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NIH Philharmonia Concert “Stained Glass” - Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

The NIH Philharmonia, under the direction of Dr. Nancia D'Alimonte, presents the second concert in its 2016-17 season, “Stained Glass,” Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. This concert features music related to and inspired by churches, including Ottorino Respighi’s evocative and haunting ‘Church Windows’, as well as works by Mendelssohn, Debussy, and the twentieth century American composer Howard Hanson


For a video preview of the program, a printable flyer and the complete schedule for the Orchestra’s current season, please visit the orchestra's web site at:                  


Date:  Saturday December 3rd, 2016

Time:  7:30 P.M.


Mendelssohn – War March of the Priests

Hanson – Mosaics

Debussy – Engulfed Cathedral

Respighi – Vetrate di chiesa


Location:  St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 917 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD, 20852

Cost: As Always, FREE


Contact number: 240-888-6781

Early arrival is encouraged to ensure good seating and parking.


* NOTE: for those interested in hearing the music in a more informal setting: there will be a dress rehearsal Friday December 2nd , at 7:30 p.m. at the same location


The NIH Philharmonia is an all-volunteer orchestra founded in 2005 under the professional musical direction of Dr. Nancia D'Alimonte. The orchestra was established by a core group of NIH scientists, other federal employees, and members of the local community with the goal to play orchestral music from all genres in free concerts open to the public.


The orchestra is open to enthusiastic new members experienced in orchestral playing at an advanced level.   All interested musicians should contact NIH staff and trainees as well as those living in the surrounding community are eligible for membership.


Individuals with disabilities who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339). Requests should be made at least 2 days in advance of the event. For other questions about the concert please contact the Orchestra's publicity director, Susanne Dietz Goldberg at 240-888-6781.