National Orchestral Institute + Festival at Home: Ravel’s L'heure espagnole featuring Wolf Trap Opera: with SPARK! Pre-Broadcast Conversation
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!
7:30PM • SPARK! Virtual Lounge
8PM • Maurice Ravel: L'heure espagnole (Sung in French with English subtitles)
Program notes: go.umd.edu/noifjune13notes
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 go.umd.edu/supportnoif.