NOI+F Video Gallery: Artist Discussions


Andrew Grams, conductor


NOI+F Director Richard Scerbo interviews renowned conductor Andrew Grams about his experiences returning home to Maryland to work with the NOI Philharmonic.


Brooklyn Rider


University of Maryland School of Music Assistant Professor for Musicology William Robin moderates a conversation with members of string quartet Brooklyn Rider.


Morgan Brophy and Joshua Conyers, baritone


Wolf Trap Opera Assistant Director for Artistic Administration Morgan Brophy and baritone Joshua Conyers relive their memories participating in NOI+F’s semi-staged presentation of Ravel’s comedy L’heure espagnole during NOI+F 2019.


Jennifer Ross, violin, Manfred Honeck, conductor and Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin


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 discuss life in an orchestra, auditions and memorable performances they shared together while in the Pittsburgh Symphony.


Jennifer Ross, violin and Michael Stern, conductor


Jennifer Ross, retired Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Second Violin, hosts a conversation with Kansas City Symphony Music Director Michael Stern.


Liz Lerman, choreographer


Jane Hirshberg, The Clarice's Assistant Director for Campus and Community Engagement, interviews MacArthur award winning choreographer Liz Lerman to discuss her career and creative process. Specifically, the discussion will cover how Liz finds entry points into her work on challenging and non-standard work.


Patrick Warfield, musicologist and Doug Fitch, director


In 2018, the National Orchestral Institute + Festival revived Doug Fitch's groundbreaking production of Stravinsky's Petrushka, first created in 2008 at the University of Maryland School of Music and later seen in performances by the New York Philharmonic. Since then, the production has toured to other professional orchestras including the Oregon Symphony and the Columbus Symphony. The ballet score is infused with orchestra participation, puppeteers, live video and other special effects! In this conversation, Doug Fitch and School of Music musicologist Patrick Warfield discuss the piece, its design and historic context.


Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine joins NOI+F to discuss her wide-ranging career in music, the work of her foundation and the future of performance.