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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. Health and safety are our main concern.

Please check back often for new performance dates.

Upcoming Performances

  • University of Maryland Jazz Combo
    May 19
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    The UMD Jazz Combo plays an array of old and new jazz standards, bringing a sense of the classic and the contemporary to a live jazz setting. Faculty members, students and alumni make up the group.

  • National Symphony Orchestra Ensemble
    May 26
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Ensembles perform classical music that extends access to live music beyond the Kennedy Center.

  • University of Maryland Jazz Combo
    June 16
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    The UMD Jazz Combo plays an array of old and new jazz standards, bringing a sense of the classic and the contemporary to a live jazz setting. Faculty members, students and alumni make up the group.

  • Haskell Small – Pianist and Composer
    July 7
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Praised for his rich imagination, pianist and composer Haskell Small has had a career that has spanned the musical gamut and the globe. After suffering a stroke in February 2021, followed by a short hiatus, Mr. Small resumed his concerts with live and virtual performances of music he has arranged for the right hand alone. His repertoire includes works by great classical masters, as well as his own composition: "Diary of a Stroke: The Adventures of Herb and Pete".

    As his recovery continues, he is planning to return to performing with both hands, playing a program of music by Bach, Chopin and Schubert, as well as a new composition, "Etude for Two Hands".

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This page last updated on 05/16/2022

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