Handel's Messiah on Dec. 17&18 at Strathmore

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

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Bach Double, Sat Jan 14 8pm at Strathmore

National Philharmonic’s talented musicians are featured as soloists in this concert of Bach masterpieces.

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Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, Jan. 28 &29 at Strathmore

Haochen Zhang, winner of the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, plays a work often described as the greatest piano concerto ever written.

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National Philharmonic Presents Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, Sat Feb. 4 7:30 pm at Strathmore

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is the must-see video game concert of the year!

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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. Feb 12 and May 7

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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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Tickets Now on Sale for National Philharmonic's 2016-17 Season at Strathmore!

View upcoming concerts and purchase tickets online!

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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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