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FAES Music and Cultural Programs

We help make the NIH a better place to work by sponsoring & facilitating musical and cultural events

concert in the CRCFAES funds several musical performances for the NIH community including a concert series by the Manchester String Quartet, the National Symphony Orchestra, the UMD Quintet, and recently began contributing resources to the notable NIH Philharmonia, an all-volunteer organization founded for the purpose of bringing together the dedicated musical talent of NIH researchers and federal workers. FAES currently presents approximately 12 events per year. For more information about our musical and cultural events please see below.

Manchester String Quartet Concert Series

For reasonable accommodation, contact Sharon Greenwell at (301) 496-4713 or email

Please check back for program updates regularly.

National Symphony Orchestra at NIH

FAES proudly sponsors regular visits to the NIH by the National Symphony Orchestra as part of the NSO Sound Initiative, which brings orchestral music to area hospitals and medical centers. Hundreds of NIH staff, patients and visitors gather for the performances. Limited seating is available on the 1st floor of the atrium, with additional viewing available on the 2nd-7th floors. All concerts are free and begin at 1:30pm.

Please check back for program updates regularly.

UMD Jazz Ensemble

Please check back for program updates regularly.

Music flows in all our corridors, into patient wards, reaching those in beds who cannot come.

-CC Director, Dr. John Gallin