Mozart's Symphony No. 40

Three magnificent works showcase Mozart’s genius: the humorous A Musical Joke, the sublime Piano Concerto No. 23 and the popular Symphony No. 40 in G minor.

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Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition

Grammy Award winner cellist Zuill Bailey performs Bruch's soulful Kol Nidrei and Bloch's Schelomo. Mussorgsky's colorful Pictures rounds out the program.

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Musical Musings with the Maestro

Join Music Director & Conductor Piotr Gajewski for lively discussions of music to be performed at upcoming concerts. April 17 10:30am Strathmore Mansion

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National Philharmonic Chamber Players at Potter Violins

Experience chamber music up close and personal under the direction of Philharmonic Concertmaster Colin Sorgi-- May 7

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Carmina Burana

Orff’s rousing Carmina Burana contains one of the most versatile musical pieces in the entire Western canon: the opening section, O Fortuna, featured in a multitude of soundtracks for movies, TV ads, video games and sports events.

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All Kids, All Free, All the Time

Young people age 7-17 attend all National Philharmonic concerts free of charge!

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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.

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