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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.

Please check back often for new performance dates.

  • NIH Chamber Singers
    Dec. 7
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    A group of 17 singers under the direction of Dwight Brock will celebrate December with music inspired by sacred and secular holiday music.

  • NSO Ensemble
    Dec. 12
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    An ensemble of National Symphony Orchestra members will perform holiday music with "horns-a-plenty."

  • Dixieland Holiday
    Dec. 19
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    The Salvation Army Band will perform a mix of Dixieland and swing tunes for the Holiday season.

  • UMD Jazz Quartet
    Dec. 21
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    A group of five UMD professors and alumni led by Chris Vadala, director of Jazz Studies at UMD, will perform jazz favorites and original compositions.

  • NSO Ensemble
    Feb. 13
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    An ensemble from the NSO will perform Bolling Suite for Jazz Trio and Violin, featuring NSO concert master Nurit Bar Josef.

  • Loudoun Youth Guitars
    March 15
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    This group is comprised of talented and highly motivated guitar students from several middle and high schools in Loudoun County. They perform music by composers from various musical eras, including Baroque, Classical, Romantic and contemporary.

  • American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra
    March 22
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    One of the leading orchestral training programs in the nation, AYPO provides competitive world-class training and performance opportunities for musicians up to 21 years of age.

  • NIH Philharmonia
    May 8
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    The NIH Philharmonia is an all-volunteer organization founded for the purpose of bringing together the dedicated musical talent of NIH researches, federal workers and the surrounding community.

  • NSO Ensemble
    May 22
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    National Symphony Orchestra string duo Natasha and Zino Bogachek will perform.

  • NSO Ensemble
    June 21
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Program to be determined.

Request to perform

Call 301-402-9579 or email accameds@mail.nih.gov for information about performing at the NIH Clinical Center.

The National Symphony Orchestra performing Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf
The National Symphony Orchestra performs Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. The performance was conducted by Francesco Lecce-Chong, with David Teie on cello and Lesli Foster, from WUSA9, as narrator.
cellist Zuill Baily accompanied by Victoria Gau on piano
Three-time Grammy Award winning cellist Zuill Baily is accompanied by Victoria Gau on piano. They performed Bruch's Kol Nidrei and Bloch's Schelomo.
The group From East to West performing classical Iranian music with Western classical instruments as well as traditional Iranian instruments
The group, From East to West, performs classical Iranian music with Western classical instruments as well as traditional Iranian instruments such as the tombak and kamancheh.

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This page last updated on 11/15/2017

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