Strathmore Newsletter Fall 2019

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NEW SHOWS JUST ANNOUNCED! Tickets go on sale September 13

Abigail Washburn & Wu Fei Charles Lloyd & The Marvels Step Afrika! and more!

PERFECT PAIR

Ronald K. Brown and Arturo O’Farrill team up to create an inspiring new work.

ARTS & VITALITY Health and art intersect to help us age in harmony.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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IN THIS ISSUE

This Just In! Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE and Arturo O’Farrill Inspired Pairings: Strathmore’s 2019–2020 Season Arts & the Brain Series Visual Arts Exhibitions Fall Calendar Calendar by Genre Afternoon Tea Schedule General Information

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COVER PHOTO: Why You Follow with Arcell Cabuag and Coral Dolphin by Ayodele Casel INSIDE COVER PHOTOS L–R: Justice II-Yang Isfet by Carolyn Goodridge, Christylez Bacon & Nistha Raj by Erin Scott, Colored Pencils by Jim Saah

Tickets On Sale Now!

STRATHMORE CABARET

A Night of Wonder Sat, Oct 19, 2019

Join us for A Night of Wonder as Strathmore’s Artists in Residence take the stage to pay tribute to Stevie Wonder. This evening of cuisine, cocktails, and live music benefits Strathmore’s programs that nurture young musicians through collaboration, mentoring, and performance opportunities.

AMPbySTRATHMORE.COM/CABARET

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Strathmore Cabaret by Jim Saah and Margot Schulman

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Karen R. Lefkowitz Chair Steven P. Hollman Vice Chair Jay W. 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 Monica Jeffries Hazangeles President and CEO Leon Scioscia Executive Vice President of Operations Jennifer Smith Chief Financial Officer 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!

Tickets for the following Music Center shows go on sale Friday, September 13. Strathmore Stars can buy tickets now. Join today for exclusive presale access! STEP AFRIKA! STEP XPLOSION

Thu, April 2, 2020 Grammy-winner Washburn and Beijing-born composer, guzheng prodigy, and vocalist Fei bring their inventive cross-cultural take on folk and old-time music to Strathmore.

Jati Lindsay

Sun, Jan 12, 2020, Matinee This thunderous afternoon of rhythm and joy features the region’s finest step squads and the premiere of Drumfolk, a Strathmore-commissioned work celebrating AfricanAmerican percussive traditions and the birth of step.

ABIGAIL WASHBURN & WU FEI

MANUAL CINEMA NO BLUE MEMORIES: THE LIFE OF GWENDOLYN BROOKS Fri, Jan 24, 2020 Emmy-winning ensemble Manual Cinema pays tribute to poet Brooks through shadow puppets, silhouetted actors, and a lively score featuring the civil rights icon’s provocative verses.

CHARLES LLOYD & THE MARVELS AND LUCINDA WILLIAMS

FEATURING BILL FRISELL, REUBEN ROGERS, ERIC HARLAND & GREG LEISZ

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D. Dar

Julia Miller

Sun, April 19, 2020 Following the release of their radiant album Vanished Gardens, jazz legend Lloyd and Grammy-winner Williams bring the magic of their momentous collaboration to the stage.

STRATHMORE STARS

Strathmore Stars get access to exclusive presales, discounts, and special events. Member support also brings access to free arts education programs for more than 30,000 students in our community.

Join today! STRATHMORE.ORG/STARS

This performance is part of Strathmore’s Windows series and is accompanied by a preconcert lecture and postconcert conversation.

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DYNAMIC DUO By Jamie McCrary

Choreographer Ronald K. Brown and composer Arturo O’Farrill aren’t just artistic collaborators—they’re kindred spirits. Brown, founder of the Brooklyn-based dance company EVIDENCE, and O’Farrill, Afro Latin Jazz Alliance founder, are storytellers. Their work— separately, and collectively—weaves together the narratives of African and Latin cultures, challenging audiences to examine the human condition through a new lens. This November, New Conversations (2018), Brown and O’Farrill’s newest joint work, makes its DC-area premiere at Strathmore. Hallmark to both Brown and O’Farrill, New Conversations is centered around the religious, musical, and movement-based traditions of Afro-Cuban culture. The piece explores the triumph of overcoming adversity and the joy that comes from doing it together.

RONALD K. BROWN/EVIDENCE WITH ARTURO O’FARRILL ENSEMBLE Fri, Nov 8, 8pm MUSIC CENTER

“For me, the work is very celebratory. There’s a strong sense of [joy, without] the presence of oppression,” says O’Farrill.

NEW CONVERSATIONS New Conversations is meant to move—physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The work tells the story of different Afro-Cuban orishas (gods) and how they relate to our human lives. It is a spiritual complement to each artist’s culture and love for storytelling. Each vignette in the piece features a different orisha, who represents an aesthetic, like wisdom or healing. Brown, who studied dance in both West Africa and Cuba, based each section on traditional Afro-Cuban movement fused with modern dance. That, with O’Farrill’s Afro-Cuban percussion score, creates an immersive cultural experience, weaving together religious stories with dance and music. Ultimately, New Conversations is about empowerment. The work is centered on this theme, encouraging people to work together and celebrate the power of human connection.

Noor Eemaan

This performance is part of Strathmore’s Windows series and is accompanied by a preconcert lecture and postconcert conversation.

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Dancers perform New Conversations at Jacob's Pillow in 2018.


Julieta Cervantes

Ronald K. Brown and Arturo O’Farrill’s newest joint work sparks “New Conversations”

LAYING THE FOUNDATION A Brown-O’Farrill creative work has been in the making for a while. The two met several years ago in Havana when they were both working with the Cuban dance company Malpaso. O’Farrill, who wrote the music for the ballet they were rehearsing, remembers how Brown approached him one day: “He came up to me in a rehearsal and joked, ‘Well, you’re no good,’” laughed O’Farrill, “it was the highest compliment he could have given me.” The sentiment was mutual. O’Farrill was drawn to Brown’s work for its sensitivity, iconic style, and storybased foundation. Brown’s work is journalistic, he says, which is what he, O’Farrill, was taught as a musician. Through this shared philosophy, and their passion for cultural expression, a creative friendship began.

AN INSPIRED PAIRING In March 2017, the pair got the opportunity to meld their creative prowess. Taking time off from EVIDENCE and Jazz Alliance respectively, Brown and O’Farrill traveled to Jacob’s Pillow, the renowned dance center in Massachusetts, to develop a joint work. Their week together was time well spent; at the end of the residency, New Conversations was born. Their creative process was experimentation and artistic joy incarnate. To start, Brown danced, toying with different postures and moves, while O’Farrill improvised at the piano. They flowed separately while responding to each other, interweaving their creative ideas and energies. “That’s the first time I ever had the opportunity to do that with a choreographer,” O’Farrill said. “It was so natural and so beautiful.” They emphasize that, during the process, each art form received equal attention and respect. While they were at a dance center, that did not mean the music was less important. It was an artistic symbiosis—a conversation in and of itself.

Laura Diliberto

Ronald K. Brown

Their work is a perfect complement to Strathmore’s 2019–2020 season. This season’s theme is Inspired Pairings, featuring works that showcase a duo’s joint creative voice. “Inspired Pairings is an umbrella to help us shine a light on the way artists collaborate and pair Arturo O’Farrill their work,” says Joi Brown, Strathmore’s artistic director. “When audiences have an opportunity to hear two artists’ collective voice, the work becomes [much] more dimensional and broadens in its perspective.”

EMPOWERING THE SPIRIT—AND THE MIND For Ronald K. Brown, New Conversations encompasses a spirit of positivity. He wants to inspire people to embrace life to its fullest. “I want them [to leave with their] spirits lifted all the way up,” he says. “The audience should leave a performance feeling good about who they are,” he says. “I want people to see themselves [through the dancers on stage] and know that it’s a beautiful thing to be themselves.” Attendees can also expect to have . . . well, new conversations. In the piece, Brown and O’Farrill connect ancient Afro-Cuban belief systems to modern society, encouraging people to think about culture and humanity in new ways. The piece’s goal is connection, rather than division, reminding people of the fluid similarities we all share as human beings. “New Conversations is a stunning anchor for our Inspired Pairings season,” says Joi Brown. “Both Ronald K. Brown and Arturo O’Farrill operate in a social and cultural context, reminding us of our connection to history, tradition, community, and social justice. They fuel one another’s creativity—and the resulting work is vibrant and mesmerizing.”

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DREAM TEAMS

Strathmore’s 2019–2020 season celebrates artistic collaboration “Planning the artistic season at Strathmore is less about imagining a concept to find artists and more about responding to the way artists are creating and presenting their work,” Strathmore Artistic Director Joi Brown explains while discussing Strathmore’s 2019–2020 season. A wide range of artists are pairing up—sometimes in a single genre and sometimes in complementary or contrasting forms—and it’s these collaborations that lead to the theme of Inspired Pairings. This carefully curated, season-long exploration is dedicated to celebrating how different artists work together in new and inspiring ways. The first seeds of this idea came from our Artist in Residence (AIR) program, which has always emphasized the importance of cross-genre collaboration. But what makes a joint effort work well? “The musicians need to be up for exploration,” says Betty Scott, director of the AIR program, “in addition to having a high level of musical integrity and being a good listener.” Scott is excited to present four of this season’s Music in the Mansion concerts that will highlight the collaborations of AIR alumni. Sometimes the pairings are completely unexpected, and other times they make so much sense you wonder why they didn’t happen sooner. A concert that is perhaps as unlikely as it is inevitable is Abigail Washburn and Wu Fei’s April performance. American banjo player Washburn and Chinese musician Fei’s performance brings new meaning to the term “in concert.” Their work is a melodic conversation between close friends who listen to each other with a respect matched by their individual virtuosity. “When artists collaborate, the range of colors and nuance expands. The work becomes more dimensional and broadens in its perspective,” says Brown. We hope you will broaden your own perspective by joining us at an Inspired Pairings show this season!

STRATHMORE.ORG/INSPIRE From top: Joey Antico by Jonathan Timmes, Christylez Bacon and Nistha Raj by Erin Scott, Alicia Ward, Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini, Abigail Washburn & Wu Fei by Shervin Lainez

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IN THE MUSIC CENTER

RONALD K. BROWN/EVIDENCE WITH ARTURO O’FARRILL ENSEMBLE

CHARLES LLOYD & THE MARVELS AND LUCINDA WILLIAMS

FEATURING BILL FRISELL, REUBEN ROGERS, ERIC HARLAND & GREG LEISZ

Fri, Nov 8, 2019 African, Caribbean, and contemporary choreography set to live Afro-Cuban jazz music.

D. Dar

Christopher Duggan

Sun, April 19, 2020 Masters in contrasting genres—jazz legend Lloyd and Americana queen Williams—join forces.

ABIGAIL WASHBURN & WU FEI Thu, April 2, 2020 Cross-cultural collaboration between traditional American and Chinese music.

IN THE MANSION Thu, Feb 6, 2020 Indie pop melodies remixed with classical guitar.

Jonathan Timmes

ALICIA WARD & JOEY ANTICO

Francesco Sapienza

MARGOT MACDONALD & PIOTR PAKHOMKIN

Thu, Oct 24, 2019 Steelpan meets Chinese dulcimer.

Jonathan Timmes

JOSANNE FRANCIS & CHAO TIAN

CHRISTYLEZ BACON & NISTHA RAJ

PAUL GALBRAITH & ANTONIO MENESES

Thu, March 19, 2020 Hip-hop and Hindustani violin.

Thu, Jan 23, 2020 Preeminent classical guitarist joins legendary Beaux Arts Trio cellist.

NATALIE CRESSMAN & IAN FAQUINI Thu, April 9, 2020 Captivating duo draws from impressionism, jazz, and the great Brazilian songwriting tradition.

Clive Barda

Juan Esteves

Thu, Dec 12, 2019 Classical cello plus jazz percussion.

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ARTS & THE BRAIN

This series explores how the arts impact aging and vitality. Co-presented by Strathmore and AARP Maryland

AMP BY STRATHMORE The therapeutic power of art—to comfort, to heal, to elevate quality of life—has inspired human creativity for centuries. Strathmore’s Arts and the Brain lecture series engages teachers, scholars, and artists working at the intersection of arts and health to present innovative, practical strategies for harnessing the arts to alleviate suffering and strengthen vitality. $25 for each lecture. Strathmore Stars & AARP members save $5.

ART, AGING & THE CREATIVE BRAIN Sarah Lenz Lock, JD Wed, Oct 2 Is all art created equal? When it comes to brain stimulation, the answer can be complicated. Learn about the impact of creativity on aging, memory, and more in this keynote discussion.

USING RHYTHM TO STRENGTHEN YOUR BRAIN & BUILD CONNECTION

Film screening and discussion co-presented by Montgomery Hospice Tue, Nov 5 This award-winning documentary chronicles the astonishing effects of music on people experiencing memory loss. Experts from Montgomery Hospice engage in a post-screening discussion.

Jessica Phillips-Silver, PhD

THE FUTURE OF HOSPITAL SOUND

Wed, Oct 16 It’s just as important to exercise your brain as it is your body! Learn about the effects of music on the brain and practical tips for using music and dance to do more than move your feet.

Yoko K. Sen

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ALIVE INSIDE: A STORY OF MUSIC & MEMORY

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Tue, Nov 19 What do you hear in hospitals? What do you wish to hear? Join classical musician Sen in her mission to radically reimagine the future sound environment of hospitals.


TRUE COLORS The Mansion’s exhibitions step outside of the box and push the ordinary to new heights.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Tue, Sept 3–Sun, Oct 20

Perspective

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

HUBERT JACKSON & CAROLYN GOODRIDGE Although these two local artists explore different subjects—Jackson focuses on introspective narratives while Goodridge looks to the cosmos—both use mixed media painting processes that resemble assemblages, with layers and textures built upon each surface. Our Perspective series features local artists in solo or duo exhibitions.

TIMBER For some, woodworking means building a useful item such as a stool, bench, or bookshelf. For the artists in Timber, it means transforming maple, walnut, and ash into objects that delight beyond their material purpose.

INVITATIONAL GALLERY

Tue, Sept 3–Sun, Nov 3

THE WAY THROUGH LAURIE BREEN

Breen begins her abstract paintings without a plan, building lines, shapes, and colors intuitively. She celebrates her wrong turns and mistakes, trusting that chaos is the way through each piece.

OPENING RECEPTION Thu, Sept 12 & Sun, Nov 17

ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB Wed, Sept 25, Oct 16 & Nov 20

EXHIBITION TOURS FOR KIDS & ADULTS in English & en Español Sat, Oct 5 & Nov 30

ART AHEAD

Sat, Nov 16–Sun, Jan 5

SHADES OF PASTEL

MARYLAND PASTEL SOCIETY NATIONAL JURIED BIENNIAL The vibrance and versatility of soft pastels are on display in this exhibition of pastel artists from around the nation.

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

THE 86TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF

FINE ART IN MINIATURE

DRAWING FOR ART

Sat, Oct 26–Sun, Nov 3 Drawing: Sun, Nov 3, 5pm Drawing for Art is an exhibition and fundraiser in one! Enjoy an exciting evening where every ticketholder goes home with an original artwork from the exhibition.

More than 700 mini masterpieces travel from across the globe for this juried exhibition.

From top: NASA Heroes and Sheroes by Hubert Jackson, Life I by Carolyn Goodridge, Limp Wrist by Lorenzo Cardim, Red Emerging no. 2 by Jeans Herons

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ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS AFTERNOON TEA

See full schedule on page 18. MANSION $25–$29 (STARS $22.50–$26.10)

Levine Music

FALL SEMESTER BEGINS Tue, Sept 3 Levine offers outstanding music instruction for students of all ages, interests, and skill levels. Explore our year-round classes and programs in classical, jazz, rock, musical theatre, and more! Learn more at www.levinemusic.org or call 301.897.5100. EDUCATION CENTER

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OPENING RECEPTION Thu, Sept 12, 7pm Mix and mingle with artists and art lovers to celebrate the opening of the Perspective, Timber, and The Way Through exhibitions. MANSION FREE

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SNARKY PUPPY

Thu, Sept 12, 8pm Snarky Puppy is a funky, jazzbased collective featuring more than 25 rotating members with international acclaim. On the heels of their latest release, Immigrance, this three-time Grammy-winning act brings their multicultural, fusioninfluenced jams to town. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $29–$69 (STARS $26.10–$62.10)

Outside Presenter

MARYLAND LYRIC OPERA CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA & IL TABARRO Sat, Sept 14, 7:30pm Sun, Sept 15, 2pm A magnificently rarified pairing of two of the most celebrated one-act operas! Music Director Louis Salemno conducts Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Puccini’s Il Tabarro. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $50–$75 (STARS $45–$67.50)

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CALIDORE STRING QUARTET Thu, Sept 19, 7:30pm Calidore String Quartet keeps us on the edge of our seat with their “remarkable precision of expression” (Los Angeles Times). This award-winning ensemble dazzles with a program of works by Ravel, Schumann, and more. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

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STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK IN CONCERT

Lorenzo Duaso

Strathmore Presents

Sat, Sept 21, 8pm Sun, Sept 22, 3pm

WITH SCOTT BORG, GUITAR

EROICA + BEETHOVEN The acclaimed Eroica Trio, winner of the prestigious Naumburg Award, teams up with the National Philharmonic for a performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, one of the most unusual concertos in the Western tradition. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $28–$74

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LUCINDA WILLIAMS & HER BAND BUICK 6

CAR WHEELS ON A GRAVEL ROAD 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR Tue, Sept 24, 8pm In celebration of the 20th anniversary of her highly influential masterpiece, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, Grammy-winner Williams performs the album in its entirety, followed by a set of songs from throughout her remarkable career. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $38–$88 (STARS $34.20–$79.20)

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SATURDAY FAMILY STORY SESSIONS

ADVENTURES IN ARDEN WITH SHAKESPEARE FOR THE YOUNG All the world’s a stage in this interactive puppet performance inspired by Shakespeare’s As You Like It, which transports kids to the fictional Arden Forest for a story of love and forgiveness. Ideal for ages 4–8. *Sensory-friendly performance MANSION TICKETS $10–$12 (STARS $9–$10.80)

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Thu, Sept 26, 7:30pm Assad is a bold composer, a brilliant pianist, and an inventive vocalist who floats across musical idioms. A classically trained pianist, she is rooted in the melting pot that is Brazilian folk music, mixing African rhythms with European melodies and harmonies. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

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TCHAIKOVSKY SYMPHONY NO. 4

Marin Alsop, conductor Daniel Bernard Roumain, violin

Sat, Sept 28, 8pm The power of fate looms over Verdi’s La Forza del Destino Overture. Roumain makes his BSO debut with a unique blend of violin and urban sounds, and Tchaikovsky’s exuberant Fourth Symphony concludes the program. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

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Thu, Sept 19, 8pm After the destruction of the Death Star, the Rebel Alliance is under attack. Yoda teaches Luke Skywalker the ways of the force as the BSO performs John Williams’ score live. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $45–$85

CLARICE ASSAD, PIANO & VOCALS

Outside Presenter

Nicholas Hersh, conductor

Sat, Sept 21, 10:15* & 11:30am

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National Philharmonic

CELEBRATING 244 YEARS OF SERVICE David McClister

SEPTEMBER–OCTOBER 2019

FALL CALENDAR

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ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB Wed, Sept 25, 3 & 7pm

The book club meets to discuss An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro, which shares the story of an aging painter struggling with Japan’s World War II wreckage and how art and his country have changed. MANSION FREE

Wed, Oct 2, 8pm Join the US Navy Band as they celebrate the Navy’s birthday! Featuring several of the band’s ensembles, this production includes popular music from the past, present, cinema, and more. MUSIC CENTER FREE

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AROOJ AFTAB

Thu, Oct 3, 7:30pm Pakistan-born and New York City-based artist weaves the mystical serenity of Sufi poetry into hypnotic soundscapes. Aftab has collaborated with artists such as Meshell Ndegeocello, Esperanza Spalding, and the Sufi poet Abida Parveen. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)


Margot Schulman

OCTOBER 2019

FRESH AIR Artist in Residence Class of 2020 Preview Concert Wed, Nov 20, 8pm Strathmore’s highly regarded Artist in Residence (AIR) program proudly supports the careers of local musicians. Join the AIR class of 2020 as they take the stage at AMP in an unforgettable evening of cross-genre collaboration. New shows at AMP are announced every two weeks. Stay in the loop by signing up for AMP emails at AMPbySTRATHMORE.COM/SIGN-UP.

Nataly Merezhuk

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Strathmore Visual Arts

Matthias Pintscher, conductor Conrad Tao, piano

VISITA DEL CURADOR

SYMPHONIC FAIRY TALES Thu, Oct 3, 8pm

Tao brings his probing imagination to the Scriabin Piano Concerto, highlighted by gorgeous orchestral writing. Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite and Bartók’s The Wooden Prince complete the program with vivid settings of fairy tales. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

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KIDS TALK & TOUR RECORRIDO DE ARTE PARA NIÑOS

Sat, Oct 5, 10:15am in English 11:30am en Español Young art lovers can get behind the brushstrokes and into the heads and hearts of the artists in our current exhibitions. During the tour, children create an art project to take home. For ages 7 & up. MANSION TICKETS $5 PER CHILD

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SATURDAY FAMILY STORY SESSIONS LITERACY OUT LOUD WITH TAHIRA Sat, Oct 5, 11:30am Acclaimed storyteller enthralls young audiences with funny tales and delightful songs rooted in the oral tradition of the African diaspora. Ideal for ages 4–8. MANSION TICKETS $10–$12 (STARS $9–$10.80)

Music Center

Mansion

CURATOR’S TOUR

Sat, Oct 5, 1pm in English 2pm en Español Ever wish these walls could talk? Geared towards adults, this tour explores the current exhibitions, delving into artists’ techniques, inspiration, and history. MANSION FREE

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

THE NAT KING COLE SONGBOOK

Jack Everly, conductor Denzal Sinclaire, vocalist

Thu, Oct 10, 8pm Featuring the greatest hits of one of America’s top jazz vocalists, Sinclaire brings the music of Nat King Cole to life with his superlative voice and engaging rapport. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

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WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?

WITH RYAN STILES, GREG PROOPS, JEFF B. DAVIS & JOEL MURRAY Sat, Oct 12, 8pm You know the cast and the premise from the famous TV show. Now it’s your turn to join in the fun! Don’t miss this evening of hilarious improvised comedy and song based on audience suggestions. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $33–$58 + VIP (STARS $29.70–$52.20)

Community

Outside Presenter

Strathmore Visual Arts

Sun, Oct 13, 5pm

Wed, Oct 16, 3 & 7pm

A new frontier in classical music! The Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra melds the spirit, beauty, and distinctiveness of Chinese music with the precision, power, and grandeur of the Western symphony orchestra. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$105 (STARS $31.50–$94.50)

The book club meets to discuss Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland. The book follows Renoir’s famous painting of the Impressionist period and the French café society that served as his inner circle. MANSION FREE

SHEN YUN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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RAY LAMONTAGNE

JUST PASSING THROUGH WITH KACY & CLAYTON Tue, Oct 15, 8pm Grammy-winning singersongwriter LaMontagne returns to the stage on his Just Passing Through acoustic tour. Accompanied by Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket, the duo perform songs from LaMontagne’s vast and varying body of work. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $55–$125 (STARS $49.50–$112.50)

ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB

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SERGIO MENDES & BEBEL GILBERTO

THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF BOSSA NOVA Wed, Oct 16, 8pm Travel back to 1950s Rio de Janeiro! Celebrate 60 years of bossa nova with a performance by one of the most successful Brazilian artists of all time, Mendes. He’ll be joined by Gilberto, the daughter of bossa nova’s creator, the late João Gilberto. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $39–$89 (STARS $35.10–$80.10)

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

OFF THE CUFF: BRAHMS SYMPHONY NO. 4 Marin Alsop, conductor

Fri, Oct 18, 8:15pm Brahms’ Fourth Symphony is both a nod to the past and a look to the future. Alsop unpacks the profound emotions behind this masterpiece and explores how Brahms paved the way for 20th century modernists. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

Education

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OCTOBER–NOVEMBER 2019

SATURDAY FAMILY STORY SESSIONS Families enjoy diverse and dynamic programs from some of the best storytellers in our area. Encouraging active imagination, stories come alive through improv, puppetry, songs, and more. Kids and parents alike will be enamored by the epic tales our storytellers spin. Ideal for ages 4–8.

Strathmore Kids

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

LIFE IS IMPROVISED! WITH BALTIMORE IMPROV GROUP

David Danzmayr, conductor Stefan Jackiw, violin

SATURDAY FAMILY STORY SESSIONS Sat, Oct 19, 11:30am

Sat, Oct 26, 8pm

Baltimore Improv Group takes audiences into the surprising and hilarious world of improvised theater, creating characters and scenes from kids’ suggestions and showcasing the importance of collaboration and imagination. Ideal for ages 4–8.  MANSION TICKETS $10–$12 (STARS $9–$10.80)

From Webern’s miniatures to the beautiful melodies of Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, from Mozart’s final violin concerto to the instantly recognizable Blue Danube, this concert illustrates why Vienna is heralded as the capital of classical music. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

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BRAHMS SYMPHONY NO. 4

Jim Saah

Marin Alsop, conductor Aušrinė Stundytė, soprano Renée Morloc, contralto Sonya Alexandra Knuseen, contralto Kateryna Sokolova, director Women’s Voices of Peabody Opera

ADVENTURES IN ARDEN

WITH SHAKESPEARE FOR THE YOUNG Sept 21, 10:15* & 11:30am All the world’s a stage in this interactive puppet performance inspired by Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

LITERACY OUT LOUD

Alsop leads the Prelude and “Liebestod” to Tristan und Isolde. Paul Hindemith’s Sancta Susanna depicts two nuns visited by alluring temptations to cast away their vows. Brahms’ Fourth Symphony concludes this program. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

WITH TAHIRA

Oct 5, 11:30am

JOSANNE FRANCIS & CHAO TIAN

Strathmore Presents

LIFE IS IMPROVISED!

WITH BALTIMORE IMPROV GROUP Oct 19, 11:30am Improvised theater showcases the importance of teamwork and imagination when characters and scenes are created from kids’ suggestions.

THE MIRACULOUS MAGICAL BALLON WITH SYNETIC THEATER

Oct 26, 10:15* & 11:30am This pantomime show incorporates music, ballet, clowning, and crowd participation. *10:15am performances are sensory-friendly to create an experience that is welcoming to children with autism or sensory sensitivities.

MANSION

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Acclaimed storyteller enthralls kids with delightful tales and songs rooted in the oral tradition of the African diaspora.

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MOZART VIOLIN CONCERTO

Thu, Oct 24, 7:30pm Imagine ancient Chinese melodies brightened by tropical Calypso breezes. We are still reeling from this duo’s 2018 Mansion debut, which proved that the transglobal pairing of steelpan and dulcimer is out of this world. MANSION TICKETS $24 (STARS $21.60)

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SATURDAY FAMILY STORY SESSIONS

THE MIRACULOUS MAGICAL BALLOON WITH SYNETIC THEATER Sat, Oct 26, 10:15* & 11:30am This hilarious pantomime sketch incorporates music, ballet, clowning, and audience participation to tell the story of a traveling actor and his magical trunk of tricks and toys. Ideal for ages 4–8. *Sensory-friendly performance MANSION TICKETS $10–$12 (STARS $9–$10.80)

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CHICK COREA TRILOGY

WITH CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE & BRIAN BLADE Wed, Oct 30, 8pm

NEA Jazz Master Corea reunites with McBride and Blade to reignite the chemistry of their namesake 2013 album, Trilogy, including fresh takes on the Great American Songbook, Corea originals, and more. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$85

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SKILLS FOR THE WORKING MUSICIAN Sat, Nov 2, 10am It takes more than talent to make it as a performer. This whirlwind day of workshops covers the essential skills, from marketing to grant writing, that working musicians need to succeed as professionals. MANSION TICKETS $17–$50 (STARS $15.30–$45)

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THE MUSIC OF ABBA ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN Sat, Nov 2, 8pm Relive the award-winning musical and motion picture Mamma Mia! as Arrival from Sweden pays tribute to ABBA and performs the group’s greatest hits including “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “Waterloo,” and more! MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $29–$69


COLLEGE AUDITION WORKSHOP Sun, Nov 3, 9am

Students work one-on-one with college musical theatre teachers from leading musical theatre programs like Penn State University and Baldwin Wallace University. For tuition information, visit www.YAA.org. MANSION

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DRAWING FOR ART Sun, Nov 3, 5pm

Drawing for Art is an exhibition and fundraiser in one! Enjoy an exciting evening where every ticketholder goes home with an original artwork. MANSION TICKETS $100

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AN EVENING WITH

CHRIS THILE

Tue, Nov 5, 8pm Grammy-winner and MacArthur Fellow Thile, a member of Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek, and host of NPR’s Live from Here, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer, and vocalist. Thile transcends the borders of conventional music genres to create a fresh yet distinctly American canon. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $33–$79 (STARS $29.70–$71.10)

Strathmore Presents

RONALD K. BROWN/ EVIDENCE WITH ARTURO O’FARRILL ENSEMBLE Fri, Nov 8, 8pm Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE performs the uplifting work, New Conversations, which showcases Brown’s iconic blend of African, Caribbean, and contemporary choreography and is set to live Afro-Cuban jazz music by Grammy-winner O’Farrill. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$75 (STARS $31.50–$67.50)

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SENSORY-FRIENDLY BACKSTAGE TOURS Sat, Nov 9, 11am Young people with autism or sensory sensitivities are invited to come backstage at the Concert Hall for a small-group tour. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $5

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EMANUEL AX PERFORMS BRAHMS

Ruth Reinhardt, conductor Emanuel Ax, piano

Sat, Nov 9, 8pm Ax returns to perform Brahms’ mighty Second Piano Concerto. A scintillating work by Finnishborn composer Lotta Wennäkoski, Hava, is paired with Schubert’s Sixth Symphony, which ranges from majestic thunder to a lightas-air operatic finale. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

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ROY ORBISON & BUDDY HOLLY

BSO MUSIC BOX CONCERTS

Co-presented by Strathmore and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with Levine Music.

Bring your little music lover to these Saturday morning concerts at AMP! Hosted by storyteller Maria Broom (HBO’s The Wire) these highly engaging and interactive concerts feature an ensemble of BSO musicians performing lighthearted classical and children’s songs to develop your child’s musicality, creativity, coordination, and literacy.

AUTUMN COLORS

OBOE, BASSOON & PIANO TRIO

Sat, Oct 12, 10 & 11:30am Celebrate the colors of fall from pumpkins to brightly-colored leaves.

GREAT BIG ANIMALS

SAXOPHONE, STRING BASS, DRUMS & PIANO QUARTET

Sat, Nov 23, 10 & 11:30am Think big! Elephants, whales, and rhinos are the stars of this show! Ideal for children ages 6 months–3 years AMPBYSTRATHMORE.COM

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MUSEUM SHOP HOLIDAY MARKET

Thu–Sun, Nov 7–10, 10am Find fabulous gifts from the area’s best cultural and museum shops at Strathmore’s Museum Shop Holiday Market. Every purchase is part of a larger purpose at this annual event that supports local nonprofit museums and arts organizations. MANSION FREE (Suggested donation $10)

Washington Performing Arts

MOLLY JOYCE

Thu, Nov 14, 7:30pm After a car accident permanently impaired her left hand, Joyce made it her mission to reimagine disability through the arts. With her angelic vocals and vintage toy organ, she creates works of “serene power” (New York Times). MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

ROCK ’N’ ROLL DREAM TOUR

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NOVEMBER 2019

Young Artists of America

Wed, Nov 13, 7:30pm Accompanied by a live band and back-up singers, this cutting-edge, multi media holographic performance and remastered audio transports you back in time for an evening of Orbison and Holly’s greatest hits. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $58–$68

Music Center

TAIPEI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Jahja Ling, conductor Paul Huang, violin Felix Fan, cello

Fri, Nov 15, 8pm Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Taipei Symphony performs Gordon Shi-Wen Chin’s Double Concerto with Taiwan-born, USbased soloists Paul Huang and Felix Fan, as well as Bernstein’s celebrated Overture to Candide and Brahms’ First Symphony. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $25–$75

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NOVEMBER 2019

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

OFF THE CUFF: STRAVINSKY PULCINELLA Marin Alsop, conductor

Michele Egan

Fri, Nov 22, 8:15pm

SKILLS FOR THE WORKING MUSICIAN

Sat, Nov 2, 10am

It takes more than talent to make it as a performer. Strathmore’s Institute for Artistic & Professional Development, which has proudly supported the budding careers of musicians for over a decade, presents this new daylong series of workshops to help working musicians succeed in the real world. Four accomplished working musicians will lead content-rich workshops on marketing, grantwriting, bandleading, and chartwriting. STRATHMORE.ORG Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

MOZART PIANO CONCERTO NO. 23 Xian Zhang, conductor George Li, piano

Sat, Nov 16, 8pm Chen Yi’s Antiphony is inspired by the antiphonal singing of South China’s Zhuang minority and features extraordinary drumming passages. Li performs one of Mozart’s best-loved piano concertos, and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 concludes the concert. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

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CABARET

Sat, Nov 16, 8pm Join YAAStudio II students in a cabaret featuring repertoire from the American Songbook and American musical theatre. For more information, visit www.YAA.org. MANSION FREE

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Pulcinella brought together Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, Stravinsky, and Picasso in a whole new direction after the riotous premiere of The Rite of Spring. Discover how Stravinsky fell in love with the world of commedia dell’arte. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

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PLEIADES JEWELRY SHOW & SALE Sat & Sun, Nov 23 & 24, 11am Pleiades Art Jewelry is a consortium of 30 local women artists that offer one-of-a-kind, high quality, hand-crafted jewelry and metalwork. Pleiades’ show and sale at Strathmore will leave you starstruck. Learn more at www.PleiadesArtJewelry.com. MANSION FREE

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EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION Sun, Nov 17, 2pm Mix and mingle with artists and art lovers to celebrate the opening of the Shades of Pastel and Fine Art in Miniature exhibitions. MANSION FREE

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ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB Wed, Nov 20, 3 & 7pm

The book club meets to discuss The Chalk Artist by Allegra Goodman. A chalk artist living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, creates stunning artwork that lasts only days but delivers inspiration to his community. MANSION FREE

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PARDON MY FRENCH! Thu, Nov 21, 7:30pm Sauntering out of New Orleans, this vintage French jazz band was born from a shared love of Edith Piaf and Charles Trenet. With humor and style, Pardon My French! brings a certain je ne sais quoi to le Mansion. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

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National Philharmonic

VOICES OF LIGHT SILENT FILM WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA & CHORALE Sat, Nov 23, 8pm An incredibly moving work for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra, Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light has been hailed as “a triumph” (Los Angeles Times) and praised as “lush” and “moving” by The New York Times. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $23–$71

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STRAVINSKY PULCINELLA Marin Alsop, conductor

Sun, Nov 24, 3pm Stravinsky’s Pulcinella is a sparkling evocation of commedia dell’arte. Alsop introduces us to Lera Auerbach, who brings grandeur to her orchestra music. The program concludes with Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony and Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

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Outside Presenter

SWAN LAKE

Fri, Nov 29, 7:30pm National Ballet Theater of Odessa and its brightest ballet stars present Swan Lake—a romantic tale of a heroic young prince working to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$75 (STARS $29.75–$63.75)

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KIDS TALK & TOUR RECORRIDO DE ARTE PARA NIÑOS

Sat, Nov 30, 10:15am in English 11:30am en Español Young art lovers can get behind the brushstrokes and into the head and heart of the artists in our current exhibitions. During the tour, children create an art project to take home. For ages 7 & up. MANSION TICKETS $5 PER CHILD

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CURATOR’S TOUR

VISITA DEL CURADOR Sat, Nov 30, 1pm in English 2pm en Español Ever wish these walls could talk? Geared towards adults, this tour explores the Shades of Pastel and Fine Art in Miniature exhibitions, delving into artists’ techniques, inspiration, and history. MANSION FREE

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HOLIDAYS IN HARMONY AN A CAPPELLA CONCERT WITH THE ALEXANDRIA HARMONIZERS & FRIENDS Sat, Nov 30, 4pm Joyful four-part harmonies ring in the holidays with a special performance by a cappella stars The Alexandria Harmonizers. They’ll be joined by 2006 International Quartet Champions Vocal Spectrum and award-winning Montgomery County high school ensemble A CAPPELLA. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $29–$59 (STARS $26.10–$53.10)

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FALL CALENDAR—BY GENRE

See the chronological calendar for detailed information. CHILDREN & FAMILY STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK IN CONCERT (BSO) Sept 19

EMANUEL AX PERFORMS BRAHMS (BSO) Nov 9

MOLLY JOYCE (SP)

SATURDAY FAMILY STORY SESSIONS (SP)

Nov 14

GUSTAFER YELLOWGOLD (AMP)

Nov 15

Sept 21, Oct 5, Oct 19, Oct 26 Oct 20

SENSORY-FRIENDLY BACKSTAGE TOUR (SP) Nov 9

LUCY KALANTARI & THE JAZZ CATS (AMP) Dec 1

————————————————— CLASSICAL MARYLAND LYRIC OPERA: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA & IL TABARRO (OP) Sept 14 & 15

CALIDORE STRING QUARTET (SP) Sept 19

EROICA + BEETHOVEN (NP) Sept 21 & 22

TCHAIKOVSKY SYMPHONY NO. 4 (BSO) Sept 28

SYMPHONIC FAIRY TALES (BSO) Oct 3

SHEN YUN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (OP) Oct 13

OFF THE CUFF: BRAHMS SYMPHONY NO. 4 (BSO)

TAIPEI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (WPA) MOZART PIANO CONCERTO NO. 23 (BSO) Nov 16

OFF THE CUFF: STRAVINSKY PULCINELLA (BSO) Nov 22

VOICES OF LIGHT (NP) Nov 23

STRAVINSKY PULCINELLA (BSO) Nov 24

SNARKY PUPPY (SP)

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Sept 12

US NAVY BAND (OP) Oct 2

THE NAT KING COLE SONGBOOK (BSO) Oct 10

CHICK COREA TRILOGY (WPA) Oct 30

PARDON MY FRENCH! (SP) Nov 21

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Nov 5

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ARTS & THE BRAIN (AMP) SKILLS FOR THE WORKING MUSICIAN (SP) Nov 2

COLLEGE AUDITION WORKSHOP (YAA) Nov 3

Sept 26

AROOJ AFTAB (SP) Oct 3

SERGIO MENDES & BEBEL GILBERTO (SP) Oct 16

JOSANNE FRANCIS & CHAO TIAN (SP) Oct 24

Nov 7–10

RONALD K. BROWN/EVIDENCE (SP)

Nov 29

CLARICE ASSAD, PIANO & VOCALS (SP)

RAY LAMONTAGNE (SP)

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Nov 3

Sept 24

THE MUSIC OF ABBA (NP)

Nov 8

DRAWING FOR ART (SP)

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Oct 15

BRAHMS SYMPHONY NO. 4 (BSO)

Oct 26

Oct 5, Nov 30

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? (SP) Oct 12

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

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Oct 2 & 16, Nov 5 & 19

MOZART VIOLIN CONCERTO (BSO)

Nov 16

LUCINDA WILLIAMS (SP)

Oct 18 Oct 20

CABARET (YAA)

Nov 2

MUSEUM SHOP HOLIDAY MARKET (SP) PLEIADES JEWELRY SHOW & SALE (SP) Nov 23 & 24

CHRIS THILE (SP) ROY ORBISON & BUDDY HOLLY (OP)

SP: Strathmore Presents

HOLIDAYS IN HARMONY (SP)

BSO: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Nov 13 Nov 30

————————————————— VISUAL ARTS OPENING RECEPTION (SP) Sept 12, Nov 17

ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB (SP)

NP: National Philharmonic WPA: Washington Performing Arts LM: Levine Music

Sept 25, Oct 16, Nov 20

AMP: AMP by Strathmore

KIDS TALK & TOUR RECORRIDO DE ARTE PARA NIÑOS EN ESPAÑOL (SP)

OP: Outside Presenter

Oct 5, Nov 30

Strathmore Presents

PLEIADES JEWELRY SHOW & SALE

Nora Fischer

Sat & Sun, Nov 23 & 24, 11am–5pm

Launched 34 years ago by seven local artisans, Pleiades is named for the brilliant and beautiful star cluster known from ancient times as the Seven Sisters. Since then, Pleiades has grown, and its selection of unique, high-quality, hand-crafted jewelry and metalwork remains exquisite. Now there are 30 artists, all women, offering one-of-a-kind silver and gold pieces with gemstones, dichroic glass, beads, paper, and enamels, as well as gorgeous silver flatware, vessels, and table sculptures. Pleiades’ show and sale at Strathmore will leave you starstruck! MANSION | FREE ADMISSION 301.581.5100 | Fall 2019 | STRATHMORENEWS

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Date Night Down the Street

REDEFINING NIGHTLIFE ON ROCKVILLE PIKE Perched on Pike & Rose’s penthouse level, AMP is North Bethesda’s most sophisticated music and dining hotspot.

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UPCOMING SHOWS MARCIA BALL

STRATHMORE CABARET

THU, SEPT 5

{A tribute to Stevie Wonder}

{Saucy singer & superb pianist}

A Night of Wonder SAT, OCT 19

JOHN PATITUCCI

{Benefit concert with jazz bassist}

FRI, SEPT 6

KIDS PAJAMA JAM

GUSTAFER YELLOWGOLD

{Multimedia storytelling}

SHEMEKIA COPELAND

SUN, OCT 20

FRI, SEPT 13

NEWMYER FLYER

{Electric blues powerhouse}

RECKLESS KELLY

{Americana stalwarts}

SAT, SEPT 14

JOHN SEBASTIAN

OF THE LOVIN’ SPOONFUL SUN, SEPT 15

ANA POPOVIC

{Guitar-shredding goddess}

THU, SEPT 19

MICHELA’S LOVE MOVEMENT

{Happy feet making beats}

FRI, SEPT 20

The Bell Bottom Blues {Eric Clapton tribute}

SAT, SEPT 21

AMP & COMEDY ZONE PRESENT

EMMY BLOTNICK

{The Late Show with Stephen Colbert}

THU, SEPT 26

SKERRYVORE

{Celtic rockers}

FRI, SEPT 27

AMP CABARET

VAN MORRISON & BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN ALBUM TRIBUTES FRI, OCT 25

Leonard, Coleman & Blunt

{Three Kings of Motown}

SAT, OCT 26

STORY DISTRICT’S HORROR SHOW

{True stories of real terror}

FRI, NOV 1

NELLA

{Soulful Venezuelan songstress}

SUN, NOV 3

ARTURO O’FARRILL

{Latin jazz legacy artist}

THU, NOV 7

PETTY COAT JUNCTION {Tom Petty tribute}

FRI, NOV 15

THE SMALL GLORIES

{Synergetic Americana duo}

SUN, NOV 17

Kid’s Pajama Jam

STORM LARGE

LUCY KALANTARI & THE JAZZ CATS

FRI, OCT 4

SUN, DEC 1

{Chanteuse of Pink Martini}

POPA CHUBBY

{Blues with punk attitude}

SAT, OCT 5

PATTERSON HOOD

{Drive-By Truckers frontman}

TUE, DEC 3

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TEAS TO PLEASE

Indulge your senses with soothing sounds and scrumptious savories, perfectly paired with Strathmore’s special blend. September 17 Specialty Tea: International Tea Noreen Friedman, flute & Bob Wysong, guitar 18 Mike Gold, piano 24 Specialty Tea: Downton Abbey Tea Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar 25 Specialty Tea: Downton Abbey Tea Elizabeth Benforado, dulcimer & piano & Jay Benforado, guitar

October 1 2

Specialty Tea: German Tea Karen Ashbrook, dulcimer & Paul Oorts, harp guitar & accordion John Dassoulas, piano

8 Specialty Tea: Diwali: Festival of Lights Tea Ananya Nair, veena 9 Fran Hrastar, piano 12 Meg Baker, piano 15 Specialty Tea: Chocolate Tea Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar 16 Specialty Tea: Chocolate Tea Jo Morrison, harp & Wayne Morrison, bagpipes 22 Rosalind Breslow, piano 23 Specialty Tea: Harvest Tea Judith Mostyn White, harp 29 Mike Gold, piano 30 Specialty Tea: Haunted Tea Party Noreen Friedman & Robin Schultz, flute duo & Rob Gutro, author, medium & ghost investigator

November 2 12 13 18 19 20

Specialty Tea: The Great Gatsby Tea Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar Specialty Tea: Salute to Veterans Tea Judith Mostyn White, harp Mike Gold, piano Noreen Friedman, flute & Bob Wysong, guitar Specialty Tea: Sock Hop Tea Joe Martone, piano & vocals Specialty Tea: Sock Hop Tea Yumi Takahashi, piano & Gary Langley, guitar & vocals

FALL SPECIALTY TEAS

AFTERNOON TEA Tea begins at 1pm Call 301.581.5108 for reservations. Prepaid, nonrefundable reservations required. Vegetarian options are available; inquire when reserving. MANSION $25 (STARS $22.50) SPECIALTY TEAS $29 (STARS $26.10) STRATHMORE.ORG/TEA

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INTERNATIONAL TEA Tue, Sept 17

HARVEST TEA Wed, Oct 23

Travel to faraway lands at our international tea featuring exotic brews, bites, and music.

Give thanks with a menu of Thanksgivinginspired fare and seasonal songs.

DOWNTON ABBEY TEA

HALLOWEEN TEA Wed, Oct 30 It’s always a scream when real life ghost stories are told at our annual haunted tea party.

Tue & Wed, Sept 24 & 25 Debutantes and dowagers alike love our elegant Downton Abbey Teas.

GERMAN TEA Tue, Oct 1 Prost! Experience a Strathmore Oktoberfest that will transport you to Bavaria. DIWALI: FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS TEA Tue, Oct 8 Shine bright and celebrate your light with Indian sweets and South Indian carnatic music.

CHOCOLATE TEA Tue & Wed, Oct 15 & 16 Indulge in a chocolate tasting by The Perfect Truffle from Frederick, Maryland, accompanied by chocolate tea.

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THE GREAT GATSBY TEA

Sat, Nov 2 It’s the bee’s knees! Revel in a roaring ’20s tea complete with a jazz age soundtrack.

SALUTE TO VETERANS TEA Tue, Nov 12 Celebrate America the beautiful and honor our Veterans with patriot songs of the USA. SOCK HOP TEA Tue & Wed, Nov 19 & 20 Don your bobby sox for a ’50s flashback set to the tunes of Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, and more.


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.

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: Whose Live Anyway? Sat, Oct 12 Chris Thile Tue, Nov 5 Sinbad Fri, Dec 13 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 DIRECTIONS & METRO

TICKET OFFICE HOURS

MANSION: SHOP & GALLERIES

Strathmore is located on Rockville Pike (Route 355), half a mile north of the Capital Beltway (I-495).

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

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

Take Metro to Strathmore! Strathmore is adjacent to the Grosvenor-Strathmore station on Metro’s Red Line.

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

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

ALLEGRO KITCHEN

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

SCHEDULED FALL CLOSINGS Mon, Sept 2: Campus closed in observance of Labor Day Sun, Oct 13: Mansion closed for private event Mon, Oct 14: Strathmore Administrative Offices closed in observance of Columbus Day Mon, Nov 11: Strathmore Administrative Offices closed in observance of Veterans Day Thu, Nov 28: Campus closed in observance of Thanksgiving

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NON-PROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 1763 SUBURBAN, MD

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Museum Shop HOLIDAY MARKET Your one-stop shop for fabulous finds that make marvelous gifts!

Thu–Sun, Nov 7–10 This holiday season, give amazing gifts that give back! Museum Shop Holiday Market brings together the area’s best museum and cultural shops for a festive four days at the Mansion at Strathmore. Every present is part of a larger purpose as your purchase supports nonprofit museums and arts organizations in our community.

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