The recent October concert by the National Chamber Ensemble started and ended with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In between were pieces by his “Friends”, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Anton Hoffmeister. What a lovely evening of chamber music featuring Leonid Sushansky, violinist and artistic director of NCE, pianist Kathryn Brake, Vasily Popov, cellist and playing the viola, Uri Wassertzug. Among the concert pieces were Mozart’s Piano Trio in E Major K-542, Beethoven’s Piano Quartet in C Major, Op. 3, Hoffmeister’s Duo for Violin and Viola, Op. 19 no. 2 and Mozart’s most famous chamber music masterpiece, the Piano Quartet in G Minor. This is NCE’s ninth season and the next concert will be their annual Holiday Concert set for Saturday, December 12 at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre. Tickets are very reasonable and can be purchased through their website at www.NationalChamberEnsemble.org.
Rich Massabny is a theatre, arts, & food critic in the nation's capital. He has been quoted in the Washington Post and Washington Times. One of the most visible cable television personalities in the Washington, D.C. area, his celebrity chefs on cooking shows, his weekly reviews and his hour long talk show, reach over 1,000,000 homes.