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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.

  • National Symphony Orchestra
    Sept. 19
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    The NSO is an American symphony orchestra based in Washington that performs about 175 concerts each year. These include classical subscription sets, pop concerts and one of the country's most extensive educational programs. Its principal performing venue is the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

  • Karin Loya on Cello
    Oct. 19
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Loya will perform traditional Scottish and Irish music on cello.

  • UMD Jazz Quartet
    Oct. 24
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    A group of five UMD professors and alumni led by Chris Vadala. Vadala is the Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Maryland where he directs three UM Big Bands. They perform standard jazz favorites as well as original compositions.

  • NSO Ensemble
    Nov. 9
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    A group of National Symphony Orchestra members will perform together. Program will be determined. The NSO is an American symphony orchestra based in Washington.

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

    A group of National Symphony Orchestra members will perform together. Program will be determined. The NSO is an American symphony orchestra based in Washington.

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

    A group of five UMD professors and alumni led by Chris Vadala. Vadala is the Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Maryland where he directs three UM Big Bands. They perform standard jazz favorites as well as original compositions.

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 09/13/2017

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