The National Symphony Orchestra performed for the 11th time at NIH on Sept. 22. Flute player Leah Arsenault (r) was the featured soloist in a concert that included the overture from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, Elgar’s Serenade for Strings-Larghetto, two movements from Rodrigo’s Concierto Pastoral and Debussy’s Petite Suite. Conductor Jacomo Bairos led the NSO.
The concert packed not only the atrium of the Clinical Research Center, but also many of the upper floors of the hospital, where patients assembled to enjoy the music.
The event, part of the NSO’s Sound Health Initiative, was sponsored by the Clinical Center and the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences.
Photo: Bill Branson