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National Philharmonic Chamber Players

Come listen to the musicians of the National Philharmonic perform chamber music under the them of “Divergent Paths: Vienna at the Turn of the Century.”  Musicians featured on this program include National Philharmonic concertmaster, Colin Sorgi and Julius Wirth and Jaclyn Dorr on viola.  Lori Barnett will be one of the cellists. If you would like a ticket for a student under the age of 18 under the “kids free, all the time” program, please use the “RSVP” ticket request below.


The Year 1923

Maurice Ravel – Sonata no. 2 for Violin and Piano (1923-1927)

Léos Janacek – String Quartet no. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” (1923)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold – Piano Quintet in E Major, Op. 15 (1921-1923)



Colin Sorgi, violin
Claudia Chudacoff, violin
Jaclyn Dorr, viola
Lori Barnet, cello
Ryo Yanagitani, piano
Dr. Jeremy Dittus

Dalcroze Workshop with Jeremy Dittus

Jeremy Dittus returns to continue working with students and teachers.  There will be teacher training from 6:00-9:00 on Friday, May 5th. Classes for children will be held from 9:00 to 4:00 on Saturday, May 6th and additional teacher training will occur on Sunday, May 7th from 9:00am to noon.

Zuill Bailey, cello

National Philharmonic Masterclass with Zuill Bailey, cello

Calling all cellists!  Come watch and learn as renowned cellist Zuill Bailey shares his wisdom with young musicians in one of the The Jim & Carol Trawick Masterclasses brought to you under the auspices of the National Philharmonic.  Admission to this special event is free, but an RSVP is requested.  Please note that students are pre-selected to perform in these classes, but everyone is welcome to observe master musicians sharing their experience and skills with the country’s future performers. Attendance is free, but an RSVP is requested.


Zuill Bailey is a distinguished soloist, recitalist, Artistic Director and teacher. His rare combination of celebrated artistry, technical wizardry and engaging personality has secured his place as one of the most sought after and active cellists today. A consummate concerto soloist, Mr. Bailey has been featured with symphony orchestras worldwide.  Mr. Bailey received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the Peabody Conservatory and the Juilliard School. His primary teachers include Loran Stephenson, Stephen Kates and Joel Krosnick. Mr. Bailey performs on the “rosette” 1693 Matteo Gofriller Cello, formerly owned by Mischa Schneider of the Budapest String Quartet. In addition to his extensive touring engagements, he is the Artistic Director of El Paso Pro-Musica(Texas), the Sitka Summer Music Festival/Series and Cello Seminar, (Alaska), the Northwest Bach Festival(Washington), guest Artistic Director of the Mesa Arts Center (Arizona) and Professor of Cello at the University of Texas at El Paso.

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National Philharmonic Chamber Players

Come join the musicians of the National Philharmonic Chamber Players for an afternoon of chamber music.   Performers for this recital include Colin Sorgi on violin, Michael Horn on French Horn and pianist Choo Choo Hu.  If you would like a free ticket for a student under the age of 18, (offered as part of National Philharmonic’s kids free, all the time program), please use the “RSVP” ticket reply below.


Beethoven: Sonata for Horn and Piano in F major, Op. 17

Szymanowski: Mythes for Violin and Piano, op. 30

Lutoslawski: Partita (1984) for Violin and Piano

Brahms: Horn Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 40

Lenelle morse

MD/DC ASTA Studio Teacher Meeting with Lenelle Morse

Join the MD/DC chapter of the American String Teacher’s Association in this event titled “Beyond scales, etudes and pieces: Keeping the whole child inspired.”


Lenelle Morse began studying the violin in her home town of Memphis, TN. She graduated with a degree in violin performance and mathematics from Indiana University, Bloomington. For 13 years she served as the Assistant Concertmaster of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic as well as a founding member of the Freimann String Quartet. She became the orchestra director at Canterbury School and grew the program from 12 students in 1997 to 147 in 2011. Additionally, she served as the chairman of the Fine Arts Department at Canterbury School.

Katie Lansdale, violin

MD/DC ASTA Workshop with Katie Lansdale

Join Professor Katie Lansdale in the workshop that will explore the solo violin works of J. S. Bach.


Violinist Katie Lansdale has performed as soloist and chamber artist in North/South America and Europe, and on numerous concert series, including the Phillips Collection, the Caramoor Series, and Lincoln Center’s Rose Room. Concerto appearances have included with the National Symphony, Austin Mozart Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Schroeder Classical Orchestra, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, NY Spectrum Orchestra, and the New York Repertory Orchestra. Particularly widely acclaimed for solo Bach, Lansdale has performed acclaimed Bach cycles a dozen times in North and South America.

Simona Colonna

Simona Colanna: Concert for Voice and Cello

Join us for this extraordinary one woman show.  Simona has performed with Cirque de Soleil in Italy.  This unique concert features everything from Italian folk music to more traditional fare.  This is her first appearance in the Washington DC area.   The video below will give you a taste of the delightful and whimsical concert.

Colin Sorgi, violin

National Philharmonic Masterclass with Colin Sorgi, violin

Come enjoy this violin masterclass featuring National Philharmonic’s concertmaster, Colin Sorgi.  

The Jim & Carol Trawick Masterclass series are brought to you under the auspices of the National Philharmonic.  Admission to this special event is free, but an RSVP is requested.  Please note that students are pre-selected to perform in these classes, but everyone is welcome to observe master musicians sharing their experience and skills with the country’s future performers.

Violinist Colin Sorgi is the Concertmaster of the National Philharmonic Orchestra and the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra (Lucerne, Switzerland). Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Colin holds degrees from both the Peabody Conservatory and Indiana University studying with renowned musicians Herbert Greenberg and Jaime Laredo.

He made his solo debut at the Aspen Music Festival in 2012 and has since been heard as soloist and in recital on the stages of Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Chicago Cultural Center, Canada’s National Arts Centre, and at the 2012 Naumburg International Violin Competition, among others.

An advocate of community engagement and arts education, Colin spends much of his time working with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids program – a music outreach program in West Baltimore and the country’s largest El Sistema-inspired program. He is also a faculty member for the National Philharmonic’s yearly Summer String Institute.

Colin is deeply devoted to the performance of contemporary music and is the Founder, Artistic Director and violinist of Baltimore’s SONAR new music ensemble ( which was formed in 2007 and has presented some of the most important music of our time as well as over 40 premieres of composers throughout the world. In 2014, SONAR was named “Baltimore’s Best Classical Group” by the Baltimore City Paper.


Ken Giles Violin Studio Recital

Young musicians will play holiday tunes, classical, and a medley of civil rights songs.  This is a group performance by students of Ken Giles.  Many of these students play with the D.C. Youth Orchestra Program.