Pops Extravaganza: Bernstein at 100
John Morris Russell returns to lead the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic in the opening concert of the 2018 festival. This spectacular evening pays homage to the great American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein as part of Leonard Bernstein at 100, a two-year global celebration of the life and career of the 20th century cultural giant with more than 2,000 events on six continents. Hear selections from West Side Story, Candide, On the Town and more!
The orchestra is joined onstage by members of the internationally renowned Wolf Trap Opera as part of their UNTRAPPED series, which brings the thrill of live vocal music to new places and unexpected spaces such as The Clarice.
The National Orchestral Institute + Festival brings together aspiring orchestral musicians from across the country for a month of dynamic music-making and professional exploration. Chosen by a rigorous, cross-country audition process, these young artists present passionate and awe-inspiring performances of adventuresome repertoire at The Clarice and in the community.