National Chamber Players

T he 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.

All concerts take place in Pendleton Hall at 7:45 p.m.
Concerts are free and open to the public.
In general, concerts are not canceled because of weather.

For more information call 703-933-4170 or email maw@episcopalhighschool.org

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2016-17 Concert Series

Tuesday, OCTOBER 4, 2016

  • Edgar Mayer: Duet Appalachian for Cello and Bass
  • Claude Debussy: Dance sacred et Dance profane for Harp and Strings
  • Marce Grandjany: Rhapsodie pour la harp
  • Franz Schubert: Quintet in A major "Trout"

Tuesday, december 6, 2016

  • G.P. Telemann: Quartet in D major "Tafelmusik"
  • J.S. Bach: Sonata in C major for two violins and harpsichord
  • G.P. Telemann: Quartet no. 1 in D major "Paris"
  • J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 4 in G major

tuesday, january 10, 2017

  • Samuel Barber: Adagio for strings
  • Edvard Grieg: Holberg suite op. 40
  • Benjamin Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings

Tuesday, MAY 9, 2017

  • Claude Bolling: Suite for violin and jazz piano trio
  • Johannes Brahms: Piano quartet in F minor op. 34
James Lee, artistic director of the National Chamber Players

Please enter campus by the gate at 3900 W. Braddock Road, opposite Minnie Howard School. The main gate on Quaker Lane will be closed. For more information, please call 703-933-4135 or email arts@episcopalhighschool.org.