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NSO Summer Music Institute



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These concerts mark the public performances of the chamber music portion of the 2018 Kennedy Center/National Symphony Orchestra National Trustees’ Summer Music Institute, a four-week festival of orchestral and chamber music for young people ages 15 to 20 at the Kennedy Center. Musicians from 32 states, DC, and Costa Rica, participate in the Institute. The Institute consists of orchestral and chamber music coached by NSO musicians, conducting and master classes, private lessons with NSO musicians, and additional enrichment sessions, including side-by-side rehearsals with the NSO. Several of the local students are graduates or current participants of the NSO Youth Fellowship Program, an orchestral training program for talented young musicians. Also included are students participating in a Young Artists’ of Color national training initiative of the Kennedy Center.

Watch Past Performances

Video 7/29/2018: NSO Summer Music Institute

National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute (SMI) students play Verdi’s Overture to La forza del destino and Brahm’s Symphony No. 4, conducted by Abel Pereira. The SMI Concerto Competition Winner will perform a concerto to be announced.

 

Video 7/27/2018: NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants of the 25th annual National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Summer Music Institute (SMI) perform chamber music in small ensembles. NSO’s SMI provides participating students with training and experiences designed to aid aspiring musicians for futures in music. During the Institute’s four weeks, High School, Conservatory, and University students receive intensive coaching, lessons with NSO Musicians, and a variety of performance opportunities.

Video 7/25/2018: NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants of the 25th annual National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Summer Music Institute (SMI) perform chamber music in small ensembles. NSO’s SMI provides participating students with training and experiences designed to aid aspiring musicians for futures in music. During the Institute’s four weeks, High School, Conservatory, and University students receive intensive coaching, lessons with NSO Musicians, and a variety of performance opportunities.

Video 7/22/2018: NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants of the 25th annual National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Summer Music Institute (SMI) perform chamber music in small ensembles. NSO’s SMI provides participating students with training and experiences designed to aid aspiring musicians for futures in music. During the Institute’s four weeks, High School, Conservatory, and University students receive intensive coaching, lessons with NSO Musicians, and a variety of performance opportunities.

Video 7/18/2018: NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants of the 25th annual National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Summer Music Institute (SMI) perform chamber music in small ensembles. NSO’s SMI provides participating students with training and experiences designed to aid aspiring musicians for futures in music. During the Institute’s four weeks, High School, Conservatory, and University students receive intensive coaching, lessons with NSO Musicians, and a variety of performance opportunities.

Video 7/15/2018: NSO Summer Music Institute

National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute (SMI) students play Bernstein’s Overture from Candide and Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony, conducted by Abel Pereira.

Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the Hall of Nations starting at approximately 4:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

Video 7/10/2018: NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants of the 25th annual National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Summer Music Institute (SMI) perform chamber music in small ensembles. NSO’s SMI provides participating students with training and experiences designed to aid aspiring musicians for futures in music. During the Institute’s four weeks, High School, Conservatory, and University students receive intensive coaching, lessons with NSO Musicians, and a variety of performance opportunities.

Video 7/23/2016: NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute play an evening of chamber music in large string and wind ensembles.

Video 7/22/2016: NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute play an evening of chamber music for large string and wind ensembles.

Video 7/17/2016: NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform Dvorák’s String Quintet, Op. 77, Brahms’s Horn Trio in E-flat major, and Vaughan Williams’s Piano Quintet in C minor.

NSO Summer Music Institute