Music Programs at the National Gallery
Enjoy local, national, and international performers from a broad range of ensembles, genres, and styles throughout the year.
Fall Concert Series
Enjoy free, live musical performances on Sunday afternoons in our West Building from September 25 through December 11. Registration is required.
Many Paths Concert Series
Travel the worlds of faith through music in our five-part concert series from October 23 through December 18. Registration is required.
Explore Past PerformancesSee all upcoming performances
We invite you to explore our past performances online.
Enjoy video footage of past performances presented throughout the National Gallery, and short films highlighting the connection between music and art.
About the Music Department
In an effort to increase wartime morale in the spring of 1942, the National Gallery’s first director, David E. Finley, began to offer concerts as part of the Sunday evening programs. Since then, our music department has continued to present local, national, and international performers.
Continuing our mission to inspire and uplift our visitors’ spirits, provide opportunities for innovative musicians, and highlight the intersection of the visual and performing arts, we present a broad range of ensembles, genres, and styles, from medieval through 21st-century classical music throughout the year in the Gallery’s iconic spaces. In 1999, we inaugurated Jazz in the Garden, an annual summer series that has become one of Washington’s most beloved events.