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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)

Strict social distancing measures will be maintained. At this time, wind instruments and vocals are not permitted. Health and safety are our main concerns.

If you are interested in performing in the CC atrium, please submit a request.

Please check back often for new performance dates.

Upcoming Performances

  • Robert Masi
    May 30
    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

    Please join us for Robert Masi's final piano recital before he departs for medical school. Robert Masi is a post-baccalaureate Cancer Research Training Award Fellow in Dr. Steve Rosenberg's lab and has a Bachelor of Arts in piano performance.

  • National Symphony Orchestra Ensemble
    June 2
    Noon – 12:45 pm

    Please join us for a performance by Mahoko Eguchi on viola and Rachel Youong on cello

  • Tacy Foundation
    June 21
    1 – 2 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 the power of music.

  • Matias Soifer
    June 30
    12:30 – 1:30 pm

    Please join us for a piano recital by Matias Soifer. Matias is a Clinical Fellow at the National Eye Institute.

  • Clayton Bourassa
    Sept. 1
    Noon – 1 pm

    Please join us for a special performance from Clayton playing classical music on the piano. Clayton began playing the piano at the age of 6 taking lessons from his father. After giving up the piano in middle school, he began taking lessons in high school and competing in state competitions and playing for various recitals. He then attended OCC where he took lessons from Dr. Kevin Moore. Clayton now resides in Fairfax, Virginia where he works as an electrical designer and continues to perform concerts and various venues/recitals.

  • National Symphony Orchestra Chamber Strings
    Sept. 13
    1:30 – 2:30 pm

    A 28-piece chamber strings group will perform a special repertoire for the Clinical Center.

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This page last updated on 05/25/2023

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