National Philharmonic At The Music Center At Strathmore
Led by dynamic Music Director and Conductor Piotr Gajewski, the National
Philharmonic is known for performances that are “powerful,”
impeccable” and “thrilling” (
The Washington Post). Created in 2003, the National Philharmonic took up residence at the
state-of-the-art Music Center at Strathmore upon its opening in February
2005. More than 250 performances later, combined with far-reaching educational
programming, the National Philharmonic is the largest and most active
locally based professional orchestra based in Montgomery County.
As the Music Center at Strathmore’s orchestra-in-residence, the National
Philharmonic showcases world-renowned guest artists in time-honored symphonic
masterpieces conducted by Maestro Gajewski and Associate Conductor Victoria
Gau and monumental choral masterworks under National Philharmonic Chorale
Artistic Director Stan Engebretson.
The Philharmonic boasts a long-standing tradition of reasonably priced
tickets and free admission to all young people age 7-17, assuring its
place as an accessible and enriching component in Montgomery County and
the greater Washington, DC area.
We offer a plethora of musical and educational opportunities including:
Regardless of whether you are a frequent Philharmonic concert-goer or have
never had the opportunity to witness and hear such astounding music, we
welcome you to visit the Music Center at Strathmore for a life-changing
experience. Information regarding how to purchase concert tickets and
learn more about our educational offerings can be found throughout our
website. You can also call (301) 581-5100.