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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

FAES funds several musical performances for the NIH community including a concert series by the Manchester String Quartet, the National Symphony Orchestra 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

2017/2018 20th Century

Manchester String Quartet

Hyun-Woo Kim, violin; Marissa Regni, violin; Abigail Kreuzer, viola; Glenn Garlick, cello.

Guest Artists: Heather Le Doux Green, violin; Alexandra Osborne, violin; Eric de Waardt, viola; David Hardy, cello; Loren Kitt, clarinet.

This concert series is supported by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences at NIH. All concerts are free and begin at 12:30pm in the Masur Auditorium, Building 10, NIH Medical Center. For further information, contact the NIH Vistor Information Center (VIC) 301-496-1776.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Bartok Quartet #1 (1908)

Monday, December 4, 2017

Janacek "Intimate Letters" (1928)

Monday, January 8, 2018

Shostakovich Quartet #1 in C Major, Opus 49 (1935)

Monday, February 5, 2018​

Copland Sextet (1936)

Monday, March 5, 2018

Shostakovich Quartet #8 (1960)

Monday, April 16, 2018

Britten Quartet #1 in D Major (1941)

Monday, May 7, 2018​

Shostakovich Piano Quintet (1940)


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

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.


Thursday, June 21, 2018​

NSO Chamber Group

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Full NSO Orchestra

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

NSO Chamber Group

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

NSO Chamber Group

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

NSO Chamber Group

Tuesday, May 21, 2019​

NSO Chamber Group

Tuesday, July 9, 2019​

NSO Chamber Group

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

-CC Director, Dr. John Gallin