NOI+F Main Series

Photo by Geoff Sheil

POPS EXTRAVAGANZA: A Night at the Theater

in partnership with Wolf Trap Opera
John Morris Russell, conductor
June 3, 2017 . 8PM
Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall
A rollicking tour of music from the world of theater featuring your favorites from the world of opera all the way to Broadway. Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Gershwin, and Bernstein meet on stage for the opening concert of our 2017 festival!


June 10, 2017 . 8PM
Elsie Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall
Combining the demands of chamber music with orchestral performance, the musicians of NOI lead each other, performing chamber orchestra repertoire without a conductor, featuring works by Beethoven, Bizet, and Stravinsky.



in partnership with Naxos
June 17, 2017 . 8PM
David Alan Miller, conductor
Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall
David Alan Miller, known for his compelling interpretations of American music, returns to NOI to lead this concert and our third recording project for Naxos. Ablaze with brass and percussion, the concert opens with Carl Ruggles' assertively colorful work for orchestra, Sun-Treader. Steven Stucky's Pulitzer Prize-winning Second Concerto for Orchestra and John Harbison's Fourth Symphony complete the program.


in partnership with Wolf Trap Opera
Asher Fisch, conductor
Madison Leonard, soprano
June 24, 2017 . 8PM
Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall
A frequent guest of the National Orchestral Institute + Festival, Asher Fisch returns to lead Bartók's tempestuous ballet score to The Miraculous Mandarin and Mahler's Fourth Symphony. Joining us from Wolf Trap Opera is soprano Madison Leonard in the heavenly finale to the Mahler symphony.


June 28, 2017 . 8 PM
Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall
In this remarkable cross-cultural concert, renowned American pianist Simone Dinnerstein and the Havana Lyceum Orchestra culminate a 3-day residency at the National Orchestral Institute + Festival. These young orchestral stars from Cuba perform music from their US tour before joining with NOI musicians for the second half of the concert.


Manuel Lopez-Gomez, conductor
with Robert deMaine, cello
July 1, 2017 . 8PM
Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall
Manuel Lopez-Gomez is one of the most exciting talents to emerge from Venezuela’s internationally renowned music program, “El Sistema.” He leads the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic in the festival's finale concert featuring longtime NOI faculty artist and internationally renowned cellist, Robert deMaine, in Elgar's Cello Concerto.