NOI+F at Noon: Creative Responses
The National Orchestral Institute + Festival's popular NOI+F at Noon series features recitals from home, Q&As with leaders in the field and discussions on health and wellness. On May 15, NOI+F Director Richard Scerbo moderates a conversation with artistic leaders Titilayo Ayangade (Thalea String Quartet + NOI+F Alumna) and Edwin Kaplan (Tesla Quartet) about their creative responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The University of Maryland’s 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 Smith Performing Arts Center and in the College Park, Maryland 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.”