Chamber orchestra of National Symphony players brings music to community

Posted on: December 18, 2012

Monday (12/17) on the Old Town Alexandria Patch site (Virginia), Sharon McLoone writes, “Eclipse Chamber Orchestra seeks to bring world-class performances of great music to people of all ages—and it brings its rich tapestry of notes right to Alexandria. ‘You have here in Alexandria one of the cultural gems of Washington, DC with top quality musicians,’ Eclipse President Seth Arenstein told Patch before a concert last week at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. … The group, made up of 23 members mostly from the National Symphony Orchestra, presents three concerts a season at the Masonic Memorial and at the Lyceum in Old Town. It also created an ‘Adopt a School’ program, allowing students to interact with the musicians, learn and attend a working rehearsal of the orchestra in their auditorium. George Washington Middle School in Del Ray was the program’s most recent participant. ‘The musicians want to inspire students to play a musical instrument and expose them to different kinds of music,’ Arenstein said.”

Posted December 18, 2012