In the Community

Photo by Geoff Sheil The Clarice is building the future of the arts by training, mentoring and presenting the next generation of artists and creative innovators. As artists develop their craft as performers, they must become instigators of meaningful dialogue, creative research and audience connection. These skills are developed through engagement activities both on and off campus. As part of their work to create the orchestra of the future, NOI musicians perform, educate, and befriend members of the community through a variety of events at schools, retirement centers, churches and community centers.

Community Events 


Saturday, June 2

Monday, June 4

  • 9am: Adelphi Quartet School Concerts: Calverton Elementary School

Tuesday, June 5

  • 1pm: Adelphi Quartet School Concerts: Greenbelt Middle School

Wednesday, June 6

  • 9am: Adelphi Quartet School Concerts: Beltsville Academy

Thursday, June 7

  • Adelphi Quartet School Concerts
  • 1pm: Hollywood Elementary School
  • 3:30pm: Suitland High School 

Friday, June 8

  • 9:30am and 10:30am: Adelphi Quartet School Concerts: William Wirt Middle School

Saturday, June 9

  • 7pm: SPARK! Lounge pre concert conversation: Beethoven's Second.  NOI+F students will join pianist Sara Daneshpour and festival director Richard Scerbo to talk about their experience in developing this  year's conductorless concert. 
  • 9:30pm:  SPARK! Lounge post-concert event: Meet, mix and mingle with this evening's performers. Look for the "Talk to Me" buttons being worn by NOI+F musicians.

Sunday, June 10

  • 5pm: Community Concert at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Members of the National Orchestral Institute perform works for brass and woodwind chamber ensembles at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in College Park, featuring works by Henri Tomasi, Émile Bernard, and Marcel Dupré with David Houston, organ. A free pot-luck picnic follows. This concert is free and open to the public.

  • 7:30pm: NOI Community Concert at Riderwood Village. Adelphi Quartet will make a return visit to Riderwood after a beautiful performance last summer. The musicians provide contextual and historical information about the works being performed and the composers. 

Saturday, June 16

Wednesday, June 20

  • 11:30am: Adelphi Quartet Concert for Seniors. Seniors from College Park are treated to a private concert by the Adelphi Quartet in the Grand Pavilion of The Clarice. 
  • 5:30pm: NOI+F Chamber Ensemble at College Park Aviation Museum's Windsock Happy Hour. Musicians from NOI+F will perform as director Richard Scerbo serves a special signature cocktail. This event is open to the public with a suggested donation at the door. 

Saturday, June 23

  • 7pm: SPARK! Pre-concert conversation: Brahms' First. Join us for a conversation about diversity and inclusion through the more than 30 year history of NOI+F and in the greater world of classical music. This conversation will provide context for the exhibit of photos from the NOI+F that are displayed on the upstairs outer wall of the concert hall.   
  • 9:30pm: SPARK! Post-concert event: Jazz! Jazz in the lounge! Unwind and meet the NOI+F participants! 

Sunday, June 24

  • 2pm: Arts-On-A-Roll activity for NOI+F Family Concert. Join us for a fun, free crafting session with Arts on a Roll! Make a mask of your favorite character from the Peter and the Wolf story and take it with you to the orchestral performance and then home for more fun. The van will be here before and after the concert. Arts on a Roll is a program of the Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation.  
  • 3pm: Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf. In this family-friendly performance, members of the National Orchestral Institute perform Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, narrated this year by College Park City Council Member and UMD alumnus P.J. Brennan. Students will also give their own imaginative musical interpretations of beloved children’s books.  

Saturday, June 30