The National Institutes of Health has always been in the forefront of cutting-edge scientific and medical research. Just as exciting as what is occurring in the research labs is something happening outside them: the orchestra music produced by the National Institutes of Health Philharmonia.
By offering free, high-quality concerts in a less formal setting than area concert halls, and drawing on the talents of those working at NIH and elsewhere in Montgomery County, the orchestra builds community and inspires a greater awareness of and appreciation for classical music in all its forms–including the works of new composers.
The NIH Philharmonia is an all-volunteer organization founded for the purpose of bringing together the dedicated musical talent of NIH researchers, federal workers, and the surrounding community. The orchestra is affiliated with the NIH Recreation and Welfare Organization.