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YOUNG ORCHESTRA MAKES CASE FOR THE FUTURE OF MUSIC

Members of the National Orchestral Institute rehearse Tuesday. (By Geoff Sheil via The Washington Post)

By Anne Midgette | The Washington Post

"Classical music’s problems are with its institutions, not with lack of interest in the field. For proof, look no further than the next generation that institutions spend so much time wringing their hands about. At a time when classical music is supposedly dying, there are as many students as ever devoting their lives to learning to make it. The annual National Orchestral Institute (NOI) at the University of Maryland brings together some of the best young players in the country for an intensive few weeks of learning and playing. The result — as I got to hear on Saturday night in Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 under Asher Fisch — is stunning orchestral playing, with an urgency and vividness that some professional institutions, alas, cannot hope to replicate."

Read the complete article in The Washington Post.

Photo: Members of the National Orchestral Institute rehearse Tuesday. (By Geoff Sheil via The Washington Post)

Date of Publication: 
6/25/17