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Music in the Atrium

All patients, their families and visitors as well as NIH staff are invited to attend these performances. The north atrium is a comfortable, welcoming gathering place at the center of the Clinical Center. These concerts are intended to support the Clinical Center's environment of care and healing.

"I love that NIH hosts concerts in the Clinical Center atrium. A tangible way that artists and scientists help make each other better, literally." - Barbra Streisand (Guest Speaker at the May 2018 NIH J. Edward Rall Cultural Lecture)

Strict social distancing measures will be maintained. At this time, wind instruments and vocals are not permitted. Health and safety are our main concerns.

If you have questions or wish to perform, please contact

Please check back often for new performance dates.

Upcoming Performances

  • *CANCELLED* Pianist Raffi Kasparian
    Sept. 29
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Pianist Raffi Kasparian, previously with the United States Army Band, explores the influence much-loved composers Scott Joplin, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Debussy and others had on each other, transcending political and geographic boundaries.

    Includes a special performance of a composition by NIH's own Dr. Arnold Kirshenbaum.

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This page last updated on 09/29/2022

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