National Orchestral Institute + Festival at Home: Petrushka Returns!: with SPARK! Pre-Broadcast Conversation

National Orchestral Institute + Festival at Home: Petrushka Returns!

with SPARK! Pre-Broadcast Conversation
Saturday, June 27, 2020 . 7:30PM EST
Photo by Geoff Sheil
Principal People: 

James Ross, conductor
Doug Fitch, designer
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic


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Recorded at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on June 30, 2018.

This year, The Clarice will deliver the National Orchestral Institute + Festival at Home! Throughout June 2020, NOI+F students will continue their orchestral training virtually and audiences will experience in-depth conversations through NOI+F at Noon streams, the virtual SPARK! Lounge and Saturday evening Philharmonic broadcasts. 

In 2018, the National Orchestral Institute + Festival revived Doug Fitch's groundbreaking production of Stravinsky's Petrushka first created in 2008 at the University of Maryland School of Music and later seen in performances by the New York Philharmonic. Since then, the production has toured to other professional orchestras including the Oregon Symphony and the Columbus Symphony. The ballet score is infused with orchestra participation, puppeteers, live video and other special effects! Connect and create community at NOI+F’s virtual SPARK! Lounge 30 minutes before the broadcast!

 Broadcast Schedule:

7:30PM • SPARK! Virtual Lounge
8PM • Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911)

The program notes for tonight's concert are available here:


The University of Maryland’s National Orchestral Institute + Festival trains aspiring orchestral musicians from across the country in a month of dynamic music-making and professional exploration. Chosen through a rigorous, cross-country audition process, these young artists present passionate and awe-inspiring performances of adventuresome repertoire at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and in the College Park, MD community. In 2019, conductor David Alan Miller and the NOI+F Philharmonic received a Grammy nomination in the “Best Orchestral Performance” category for their Naxos recording “Ruggles, Stucky, Harbison.” Support NOI+F's virtual training programs and broadcasts at