Northern Lights (April 28, 8pm)

Featuring Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, mesmerizing works of Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo and a premiere by Young Composer-in-Residence Alistair Coleman.

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Beethoven's "Pastoral" Symphony (May 5, 8pm)

Experience the sounds of nature and most famously, the depiction of a thunderstorm in Beethoven's "Pastoral" Symphony. Also come hear Philharmonic Concertmaster Colin Sorgi as he takes the stage for Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2.

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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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Our 2017-18 season, led by Maestro Piotr Gajewski, is filled with unique evenings and thrilling guest artists, including Sphinx Competition winner Melissa White and soprano Danielle Talamantes!

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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.