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SURVIVOR & SON

Strathmore presents the world premiere of Iron & Coal.

JUST ANNOUNCED!

Bobby McFerrin Pat Metheny Herbie Hancock and many more.

ARTS FOR ALL AGES

Kids and teen arts and music options abound.

VOLUME 31 | ISSUE 3


BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS

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IN THIS ISSUE

New Shows Just Announced! Iron & Coal: A New Theatrical Concert Art & Music Summer Programs for Kids & Teens Visual Arts Exhibitions Spring Calendar Spring Calendar by Genre Afternoon Tea Schedule General Information

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COVER IMAGE: Iron & Coal by Tom Seltzer INSIDE COVER PHOTOS L–R: Aida Cuevas, High School Summer Intensive by Liz Lynch, DZ 2016.11.402 by Dario Zucchi

Robert G. Brewer, Jr. Chair Karen R. Lefkowitz Vice Chair David M.W. Denton Secretary William R. Ford Treasurer Cathy Bernard Jerome W. Breslow Hope B. Eastman Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg Nancy Floreen Barbara Goldberg Goldman James W. Grauberger Steven P. Hollman Joe Judge Fariba Kassiri William E. Kirwan Delia K. Lang Carolyn P. Leonard J. Alberto Martinez Ann L. McDaniel Roscoe M. Moore, Jr. DeRionne P. Pollard Donna Rattley Washington Graciela Rivera-Oven John Sackett Joseph F. Sifer Mary K. Sturtevant Christoph A. Syllaba Sri Velamati James A. Young

Strathmore Annual Spring Gala 2018

AN EVENING WITH

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN

& THE BRIGHTEST VOICES OF TOMORROW Sat, May 12

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Julia Duresky

Strathmore proudly celebrates a season-long artistic collaboration with Feinstein, the preeminent ambassador of the Great American Songbook. Join us as Feinstein curates a once-in-a-lifetime gala presentation featuring the stars of tomorrow. This elegant evening of entertainment supports Strathmore’s nearly 350 annual programs that illuminate, ignite, and inspire our community.


JUST ANNOUNCED!

The following shows go on sale to the public Friday, March 9. Strathmore Stars are buying tickets now. Join today to purchase tickets before the public.

IN THE MUSIC CENTER

Fri, April 6, 2018 On sale now! With 10 Grammy Awards and a No. 1 global hit, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” McFerrin’s greatest gift to fans is transforming a concert hall into a playground. Get ready to sing along and raise the roof with joyful grooves.

World Premiere Production!

IRON & COAL Thu & Fri, May 3 & 4, 2018 On sale now! This powerful theatrical concert explores a son’s look at his father’s life as shaped by time spent in Auschwitz. Using cutting-edge visuals, a rock band, chamber orchestra, and more than 120 voices, this project celebrates the indomitable spirit of our ancestors and the legacy we carry with us.

ROB LOWE

STORIES I ONLY TELL MY FRIENDS: LIVE! Fri, May 11, 2018 On sale now! Lowe’s piercing blue eyes have been making us weak in the knees since St. Elmo’s Fire. Lowe brings those baby blues plus anecdotes on fame and family life from his New York Times best-selling memoirs to this witty, one-man show.

Jim Saah

MARYLAND CLASSIC YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF STRATHMORE A NOD TO BERNSTEIN

Sun & Wed, May 20 & 23, 2018 MCYO’s season finale concerts feature Preparatory Strings, Symphony, and Philharmonic on May 20 and Chamber Strings, Young Artists, and Chamber Ensemble on May 23, performing works by Gershwin, Mussorgsky, and Hisaishi, plus a celebratory nod to the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth.

STRATHMORE CHILDREN’S CHORUS MUSIC OF THE AMERICAS

Sun, June 10, 2018, Matinee Strathmore Children’s Chorus presents classical and folk music representing many countries in the Americas and Caribbean performed in six different languages. The concert also includes a world premiere composition commissioned from renowned choral composer David Brunner.

HERBIE HANCOCK

Douglas Kirkland

Carol Friedman

& SPIRITYOUALL

Jim Saah

BOBBY McFERRIN

Sun, June 24, 2018 Legendary pianist and composer Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Throughout an illustrious five-decade career, he has continually transcended limitations and genres to create a sound all his own.

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JUST ANNOUNCED

John Peden

AN EVENING WITH

AIDA CUEVAS

PAT METHENY

Thu, Nov 8, 2018

WITH ANTONIO SANCHEZ, LINDA OH & GWILYM SIMCOCK Sat, Oct 6, 2018 This jazz guitar pioneer is known worldwide for his phenomenal improvisational performances. With brilliant compositions embracing everything from modern jazz to rock to classical, it’s no surprise to us that Metheny is a 2018 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master recipient.

Sun, Oct 21, 2018 The Vagina Monologues playwright joins the bestselling author of our favorite guides to real life for a passionate and humorous conversation on the provocative topics that they’ve courageously brought out of the shadows throughout their careers.

THE NEW CHINESE ACROBATS Fri, Nov 9, 2018 Get ready for stunning feats of strength and flexibility from this amazing company! Representing the evolution of Chinese acrobats by combining new techniques with ancient traditions, they deliver one awe-inspiring and award-winning act after another.

Sam Lamott

Paula Allen

EVE ENSLER & ANNE LAMOTT

A critic’s comparison to Aretha Franklin first piqued our interest in Cuevas, but hearing the stunning vocals of this “Queen of Ranchera Music” as she pays tribute to mariachi legend Juan Gabriel made us true fans.

GORAN BREGOVIĆ

THREE LETTERS FROM SARAJEVO Sun, Oct 28, 2018

$399 BEFORE JUNE 30, PRICES INCREASE JULY 1

Register Today! STRATHMORE.ORG/UKE 4

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Jim Saah

Sat–Wed, Aug 11–15

Have a strummer of a summer learning (or perfecting) your ukulele skills! Celebrating a decade dedicated to this small but mighty music maker, UkeFest Artistic Directors Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer return along with Craig Chee, Sarah Maisel, and other master teachers for five days of instruction. For those looking for more intensive skill development, Strathmore’s UkeFest is the only program of its kind that offers an advanced track.

Michael G. Stweart

This beloved Balkan composer inspires us with this musical metaphor of the three religions coexisting in Sarajevo, performed as three “letters” by violin soloists, Bregovi´c’s Wedding & Funeral Orchestra, and a DC-based string quartet and vocal sextet.


IN THE MANSION

NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CUBA

WITH ESPERANZA SPALDING

VINICIUS CANTUÁRIA

Sun, Feb 17, 2019, Matinee You’ll love this orchestra’s mix of Cuban and Latin American music alongside jazzy arrangements of symphonic and chamber works. Grammy-winning artist Spalding ups the jazz factor with her luminous stylings and stage presence.

CANTA ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Be transported to Rio de Janeiro via Rockville Pike. Brazilian vocalist-composerguitarist Cantuária performs the beloved music of Jobim in this program full of cool jazz, gorgeous melodies, and poetic lyrics.

FARRUQUITO Thu, Feb 21, 2019 Hailed as the greatest flamenco dancer of the century by The New York Times, this powerhouse performer and heir to the most renowned Gypsy flamenco dynasty captivates with his mastery of the art form and infectious charisma.

CHICK COREA & BÉLA FLECK Fri, May 10, 2019 On sale now!

THE GLASS EFFECT

Thu, Oct 18, 2018 Harpist Meijer’s groundbreaking renditions of Philip Glass’ music mesmerize audiences. After her brilliant collaborations with Iggy Pop, Laurie Anderson, and Sufjan Stevens, we can’t wait to hear pieces from her latest album of Glass compositions, The Glass Effect, performed live.

TESSA LARK Thu, Feb 7, 2019 It seems fitting that a musical piece called “Love Letter” was written for Lark, as this violinist’s astounding range of sounds, varied repertoire, and list of accolades have us wanting to write our own love letter to her.

C. Taylor Crothers

This evening with two musical legends combines classic tunes from Corea and Fleck’s catalogs with music from their live, duet double-album, Two.

LAVINIA MEIJER

Support for Music in the Mansion provided by

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By Michelle Davis

After seven years of writing and a lifetime of introspection and inspiration, acclaimed composer and performer Jeremy Schonfeld is ready to share Iron & Coal with the world. This intense, intimate, and immersive musical experience tells the story of his father’s survival of the Holocaust, their relationship with each other, and their connection with the past. This moving and uplifting work emanates from the artist’s heart and envelops audiences with its lush arrangements of rock-infused anthems, traditional Jewish prayers, stunning multimedia visuals, and a narrative that is as universal as it is deeply personal. Nearly 200 musicians are featured in this theatrical concert production, including New York City’s Contemporaneous ensemble, a rock band, and a youth chorus. Jeremy’s father, Gustav, was torn from his home at the age of 10 and carted off by cattle car to Auschwitz. Alongside his father, Gustav witnessed unimaginable horrors at the hands of the Nazis and lost many dear friends and family members—including his sevenmonth-old brother. Despite the odds, Gustav and his parents survived the Holocaust and were liberated, eventually starting a new life in the United States.

But the weight of his trauma was ever present. He spent a lifetime asking “why?” He researched the Holocaust and presented lectures on the topic, trying to understand what would drive a group of people to commit such great atrocities. Years later, he published a memoir with a title that suggests he never truly found an answer—Absence of Closure. Growing up with the ghosts of his father’s story, Jeremy wrestled with the past in his own way. While Gustav took a clinical approach, his son took an artistic one, looking inward. “I think my father admired my ability to get into the emotional,” says Jeremy. “There was a mutual admiration, and it was nice when he started sending me pages of his memoir to read, expecting and hoping for my opinion.”

World Premiere Production Music & Lyrics by Jeremy Schonfeld Directed by Kevin Newbury Music Direction by David Bloom Produced by Strathmore and Beth Morrison Projects

Schonfeld performing live during the National Sawdust performance of Iron & Coal in 2016.

Thu & Fri, May 3 & 4, 8pm

Likewise, Jeremy shared his music with his father, including the songs that would eventually become part of Iron & Coal. For years, he knew there was a story that needed to be told, but he wasn’t sure what shape it would take. His work developed a more profound purpose when Gustav passed away in 2011.

MUSIC CENTER

MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Help make this milestone production possible by purchasing a Producer Ticket. This special ticket includes premium seating on opening night and recognition in the commemorative show program. STRATHMORE.ORG/IRONandCOAL 6

Jill Steinberg

Gustav thrived in America. He started a family and became a highly respected doctor and scholar.

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“After my father died, I realized I had spent so much of my life not identifying as myself, but as the son of a survivor,” he says.


Strathmore presents the premiere of Iron & Coal, an immersive musical journey of a father and son living in the shadow of the Holocaust.

What followed was a journey of self-discovery, collaboration, and artistic growth. Jeremy recorded the songs of Iron & Coal as an album. Then he added new elements and layers to the music, including visual components and multimedia aspects. The first glimpse at the true potential and magnitude of this work came in December 2016. Under the guidance of longtime friend and acclaimed theater, opera, and film director Kevin Newbury, Jeremy workshopped Iron & Coal at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust, an incubator space for new work. Strathmore’s Artistic Director Joi Brown was in attendance. “The National Sawdust performance had so many wonderful moments,” says Brown. “It was then that I understood the power of the piece as a theatrical event and how the elements combined to create an inspiring and compelling onstage journey.” Newbury was likewise entranced by the story and contemporary songwriting style. He first heard the songs six years prior and was impressed by how the production had grown. “I haven’t seen anything quite like it that explores these questions through rock ’n’ roll music,” Newbury says. “I’m a total rock ’n’ roll kid . . . so I really love Jeremy’s energy as a musician, songwriter, and performer. I was intrigued by the story he was telling about this intergenerational conflict and how you escape the pressure and the damage of the previous generation. I just thought it was so evocative and expressive.”

Jeremy. “It’s as if my father’s character is writing the book as we are watching the show.” He also says that having the character of his father perform some of the songs has transformed the work and made it more universal in scope. Adds Newbury, “It’s a moving meditation and requiem for Jeremy’s dad. . . . It’s about how we escape the ghosts of the past, but there’s also a lot of joy in it.” Brown is proud to add Iron & Coal to Strathmore’s impressive roster of featured productions. “Strathmore has a wonderful history of supporting artists beyond the booking of touring performances,” she says. In the last three years, Strathmore has produced a number of thought-provoking events and curated projects, including I Am Anne Hutchinson/I Am Harvey Milk starring Andrew Lippa and Kristin Chenoweth and the staging of Wynton Marsalis’ master work, All Rise. “Partnering with artists on new work in very large scale speaks to Strathmore’s commitment to foster programming that is as distinctive and magnificent as the venue itself,” says Brown. “It also demonstrates how the performing arts play an essential role in elevating our social conscience. We take great pride in supporting work that helps us reflect on history and bring fresh perspective to stories of strength and resilience.”

During a workshop in 2017, the creative team decided to add two vocalists alongside Jeremy—Gustav as an adult, portrayed by veteran theater artist Rinde Eckert, and a younger version of Gustav, played by up-and-comer Lincoln Clauss. “We are using my father’s actual words, taking his memoir, and sharing passages from the book,” says

Jeremy Schonfeld

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FOR YOUNG ARTISTS Students engage in summer fun and learning at Strathmore.

Summer Intensive for OUTSTANDING HIGH SCHOOL MUSICIANS

SUMMER ART CAMP

Strathmore invites kids of all ages to experience our fun and enriching summer camps, where students explore art through a new lens and create their own masterpieces inspired by renowned artists.

Week of July 16

TEEN ART CAMP Week of July 30 For students entering grades 7–10 Calling teen artists to color your world! Students explore who they are as artists while creating pieces inspired by Calder, O’Keefe, and others. They’ll learn how to describe their work and exchange constructive critiques.

KIDS ART CAMP Weeks of August 6 & 20 Aftercare available until 5:30pm For students entering grades 1–6 Young artists work alongside professionals to explore Calder’s circus installations and other artists’ work for inspiration to create their own dioramas, nature sketches, and watercolor stained-glass effects as part of this enriching and fun camp.

For rising freshmen–graduating seniors If you are a high school musician who wants to jam, upgrade your skills, and make friends, get ready to take your playing to the next level! Led by alumni of Strathmore’s prestigious Artist in Residence program, the Summer Intensive provides the tools you need to both lead and collaborate in varying genres and styles. • Learn to improvise with confidence in various genres • Get pro tips on the music industry • Record a demo in a professional studio • Perform onstage at AMP APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 15 STRATHMORE.ORG/SUMMERINTENSIVE

ART CAMP FILLS UP QUICKLY; RESERVE YOUR CHILD’S SPOT TODAY! PRICES INCREASE MAY 1.

Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras SUMMER STRING WEEK

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Liz Lynch

For students entering grades 3–8 A weeklong camp for young string players to enhance their musicianship through skillbuilding sessions, orchestra and chamber ensemble rehearsals, music history and theory, and sightreading sessions.

Jim Saah

Liz Lynch

Jim Saah

Liz Lynch

Week of July 9


EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

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

OPENING RECEPTION Sun, March 18, 2pm

Strathmore’s spring visual arts exhibitions feature beeswax, kites, pop culture, and more!

Sat, May 5–Sun, June 10

UP IN THE AIR

WASHINGTON WAX WORKS

STILL LIVES

JENNIFER ALLEVATO Step into Allevato’s charming world of color and lines. Inspired by Postimpressionism, Allevato paints floral still lifes, tablescapes, and interiors in lovely pastel hues. Invitational Gallery

The Washington Wax Works artists use hot wax to paint, embed, and collage elements on surfaces and sculpture. This process, called encaustic art, allows the artists to create work that pushes boundaries and fuses styles in its transformative process.

THE UNEXPECTED SMILE

SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHS BY DARIO ZUCCHI CURATED BY ERIC DENKER Zucchi places subjects in front of gallery walls, each unaware that they somehow relate to the featured artwork. Zucchi connects elements of the people and art, challenging the audience to distinguish between the two.

ARCHITEXT

JEFFERY EVERETT

Seated 8 by Jennifer Allevato

Sun, March 25, 1pm

ART AHEAD

Sat, March 10–Sun, April 29 Featuring innovative kite makers and flyers, this exhibition explores the artistry of kites in their abundant color and sculptural shape. You’ll see how state-of-the-art materials, complex construction, and intricate designs elevate kites into fine aerial art.

KITE MAKING CLASS FOR KIDS

Bands and entertainment companies hire this graphic designer and illustrator to create concert posters and pop culturerelated prints. In this exhibition, Everett focuses on iconic architecture and quotes, rendered in beautiful typography, from cult classic films. Invitational Gallery

TICKETS $25

KITE MAKING TECHNIQUES FOR TEENS AND ADULTS Sun, March 25, 3pm Fantastic Voyage by David Evans

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

FREE

TICKETS $35

CHILDREN’S TALK & TOUR Sat, April 7, 10:15am TICKETS $5

CURATOR’S TOUR Sat, April 7, 1pm FREE

Go Fly a Kite! KITE FLY DAY Sun, April 22, 1pm Grab your kites and spend an afternoon of fun and spectacle with demonstrations, picnicking, and more. Presented in conjunction with the Up in the Air exhibition and Air Play in the Music Center. FREE

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

Support for Visual Arts programming provided by

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Strathmore Visual Arts

AFTERNOON TEA

Artistic growth often involves constructive evaluation. Artists are invited to bring two completed works to this critique session with Harriet Lesser, Strathmore curator and mixed media artist. MANSION TICKETS $40 (STARS $36)

See full schedule on page 18. MANSION $24 (STARS $21.60) SPECIALTY TEAS $28 (STARS $25.20) Prepaid, nonrefundable reservations required.

Strathmore Presents

OSCAR PEÑAS, JAZZ GUITAR

The original compositions of this guitarist have been called “transnational cool” (WNYC) as they merge genres, cultures, and styles with grace and power. Peñas’ unique brand of jazz includes hints of Spanish folk and Brazilian beats. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

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DORRANCE DANCE ETM: DOUBLE DOWN Fri, March 2, 8pm

Elliott Franks

“One of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” (The New Yorker), Michelle Dorrance, along with musician and STOMP cast member Nicholas Van Young, present a virtuosic tap dance performance incorporating live music and Young’s award-winning electronic tap dance instruments. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$80 (STARS $31.50–$72)

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Sat, March 3, 11am

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Thu, March 1, 7:30pm

Music Center

ARTIST CRITIQUE

Mansion

CHAMBER MUSIC SEMINAR Finding the Dance in Chamber Music with Jessica Krash

Master Classes: Sat, March 3 & 10, 1pm Concert: Sat, March 17, 1pm Composers and musicians: join us to explore dance moves hidden in chamber music! Participants form ensembles to play pieces that exhibit dance elements and are coached by composer-scholar Krash, then perform the works by Grieg, Vaughan Williams, Piazzolla, Rebel, Shostakovich, and more in concert. MANSION TICKETS MASTER CLASSES $5; CONCERT $15

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HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN™ IN CONCERT Sat, March 3, 3pm

University of Maryland Concert Choir, Edward Maclary, director Based on the third installment of J. K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans experience Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ accompanied by live music from the BSO as Harry soars across the big screen. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $45–$89

Community

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Strathmore Presents

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

MEDITERRANEAN IMAGES

Thu, March 8, 8pm

ANNAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Sun, March 4, 3pm José-Luis Novo, conductor Manuel Barrueco, guitar Paying homage to the Mediterranean lifestyle, the ASO opens with Montsalvatge’s Sortilegis. World-renowned guitarist Barrueco performs Rodrigo’s guitar concerto Concierto de Aranjuez. Respighi’s Pines of Rome closes the program. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $10–$30 (STARS $9–$27)

Manuel Barrueco

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THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA

FROM VIENNA TO BROADWAY

Jack Everly, principal pops conductor Ted Keegan, Kristen Plumley, and Ben Crawford, vocalists Baltimore Choral Arts Society Broadway singers perform memorable melodies from Lehar to Lloyd Webber, including favorites from Kiss Me Kate, Phantom of the Opera, and Candide. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

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“S” BY CIRCA

Mon, March 12, 7:30pm The Circa ensemble’s extraordinary combination of acrobatics and storytelling, paired with a music soundtrack from the genre-defying Kronos Quartet, pushes you to question the limits of the human body. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $28–$68 (STARS $25.20–$61.20)

Tue, March 6, 8pm Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director The Philadelphia Orchestra’s rich sound and glowing string section is on full display in Shostakovich’s defiant, monumental, and rarely performed Leningrad Symphony. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $40–$110

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PADDY MOLONEY

Justin Nicholas

ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS

Stephen Spartana

MARCH 2018

SPRING CALENDAR

THE CHIEFTAINS

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Wed, March 7, 8pm

DREW KID

AND SPECIAL GUESTS The Chieftains’ name has been synonymous with the finest Irish music for over 55 years. Led by founding member Moloney, the band has spread Ireland’s indigenous sounds and styles across the globe. Featuring members of Strathmore Children’s Chorus, MacMillan Pipe Band, and Culkin School of Irish Dance. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90 (STARS $31.50–$81)

Strathmore Artist in Residence Wed, March 14 & 28, 7:30pm Inspired by the soul and funk jams of legends like Sly Stone and Marvin Gaye, versatile musician Kid smashes together the sounds of the ’70s with a distinctly modern sensibility. MANSION TICKETS $17 (STARS $15.30)


MARCH 2018

Melissa White

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC SPRING CONCERTS

Sphinx Competition winner Melissa White, led by Maestro Piotr Gajewski, plays Brahms’ magnificent Violin Concerto on March 17 and 18. On April 14, join the National Philharmonic for Mozart’s elegant opera buffa, Così fan tutte, a tale of mistaken identities, love, trust, and final reconciliation. A cappella singing and New Age music align on April 28 in a concert juxtaposing the traditions of Rachmaninoff’s Vespers with new sounds by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo and Alistair Coleman, the National Philharmonic’s young composer. Beethoven expresses his love of nature in the Pastoral Symphony, performed on May 5. Exotic sonorities permeate Prokofiev’s popular Violin Concerto No. 2, played by concert master Colin Sorgi. TICKETS FROM $23 | KIDS 7–17 FREE! | COMPLIMENTARY PARKING NATIONALPHILHARMONIC.ORG | 301.581.5100 Strathmore Presents

Strathmore Presents

Strathmore Visual Arts

Strathmore AIR Workshop

Thu, March 15, April 19 & May 17, 11am

THE FOURTH LIGHT PROJECT AN IMMERSIVE MULTIMEDIA EXPERIENCE

Sun, March 18, 2pm

WITH DREW KID

HISTORICAL HOME TOURS Join us for guided tours illuminating the history, architecture, and personal stories of the Mansion at Strathmore. MANSION FREE (Reservations required)

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HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO MEET ME IN PARIS

Thu, March 15, 7:30pm Joined by French chanteuse Isabelle Fontaine, Hot Club of San Francisco presents a Francophile’s dream concert featuring love songs and driving gypsy jazz dating back to the ’20s and ’30s. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

NIYAZ

Fri, March 16, 8pm Blending medieval Sufi poetry, folk songs from their native Iran, and a cutting-edge immersive, multisensory experience that synthesizes sound, space, image, and light, Niyaz offers a fresh, exciting way to experience world music. This performance is part of Strathmore’s Windows to the World series and is accompanied by a preconcert lecture and postconcert discussion, free with your concert ticket. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $25–$65 (STARS $22.50–$58.50)

Join artists and art lovers to celebrate the opening of the Up in the Air and Still Lives: Jennifer Allevato exhibitions. MANSION FREE

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“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC Tue, March 20, 8pm Having spent the past 35 years parodying pop pioneers from Michael Jackson to Nirvana, Yankovic takes a break from his signature high-octane theatrics for a stripped-down show. Look forward to rarely performed deep cuts from Yankovic’s extensive back catalogue. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $49–$79 (STARS $44.10–$71.10)

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Strathmore Visual Arts

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB

SCHUBERT THE GREAT Thu, March 15, 8pm

Lahav Shani, conductor Nikolai Lugansky, piano Shani leads Schubert’s Great Symphony in C Major, which represents the composer’s finest orchestral writing. Lugansky joins the BSO for Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2, a piece of virtuosity and extreme difficulty. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION

Wed, March 21, 7pm

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SPIRITED BRAHMS Sat, March 17, 8pm Sun, March 18, 3pm

Piotr Gajewski, conductor Melissa White, violin Sphinx Competition winner White plays Brahms’ magnificent Violin Concerto, one of the summits of the violin repertoire. Symphony No. 4 is one of Brahms’ greatest masterpieces. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $23–$76

The book club meets to discuss March’s selection, People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks. This novel explores the restoration and history of the Sarajevo Haggadah, one of the oldest surviving Jewish texts. MANSION FREE

FINDING THE GROOVE IN YOUR SONGWRITING Wed, March 21, 7:30pm In this groove-writing workshop, Kid navigates you through the creative process of structuring what makes a song truly move. Aspiring songwriters are empowered by analyzing examples from the best architects of soul, funk, and hiphop music, including Sly Stone, OutKast, and more. MANSION FREE

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A SPRING AWAKENING Wed, March 21, 7:30pm This spring concert showcases MCYO’s Young Artists, Symphony, and Chamber Ensemble in an evening of inspiring Romantic era works by Tchaikovsky, Scandinavian romanticist Carl Nielson, Franck, Dvorˇák, and more. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $15–$25 (STARS $13.50–$22.50)

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THE JOEY ALEXANDER TRIO JAMISON ROSS

Fri, March 23, 8pm Just 14 years old, the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy stuns audiences with his playful musicality and keen sense of swing. Praised by jazz greats from Herbie Hancock to Wynton Marsalis, Alexander is a rising star. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $25–$75 (STARS $22.50–$67.50)

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MARCH 2018

UPCOMING SHOWS AMP & COMEDY ZONE PRESENT

DEAN NAPOLITANO COREY HUNTER Thu, March 8

Chopteeth FRI, MARCH 9

JUSTIN ROBERTS Turn up the great times at North Bethesda’s most sophisticated music and dining hotspot. AMP is where eclectic entertainment meets fresh, delicious cuisine.

& THE NOT READY FOR NAPTIME PLAYERS Sun, March 11, Matinee Kids Pajama Jam

THE NATIONAL PARKS Fri, March 16 Uplifting indie folk

ROBERT DEAN

Thu, March 22 Letterman writer with plenty of wit

Dave Geissler

SKERRYVORE Mark Zeman

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KITE MAKING CLASS FOR KIDS Sun, March 25, 1pm

Strathmore Visual Arts

KEVIN McCAFFREY

Fri, March 23 Celtic powerhouse

Anthony Walker & Friends Fri, March 30

ERIN HARPE & THE DELTA SWINGERS Fri, April 6 Blues and roots rock

FRED HeRSCH TRIO Thu, April 19 Innovative jazz

JOURNEYMAN

A TRIBUTE TO ERIC CLAPTON Sun, April 22

WE BANJO 3 Wed, April 25 Celtic bluegrass quartet

Jarrod Lawson Sat, April 28 Soul-jazz sensation

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Peter Oundjian, conductor YaoGuang Zhai, clarinet Oundjian leads this program that includes Rachmaninoff’s Isle of the Dead. Zhai showcases the versatile clarinet in Weber’s Concerto No. 2. Tchaikovsky’s score climbs to joyful heights in Little Russian. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

AMP & COMEDY ZONE PRESENT

STEPHEN JAY & JIM “KIMO” WEST

At Pike & Rose on Rockville Pike |

Sat, March 24, 8pm

Wed, March 21 “Weird Al” Yankovic’s bandmates

Sun, March 18 Latin America meets West Africa

Gather your friends for cocktails, a concert, or comedy night at AMP. Groups of 10 or more receive 10% off premium reserved seats, food and beverage discounts, and more. Contact groups@strathmore.org.

RACHMANINOFF’S TRANSCENDENT FANTASY

Curious kids create colorful kites out of ordinary materials such as sticks, glue, and string. Accomplished kite making professionals lead this hands-on workshop in which everyone leaves with their own one-of-akind kite. Perfect for ages 8–12. MANSION TICKETS $25 (STARS $22.50)

OMAR SOSA & SECKOU KEITA

GROUPS GET MORE AT AMP!

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

On the Red Line, White Flint station

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k.d. lang

Sun, March 25, 7:30pm If you’re anything like us, you know every word to every song of lang’s breakthrough album, Ingénue. Marking the record’s 25th anniversary, lang treats fans to a performance of the album, live, in its entirety. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $48–$98 (STARS $43.20–$88.20)


Strathmore Visual Arts

Co-presented by Washington Performing Arts

Sat, April 7, 10:15am

Thu, March 29, 8pm One of Spain’s most legendary and innovative flamenco singers, El Cigala has been called “the Sinatra of flamenco” (Billboard). The award-winning singer melds the traditional sounds of his Spanish gitano heritage with the intoxicating melodies of salsa. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $38–$78 (STARS $34.20–$70.20)

CHILDREN’S TALK & TOUR Young art lovers can get behind the brushstrokes and into the head, heart, and history of the artists with a kid-friendly guided tour of the Up in the Air and Still Lives: Jennifer Allevato exhibitions. Following the tour, kids create a take-home kite. Ages 7 and up, accompanying adults are free. MANSION TICKETS $5

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CURATOR’S TOUR Anya Bartels-Suermondt

Sat, April 7, 1pm

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Sat, March 31, 8pm This Tony Award-winning Broadway musical tells the story of the day Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins recorded together for the first and only time. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $38–$88 (STARS $34.20–$79.20)

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RANKY TANKY

Fri, April 6, 7:30pm This Charleston-based quintet performs timeless music rooted in the Gullah traditions of coastal South Carolina. From heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, Gullah’s rich cultural history features West African and Creole influences. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

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BOBBY McFERRIN & SPIRITYOUALL

Fri, April 6, 8pm With 10 Grammy Awards and a No. 1 global hit, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” McFerrin’s greatest gift to fans is transforming a concert hall into a playground. Get ready to sing along and raise the roof with joyful grooves. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $45–$85 (STARS $40.50–$76.50)

Music Center

Mansion

Geared towards adults, the curator’s tour explores the Up in the Air and Still Lives: Jennifer Allevato exhibitions, delving into technique and history of the artists and works. MANSION FREE

Registration for this summer’s Caribbean-themed Camp Levine has begun! Imagine the hot sun, blue seas, white beaches, green jungles, and spicy food. Listen and dance to the sounds and rhythms of reggae, calypso, salsa, ska, chutney, cadence-lypso, and zouk, plus steel bands, guitars, and drums. Summer is the perfect time to expand your musical horizons and discover something new! Along with camp, Levine offers classes, workshops, boot camps, and flexible lesson packages for students of all ages, from babies and toddlers to seasoned music lovers. LEVINEMUSIC.ORG | 301.897.5100

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SYMPHONIC DANCES Sat, April 7, 8pm

Markus Stenz, principal guest conductor Arabella Steinbacher, violin This journey of melodic splendor begins with Beethoven’s First Symphony. Steinbacher joins the BSO for Korngold’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances brings a sense of melody to the powerful Dies Irae chant. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

Strathmore Artist in Residence

CHAO TIAN

Wed, April 11 & 25, 7:30pm A leading performer on the Chinese dulcimer, prominent educator, and advocate for Chinese traditional music, Tian combines her scholarly experience with her virtuosic ability to engage a global crowd. MANSION TICKETS $17 (STARS $15.30)

Strathmore Presents

THE BOSTON POPS ESPLANADE ORCHESTRA Sun, April 8, 2 & 7pm Keith Lockhart, conductor The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra presents a program of Gershwin, Bernstein, Ellington, and other favorites. Expect the unique, classic-with-a-twist repertoire that’s made the Pops “the tops” (as Gershwin would say) for more than 120 years. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $55–$125 (STARS $49.50–$112.50)

Community

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

VEGAS NIGHTS WITH FRANKIE MORENO Thu, April 12, 8pm

Jack Everly, principal pops conductor Frankie Moreno, vocalist Gifted musician and showman Moreno returns with his signature blend of rock, soul, and swing. Moreno wows audiences with his brand of piano-pounding rock ’n’ roll. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

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Jonathan Timmes

DIEGO EL CIGALA

MARCH-APRIL 2018

Strathmore Presents

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MICHAEL BROWN, PIANO BERNSTEIN AT 100!

Thu, April 12, 7:30pm Described by The New York Times as a “young piano visionary,” Brown presents a program centered around the music of Leonard Bernstein and works by iconic American composers who were Bernstein’s friends and colleagues. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

National Philharmonic

SCHOOL FOR LOVERS Sat, April 14, 8pm Piotr Gajewski, conductor National Philharmonic Chorale Mozart’s opera buffa Così fan tutte weaves a tale of mistaken identities, love, and reconciliation. When two soldiers decide to test their beloveds’ faithfulness, events unfold in unforeseen ways. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $23–$76

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APRIL 2018

CALLING SERIOUS YOUNG MUSICIANS:

Be Part of Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore’s 2018–19 Season!

Strathmore AIR Workshop

AN EXPLORATION OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND THE CHINESE DULCIMER WITH CHAO TIAN

Wed, April 18, 7:30pm

Seventy-three years and still growing and going strong, MCYO provides the highest quality orchestral education program in the region for 500 students in grades 2–12.

MCYO CONSISTS OF SEVEN STELLAR ORCHESTRAS & ENSEMBLES Philharmonic, grades 10–12 Chamber Orchestra, grades 9–10 Symphony, grades 8–10 Young Artists, grades 6–8 Chamber Strings, grades 4–6 Preparatory Strings, grades 3–5 Future Stars, grades 2–4 Plus, Chamber Music Program and small ensembles for flute, clarinet, and harps.

2018–19 SEASON AUDITIONS August 22–29 at Strathmore. Registration for auditions begins mid-June at www.audition.mcyo.org.

Enhance your appreciation of the Chinese dulcimer and its sweet sounds! A leading performer on the Chinese dulcimer, Tian guides you through the history of the Chinese people, their emotions, and stories behind their traditional melodies. MANSION FREE

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

MAHLER’S TITAN

Thu, April 19, 8pm Markus Stenz, principal guest conductor Jonathan Carney, violin Dariusz Skoraczewski, cello Ryo Yanagitani, piano Join the BSO for Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, featuring concertmaster Carney and principal cello Skoraczewski, and Mahler’s Titan. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

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REHEARSAL SCHEDULE MCYO orchestras rehearse Wednesday evenings during the school year at Strathmore.

2018–19 CONCERTS IN DECEMBER, MARCH, AND MAY MCYO Alumni Please contact Cheryl Jukes at CJukes@strathmore.org. We’d love to hear an update from you! MCYO.ORG | 301.581.5208

Strathmore Presents

SCRAP ARTS MUSIC

CHILDREN OF METROPOLIS Fri, April 20, 8pm Scrap Arts Music creates sculptural instruments from materials, such as old bike parts, PVC pipes, and recycled odds and ends. Their all-new production, Children of Metropolis, chronicles one musician’s quest for identity in a changing world. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $19–$49 (STARS $17.10–$44.10)

Strathmore Visual Arts

KITE FLY DAY

Sun, April 22, 1pm Grab your kites and spend an afternoon of fun and spectacle with demonstrations, picnicking, and more. Presented in conjunction with the Up in the Air exhibition and Air Play in the Music Center. GUDELSKY CONCERT PAVILION FREE

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AIR PLAY

Sun, April 22, 4pm Perfect for families, Air Play is a modern spectacle that brings to life the air we breathe. Flying umbrellas, huge balloons, giant kites, and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen make both kids and adults gasp and giggle. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $22–$46 (STARS $19.80–$41.40)

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JUST CALL ME GOD

STARRING JOHN MALKOVICH Thu, April 26, 8pm This musical drama features Malkovich as a megalomaniacal dictator teetering on the brink, versus powerful organ music. It’s an exploration of tyranny in the raw by an actor of unparalleled conviction. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $65–$115 (STARS $58.50–$103.50)

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Young Artists of America and Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore

RAGTIME IN CONCERT Sun, April 15, 4pm

Carole Graham Lehan, director Kristofer Sanz, conductor Based on E. L. Doctorow’s celebrated novel, this Tonywinning musical depicts three families striving for the American dream at the turn of the 20th century. A YAA and MCYO co-production, Ragtime in Concert features more than 275 bright young performers! MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $18–$58

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Strathmore Visual Arts

ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB Wed, April 18, 7pm

The book club meets to discuss April’s selection, The Passion of Artemisia, by Susan Vreeland. Vreeland tells Artemisia Gentileschi’s captivating story through her marriage, motherhood, and growing fame as an artist. MANSION FREE

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Strathmore Presents

UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN Sat, April 21, 8pm The all-singing, all-plucking superstars return with their toe-tapping music, hilarious banter, and sheer superlative entertainment. Spoofing and honoring a myriad of music genres with unmatched humor and skill, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a true treasure. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $20–$60 (STARS $18–$54)

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ROBIN SPIELBERG, PIANO Fri, April 27, 7:30pm Lauded for gorgeous lyrical performances, Spielberg delights audiences with her mastery of the piano. Whether performing her ingenious arrangement of Pachelbel’s Canon, American classics, or original works, “Spielberg has one of the best sets of hands going” (AllMusic Guide). MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)


Fri, April 27, 8:15pm Marin Alsop, music director Baltimore School for the Arts Dancers The poignant themes of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings inspired choreographer George Balanchine to transform it into a ballet. Experience this graceful score destined for dance. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$89

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IRON & COAL

Thu & Fri, May 3 & 4, 8pm This powerful theatrical concert explores a son’s view of his father’s life as shaped by time spent in Auschwitz. More than 200 musicians take the stage to celebrate the indomitable spirit of our ancestors and the legacy we carry with us. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $43–$77 (STARS $38.70–$69.30)

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Strathmore Presents

FIRST ACT PRESENTS

MELODY’S MOSTLY MUSICAL DAY

Fri–Sun, May 4–6

JENNY LIN

Sat, April 28, 11am Join this charismatic pianist as she brings her whimsical character Melody to life for a day of adventure, told through 26 vignettes by composers from Tchaikovsky to Chick Corea, complete with props, storytelling, and projected illustrations. MANSION FREE (Reservations required)

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NORTHERN LIGHTS Sat, April 28, 8pm

Stan Engebretson, conductor National Philharmonic Chorale A cappella singing and New Age music align in this concert juxtaposing Rachmaninoff’s Vespers with new works by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo, including Northern Lights, Dark Night of the Soul, and The Ground. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $23–$76

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

TCHAIKOVSKY WITH BALANCHINE Sun, April 29, 3pm

Marin Alsop, music director Baltimore School for the Arts Dancers Alsop conducts an allTchaikovsky program including the Fantasy Overture from Romeo and Juliet and his suite from Swan Lake. Also experience a choreographed remastering of his Serenade for Strings. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, JR. Levine Music’s middle school musical theater program performs the Disney Channel’s smash movie musical come to life. Join the students of East High as they deal with first loves, friends, family, and upending the status quo. For more information, visit www.levinemusic.org/acttwo or call 301.897.5100. EDUCATION CENTER STUDIO 405 TICKETS $17–$20

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Kids

MAKE SATURDAYS SWING Saturday Family Jazz Sessions jumpstart a love for music and nurture talent. March 10 & 24, April 7 & 21

Junior jazz aficionados spend Saturday mornings singing, playing, and preparing for a lifetime of music appreciation. Strathmore’s fun, creative, kid-friendly series features renowned jazz singer Rochelle Rice, and multiinstrumentalist Seth Kibel. Recommended for ages 3–8.

TICKETS $10–$12

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National Philharmonic

BEETHOVEN’S PASTORAL SYMPHONY Sat, May 5, 8pm Piotr Gajewski, conductor Colin Sorgi, violin Beethoven expresses his love of nature in his Pastoral Symphony. Prokofiev’s popular Violin Concerto No. 2 reflects the places the composer found himself as he wrote the piece, including France and Russia. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $28–$88

Strathmore Visual Arts

Strathmore Presents

Thu, May 10, 7pm

STORIES I ONLY TELL MY FRIENDS: LIVE!

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION

ROB LOWE

Join artists and art lovers to celebrate the opening of the Washington Wax Works, The Unexpected Smile: Selected Photographs by Dario Zucchi, and Architext: Jeffrey Everett exhibitions. MANSION FREE

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CECILY

Wed, May 9 & 23, 7:30pm Influenced by soul, jazz, and ’90s R&B, vocalist and songwriter Cecily has captivated audiences around the country and garnered comparisons to singers as diverse as Brandy and Corinne Bailey-Rae. MANSION TICKETS $17 (STARS $15.30)

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RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK MOVIE WITH ORCHESTRA Thu, May 10, 8pm Jack Everly, principal pops conductor Under the baton of Everly, experience Raiders of the Lost Ark like never before as the BSO performs John Williams’ epic score alongside the classic Steven Spielberg film. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

Music Center

Fri, May 11, 8pm Lowe’s piercing blue eyes have been making us weak in the knees since St. Elmo’s Fire. Lowe brings anecdotes on fame and family life from his New York Times best-selling memoirs to Strathmore in this witty, oneman show. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $38–$88 (STARS $34.20–$79.20)

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JAZZ JAM

Sat, May 12, 2pm In a free, fun, and structured environment led by Levine jazz faculty members, musicians of all skill levels get a chance to play and improvise on well-known jazz standards. Visit www.levinemusic.org or call 301.897.5100 for more information. EDUCATION CENTER STUDIO 309 FREE

Mansion

Community

Christian Steiner

TCHAIKOVSKY WITH BALANCHINE

Strathmore Presents World Premiere Production!

Jonathan Timmes

OFF THE CUFF

APRIL–MAY 2018

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

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MAY 2018

YOUNG ARTISTS OF AMERICA

Strathmore Visual Arts

Strathmore Visual Arts

BEESWAX COLLAGE

Sat, May 26, 10:15am

MAKE IT/TAKE IT Thu, May 17, 7pm

This unique happy hour pARTy includes a hands-on art project. You’ll learn the basics of working with beeswax, and create a oneof-a-kind masterpiece while mingling with crafty compatriots. MANSION TICKETS $20 (STARS $18)

This Tony Award-winning musical captures the lives of a wealthy white family, a daring Harlem musician, and a determined Jewish immigrant as they intersect in the early 1900s; their fates become inextricably bound and profoundly changed. With an expansive musical score, striking relevancy, and a who’s who of 20th century historical characters, Ragtime explores both the unbridled optimism and stark reality of life. This co-production with MCYO features more than 275 bright young artists, including the YAACompany, YAAjunior, MCYO Philharmonic, and a combined chorus from Hubert Blake and Eleanor Roosevelt high schools. Sun, April 15, 4pm MUSIC CENTER

STRATHMORE ANNUAL SPRING GALA 2018 AN EVENING WITH

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN

& THE BRIGHTEST VOICES OF TOMORROW Sat, May 12, 9pm

Margot Schulman

Feinstein, who has dedicated his career to preserving the Great American Songbook, headlines the Strathmore Annual Spring Gala. This performance is part of a season-long artistic collaboration with Feinstein, featuring performers he’s handpicked as tomorrow’s torchbearers. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $65–$130 (STARS $58.50–$117)

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Outside Presenter

POTOMAC VALLEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA SPRING GALA 2018 Fri, May 18, 7pm Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra (PVYO) presents its annual spring gala celebrating 27 years of musical excellence. The PVYO Philharmonia, Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia, Concert Orchestra, Preparatory Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Concert Band will perform. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $20–$25

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LISZT & BRAHMS

YAA.ORG | 301.272.8604

Strathmore Presents

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Sat, May 19, 8pm

Strathmore Visual Arts

ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB Wed, May 16, 7pm

The book club meets to discuss May’s selection, Pictures at an Exhibition, by Sara Houghteling. Set in a Paris darkened by World War II, Houghteling tells the story of a son’s quest to recover his family’s lost masterpieces. MANSION FREE

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SINGING FOR HEALING WITH CECILY

Wed, May 16, 7:30pm Vocalist Cecily leads this workshop that explores the healing capabilities of singing. By getting in touch with your breath and the vibrations moving through your body, you can strengthen awareness of your body and emotions. MANSION FREE

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Mario Venzago, conductor Kit Armstrong, piano Venzago directs Liszt’s most popular symphonic poem Les Préludes. Brahms’ Third Symphony spans the range of human emotion from excitement to despair. Young virtuoso Armstrong performs Mozart’s vivacious Piano Concerto No. 22. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

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A NOD TO BERNSTEIN

Sun & Wed, May 20 & 23, 7:30pm Don’t miss the season finale concerts featuring MCYO’s Preparatory Strings, Symphony, and Philharmonic on Sunday, May 20 and Chamber Strings, Young Artists, and Chamber Ensemble on Wednesday, May 23, performing works by Gershwin, Mussorgsky, Hisaishi, and more, as well as a celebratory nod to the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $15–$25 (STARS $13.50–$22.50)

CHILDREN’S TALK & TOUR Young art lovers peek into our artists’ heads and hearts with this kid-friendly educational tour of the Washington Wax Works, The Unexpected Smile: Selected Photographs by Dario Zucchi, and Architext: Jeffrey Everett exhibitions, followed by an art project inspired by Zucchi’s photography. MANSION TICKETS $5

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CURATOR’S TOUR Sat, May 26, 1pm

Geared towards adults, the curator’s tour explores the Washington Wax Works, The Unexpected Smile: Selected Photographs by Dario Zucchi, and Architext: Jeffrey Everett exhibitions, delving into technique and history of the artists and works. MANSION FREE

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CHILDREN & YOUTH Sun, May 27 The young talents of CityDance showcase the techniques they have mastered throughout the year on the main stage at Strathmore for an exciting day of dance! Visit www.CityDance.net for more information. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $20–$30

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

GERSHWIN’S PIANO CONCERTO Thu, May 31, 8pm

Marin Alsop, music director Kirill Gerstein, piano Stravinsky’s Firebird concludes with one of the most exalted finales in all of music. Gershwin’s Concerto in F blends jazz and classical forms. Schumann’s Second Symphony expresses his triumph over darkness. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99


SPRING CALENDAR—BY GENRE

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

SYMPHONIC DANCES (BSO)

FROM VIENNA TO BROADWAY (BSO) March 8

April 7

AIR WORKSHOP WITH CHAO TIAN (SP)

THE BOSTON POPS ESPLANADE ORCHESTRA (SP)

AIR WORKSHOP WITH CECILY (SP)

April 8

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET (SP) March 31

MICHAEL BROWN, PIANO (SP) April 12

RAGTIME IN CONCERT (YAA & MCYO) April 15

SCHOOL FOR LOVERS (NP) April 14

JUST CALL ME GOD STARRING JOHN MALKOVICH (SP) April 26

MAHLER’S TITAN (BSO) April 19

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, JR. (LM) May 4–6 May 12

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABANTM (BSO) March 3

KITE MAKING CLASS FOR KIDS (SP) March 25

SCRAP ARTS MUSIC (SP) April 20

KITE FLY DAY (SP) April 22 April 22

JENNY LIN: MELODY’S MOSTLY MUSICAL DAY (SP) April 28

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (BSO) May 10

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THE JOEY ALEXANDER TRIO (SP) JAZZ JAM (LM)

NORTHERN LIGHTS (NP)

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TCHAIKOVSKY WITH BALANCHINE (BSO)

DREW KID (SP)

April 29

BEETHOVEN’S PASTORAL SYMPHONY (NP)

May 12

March 14 & 28

“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC (SP) March 20

May 5

k.d. lang (SP)

POTOMAC VALLEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA (OP)

RANKY TANKY (SP)

March 25

May 18

April 6

LISZT & BRAHMS (BSO)

BOBBY McFERRIN (SP)

May 19

April 6

A NOD TO BERNSTEIN (MCYO)

VEGAS NIGHTS WITH FRANKIE MORENO (BSO)

May 20 & 23

AIR PLAY (SP)

HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO (SP)

March 23

April 28

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OSCAR PEÑAS, JAZZ GUITAR (SP)

OFF THE CUFF: TCHAIKOVSKY WITH BALANCHINE (BSO) April 27

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN (SP)

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March 15

April 27

May 3 & 4

May 16

March 1

ROBIN SPIELBERG, PIANO (SP)

IRON & COAL (SP)

April 18

GERSHWIN’S PIANO CONCERTO (BSO) May 31

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April 12

UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN (SP) April 21

CECILY (SP)

May 9 & 23

ROB LOWE (SP) May 11

“S” BY CIRCA (SP) March 12

CHILDREN & YOUTH (CD)

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May 27

UP IN THE AIR (SP)

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STILL LIVES: JENNIFER ALLEVATO (SP)

SCHUBERT THE GREAT (BSO)

CHAMBER MUSIC SEMINAR (SP)

March 15

March 3, 10 & 17

SPIRITED BRAHMS (NP) March 17 & 18

HISTORICAL HOME TOURS (SP)

March 15, April 19 & May 17

A SPRING AWAKENING (MCYO) March 21

RACHMANINOFF’S TRANSCENDENT FANTASY (BSO)

AIR WORKSHOP WITH DREW KID (SP) March 21

Mansion

OPENING RECEPTIONS (SP) March 18 & May 10

ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB (SP) March 21, April 18 & May 16

KITE MAKING TECHNIQUES FOR TEENS AND ADULTS (SP) March 25

CHILDREN’S TALK & TOURS (SP) April 7 & May 26

CURATOR’S TOURS (SP) April 7 & May 26

MAKE IT/TAKE IT (SP) May 17

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NIYAZ (SP) March 16

DIEGO EL CIGALA (SP & WPA) March 29

CHAO TIAN (SP) April 11 & 25

SP: Strathmore Presents BSO: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra NP: National Philharmonic WPA: Washington Performing Arts

March 10–April 29

March 10–April 29

WASHINGTON WAX WORKS (SP) May 5–June 10

MCYO: Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore LM: Levine Music CD: CityDance YAA: Young Artists of America

THE UNEXPECTED SMILE: PHOTOGRAPHS BY DARIO ZUCCHI (SP) May 5–June 10

ARCHITEXT: JEFFERY EVERETT (SP) May 5–June 10

March 24

Music Center

March 3

OP: Outside Presenter

THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA (WPA) March 6

ARTIST CRITIQUE (SP)

Community

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TEAS & MELODIES Unwind in Elegance at Strathmore’s Afternoon Teas

March

April

May

6 John Dassoulas, piano 7 Specialty Tea: International Tea Noreen Friedman & Robin Schultz, flute duo 13 Specialty Tea: Irish Tea Madeline Waters, cello & friends 14 Specialty Tea: Irish Tea Jo Morrison, harp & Wayne Morrison, bagpipes 20 Mike Gold, piano 21 Specialty Tea: Downton Abbey Tea Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar 24 Specialty Tea: Downton Abbey Tea Elizabeth Benforado, dulcimer & piano & Jay Benforado, guitar 27 Specialty Tea: Maryland Day Tea Noreen Friedman, flute & Bob Wysong, guitar Special Guest: Miss Maryland Kathleen Masek 28 Carol Rose Duane, harp & piano

3 John Dassoulas, piano 4 Specialty Tea: Asian Tea Judith Mostyn White, harp 10 Specialty Tea: Japanese Tea Washington Toho Koto Society 11 Fran Hrastar, piano 14 Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar 17 Specialty Tea: Israeli Tea Noreen Friedman, flute & Bob Wysong, guitar 18 Becky Dukes, piano 24 Karen Ashbrook, dulcimer, Paul Oorts, harp guitar & Sophie Chang, cello 25 Mike Gold, piano

1 Ellen Tennenbaum, piano 2 Meg Baker, harp & piano 8 Noreen Friedman, flute & Bob Wysong, guitar 9 Specialty Tea: Mother’s Day Tea Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar 12 Specialty Tea: Mother’s Day Tea Elizabeth Benforado, dulcimer & Jay Benforado, guitar 15 Specialty Tea: Eastern European Tea Judith Mostyn White, harp 16 Carol Rose Duane, harp & piano 22 Karen Ashbrook, dulcimer, Paul Oorts, harp guitar & Carrie Rose, flute 23 Specialty Tea: Scottish Outlander Tea Jo Morrison, harp & Wayne Morrison, bagpipes 29 Noreen Friedman & Robin Schultz, flute duo 30 Mike Gold, piano

AFTERNOON TEA Tea begins at 1pm Call 301.581.5108 for reservations. Prepaid, nonrefundable reservations required. Vegetarian options are available; inquire when reserving. MANSION $24 (STARS $21.60) SPECIALTY TEAS $28 (STARS $25.20)

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SPRING SPECIALTY TEAS INTERNATIONAL TEA Wed, March 7

JAPANESE TEA Tue, April 10

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

Celebrate DC’s springtime traditions of cherry blossoms, koto music, and Japanese tea.

IRISH TEA Tue & Wed, March 13 & 14 Nothing soothes the soul like a pot of tea and a song around St. Patrick’s Day. Sláinte!

ISRAELI TEA Tue, April 17

DOWNTON ABBEY TEA

MOTHER’S DAY TEA

Wed & Sat, March 21 & 24 Raise your pinky and channel your inner countess at this elegant afternoon event.

Wed & Sat, May 9 & 12 Treat Mom to tea and create moments you’ll always remember.

MARYLAND DAY TEA Tue, March 27 Pass the Old Bay; it’s Maryland Day! Have a crab cake, hon, and a nice cup of tea.

EASTERN EUROPEAN TEA Tue, May 15 This unique tea features delicious dishes from Poland, Russia, Latvia, and Serbia.

ASIAN TEA Wed, April 4 Spice up your day with a flavorful Asian interlude; enjoy food, tea, and music from Japan, China, and Korea.

OUTLANDER SCOTTISH TEA

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Savor the flavor of Israel at a tea with your favorite foods and traditional music.

Wed, May 23 Indulge your inner outlander at this festive tea, complete with Highland fare and music.


GENERAL INFORMATION ORDER NOW!

ARTS ACCESS FOR ALL

TICKET OFFICE 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD

Every seating section in the Concert Hall includes wheelchairaccessible seating. The Mansion is also wheelchair-accessible.

GROUP TICKETS: groups@strathmore.org | 301.581.5199

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.

STRATHMORE.ORG | 301.581.5100 Complimentary 15 minute Ticket Office parking is available in the Mansion lot on weekdays from 10am–5pm.

Tickets for AMP can be purchased at the Strathmore Ticket Office and at www.AMPbyStrathmore.com.

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.

Open captioning is available at 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.

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

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

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 and $2 on Saturday. Parking is free on Sundays. 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. Dates, artists, programs, and prices are subject to change.

Montgomery County Public School 4th graders gathered at AMP for Think Big Café, a year-long partnership between Strathmore and MCPS that encourages students to think creatively and solve problems.

Jim Saah

CONTACT INFORMATION

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

HOURS OF OPERATION TICKET OFFICE HOURS

MANSION: SHOP & GALLERIES

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

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

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

ALLEGRO KITCHEN

MUSIC CENTER CAFÉ Mon–Sat: 11am–2pm The café opens two hours prior to Concert Hall performance start time.

SCHEDULED SPRING CLOSINGS Sun, March 11: Mansion closed for private event. Sun, April 1: Mansion closed for holiday. Sun, May 20: Mansion closed for private event. Mon, May 28: Campus closed for holiday. Facebook.com/StrathmoreArts

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STRATHMORE STARS Strathmore Star members keep Strathmore shining bright. In return, they get access to exclusive, members-only presales, discounts, and special invitations. Stellar shows, super seats, and so many opportunities to see more at Strathmore! Join now and get instant presale access for new shows like Herbie Hancock, Eve Ensler and Anne Lamott, the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba with Esperanza Spalding, and many more.

STRATHMORE.ORG/STARS | 301.581.5100 from top: Joshua Bell by Jim Saah, Esperanza Spalding, Music Center by Alan Karchmer

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