The Kennedy Center

NSO Summer Music Institute



Biography

These concerts mark the public performances of the chamber music portion of the 2012 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 7/23/2016: 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.

Video 7/14/2016: NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute play Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 59, No. 1, Dvorák’s Terzetto in C major, Op. 74, and Dahl’s Music for Brass Instruments.

Video 7/13/2016: NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute play Bacewicz’s Quartet for Four Violins, Harris’s Rosemoor Quartet, and Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 Op. 110.

Video 7/12/2016: NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute play Szervanszky’s Wind Quintet No. 1, Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp, and Ravel’s String Quartet in F major.

Video 7/7/2016: NSO Summer Music Institute

The NSO Summer Music Institute will hold their Concerto Competition finals. The winner will perform with the SMI Orchestra on July 24.

Video 7/20/2015: NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1, Maurer’s Concertante for Four Violins in A Minor, Op. 55, Bliss’s Oboe Quintet, and Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango in small chamber ensembles.

Video 7/15/2015: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform J.S. Bach’s Fugue in G, Ewazen’s Eaglehawk Trombone Trios, Schubert’s Octet in F Major, and Mendelssohn’s String Octet in small and large chamber ensembles.

Video 7/14/2015: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform Dvorák’s String Quintet, Op. 77, Beach’s Theme and Variations for Flute and String Quartet, and Arnold’s Brass Quintet, Op. 73 in small chamber ensembles.

NSO Summer Music Institute