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STRATHMORE NEWS

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COOL CROONER

Gregory Porter on the evolution of his music, new album, and his two-night stand at Strathmore.

MARYLAND CLASSIC YOUTH ORCHESTRAS

Our renowned youth orchestra celebrates 75 years

Just Announced!

DAVID SEDARIS

SAMIN NOSRAT & YOTAM OTTOLENGHI JOHNNY MATHIS

and many more! VOLUME 33 | ISSUE 3


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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IN THIS ISSUE

New Shows Just Announced Artist Spotlight: Gregory Porter Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras Celebrates 75 Years Summer Arts Programs for Kids & Teens Art Exhibitions Spring Calendar Calendar by Genre Coming Up at AMP Afternoon Tea Schedule General Information

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Karen R. Lefkowitz Chair Steven P. Hollman Vice Chair Jay Grauberger Secretary Christoph A. Syllaba Treasurer J. Tyler Anthony Cathy Bernard Jerome W. Breslow Robert G. Brewer, Jr. David M. W. Denton Hope B. Eastman Andrew Friedson Barbara Goldberg Goldman Joe Judge Fariba Kassiri William E. Kirwan Catherine S. Leggett Ann L. McDaniel Roscoe M. Moore, Jr. Krista A. Nufrio Donna Rattley Washington Graciela Rivera-Oven John Sackett Deborah M. Smith Mary K. Sturtevant Sri Velamati James A. Young

EXECUTIVE STAFF COVER PHOTO: Gregory Porter by Erik Umphery INSIDE COVER PHOTOS L–R: Gravity & Other Myths by Andy Phillipson, Checking Out The Show by Ward Wolford, Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras by Jim Saah

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Monica Jeffries Hazangeles President and CEO Leon Scioscia Executive Vice President of Operations Joi Brown Artistic Director/ Vice President of Programming Alaina Sadick Goss Vice President of Marketing and Communications Heidi Onkst Vice President of Advancement Eliot Pfanstiehl Founder and CEO Emeritus


THIS JUST IN!

The following shows go on sale to the public Friday, March 6. Strathmore Stars are buying tickets now. Join today for exclusive presale access!

IN THE MUSIC CENTER JOHNNY MATHIS

PAT METHENY SIDE EYE

THE VOICE OF ROMANCE TOUR

WITH JAMES FRANCIES & MARCUS GILMORE

Sat, Sept 12, 2020 Known as The Voice of Romance, legendary singer Mathis has been wooing audiences for more than 60 years. The iconic crooner with the velvety smooth voice performs hits, including “Chances Are,” “A Certain Smile,” “Misty,” and many more.

Eliot Lee Hazel

John Peden

Fri, Nov 13, 2020 As a teenager, Metheny regularly jammed with Kansas City’s best jazz musicians. This apprentice-like experience is the inspiration for the acclaimed jazz guitarist’s latest project, Side Eye, in which Metheny shares the stage with up-and-coming artists.

SAMIN NOSRAT & YOTAM OTTOLENGHI

AN EVENING WITH

DAVID SEDARIS Sat, Nov 21, 2020 The master of satire and best-selling author of Calypso, Me Talk Pretty One Day, and other gems returns with the acerbic humor, social commentary, and outlandish stories that transfixed a soldout audience at his last Strathmore show.

Boris Zharkov

Jacqueline de Haas

Fri, Oct 16, 2020 James Beard Award-winning cookbook authors and chefs Nosrat and Ottolenghi dish secrets from the kitchen in this mouthwatering evening. Nosrat’s anecdotes from Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat and Ottolenghi’s restaurant tales will leave you hungry for more.

Jenny Lewis

CHEFS IN CONVERSATION

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THIS JUST IN

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS

GRAVITY & OTHER MYTHS

BY CHIP DAVIS

A SIMPLE SPACE

Sat, Dec 5, 2020, Two shows! A holiday tradition for 35 years and a brilliant way to kick off a spirited season, this heartwarming show by Grammy-winner Davis combines the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller with dazzling multimedia effects.

Thu & Fri, Feb 11 & 12, 2021 Witness seven acrobats pushed to their physical limits without reserve in a disarmingly intimate setting. Propelled by the driving sound of live percussion, this performance is simultaneously raw, frantic, and delicate. Limited on-stage seating available!

MAKING THE MUSIC

WITH BRANFORD MARSALIS, SAXOPHONE

Palma Kolansky

Zach Alan, Molina Visuals

Thu, Jan 21, 2021 The famed conductorless Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is known for its bold, unconventional interpretations and collaborations with world-class soloists. For this special performance they are joined by visionary jazz saxophonist Marsalis.

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STRATHMORE.ORG/STARS Audience by Andrew Propp, Music Center by Judy Davis, Comcast Lounge by Martin Radigan, David Sedaris by Adam DeTour

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Shervin Lainez

ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Fri, Feb 19, 2021 With a lineup that reads like a who’s who of the Tony Awards, this special concert brings together three outstanding singer-songwriters, whose musical visions are currently energizing Broadway, for an intimate evening of songs and stories. Andy Willsher

Sarah Hoffman

ANAIS MITCHELL, DUNCAN SHEIK & SHAINA TAUB


Artist Spotlight

GREGORY PORTER By Mary Murdock

Listen to Gregory Porter croon one line of a soulful tune, and you’ll know right away that he’s one of the greats. These days, Porter’s name is mentioned in the same breath as icons like Nat King Cole, Donny Hathaway, and Stevie Wonder. He’s known for his fresh takes on classic styles and honest, topical lyrics. His latest creations include a new podcast, The Hang with Gregory Porter, and a much-anticipated album, All Rise, set to be released this April. That same month, he’ll be back at Strathmore by popular demand after a sold-out show last February. Before you enjoy his smooth, sweet baritone, get to know the man behind the music in this conversation with Porter: Q: It’s been nearly a decade since your first album, Water, came out. How would you describe the evolution of your music since then? A: If you look from the beginning, and hopefully till the very end of my career, you will see . . . a persistency of thought, an optimism that I have about love. If I should be proud about the numbers that I’ve achieved, whether it’s selling a couple million records or hundreds of millions of downloads . . . I’ve done it by saying something I really believe. Q: What makes you able to connect with audiences of all ages? A: I don’t know how the kids find me, but I always get videos of them singing my songs, and that’s really funny. The songwriting process happens in a physical way, always when I’m in motion. I remember . . . as a child, being on a bike and in motion, always singing. I feel like I’m going back to my childhood to figure out some of this music. So maybe that’s how the kids come to me.

[this performance] and saying, “This is the music of my life.” And as I was sitting in the audience, you know, Stevie is like, you always have to be ready . . . so he called me up, and I had to be ready to perform at the drop of a hat. Q: What can we expect from your new album, All Rise? A: Quintessential Gregory Porter. There’s the foundation of jazz, but there’s gospel, and blues, and soul influences. Again, dealing with the optimism I feel about love. The social issues are there, there’s a song called “Merchants of Paradise” which is about child soldiers and the abuse of children . . . So there’s several themes, but quintessentially Gregory Porter. With a title like All Rise, I don’t mean “rise” with one deity coming into the room. I mean everybody in the room rises.

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Erik Umphery

Q: What live performance had the biggest impact on you? A: It was a performance of Stevie Wonder, and the audience was just willing to go with him wherever he took them . . . He plays “Do I Do” and you’re like, “oh yeah!” I learned how to dance to that; that was my first dance in high school. And so I guess it was sitting at 301.581.5100 | Spring 2020 | STRATHMORENEWS

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THE WORLD ON Jim Saah

By Jamie McCrary

MCYO performs at its spring concert in the Music Center.

I’m leaning on the back wall of a large rehearsal room at Strathmore, watching the symphony warm-up. There’s a feeling of comradery—and anticipation—as players practice their parts and talk amongst each other. As the conductor raises his baton, I lean in a little closer, narrowing my attention to the orchestra’s first note.

Music Director Kristofer Sanz, who conducts the Philharmonic and oversees each of MCYO’s ensembles, says his educational philosophy is based on artistry. “We really dig into the passion of the music and make sure that the kids connect—physically and emotionally—with what they’re playing. We want to draw out their potential.”

What follows is a silky blanket of sound. It’s warm and full, and it seeps through the room as the piece unfolds. The group slowly begins to sync as one single, breathing organism.

Sanz works to cultivate a lifelong love of music— whether students become professional musicians or music patrons.

A HISTORY OF EXCELLENCE This is the mark of a truly seasoned orchestra, I thought, listening as their sound continued to blend and grow. The fact that each player is only high schoolaged is just another extraordinary fact. The Philharmonic, Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras’ (MCYO) top ensemble for preprofessional young musicians is comprised of some of the DC area’s most talented high school brass, wind, string, and percussion players. It’s one of the program’s four larger musical groups, which include three string ensembles, in addition to chamber music and instrument-specific ensembles.

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Founded in 1946, MCYO is the oldest and most established youth orchestra program in the DC area. The program has accomplished many milestones throughout its nearly 75 years, like in 1969, when the Philharmonic became the first American orchestra to perform at the International Festival of Youth in Switzerland. About a decade later, the group became the first youth orchestra to play at the Kennedy Center, followed by its Carnegie Hall debut in 2002. Cheryl Jukes, executive director, said one of MCYO’s greatest milestones was its merger with Strathmore.


A STRING Up until 2015, MCYO was a separate nonprofit. The organization joined Strathmore to collaborate and enhance Strathmore’s educational mission. According to Jukes, what sets MCYO apart from other youth orchestra programs is its high professional level. During her 13-year tenure, she’s witnessed a lot of growth in this area, thanks to the high-quality conductors and coaches. More and more educational staff have joined the program, with little to no turnover. “We have the same staff who keeps working hard to grow [MCYO] with new ideas,” Jukes says. “Some know the students so well because they’ve nurtured them since grade one.” For Evelyn Song, violinist ’16, her mentors at MCYO are what made playing in the orchestra such a transformative experience. She credits them for helping her develop the musical maturity for Cleveland Institute of Music, where she’ll graduate from next year. “My conductors and coaches helped nurture my love for music and encouraged me to push the envelope of musical expression,” she said. “Their dedication was evident by the way they truly care for their students, helping young musicians thrive.”

What sets Strathmore’s youth orchestra program apart and how it will inspire students and audiences for another 75 years

Festival in Vienna’s historic Musikverein and Prague’s Dvořák Hall. The festival is part of Beethoven’s 250th birthday celebration taking place throughout Europe. “We feel it’s a really important life experience for the kids,” Jukes shares, “They get to perform in places they may never get to otherwise, creating memories they’ll have the rest of their lives.” After returning to the US, the ensembles take a break until fall, when they officially launch their 75th season. Next season—and over the next 75 years—Sanz wants to see MCYO continue to embrace innovative ways of coaching and presenting classical music. He wants to find new, organic ways of engaging audiences, helping eliminate the stigma around classical music. “It’s time to modernize everything a bit—like adding visual aspects, such as projections,” said Sanz. Or, peppering modern compositions in with the classics. Sanz loves programming new compositions, helping expose emerging composers to audiences and students. He wants MCYO players to receive a full musical education. A well-rounded musician understands different types of repertoire, he said, and is musically flexible. Jukes has a vision to establish a full-fledged music conservatory where students can rehearse and collaborate more spontaneously. She also hopes to grow their offerings, staff, and number of students. “It’s all about the opportunities we can offer,” Jukes said.

MCYO’s Touring Orchestra performs in Florence, Italy, as part of the American Celebration of Music festival.

A 75TH CELEBRATION, AND BEYOND MCYO will celebrate its 75th anniversary this upcoming season, and they’re kicking it off by performing in two of the world’s most renowned musical cities. This summer, MCYO will perform in the Beethoven 250 Orchestra

Jukes also believes it’s about MCYO’s message. As year 75 approaches, she wants the community to know about MCYO’s distinctive approach to nurturing young musicians—and performing classical music that matters. “We’re not your typical youth orchestra!” she says. And, after sitting in on rehearsals, I can attest to that. For upcoming events and audition information visit

STRATHMORE.ORG/MCYO

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YOUNG at ART

Summer art & music experiences for kids of all ages.

SUMMER ART CAMP

Known for hosting art exhibitions showcasing the richest talent of our region, the Mansion transforms into a learning lab for up-and-coming artists.

TEEN ART CAMP Week of July 27 Grades 7–10 This camp allows teens to explore their creative side! Students enhance their portfolios with immersive, hands-on projects, learn how to discuss art, describe their work, and give and receive constructive critiques.

KIDS ART CAMP Weeks of August 3 & 10 Grades 1–6 Campers explore art through a new lens and create their own masterpieces inspired by renowned artists from around the world. ART CAMP FILLS UP QUICKLY; RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! PRICES INCREASE MAY 1. AFTER CARE IS AVAILABLE. Photos by Andrew Propp

Liz Lynch

Liz Lynch

STRATHMORE.ORG/ARTCAMP

SUMMER WITH MARYLAND CLASSIC YOUTH ORCHESTRAS

The area’s oldest and most prestigious youth orchestra provides a summer program for string players.

SUMMER STRINGS Week of July 6 Grades 3–8 A weeklong camp for string players to enhance their musicianship through skill-building sessions, rehearsals, music history and theory, and sightreading sessions. STRATHMORE.ORG/MCYO

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ART EXHIBITIONS The Mansion’s galleries go beyond the surface with quilt design, watercolor, and paper. CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

ART AHEAD

Sat, Feb 29–Sun, April 19

Sat, April 25–Sun, May 31

WORKING WITH THE MUSE

BALTIMORE WATERCOLOR SOCIETY

Dedicated to the evolution of contemporary quilt design, the Studio Art Quilt Associates incorporate hand-dyed fabrics and surface design resulting in a tribute to the everchanging fine art of textiles.

Devoted entirely to watercolor and watermedia, Baltimore Watercolor Society artists dive into a variety of papers and alter medium with tools, solvents, and imagination.

STUDIO ART QUILT ASSOCIATES

SIGNATURE MEMBERS EXHIBITION

Please join us for the following programs, presented in conjunction with the exhibitions:

OPENING RECEPTION Thu, March 5, April 30 & June 11

ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB Wed, March 18, April 15 & May 20

EXHIBITION TOURS FOR KIDS & ADULTS Sat, June 6– Sun, July 26

PAPER WORKS Although many artists use paper as the substrate for their work, Paper Works celebrates those that create by cutting, quilling, sculpting, and more.

Sat, March 28, May 16 & June 20

MANSION HOURS Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat 10am–4pm; Sun 12–4pm; Wed 10am–9pm; closed Mon

Sat, Feb 29–Sun, May 31

SHAKE IT OUT

MANDI MOERLAND Moerland captures the movement and grace of dance in sumi ink.

FROM TOP: Wisteria by Melinda Fabian, Pathways by Lana Dragon, Spring Fever by Brenda Kidera, Break Out by Mandi Moerland, Best Friend by Melinda Fabian

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Outside Presenter

Strathmore Presents

Sun, March 1, 3pm

BRUCE HORNSBY & yMUSIC

ANNAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA José-Luis Novo, conductor Anne Akiko Meyers, violin The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra shares memorable symphonic music featuring renowned violinist Meyers performing Schoenberg, Beethoven, and Bartók. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $15–$32

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AN EVENING WITH

Fri, March 6, 8pm

SUNRISE

Hornsby performs beloved songs “The Way It Is,” and “The Valley Road” alongside tracks from Absolute Zero, his new album with Brooklyn-based chamber ensemble yMusic. Hornsby and yMusic share the stage, performing solo and joint sets. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $38–$88

Sun, March 8, 4pm

SCOTT BRADLEE’S

WITH MARYLAND CLASSIC YOUTH ORCHESTRAS

Tue, March 3, 8pm

Sarah Walor

Wed, March 11 & May 27, 7pm

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SATURDAY FAMILY JAM SESSIONS

DISCOVER GO-GO MUSIC

Marvin Contessi

Sat, March 7, 10:15am

Strathmore Visual Arts

OPENING RECEPTION Thu, March 5, 7pm Mix and mingle with artists and art lovers to celebrate the opening of the Working with the Muse and Shake It Out exhibitions. MANSION FREE

Music Center

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WELCOME TO THE TWENTIES 2.0 TOUR

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The three groups present the Sunrise Mass by Ola Gjeilo and perform other pieces, such as Beethoven’s “Elegischer Gesang” and “Hallelujah” from Christ on the Mount of Olives and Bach’s Mass in B Minor. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $25

Strathmore Education

POSTMODERN JUKEBOX

Bringing the Roaring ’20s into the 2020s, Postmodern Jukebox takes modern hits and makes them swing with a sultry, spunky, soulful take you’d hear at one of Gatsby’s parties. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $36–$86 + VIP

Strathmore Children’s Chorus, National Philharmonic, & Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras

In this family-friendly go-go workshop and jam session you’ll learn about Chuck Brown, the “go-go swing” feel, and how musician Elijah Balbed blends go-go with jazz. Don’t miss this opportunity to teach your kids about the official music of DC! Ideal for ages 4–8. MANSION TICKETS $5–$10

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VIVALDI MANDOLIN CONCERTO Sat, March 7, 8pm

Early-music specialist Nicholas McGegan returns to the BSO to lead Haydn’s Symphony No. 80 and two Vivaldi concertos featuring Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital. The concert concludes with the youthful verve of Bizet’s Symphony No. 1. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90 Community

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Young people with autism or sensory sensitivities experience the power of MCYO’s full orchestra, all played by young artists! MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $5

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Strathmore Artist in Residence

CHRISTIAN DOUGLAS, SINGER-SONGWRITER Sponsored by Richard and Melba Reichard

Wed, March 11 & 25, 7:30pm Douglas’ original music echoes his background as a classical tenor and musical theater performer, combining quality storytelling with a smooth, soulful voice. His heartfelt lyrics and acoustically driven sound carry pop, jazz, and soul influence. MANSION TICKETS $19

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

MAHLER SYMPHONY NO. 3 Thu & Sat, March 12 & 14, 8pm In six movements, Mahler’s Third Symphony looks at the totality of the natural world, beginning with plants and animals, rising to humans, and culminating in the divine. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

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THE WASHINGTON CHORUS

ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION Fri, March 13, 8pm

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Grammy-winning Washington Chorus. Joined by folk band The Irish Inn Mates and students of the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $18–$79

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TONY BENNETT

THE I LEFT MY HEART TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUEST ANTONIA BENNETT Sun, March 15, 8pm Winner of 19 Grammy and 2 Emmy Awards, Bennett is a cornerstone of the Great American Songbook. Join him in this special evening featuring timeless hits like “Rags to Riches” and “I Got Rhythm.” MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $76–$156

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JEFFREY ZEIGLER, CELLO

ARIA – WORKS FOR SOLO CELLO BY PAOLA PRESTINI Thu, March 12, 7:30pm The former Kronos Quartet cellist, celebrated for his fiery, independent streak and artistic versatility, performs a concert of works by Prestini, “the enterprising composer and impresario” (The New York Times), who also happens to be his wife. MANSION TICKETS $30

Larry Busacca

MARCH 2020

SPRING CALENDAR


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THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF SONGWRITING

Grammy-nominated, progressive hip-hop artist Bacon and Indian violinist Raj transport audiences to new horizons and explore the spaces between North Indian (Hindustani) classical, acoustic hip-hop, and go-go music. MANSION TICKETS $24

Wed, March 18, 7:30pm In this workshop, Douglas teaches the importance of the basic elements of a song to its storytelling power, and attendees participate in the collaborative creation of a new song. MANSION FREE

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CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS

WITH COMMUNITY BUILDING ART WORKS Thu, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, 7pm Led by writer Seema Reza and accomplished guest authors, these workshops focus on creative writing as a tool for introspection, communication, and connection with others. No creative writing experience is required. MANSION TICKETS $25

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THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Thu, March 19, 7:30pm Don’t miss a rare performance by one of the premier university orchestras in the country. The Florida State University Symphony Orchestra will perform works by R. Strauss, Mussorgsky, and a world premiere by Clifton Collender. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $25

Strathmore Visual Arts

Sun, March 22, 7pm

Sat, March 28, May 16, June 20, 1pm in English, 2pm en Español

CURATOR’S TOUR

MELODIC VOYAGES

Thu, March 19, 7:30pm

WITH CHRISTIAN DOUGLAS

Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore

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VISITA DEL CURADOR

MCYO explores the evolution of symphonic structure with works by Wagner, Dvořák, and Rossini, plus the world premiere of Jeffrey Roland Leiser’s Summit Symphony. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $15–$25

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AN EVENING WITH

GEORGE WINSTON Mon, March 23, 8pm Iconic pianist Winston has sold millions of records and even created a new subgenre—folk piano. His evocative works offer us a chance to take a step back from our busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$65

Strathmore Kids

SATURDAY FAMILY JAM SESSIONS

DISCOVER CLASSICAL MUSIC Sat, March 21, 10:15am Unlock your child’s inner Mozart with classical guitarist Piotr Pakhomkin. In this interactive performance, you’ll learn the basics of improvisation by clapping rhythms and compose original melodies using letters from the musical alphabet. Ideal for ages 4–8. MANSION TICKETS $5–$10

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MOZART’S REQUIEM Sat, March 21, 8pm

Featuring two of Mozart’s final works, the evening includes the Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra with clarinetist Jon Manasse and Requiem, from the Oscar-winning film Amadeus. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $29–$89

Ever wish these walls could talk? Geared towards adults, the curator’s tour explores our current exhibitions, delving into artists’ techniques, inspiration, and history to enhance your appreciation. MANSION FREE

Jim Saah

The book club meets to discuss Effie by Suzanne Fagence Cooper. This novel follows the Scottish beauty Effie Gray who inspires painter John Everett Millais’ most memorable art. MANSION FREE

CHRISTYLEZ BACON, HIP-HOP & NISTHA RAJ, VIOLIN

Todd V. Wolfson

Wed, March 18, 3 & 7pm

Strathmore Presents

Erin Scott

ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB

MARCH –APRIL 2020

Strathmore Visual Arts

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BEAUTY & THE BEAST Sat, March 28, 3pm This original production of the timeless Disney tale features more than 275 young artists and acclaimed composer Alan Menken. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $18–$68

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MATT HAIMOVITZ, CELLO & LAURA COLGATE, VIOLIN Thu, March 26, 7:30pm No strangers to groundbreaking collaborations, Haimovitz and Colgate present a fresh take on the classics. These two awardwinning performers are heralded by critics for the soulful artistry each brings to the stage. MANSION TICKETS $30

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ART TALK & TOUR FOR KIDS

IN ENGLISH & EN ESPAÑOL Sat, March 28, May 16, June 20, 11:30am Young art lovers can get behind the brushstrokes and into the head and heart of the artists in our current exhibitions. Kids will participate in an interactive activity during the tour. Ideal for ages 5 and up. MANSION FREE

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

MOZART & MENDELSSOHN Sun, March 29, 3pm A world premiere by Anna Clyne is juxtaposed with Fanny Mendelssohn’s Overture in C Major. We also hear Fanny’s famous brother’s Italian Symphony, and David Fray performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

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MARYLAND LYRIC OPERA INSTITUTE

IL TABARRO & GIANNI SCHICCHI Wed, April 1, 7:30pm The MDLO Institute presents a double-bill of Puccini’s Il Tabarro and Gianni Schicchi in a performance staged by Director Harry Silverstein. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $25–$75

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APRIL 2020

12th Annual

UKEFEST

Sat–Wed, Aug 15–19, 2020 Join extraordinary instructors and 100 of your soon-to-be best friends for five days of strumming, skill-based instruction, and merry music making.

Register Today!

STRATHMORE.ORG/UKE

Outside Presenter

THE JOURNEY OF HARRIET TUBMAN Sun, April 5, 7pm Experience The Journey of Harriet Tubman by composer Ron Kean with chorus, professional instrumentalists, and projections, led by renowned guest conductor Dr. Jeffrey Benson. Ola Gjeilo’s Dark Night of Soul will also be featured. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $49–$89

Strathmore Presents

BRIAN McKNIGHT Sat, April 11, 8pm

One of the most recognizable voices in R&B, McKnight performs his romantic, charttopping hits “Anytime,” “Back to One,” “6, 8, 12,” and many more. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $47–$97

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NATALIE CRESSMAN, TROMBONE & IAN FAQUINI, GUITAR Thu, April 9, 7:30pm Be transported to Rio de Janeiro via Rockville Pike! Featuring songs in English, Portuguese, and French, this captivating duo draws from impressionism, jazz, and the great Brazilian songwriting tradition to create a fully orchestrated sound. MANSION TICKETS $30

UkeFest images by Jim Saah

Strathmore Presents

Strathmore Education

Thu, April 2, 8pm

WITH ANA “LOLLIPOP” SANCHEZ

WU FEI & ABIGAIL WASHBURN

STREET DANCE WORKSHOP

Beijing-born composer, guzheng prodigy, and vocalist Fei and Grammy-winner Washburn bring their inventive cross-cultural take on folk and old-time music to Strathmore. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $24–$48 This performance is part of Strathmore’s Windows series and is accompanied by pre and postconcert events.

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GREGORY PORTER

Shervin Lainez

Fri & Sat, April 3* & 4, 8pm

Music Center

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Grammy-winner Porter is known for his warm baritone vocals and earthy brand of jazz, soul, and gospel. A gifted singer of standards and contemporary soul, Porter has been compared to his idols Nat King Cole, Donny Hathaway, and Stevie Wonder. *April 3 show is open captioned. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $58–$108

Community

Education

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Strathmore Visual Arts

ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB

Wed, April 15, 3 & 7pm The book club meets to discuss The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro which uncovers a labyrinth of deceit surrounding the biggest unsolved art heist in history. MANSION FREE

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NATALY MEREZHUK, JAZZ VIOLINIST

Fri, April 3, 7pm Experience the elements of whacking by using Sanchez’s formula: punking + posing = whacking. This workshop includes technique in using arms, hands, shoulders, and footwork to work your space. EDUCATION CENTER STUDIO 402 TICKETS $30

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Sponsored by Ellen and Michael Gold & Ava Kaufman

Wed, April 15 & 29, 7:30pm

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SATURDAY FAMILY JAM SESSIONS

DISCOVER BLUEGRASS MUSIC Sat, April 11, 10:15am* Multi-instrumentalist Brad Kolodner takes families on an Appalachian music journey. From toe-tapping fiddle tunes to groovy banjo melodies and jubilant sing-alongs, explore the vibrant tradition of bluegrass and old-time music! Ideal for ages 4–8. *Sensory-friendly performance MANSION TICKETS $5–$10

Though Merezhuk’s musicianship is rooted in classical training, she embraced the role of the violin in jazz after being drawn to its improvisational nature. MANSION TICKETS $19

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AROOJ AFTAB WITH GYAN RILEY Thu, April 16, 7:30pm Aftab is a Pakistan-born and New York City-based artist who weaves the mystical serenity of Sufi poetry into hypnotic soundscapes alongside Riley’s “beautiful and enigmatic” (The New York Times) guitar playing. MANSION TICKETS $30


Outside Presenter

Thu, April 16, 8pm

Wed, April 22, 7:30pm

Enjoy The Wizard of Oz on the big screen and follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy and her friends as the BSO performs the Academy Award-winning score. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

The mighty MDLO Orchestra is joined by renowned pianist Cecile Licad for a diverse evening of musical entertainment, conducted by Music Director Louis Salemno. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $25–$75

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LEA SALONGA

Fri, April 17, 8pm* Celebrated for her powerful voice and perfect pitch, Salonga is best known for her Tonywinning turn in Miss Saigon. Salonga shares Broadway and pop hits plus songs she’s made famous as the singing voice of Disney princesses Jasmine and Fa Mulan. *This show is open captioned. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $38–$88

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MUSIC + PROSE

Sat, April 18, 8pm The National Philharmonic is joined by Metropolitan Opera’s Danielle Talamantes and Grammy-winner Zuill Bailey for this program featuring Samuel Barber’s Overture to The School for Scandal and Tales of Hemingway. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $29–$89

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CHARLES LLOYD & THE MARVELS & LUCINDA WILLIAMS

FEATURING MARVIN SEWELL, REUBEN ROGERS, ERIC HARLAND & GREG LEISZ Sun, April 19, 8pm

D. Darr

Following the release of their radiant album Vanished Gardens, jazz legend Lloyd and Grammy-winner Williams bring the magic of their collaboration to the stage. Look forward to Lloyd originals plus fresh takes of favorites featuring the singular talents of The Marvels. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $38–$88

MARYLAND LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA

————————————————— Strathmore AIR Workshop

JAZZ IMPROVISATION ON THE VIOLIN

YOUNG ARTISTS OF AMERICA INVITE YOU TO BE OUR GUEST!

Join the region’s finest young performing artists for three family-friendly performances this spring.

BEAUTY & THE BEAST with special participation from composer Alan Menken Sat, March 28, 3pm Doors open at 1:30pm for a Meet the Characters Costume Party followed by a 2:15pm YAAjunior performance. MUSIC CENTER

WITH NATALY MEREZHUK Wed, April 22, 7:30pm

In this workshop intended for classical string players with a craving for improvisation, Merezhuk leads you in analyzing the influence of classical repertoire on jazz musicians and teaches you practical improvisation exercises. MANSION FREE Margot Schulman

MOVIE WITH ORCHESTRA THE WIZARD OF OZ

APRIL 2020

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

FROZEN JR. Sat & Sun, May 2 & 3, 3pm AMP

YAASTUDIO II: CABARET Sun, May 3, 7:30pm An evening of standards and classics AMP

OFF THE CUFF

A Strathmore Affiliate Organization, Young Artists of America offers world-class musical theatre training to gifted and committed young performing artists in a professional and nurturing environment.

Fri, April 24, 8:15pm

Support our community’s exceptional young artists!

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HOLST THE PLANETS Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, the BSO salutes this historic milestone with performances of Holst’s The Planets, complete with Hubble photos and a special guest from NASA. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

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SATURDAY FAMILY JAM SESSIONS

DISCOVER SOUL MUSIC Sat, April 25, 10:15am* Join singer-songwriter Cecily to explore soul music. Experiment with elements like call-andresponse; learn about influences such as gospel, blues, and rock; and celebrate the sounds of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Art Blakey, and more! Ideal for ages 4–8. *Sensory-friendly performance MANSION TICKETS $5–$10

YAA.ORG Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Strathmore Visual Arts

Sat, April 25, 8pm

Thu, April 30, 7pm

The BSO salutes the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, complete with Hubble photos and a special guest from NASA, by taking a closer look at Holst’s The Planets. This performance will be followed by a Q&A. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

Mix and mingle with artists and art lovers to celebrate the opening of the Baltimore Watercolor Society exhibition. MANSION FREE

HOLST THE PLANETS

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AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH

DAVID FOSTER HITMAN TOUR

Wed, April 29, 8pm Songwriter and pianist Foster tours in support of a PBS Special. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $79.50–$102.50

OPENING RECEPTION

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RACHMANINOFF PIANO CONCERTO Thu, April 30, 8pm

Rachmaninoff’s most virtuosic work, the dauntingly difficult Third Piano Concerto, is performed by the great Russian pianist Olga Kern. The concert opens with a new work written by Anna Clyne and Mahler’s Fourth Symphony. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

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Sat, Feb 29, March 7 & 21, April 11 & 25 At our Saturday Family Jam Sessions, families go on a musical adventure as expert artists guide them through folk, go-go, classical, bluegrass, and soul. Ideal for ages 4–8.

DISCOVER FOLK MUSIC WITH THE SWEATER SET

Strathmore Presents

VESÚVIO

Thu, May 7, 8pm

ANKA SINGS SINATRA: HIS SONGS, MY SONGS, MY WAY

Djavan became one of Brazil’s greatest musical icons by injecting tropicalia with rock and funk. After a decade-long hiatus, he is back with a new album and his most loved songs, including “Flor de Lis,” “Samurai,” and more. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $38–$88

“My Way” composer and former teen idol Anka pays tribute to Frank Sinatra, the consummate crooner. Anka’s voice is as powerful as ever after seven decades of chart-topping success. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $42–$128

DJAVAN

PAUL ANKA

Tue, May 12, 8pm

Leo Aversa

MAY 2020

SATURDAY FAMILY JAM SESSIONS

Strathmore Presents

The Sweater Set

Feb 29

DISCOVER GO-GO MUSIC WITH ELIJAH BALBED

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March 7

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK IN CONCERT

DISCOVER CLASSICAL MUSIC WITH PIOTR PAKHOMKIN

Fri, May 8, 8pm

March 21

DISCOVER BLUEGRASS MUSIC WITH BRAD KOLODNER April 11*

DISCOVER SOUL MUSIC WITH CECILY April 25* *These performances are sensory-friendly to create an experience that is welcoming to children with autism or sensory sensitivities.

MANSION | STRATHMORE.ORG/JAM Strathmore Presents

Washington Performing Arts

BIG NIGHTMARE MUSIC WITH MARYLAND CLASSIC YOUTH ORCHESTRAS

Wed, May 6, 8pm

IGUDESMAN & JOO

Sun, May 3, 4pm The inspired lunacy of musicians Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo has made them international sensations. Igudesman and Joo present a unique show full of virtuosity, enchanting music, and outrageous humor joined by the talented students of Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $28–$68

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EMANUEL AX, PIANO

The beloved American piano master Ax lends his “thoughtful, lyrical, lustrous” (Washington Post) playing to an all-Beethoven program including the Sonatas Nos. 1–3 and the ever-popular “Für Elise.” MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $45–$85

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Jedi Master Yoda teaches Luke Skywalker the ways of the force in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, as the BSO performs John Williams’ unforgettable score live. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $45–$85

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Warner/Chappell Music. © 2019 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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THE HEIGHTS 50TH ANNIVERSARY MEN’S CHORUS ALUMNI CONCERT Sat, May 9, 8pm Join The Heights Men’s Chorus and alumni for an evening of memories. Under the direction of Dr. Kevin L. Strother, the wonderful sounds and rich traditions of men’s choral music will make this a night to remember. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $10–$20

————————————————— Strathmore Artist in Residence

JAKE BLOUNT, FOLK MUSICIAN

Sponsored by Sarah and Dan Gallagher

Wed, May 13 & 27, 7:30pm Blount is a fiddler, banjoist, singer, and scholar whose performances, compositions, and research venerates and reflects the traditional music of Black and indigenous communities in the southeastern US. MANSION TICKETS $19

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AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH

LYLE LOVETT AND JOHN HIATT Wed, May 13, 8pm

Two veteran songwriters swap songs and share stories in an intimate, acoustic performance. Grammy-winner Lovett and acclaimed heartland rocker Hiatt pull from their vast repertoires, sharing moving tales of relationships and redemption. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $58–$115

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

BAROQUE FAVORITES Sat, May 16, 8pm

In a conductorless program, Handel’s popular Water Music captures the audacious mood of George I’s boating parties, while Telemann and Purcell depict two classics of literature, Don Quixote and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90


KILLER Bs

Sun, May 17, 4pm

National Philharmonic

BEETHOVEN’S MISSA SOLEMNIS

Killer Bs features music by composers whose last name starts with B. Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birth year, along with an eclectic mix of old and new, including the Beatles, Bach, Bono, Brahms, Bareilles, and more! MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $15–$25

The National Philharmonic celebrates the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with his monumental Missa Solemnis, self-proclaimed to be his greatest work. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $29–$89

Strathmore Visual Arts

Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore

————————————————— ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB

Wed, May 20, 3 & 7pm The book club meets to discuss The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau. In 18th century London, an emerging artist and Huguenot woman learns the secrets of porcelain to follow her true passions. MANSION FREE

————————————————— Strathmore AIR Workshop

THE MUSIC OF WILL ADAM WITH JAKE BLOUNT

Wed, May 20, 7:30pm Meet Will Adam, a Black fiddler who lived in Kensington, Maryland, in the early 20th century. Blount teaches Adam’s seldom-played music and his unique take on rhythm and modality as a part of the broader Black fiddle tradition. MANSION FREE

————————————————— Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

LERNER & LOEWE CLASSICS Thu, May 28, 8pm You’ll hear the most popular Broadway hits of this dynamic composer and lyricist duo, including selections from My Fair Lady, Camelot, Gigi, and Brigadoon, performed by three exciting vocalists and the BSO. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

————————————————— Strathmore Education

FAMILY SONGWRITING WORKSHOP Sat, May 30, 10:30am In this fun workshop, families learn how to make up lyrics and melodies and create songs together. We’ll finish with a singalong! No experience necessary. Ideal for ages 7–12. MANSION TICKETS $8

Sat, May 30, 8pm

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Sun, May 31, 2 & 7pm Celebrate MCYO’s season finale concerts with their Preparatory Strings, Chamber Strings, and Young Artists orchestras at 2pm and their Symphony, Chamber Ensemble, and Philharmonic orchestras at 7pm. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $15–$25

MAY–JUNE 2020

Strathmore Children’s Chorus

MAKE MOM’S DAY The Shop at Strathmore in the Mansion is your go-to for one-of-a-kind treasures that mom will treasure forever! You’ll find original art, beautiful scarves, handmade jewelry, and more!

————————————————— Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

PASTORAL SYMPHONY

Thu & Sat, June 4 & 6, 8pm The first orchestral program commemorating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth features Viktoria Mullova, who performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. Beethoven’s beloved Pastoral Symphony draws our attention to the beauty and fragility of the natural world. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

————————————————— Washington Performing Arts

MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN OF THE GOSPEL CHOIRS

MANSION Strathmore Visual Arts

OPENING RECEPTION Thu, June 11, 7pm Mix and mingle with artists and art lovers to celebrate the opening of the Paper Works exhibition. MANSION FREE

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BEETHOVEN NINTH

Sun, June 7, 7pm

Sat, June 13, 8pm

WPA’s two namesake choirs take the stage for an evening of inspiration and jubilee. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $25–$70

Reimagining Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony as a 21st-century call for unity, justice, and empowerment, Marin Alsop, the BSO, and members of the Baltimore community boldly interpret Beethoven’s ideas in response to today’s world. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $45–$95

————————————————— Strathmore Artist in Residence

LUCAS ASHBY, PERCUSSIONIST & COMPOSER

Sponsored by Arthur and Tina Lazerow & Dale Rosenthal and Michael Cutler

Wed, June 10 & 24, 7:30pm Ashby’s genre-bending compositions are rooted in his musical worldliness. He’s played with masters of Afrofunk, Brazilian jazz, Ghanaian highlife, and more, bringing a plethora of sounds and textures to all his work. MANSION TICKETS $19

Strathmore AIR Workshop

CREATING MUSIC FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS WITH LUCAS ASHBY

Wed, June 17, 7:30pm Learn how to build your own unique percussive instruments from recycled and upcycled materials, embodying the can-do spirit of music-makers around the globe who see sonic treasure in others’ trash. MANSION FREE

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AMERICA

Sat, June 27, 8pm Celebrate 50 years of iconic rock with America. This Grammywinning band dominated the airwaves in the 1970s with beloved hits “Horse with No Name,” “Sister Golden Hair,” “Ventura Highway,” and many more. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $37–$87

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SPRING CALENDAR—BY GENRE

See the chronological calendar for detailed information. AMERICAN SONGBOOK/ BROADWAY

MOZART & MENDELSSOHN (BSO) March 29

MARYLAND LYRIC OPERA INSTITUTE (OP)

TONY BENNETT (SP) March 15

April 1

BEAUTY & THE BEAST (YAA) March 28

THE WIZARD OF OZ (BSO) April 16

LEA SALONGA (SP)

MUSIC + PROSE (NP)

April 17

April 18

LERNER & LOEWE CLASSICS (BSO) May 28

————————————————— CHILDREN & FAMILY SATURDAY FAMILY JAM SESSIONS (SP) March 7 & 21, April 11 & 25

SUNRISE (SCC, NP & MCYO) March 8

SENSORY-FRIENDLY OPEN REHEARSAL WITH MCYO (SP) March 11 & May 27

MARYLAND LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA (OP) April 22

May 30

————————————————— CLASSICAL ANNAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (OP) March 1

VIVALDI MANDOLIN CONCERTO (BSO) March 7

JEFFREY ZEIGLER (SP) March 12

MAHLER SYMPHONY NO. 3 (BSO) March 12 & 14

THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (OP) March 19

MOZART’S REQUIEM (NP) March 21 March 22

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ART TALK & TOUR FOR KIDS IN ENGLISH & EN ESPAÑOL (SP)

CHRISTIAN DOUGLAS (SP)

CURATOR’S TOUR VISITA DEL CURADOR EN ESPAÑOL (SP)

March 11 & 25

GREGORY PORTER (SP)

June 7

March 13

RACHMANINOFF PIANO CONCERTO (BSO)

————————————————— POP/ROCK

WU FEI & ABIGAIL WASHBURN (SP)

IGUDESMAN & JOO (SP & MCYO)

POSTMODERN JUKEBOX (SP)

April 25

April 30

March 3

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK IN CONCERT (BSO) May 8

CHRISTYLEZ BACON & NISTHA RAJ (SP) March 19

BAROQUE FAVORITES (BSO) May 16 May 30

NATALIE CRESSMAN & IAN FAQUINI (SP) AROOJ AFTAB WITH GYAN RILEY (SP) April 16

DJAVAN (SP) May 7

GEORGE WINSTON (SP) March 23

BEETHOVEN’S MISSA SOLEMNIS (NP)

April 2

April 9

BRUCE HORNSBY & yMUSIC (SP) March 6

LUCAS ASHBY (SP) June 10 & 24

BRIAN McKNIGHT (SP) April 11

FORZA CON TUTTI (MCYO) May 31

PASTORAL SYMPHONY (BSO) June 4 & 6

BEETHOVEN NINTH (BSO)

CHARLES LLOYD & THE MARVELS & LUCINDA WILLIAMS (SP) April 19

DAVID FOSTER (OP) April 29

SP: Strathmore Presents BSO: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

June 13

PAUL ANKA (SP)

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NP: National Philharmonic

LYLE LOVETT AND JOHN HIATT (SP)

WPA: Washington Performing Arts

THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF SONGWRITING WITH CHRISTIAN DOUGLAS (SP) CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS (SP)

April 22

May 12 May 13

JAKE BLOUNT (SP) May 13 & 27

OP: Outside Presenter

AMERICA (SP)

MCYO: Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore

June 27

————————————————— SPECIAL EVENTS THE JOURNEY OF HARRIET TUBMAN (OP) April 5

THE HEIGHTS 50 ANNIVERSARY MEN’S CHORUS (OP) TH

May 9

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March 28, May 16, June 20

THE WASHINGTON CHORUS ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION (OP)

April 3

Mansion

March 28, May 16, June 20

MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN OF THE GOSPEL CHOIRS (WPA)

JAZZ IMPROVISATION ON THE VIOLIN WITH NATALY MEREZHUK (SP)

Music Center

March 18, April 15, May 20

HOLST THE PLANETS (BSO)

STREET DANCE WORKSHOP (SP)

March 26

ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB (SP)

April 15 & 29

April 24

March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18

MATT HAIMOVITZ & LAURA COLGATE (SP)

June 17

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March 18

MELODIC VOYAGES (MCYO)

March 5, April 30, June 11

CREATING MUSIC FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS WITH LUCAS ASHBY (SP)

NATALY MEREZHUK (SP)

May 6

FAMILY SONGWRITING WORKSHOP (SP)

VISUAL ARTS OPENING RECEPTION (SP)

OFF THE CUFF: HOLST THE PLANETS (BSO)

EMANUEL AX (WPA)

May 17

May 20

April 3 & 4

May 3

KILLER Bs (SCC)

THE MUSIC OF WILL ADAM WITH JAKE BLOUNT (SP)

Community

Education

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SCC: Strathmore Children’s Chorus YAA: Young Artists of America


Music Above All Perched on Pike & Rose’s penthouse level, AMP is Bethesda’s top spot for live music, comedy, and cocktails. Check out what’s coming up!

ANTHONY DEVITO

POPA CHUBBY

CANNED HEAT

{Late Show with Stephen Colbert} THU, MARCH 5

{Blues with punk attitude} FRI, MARCH 27

{“Going Up the Country”} WED, APRIL 22

A CAPPELLA LIVE!

CROCE PLAYS CROCE

Featuring The Filharmonic, Committed, Blake Lewis & Women of the World

NEW ORCHESTRA OF WASHINGTON

{Tribute to Jim Croce by his son} SUN, MARCH 29

FRI, MARCH 6

{Modern classical orchestra} FRI, APRIL 24

BROADWAY’S NEXT HIT MUSICAL {Unscripted musical hilarity} SAT, APRIL 25

DAVID BROMBERG QUINTET {Newgrass Americana pioneer} WED, APRIL 29

OMAR SOSA & YILIAN CAÑIZARES {Sublime Cuban jazz} SUN, MARCH 8

COCO MONTOYA {Blues guitar powerhouse} TUE, MARCH 31

ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY

SUSAN WERNER

{The Linda Ronstadt Songbook} THU, APRIL 30

{Empress of the unexpected} FRI, APRIL 17

STORY DISTRICT’S MIXTAPE {True tales from DC’s best storytellers} Fri, May 1

CASEY ABRAMS

of Postmodern Jukebox Wed, March 18

BRIA SKONBERG

Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé

{Jazz trumpet goddess} Mother’s Day! SUN, MAY 10

{Groovy Ethiopian tunes} FRI, MARCH 20

STANLEY JORDAN PLAYS JIMI {Jimi Hendrix reimagined} WED, MARCH 25

JILL ANDREWS {Tender & profound stories} SUN, APRIL 19

A TRIBUTE TO R.E.M. WITH N.E.W. ATHENS SAT, MAY 16

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On Metro’s Red Line, White Flint station

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TEAS & MELODIES Unwind in elegance at Strathmore’s afternoon teas.

FEATURED SPECIALTY TEAS SMOOTH JAZZ TEA Tue, March 3

ARMENIAN TEA Tue, April 28

Relax with the soothing sounds of jazz and a cup of Strathmore’s special blend.

Travel to Armenia’s snow-capped Mount Ararat and enjoy traditional Armenian bites and melodies.

TEA LEAF READING & TALK AFTERNOON TEA Tea begins at 1pm Call 301.581.5108 for reservations. Prepaid, nonrefundable reservations required. MANSION $25 *SPECIALTY TEAS $29

† TEA & TALKS $35,

BEGINS AT 12:30PM STRATHMORE.ORG/TEA

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Wed, March 4 What fortunes can tea leaves tell? Join us to learn the history of tasseography.

BROADWAY TEA Wed, April 15

CINCO DE MAYO TEA Tue, May 5 Soak up the vibrant flavors and sunny culture of Mexico in a delightful, tea-centric way.

SCOTTISH OUTLANDER TEA & TALK

Start spreading the news! This tea features favorite show tunes and star-studded cuisine.

Wed, May 13 Indulge your inner outlander with Highland history, fare, and music.

EARTH DAY TEA Wed, April 22 This environmentally conscious tea serves up plant-based foods and songs about Mother Earth.

EASTERN EUROPEAN TEA Tue, May 19 This unique tea features delicious dishes from Poland, Russia, Latvia, and Serbia.

March

April

May

3 Smooth Jazz Tea* MIN: Saïs Kamalidiin, flute & Rick Peralta, guitar 4 Tea Leaf Reading & Talk† Noreen Friedman & Robin Schultz, flute duo 10 Greek Tea* Judith Mostyn White, harp 11 Irish Tea* Jo Morrison, harp & Wayne Morrison, bagpipes 14 Irish Tea* Noreen Friedman, flute & Bob Wysong, guitar 1 7 Irish Tea* Robin Schultz, flute & Richard Hsu, piano 18 Mike Gold, piano 24 Downton Abbey Tea* Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar 25 Downton Abbey Tea* Elizabeth Benforado, dulcimer & piano and Jay Benforado, guitar 31 John Dassoulas, piano

1 Maryland Day Tea* Noreen Friedman & Robin Schultz, flute duo Special Guest: Miss Maryland 7 Karen Ashbrook, dulcimer & Paul Oorts, harp guitar 8 Japanese Tea* Washington Toho Koto Society 14 Broadway Tea* Mike Gold, guitar 15 Broadway Tea* Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar 21 Karen Ashbrook, dulcimer & Sophie Chang, cello 22 Earth Day Tea* Judith Mostyn White, harp 28 Armenian Tea* Emma Soghomonian & Patricia Tossounian, vocalists and Mihran Kochyan, musician 29 Meg Baker, piano & harp

5 Cinco De Mayo Tea* MIN: Saïs Kamalidiin, flute & Rick Peralta, guitar 6 Mother’s Day Tea* Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar 9 Mother’s Day Tea* Elizabeth Benforado, dulcimer & Jay Benforado, guitar 12 Israeli Tea* Noreen Friedman, flute & Bob Wysong, guitar 13 Scottish Outlander Tea & Talk† Jo Morrison, harp & Wayne Morrison, bagpipes 19 Eastern European Tea* Judith Mostyn White, harp 20 Rosalind Breslow, piano 26 Mike Gold, piano 27 Fran Hrastar, piano

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GENERAL INFORMATION ORDER NOW!

ARTS ACCESS FOR ALL

TICKET OFFICE 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD

Every seating section in the Concert Hall includes wheelchair-accessible seating. The Mansion and AMP are also wheelchair-accessible.

STRATHMORE.ORG | 301.581.5100 GROUP TICKETS: groups@strathmore.org | 301.581.5199 Tickets for AMP can be purchased at the Strathmore Ticket Office and at www.AMPbyStrathmore.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION Online: Strathmore.org Ticket Office: 301.581.5100 Group Tickets: 301.581.5199 Administration: 301.581.5200 TTY for MD residents via relay at 711, out-of-state at 800.735.2258 Mansion at Strathmore 10701 Rockville Pike North Bethesda, MD 20852-3224 Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD 20852-3385

CHILDREN 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. Please note: the minimum age requirement for WPA performances is 5; for BSO performances, it is 6.

TOURS Free, walk-in tours of the Music Center are available Monday–Friday, 10am–4pm, and Saturdays, 10:30am–1pm. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. Email tours@strathmore.org to reserve.

DIRECTIONS & METRO Strathmore is located on Rockville Pike (Route 355), half a mile north of the Capital Beltway (I-495). Take Metro to Strathmore! Strathmore is adjacent to the Grosvenor-Strathmore station on Metro’s Red Line.

As part of Strathmore’s ongoing commitment to make the arts accessible to all patrons, we’re proud to offer a variety of accommodations.

Assistive-listening devices are available in the Concert Hall and in the Mansion Music Room for Music in the Mansion and Artist in Residence concerts. Open captioning is available at the following performances in select seats: Gregory Porter Fri, April 3 Lea Salonga Fri, April 17 Open captioning is available at other Strathmore Presents performances in the Music Center by request. Please contact the Strathmore Ticket Office at 301.581.5100 at least 14 days in advance of the performance to request open captioning, sign interpretation, or other accommodations. Accommodations subject to availability. Shuttle service across the Sky Bridge from the fourth floor of the Metro garage to the Music Center is available before and after Concert Hall events. For complete accessibility information, visit www.strathmore.org/access.

HOURS OF OPERATION TICKET OFFICE HOURS

MANSION: SHOP & GALLERIES

Mon–Fri: 10am–5pm Sat: 10am–2pm Sun: Closed

Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat: 10am–4pm Wed: 10am–9pm Sun: 12–4pm Mon: Closed

The ticket office is also open prior to performances through intermission in the Music Center.

For nonperformance Music Center events, including all Education Center events: Metered parking is available on Tuckerman Lane, or park in the Metro garage where a SmarTrip or credit card payment of $5.20 is required Monday through Friday. Parking is free on weekends. For Mansion concerts, exhibitions, and events: Free parking is available on a space-available basis in the Mansion lot. Enter at 10701 Rockville Pike.

MUSIC CENTER CAFÉ Mon–Fri: 11am–2pm The café opens two hours prior to the start time of Concert Hall performances.

PARKING For Music Center Concert Hall performances: For ticketed performances, complimentary parking is available in the adjacent Metro garage—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 a valet available ($15) in the drop-off circle at 5301 Tuckerman Lane.

ALLEGRO KITCHEN

SCHEDULED CLOSINGS Mon, May 25: Campus closed for holiday Sun, April 12, May 17 & May 24: Mansion closed for private events

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

For complete driving directions, Metro, bus, and parking information, visit www.strathmore.org/visit.

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HOT TICKETS

Mark your calendars for these upcoming shows in the Music Center. Tickets for these shows are on sale now!

GEORGE WINSTON Mon, March 23

WU FEI & ABIGAIL WASHBURN Thu, April 2

BRIAN McKNIGHT Sat, April 11

DJAVAN Thu, May 7

PAUL ANKA Tue, May 12

LYLE LOVETT AND JOHN HIATT Wed, May 13 Djavan by Leo Aversa, Music Center by Judy Davis, Paul Anka by Annie Leibovitz, Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt, Abigail Washburn & Wu Fei by Shervin Lainez, Brian McKnight, George Winston by Todd V. Wolfson

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Strathmore Spring 2020 Newsletter  

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