National Orchestral Institute + Festival at Home: Ravel’s L'heure espagnole featuring Wolf Trap Opera: with SPARK! Pre-Broadcast Conversation

National Orchestral Institute + Festival at Home: Ravel’s L'heure espagnole featuring Wolf Trap Opera

with SPARK! Pre-Broadcast Conversation
Saturday, June 13, 2020 . 7:30PM
Photo by Rob Wallace
Principal People: 

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

Joel Ayau, assistant conductor
C. Murdock Lucas, production designer
Kristen Ahern, costume designer
Christopher Brusberg, lighting designer
Julie Marie Langevin, stage manager
Alycia Martin, assistant stage manager

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Recorded at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on June 22, 2019.

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. 

Relive NOI+F’s semi-staged performance of Ravel’s comedy 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! Connect and create community at NOI+F’s virtual SPARK! Lounge 30 minutes before the broadcast!

Broadcast Schedule:

7:30PM • SPARK! Virtual Lounge
8PM • Maurice Ravel: L'heure espagnole (Sung in French with English subtitles)

Program notes:


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