National Orchestral Institute + Festival at Home: Mahler + Clyne: with SPARK! Pre-Broadcast Conversation
National Orchestral Institute + Festival at Home: Mahler + Clyne
Michael Stern, conductor
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic
Recorded at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on June 29, 2019.
This year, The Clarice will deliver the National Orchestral Institute + Festival at Home! Throughout June 2020, NOI+F students will continue their orchestral training virtually and audiences will experience in-depth conversations through NOI+F at Noon streams, the virtual SPARK! Lounge and Saturday evening Philharmonic broadcasts.
Michael Stern led a triumphant conclusion to the 2019 NOI+F with music by Anna Clyne and Gustav Mahler. Clyne’s turbulent This Midnight Hour is based on poetry of Juan Ramón Jiménez and Charles Baudelaire and evokes a surreal nocturnal scene. Mahler’s towering fifth symphony is an emotional journey from its exposed beginning to its triumphant finale. Departing from his earlier symphonies, which are strongly intertwined with Mahler’s vocal art song, Symphony No. 5’s style is gripping and passionate while expressing the vulnerability and intimacy of mankind’s struggle to rise in the face of adversity. Connect and create community at NOI+F’s virtual SPARK! Lounge 30 minutes before the broadcast!
7:30PM • SPARK! Virtual Lounge
8PM • Anna Clyne: This Midnight Hour + Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5
Program notes: go.umd.edu/june20notes
This concert is EnCue enabled. Learn more about EnCue and accessing the live program notes here: theclarice.umd.edu/noi/encue
The University of Maryland’s National Orchestral Institute + Festival trains aspiring orchestral musicians from across the country in a month of dynamic music-making and professional exploration. Chosen through a rigorous, cross-country audition process, these young artists present passionate and awe-inspiring performances of adventuresome repertoire at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and in the College Park, MD community. In 2019, conductor David Alan Miller and the NOI+F Philharmonic received a Grammy nomination in the “Best Orchestral Performance” category for their Naxos recording “Ruggles, Stucky, Harbison.” Support NOI+F's virtual training programs and broadcasts at go.umd.edu/supportnoif.