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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.

  • Aaron Reed - vocalist
    Dec. 10
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    A Maryland native, Aaron Reeder is a performer and creative consultant based in Berlin Germany. His performances combine rich baritone vocals with discourses, which enlighten as well as entertain. He and pianist Marci Shegogue will perform a variety of sacred and secular music.

  • NSO Ensemble
    Dec. 11
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    The annual “Horns-a-Plenty” holiday concert by members of the National Symphony Orchestra. The horns will perform a few works and then invite the audience to sing-a-long to carols.

  • Nerds in Harmony
    Dec. 13
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Nerds in Harmony is a group of talented, musical scientists and the only co-ed a cappella ensemble at NIH. In addition to two yearly concerts at the CC Atrium, they also perform at charity events, community centers and even street corners.

  • PHS "Surgeon General's Own" Music Ensemble
    Dec. 17
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    The mission of the PHS Music Ensemble is to provide musical support for formal and informal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and appropriate non-HHS sponsored events. In so doing, the Ensemble provides a valuable service to HHS, enhances visibility of the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps among HHS and non-HHS programs and organizations, and engenders esprit-de-corps.

  • UMD Jazz Quintet
    Dec. 19
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    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 jazz standards and original compositions.

  • NSO Ensemble
    Feb. 19, 2019
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    The National Symphony Orchestra is a premiere symphony orchestra based in Washington, D.C.

  • Washington Chorus
    April 25, 2019
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Selected members from the 200-voice Washington Chorus, one of the foremost symphonic choruses in the nation and three-time nominated and two-time Grammy Award winner, will perform.

  • NSO Ensemble
    May 21, 2019
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    The National Symphony Orchestra is a premiere symphony orchestra based in Washington, D.C.

  • NSO Ensemble
    July 9, 2019
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    The National Symphony Orchestra is a premiere symphony orchestra based in Washington, D.C.

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
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 12/07/2018

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