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“CHANCES ARE” YOU’RE GOING TO SAVE THE DATE Strathmore’s Spring Fundraising Gala on April 16 Mark your calendar now for dinner on Saturday, April 16 when Strathmore’s Spring Gala features the legendary Johnny Mathis! Enjoy a half-century of favorites including “Chances Are,” “It’s Not for Me to Say” and “Misty;” performed by Johnny Mathis backed by his 24-piece orchestra. The Spring Gala, this year titled Strathmore Sizzles, is an entire evening of events. Proceeds support our performances and educational programming throughout the year, so you can do something great, all while having a great time! Join us at 5:30 pm for the pre-show reception and dinner, enjoy the concert at 9 pm and then dance the night away at the After Party featuring Big Ray and the Kool Kats. This yearly celebration for a great cause traditionally sells out early. In fact, only dinner packages include the remaining tickets to the show and After Party. Packages begin at $500 per person, with tables of 8 beginning at $10,000. To reserve today, contact the Sorelle Group at (202) 248-1930 or strathmore@sorellegroup.com.

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Joseph F. Beach, ex officio Robert G. Brewer, Jr., Esq. Dickie S. Carter Meagan T. Campion Starr G. Ezra Hon. Nancy Floreen, ex officio Solomon Graham Thomas H. Graham Paul L. Hatchett Frank F. Islam Alexine C. Jackson Dianne G. Kay Delia L. “Dede” Lang Carolyn P. Leonard Jim Mannarino J. Alberto Martinez, MD Caroline Huang McLaughlin Kenny O’Brien Lori Riordan William G. Robertson Gabe Romero Mary Kay ShartleGalotto Wendy J. Susswein, ex officio Annie Simonian Totah

NEW PERFORMANCES ANNOUNCED FOR THE MUSIC CENTER Be sure to check out these recently added shows in the Music Center where you’ll find some big names and a few back-by-popular-demand performers!

Besides the best seats through exclusive pre-sales, Stars also save 10% on: • Strathmore Presentation Tickets • Educational Programs • Gift Shop Purchases and More Stars also receive special invitations all year long, all for contributions beginning at as little as $50.

Blues at the Crossroads: The Robert Johnson Centennial FEBRUARY 17, 8PM Don’t miss this unbelievable tribute event celebrating the talented, tormented, and untouchable blues king, Robert Johnson. Performers include Big Head Todd and the Monsters, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Hubert Sumlin, Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcolm. Tickets $25–$45 (Stars Price $22.50–$40.50)

Randy Newman Co-Presented with The Birchmere MARCH 2, 8PM Beloved singer-songwriter Randy Newman performs the iconic and sometimes ironic songs that have brought the characters and caricatures of his songbook to life for over 30 years. Tickets $25–$65 (Stars Price $22.50–$58.50)

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Bryan Adams “The Bare Bones Tour” MARCH 11, 8PM Join us for an intimate, acoustic event with powerful rock sensation Bryan Adams. Hits like “Everything I Do (I Do it for You),” “Straight From the Heart,” and “Summer of ‘69” abound in this evening to remember. Tickets $35-$75 (Stars Price $31.50–$67.50)

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Strathmore’s Guitar Festival celebrates the most influential instrument of the 20th century. Sponsored by PNC.

David Sedaris MARCH 31, 8PM The Washington Post proclaims “David Sedaris has become, to a certain portion of America, the most beloved living humorist.” His latest book Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary deviates from his traditional snarkily poignant realworld escapades to a seDavid Sedaris ries of animal fables that will remind you of your neighbors and family to no lesser extent than his other works. Hearing David Sedaris read his works is like hearing the song after only reading the lyrics—don’t miss this hilarious live event! Tickets $35-$55 (Stars Price $31.50–$49.50)

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Nancy Wilson Co-Presented with Blues Alley APRIL 22, 8pm After a sold-out performance last spring, Nancy Wilson returns to Strathmore for a one-night engagement. Her career has led her through jazzinfluenced pop and R&B, with a triumphant return to her roots with her Grammy-winning 2004 release R.S.V.P. (Rare Songs, Very Personal). Tickets $28–$78 (Stars Price $25.20–$70.20)

One Night of Queen with Gary Mullen and The Works APRIL 27, 8PM This spectacular tribute show is “an extravagant homage to Queen’s legacy...not merely pretenders to the throne but great showmen worthy of such an accolade” (The Scotsman). Tickets $28–$58 (Stars Price $25.20–$52.20)

Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars MARCH 23, 8PM Juan de Marcos Gonzalez, “the Quincy Jones of Cuba” and Buena Vista Social Club founder, brings together another triumphant show at Strathmore. “The audience was dancing in the aisles!” (The New York Times). Tickets $25–$52 (Stars Price $22.50–$46.80) (301) 581-5100

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See these new and upcoming events this winter in the Mansion.

JUST ANNOUNCED SPECIAL EVENT A Tour with Strathmore and the Jazz Age in Paris

Esther Nisenthal Krinitz, Janiszew Prison Camp

STRATHMORE FINE ART Fabric of Survival JANUARY 8 THROUGH FEBRUARY 21 Mansion Galleries, Free The last showing of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz’s powerful works was a profound experience for visitors to Strathmore’s galleries—so compelling it warranted an exclusive exhibition this season. Experience more of this Holocaust survivor’s beautiful yet haunting images that express the personal courage and humanity that individuals must draw upon to overcome racism and injustice. The folkinspired fabric art and meticulously stitched narrative tell her story of horror and resilience. Also showing:

International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature THROUGH DECEMBER 30

MAY 20–27 Imagine yourself cruising the Seine with a glass of wine, great friends and the sweet, sensual notes of jazz filling the air. Or connecting with Parisian jazz aficionados in Le Duc des Lombards jazz club. Or ducking into the small jazz establishments that are the hidden gems of this romantic city. All of these experiences and more await you on the seven day, six-night Strathmore Tour of the Jazz Age in Paris this spring. Hear Wynton Marsalis at the celebrated Salle Pleyel, visit the Galerie du Jeu du Paume, and take in a performance at the St. Germain des Préz Jazz Festival. The tour has limited availability and includes accommodations at the 4-Star Les Jardins du Marais with full breakfast each morning, one lunch and four dinners with wine. Approximate cost for double occupancy is $4,995 per person, with a singles supplement of $950. Strathmore’s partner Academic Travel Abroad “ATA” is the premier travel and tour operator for educational programs. For more information, an extended itinerary, and to reserve your place, contact Bill Carey at (301) 581-5135. Please note that the tour program is active, including walks on cobbled streets and extensive walking and standing during tours and museum visits. Jon Luty

Michael Bignell & Mikhail Kononov THROUGH DECEMBER 30

JANUARY 8–FEBRUARY 21, 2011

Tickets $25 (Stars Price $22.50)

Marti Jones and Don Dixon

DECEMBER 22 St. Petersburg Trio (Russian Folk)

FRIDAY NIGHT ECLECTIC Warm up with the new DC music scene. Doors Open at 8PM in the Mansion. Advance Tickets $10 (Stars Price $9), $12 at Door

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Strathmore Family Sings DECEMBER 12, 4–5PM Join the fun as Artist in Residence alumna, Victoria Vox, leads a singa-long complete with mouth trumpet, ukelele and a few holiday songs. EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 402 Tuition $7/person (Stars Price $6.30)

The holidays are upon us, so take time out from the bustle of shopping, decorating, aimlessly circling in search for a parking space, etc. to create some genuine and wonderful holiday memories with those you love. Strathmore has more holiday shows than ever this year, so whether you’re in search of serene and soothing or an evening of pure energy, we have the performance for you! The Mormon Orchestra and Choir of Washington, DC

January 21 XO and RAtheMC (Rap) January 28 Great Noise Ensemble (Contemporary Classical)

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The 2010 Kenny G Holiday Show Co-presented with AM Productions DECEMBER 2, 8PM Grammy-winning jazz superstar Kenny G performs favorites from his best-selling holiday albums. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets: $38–$125 (Stars Price $34.20–$112.50)

Dave Koz & Friends, A Smooth Jazz Christmas 2010

Victoria Vox

With promotional support from PBR and Republic National Distributing Company.

February 18 Incwell (Hip Hop)

APRIL 3, 7:30PM Marti Jones, whose sound encompasses jangle pop, ballad and even southern-soul, performs with long-time producer and husband Don Dixon.

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DECEMBER 15 Taurus Soul: A Tribute to Sam Cooke (R&B)

February 11 Bellfur, Daddy Lion and Screen Vinyl Image (Techno Pop)

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DECEMBER 8 Ramón Tasat and Flory Jagoda (Ladino Folk)

February 4 Ra Ra Rasputin (Dance Punk)

Portraits of Life: Holocaust Survivors of Montgomery County

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Intimate performances on Wednesdays at 7:30PM in the Mansion. Tickets $15 (Stars Price $13.50)

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O Come Let Us Adore Him: The Mormon Orchestra and Choir of Washington, DC NOVEMBER 27, 2PM & 8PM Begin your holiday season with soaring arrangements of such traditional carols as “The First Noel,” “O Holy Night,” “See Amid the Winter’s Snow” and many more. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $21–$25 (Stars Price $18.90–$22.50)

The King’s Singers

The King’s Singers: Joy to the World DECEMBER 1, 8PM The Grammy-winning ensemble returns to Strathmore with a holiday program that takes the audience from medieval treasures to 20th century favorites. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $25–$56 (Stars Price $22.50–$50.40)

with special guests Jonathan Butler, Brian Culbertson and Candy Dulfer Co-Presented with Blues Alley DECEMBER 6, 8PM This holiday tour is a cherished tradition now in its 13th season. Jazz fusion and adult contemporary sounds soar with seasonal splendor! MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $35–$65 (Stars Price $31.50–$58.50)

Bowfire: Holiday Heart Strings DECEMBER 10, 8PM Bowfire will bowl you over with a seasonal virtuoso string performance that spins across genres from Celtic to Gypsy to bluegrass and beyond. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $30–$65 (Stars Price $27–$58.50) Bowfire

February 25 Funk Ark (Funk/Dance)

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A little Wii Bowling aside, grandma hasn’t been spending much time gaming in the basement. And clearing his schedule for a performance at Strathmore may not have been Junior’s top priority. But that was before Video Games Live came to town. A guest orchestra, in this case featuring Strathmore’s resident partner National Philharmonic, performs pieces originally composed for video games in an intense, interactive, immersive video/audio/ live action spectacle that takes the audience inside the games. Audience members are encouraged to dress as video game characters and can arrive early to mingle with fellow gamers and play some of their favorites. “Video Games Live is all the greatest video game music of all time, completely synchronized with the biggest visuals you can imagine. It’s all the power and emotion of a rock concert, the cutting edge visuals, the cultural significance of the symphony and the fun of video games all at once!” exclaims producer and creator Tommy Tallarico.

Tallarico hopes that Video Games Live will bring young people and families to the experience of live orchestral music, as well as showcase a realm of contemporary composition that is unknown to many fans of symphonic music. “I’ve seen members of the orchestra, too, who suddenly realize this is really good music. They experience the show, have hundreds of people screaming and clapping for them. Someone will come up to me and say ‘I’ve been playing professional oboe for 40 years, and tonight I feel like a rock star!’” l

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Afternoon Teas

The perfect interlude in the hustle and bustle of life. Light lunch, dessert and Strathmore Signature Blend Tea with live music. Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 1PM. See special holiday schedule and programming on page 18. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM RESERVATIONS: Afternoon Teas $21 (Stars Price $18.90) Specialty Teas $26 (Stars Price $23.40) Pre-paid, non-refundable Call (301) 581-5108

December 2010 WED., DEC. 1, 7:30PM

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Jamie Broumas, jazz vocalist

Declared by The Washington Post to be “one of Washington’s bestkept secrets,” this AIR Mentor and jazz vocalist possesses a rich voice, an ease of range as well as an innovative and thoughtful sense of phrasing. Cadence Magazine has written that “Jamie always pushes the boundaries of the jazz singer label.” MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tickets $15 (Stars Price $13.50)

Tallarico recounts his experience as a child seeing Star Wars, being inspired by the score, and learning about its composer John Williams. In exploring Williams’ influences, he encountered Beethoven for the first time. “That was it,” Tallarico says with finality, “I knew I wanted to be a composer.” Rather than follow in Williams’ footsteps to score films, Tallarico pursued his passion for gaming and began composing the music that sets the mood for many of today’s most popular games.

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“Video games are part of the status quo. People in their 20s, 30s and 40s have grown up with video games and it’s evolving into the fabric of our popular culture.”

As Video Games Live opens to sell-out crowds worldwide, audiences become more and more diverse. “Gamers are growing up,” explains Tallarico. “Video games are part of the status quo. People in their 20s, 30s and 40s have grown up with video games and it’s evolving into the fabric of our popular culture.”

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The King’s Singers: Joy to the World

The Grammy-winning ensemble returns to Strathmore with a holiday program that takes the audience from medieval treasures to 20th century favorites, including “The Angel Gabriel,” “What Child Is This,” “Stille Nacht” and “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $25–$56 (Stars Price $22.50–$50.40)

THURS., DEC. 2, 8PM

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

The 2010 Kenny G Holiday Show

Co-Presented with AM Productions Grammy-winning jazz superstar Kenny G performs favorites from his best-selling holiday albums. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets: $38–$125 (Stars Price $34.20–$112.50) SAT., DEC. 4, 7PM

LEVINE SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Beethoven, Chapter 4: Beethoven for the Community

Master pianist Carlos Rodriguez and his group “I Tre Maestri” continue their journey through all of Beethoven’s piano, violin and cello sonatas. EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 309 FREE, reservations required. Visit www.levineschool.org or call (202) 686-8000 ext. 1599. SUN., DEC 5, 3PM

MARYLAND CLASSIC YOUTH ORCHESTRAS

An Afternoon with the Classics

First concert of the season, featuring MCYO junior orchestras—Chamber Strings, Young Artists and Symphony. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $8–20

MON., DEC. 6, 8PM

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

Dave Koz & Friends A Smooth Jazz Christmas 2010

With special guests Jonathan Butler, Brian Culbertson and Candy Dulfer Co-Presented with Blues Alley This holiday tour is a cherished tradition now in its 13th season. Enjoy high-energy, soul-inspiring music by Koz and his guests as well as holiday standards for the whole family. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $35–$65 (Stars Price $31.50–$58.50) TUES., DEC. 7, 7PM

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS

It’s A Wonderful Christmas with Michael W. Smith

DC Concert Ministries brings the inspirational Michael W. Smith to perform alongside the National Philharmonic, backed by a 40-member choir. Starting out as a songwriter and keyboard player for Amy Grant, Smith has since enjoyed 31 #1 songs, 3 Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, 5 platinum records, 16 gold records and has won 40 GMA Music Awards. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets SOLD OUT

SUN., DEC 5, 7PM

MARYLAND CLASSIC YOUTH ORCHESTRAS

WED., DEC. 8, 7:30PM THURS., DEC. 9, 7:30PM

Featuring MCYO’s top orchestras—Chamber Orchestra and Philharmonic with special guests the Whitman High School Chorus and guest trombonist Kenneth Shifrin. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $8–20

Great Russian Nutcracker

An Evening Spectacular

MOSCOW BALLET

Critically acclaimed for exquisite artistry, and dazzling sets and costumes, the Great Russian Nutcracker is the defining holiday experience. Bring your family and friends together for a heartwarming performance featuring larger-than-life puppets and pristine choreography. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $27.50–$87.50

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Ramón Tasat and Flory Jagoda Discover the rich history and drama of Ladino, the language of the Sephardic people, in traditional music performed by Cantor Dr. Ramón Tasat and singer/guitarist Flory Jagoda, who was awarded a Lifetime Honor from the National Heritage Foundation. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tickets $15 (Stars Price $13.50) THURS., DEC. 9, 7:30PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Gerald Clayton Trio

A rising star in the jazz world, pianist Gerald Clayton has already racked up numerous awards, performed with greats like Kenny Barron, Roy Hargrove and Clark Terry. “In a generation of wunderkinds, Clayton stands out” (DownBeat). MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tickets $28 (Stars Price $25.20) Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village

FRI., DEC. 10, 11AM & 12PM

STRATHMORE EDUCATION

Historic Home Tours

Guided tour illuminating the history, architecture and personal stories of the Mansion at Strathmore. MANSION FREE, but reservations required. Call (301) 581-5109 FRI., DEC. 10, 8PM

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

Bowfire: Holiday Heart Strings

Bowfire will bowl you over with a virtuoso string performance that spans across genres from Celtic to Gypsy to bluegrass and beyond in this high-energy, dramatic and powerful stage show that also features seasonal holiday favorites! MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $30–$65 (Stars Price $27–$58.50)

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SUN., JAN. 9, 3PM

WED., JAN. 12, 7:30PM

SAT., JAN. 15, 8PM

Strathmore Family Sings

Kenny Rogers “Christmas & Hits”

SAT., JAN. 1, 2PM

Fabric of Survival & Portraits of Life

Luis Pares, piano

Ted Garber, singersongwriter

Icarus at the Edge of Time

Washington Performing Arts Society

Don’t miss Kenny singing his greatest hits “Through the Years,” “Lady,” “The Gambler,” “Islands in the Stream” along with his holiday classics such as “White Christmas,” “Let it Snow” and more. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $47.50–$77.50

WED., DEC. 15, 7:30PM

ART AFTER HOURS

MON., DEC. 20, 8PM

This R & B singer-songwriter is a vocal powerhouse who has thrilled audiences in venues from the Bohemian Caverns to the Apollo Theatre. He pays tribute to the King of Soul, Sam Cooke. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tickets $15 (Stars Price $13.50)

The Joy of Christmas

Taurus Soul: A Tribute to Sam Cooke

Washington Performing Arts Society presents two violin virtuosos this winter. Perennial favorite Joshua Bell returns on January 26 with pianist Sam Haywood in a program of Brahms, Schubert, and Grieg. Bell is followed on February 27 by Hilary Hahn, who performs a diverse program ranging from Beethoven and Bach to Ives and Antheil.

WED., DEC. 15, 8PM

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

Joe Satriani

Young art lovers ages 5 and up enjoy a talk about the Miniatures and Kononov/Bignell exhibits and a hands-on activity. MANSION FREE, but reservations required. Call (301) 581-5109.

The Wormhole Tour 2010 special guests Ned Evett & Triple Double Co-Presented with The Birchmere “Guitar hero,” “shred god,” if there’s an axman’s accolade out there it has been applied to Joe Satriani. Satriani sets his guitar free in wailing rock, blues, jazz and funk, and the fans who have snapped up more than 10 million recordings are eager to hear more. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $45–$85 (Stars Price $40.50–$76.50)

SAT., DEC. 11, 1PM

SAT., DEC. 18, 8:30PM

Art Talk

An Evening with O.A.R.

SAT., DEC. 11, 10:15AM

STRATHMORE EDUCATION

Children’s Talk and Tour

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STRATHMORE HOSTS

Adults enjoy a guided tour of the Miniatures and Kononov/ Bignell exhibitions, delving into technique and history of the artists and works. MANSION FREE, no reservations required. Call (301) 581-5109 SAT., DEC.11, 8PM* SUN., DEC. 12, 3PM*

These hometown heroes return for one night only in a HEARD THE WORLD FUND charity event to benefit Neediest Kids, The Community Foundation of Montgomery County and the Levine School of Music. The band will also be hosting several outreach events with Levine. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $69–$125

Handel’s Messiah

SUN., DEC. 19, 3 & 7:30PM

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC Stan Engebretson, conductor Audrey Elizabeth Luna, soprano Yvette Smith, mezzo-soprano Don Bernardini, tenor Christòpheren Nomura, baritone HANDEL Messiah MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $32 (children 7–17 free) *Free pre-concert lecture one hour before each performance.

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MUSIC IN THE MANSION

The Baltimore Consort Tickets SOLD OUT

CATHEDRAL CHORAL SOCIETY

J. Reilly Lewis, conductor Scott Dettra, organ Washington Symphonic Brass A perennial Washington favorite! From the opening procession to the final note of the last beloved carol, this festive concert is “a grand spectacle of regal dignity” (The Washington Post). This year’s program features the world premiere of a Christmas carol by one of Britain’s finest composers, Bob Chilcott. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $25 Tues, Dec. 21, 7:30PM

The Washington Chorus

A Candlelight Christmas

Julian Wachner, Music Director A sell-out every year! Capture the splendor of the season with the Grammy Award-winning Washington Chorus. With the splendor of brass, organ, percussion, and the 200-voice chorus, this beloved holiday event features Christmas classics, sing-a-longs, and the glorious candlelight processional. Make this your annual holiday tradition and join us this December! Music Center, Concert Hall Tickets from $15 WED., DEC. 22, 7:30PM

ART AFTER HOURS

St. Petersburg Trio This ensemble of the Washington Balalaika Society Orchestra reveals the beauty of the domra (Russian mandolin), bayan (button accordion) and balalaika contrabass in traditional Russian folk music. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tickets $15 (Stars Price $13.50)

Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village

AGM CONCERTS

New Year’s Concert 2011— Salute to Vienna Guido Mancusi, conductor (Vienna) Anita Lukács, soprano (Budapest) Zsolt Vadász, tenor (Budapest) Dancers from the National Ballet of Hungary Celebrate with The Strauss Symphony of America, conductor Guido Mancusi and a brilliant new cast of European singers and dancers. A glorious bouquet of favourite Strauss waltzes, polkas and operetta excerpts. Guaranteed to inspire and delight! Music Center, Concert Hall Tickets from $49 FRI., JAN. 7, 11AM & 12PM

STRATHMORE EDUCATION

Historic Home Tour

Guided tour illuminating the history, architecture and personal stories of the Mansion at Strathmore. MANSION FREE, but reservations required. Call (301) 581-5109. FRI., JAN. 7, 5PM

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC

Master Class with Chee-Yun, violinist

EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 402 ADMISSION $5, reservations required. (301) 493-9283, ext. 111. FRI., JAN. 7, 8PM

YALE UNIVERSITY

Yale Glee Club in Concert Celebrating its 150th season with a gala concert featuring new works composed for the Glee Club, classic a cappella, folk songs, spirituals—and a guest appearance by renowned jazz pianist (and Yale alumnus) John Eaton, The Whiffenpoofs of Yale and Whim’n of Yale. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $20 general admission; $15 for Yale Club members, seniors, and students

STRATHMORE FINE ART Fabric of Survival features Esther Nisenthal Krinitz’s powerful works of fiber art that depict beautiful yet haunting images of her personal experience as a Holocaust survivor. Portraits of Life uses photography to tell the story of the many Holocaust survivors who now call Montgomery County home. These works are exhibited together, exploring the issues of personal courage and humanity that individuals must draw upon to overcome injustice. MANSION GALLERIES ADMISSION FREE SAT., JAN. 8, 10AM–3PM

STRATHMORE EDUCATION

Freedom in Expression— Creating New Designs on Paper Artist and educator Karen O. Brown guides students in making paste papers; quick embossing; using rubbing plates, dotters and resist; and new ways to use watercolor and acrylic paint. This class is designed to inspire anyone looking to reinvigorate their creativity with new techniques.   MANSION Tuition $90, plus $25 supply fee paid to instructor (Stars Price $81) SAT., JAN. 8, 10:30AM

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Children’s Historic Home Tour

Designed for children 5 and up, this special guided tour tells the stories of the Mansion at Strathmore and gives an overview of its architectural features. MANSION FREE, but reservations required. Call (301) 581-5109 SAT., JAN. 8, 8PM* SUN., JAN. 9, 3PM*

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC

Chee-Yun Plays Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Piotr Gajewski, conductor Chee-Yun, violin VIVALDI The Four Seasons TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings in C Major MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $32 (children 7–17 free) *Free pre-concert lecture one hour before each performance.

MUSIC IN THE MANSION BERG Piano Sonata, Op. 1 DEBUSSY Selections from Preludes, Book 1 DE FALLA Fantasia Baetica BRAHMS Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5 MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tickets $28 (Stars Price $25.20) Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village

Sundays, JAN. 9, 16, 23 and 30, 4–5:30PM

STRATHMORE EDUCATION

Sight Singing Made Simple Aniko Debreceny leads students through techniques to make their singing easier and more accurate. Designed for adults and advanced high school students who have a basic foundation in musical notation and who want to advance their sight-singing skills. EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 402 Tuition $135 for 4 sessions (Stars Price $121.50) MON., JAN. 10, 11AM–12:30PM

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Too Cool For School— The Individuality and Influence of Lester Young Well-known local jazz musician and band leader Brad Linde offers a 90-minute multi-media presentation on the unique style of tenor saxophonist, Lester Young and his influence on modern jazz. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tuition $15 (Stars Price $13.50) MONDAYS, JAN. 10–FEB. 14, 7:30–9:30PM

STRATHMORE EDUCATION

Intro to Jazz Singing

Jessica Boykin-Settles, jazz singer and Howard University music professor, introduces participants to elements of jazz rhythm, harmony and improvisation. The class will conclude with a cabaret performance with a full rhythm section. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tuition $275 for 6 sessions (Stars Price $247.50)

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE This genre-bending multiinstrumentalist creates “BluesAmericanRock” with smoky, bluesy vocals, howling harmonica riffs and mad guitar licks, taking audiences on a musical journey from the Big Apple to the Big Easy. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tickets $12 (Stars Price $10.80) THURS., JAN. 13, 7PM–9PM

STRATHMORE FINE ART

Art & Remembrance Opening Reception

Celebrate Art & Remembrance, a fine art exhibition featuring “Fabric of Survival,” the fiber art of Holocaust survivor Esther Nisenthal Krinitz, and photography exhibition “Portraits of Life: Holocaust Survivors of Montgomery County.” For more information call (301) 581-5125. MANSION Free and open to the public. FRI., JAN. 14, 11AM & 12PM

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Historic Home Tour

Guided tour illuminating the history, architecture and personal stories of the Mansion at Strathmore. MANSION FREE, but reservations required. Call (301) 581-5109 SAT., JAN. 15, 10AM–3PM

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Contemporary Cartooning

Michael Cotter, cartoonist and Artistic Director of Blue Sky Puppet Theatre, teaches students in 6th—8th grade the technical skills of drawing and cartooning with subject matter drawn from events and situations that impact and interest them. All skill levels welcome. MANSION Tuition $90 (Stars Price $81)

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Marin Alsop, conductor Science and sound collide when famed physicist and author of The Elegant Universe, Brian Greene, teams up with American composer and Baltimore native Philip Glass in this multimedia recreation of Greene’s board book for children, Icarus at the Edge of Time. Led by Marin Alsop, this cautionary tale with mythological roots depicts a young boy’s accidental adventure to a black hole. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $28

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Join the fun as Artist in Residence alumna, Victoria Vox, leads a sing-a-long accompanied by her fabulous mouth trumpet, ukelele and a few holiday favorites. Recommended for ages 6 & up. EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 402 Tuition $7/person (Stars Price $6.30)

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SUN., JAN. 16, 7:30PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Signature Theatre at Strathmore: Julia Nixon, vocalist Tickets SOLD OUT Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village

MON., JAN. 17, 11AM–12:30PM

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The Golden Era of Jazz in DC

WPFW’s Rusty Hassan has been a part of Washington’s jazz scene for over 40 years. Join Rusty for an insider’s look at the Howard Theatre, Bohemian Caverns and One Step Down while listening to the music of Duke Ellington, Shirley Horn and Buck Hill as we examine the golden era of jazz in Washington. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tuition $15 (Stars Price $13.50) THURS., JAN. 20, 7:30PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Friedrich Kleinhapl, cello Andreas Woyke, piano Tickets SOLD OUT Co-presented with the Austrian Cultural Forum Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village

FRI., JAN. 21, DOORS 8PM

FRIDAY NIGHT ECLECTIC

XO and RAtheMC

DC native Jamaal Walton, going by the name of XO (meaning unknown origin), blends his soulful brand of music with gritty, real life lyrics. Performing with DC Rapper/ Singer RAtheMC, winner of a 2009 MTV VMA Breakout Artist Nomination. MANSION Tickets $10 in advance (Stars Price $9); $12 at door Standing room only

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Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras enjoys its 65th Season!

Off The Cuff Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony

For a musical experience rivaling those of many professional symphonies but for half the ticket price, you can enjoy a wonderful concert in a world-class venue. Support tomorrow’s musicians today! 2011 Concert Dates: Wed., March 9, 2011, 7:30pm Featuring Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with piano competition winner! Sun, May 22, 2011, 3pm and 7pm Tickets $20 adult $10 youth; Group discount rates available Attend FREE Master Class collaborations with the BSO: Feb 24, trumpet Mar 17, violin Rehearsals Wednesday evenings at the Music Center. Call (301) 581-5208 to observe. MCYO ALUMNI Please contact Cheryl@mcyo.org. We want to hear an update from you! QUESTIONS? Visit www.mcyo.org or call (301) 581-5208 for more information.

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

TUES., JAN. 25, 8PM

FRI., JAN. 28, DOORS 8PM

The Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires in Tango Inferno

Great Noise Ensemble: Paranoid Cheese

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Marin Alsop, conductor Shostakovich set out to triumph over adversity with his Fifth Symphony, an epic work conceived in a time of great political unrest in 1930s Russia. Marin Alsop explores the scrutiny and pressure that served as an impetus for many of the composer’s most evocative musical creations, including this work that the Shostakovich allegedly subtitled, “the creative reply of a Soviet artist to justified criticism.” MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $28 SAT., JAN. 22, 9AM–3PM

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Nuno Felting on Silk

Learn the intricacies of the nuno felt technique on colorful handdyed silk and leave with a finished scarf! Taught to novices and experts alike by Roz Houseknecht of the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild. MANSION Tuition $80 (Stars Price $72), plus $20 supply fee paid to instructor SAT., JAN. 22, 7:30PM*

Argentina’s most acclaimed company sets “a five-alarm blaze” (Ottawa Citizen) with musicians performing traditional tango as the dancers display their spectacular talents. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $30–$65 (Stars Price $27–$58.50) WED., JAN. 26, 7:30PM

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Ted Garber, singersongwriter See January 12 listing. WED., JAN. 26, 8PM

WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY

Joshua Bell, violin Sam Haywood, piano

Few classical musicians attain the mainstream celebrity status of Joshua Bell. Bell has the artistry to match, reigning as “the greatest American violinist active today” (The Boston Herald). “Bell is dazzling” (Gramophone). MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $55 FRI., JAN. 28 (by appointment) SAT., JAN. 29, 10AM–5PM SUN., JAN 30, 10AM–5PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Shir Ami— Song of Our People

Jordan Kitt’s Presents

Tickets SOLD OUT *Free pre-concert lecture at 6:30PM

Annual Sale of Strathmore Pianos

Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village

Jordan Kitt’s showcase of pianos used at Strathmore will be available for purchase. MUSIC CENTER Appointments can be made online at www.strathmorepiano.org or by calling (301) 513-1250.

SAT., JAN. 22, 8PM

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC Special Presentation

Brian Ganz Chopin Piano Recital Waltz in E flat, Op. 18 Sonata No. 2, Op. 35 (“Funeral March”) Scherzo No. 2, Op. 31 Rondo in C minor, Op. 1 Early Polonaises, Waltz, Mazurka Mazurka in A minor (without opus) 2 Nocturnes, Op. 55 Polonaise in A flat (“Heroic”), Op. 53 MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $34 (children 7–17 free)

FRI., JAN. 28, 8PM

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The John Scofield & Joe Lovano Quartet

A pair of jazz legends, together on stage—premier jazz guitarist John Scofield, whose playing “drives jazz forward with optimism” (All About Jazz), and Grammy-winning composer and saxophonist Joe Lovano, “one of the greatest musicians in jazz history” (The New York Times). MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $18–$38 (Stars Price $16.20–$34.20) Sponsored by PNC

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FRIDAY NIGHT ECLECTIC

Music by Marc Mellits Created in 2005 through a listing placed on Craigslist by composer and conductor Armando Bayolo, Great Noise Ensemble has become one of the most important ensembles in DC’s burgeoning new music scene, winning The Washington Area Music Association’s 2007 “WAMMIE” Award for Best Chamber Ensemble. MANSION Tickets $10 in advance (Stars Price $9); $12 at door Standing room only SAT., JAN. 29, 10AM–12PM & 1–3PM

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Fused Glass Workshop

Back by popular demand! Students choose their own fused glass project in this unique class. Select from a small votive candle holder, a small dish, a medium square plate, a large candle guard or a hanging glass panel. Learn the basics of working in fused glass while exploring design techniques using a variety of textures and colors of ground, pulled, or sheet glass. Taught by Eileen Martin of Martin Glass Creations. MANSION Tuition $50 (Stars Price $45), plus $20-$40 supply fee paid to instructor SAT., JAN. 29, 8PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Brahms’ Violin Concerto Juanjo Mena, conductor Augustin Hadelich, violin Twenty-six-year-old violinist extraordinaire Augustin Hadelich makes his BSO debut with one of the Olympian peaks of the violin repertoire. Also featured is the local premiere of Puerto Rico-born Roberto Sierra’s Sinfonia No. 4. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $28 SUN., JAN 30, 1–5PM

LEVINE SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Cogen Concerto Competition

Hear Levine’s rising stars perform! This competition, honoring founder Ruth Cogen, features students ages 6–18 years performing piano and instrumental concertos in three age divisions. EDUCATION ROOMS 309 & 114 FREE, see levineschool.org

Maryland Campus at the Music Center at Strathmore Become part of the Levine Community! Levine School of Music is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Students of all ages and abilities are invited to register for special events, classes or private lessons, available in more than 20 instruments. To learn more call (301) 897-5100 or visit www.levineschool.org.

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The Magic of Music Meets the Passion of Youth

Join us at a special event, Take 5: Jazz Countdown Sun., Feb. 27, 4pm. Education Center, Room 405 Join the Levine Jazz Quintet and CityDance Ensemble as they present jazz standards with a numerical twist to honor the 6th Anniversary of the Music Center at Strathmore. From Take Five to Seven Steps from Heaven, these tunes offer a glimpse into how the mathematical and artistic converge in music. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at www.strathmore.org. Take 5 is sponsored by the Hilda and Leonard Kaplan Foundation and supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

Join us for our FREE master class with David Finckel, cello and Wu Han, piano: Sat. Feb. 26, 9AM, Room 309. Details available online; RSVP to 202-686-8000 ext. 1599.

MON., JAN. 31, 11AM–1PM

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Hand-Sewn Books Made Easy

Using beautiful papers and thread, students learn to stitch versatile pamphlet bindings, add pages to an accordion and make simple, elegant Japanese books. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tuition $25 (Stars Price $22.50) plus $8 materials fee MON., JAN. 31, 8PM

interPLAYcompany Band

Just Us ... Again!

The evening features props, costumes, live music and personal performances. EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 405 Tickets $5 & $10 To reserve, call Paula at (301) 229-0829.

FEBRUARY 2011 WED., FEB. 2, 7:30PM

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Alicia Ward, cello

This prize-winning young cellist, an alumna of the Peabody Conservatory and New England Conservatory, has performed as chamber musician, soloist and in recital in the world’s great halls including Carnegie, Alice Tully and the Mariinsky Theatre. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tickets $12 (Stars Price $10.80)

THURS., FEB. 3, 8PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BSO SuperPops Big Band Hit Parade

Jack Everly, conductor Judy McLane, vocalist Jon Manasse, clarinet Capitol Quartet You’ll be “In the Mood” for “Sophisticated Swing” when the BSO SuperPops, Broadway star Judy McLane and the Capitol Quartet perform the greatest hits of the Big Band era including “Stardust,” “String of Pearls” and a special tribute to the “King of Swing,” Benny Goodman. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $28 FRI., FEB. 4, 8PM

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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Seldom Scene

Grammy-winning country rock pioneers Nitty Gritty Dirt Band have influenced a generation of artists with hits like “Mr. Bojangles,” “Dance Little Jean,” “Fishin’ in the Dark” and more. Opening are Washington’s bluegrass favorites, Seldom Scene. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $25–$42 (Stars Price $22.50–$37.80)

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FRI., FEB. 4, DOORS 8PM

SAT., FEB. 5, 8PM

Ra Ra Rasputin

Patti LaBelle

FRIDAY NIGHT ECLECTIC Ra Ra Rasputin quickly became one of the city’s most popular local acts with their energetic performances and sincere approach to live dance music. DCist.com describes them as “a live act that reliably can get asses not only in the door, but shaking on the floor with their infectious dance punk.” MANSION Tickets $10 in advance (Stars Price $9); $12 at door Standing room only SAT., FEB. 5, 10AM–2PM

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Tall Tales

Students ages 7–10 storyboard a fanciful tale with instructor Karin Harrison and use printmaking, painting, and drawing to bring the tall tale to life. MANSION Tuition $55 (Stars price $49.50) SAT., FEB. 5, 10:30AM

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Children’s Historic Home Tour

STRATHMORE PRESENTS Soul maven and R&B legend Patti LaBelle unleashes her powerful multi-octave range and earth-quaking crescendos in the Concert Hall with a full band and back up singers. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $35–$120 (Stars Price $31.50–$108) MON., FEB. 7

LEVINE SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Spring Semester Begins

Students of all ages and abilities are invited to join us for an exciting new year of private lessons, group classes and special events. Details at www.levineschool.org or call (301)-897-5100. MON., FEB. 7

CITYDANCE CENTER AT STRATHMORE

Spring Session Begins Dance classes and preprofessional training for children, youth and adults. EDUCATION CENTER Details at (301) 581-5204 or www.citydance.net.

Designed for children 5 and up, this special guided tour tells the stories of the Mansion at Strathmore and gives an overview of its architectural features. MANSION FREE, but reservations required. Call (301) 581-5109

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MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Jef Lee Johnson Band

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC

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This Philadelphia-born guitarist proudly embraces the bluesman label, but his killer performances embody blues, gospel, jazz, rock and even country. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tickets $28 (Stars Price $25.20) Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village

Ingrid Fliter

Ingrid Fliter Debuts with the BSO in Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto On Saturday, February 19, 2011 the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra welcomes Argentine pianist Ingrid Fliter performing Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto. Hailed by The New York Times as “a real talent,” Ms. Fliter is the fifth pianist ever to be awarded the prestigious Gilmore Artist Award. Wrought with singing lyricism, passionate melodies and a rousing, dance-like finale, Chopin’s earliest masterpiece brought “a new level in the expression of poetic feeling and such felicitous innovations in artistic form,” according to Chopin’s chief rival, Franz Liszt. Also packed into this program are Tchaikovsky’s folksong-inspired Second Symphony and perhaps the most recognizable classical piece ever composed, Rossini’s rousing William Tell Overture.

MON., FEB. 7, 11AM–1PM

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Hand Made Valentines

Make fun and creative Valentines for all your friends and family! Using elegant, arty, edgy and recycled materials, artist and educator Karen O. Brown helps you create exciting, handmade tokens of affection. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tuition $25 (Stars Price $22.50) plus $8 materials fee

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*Listen & Learn! Free pre-concert lecture by Seth Kibel on the history of blues guitar, 6:30pm. Lecture sponsored by Jordan Kitt’s Music

THURS., FEB. 10, 8PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto Juanjo Mena, conductor Yuja Wang, piano Piano phenom Yuja Wang returns to conquer the work that cemented Rachmaninoff’s fame as both a composer and a pianist. A favorite of BSO musicians, incisive Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena leads Bruckner’s Sixth Symphony, a work of tender, memorable themes building up to an exultant climax. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $28 FRI., FEB. 11, 11AM & 12PM

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Historic Home Tours

Guided tour illuminating the history, architecture and personal stories of the Mansion at Strathmore. MANSION FREE, but reservations required. Call (301) 581-5109 FRI., FEB. 11, DOORS 8PM

FRIDAY NIGHT ECLECTIC

Bellflur, Daddy Lion and Screen Vinyl Image Three local bands join forces for a charity event. DC-based Bellflur plays experimental Japanese classical music while Daddy Lion favors folk rock with an indie twist. Hailing from Virginia, Screen Vinyl Image plays electronic psychedelic shoegaze. MANSION Tickets $10 in advance (Stars Price $9); $12 at door Standing room only

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Piotr Gajewski, conductor Christopher Taylor, piano Danielle Talamantes, soprano Linda Maguire, mezzo-soprano Robert Baker, tenor Christòpheren Nomura, baritone MOZART Symphony No. 20 in D Major MOZART Piano Concerto No. 26 in D Major (“Coronation”) MOZART Mass in C Major (“Coronation”) MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $32 (children 7–17 free) *Free pre-concert lecture one hour before each performance. MON., FEB. 14, 11AM–12:30PM

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What Makes Jazz, Jazz?

In this lecture-discussion, Professor Connaitre Miller from Howard University focuses on the elements of music that define jazz, past and present, as well as the socioeconomic and political influences on the development of jazz. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tuition $15 (Stars Price $13.50) MON., FEB. 14, 8PM

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Dianne Reeves

Co-Presented with Blues Alley Catch the four-time Grammy winner whose virtuosity, improvisational prowess and unique stylings mine new meaning in song. “Her threeplus, pellucid octaves, diva-like delivery and intimate sense of a song have long made her one of the most compelling vocalists in jazz” (Seattle Times). MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $35–$65 (Stars Price $31.50–$58.50) TUES., FEB. 15, 7:30PM

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Taipei Chinese Orchestra with Wu Man, pipa Hear works by acclaimed Chinese composers Tan Dun, Wenjing Guo, Zhou Long and others performed by this superb orchestra on traditional Chinese instruments. Guest soloist Wu Man is the internationally renowned virtuoso of the pipa, the lute-like Chinese instrument with a history of more than two thousand years. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $21–$42 (Stars Price $18.90–$37.80)

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TUES., FEB. 15, 7:30PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Alisa Weilerstein, cello and Gabriel Kahane, voice/piano Gabriel Kahane’s music “absorbs everything from nineteen twenties neoclassicism to bluegrass and modern indie pop with potent melodies bridging the disparate styles” (The New Yorker). MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tickets $28 (Stars Price $25.20) Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village

WED., FEB. 16, 8PM

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Savion Glover: SoLo iN TiME

Tony-winning innovator Savion Glover and his company of musicians and dancers blend the sensuous, sinuous style of flamenco with explosive tap. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $25–$55 (Stars Price $22.50–$49.50)

SAT., FEB. 19, 8PM

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Blues at the Crossroads: The Robert Johnson Centennial Don’t miss this tribute celebrating the king of blues. Paying tribute are Big Head Todd and the Monsters, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Hubert Sumlin, Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcolm. Tickets $25-$45 (Stars Price $22.50-$40.50) FRI., FEB. 18, Doors 8PM

FRIDAY NIGHT ECLECTIC

Incwell

Incwell is a genre-busting D.C. hip hop artist pushing the limits with such far-flung influences as Al Green and Janis Joplin. MANSION Tickets $10 in advance (Stars Price $9); $12 at door SAT., FEB. 19, 10AM–4PM

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Makin’ Movies! Clay Animation Workshop

Instructor Andrew Morgan teaches students ages 7–11 to create a story, design a set, animate clay characters and add sound for a complete a stop action film! MANSION Tuition $125 (Stars price $112.50)

SAT., FEB 26, 9AM–11AM

President’s Concert

Master Class with David Finckel, cello and Wu Han, piano

PENN STATE SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Hans Graf, conductor Ingrid Fliter, piano Argentine pianist Ingrid Fliter, described as “one of the most instinctive and eloquent Chopin interpreters playing today” (Daily Telegraph), makes her BSO debut in the composer’s earliest masterpiece, which captures the pathos of unrequited love. Tchaikovsky’s joyous Second Symphony celebrates his homeland in an intricate and colorful work based on Ukrainian folk tunes. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $28

Performances by Penn State’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir and Centre Dimensions Jazz Ensemble MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $15; Students $10

Ingrid Fliter Plays Chopin

SUN., FEB. 20, 3PM

THE US ARMY BAND

Pershing’s Own Concert MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL FREE, tickets required. See usarmyband.com for details. MON., FEB. 21, 11AM–4PM

THURS., FEB. 17, 8PM

FRI., FEB. 25, 8PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

Discover Strathmore

FREE See back cover for details. MON., FEB. 21, 12PM

LEVINE SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Poetry of Music

Violin faculty member, Mary Findley, and Suzuki violin students perform an hour-long program for families. Solo violin will be interweaved with poetry from around the globe, recited first in the original language and then in English by young violin students. EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 309 FREE, Visit www.levineschool.org WED., FEB. 23, 7:30PM

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Alicia Ward, cello See February 2 listing.

THURS., FEB. 24, 8PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Magic Flute

Marin Alsop, conductor Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, vocalists Baltimore Choral Arts Society Tom Hall, Director Michael Ehrman, stage director Armed with his magical flute, Tamino embarks on a quest to save Pamina from an evil sorcerer. Mozart’s most beloved opera will be performed as a semi-staged concert with solo vocalists and chorus. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $28

FRI., FEB. 25, Doors 8PM

FRIDAY NIGHT ECLECTIC

Funk Ark

The DC-based world funk ensemble The Funk Ark draws on influences from African and Latin funk/dance music scenes of the 1960s and 70s. Their concerts are a gritty and soulful mix of inspired Afrobeat and big bang funk. MANSION Tickets $10 in advance (Stars Price $9); $12 at door Standing room only FEB. 26–APRIL 2

STRATHMORE FINE ART

20th Annual Strathmore Artists Exhibition This annual juried exhibition features artwork created solely by Strathmore Artists. The Strathmore Artist program provides exhibition and sales opportunities for over 500 artists, including painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers and mixed media artisans. Become a Strathmore Artist to receive a call for entries to this exclusive exhibition! MANSION GALLERIES ADMISSION FREE SAT., FEB. 26, 2 & 8PM

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

Video Games Live

Featuring members of National Philharmonic & National Philharmonic Chorale Experience the power of symphonic music from your favorite games—including Halo, Mario, Zelda, Castlevania, Warcraft, Final Fantasy synchronized to cutting edge visuals, lighting and special efffects. Enjoy pre-show game demonstrations, Guitar Hero competition and costume contest, and post concert meet and greet with industry luminaries. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $35–$69 (Stars Price $31.50–$62.10) U.S. Tour Sponsor: Dell Alienware

LEVINE SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Emerson String Quartet cellist, David Finckel and pianist Wu Han will coach select students from the Levine School of Music. David Finckel and Wu Han rank among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. In addition to their extensive performance and recording activities, their roles as educators, organizational leaders, and cultural entrepreneurs place them among the classical music community’s most prominent innovators. EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 309 FREE, reservations required. Visit www.levineschool.org or call (202)-686-8000, ext. 1599 SUN., FEB 27, 4PM

LEVINE SCHOOL OF MUSIC & CITYDANCE ENSEMBLE

Take 5: A Jazz Countdown

Join the Levine Jazz Quintet and CityDance Ensemble as they present jazz standards with a numerical twist to honor the 6th Anniversary of the Music Center at Strathmore. From Take Five to Seven Steps from Heaven, these tunes offer a glimpse into how the mathematical and artistic converge in music. EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 405 TICKETS $20 Take 5 is sponsored by the Hilda and Leonard Kaplan Foundation and supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

SUN., FEB. 27, 4PM

WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY

Begin the holiday season with the National Philharmonic Chorale at its annual performances of Handel’s monumental Messiah on December 11 and 12, under the direction of Chorale Artistic Director Stan Engebretson. On January 8 and 9, 2011, the elegant violinist CheeYun joins the National Philharmonic for inspiring performances of Vivaldi’s most famous work, The Four Seasons. This classic work with be paired with Tchaikovsky’s beloved Serenade for Strings. Pianist Christopher Taylor plays Mozart’s brilliant Piano Concerto No. 26 in D Major with the National Philharmonic on February 12 and 13. Also on the program are Mozart’s Symphony No. 20 in D Major and his short celebratory work, the Coronation Mass. Tickets from $32; Children 7-17 FREE; Parking FREE!

Hilary Hahn, violin Valentina Lisitsa, piano

Tartini/arr.Kreisler Variations on a Theme by Corelli Beethoven Sonata No. 5 in F Major, “Spring” Ives Sonata No. 4 Bach Sonata No. 1, BWV 1001 Antheil Violin Sonata No. 1 “Hahn is one of those rare performers who can dazzle you with the warmth of her personality and knock you dead with the dexterity of her technique and the emotional depth of her interpretations” (Los Angeles Times). MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $35 This performance is generously underwritten by the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation.

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Come Celebrate the Holidays With the National Philharmonic!

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Come Out and Play!

Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1 pm. See details on page 18.

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Tango Inferno, JAN. 25 Savion Glover, SoLo iN TiME,

CLASSICAL

CHORAL Yale Glee Club in Concert, JAN. 7

FEB. 16

Levine: Beethoven, Chapter 4: Beethoven for the Community, DEC. 4

Levine & CityDance: Take Five—A Jazz Countdown,

Funk Ark, FEB. 25

Ramón Tasat and Flory Jagoda, DEC. 8

National Philharmonic: Chee-Yun Plays Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, JAN. 8 & 9

St. Petersburg Trio, DEC. 22

Art Talk, DEC. 11

Luis Pares, piano, JAN. 9

Strathmore Family Sings, DEC. 12

BSO: Icarus at the Edge of Time, JAN. 15

National Philharmonic Master Class with Chee-Yun, violinist, JAN. 7

JAN. 20

Freedom in Expression— Creating New Designs on Paper, JAN. 8 Children’s Historic Home Tour, JAN. 8 & FEB. 5

Sight Singing Made Simple,

Shir Ami-Song of Our People, JAN. 22

FINE ART

Friedrich Kleinhapl, cello & Andreas Woyke, piano,

International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature, THROUGH DEC. 30

Michael Bignell & Mikhail Kononov, THROUGH DEC. 30

BSO: Off the Cuff— Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, JAN. 21

Patti LaBelle, FEB. 5

Incwell, FEB. 18

MCYO: An Evening Spectacular, DEC. 5

Children’s Talk and Tour, DEC. 11

Ra Ra Rasputin, FEB. 4

INTERNATIONAL/FOLK

CLASSES/EDUCATION

HOLIDAY EVENTS The King’s Singers: Joy to the World, DEC. 1

Children’s Talk and Tour

The 2010 Kenny G Holiday Show, DEC. 2

DECEMBER 11, 10:15AM

Dave Koz & Friends: A Smooth Jazz Christmas 2010,

Fabric of Survival & Portraits of Life, JAN. 8–FEB. 21 20th Annual Strathmore Artists Exhibition, FEB. 26–APR. 2

Moscow Ballet: Great Russian Nutcracker, DEC. 8 & 9

JAN. 26

JAZZ/BLUES/R&B

Bowfire: Holiday Heart Strings, DEC. 10

JAN. 9, 16, 23 & 30

Too Cool for School­—The Individuality and Influence of Lester Young, JAN. 10

WPAS: Joshua Bell, piano, Great Noise Ensemble, JAN. 28

Jaimie Broumas, jazz vocalist,

Intro to Jazz Singing,

BSO: Brahms’ Violin Concerto, JAN. 29

DEC. 1

National Philharmonic: Handel’s Messiah, DEC. 11 & 12

Gerald Clayton Trio, DEC. 9

The Baltimore Consort, DEC. 19

JAN. 15

Levine: Cogen Concerto Competition, JAN. 30

Taurus Soul: A Tribute to Sam Cooke, DEC .15

Kenny Rogers: Christmas & Hits, DEC. 19

The Golden Era of Jazz in DC,

InterPLAY: Just Us ... Again!,

Ted Garber, singer-songwriter,

Cathedral Choral Society: The Joy of Christmas, DEC. 20

Contemporary Cartooning,

JAN. 17

BSO: Off the Cuff Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, JAN. 21 Nuno Felting on Silk, JAN. 22 Fused Glass Workshop, JAN. 29 Hand-Sewn Books Made Easy, JAN. 31

Tall Tales, FEB. 5

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JAN. 12 & 26

Alicia Ward, cello, FEB. 2 & 23

Signature Theatre at Strathmore: Julia Nixon, vocalist, JAN. 16

BSO: Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto, FEB. 10 National Philharmonic: All Mozart, FEB. 12 & 13 Taipei Chinese Orchestra with Wu Man, pipa, FEB. 15 Alison Weilerstein, cello & Gabriel Kahane, voice/piano,

The John Scofield & Joe Lovano Quartet, JAN. 28 Jef Lee Johnson Band, FEB. 10 Diane Reeves, FEB. 14 Blues at the Crossroads: The Robert Johnson Centennial,

Art & Remembrance Opening Reception, JAN. 13 Annual Sales of Strathmore Pianos, JAN. 28–30

CityDance: Spring Session Begins, FEB. 7

BSO: Ingrid Fliter Plays Chopin, FEB. 19

Discover Strathmore, FEB. 21

Hand Made Valentines, FEB. 7

Pershing’s Own, FEB. 20

POP/HIP HOP/FUNK/ BLUEGRASS/ROCK

What Makes Jazz, Jazz?,

Levine: Poetry of Music,

Makin’ Movies! Clay Animation Workshop, FEB. 19

BSO: The Magic Flute, FEB. 24

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JANUARY 17, 11AM–12:30PM

SPECIAL EVENTS

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FEB. 21

The Golden Era of Jazz in DC

AGM Concerts: New Year’s Concert 2011-Salute to Vienna, JAN. 1

FEB. 15

FEB. 14

Mondays, JANUARY 10– FEBRUARY 14, 7:30–9:30PM

The Washington Chorus: A Candlelight Christmas, DEC. 21

Levine: Spring Semester Begins, FEB. 7

Joe Satriani: The Wormhole Tour 2010, DEC. 15

Intro to Jazz Singing

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JAN. 22

BEGINS JAN. 10

MORE EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Video Games Live, FEB. 26

National Philharmonic: It’s A Wonderful Christmas with Michael W. Smith, DEC. 7

National Philharmonic: Brian Ganz Chopin Piano Recital,

The weather outside is frightful, but the workshops at Strathmore are delightful. Strathmore continues to offer a variety of ways to engage young people, families and adults. So whether your passion is personal growth in art or music, you’ll find it here.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Seldom Scene, FEB. 4

Bellflur, Daddy Lion and Screen Vinyl Image, FEB. 11

MCYO: An Afternoon with the Classics, DEC. 5

DEC. 10, JAN. 7 , 14 & FEB. 11

BSO Superpops: Big Band Hit Parade, FEB. 3

FEB. 27

President’s Concert, Feb. 25

Historic Home Tours,

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Levine: Master Class with David Finckel, cello and Wu Han, piano, FEB. 26

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS SEE STRATHMORE HOLIDAY CLOSING SCHEDULE, PAGE 19.

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For Adults Freedom in Expression— Creating New Designs on Paper JANUARY 8, 10AM–3PM Artist and educator Karen O. Brown guides students in making paste papers; quick embossing; using rubbing plates, dotters and resist; and new ways to use watercolor and acrylic paint. If you are looking to push…or actually make your creative envelope, this class is for you. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tuition $90 (Stars Price $81), plus $25 supply fee paid to instructor

Sight Singing Made Simple SUNDAYS, JANUARY 9, 16, 23 & 30, 4PM–5:30PM Past participants in Strathmore’s singing classes have requested this new course—and here it is! Instructor Aniko Debreceny has an extensive background in bringing out the best in her students by focusing on techniques to make their singing easier and more accurate. She focuses on how to sing in parts and other languages using solfa/solfege, numbers, letter names and rhythms. Those benefiting the most include adults and advanced high school students who have a basic foundation in musical notation and who want to advance their sightsinging skills. EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 402 Tuition $135 for 4 sessions (Stars Price $121.50)

Too Cool for School—The Individuality and Influence of Lester Young JANUARY 10, 11AM–12:30PM Well-known local jazz musician and band leader Brad Linde offers a 90-minute multi-media presentation on the unique style of tenor saxophonist, Lester Young and his influence on modern jazz. That’s a lot to cover in only one session, but Young brings it all to life through musical examples, transcriptions and smoking performances of classic solos. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tuition $15 (Stars Price $13.50)

CHARLES PETERSON

See the chronological calendar for detailed information

Lester Young

Nuno Felting on Silk JANUARY 22, 9AM–3PM Nuno Felting is a laminated felt technique where wool is felted into silk fabric to create wearable art. Roz Houseknecht, of the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild, teaches the intricacies of this magic so ably you will actually leave class with a new scarf! MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tuition $80 (Stars Price $72), plus $20 supply fee paid to instructor

FOR KIDS Contemporary Cartooning

Michael Cotter

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JANUARY 15, 10AM–3PM Michael Cotter, cartoonist and Artistic Director of Blue Sky Puppet Theatre, teaches students in 6th–8th grade the technical skills of drawing and cartooning with subject matter drawn from events and situations that impact and interest them—from Facebook to global warming. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tuition $90 (Stars Price $81)

XO and RAtheMC, JAN. 21

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We’re grateful to all those who come to Strathmore to experience the arts, but thanks abound for those who not only enjoy but also pass it on! Without our valuable donors who give at all levels, we would not be able to provide the first-rate artistic and educational opportunities that support and enrich our community. In this season of thanks, Strathmore recognizes the following individuals and organizations who made significant contributions between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010. Their support of at least $1,000 enables us to continue to offer the affordable, accessible, quality programming that has become our hallmark.

$250,000+ Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County Lockheed Martin Corporation Maryland State Arts Council Post-Newsweek Media, Inc. (includes in-kind) Carol Trawick $100,000+ Clark Construction Group, LLC Delia and Marvin Lang $50,000+ Anonymous Bank of America Foundation Booz Allen Hamilton Chevy Chase Bank, a division of Capital One, N.A. Montgomery County Public Schools Yanqiu He and Kenneth O’Brien Rockville Audi (includes in-kind) The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation $25,000+ Alban Home Inspections, Inc. Elizabeth Culp Jordan Kitt’s Music Carolyn and Jeffrey Leonard Effie and John Macklin Sherry and Steven Mayer PEPCO Philip L. Graham Fund Nancy Randa and Michael Hansen Della and William Robertson Sami and Annie Totah

$15,000+ Anonymous Jonita and Richard S. Carter GEICO Giant Food LLC The Kiplinger Foundation Dorothy and Sol Graham Debbie Driesman and Frank Islam Janine and Phillip O’Brien Cynthia and Eliot Pfanstiehl Mary Kay Shartle-Galotto and Jack Galotto Shugoll Research Peter Vance Treibley Paul A. and Peggy L. Young, NOVA Research Company

Meredith Weiser and Michael Rosenbaum Symphony Park LLC Lien and S. Bing Yao

$10,000+ Carmen MacDougall and Paul Allen Adventist HealthCare American Iron Works, Inc. Aronson Foundation Comcast Fidelity Investments Julie and John Hamre John J. Kirlin, LLC M&T Bank Manganaro MidAtlantic, LLC Marianne and Aris Mardirossian MARPAT Foundation, Inc. Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Miller & Long Co., Inc. Anthony M. Natelli Foundation Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Irene Pollin Restaurant Associates at Strathmore RFF & Associates, Inc.

$5,000+ Aon Risk Services Chubb Surety Margaret and James Conley Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts EagleBank Starr and Fred Ezra Michelle Feagin Elizabeth and Peter Forster Nancy and Raymond Hardwick Monica Jeffries and John Peter Hazangeles Liz and Joel Helke Alexine and Aaron Jackson Dianne Kay Constance B. Lohse and Robert G. Brewer, Jr. Betsy and Dolores Maloney Marsh USA Inc. Caroline and John Patrick McLaughlin Pierce Associates Gabriel Romero John Sherman, in memory of Deane Sherman The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. Ellen and Bernard Young Zurich North America Insurance Co.

What we have done for ourselves alone, dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. –Alfred Pike Please consider joining the Con Brio Society by including a future gift to Strathmore in your estate plans. For more information call (301) 581-5248.

$1,000+ Anonymous Gloria Aparicio-Blackwell Arban & Carosi Inc. Gloria Paul and Robert Atlas Kathryn Barclay Sheila and Kenneth Berman BR Zoom-X LLC Harriet and Jerome Breslow Carol and Scott Brewer Susan and Geoffrey Brown J. Brian Burns Calvert Asset Management Co., Inc. Allen Clark Constellation Energy Group Karen and Bill Dahut David Allen Company, Inc. Duke Realty Corporation Embassy of Sweden Richard Ferrucci Senator Jennie Forehand and William E. Forehand, Jr. Suzanne and Mark Friis Qian Ni and Ruisi Gao Terri and Fred Gober Judy and Sheldon Grosberg Linda and John Hanson Sara and James Harris Linda and I. Robert Horowitz Linda and Van Hubbard Bootsie and David Humenansky Elaine and Michael Jaffe James Hubert Blake High School JCM Associates, Inc. Jefferson Millwork & Design, Inc. Vicki Hawkins-Jones and Michael Jones Barbara and Jack Kay Carole and Robert Kurman Nancy Frohman and James LaTorre Bertie and Howard Lehrer Abbe Levin Sharon and David Lockwood Jacqueline and J. Thomas Manger Carol Salzman and Michael Mann Jessica and James Mannarino Pamela and Douglas Marks Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras Janice McCall

Virginia and Robert McCloskey l The 2010 Evelyn and David McKay Jesse Miller Strathmore Modern Mosaic Ltd Uncorks! An Renee Korda and Mark Olson Artful Evening Judy Whalley and Henry Otto P&P Contractors, Inc. and Auction Power Design Inc. (formerly Wine, Women Jane and Paul Rice and Song) raised over Marylouise and Harold Roach $143,000 for Strathmore’s Robert Davis and Henry artistic and educational Schalizki programs, including Olga and Barry Scher $21,700 for the Strathmore Student Concert Series George Schu for all 20,000 Montgomery Vicki Britt and Robert Selzer County Public Schools 2nd C. Stephen Shaw and 5th graders. Roberta and Lawrence Shulman Marla Grossman and Eric Steinmiller Lenore Susswein The Greene-Milstein Family Foundation Total Engineering, Inc. Trainor Glass Company Tricon Construction, Inc. Jorge Urrutia Carol Trawick (Chair) with W.E. Bowers and Carol event sponsors Yanqiu He Tennyson and Kenny O’Brien. Washington Gas Light Company Nell Weidenhammer Jean and Kenneth Wirsching Susan and Jack Yanovski

Event Co-Chairs Meagan Campion and Wendy Susswein

Monica Jeffries Hazangeles (President) with Nancy and Ray Hardwick

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Thank you, Donors & Supporters!

$2,500+ Anonymous Mary Kay and Dave Almy Louise Appell Arent Fox LLP Anne Witkowsky and John Barker Barwood Inc. (in-kind) Susan and Brian Bayly Barbara Benson Foree and A.G.W. Biddle Bonnie and Jere Broh-Kahn Mary and Greg Bruch Karen Brugge Frances and Leonard Burka Peter Yale Chen Carin and Bruce Cooper Carolyn Degroot Heidi and Mitchell Dupler Ellen and Michael Gold Lana Halpern Diana and Paul Hatchett Arlene and Robert Hillerson Cheryl and Richard Hoffman Igersheim Family Foundation Peter S. Kimmel, in memory of Martin S. Kimmel Teri Hanna and John M. Knowles Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered Judie and Harry Linowes Jill and Jim Lipton Sandra and Charles Lyons Janet L. Mahaney Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development Patricia and Roscoe Moore Melanie and Larry Nussdorf Susan and Brian Penfield Charlotte and Charles Perret Alison Cole and Jan Peterson Charla and David Phillips Dolores and Sydney Polakoff Prospect Waterproofing Co. Gerald Raine Lorraine and Barry Rogstad Elaine and Stuart Rothenberg Janet and Michael Rowan Santos, Postal & Company, P.C. Phyllis and J. Kenneth Schwartz Ann and Jim Simpson Tanya and Stephen Spano Jane and Richard Stoker Nancy Voorhees Susan Wellman

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Shake off the cold with a cozy afternoon tea in the stately Mansion. Enjoy intimate live music, specially blended teas, delicious light fare and seasonal decoration. Teas are popular and fill early, so make your reservation today.

Strathmore Stands By Chuck Brown

Afternoon Tea Schedule

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Sally Nystrom, harp Noreen Friedman, flute & Bob Wysong, guitar Lilly Chang, piano Specialty Tea: “Scottish Tea” Jo Morrison, Celtic harp John Dassoulas, piano Becky Dukes, piano

February

1 Ellen Tennenbaum, piano 2 Beth Radovsky, cello 8 Specialty Tea: “Valentine’s Tea” John Dassoulas, piano 9 Specialty Tea: “Valentine’s Tea” Meg Baker, piano 15 Becky Dukes, piano 16 Lilly Chang, piano 22 Fran Hrastar, piano 23 Carol Rose Duane, harp & piano

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For the first time ever, Strathmore opened its main floor to general admission seating to allow for standing and dancing at Chuck Brown’s recent Go-Go concert on October 30. Opening was Strathmore’s very own Artist in Residence alumnus, Christylez Bacon. Looks like we’re going to have to do it again soon!

Contact Information

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www.strathmore.org (301) 581-5100 TICKET OFFICE 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD M/T/TH/F 10am–5pm, W 10am–9pm, SA 10am–2pm

Web: www.strathmore.org Ticket Office: (301) 581-5100 Group Tickets: (301) 581-5199 Administration: (301) 581-5200

For ticketed events, all patrons regardless of age are required to have a ticket. Use your best judgment when bringing children to a concert that is intended for adults.

Complimentary 15 minute Ticket Office parking is available in the Mansion lot weekdays 10am–5pm

TTY for MD residents via relay at 711, out-of-state at (800) 735-2258

Tours

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GROUP TICKETS (301) 581-5199

Mansion at Strathmore 10701 Rockville Pike North Bethesda, MD 20852-3224

Strathmore Welcomes Patrons with Disabilities Every seating section in the Concert Hall includes wheelchairaccessible seating. The Mansion at Strathmore is wheelchair accessible.

Specialty Teas

Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD 20852-3385

Assistive-listening devices available in the Concert Hall.

Mrs. Claus Tea

Sign-interpreted performances available on request.

December 4, 10am and 12:30pm Bring your little ones to a very special tea with Mrs. Claus including holiday story time, seasonal music and a child-friendly menu.

Free, walk-in tours of the Music Center are available Wednesdays 12–2pm and Saturdays 11am– 2pm. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more people, call (301) 581-5102. Historic Home Tours of the Mansion at Strathmore are offered for both children and adults. See the Calender for dates and times.

Accommodations subject to availability; please make requests by calling the ticket office 14 days in advance of performance. Golf cart shuttle service from garage to Music Center entrance available before Concert Hall events.

Artists Tea

Hours of Operation Ticket Office Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am–5pm Wednesday: 10am–9pm Saturday: 10am–2pm Sixty minutes prior to performances in the Music Center Concert Hall through intermission

Prelude Café A wide variety of entrees, desserts, and beverages in the Music Center. Mon.–Sat. 11am–3pm Performances: 2 hours prior to performance start time

December 14 & 15 Expanded seating is available in the dining room and library to enjoy the Mansion’s holiday décor. Local artists will join us with their works available for sale.

Directions

Scottish Tea

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January 19 Celebrate the birthday of Robert Burns, Scotland’s beloved national poet, with Celtic music and a Scottish menu.

For Music Center Concert Hall performances: For ticketed performances, complimentary parking is available in the adjacent Metro garage—then stroll across the covered Sky Bridge directly into the Music Center. For the convenience of Music Center patrons, there is a passenger drop-off and pick-up area, and valet available ($15), in the Circle Plaza at 5301 Tuckerman Lane.

Mansion & Galleries Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am–4pm Wednesday: 10am–9pm Saturday: 10am–3pm Admission to the Mansion at Strathmore and galleries is free.

February 8 & 9 Romantic and sweet! Bring a special someone to celebrate at this Valentine’s Day tradition.

For non-performance Music Center events, including All Education Center events: Metered parking is available on Tuckerman Lane or park in the Metro garage where a SmarTrip card is required for payment Monday–Friday.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE Campus closed December 24–26 & 31.

Teas are popular and always fill well in advance. Make your plans to join us today!

For Mansion concerts, exhibitions, and events: Free parking is available in the Mansion lot, on a space available basis. Enter the lot at 10701 Rockville Pike.

Campus closed on January 1 except for Salute to Vienna in the Music Center Concert Hall at 2pm (no regular Ticket Office hours).

Teas begin at 1pm $21 per person (Stars Price $18.90) $26 Specialty Teas (Stars Price $23.40) Pre-paid, non-refundable Reservations required Call (301) 581-5108

For complete driving, Metro, bus and parking information, visit Strathmore’s website at www.strathmore.org and click on the “Plan Your Visit” link.

Dates, artists, programs and prices are subject to change.

Strathmore is located on Rockville Pike (Route 355), half a mile north of the Capital Beltway and immediately adjacent to the GrosvenorStrathmore station on Metro’s Red Line.

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December

1 Paul Bangser, piano 4 Specialty Tea: “Mrs. Claus Tea” 10am and 12:30pm 7 Sue Richards, harp 8 Becky Dukes, piano 9 Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar 13 Rosalind Breslow, piano 14 Music Room: Fran Hrastar, piano; Dining Room: Beth Radovsky, cello 15 Music Room: Hsein-Ann Meng & Wei-Der Huang, Octtava piano duo Dining Room: Carol Rose Duane, harp 20 Meg Baker, harp and piano 21 John Dassoulas, piano 22 Jo Morrison, Celtic harp

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The Shops at Strathmore Discover inspired gifts, including handmade and arts-related jewelry, decorative items, textiles, stationery, recordings, children’s books and creative toys and kits. The Mansion Shop at Strathmore Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am–4pm Wednesday: 10am–9pm Saturday: 10am–3pm Online at shop.strathmore.org

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FREE EVEN T! Always a favorite, the Discover Strathmore festival is back for another year of family fun in a terrific showcase featuring performers, music, workshops, sample classes, fine art and roving entertainment throughout the Mansion and Music Center. No tickets required. Part of Strathmore’s season-long Guitar Festival, celebrating the most influential instrument of the 20th century. See

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Strathmore gift certificates make a wonderful gift for anyone on your holiday shopping list. Certificates are available in any amount and do not expire. Even better, they may be redeemed for: • Strathmore Ticket Office purchases • Artwork • Strathmore Stars • Tea Room events • Gift Shop merchandise Purchase at the Ticket Office or online at www.strathmore.org.

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