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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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NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles 7/25/14: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles

Participants from the institute play in large chamber ensembles.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles

Participants from the institute play in large chamber ensembles.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles 7/24/14: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles

Participants from the institute play in large chamber ensembles.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles

Participants from the institute play in large chamber ensembles.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles 7/20/14: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles

The young ensembles play Vaughan Williams's Piano Quintet in C minor and Beethoven's String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 4.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles

The young ensembles play Vaughan Williams's Piano Quintet in C minor and Beethoven's String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 4.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles 7/19/14: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles

The young ensembles play Barber's Summer Music for wind quintet, Mendelssohn's Octet in E-flat major, and Debussy's Sonata for Viola, Flute, and Harp

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles

The young ensembles play Barber's Summer Music for wind quintet, Mendelssohn's Octet in E-flat major, and Debussy's Sonata for Viola, Flute, and Harp
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles 7/18/14: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles

The young ensembles play Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8, Bacewicz's Quartetto for Four Violins, Premru's Two Pieces for Three Trombones, and Albononi's Trio Sonata.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles

The young ensembles play Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8, Bacewicz's Quartetto for Four Violins, Premru's Two Pieces for Three Trombones, and Albononi's Trio Sonata.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles 7/17/14: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles

The young ensembles play Ligeti’s Bagatelles for Wind Quintet, Debussy’s String Quartet No. 1, Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet.

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles

The young ensembles play Ligeti’s Bagatelles for Wind Quintet, Debussy’s String Quartet No. 1, Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet.
NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles 7/16/14: NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles

The young ensembles play Ravel String Quartet in F major, Brahms Horn Trio, Brass Quintet Sampson Morning Music

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles

The young ensembles play Ravel String Quartet in F major, Brahms Horn Trio, Brass Quintet Sampson Morning Music

NSO Summer Music Institute Soloists 7/8/14: NSO Summer Music Institute Soloists

The finalists of the Concerto Competition play solos to determine who will play with the full SMI orchestra on July 27.

NSO Summer Music Institute Soloists

The finalists of the Concerto Competition play solos to determine who will play with the full SMI orchestra on July 27.
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 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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