The National String Symphonia

David A. Fanning, Music Director


What's New


Howard County, here we come!

The NSS is excited to announce that the Symphonia is going to be playing two informances in Columbia this season. Both events will take place at Christ Episcopal Church on Oakland Mills Road. Tickets for the November informance are on sale now and we hope to see you there!


Barbara Fitzgerald

Barbara Fitzgerald is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where she received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees. As winner of the school's concerto competition, she performed the Pichl Concerto for Double Bass with the Juilliard Philharmonia. She has lived in New York; Montreal, Canada; Perth, West Australia; and Virginia, where she has been in orchestras, given solo recitals, and been soloist with orchestra in concerto performances, most recently playing the Koussevitzky Concerto with the Reston Community Orchestra in November 2018, and again with the Summer Strings Orchestra in Glen Burnie, Maryland in August 2019. Barbara toured Eastern Europe with the McGill Chamber Orchestra from Montreal, Canada; was principal bass of the West Australia Symphony Orchestra in Perth, West Australia; has played in summer festivals in Europe and Mexico; has been a free-lance bassist in New York City; and is presently a freelance bassist in the Washington, D.C area. She is a founding member of the Main Street Chamber Players, and of Main Street Music Studios in Fairfax, VA, where she maintains a double bass studio. Barbara is the director of Basstravaganza, a summer camp for bassists in Northern Virginia, and serves on the faculty of Bass Works, a summer camp in Baltimore, Maryland.


New Spire Arts

The NSS is delighted to again partner with New Spire Arts to present our informances in Frederick, MD.

New Spire Stages


Primary Sponsors

The National String Symphonia is grateful for support from:

Maryland State Arts Council Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County Frederick Arts Council