National Symphony Orchestra and other prominent artists and under the artistic direction of N.S.O. cellist James Lee, the National Chamber Players perform four concerts per year in the Ainslie Arts Center's Pendleton Hall. The concerts, featuring ensembles ranging from solo instruments to chamber orchestra, are appreciated by the school community, critics, and a devoted following for their innovative and balanced programs and their virtuoso performances.

Classical Breakdown

Real and fictional characters come to life in Robert Schumann's Carnaval, an incredibly challenging work for piano that also includes musical puzzles. John Banther and Linda Carducci explore all the characters and how Schumann depicts them in music, the ciphers, discarded movements, and more. plus we enjoy a full performance of it by Sergei Rachmaninoff!


Opera Matinee

The Hours, Kevin Puts's heart-wrenching drama of three women from different eras whose lives are connected through Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs. Dalloway, is presented live, a repeat performance from its Metropolitan Opera premiere last season.  Starring Renée Fleming, Joyce DiDonato and Kelli O'Hara.

The Hours

Choral Showcase

Music for Trinity on Choral Showcase, beginning with John Taverner's masterwork from the 16th-century: the Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas, for the Feast of the Holy Trinity. And from Finnish composer Jaako Mantyjarvi, the Trinity Service, written in 2019 for (and performed by) The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge.

From the Top

Brothers from Chicago talk Formula 1 racing and share performances of Ysaÿe and Kovács, an award-winning chamber group from San Francisco plays a fiery Spanish trio, a flutist recalls how a past band teacher made a difference in her life, and a teen violinist talks about his interest in neuroscience and performs Mozart.

From the Top

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