The primary mission of Eclipse Chamber Orchestra is to bring world-class performances of great music to people of every age, ethnic background and economic means. We believe the beauty and richness of live, classical music must be made available to all people, regardless of their station in life. Our virtuoso members of the National Symphony Orchestra present orchestra concerts each season at the historic George Washington Masonic National Memorial and a series of superb chamber misic concerts in an intimate setting at The Lyceum in Alexandria, Virginia.
We accomplish our mission by:
- Making great performances accessible and affordable to people of all economic means and cultures by bringing music close to home
- Providing free parking
- Providing handicapped access
- Promoting inclusion and enjoyment through in-concert commentary by the conductor or host, which makes even the most unusual classical works understandable
- Expanding the audience's listening repetoire with our exceptional "Something old, Something new" programming, combining well-known works with lesser-known repetoire; and
- Further promoting inclusion by bringing the audience and musicians together for discussion at free post-concert receptions