Skip to main content
NIH Record - National Institutes of Health

NSO Chamber Group Performs at CRC

Gilman stands at microphone near musician holding his cello in the atrium.

Clinical Center CEO Dr. James Gilman introduces the performance.

Photo: Chia-Chi Charlie Chang

Three masked musicians look toward music stands playing their violins.

NSO members perform in the Clinical Center atrium.

Photo: Chia-Chi Charlie Chang

Gonzalez-Granados stands at podium, fingers curled around baton, with other hand raised above her head

NSO chamber group guest conductor Lina Gonzalez-Granados

Photo: Chia-Chi Charlie Chang

Aerial view of the atrium: orchestra performs with audience scattered, sitting 6 feet apart. Staff can be seen watching through windows in hallways above.

A socially distanced audience on the atrium’s ground floor enjoy the music, which wafts up to doctors, staff and patients in the hallways and patient rooms above.

Photo: Chia-Chi Charlie Chang

Members of the orchestra, all in masks with their string instruments and sheet music, follow the conductor as several staff members and a doctor in blue scrubs look on.

Gonzalez-Granados conducts a lively Peruvian piece that reflects her Latin American heritage.

Photo: Chia-Chi Charlie Chang

Three men wearing masks glide their bows across their cellos.

NSO musicians entertain in the atrium.

Photo: Chia-Chi Charlie Chang

Two Asian musicians, wearing masks, hold their bows up to their violins in the atrium.

Members of the string section entertain patients and staff.

Photo: Chia-Chi Charlie Chang

How sweet the sound when the National Symphony Orchestra performed in the Clinical Research Center atrium on Sep. 2. The repertoire included Amazing Grace, Mozart’s Allegro from movement 1 of Eine Kleine Nachtmusika and several other classical selections. 

Led by Lina Gonzalez-Granados, an internationally acclaimed young conductor, the NSO’s chamber group comprises strings and percussion. It was no surprise that the Colombian-American conductor—dedicated to highlighting works by Latin-American composers—included a Peruvian composition in the mix, the lively Coqueteos from Gabriela Lena Frank’s Leyenda: an Andean Walkabout.

The concert marks the start of the 9th year of the NIH-Kennedy Center Sound Health partnership.

Back to Top