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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)

Please check back often for new performance dates.

  • Pianist Danila Tomassetti
    March 26
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Danila Tomassetti is an Italian native concert pianist, pursuing her doctorate under a full scholarship at the Catholic University of America. She will perform Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet op. 75 by Sergei Prokofiev, an opus of incredible beauty and particularly loved by audiences.

  • NIH Nerds in Harmony
    April 4
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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

  • Loudon Youth Guitars
    April 11
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Loudoun Youth Guitars 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.

  • The Tacy Foundation Youth
    April 18
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    The Tacy Foundation empowers children and teens in the Nation's Capital and surrounding areas to share hope with hospital patients, senior citizens, and disadvantaged youth through performances, music recording projects, and music mentoring programs.

  • Washington Chorus
    April 25
    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.

  • City Singers
    May 14
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    The City Singers, an outreach arm of The City Choir of Washington, renders a variety of vocal music offerings from choral classics to popular.

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

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

  • Chris Urquaiga
    May 30
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Chris Urquiaga is a singer-songwriter, pianist, composer, music director & producer from Silver Spring, MD.

  • The Tacy Foundation Youth
    June 14
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    The Tacy Foundation empowers children and teens in the Nation's Capital and surrounding areas to share hope with hospital patients, senior citizens, and disadvantaged youth through performances, music recording projects, and music mentoring programs.

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

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

  • International Youth
    July 18
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

  • USPHS Music Ensemble
    Dec. 12
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    The USPHS Music Ensemble is also known as the Surgeon General's Own.

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 their Sound Health partnership with NIH. The performance featured Steven Reineke as conductor, David Murray on trombone, Rick Barber on bass and Eric Shin on typewriter.
Chris Urquiaga
Singer-songwriter and pianist Chris Urquiaga is a Strathmore Artist in Residence for the 2016-2017 Season. He has performed throughout the DC area.
NIH Nerds in Harmony choral group
NIH Nerds in Harmony is a co-ed a cappella ensemble of musical scientists. They perform two yearly concerts in the CC Atrium and also perform at charity events, community centers and street corners.
United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Music Ensemble choral group
The Choral Group of the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Music Ensemble performed a selection of holiday choral pieces. This all-volunteer ensemble performs about 25 times a year.

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This page last updated on 02/20/2019

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