National Festival Orchestra: Milanov Conducts Strauss

National festival Orchestra

Milanov Conducts Strauss
Saturday, June 15, 2013 . 8PM
Rossen Milanov
Rossen Milanov photo by Amanda Stevenson
Principal People: 

Artistic Director James Undercofler

Conductor Rossen Milanov

Violin Nick Montopoli

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Estimated Length: 
2 hours including intermission
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This program features Nick Montopoli, the winner of the National Orchestral Institute’s first-ever concerto competition, who'll perform the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.

The National Orchestral Institute and Festival (NOI) brings together talented young musicians at the beginning of their careers for a month of professional development and music-making.

Chosen by a rigorous, cross-country audition process, NOI participants quickly coalesce into dynamic ensembles that perform adventuresome programming.


  • Richard Strauss: Don Juan, op. 20
  • P. I. Tchaikovsky: Allegro moderato from Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35*
  • Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, op. 40 ("A Hero's Life")

* The soloist for the Tchaikovsky concerto will be selected from among the NOI participants.