Clinical Center News
December 2023 / January 2024

Connecting musicians with patients

New form streamlines concert requests

The National Symphony Orchestra concert performance in the hospital's atrium
The National Symphony Orchestra performs in the Clinical Center atrium in September 2023.

The Music in the Atrium series is a long-cherished tradition at the NIH Clinical Center, offering a welcome respite to patients, visitors and staff. The program is open to local musicians who would like to share their performances of classical, jazz, bluegrass or other music.

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.

Interested participants can now submit a request online if they wish to perform at the Clinical Center.

The new form, created in collaboration with the hospital's Department of Clinical Research Informatics and the Office of Communications and Media Relations, was developed to create a seamless process for performers to participate in the Music in the Atrium concert series.

Once submitted, the request goes directly to the CC Special Events Team for review and consideration.

"I love that NIH hosts concerts in the Clinical Center atrium. A tangible way that artists and scientists help make each other better, literally," said Barbra Streisand, talking about the Music in the Atrium program as a guest Speaker at the May 2018 NIH J. Edward Rall Cultural Lecture.

For upcoming concerts, please visit the Clinical Center's Music in the Atrium webpage.

- Janice Duran

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