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NSO Summer Music Institute (The Kennedy Center)

NSO Summer Music Institute

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.

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Students and coaches talk about the Summer Music Institute.


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NSO SMI Chamber Music 7/26/13: NSO SMI Chamber Music

SMI students play various chamber music works.

NSO SMI Chamber Music

SMI students play various chamber music works.
NSO SMI Chamber Music 7/22/13: NSO SMI Chamber Music

SMI students play various chamber music works.

NSO SMI Chamber Music

SMI students play various chamber music works.
NSO SMI Chamber Music 7/21/13: NSO SMI Chamber Music

SMI students play various chamber music works.

NSO SMI Chamber Music

SMI students play various chamber music works.
NSO SMI Chamber Music 7/20/13: NSO SMI Chamber Music

SMI students play various chamber music works.

NSO SMI Chamber Music

SMI students play various chamber music works.
NSO SMI Chamber Music 7/19/13: NSO SMI Chamber Music

SMI students play various chamber music works.

NSO SMI Chamber Music

SMI students play various chamber music works.
NSO SMI Chamber Music 7/18/13: NSO SMI Chamber Music

SMI students play various chamber music works.

NSO SMI Chamber Music

SMI students play various chamber music works.
NSO SMI Concerto Finalists 7/15/13: NSO SMI Concerto Finalists

Finalists in the SMI Concerto Competition play classical concerti.

NSO SMI Concerto Finalists

Finalists in the SMI Concerto Competition play classical concerti.
NSO Summer Music Institute Ensembles 7/27/12: NSO Summer Music Institute Ensembles

Multiple ensembles perform a wide range of music including Britten’s Simple Symphony and Grieg’s Holberg Suite by a string ensemble, Gounod’s Petite Symphonie by a woodwind ensemble, and performances by a flute/harp trio as well as a brass ensemble.

NSO Summer Music Institute Ensembles

Multiple ensembles perform a wide range of music including Britten’s Simple Symphony and Grieg’s Holberg Suite by a string ensemble, Gounod’s Petite Symphonie by a woodwind ensemble, and performances by a flute/harp trio as well as a brass ensemble.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music 7/23/12: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

SMI students play chamber music works by Dvorák, Schubert, and others.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

SMI students play chamber music works by Dvorák, Schubert, and others.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music 7/22/12: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

SMI students play chamber music works by Shostakovich, Holst, Debussy, and others.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

SMI students play chamber music works by Shostakovich, Holst, Debussy, and others.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music 7/21/12: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

SMI students play chamber music works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Debussy.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

SMI students play chamber music works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Debussy.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music 7/20/12: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

SMI students play chamber music works by Schubert, Brahms, and others.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

SMI students play chamber music works by Schubert, Brahms, and others.
NSO Summer Music Institute Concerto Soloists 7/16/12: NSO Summer Music Institute Concerto Soloists

Finalists in the SMI Concerto Competition play classical concerti.

NSO Summer Music Institute Concerto Soloists

Finalists in the SMI Concerto Competition play classical concerti.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music 7/17/11: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15–20 perform an evening of chamber music.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15–20 perform an evening of chamber music.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music 7/16/11: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15–20 perform an evening of chamber music.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15–20 perform an evening of chamber music.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music 7/15/11: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15–20 perform an evening of chamber music.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15–20 perform an evening of chamber music.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music 7/14/11: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15–20 perform an evening of chamber music.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15–20 perform an evening of chamber music.
NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra Soloists 7/11/11: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra Soloists

Soloists from the orchestra of students ages 15–20 play.

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra Soloists

Soloists from the orchestra of students ages 15–20 play.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music 7/17/10: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15–20 perform an evening of chamber music. A Target Arts & Wonder Free Family Event.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15–20 perform an evening of chamber music. A Target Arts & Wonder Free Family Event.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music 7/16/10: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15–20 perform an evening of chamber music. A Target Arts & Wonder Free Family Event.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15–20 perform an evening of chamber music. A Target Arts & Wonder Free Family Event.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music 7/15/10: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15–20 perform an evening of chamber music.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15–20 perform an evening of chamber music.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music 7/13/10: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15–20 perform an evening of chamber music.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15–20 perform an evening of chamber music.
NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra 7/11/10: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, the orchestra of students ages 15–20 plays works by Wagner, Britten, and Brahms.

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, the orchestra of students ages 15–20 plays works by Wagner, Britten, and Brahms.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music 7/21/09: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15-20 perform an evening of chamber music.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15-20 perform an evening of chamber music.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music 7/20/09: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15-20 perform an evening of chamber music.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15-20 perform an evening of chamber music.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music 7/19/09: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15-20 perform an evening of chamber music.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15-20 perform an evening of chamber music.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music 7/18/09: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15-20 perform an evening of chamber music.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15-20 perform an evening of chamber music.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music 7/14/09: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15-20 perform an evening of chamber music.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants ages 15-20 perform an evening of chamber music.
NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra 7/27/08: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, the orchestra performs Thomas’s Overture to Mignon and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. Part of the NSO Summer Music Institute.

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, the orchestra performs Thomas’s Overture to Mignon and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. Part of the NSO Summer Music Institute.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music 7/23/08: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants perform an evening of chamber music. Part of the NSO Summer Music Institute.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants perform an evening of chamber music. Part of the NSO Summer Music Institute.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music 7/22/08: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants perform an evening of chamber music. Part of the NSO Summer Music Institute.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants perform an evening of chamber music. Part of the NSO Summer Music Institute.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music 7/21/08: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants perform an evening of chamber music. Part of the NSO Summer Music Institute.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants perform an evening of chamber music. Part of the NSO Summer Music Institute.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music 7/20/08: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants perform an evening of chamber music. Part of the NSO Summer Music Institute.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Music

Participants perform an evening of chamber music. Part of the NSO Summer Music Institute.
NSO Summer Music Institute 7/24/07: NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants perform an evening of chamber music.

NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants perform an evening of chamber music.
NSO Summer Music Institute 7/23/07: NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants perform an evening of chamber music.

NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants perform an evening of chamber music.
NSO Summer Music Institute 7/22/07: NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants perform an evening of chamber music.

NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants perform an evening of chamber music.
NSO Summer Music Institute 7/21/07: NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants perform an evening of chamber music.

NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants perform an evening of chamber music.
NSO Summer Music Institute 7/19/06: NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform chamber music.

NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform chamber music.
NSO Summer Music Institute 7/18/06: NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform chamber music.

NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform chamber music.
NSO Summer Music Institute 7/16/06: NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform chamber music.

NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform chamber music.
NSO Summer Music Institute 7/15/06: NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform chamber music.

NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform chamber music.
NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra 7/24/05: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra, conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, performs a program of Beethoven and Sibelius.

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra, conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, performs a program of Beethoven and Sibelius.
NSO Summer Music Institute 7/18/05: NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform an evening of chamber music.

NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform an evening of chamber music.
NSO Summer Music Institute 7/17/05: NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform an evening of chamber music.

NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform an evening of chamber music.
NSO Summer Music Institute 7/16/05: NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform an evening of chamber music.

NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform an evening of chamber music.
NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra 7/10/05: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra, conducted by Elizabeth Schulze performs a program of Weber, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky.

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra, conducted by Elizabeth Schulze performs a program of Weber, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky.
NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra 7/25/04: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra, conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, with guest violinist Rena Kimura, performs a program of Glinka, Sarasate, and Schumann.

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra, conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, with guest violinist Rena Kimura, performs a program of Glinka, Sarasate, and Schumann.
NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra 7/20/04: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra presents an evening of chamber music.

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra presents an evening of chamber music.
NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra 7/19/04: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra presents an evening of chamber music.

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra presents an evening of chamber music.
NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra 7/18/04: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra presents an evening of chamber music.

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra presents an evening of chamber music.
NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra 7/11/04: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra, conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, performs a program of Mendelssohn, Handel/Beecham, and Beethoven.

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra, conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, performs a program of Mendelssohn, Handel/Beecham, and Beethoven.
NSO Summer Music Institute Students 7/14/03: NSO Summer Music Institute Students

NSO Summer Music Institute Students: selected groups perform chamber music for a family audience

NSO Summer Music Institute Students

NSO Summer Music Institute Students: selected groups perform chamber music for a family audience
NSO Summer Music Institute Students 7/13/03: NSO Summer Music Institute Students

NSO Summer Music Institute Students: selected groups perform chamber music for a family audience.

NSO Summer Music Institute Students

NSO Summer Music Institute Students: selected groups perform chamber music for a family audience.
NSO Summer Music Institute Students 7/11/03: NSO Summer Music Institute Students

NSO Summer Music Institute Students: selected groups perform chamber music for a family audience.

NSO Summer Music Institute Students

NSO Summer Music Institute Students: selected groups perform chamber music for a family audience.
NSO Summer Music Institute 7/7/02: NSO Summer Music Institute

Young musicians from across the US, who are taking part in the 2002 Kennedy Center/NSO Summer Music Institute, present three evenings of chamber music for all ages.

NSO Summer Music Institute

Young musicians from across the US, who are taking part in the 2002 Kennedy Center/NSO Summer Music Institute, present three evenings of chamber music for all ages.
NSO Summer Music Institute 7/6/02: NSO Summer Music Institute

Young musicians from across the US, who are taking part in the 2002 Kennedy Center/NSO Summer Music Institute, present three evenings of chamber music for all ages.

NSO Summer Music Institute

Young musicians from across the US, who are taking part in the 2002 Kennedy Center/NSO Summer Music Institute, present three evenings of chamber music for all ages.
NSO Summer Music Institute 7/5/02: NSO Summer Music Institute

Young musicians from across the US, who are taking part in the 2002 Kennedy Center/NSO Summer Music Institute, present three evenings of chamber music for all ages.

NSO Summer Music Institute

Young musicians from across the US, who are taking part in the 2002 Kennedy Center/NSO Summer Music Institute, present three evenings of chamber music for all ages.
NSO Summer Music Institute 7/8/01: NSO Summer Music Institute

Students from the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute perform orchestral and chamber music for all ages.

NSO Summer Music Institute

Students from the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute perform orchestral and chamber music for all ages.
NSO Summer Music Institute 7/7/01: NSO Summer Music Institute

Students from the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute perform orchestral and chamber music for all ages.

NSO Summer Music Institute

Students from the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute perform orchestral and chamber music for all ages.
NSO Summer Music Institute 7/6/01: NSO Summer Music Institute

Students from the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute perform orchestral and chamber music for all ages.

NSO Summer Music Institute

Students from the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute perform orchestral and chamber music for all ages.
NSO Summer Music Institute 7/16/00: NSO Summer Music Institute

Students from the NSO Summer Music Institute perform orchestral and chamber music for all ages.

NSO Summer Music Institute

Students from the NSO Summer Music Institute perform orchestral and chamber music for all ages.
NSO Summer Music Institute 7/15/00: NSO Summer Music Institute

Students from the NSO Summer Music Institute perform orchestral and chamber music for all ages.

NSO Summer Music Institute

Students from the NSO Summer Music Institute perform orchestral and chamber music for all ages.
NSO Summer Music Institute 7/14/00: NSO Summer Music Institute

Students from the NSO Summer Music Institute perform orchestral and chamber music for all ages.

NSO Summer Music Institute

Students from the NSO Summer Music Institute perform orchestral and chamber music for all ages.
NSO Summer Music Institute 7/10/99: NSO Summer Music Institute

Students from the NSO Summer Music Institute perform orchestral and chamber music for all ages.

NSO Summer Music Institute

Students from the NSO Summer Music Institute perform orchestral and chamber music for all ages.
NSO Summer Music Institute 7/5/99: NSO Summer Music Institute

Students from the NSO Summer Music Institute perform orchestral and chamber music for all ages.

NSO Summer Music Institute

Students from the NSO Summer Music Institute perform orchestral and chamber music for all ages.
NSO Summer Music Institute 7/3/99: NSO Summer Music Institute

Students from the NSO Summer Music Institute perform orchestral and chamber music for all ages.

NSO Summer Music Institute

Students from the NSO Summer Music Institute perform orchestral and chamber music for all ages.
NSO Summer Music Institute and The Living History Foundation 6/24/99: NSO Summer Music Institute and The Living History Foundation

The Living History Foundation recreates an 18th century wedding with members of the NSO Summer Music Institute.

NSO Summer Music Institute and The Living History Foundation

The Living History Foundation recreates an 18th century wedding with members of the NSO Summer Music Institute.

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