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National Chamber Ensemble details 2023-24 season

Variety of performances, venues slated for upcoming year.

The Arlington-based National Chamber Ensemble has announced plans for its 2023-24 season, the troupe’s 17th.

“Audiences can look forward to experiencing their favorite masterworks paired with the brilliance of composers who may have been overlooked in the past but whose music speaks volumes about their unique cultural heritage and creative genius,” said Leo Sushansky, the organization’s artistic director.

The season will open Saturday, Nov. 4 at Marymount University’s Ballston Center with “Diva’s Night Out with Schubert,” featuring soprano Sharon Christman.

Additional concerts will include:

• “Holiday Cheer,” Saturday, Dec. 16 at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, featuring Dylana Jenson.

• A Valentine’s-inspired concert featuring passionate Argentinean music and a dance performance choreographed by Lucy Bowen on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Gunston Arts Center.

• “Diverse Romantic Visions: Florence Price and Brahms” featuring clarinetist Julian Milkis on Saturday, March 23 at Gunston.

• “Concerto Celebration: Bologne, Mendelssohn and Beethoven” featuring piano virtuoso Carlos Cesar Rodriguez on Saturday, May 18 at Marymount’s Ballston campus.

“It is exciting to bring this program to our audiences,” Sushansky said. “Each concert will feature a work by a woman composer, a composer of color, or both. The season will feature some of the favorite chamber works of all time – plus a few surprises.”

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