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 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:
- All Kids, All Free, All the Time
- Student Concerts
- Pre-Concert Lectures
- Summer String Institutes
- Summer Choral Institutes
- Master Classes
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.