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National Philharmonic Concert Schedule for October and November 2022

October 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am - November 30, 2022 @ 9:00 pm EDT

October and November 2022 Full Concert Schedule:

Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at AMP by Strathmore

A Very Silly VaudevilleLuke Frazier, conductor

A Very Silly Vaudeville, an original children’s show filled with American popular music, will guide you on a journey through NatPhil’s modern take on the classic American vaudeville acts of yesteryear. This talent extravaganza features magic, dancing, singing, and lots of audience engagement, including a Q&A with actors and musicians following the performance!

Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at Capital One Hall

Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore

Vive La France with Violinist Gil ShahamPiotr Gajewski, conductor

Gil Shaham, violin

NatPhil’s 2022-2023 Season gets off to a spectacular start with some of the best symphonic music by diverse and celebrated French composers. Experience Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges’ Symphony No. 1 in G Major, a piece that many say rivals the best of Mozart’s work, and Symphony No. 3, a neglected masterpiece by musical genius Louise Farrenc. Violinist Gil Shaham joins NatPhil for Camille Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3, bringing its melodic invention and impressionistic subtlety to life. Together, these three compositions make for a joyful and magical aural experience. Venez voir la magie!


Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Symphony No. 1 in G Major

Camille Saint-Saëns, Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61

Louise Farrenc, Symphony No. 3 in G minor, Op. 36

Friday, November 4, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore

Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at Capital One Hall

Broadway’s Brightest LightsLuke Frazier, conductor

Stephanie J. Block, vocalist

Michael Malakiel, vocalist

Luke Hawkins, dancer

After months of dimmed marquees and ghost-lit theaters, Broadway’s Brightest Lights puts the spotlight on some of the best and brightest talents working today, under the direction of NatPhil Principal Pops Conductor Luke Frazier. Tony-Award winning Broadway diva Stephanie J. Block (WickedThe Cher ShowThe Boy From Oz) is joined by Michael Maliakel (Disney’s AladdinThe Phantom of the OperaMonsoon Wedding) and Luke Hawkins (Annie LiveXanaduSingin’ in the Rain) to perform some of the greatest hits straight from Broadway. From Gershwin to Lerner and Loewe, Kander and Ebb to Sondheim, this program has something for every Broadway baby to love and will have you dancing in your seat and singing all the way home.

Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore

Berlioz’s Requiem

Stan Engebretson, conductor

Norman Shankle, tenor

with the National Philharmonic Chorale

Stan Engebretson, artistic director of the National Philharmonic Chorale, celebrates his storied tenure with the ensemble with Berlioz’s visionary and masterfully orchestrated Requiem. Engebretson brings Berlioz’s bombastic Opus No. 5, also known as “The Grand Messe des Morts,” to life with the power of the NatPhil Chorale and soloist Norman Shankle, a tenor who has risen to worldwide prominence through acclaimed performances with the Metropolitan and San Francisco Operas, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and the Dresden Semperoper in Germany.

Come see why Berlioz said, “If I were threatened with the destruction of the whole of my works save one, I should crave mercy for the Messe des Morts.”


Hector Berlioz, Requiem, Op. 5 (Grande Messe des Morts)

Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at The Mexican Cultural Institute

NatPhil Chamber Series: Now & Then

Curated by Concertmaster Laura Colgate

Curated by Concertmaster Laura Colgate, the first installment of NatPhil’s 2022-2023 Chamber Series features music from the past and present, including composers J.S. Bach, Charles Wuorinen, Josquin des Prez, Caroline Shaw, and Arvo Pärt.


J.S. Bach, Cantata BWV 4 “Christ Lag in Todesbanden” (arranged for string quartet and brass quartet by David Miller)

Charles Wuorinen, Josquiniana

Josquin des Prez, Selections for 3-5 Voices (arranged for brass quartet by David Miller)

J.S. Bach, Chorale from St. Matthew Passion

Caroline Shaw, Punctum

Arvo Pärt, Fratres

Ticket Information

Tickets ($19–$99) are available online at Kids 17 and under can attend National Philharmonic performances for free through the All Kids. All Free. All the Time. initiative.

Health and Safety Protocols

Patrons are no longer asked to show proof of vaccination to enter our venues, but we encourage everyone to stay up to date on their COVID vaccinations and boosters.

At this time, patrons are still required to wear masks in the venues and through the duration of NatPhil performances. For the safety of our NatPhil family, please stay home if you feel sick or present any of the symptoms of COVID-19.

We anticipate updates to the above policy as health and safety recommendations and best practices evolve. For the latest safety protocols, please visit

About the National Philharmonic

Celebrated for showcasing world-renowned guest artists in time-honored symphonic masterpieces, National Philharmonic continuously strives to create remarkable educational opportunities in the community while promoting diversity and representation in classical music.

National Philharmonic is an accessible, enriching component in the Greater Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area, believing that music has the power to spark imagination and shape the world around us. As the only organization with a united orchestra and chorus in the region, over the years National Philharmonic has expanded its footprint beyond its home at Strathmore, with year-round masterclasses along with Summer String and Summer Chorale Institutes for youth, armed services programs, and partnerships with community organizations. In addition to these programs, National Philharmonic fosters a love of music in young people across the region by offering free admission to all children between the ages 7 to 17 years old.


October 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am EDT
November 30, 2022 @ 9:00 pm EDT
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