2016 National Orchestral Institute and Festival

General Public Area | NOI Members Area

For decades, the National Orchestral Institute (NOI) has nurtured the development of America’s most gifted young orchestral musicians. Begun in 1988 at the University of Maryland, the Institute selects its members through a rigorous cross-country audition tour and pairs them with an international cast of conductors and faculty mentors. Institute members perform at The Clarice and throughout the community in a series of engaging concerts at schools, community centers and retirement communities. In 2015, NOI launched an annual partnership with the internationally renowned classical music label Naxos to record one concert of all-American music per year – a first between Naxos and a student-based summer music festival. Festival events like open rehearsals, pre- and post-concert experiences in our SPARK! Lounge, interactive OCTAVA program notes, and our family-friendly performances are curated to give audiences access to the artistic process

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Event Performances
Spark! SPARK! : NOI Pre-Concert Conversation in Lobby Lounge
  • Sat, May 28, 2016 . 7:00PM
John Morris Russell POPS EXTRAVAGANZA: The Music of John Williams
  • Sat, May 28, 2016 . 8:00PM

    Conversation at 7PM


Spark! SPARK!: Post-Concert Lobby Lounge Meet/Mix/Mingle
  • Sat, May 28, 2016 . 9:45PM
National Festival Orchestra: Orchestra Unbound
  • Fri, Jun 3, 2016 . 8:00PM
Spark! SPARK! : NOI Pre-Concert Conversation in Lobby Lounge
  • Sat, Jun 4, 2016 . 7:00PM
National Festival Chamber Orchestra National Festival Chamber Orchestra: Take the Reins
  • Sat, Jun 4, 2016 . 8:00PM

    Conversation at 7PM


Spark! SPARK!: Post-Concert Lobby Lounge Meet/Mix/Mingle
  • Sat, Jun 4, 2016 . 9:45PM
National Festival Orchestra: French Horn Masterclass with William VerMeulen
  • Mon, Jun 6, 2016 . 7:00PM
Spark! SPARK!: NOI Pre-Concert Lobby Lounge Conversation with Samuel Adams
  • Sat, Jun 11, 2016 . 7:00PM
James Ross National Festival Orchestra: American Symphonies
  • Sat, Jun 11, 2016 . 8:00PM

    Conversation at 7PM


Spark! Spark!: Post-Concert Lobby Lounge Meet/Mix/Mingle
  • Sat, Jun 11, 2016 . 9:45PM
NOI Community Concert (OFF-SITE)
  • Sun, Jun 12, 2016 . 5:00PM

    @St. Andrews Episcopal Church in College Park


National Festival Orchestra: Clarinet Masterclass with Yehuda Gilad
  • Mon, Jun 13, 2016 . 7:00PM
Teddy Abrams by ONeil Arnold National Orchestral Institute Open Rehearsal: Teddy Abrams, Conductor
  • Fri, Jun 17, 2016 . 9:30AM
Youth Orchestra Day Performance
  • Sat, Jun 18, 2016 . 7:00PM
Teddy Abrams National Festival Orchestra: Mahler's Titan (Octava-Enabled Concert)
  • Sat, Jun 18, 2016 . 8:00PM
Spark! SPARK!: Post-Concert Lobby Lounge Jam Session with Teddy Abrams
  • Sat, Jun 18, 2016 . 9:45PM
Make a Mask! Pre-show crafts with Arts on a Roll
  • Sun, Jun 19, 2016 . 2:00PM
  • Sun, Jun 19, 2016 . 4:00PM
Make a Mask! Pre-show crafts with Arts on a Roll
  • Sun, Jun 19, 2016 . 2:00PM
  • Sun, Jun 19, 2016 . 4:00PM
NOI Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf
  • Sun, Jun 19, 2016 . 3:00PM
  • Sun, Jun 19, 2016 . 5:00PM
NOI Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf
  • Sun, Jun 19, 2016 . 3:00PM
  • Sun, Jun 19, 2016 . 5:00PM
National Festival Orchestra: Chamber Music Showcase
  • Thu, Jun 23, 2016 . 7:30PM
Osmo Vanska by Kaapo Kamu National Festival Institute Open Rehearsal: Osmo Vänskä, conductor
  • Fri, Jun 24, 2016 . 9:30AM
Spark! SPARK! : Pre-Concert Lobby Lounge: Student Reflections on the NOI Experience
  • Sat, Jun 25, 2016 . 7:00PM
Osmo Vanska National Festival Orchestra: Vänskä conducts Sibelius
  • Sat, Jun 25, 2016 . 8:00PM

    Conversation at 7PM