SPARK! Lounge

Photo by Geoff Sheil

No lectures here!  Join us before and after select concerts to meet, mix, and mingle with the performers, conductors, composers, and guest artists of NOI.  Hosts will guide conversations, but there will always be a chance to ask questions.  Our Encore Bar will be open for snacks and beverages, so pull up a chair and join us in lively conversation. 

June 3, 2017

@ 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
 

 

June 10, 2017

@ 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

 

June 17, 2017

@ 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: TBA
 
 
Post-concert 
Live music by the Superior Cling Jazz Trio to accompany casual conversation with our performers
 

 

 

 

June 24, 2017

@ 6:30PM
Come early for this special performance by students from the region’s top youth orchestras as they perform side-by-side with NOI musicians.
 
 
@ 7PM
Join Robert Sherman, host of WQXR's long-running "Young Artists Showcase" for a discussion with this evening's performers.
 
 
Post-concert
Live music by the Superior Cling Jazz Trio to accompany casual conversation with our performers

 

 

 

July 1, 2017

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