For more than a generation, the National Orchestral Institute has nurtured the development of America’s most gifted young orchestral musicians. During this month-long festival of electrifying performances – from chamber recitals to full orchestra concerts, these young artists perform with commitment and prowess. 

Three concerts of note: 
Copland, Gershwin, & Bernstein, National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, Saturday, June 16, 2018, 8 PM.  James Judd conducts Bernstein's Songfest which was written as a tribute to the 1976 American Bicentennial. The program also includes George Gershwin's iconic An American in Paris heard in a new edition which corrects and restores many of Gershwin's original musical intentions. 

Brahms' First, National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, Saturday, June 23, 2018, 8PM.  Internationally celebrated as a vibrant ambassador for music and an inspiring artistic leader, Ms. JoAnn Falletta has conducted many of the world’s finest orchestras. Her program includes Edward Elgar’s In the South and Johannes Brahms’ First Symphony.

Petrushka Returns, National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, Saturday, June 30, 2018, 8 PM.
The National Orchestral Institute + Festival revives Doug Fitch's groundbreaking production of Stravinsky's Petrushka first created in 2008 at the University of Maryland and later seen in performances by the New York Philharmonic. The ballet score is infused with orchestra participation, puppeteers, live video, and much more.