National Orchestral Institute + Festival: Brass Quintet Recital

National Orchestral Institute + Festival: Brass Quintet Recital

Friday, April 2, 2021 . 8PM EDT
Principal People: 

Neil Brown, trumpet (NOI+F Alumni)
Wyeth Aleksei, trumpet (NOI+F Alumni)
Austin Sposato, horn (NOI+F Alumni)
Sarah Lewandowski, trombone (NOI+F Alumni)
Matthew Guilford, bass trombone (NOI+F Faculty)

Special Announcement: 

PLEASE NOTE: This event is virtual - please do not come to The Clarice.


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This event will include a live transcript which can be accessed here.

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This 30-minute recital presented by the National Orchestral Institute + Festival features NOI+F and School of Music alumni and faculty in music by George Walker, Barbara Strozzi and Joan Tower. The recital will be followed by a conversation featuring School of Music Director and horn player Gregory Miller (Empire Brass & NOI+F Faculty) and Distinguished Professor of Trumpet Chris Gekker (American Brass Quintet & NOI+F Faculty) moderated by NOI+F Artist Services Coordinator and horn player Austin Sposato.


George Walker (1922-2018): Selections from Music for Brass, Sacred and Profane
Barbara Strozzi, arr. Corey Sansolo (1619-1677): Suite of Madrigals
Joan Tower (b. 1938): Copperwave


The National Orchestral Institute + Festival, a program of the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (The Clarice), trains aspiring orchestral musicians, composers, conductors and arts administrators from across the country in a month of dynamic music-making and professional exploration. Participants are chosen through a rigorous, cross-country audition process. Every year, these young artists present passionate and awe-inspiring performances of adventuresome repertoire both at The Clarice and in the College Park, Maryland community.

Trailblazing conductor Marin Alsop was appointed as the first-ever Music Director of the National Orchestral Institute + Festival in 2020. In addition to conducting innovative programs onstage at The Clarice, Maestra Alsop will launch the NOI+F Conducting Academy and record three full-length documentaries with Naxos Records. In 2015, NOI+F began a partnership with Naxos to record one concert of all-American music each year—Naxos’ first partnership with a summer festival of its kind. The 2019 recording “Ruggles, Stucky, Harbison” received a Grammy nomination in the “Best Orchestral Performance” category.