NOI+F at Noon: Creative Conversations
NOI+F’s popular noon series features recitals from home, Q&As with leaders in the field and discussions on health and wellness. On June 19, retired Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Second Violin Jennifer Ross hosts a lively conversation with Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Manfred Honeck and Berlin Philharmonic Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley. They will discuss life in an orchestra, auditions and memorable performances they shared together while in the Pittsburgh Symphony.
This event is part of NOI+F at Home. 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.
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.”