The Arts

National Chamber Players

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.

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

Directions to EHS Ainslie Arts Center

Please enter campus by the gate at 3900 W. Braddock Road (link to Google Maps), opposite Minnie Howard High School. The main gate on Quaker Lane is often closed in the evenings.

2019-20 Events


Music for Horn and Piano with guest artist Abel Pereira, horn
Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major by Johannes Brahms


Cellists of the National Symphony Orchestra
Works for eight cellos, including Villa-Lobos Bachianas No. 5
With guest artist Larisa Martinez, soprano


An evening with the Kennedy Center Chamber Players
Dance Sacree and Dance Profane for Harp and Strings by Claude Debussy
Fantaisie for Violin and Harp by Camile Saint Saens
Kreutzer Sonata (arranged for string quartet) by Ludwig van Beethoven


Flute Quartet in D Major by Wolfgang Mozart with guest artist Aaron Goldman, flute
Piano Trio No. 2 with Franz Schubert