Ravel, Britten and Strauss

Ravel, Britten and Strauss

National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic & Wolf Trap Opera
Saturday, June 22, 2019 . 8PM
Photo by Suzy Gorman
Principal People: 

Ward Stare, conductor
Emily Cuk, director
Taylor Raven, mezzo-soprano
Joshua Lovell, tenor
Ian Koziara, tenor
Joshua Conyers, baritone
Calvin Griffin, bass-baritone

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Program Notes: 

An evening of operatic soundscapes pairing a semi-staged performance of Ravel’s comedy L’heure espagnole with orchestral suites by Britten and Strauss. In Maurice Ravel’s L’heure espagnole, vocal artists from Wolf Trap Opera share the story of a respected watchmaker, Torquemada, and his wife Concepcion's romantic escapades. Will Concepcion hatch a successful plan to deal with Torquemada’s frequent absence? Find out the hilarious consequences with Wolf Trap Opera and NOI+F!

Peter Grimes is a misunderstood outsider whose life is crushed by his community’s malicious gossip. Benjamin Britten's Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes draw parallels between the sea's polarizing moods and those of the community surrounding the lonely character. Richard Strauss’ Suite from Der Rosenkavalier offers a glorious overview of the comedic score’s most beloved melodies.


Benjamin Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Richard Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
Maurice Ravel: L'heure espagnole (Sung in French with English supertitles)

This is an EnCue-enabled event.

A special thank you to NOI+F's Community Partners: Cambria, preferred festival hotel, and show your festival ticket at Old Maryland Grill to receive 10% off your restaurant check.


Arrive at 7PM for a Pre-Concert Conversation in NOI+F's SPARK! Lounge and stay after the performance to mix and mingle with NOI+F participants in the Lounge. 


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.