National Orchestral Institute & Festival Performances
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The last date listed for National Orchestral Institute & Festival was Saturday June 29, 2013 / 8:00pm (Pierson Conducts Adams).
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Post music cricket, the late Joe McLellan, once called this annual event "one of the best orchestras in the U.S." Goldstar tix are cheap, and the hall is great, so if you see a program you like, go for it! A Mahler symphony is always a must. Post review in this case was accurate: Mahler was great; Mozart had a few problems, including a memory lapse and poor balance between orch and piano (orchestra not reduced enough or not playing pp enough).
June 8 at 8:00pm: National Festival Chamber Orchestra
In this concert, the musicians lead each other, performing challenging chamber orchestra repertoire without a conductor.
Alberto Ginastera: Variaciones concertantes
Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Igor Stravinsky: Suite from Pulcinella
June 15 at 8:00pm: National Festival Orchestra — *_Milanov Conducts Strauss*_
This program features the winner of the National Orchestral Institute’s first-ever concerto competition performing the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Conducted by Rossen Milanov.
Richard Strauss: Don Juan, op. 20
P. I. Tchaikovsky: Allegro moderato from Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35*
Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, op. 40 (“A Hero’s Life”)
_* The soloist for the Tchaikovsky concerto will be selected from among the NOI participants.
June 22 at 8:00pm: National Festival Orchestra_ — Fisch Conducts Mozart and Mahler__
_ Pianist Asher Fisch leads the National Festival Orchestra as both conductor and soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, K. 453. He conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 in A Minor, “Tragic” on the second half of the program.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major K.453
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A Minor (“Tragic”)
June 29 at 8:00pm: National Festival Orchestra — *_Pierson Conducts Adams*_
Known for his dynamic interpretations of modern music, Alan Pierson leads the National Festival Orchestra in John Adams’s groundbreaking work, Harmonielehere.
Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Suite No. 2
Arnold Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1, Op 9b (version for full orchestra)
John Adams: Harmonielehre