Each year, the National Philharmonic performs for every MCPS 2nd grade student in the county. The Strathmore Student Concerts are programmed and performed by the National Philharmonic with support from Montgomery County Public Schools. Concerts are specifically catered to the children’s age groups and class curriculum. The concerts take place over seven or eight days, making it possible for over 10,000 children to experience the thrill of hearing a live orchestra each year. Concerts are specifically catered to the children’s age groups and class curriculum. Teachers and students spend three to four weeks learning about the music and preparing for the overall concert hall experience. This year, the concerts will be Nov. 13-16.