National Festival Orchestra: Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony
National Festival Orchestra
Conductor Leonard Slatkin
To conclude the festival, world-renowned conductor and former Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, leads the orchestra in Shostakovich’s powerful Symphony No. 5.
Review by The Washington Post
After a month of playing together, the young musicians of this year’s National Orchestral Institute at the University of Maryland have achieved an ensemble that many professional orchestras might envy…in the end, it wasn’t splash but shape and subtlety that made these performances memorable.
— JOAN REINTHALER, The Washington Post, June 29, 2014