2022 National Orchestral Institute + Festival

The National Orchestral Institute + Festival returns to The Clarice for another summer of thrilling orchestral performances! A star-studded cast of conductors leads the NOI Philharmonic in works by today’s foremost compositional voices and brings fresh perspectives to the classics. This year, NOI+F tickets are Pay What You Wish! Don’t miss lively conversations at the SPARK! lounge, and be part of our creative process by experiencing open rehearsals and masterclasses.

NO+F, a program of The Clarice at the University of Maryland, trains aspiring orchestral musicians, composers, conductors and arts administrators from across the country in a month of dynamic music-making and professional exploration. 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 and at Wolf Trap, Maestra Alsop launched the NOI+F Conducting Academy for rising young conductors in 2021. 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.

Event Performances
NOI+F SPARK! Lounge with Elizabeth Massey, Ph.D.
  • Sat, May 28, 2022 . 06:30PM to 07:00PM
Cinematic Soundscapes: Pops with John Morris Russell
  • Sat, May 28, 2022 . 7:30PM
NOI+F Open Rehearsal with Manuel López-Gómez
  • Fri, Jun 3, 2022 . 9:30AM
Take The Reins: Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915
  • Fri, Jun 3, 2022 . 7:30PM
López-Gómez Returns with Tower, Ravel & Mussorgsky
  • Sat, Jun 4, 2022 . 7:30PM
NOI+F Community Concert (offsite)
  • Sun, Jun 5, 2022 . 5:00PM
NOI+F Masterclass by Gail Williams
  • Mon, Jun 6, 2022 . 7:00PM
NOI+F Masterclass by Joseph Conyers
  • Tue, Jun 7, 2022 . 7:00PM
NOI+F Open Rehearsal with Daniel Hege
  • Fri, Jun 10, 2022 . 9:30AM
Joseph Conyers’ Dubhe
  • Fri, Jun 10, 2022 . 7:30PM
Hege conducts López Bellido, Wagner & Rachmaninoff
  • Sat, Jun 11, 2022 . 7:30PM
NOI+F Masterclass by Alex Kerr
  • Mon, Jun 13, 2022 . 7:00PM
NOI+F Chamber Music Showcase
  • Thu, Jun 16, 2022 . 7:30PM
Falletta conducts Creston & Kay
  • Sat, Jun 18, 2022 . 7:30PM
“The Conductor” Film Screening
  • Wed, Jun 22, 2022 . 7:00PM
NOI+F SPARK! Lounge with James Lee III, Carlos Simon and William Robin
  • Thu, Jun 23, 2022 . 06:30PM to 07:00PM
Victory: Alsop conducts James Lee III, Carlos Simon & Ein Heldenleben
  • Thu, Jun 23, 2022 . 7:30PM
New Directions
  • Fri, Jun 24, 2022 . 7:30PM
Closing Festival Concert: Alsop conducts Clyne and Beethoven
  • Sat, Jun 25, 2022 . 7:30PM
NOI+F SPARK! Lounge Jazz
  • Sat, Jun 25, 2022 . 09:30PM to 10:30PM