Named a "Best of 2007" by the Washington Post in Tim Page's year-end recap of the region's top classical music performances (see original 7/2/07 review "Perfection"), the National Orchestral Institute once again brings together top students and professionals for four weeks of training and performance, May 30 – June 28, 2008.
This year, distinguished guest conductors Michael Stern and Andrew Litton join NOI Artistic Director James Ross to present a trio of orchestral concerts, June 14, 21 & 21, that are sure to be among the musical highlights of summer '08. Read the Conductor schedule here.
During last year's 20th Anniversary, NOI expanded its traditional three-week format to include an additional week devoted to chamber music. The longer, four-week Institute reflects the UM School of Music's focus on creating well-rounded performers and using principles of chamber music as a foundation for better performance in large ensembles. The opening week of this year's NOI is devoted to chamber music and the first performance will be a concert of NOI chamber orchestras, June 7. See the complete June calendar here.
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