James Stern, violin
John Morris Russell, conductor
Saturday, May 30, 2015. 8PM | Dekelboum Concert Hall
John Morris Russell, conductor of the famed Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, opens the National Orchestral Institute with a high-energy concert of audience favorites, including Saint-Saens’s Introduction & Rondo capriccioso featuring UMD faculty artist James Stern on violin.
The National Orchestral Institute and Festival (NOI) brings together aspiring orchestral musicians from across the country for a month of dynamic music-making and professional exploration. Chosen by a rigorous, cross-country audition process, NOI artists present passionate and awe-inspiring performances of adventuresome repertoire at The Clarice and in the community.
Saturday, June 6, 2015. 8PM | Dekelboum Concert Hall
Gems of the chamber orchestra literature are presented in this concert, where the musicians lead each other without a conductor.
W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 35 "Haffner"
Frank Martin: Concerto for Seven Winds and Percussion
Dmitri Shostakovich/arr. R. Barshai: Chamber Symphony, op. 83a
David Allen Miller, conductor
Saturday, June 13, 2015. 8PM | Dekelboum Concert Hall
In this All-American program David Alan Miller, Music Director of the Albany Symphony, leads a rare performance of John Corigliano’s Grammy award-winning First Symphony, the composer’s passionate and personal response to the AIDS pandemic.
Michael Torke: Bright Blue Music
Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring
John Corigliano: Symphony No. 1
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Saturday, June 20, 2015. 8PM | Dekelboum Concert Hall
Rossen Milanov, a frequent guest on the podium on many of the countries top orchestras, returns to lead the National Festival Orchestra in three works of boundless color and excitement.
Henri Dutilleux: Métaboles
Richard Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Sunday, June 21, 2015. 3PM & 5PM | The Clarice Grand Pavilion
In this family-friendly performance, members of the National Orchestral Institute perform Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and give their own imaginative musical interpretations of beloved children’s books.
Asher Fisch, conductor
Saturday, June 27, 2015. 8PM | Dekelboum Concert Hall
Israeli conductor Asher Fisch, well-known for his work in opera houses and concert stages around the world, leads the National Festival Orchestra in their final concert of the summer featuring Bartók’s dazzling Concerto for Orchestra.
Richard Wagner: Prelude (Act 1) Lohengrin
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
Bela Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra