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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.

  • UMD Jazz Quintet
    March 6
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    A jazz performance by the University of Maryland Jazz Quintet. The Quintet includes Chris Vadala, saxophone and flute; Gerry Kunkel, guitar; John Previti, acoustic bass; Griffith Kazmierczak, trumpet; and, Joey Antico, drums. The group will perform a mix of familiar standards and original compositions.

  • 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.

  • The Tacy Foundation Youth Concert
    March 29
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    The Tacy Foundation supports medical facilities with mostly classical music from the hearts and hands of children and teens.

  • The City Singers
    April 12
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    The City Singers is the community outreach chamber choir of The City Choir of Washington. The ensemble brings quality choral music—light classical, popular, secular, patriotic, show tunes, folk songs—to organizations and audiences who may not be able to attend regular concerts of The City Choir of Washington.

  • Piano and Flute Concert
    April 18
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    The program, titled "Pulse: Enchantments in Movement and Nature," is presented by Alaskan flutist Tabatha Easley and Michigan native Tracy Cowden on piano. Works are by Muczynski, Chaminade, Zyman, Farr, Coleman, Olivieri, Hutter, Edwards and Schoenfield.

  • NIH Chamber Singers
    April 26
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    The NIH Chamber Singers is a small vocal ensemble that works toward unity of sound and careful blending of voices.

  • 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 for information about performing at the NIH Clinical Center.

The National Symphony Orchestra performing
The National Symphony Orchestra performed in September, as part of the NSO's Sound Health program. It featured Steven Reineke as conductor, with William Gerlach on trumpet and Eric Shin on vibraphone. The orchestra performed works by Beethoven, Ellington/Gould, Anderson, Williams, Bach/Stokowski, Séjourne, Copland and Brahms.
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 02/14/2018

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