December 17 4:00 pm

The Washington Arts Ensemble is thrilled to announce its debut performance at the historic Atlas Performing Arts Center. This highly anticipated event will showcase a dynamic collaboration between two exceptional international soloists: cellist Gabriel Cabezas and classical guitarist Jordan Dodson. The duo will perform the D.C. premiere of a stunningly beautiful new collection of works written for them by NYC-based contemporary classical composer Elliot Cole, alongside Spanish and Brazilian classics arranged for this unique ensemble.
Manuel de Falla – Suite Populaire Espagnol          Radamés Gnattali – Sonata for Cello and Guitar          Elliot Cole – JournalsRaffaele Bellafronte – Suite No. 1 per Violoncello e Chitarra
Sonata for Cello and Guitar Radamés Gnattali
I. Allegretto comodo (1906-1988)
II. Adagio
III. Con spirito
Journals Elliot Cole
Homesick (b. 1984)
April 18
April 21
from Suite No. 1 per Violoncello e Chitarra Raffaele Bellafronte
III. Romantico (b. 1961)
IV. Tango


We exist to connect DC residents to classical music and to each other through meaningful concert experiences.
We live in a time where finding a genuine human connection is more important than ever, and we believe there’s no better way to connect than alongside beautiful music, a glass of wine, and friends, old and new. That’s why we formed the Washington Arts Ensemble.
Formed in 2021 by former Juillard classmates Natalia Kazaryan and Christopher Schmitt, we strive to form a musical and social connection not only between musicians and the audience, but between each and every person attending our concerts – both during the performances themselves and in the receptions surrounding those performances.
Whether you’re a newcomer to classical music or a seasoned fan, all are welcome at our concerts. Our goal is to introduce classical music to those who don’t know it yet, while bringing our classical enthusiasts great works they’ve never heard before.
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