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National Orchestral Institute to Record for Naxos

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J. Corigliano, Symphony No. 1 ("Of Rage and Remembrance"), National Symphony Orchestra, L. Slatkin
(RCA Red Seal, 1996)
Charles T. Downey, National Festival Orchestra’s bright performance is a gift
Washington Post, June 15
The ambitions and hard work of the National Orchestral Institute, the training program for young musicians at the University of Maryland, continue to pay dividends. The concert of American music by this year’s National Festival Orchestra, heard Saturday night at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, was the first to be recorded in a new series for the Naxos label. Richard Freed, who writes the NOI program notes, made the suggestion to the leader of Naxos.

Guest conductor David Alan Miller, who has long championed the music of Michael Torke, opened with that composer’s “Bright Blue Music”... [Continue reading]
National Festival Orchestra
National Orchestral Institute
With David Alan Miller, conductor
Clarice Smith Center

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