National Philharmonic Chamber Players

Experience chamber music up close and personal on Oct. 29 at Potter Violins! Join concert master Colin Sorgi and other outstanding players for the music of Dvorak, Wolf and more.


Bach and Bachianas

Journey across centuries and cultures in a concert pairing the Baroque master Bach with Heitor Villa-Lobos, who has been described as "the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music."

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Handel's Messiah

No Christmas celebration is complete without a performance of Handel’s uplifting oratorio Messiah, a work that has delighted and inspired audiences worldwide since its premiere in 1741.

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Entertaining and Insightful Podcasts with former WETA Radio Host Marilyn Cooley

Listen to Marilyn Cooley's first podcast about our Star-Studded season opening concerts!

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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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Subscribe to National Philharmonic's 2017-2018 Season and Save!

Our dynamic new season, led by Maestro Piotr Gajewski, is filled with unique evenings and thrilling guest artists, including violinist Sarah Chang, Grammy winner cellist Zuill Bailey and Sphinx Competition winner Melissa White!

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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 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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