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NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra (The Kennedy Center)

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

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.

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NSO SMI Orchestra 7/28/13: 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).

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).
NSO SMI Orchestra 7/14/13: 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.

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.
Citibank Classical Night: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra 7/29/12: 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.

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.
NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra 7/15/12: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

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

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Elizabeth Schulze conducts students in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 1.
NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra 7/24/11: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Elizabeth Schulze conducts students ages 15–20.

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Elizabeth Schulze conducts students ages 15–20.
NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra 7/10/11: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Elizabeth Schulze conducts students ages 15–20.

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Elizabeth Schulze conducts students ages 15–20.
NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra 7/25/10: 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”).

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”).
NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra 7/9/10: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra
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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 7/26/09: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, the orchestra of students ages 15-20 performs works by Wagner and Brahms. The concert also features a past NSO Young Soloist Competition winner.

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, the orchestra of students ages 15-20 performs works by Wagner and Brahms. The concert also features a past NSO Young Soloist Competition winner.
NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra 7/12/09: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, the orchestra of students ages 15-20 performs a program that includes works by Glinka, Stravinsky, and Dvorák.

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, the orchestra of students ages 15-20 performs a program that includes works by Glinka, Stravinsky, and Dvorák.
NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra 7/13/08: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, the orchestra performs a program that includes Dvo?ák’s Carnival Overture, Smetana’s “The Moldau,” and Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish.” Part of the NSO Summer Music Institute.

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, the orchestra performs a program that includes Dvo?ák’s Carnival Overture, Smetana’s “The Moldau,” and Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish.” Part of the NSO Summer Music Institute.
NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra 7/28/07: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, the orchestra performs Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F minor, and von Suppé’s Light Cavalry Overture.

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, the orchestra performs Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F minor, and von Suppé’s Light Cavalry Overture.
NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra 7/15/07: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, the orchestra performs a program that includes Johann Strauss Jr.’s Die Fledermaus Overture, Britten’s Soirées Musicales, and Dvorák’s Symphony No. 7 in D minor.

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

Conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, the orchestra performs a program that includes Johann Strauss Jr.’s Die Fledermaus Overture, Britten’s Soirées Musicales, and Dvorák’s Symphony No. 7 in D minor.
NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra 7/23/06: NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

The NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra, conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, performs a program that includes Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

The NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra, conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, performs a program that includes Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.
Video 7/9/06: NSO Summer Music Institute

Conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, the NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra performs a program that includes Stravinsky’s Pulcinella and Bizet’s Symphony No. 1.

NSO Summer Music Institute

Conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, the NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra performs a program that includes Stravinsky’s Pulcinella and Bizet’s Symphony No. 1.

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