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STRATHMORE NEWS

FALL WINTER

20–21

MONUMENTS

Innovative outdoor exhibition celebrates artists this October.

MUSIC IN THE MANSION CONCERTS ANNOUNCED!

Tickets go on sale September 9.

THE ART OF PAPER Artists elevate paper to a new level in playful and poignant exhibition.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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IN THIS ISSUE

A Note from Our President and CEO 3 Monuments: Creative Forces 4 Just Announced! Music in the Mansion 7 Art Exhibitions 9 Looking Forward: 2021 Music Center Concerts 11 Thank You Donors & Supporters 15 Afternoon Tea Schedule 18 General Information 19

COVER PHOTO: Monuments by Craig Walsh INSIDE COVER PHOTOS L–R: Bloom by Kate Norris, Dalí Quartet by Vanessa Briceño-Scherzer, Jeff Goldblum by Pari Dukovic

CATCH US ONLINE Even though we have been apart, we are staying connected online. If you missed any of our livestreams, check out our archives of past performances and events on our Facebook page or YouTube channel.

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

EXECUTIVE STAFF 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 Bess Amerman Chief Financial Officer Eliot Pfanstiehl Founder and CEO Emeritus


A Note from our President and CEO Dear Friends, Strathmore Resounding has been our charge as we plan to gradually refill our halls with music, our walls with art, and rebuild momentum to present the dynamic and diverse programming you expect. Throughout the pandemic, we have prioritized our investments in artists, special access for students and seniors, and the continuation of bold and distinctive work. We are especially proud to present Monuments: Creative Forces as the centerpiece of our return to campus this fall. The communal experience of this work reminds us that we are connected and stronger when we come together to lift up the vital voices of our community. As the “village green” of our region for nearly 40 years, it is particularly fitting that we enliven our grounds first, inviting you back to rediscover this oasis and to celebrate six artists who are reshaping our landscape. This is also a monumental year for two iconic Strathmore programs—we commemorate 35 years of Afternoon Tea in the Mansion and shine a spotlight on the venerable Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras (MCYO), which marks its 75th anniversary! Afternoon Tea returns to the Mansion this September with carefully designed arrangements throughout the first floor (and even the back Portico!) to maximize your comfort and enjoyment. MCYO launches into this anniversary season with a resounding return to virtual rehearsals, online lessons, and celebratory performances including MCYO alumni! Finally, we know how important it is for you to feel confident upon your return to Strathmore. We value our relationship with you and will be attentive, flexible, and customer-focused with accommodations, ticket purchases, and exchanges. You can view our full list of policies and procedures at www.strathmore.org/welcomeback. While we may not be able to predict our return to full capacity programming, we continue to honor our commitments to artists and audiences and will reschedule performances as needed. In addition, we are balancing our responsiveness to current realities with a healthy investment in imagining the transcendent moments that will inspire us in years to come. We are busy preparing, and we can’t wait to see you at Strathmore again soon!

Margot Schulman

Judy Davis

With gratitude,

Monica Jeffries Hazangeles President and CEO

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CREATIVE FORC Outdoor art installation honors artists shaping our community. By Mary Murdock

Picture this: as dusk falls, you walk onto the rolling green of the Strathmore grounds to see the moving, luminescent faces of boundary-pushing artists looking back at you from the trees. This October, Strathmore welcomes you back to our campus with an outdoor art installation that highlights artists’ essential work as contributors to the community. Australian artist Craig Walsh’s Monuments: Creative Forces will feature moving portraits of artists projected into the night sky, transforming trees into sculptural monuments and honoring the transformative work of the artists themselves.

REDEFINING MONUMENTS When we think of a monument, many picture a marble statue of a man from another time or, perhaps, a pillar. Walsh’s Monuments challenges that mental picture, expanding it to celebrate living members of our community, and swapping out chiseled marble for an ethereal face in the leaves of a tree. “The conversation around monuments is front and center right now and while an essential dialogue about the appropriateness of many monuments continues, visitors to the DC area also know first-hand the power of visiting installations that reminds us of our better angels,” remarks Strathmore Artistic Director Joi Brown.

At Strathmore, Monuments will pay tribute to six artists whose work is changing the shape of our community in fundamental and essential ways. “A ‘Force of Nature’ can change the shape of the world,” says Brown. “We celebrate artists who improve and transform the world around them through artistic and community endeavors.” The artists featured will be chosen through a nomination and selection process in which a diverse panel of community and arts leaders will evaluate artists’ work as a contribution to transformation, unity, equity, and social imperatives within the community. Their portraits will be monumentalized as video projections created by Walsh. Through the installation, visitors will get to know the artists as humans first and foremost, preceding the art and achievements that have shaken the ground beneath them.

RECONNECTING WITH OUR SPACES

Kate Holmes

Monuments leads us to question who gets honored in our public spaces and what kind of work is viewed as worthy of being honored with a public monument. Walsh uses the installation to tell “the sort of stories that won’t be turned into permanent monuments, given the political, economic, and social Australian artist Craig Walsh creates living monuments

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status that enables those permanent monuments to exist.” Every day, people make contributions to our community that will never be recognized by a marble statue in a city center but that nevertheless are the bedrock of our society. Local artists, for example, may have their work celebrated in a gallery, but rarely do they get publicly uplifted. “Let’s tell their story,” says Walsh, “Let’s make monuments to those people.”

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“How does the environment relate to the human condition?” This is a question that Walsh asked himself early on in the process of developing Monuments, which premiered in 2014 at Australia’s White Night Festival. It sparked a traveling installation, temporarily monumentalizing the unsung heroes of communities around the world. “All my work is temporal,” notes Walsh, “and part of the objective of making it temporal is to avoid the politics defining public work and public spaces.” This temporality, combined with Walsh’s dedication to site-responsive work, makes the installation completely unique to each community that it’s built in during a specific moment in time.


ES OF NATURE

Joe Kusumoto

Though Monuments has been years in the making, it is particularly resonant within our current cultural and historical moment. “By projecting these portraits . . . we can learn a lot about our relationship to [public] spaces,” says Walsh. This is a relationship that has changed quite markedly over the last few months, during which public spaces have been altered or even shut down to prevent the spread of disease. Strathmore’s campus has been one such space, and Monuments is a significant step in reimagining how the nonprofit arts venue can continue to pursue the mission of creating dynamic arts experiences that cultivate connections within the community. Walsh

Strathmore Presents

MONUMENTS

CREATIVE FORCES CRAIG WALSH Thu, Oct 1–Sun, Oct 25, starts daily at sunset Moving images transform trees into sculptural monuments and pay homage to regional artists whose work and artistic endeavors are changing the shape of our community in fundamental ways. OUTDOOR STRATHMORE.ORG/MONUMENTS Timed tickets go on sale September 9. Strathmore Stars get presale access!

Monuments honors everyday individuals in Breckenridge, Colorado, transforming the natural environment into works of art.

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MONUMENTS “This moment has taken us back to some important basics—among them, time with loved ones, time in nature, and artistic sources of individual inspiration,” Brown says. “As we navigate this time, we want Strathmore’s campus to be a place of healing and inspiration.” Through Monuments, not only will the Strathmore campus become a space for safe connection between members of our community, but also a space for the veneration of community itself, and the essential role of art within it.

Craig Sillitoe Photography

remarks on the fact that Monuments may be an ideal arts experience for this time, saying that “In a big public space, you can [physically distance] quite easily.” The nature of the installation is also such that “you can be in different parts of the space and have different experiences,” allowing visitors to move about the venue while engaging with the art in an ideal way.

The White Night Festival in Australia highlights individuals left out of its selective history.

Plan Your Visit GET YOUR TIMED TICKETS! • Presale to Circles Members, 2 Stars, and above: Aug 31 at 10am. • Presale to all Stars Members: Sept 2 at 10am. • On sale to the public: Sept 9 at 10am. • Free tickets are available, please pay what you can to support this activity and the arts in your community.

Starts daily at sunset. Allow approximately 1 hour to enjoy the exhibition.

METRO On the Red Line,

FACE COVERINGS must be worn while visiting Strathmore. WEATHER This event is rain or shine.

Grosvenor-Strathmore station.

PARKING in the GrosvenorStrathmore Metro garage is $5.20 during the week, free on weekends.

Support for Monuments: Creative Forces provided by

To learn about the steps we’re taking to protect our patrons, staff, and volunteers and how you can help, visit www.strathmore.org/welcomeback.

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MUSIC in the MANSION Tickets for Music in the Mansion spring 2021 shows go on sale September 9. Strathmore Stars can buy tickets now. Join today for exclusive presale access!

POULENC TRIO

Thu, Jan 28 This Washington, DC-based contemporary classical ensemble is dedicated to commissioning and performing new works by women, LGBTQ+, and minority composers, as well as composers with connections to the DC area.

Thu, March 4 Renowned for its “exceptional virtuosity [and] imaginative interpretation” (The Washington Post), the Parker Quartet dazzles with a program of Beethoven, Brahms, and contemporary female composers.

Luke Ratray

BALANCE CAMPAIGN

PARKER QUARTET Sun Shao-Ting

Thu, Jan 21 Poulenc Trio redefines and expands the oboe, bassoon, and piano repertoire with “elegance, near effortless lightness, and grace,” (The Washington Post).

Thu, Feb 18 Woods, “a cellist of power and grace” (The Guardian), is joined by award-winning pianist and harpsichordist Rosenblum for a program that juxtaposes works by European classical composers with that of African American composers.

Grittani Creative

Thu, Jan 7 Haimovitz and Colgate present a program that ranges from classical pieces by Bach and Beethoven to contemporary works by modern composers Philip Glass and Vijay Iyer.

SETH PARKER WOODS, CELLO & ANDREW ROSENBLUM, PIANO

DAN TEPFER

INVENTIONS/REINVENTIONS Thu, March 11 Award-winning pianist Tepfer performs Bach’s original Inventions compositions sequentially while creating his own “inventions” for the missing keys, freely improvising new ones during each performance.

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Maria Jarzyna

MATT HAIMOVITZ, CELLO & LAURA COLGATE, VIOLIN

Brent Calis

There is nothing quite like experiencing live music as a community. The ritual of being in a shared space either abuzz with energy or contemplative calmness is unparalleled. As we navigate this uncertain time, music provides solace and encourages hope. It’s with this sense of optimism that we introduce this season’s Music in the Mansion series.

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Thu, March 18 From the synergies between Shostakovich and Radiohead to the rhythmic connections uniting Bach and Nina Simone, this cello and marimba duo highlights surprising parallels between classical and popular tunes.

Thu, April 22 A beautiful evening awaits you with the Beau Soir Ensemble! This flute, viola, and harp trio makes classical music accessible through their exciting performance style and diverse programming.

ABEO QUARTET

Thu, March 25 Award-winning violinist Tessa Lark and virtuoso bassist Michael Thurber fuse their classical and American music influences to create a wholly original sound and charismatic live show.

Thu, April 29 The award-winning Abeo Quartet’s program includes Moonshot, by the young composer Alistair Coleman. The piece, commissioned by the Glenstone Museum, was inspired by On Kawara’s paintings which chart milestones of Apollo 11.

Lauren Desberg

LARK & THURBER

GREAT NOISE ENSEMBLE

AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE (ACME)

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MERZ TRIO Thu, May 20 Lauded for its “stunning virtuosity and ensemble work,” (Reading Eagle), the Merz Trio is committed to passionate playing, thoughtfully curated programming, and innovative collaborations.

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DALÍ QUARTET

Thu, May 6 Through meticulous musicianship, artistic vision, and engaging collaborations, these “contemporary music dynamos” (NPR) have risen to the highest ranks of American new music.

Mark Shelby Perry

Thu, April 1 What’s all the noise about?! The adventurous Great Noise Ensemble is all about performing new works and promoting emerging talent in contemporary music.

Thu, April 8 Fusing their classical roots with Latin soul, Dalí Quartet’s versatility and high-spirited performances take you on a passionate journey of rhythm and sound.

Paul Tukey

BEAU SOIR ENSEMBLE

Annie Éthier

STICK&BOW

Lacey Johnshon Photography

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ART EXHIBITIONS The Mansion’s galleries highlight the transformation of paper, wool, and ink into distinctive creations. CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Tue, Sept 8–Sat, Oct 31

PAPER WORKS

THE ART OF PAPER CURATED BY LESLEY LUNDGREN Good things come to those that wait. Originally scheduled for summer 2020, but postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Paper Works is ready to be revealed. The exhibition celebrates how artists turn humble paper into stunning works of art. Strathmore’s Director of Exhibitions Lesley Lundgren, who also curated the show, is fascinated with paper art’s long history, from origami’s origins in ancient Japan to the popularity of silhouettes in America in the 18th and 19th centuries. A goal of this exhibition is to trace how traditional paper art techniques—such as quilling, collage, folding, and cutting—are combined with a modern edge. “Paper is very accessible. I wanted to showcase a variety of techniques that may inspire visitors to try creating a project of their own,” says Lundgren. Baltimore-based artist Rosa Leff, who is featured in the show, often uses found objects like takeout food packages and paper plates as the canvas for her exact and delicate paper cuttings. As she cuts away blocks or crescent shapes, she reveals thread-thin electric wires and roof tiles within her cityscapes. The wide range of scale in the exhibition also demonstrates the versatility of the medium. In Paper Works, pieces range from Melinda Fabian’s exquisite life-size ladybugs to Invisible, Gina Gwen Palacios’ poignant large scale installation that depicts a mother and her children at the border fence crafted entirely out of hand carved cardboard. The diverse group of regional artists convened in this show have one important thing in common—their innovation and mastery is unparalleled. Generous support for this exhibition is provided by Karen Lefkowitz and Al Neyman.

FROM TOP: Wisteria by Melinda Fabian, Brunch With Reiko by Rosa Leff, Invisible by Gina Gwen Palacios

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Please join us for the following programs:

VIRTUAL OPENING RECEPTION Thu, Sept 17, 7pm ONLINE | FREE

ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB Wed, Sept 23, Oct 14, Nov 18, 3pm Explore the fictions of your favorite artists, then join fellow readers and art enthusiasts to discuss the book. Sept: The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith Oct: Indigo by Catherine E. McKinley Nov: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng ONLINE | FREE VISIT WWW.STRATHMORE.ORG/EXHIBITIONS FOR VIRTUAL TOURS & MORE!

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Tue, Sept 8–Sat, Oct 31

WOOLGATHERING SHANA KOHNSTAMM

Kohnstamm’s colorful soft sculptures merge real-life inspiration with the whimsical nature of imagination. Invitational Gallery

MODULATION & HARMONY

EMON SURAKITKOSON Disorder becomes harmonized as Surakitkoson paints abstract works on paper and canvas. Using fluid cyclical forms, her compositions evoke beauty with mixed media and ink.

MUSEUM SHOP HOLIDAY MARKET This annual event brings together the area’s best museum and cultural gift shops for a festive shopping experience. We’re optimistically planning for this fall’s event and hope you’ll be a part of it. Check for dates and updates at www.strathmore.org/shop.

PLEIADES JEWELRY SHOW & SALE Sun, Nov 1– Sun, Jan 31 The collective of regional art jewelers celebrates 35 years with an online sale of unique, high-quality, hand-crafted jewelry. PLEIADESARTJEWELRY.COM

CURRENT MANSION HOURS

Tue: 10am–2pm High Risk Visitors Only Wed, Fri & Sat: 12pm–4pm Thu: Private Appointment Only Sun & Mon: Closed

VISITING THE MANSION DURING THIS TIME To learn about the steps we’re taking to protect our patrons, staff, and volunteers and how you can help, visit www.strathmore.org/welcomeback.

ART AHEAD

Sat, Nov 21–Sat, Jan 9

THE 87TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF

FINE ART IN MINIATURE

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

VIVIAN TANGA Tanga illustrates contours of the body in portraits and paints vivid colors in still lifes. FROM TOP: Dragonfruit Blossom by Shana Kohnstamm, Double Vision by Emon Surakitkoson

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LOOKING FORWARD While the months ahead remain uncertain, we are committed to providing inspiration for the whole community. Rest assured that while we are dedicated to these artistic priorities, we will always put your safety first. Please visit www.strathmore.org for the most up to date information about upcoming events and shows.

STEP AFRIKA! STEP XPLOSION

Wed, Jan 13

Sun, Feb 28

ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA WITH BRANFORD MARSALIS

LYLE LOVETT AND HIS ACOUSTIC GROUP

Thu, Jan 21

Tue, March 2

GREGORY PORTER

BRIAN McKNIGHT

Tue & Wed, Feb 9* & 10

Fri, March 5

GRAVITY & OTHER MYTHS

OUR NATIVE DAUGHTERS

Andy Phillipson

THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY

A SIMPLE SPACE

Michael Wilson

IN THE MUSIC CENTER 2021

FEATURING RHIANNON GIDDENS, ALLISON RUSSELL, LEYLA McCALLA, AMYTHYST KIAH Mon, March 15 Giddens teams up with kindred musicians to create “a crucial pronouncement in folk music” (Rolling Stone) that shines new light on African American women’s stories of struggle, resistance, and hope. Terri Fensel

Thu & Fri, Feb 11 & 12 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.

MAKING THE MUSIC

ANAIS MITCHELL, DUNCAN SHEIK & SHAINA TAUB THE PHILADELPHIA DANCE COMPANY Co-presented by CityDance Thu, April 8

Julieanne Harris

PHILADANCO!

Shervin Lainez

Andy Willsher

Shervin Lainez

Fri, Feb 19 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.

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IN THE MUSIC CENTER 2021

GEORGE WINSTON

YOTAM OTTOLENGHI

Fri, April 16

Mother’s Day! Sun, May 9* Chef, writer, and restaurateur shares the joy, pleasure, and surprise of food.

THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW!

A PUPPET PARODY Allison Burke

Thu, April 22

GEORGE HINCHLIFFE’S

UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN

JEFF GOLDBLUM & THE MILDRED SNITZER ORCHESTRA Thu, May 13

AN EVENING WITH

IRA GLASS & JAD ABUMRAD Sandy Honig

Fri, April 23

AN EVENING WITH

KRONOS QUARTET

Lizzy Johnston

Sun, June 6*

A THOUSAND THOUGHTS Sun, April 25 This documentary with live music, written and directed by Sam Green and Joe Bini, chronicles the famed quartet’s history.

AN EVENING WITH

DAVID SEDARIS Tue, June 22*

AMERICA

50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

CHARLIE PARKER CENTENNIAL Sat, May 1

JOHNNY MATHIS Sat, Sept 11

BÉLA FLECK

FEATURING BRYAN SUTTON, MICHAEL CLEVELAND, SIERRA HULL & MARK SCHATZ Wed, Sept 22

OCTAVIA E. BUTLER’S

PARABLE OF THE SOWER CREATED BY TOSHI REAGON & BERNICE JOHNSON REAGON Co-presented by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

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Thu & Fri, Sept 30 & Oct 1 This theatrical concert recreates Butler’s dystopian science fiction novel live on stage with powerful songs drawn from 200 years of black music. Dates subject to change

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Reed Hutchinson

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

Piper Ferguson

Jay Blakesberg

Fri, Aug 13


Music Above All

We can’t wait to welcome you back! Perched on Pike & Rose’s penthouse level, AMP redefines nightlife on Rockville Pike with live music, comedy, and cocktails in an intimate setting.

AMPBYSTRATHMORE.COM

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NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC BRINGS YOU THE MUSIC

SEASON 2020-2021 • LIVE STREAM

National Philharmonic patrons and lovers of classical music can look forward to seeing live stream performances starting in October in the Music Center and AMP. Led by music director and conductor Piotr Gajewski, not only will the quality of music be up to the high standards you’ve come to expect from our performances, they will be filmed using a state-of-theart TV camera format so rich in sound and picture, that you will almost feel like you are there. Whether you wear pearls or pajamas is up to you! NATIONALPHILHARMONIC.ORG

Visit BSO OffStage for exclusive digital content from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, including podcasts, performances, interviews, and educational activities! You can learn more about our phenomenal musicians than ever before, right from your own home. Listen to BSO Encore, powered by PNC, to experience full concerts from our archive on the radio, including interviews with musicians and Music Director Marin Alsop. These broadcasts showcase exceptional performances from Maestra Alsop’s first two seasons with the BSO. Tune in to 91.5 FM WBJC or visit www.WBJC.com Sundays at 1pm to enjoy the broadcasts.

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CityDance School & Conservatory is open this fall! CityDance’s distinguished staff and teaching faculty are excited to welcome students for the 2020–2021 school year. CityDance offers a curriculum of ballet training and contemporary dance techniques including modern, jazz, hip-hop, and world dance forms to ages 3–18, housed within a top-of-the-line performing arts facility. Based on Montgomery County COVID-19 protocol, the fall session may include a combination of instudio classes at Strathmore and virtual classes. INQUIRY@CITYDANCE.NET | 301.581.5204 CITYDANCE.NET

AUDITION FOR YAA’S VIRTUAL FALL PROGRAMMING! PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLES (by audition) Perform in our award-winning symphonic musical theatre productions:  • YAAOrchestra (instrumentalists: grades 9–12) • YAACompany (singers/actors/dancers; grades 9–12 + gap year) • YAAjunior (singers/actors/dancers; grades 5–8)

CLASSES (by audition) Train with our outstanding teaching artists on the process of becoming a complete performer: • YAAStudio 1: Foundations (students in grades 5–8) NEW! • YAAStudio 2: Technique (grades 8–10) • YAAStudio 3: Approaches & Repertoire (grades 9–12) • YAAStudio 4: Pre-BFA (grades 11–12 + gap year) NEW! • YAAOpera Studio (post undergraduate & graduate students) NEW! MORE CLASSES AVAILABLE | YAA.ORG

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Thank you, DONORS & SUPPORTERS

Strathmore thanks the individuals and organizations who have made contributions between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Their support of at least $500 and continued commitment enables us to give back to the community through affordable, accessible, and quality performances; education programs; and partnerships.

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS

STRATHMORE CIRCLES

Adventist HealthCare Anonymous (2) Karolina and J. Tyler Anthony Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County Nancy Balph David Barkley and Jeffery Wingate Sheila and Kenneth Berman Cathy Bernard Leslie and David Bloom Robby Brewer and Connie Lohse The Carl M. Freeman Foundation Charles and Margaret Levin Family Foundation, Inc. Clark Construction Group, LLC Costello Construction Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts The Embassy of Switzerland in the United States Fitzgerald’s Lakeforest Toyota Harold Gearhart Graham Holdings Company The Greene-Milstein Family Foundation Guilford Retirement Services Diana and Paul Hatchett Janice Hazlehurst and Stephen Charles Elizabeth and Joel Helke A. Eileen Horan Delia and Marvin Lang Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered Lockheed Martin Corporation Tami Mark and Ted Goldstock Maryland State Arts Council Ann McDaniel Montgomery County Government The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Paul M. Angell Family Foundation Vicki and Robert Selzer Iris Stein Korman and Louis Korman Mary Sturtevant Chris Syllaba

Cheryl and Bill Amick Anonymous (4) Louise Appell Welman, Peilin and Stella Aquino Ausherman Family Foundation Cathy Bernard Gary and Amy Block Marilyn Brody and Allen Kronstadt Greg and Mary Bruch Sheila and C. Wayne Butler Kathleen and Bill Carey Brenda and Eirik Cooper Carin and Bruce Cooper Carol and Joseph Danks Carolyn Degroot The English Family Foundation Starr and Fred Ezra Stephanie Fischer Dottie Fitzgerald and Michael Clarke J. H. Gaddis Ellen and Michael Gold Guilford Retirement Services Lana Halpern Elizabeth and Joel Helke Connie Heller Birgit Henninger A. Eileen Horan Linda and I. Robert Horowitz Linda and Van Hubbard Igersheim Family Charitable Foundation Ann Jones Simpson Kay Knight and Harvey Kipper John M. and Teri Hanna Knowles Tina and Arthur Lazerow Judie and Harry Linowes Jill and Jim Lipton Nancy and Dan Longo Effie and John Macklin Janice McCall Florentina Mehta Simone and Christopher Meyer Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum/ Joe Chazen Victoria Beall Muth Janine and Phillip O’Brien Heidi and David Onkst Dale and Anthony Pappas

Marjorie Pearson and Richard Lampl Jerry and Carol Perone Helen Louise Pettis Mindy and Charles Postal Marsha and Peter Pratt Lorraine and Barry Rogstad Ted and Barbara Rothstein Janet and Michael Rowan James Sheaffer and Dale Koepenick Grace Shen Jennifer and Phil Sides Jim Siegel and Linda Stern-Siegel Fran and Richard Silbert Leon and Deborah Snead Stephen and Tanya Spano James and Karen Spinner M. Alexander Stiffman+ and Karen Rosenthal Judi and Richard Sugarman Wendy and Donald Susswein Leslie Tarantola and Simeon Taylor Marlin Taylor Linda and Steuart Thomsen Nancy Voorhees Johanna H. Weekley Meredith Weiser and Michael Rosenbaum Susan Wellman Marty and Betsy West Irene and Steven White Patsy and Cortez White Ellen and Bernard Young Paul A. and Peggy L. Young, NOVA Research Company Mark Zaid

STRATHMORE STARS Rhoda Alderman Mary Kay and Dave Almy Richard Alperstein and Lenny Seliger Luther Ampey Anonymous (3) Steven Anzalone Ivy Baer and Marc Rothenberg Kevin Baker and Kenneth Greenberg Nancy Balph

Marilyn Bate Brian S. Bayly and Susan Bayly Susan Benezra Edith Black Leslie and David Bloom Robby Brewer and Connie Lohse Doris Brott Kris Brown and Jonathan Coleman Sarah Brown and Alan Gourley Sharon P. Brown Barbara Brownridge-Walsh and Thomas Walsh Hope Brown-Saxton and Wayne Saxton Jeff and Lucie Campbell Robin and Kristine Campbell Eleanor and Oscar Caroglanian Trish and Tim Carrico Robert Cole Irene S. Cooperman Caitlin Cusack Christine Daily and Duane Schmidt Steven Michael D’Alessio and Madeline Krupenie D’Alessio Judith Doctor Rita Driggers and Christopher Zahn Joan Earley-Wilcox Tomi and Gideon Epstein Roger Feinthel Marcia Feuerstein and Ronald Schwarz Anthony and Wyn Fitzpatrick Jennie Forehand and William E. Forehand, Jr. Noreen and Michael Friedman Susan Frieswyk Christopher and Carol Sue Fromboluti Sarah and Daniel Gallagher Pam Gates and Bob Schultz Asha M. George Cherry and Sanford Glazer Barbara Gold Janet and Barry Gorman Doris and Mark Greene John Grigg Ellie and John Hagner Gerri Hall and David Nickels Kit and Ken Hall John C. Hanson

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THANK YOU, DONORS & SUPPORTERS

PAYING IT FORWARD

Stars member turns her passion for the arts into a gift for rising artists. Ever since attending Peabody Preparatory, Baltimore’s premier school for the performing arts, Belinda has had a passion for music. This love of the arts was instilled in Belinda through her mother, a retired elementary school teacher and artist, and her father, a businessman, who brought home a baby grand piano when she was 11 years old. He wanted Belinda and her brother to take lessons, and she replied with an enthusiastic “yes!” “My parents believed in broadening our minds as children and young adults,” Belinda shares. “Music allowed me to be creative in expression, which led to exploring and learning world cultures through music.”

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As a Strathmore Stars member for nearly a decade, Belinda likes knowing that her gift is unrestricted, allowing Strathmore to use the funds according to its greatest needs.

Belinda with her mother Mamie at Strathmore Cabaret, a fundraiser supporting the next generation of artists.

Now retired and wanting to expand her impact, Belinda contacted Strathmore about a specific passion: supporting young artists on the rise.  “To see young artists expand their wings with Strathmore’s assistance is why I’m honored to join as an Artist in Residence sponsor for the class of 2021,” she says. “I am fortunate to have the arts in my life, and this is my way of paying it forward.” For information on how to fulfill your passion through Strathmore, contact Vice President of Advancement Heidi Onkst at 301.581.5133 or honkst@strathmore.org. STRATHMORE.ORG/SUPPORT

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Vicki Hawkins-Jones and Michael D. Jones Esther and Gene Herman Arthur and Wilma Holmes Carol and Larry Horn Renee Iacona Terry Jacobs and Dena Baker Elia Johnson Belinda M. Kane Bernard Kanstoroom Jill and Lawrence Katz Joni and Howard Katz John and Zorina Keiser Chris and Henri Keller Deloise and Lewis Kellert Norman and Wendy King Kathleen Knepper Robert Kopera Patricia and John Koskinen Stephen Kramer Shyam Krishnan Tom Lansford Darrell Lemke and Maryellen Trautman Ellen and Stuart Lessans Sheila Levin Laurence and Barbara Levitan Francis Luong Susan and Eric Luse Susan Maley Dolores and Betsy Maloney Jacqueline and Tom Manger Nancy J. McGinness and Thomas J. Tarabrella Phyllis J. McKoy Dan and Viji Melnick Jeff Menick Nell Minow and David Apatoff Jane and Paul Molloy Shani Moore Frank and Molly Myers Sandra and Ronnie Nichols Robert and Florence Nisbet Amanda and Robert Ogren Carolyn L. Pasti Dolores Patrizio Phil and Jania Peter Cynthia and Eliot Pfanstiehl Justin Pratt Claire Reade Richard and Melba Reichard Marylouise and Harold Roach Barbara Ronis Shelley and Harry Ross Elaine and Stuart Rothenberg Jacqueline and Rolando Sanz Roger and Barbara Schwarz Tammy Sears Steven and Donna Shriver Deborah Silberman Janine Simmons and Sean Jones Donald M. Simonds Jeb Smith Zavin Smith Smith Mustille LLC Rick Sniffin and Mary Ellen Savarese

Diane Sondheimer and Peter Novick Robin and Stuart Sorkin Susan and Leonard Stamm Lori Stapleton David Stroop Rohini Suraj and Michael Cassady Marilyn and Mark Tenenbaum Myra Turoff and Ken Weiner Heather VanKeuren Rosetta and Marty Virgilio Steve Willmann Susan and Jack Yanovski Mo Zhang and Nick Mitchell Dario Zucchi

SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROJECT SPONSORS AARP Anonymous (5) Karolina and J. Tyler Anthony Louise Appell Asbury Methodist Village Brian S. Bayly and Susan Bayly Ben & Jerry’s of Rockville Arthur Bennett Cathy Bernard Leslie and David Bloom Harriet and Jerome Breslow Robby Brewer and Connie Lohse Clayton A. Bullock (C.A.B.) Capital One Services Inc. LLC Ronald Cervero Clark Construction Group, LLC Steven Michael D’Alessio and Madeline Krupenie D’Alessio Karen Deasy David and Christina Denton Hope Eastman and Allen Childs Bette Eberly-Hill and John Hill The Estate of Barbara Burtoff + Exelon Foundation Family and Nursing Care Federal Realty Investment Trust Cassandra and Maurice Foley Elizabeth and Peter Forster Fox Hill Senior Condominium Noreen and Michael Friedman Sarah and Daniel Gallagher GEICO Giant Food, LLC Ellen and Michael Gold Martha Goodman Sharon Goozh-Mosches Helene and Eugene Granof Cheryl and James Grauberger Edward Grossman and Rochelle Stanfield Lana Halpern Yanqiu He and Kenneth O’Brien Elizabeth and Joel Helke Louisa and Steven Hollman Linda and Van Hubbard Monica Jeffries Hazangeles and John P. Hazangeles


Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation, Inc. Jordan Kitt’s Music Bridget and Joseph Judge Belinda M. Kane Fariba Kassiri Ava Kaufman Brit Kirwan Kathleen Knepper Delia and Marvin Lang John Lazerow Kathryn and Michael Lazerow Tina and Arthur Lazerow Karen Lefkowitz and Al Neyman Catherine and Isiah Leggett Caroline and Joseph Lewis Jill and Jim Lipton Maplewood Park Place Maryland State Arts Council Phillip Mathis Florentina Mehta Middle C Music Corp Montgomery County Public Schools Patricia Haywood Moore and Roscoe M. Moore, Jr. Shani Moore New England Foundation for the Arts Jennifer Newman and Rob Davis The Nora Roberts Foundation Krista and David Nufrio Janine and Phillip O’Brien Heidi and David Onkst

Bayo and Funke Oyewole Eunice Park-Lee and John Lee Paul M. Angell Family Foundation Marjorie Pearson and Richard Lampl PEPCO, an Exelon Company Helen Louise Pettis Cynthia and Eliot Pfanstiehl Mindy and Charles Postal Richard and Melba Reichard Rencourt Foundation Dale Rosenthal and Michael Cutler Janet and Michael Rowan Carol Salzman and Michael Mann Terry Sherman + Susan Shubin Deborah Smith Stephen and Tanya Spano State of Maryland Wendy and Donald Susswein Chris Syllaba Richard Tanzillo and Peter Treibley Tom and Denise Murphy Family Fund Annie Totah Myra Turoff and Ken Weiner Praveena and Srikanth Velamati The Village at Rockville Marty and Betsy West WGL Holdings, Inc. Irene and Steven White

IN-KIND CONTRIBUTORS Black Rock Center for the Arts Cathy and Andy Dobos The Hatcher Group, Inc. Lyle Jaeger Jordan Kitt’s Music Keynote Event Services Karen Lefkowitz and Al Neyman Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered Ridgewells Seasons 52 Sheppard Mullin Spectrum Printing & Graphics Summer House & Stella Barra

CON BRIO SOCIETY Creating a lasting legacy through the arts Anonymous (4) Louise Appell Harriet and Jerome Breslow Sharon P. Brown Barbara Burtoff+ John Cahill Kathleen and Bill Carey Eleanor and Oscar Caroglanian Jonita and Richard S. Carter Irene S. Cooperman Trudie Cushing and Neil Beskin Steven Michael D’Alessio and Madeline Krupenie D’Alessio Muriel Fine+ Doris and Mark Greene Julie and John Hamre

Yanqiu He and Kenneth O’Brien A. Eileen Horan Vivian and Peter Hsueh David R. and Deborah S. Lambert Richard Lampl Tina and Arthur Lazerow Chiu and Melody Lin Diana Locke and Robert Toense Janet L. Mahaney Jeff Menick Carol and Alan Mowbray Cynthia and Eliot Pfanstiehl Lorraine and Barry Rogstad Barbara and David+ Ronis Henry J. Schalizki+ and Robert D. Davis+ Phyl and Ken+ Schwartz Deane+ and John+ Sherman Stephen and Tanya Spano Annie Simonian Totah and Sami Totah+ Maryellen Trautman and Darrell Lemke Carol Trawick Peter Vance Treibley Myra Turoff and Ken Weiner Marty Wall

Please note that “+” denotes that a donor is being honored posthumously.

STRONG & RESILIENT TOGETHER Strathmore is committed to remaining a source of joy, inspiration, and perspective to you and your family, despite current challenges facing us all. As we continue to bear the significant impact of the necessary closure of our venues, your generosity is critical. Preserve the music and art you love by joining as a Strathmore Stars or Circles member today. Your gift of any size will: • Affirm the arts matter now and always. • Invest in a vibrant community for a brighter tomorrow. • Make an immediate impact by directly supporting musicians, artists, students, teachers, and staff, ensuring that the arts continue to thrive for years to come. As we prepare for your safe return to our beloved venues, it is your membership gift that will help us sustain our operations. Together, we will remain strong and resilient.

Join today! STRATHMORE.ORG/MEMBERSHIP | 301.581.5145 Photos by Andrew Propp and Jim Saah

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TEAS TO PLEASE Indulge your senses with soothing sounds and scrumptious savories, perfectly paired with Strathmore’s special blend.

We look forward to welcoming you back and celebrating 35 years in the tea room. For your comfort, seating for tea is socially distanced.

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

† TEA & TALKS $35,

BEGINS AT 12:30PM STRATHMORE.ORG/TEA

CELEBRATE 35 TEA-LIGHTFUL YEARS

ARMENIAN TEA Tue, Oct 20

Tue, Sept 15 Raise a cup of Strathmore’s signature blend to toast the 35th anniversary of Afternoon Tea.

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

SCOTTISH OUTLANDER TEA & TALK†

TEA* Wed, Oct 21

Wed, Sept 16 Indulge your inner outlander with Highland history, fare, and music.

HARVEST TEA Sat, Oct 24

JAPANESE AUTUMN FESTIVAL TEA Tue, Sept 22 In Japan, autumn is said to be the season of hearty appetites. Satisfy your appetite with traditional Japanese food and Koto music.

EASTERN EUROPEAN TEA Wed, Sept 23 This unique tea features delicious dishes from Poland, Russia, Latvia, and Serbia.

FRENCH TEA Sat, Sept 26 Let them eat cake (and scones) at this tea for Francophiles featuring music and joi de vivre.

BROADWAY TEA Tue & Wed, Sept 29 & 30 Start spreading the news! This tea features favorite show tunes and star-studded cuisine. GERMAN TEA Tue, Oct 6 Prost! Experience a Strathmore Oktoberfest that will transport you to Bavaria.

TEA* Wed, Oct 7 John Dassoulas, piano CHOCOLATE TEA Tue & Wed, Oct 13 & 14 Indulge in a chocolate tasting by The Perfect Truffle from Frederick, Maryland, accompanied by chocolate tea.

Fran Hrastar, piano

Celebrate the crisp air and colorful leaves of fall with fresh seasonal foods and soothing music.

TEA LEAF READING & TALK†

Tue, Oct 27 What fortunes can tea leaves tell? Join us to learn the history of tasseography.

HAUNTED TEA PARTY Wed, Oct 28 It’s always a scream when real life ghost stories are told at our annual haunted tea party. DOWNTON ABBEY TEA Mon, Nov 2 Debutantes and dowagers alike love our elegant Downton Abbey teas.

TEA* Wed, Nov 4

Mike Gold, piano

ISRAELI TEA Tue, Nov 17 Enjoy a sunny, savory taste of Israel, featuring potato latkes, smoked salmon, and old-style music from the region.

THANKSGIVING TEA Wed, Nov 18 Give thanks with a menu of Thanksgivinginspired fare and seasonal songs. CHARLES DICKENS’ TEA Mon, Nov 30 Enjoy the Dickensian delights of an authentic Victorian holiday tea, with merry music and a British sensibility sure to raise your spirits.

ITALIAN TEA Sat, Oct 17 Add some of la dolce vita to your day with delicious Italian tea and music.

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SEE SCHEDULE OF TEAS FOR DECEMBER & BEYOND AT WWW.STRATHMORE.ORG/TEA.


GENERAL INFORMATION PURCHASE WITH CONFIDENCE

CONTACT INFORMATION

TTY for MD residents via relay at 711, out-of-state at 800.735.2258

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

CURRENT TICKET OFFICE HOURS

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Mon–Fri: 10am–2pm Sat & Sun: Closed

TICKET OFFICE: 301.581.5100

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.

PARKING For Music Center events, including all Education Center events: Parking is available in the adjacent GrosvenorStrathmore Metro garage—stroll across the covered Sky Bridge to the Music Center. Metro garage parking is $5.20 Monday through Friday, payable by SmarTrip or credit card, and is free on weekends. Metered parking is available on Tuckerman Lane. For the convenience of Music Center patrons, there is a passenger drop-off and pick-up area at 5301 Tuckerman Lane. 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 experiencing high call volume during this time. Please purchase tickets online at www.strathmore.org if possible.

VISITING THE MANSION DURING THIS TIME To learn about the steps we’re taking to protect our patrons, staff, and volunteers and how you can help, visit www.strathmore.org/welcomeback.

CURRENT MANSION HOURS: SHOP & GALLERIES Tue: 10am–2pm High Risk Visitors Only Wed, Fri & Sat: 12pm–4pm Thu: Private Appointment Only Sun & Mon: Closed

ARTS ACCESS FOR ALL As part of Strathmore’s ongoing commitment to make the arts accessible to all patrons, we’re proud to offer a variety of accommodations. Every seating section in the Concert Hall includes wheelchair-accessible seating. The Mansion and AMP are also wheelchair-accessible. 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.

Rockley Family Foundation

PIANO SALE

Open captioning is available at the following performances in select seats:

Thu­–Sat, Sept 24–26 By Appointment Only Buy gently used instruments and support Strathmore arts & education! MUSIC CENTER

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Our ticket exchange policy preserves your flexibility so you can purchase with confidence. Should we be unable to hold an event, you’ll be able to exchange your tickets or receive a full refund.

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

Gregory Porter Tue, Feb 9, 2021 Yotam Ottolenghi Sun, May 9, 2021 Ira Glass & Jad Abumrad Sun, June 6, 2021 David Sedaris Tue, June 22, 2021 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. For complete accessibility information, visit www.strathmore.org/access.

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