NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra



Biography

The National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute is a four-week festival of orchestral and chamber music for young people ages 14-21 at the Kennedy Center. Musicians from around the country participate in the Institute, which consists of orchestral and chamber music coached by NSO musicians, conducting and master classes, private lessons with NSO musicians, and additional enrichment sessions. 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 the Young Artists’ of Color national training initiative of the Kennedy Center.

Watch Past Performances

Video 7/12/2015: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

The orchestra performs Strauss’s Don Juan and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2.

Video 7/27/2014: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

The orchestra, under the direction of conductor Elizabth Schulze, will feature Emma Resmini, the winner of the National Symphony Orchestra's Summer Music Institute Concerto Competition, performs Debussy’s Nocturnes (Nuages and Fêtes) and Vaughan Williams’s Symphony No. 2 in G major, “London.” Emma is a 14-year-old NSO Youth Fellow, and will begin study at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia this fall. She is a true prodigy.

Video 7/13/2014: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Elizabeth Schulze conducts students in Saint-Saëns’ Samson and Delilah: Bacchanale and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.

Video 7/28/2013: NSO SMI Orchestra

Elizabeth Schulze conducts students in Wagner’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung, Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish,” and more. The evening will feature a solo performance by the yet-to-be-announced winner of the SMI concerto competition (see June 15).

Video 7/14/2013: NSO SMI Orchestra

Elizabeth Schulze conducts students in the overture to Verdi’s La forza del destino, Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, and Brahms’s Symphony No. 3.

Video 7/29/2012: Citibank Classical Night: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Elizabeth Schulze conducts students in Britten’s Matinee Musicales and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. The winner of the SMI Concerto Competition performs as a soloist.

Video 7/15/2012: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Elizabeth Schulze conducts students in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 1.

Video 7/24/2011: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Elizabeth Schulze conducts students ages 15–20.

Video 7/10/2011: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Elizabeth Schulze conducts students ages 15–20.

Video 7/25/2010: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, the orchestra of students ages 15–20 plays a program including the Overture to Verdi’s La Forza del Destino and Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”).

Video 7/9/2010: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Elizabeth Schulze conducts NSO musicians playing side-by-side with students ages 15–20 in a program featuring the Overture to Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and pianist John Chen—2009 NSO Young Soloists’ Competition winner—in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra