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.

2020-21 Events

December 2020 Virtual Concert

Watch the concert here on YouTube


Aaron Goldman, flute
Benny Kim, violin
Teri Lee, violin
Allyson Goodman, viola
James Lee, cello

Libertango by Astor Piazzolla ( arr. Helene Cailliez )

Flute Quartet in D major, K.285          Wolfgang Mozart

Quartet in D major, Op.44, No.1         Felix Mendelssohn
Molto allegro vivace
Andante espressivo ma non moto
Presto con brio