2018 Concerts and Events

Photo by Jonathan Hsu

POPS EXTRAVAGANZA: Bernstein at 100

in partnership with Wolf Trap Opera
John Morris Russell, conductor
June 2, 2018 . 8PM
Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall
A concert celebrating the centennary of Leonard Bernstein, one of America's most original musical voices.  Repertoire highlights include his orchestral showpiece Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story" 


June 8, 2018 . 8PM
Elsie Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall
James Stern and Nicholas Platoff, conductors
Strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion - all the sections of the orchestra unbound and heard in vibrant works that showcase their color and virtuosity.
Repertoire includes:
  • Dvorak: Serenade for Strings
  • Bernard: Divertissement
  • Takacs: Five Bagatelles 
  • Tomasi: Fanfares Liturgiques 


Sara Daneshpour, piano
June 9, 2018 . 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 and Ligeti. Sara Daneshpour joins as soloist for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9.
Repertoire includes:
  • Britten: Suite on English Folk Songs 
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 2



in partnership with Naxos and Wolf Trap Opera
June 16, 2018 . 8PM
James Judd, conductor
Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall
The National Orchestral Institute + Festival continues its unique partnership with NAXOS to perform and reocord works by American composers each summer.  This year, our partnership focuses on works by Copland, Gershwin, and Bernstein.
Repertoire includes:
  • Copland: An Outdoor Overture
  • Gershwin: An American in Paris
  • Bernstein: Songfest


JoAnn Falletta, conductor
June 23, 2018 . 8PM
Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall
JoAnn Falletta conducts a program of tempestuous works highlighting the virtuosity and color of the symphony orchestra.
Repertoire includes:
  • Strauss: Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome
  • Elgar: In the South
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 1


James Ross, conductor
Doug Fitch, director
June 30, 2018 . 8PM
Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall
The National Orchestral Institute + Festival revives Doug Fitch's the groundbreaking production of Stravinsky's Petrushka first created in 2008 at the University of Maryland and later seen in performances by the New York Philharmonic.  The complete score is infused with orchestra participation, puppeteers, live video, and much more.  
Repertoire includes:
  • Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances
  • Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911)