Concerts and Events

Photo by Geoff Sheil

POPS EXTRAVAGANZA: A Night at the Theater

in partnership with Wolf Trap Opera
John Morris Russell, conductor
June 3, 2017 . 8PM
Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall
 
A rollicking tour of music from the world of theater featuring your favorites from the world of opera all the way to Broadway. Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Gershwin, and Bernstein meet on stage for the opening concert of our 2017 festival!
 
 

SPARK! Lounge

@ 7PM
Tales from the land of opera! Before our opening concert, you’ll hear from some of our guest stars from Wolf Trap Opera. Host: Robert Lintott
 
 

ORCHESTRA UNBOUND

June 9, 2017 . 8PM
James Stern & Chris Gekker, conductors
Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall
 
Strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion - all the sections of the orchestra unbound and heard in vibrant works that showcase their color and virtuosity.
 
 

TAKE THE REINS

June 10, 2017 . 8PM
Elsie Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall
 
Combining the demands of chamber music with orchestral performance, the musicians of NOI lead each other, performing chamber orchestra repertoire without a conductor, featuring works by Beethoven, Bizet, and Stravinsky.

 

SPARK! Lounge

@ 7PM
Hear from the NOI performers about their work on leading each other in a conductor-less ensemble. Host: Richard Scerbo with guest Frank Morelli from the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
 
 

 

OPEN MASTERCLASS WITH GAIL WILLIAMS

June 12, 2017. 7PM
Joseph & Alma Gildenhorn Recital Hall
 
Gail Williams is an internationally recognized hornist and brass pedagogue. She was associate principal with the Chicago Symphony from 1984 until her retirement in 1998. For this evening event, she leads a masterclass with musicians from the National Orchestral Institute. Get an insider's view on the training each NOI musician receives during their time at the festival.
 

GUEST ARTIST CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL

June 14, 2017 . 7:30 PM
Joseph & Alma Gildenhorn Recital Hall
 
For one night only, we turn the spotlight on our guest faculty as they perform an eclectic program of chamber works featuring Jeff Thayer and Jennifer Ross, violins; Stephen Wyrczynski, viola; and Jeffrey Turner, double bass.
 
 
 

AMERICAN MASTERWORKS

in partnership with Naxos
June 17, 2017 . 8PM
David Alan Miller, conductor
Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall
 
David Alan Miller, known for his compelling interpretations of American music, returns to NOI to lead this concert and our third recording project for Naxos. Ablaze with brass and percussion, the concert opens with Carl Ruggles' assertively colorful work for orchestra, Sun-Treader. Steven Stucky's Pulitzer Prize-winning Second Concerto for Orchestra and John Harbison's Fourth Symphony complete the program.

SPARK! Lounge

@ 7PM
John Harbison is among America's most distinguished artistic figures. The recipient of numerous awards and honors, among them a MacArthur and a Pulitzer, he joins us in the SPARK! Lounge to speak about his Fourth Symphony and the future of orchestras. Host: Robert Lintott
 
 
 
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Live music by the Superior Cling Jazz Trio to accompany casual conversation with our performers
 
 
 

 

 

OPEN MASTERCLASS WITH JENNIFER ROSS, VIOLIN

June 19, 2017. 7PM
Joseph & Alma Gildenhorn Recital Hall
 
Jennifer Ross, Principal Second Violin of the Pittsburgh Symphony leads a masterclass with musicians from the National Orchestral Institute. Get an insider's view on the training each NOI musician receives during their time at the festival.
 
 
 

OPEN REHEARSAL WITH ASHER FISCH

June 23, 2017 . 9:30AM
Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall
 
Ever wondered what happens in the rehearsals before the concert? Here's a unique opportunity to hear the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic in rehearsal with conductor Asher Fisch. We have opened our choir loft seating and stage boxes so you can hear every note!
 
 
 

MAHLER’S FOURTH

in partnership with Wolf Trap Opera
Asher Fisch, conductor
Madison Leonard, soprano
June 24, 2017 . 8PM
Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall
 
A frequent guest of the National Orchestral Institute + Festival, Asher Fisch returns to lead Bartók's tempestuous ballet score to The Miraculous Mandarin and Mahler's Fourth Symphony. Joining us from Wolf Trap Opera is soprano Madison Leonard in the heavenly finale to the Mahler symphony.

SPARK! Lounge

@after
Live music by the Superior Cling Jazz Trio to accompany casual conversation with our performers
 
 
 
 
 

FAMILY CONCERT with PETER AND THE WOLF

Richard Scerbo, conductor
June 25, 2017 . 3PM
Grand Pavilion 
 
In this family-friendly performance, members of the National Orchestral Institute perform Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and give their own imaginative musical interpretations of beloved children’s books.
 
 

Simone Dinnerstein and the Havana Lyceum Orchestra

June 28, 2017 . 8 PM
Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall
 
Ever wondered what happens in the rehearsals before the concert? Here's a unique opportunity to hear the National Orchestral Institute in rehearsal with conductor Manuel Lopez-Gomez. We have opened our choir loft seating and stage boxes so you can hear every note!
 
 

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June 30, 2017 . 9:30AM
Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall
 
Ever wondered what happens in the rehearsals before the concert? Here's a unique opportunity to hear the National Orchestral Institute in rehearsal with conductor Manuel Lopez-Gomez. We have opened our choir loft seating and stage boxes so you can hear every note!
 
 

FESTIVAL FINALE

Manuel Lopez-Gomez, conductor
with Robert deMaine, cello
July 1, 2017 . 8PM
Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall
 
Manuel Lopez-Gomez is one of the most exciting talents to emerge from Venezuela’s internationally renowned music program, “El Sistema.” He leads the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic in the festival's finale concert featuring longtime NOI faculty artist and internationally renowned cellist, Robert deMaine, in Elgar's Cello Concerto.

SPARK! Lounge

@ 7PM
That’s a wrap! Before the final concert, hear from the performers what a month of learning and music-making has been like as they reflect and share their stories of life at NOI. Host: Richard Scerbo
 
 
 
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Live music by the Superior Cling Jazz Trio to accompany casual conversation with our performers