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THE FANTASTIC MS. FISCHER

Lisa Fischer steps into the spotlight.

A MIX OF MEDIUMS

The Mansion hosts exhibitions that capture nature and color in many manners.

Just Announced! PILOBOLUS JOSHUA BELL WITH ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS AND MORE!

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS Karen R. Lefkowitz Chair Steven P. Hollman Vice Chair David M. W. Denton Secretary Christoph A. Syllaba Treasurer

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IN THIS ISSUE

New Shows Just Announced Lisa Fischer: From Backup Singer to Leading Lady 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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EXECUTIVE STAFF

COVER PHOTO: Lisa Fischer by Djeneba Aduayom INSIDE COVER PHOTOS L–R: Purple Kaleidoscope by Judith Paul, Afternoon Tea, Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras Summer String Week by Liz Lynch

Monica Jeffries Hazangeles President and CEO Leon Scioscia Executive Vice President of Operations Jennifer Smith Chief Financial Officer Joi Brown Artistic Director/ Vice President of Programming Alaina Sadick Goss Vice President of Marketing and Communications Eliot Pfanstiehl Founder and CEO Emeritus

STRATHMORE ANNUAL

SPRING GALA 2019

Sat, May 4 Save the date for the most dazzling event of the year! Join us for an evening both playful and purposeful, supporting Strathmore’s arts and education programs that light up our community.

STRATHMORE.ORG/GALA Photos by Margot Schulman

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J. Tyler Anthony Cathy Bernard Jerome W. Breslow Robert G. Brewer, Jr. Hope B. Eastman Andrew Friedson Barbara Goldberg Goldman James W. Grauberger Joe Judge Fariba Kassiri William E. Kirwan Catherine S. Leggett Carolyn P. Leonard J. Alberto Martinez Ann L. McDaniel Roscoe M. Moore, Jr. Krista A. Nufrio Donna Rattley Washington Graciela Rivera-Oven John Sackett Joseph F. Sifer Mary K. Sturtevant Srikanth Velamati James A. Young


JUST ANNOUNCED!

The following shows go on sale to the public Friday, March 8. Strathmore Stars are buying tickets now. Join today for exclusive presale access!

IN THE MUSIC CENTER YOUSSOU NDOUR

EL GRAN FESTIVAL DE MUSICA CUBANA

Wed, May 29, 2019* “African rock’s great global star” (The New York Times) and his high-energy band, Super Étoile, create a sound based in Senegalese traditional music and griot storytelling with a modern flair.

FEATURING

IYANLA VANZANT

ACTS OF FAITH REMIX TOUR

Youri Lenquette

FROM THE BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB WITH THE LEGENDARY LOS VAN VAN

Sat, June 29, 2019* Legendary Cuban artists, including many former members of Buena Vista Social Club, pay homage to the golden era of Cuban music. Dance and sway to the joyful, romantic rhythms of son cubano, mambo, guajira, jazz, and more.

Aaron Wagner

Wed, June 26, 2019* The encouragement, comfort, and faith-building wisdom found in Vanzant’s best-selling book, Acts of Faith, travels from page to stage with Vanzant’s signature straighttalk, love, and humor.

JUAN DE MARCOS, ELIADES OCHOA, BARBARITO TORRES & JESÚS “AGUAJE” RAMOS

These performances are part of Strathmore’s Windows series and are accompanied by a preconcert lecture and postconcert conversation.

*Tickets for these shows on sale now!

DAVID DIMITRI

Myra Klarman Martin Pelikan

Thu, June 27–Sun, July 7, 2019 An entire circus performed by only one man? Believe it! In what’s sure to be the most talked about show of the summer, Dimitri packs every circus genre into one show, starring only himself. With an innovative combination of acrobatics, music, and dance, this “Lord of the Wire” (New York Times) balances on a tight rope high above the ground and even catapults himself from a cannon. L’homme Cirque is hilarious, gripping, and a show you need to see to believe.

Myra Klarman

L’HOMME CIRQUE

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JUST ANNOUNCED

PILOBOLUS

TAO

Tue, July 9, 2019 Acclaimed modern dance company Pilobolus engages our sense of wonder through a classic and brand new repertory that begins by examining our biology and ends by using the senses in a refreshing immersion in the biosphere.

Fri, Feb 7, 2020 Becoming international sensations after the Vancouver Olympics, TAO highlights Japanese culture and tells a coming-of-age story with enthralling taiko drumming, athleticism, and a touch of magic.

COME TO YOUR SENSES.

DRUM HEART

IN THE MANSION

Thu, Feb 20, 2020 Renowned for fresh interpretations of classical music, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, led by violin virtuoso and Music Director Joshua Bell, come to Strathmore with a program including Paganini and Brahms.

JOSANNE FRANCIS & CHAO TIAN

Inspired Pairings

Thu, Oct 24, 2019 Steelpan meets Chinese dulcimer.

Music is better when you mix things up a bit. Alumni of Strathmore’s Artist in Residence program come together in musical duos that, at first glance, may not make sense, but at first sound reach perfection.

ALICIA WARD & JOEY ANTICO Thu, Dec 12, 2019 Classical cello plus jazz percussion.

MARGOT MACDONALD & PIOTR PAKHOMKIN Thu, Feb 6, 2020 Indie pop melodies remixed with classical guitar.

CHRISTYLEZ BACON & NISTHA RAJ Josanne Francis and Piotr Pakhomkin by Jonathan Timmes

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

Ian Douglas

Megan Moss Freedom

ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS JOSHUA BELL, DIRECTOR & VIOLIN


More than

MICK’S MAIN SQUEEZE By Dylan Singleton

Christina Alonso

After years of singing backup for the likes of The Rolling Stones and Sting, Lisa Fischer takes center stage.

There is a moment during Rolling Stones concerts in the song “Gimme Shelter” when one of the backup singers walks to the front of the stage and starts belting: “It’s just a shot away, it’s just a shot away.” For the time that she’s up there, it’s all but impossible to not be completely mesmerized by her voice, her energy, her aura. For over 25 years, that has been Lisa Fischer momentarily stealing the show from Mick Jagger and company—in her mind, it was never about the chance to be the center of attention, but rather the joy of performing. “For me, singing is about us sharing; it’s never a competition,” Fischer explains in the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom.

“For each group there’s always that photograph in your mind that you can’t get out of your head,” Fischer says. With Vandross, it was the first time she had her full makeup done ahead of a performance—Vandross had asked the makeup artist to have Fischer face away from the mirror, so she couldn’t see the transformation until it was complete. As someone who didn’t typically wear makeup, she was even more excited. “I turned around and I looked in the mirror and I was like ‘Wow—who is that chick!?’” Fischer remembers, laughing. For the Stones, it’s hard for her to forget the first time meeting Jagger, especially as it came during her first audition.

In addition to her time with the Stones, Fischer has shared her talents both as a background vocalist and session musician, touring with the likes of Luther Vandross, Chaka Khan, and Tina Turner. In the early ’90s, she also had an award-winning career as a solo artist, before returning to work as a backup singer.

“So, I’m singing along with the track and having a good ‘ole time and then Mick gets up from behind the desk and starts doing his Mick-dance thing, which I had never seen before. I was like ‘What in the world is this? What is he doing!?’” She recalls, adding, “And then I realized that he was just trying to get a vibe—that he was just trying to figure out ‘What’s it going to be like with her on stage?’”

So, what is it like to have worked with, and learned from, all these incredible artists?

In 2013, the film 20 Feet from Stardom, which chronicled the lives and careers of several unheralded

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LISA FISCHER background singers, including Fischer, was released. Right away, Fischer found herself overwhelmed both by the film and the reception to it. “[The documentary] was the most amazing surprise on the planet to me,” she says. “I was blown away . . . by how it was done and just the seriousness, and the funniness, and how sharing everyone else’s story was so beautiful. It was a beautiful experience for me and I had no idea what it would do—what it did.”

In 2015, Fischer and Grand Baton made their Strathmore debut, during which they performed everything from several Rolling Stones’ classics to Fischer’s own Grammy-winning single, “How Can I Ease the Pain.” As the years have gone by, and as she’s spent more and more time with these songs, Fischer has found that the music evolves with her as she evolves as a performer, a lesson that she first learned from Vandross. “He would sing a song and it would grow with him—it would breathe and grow with him in time,” she explains. “It’s like a fine wine kind of vibe, where there’s nothing wrong with new wine, but it’s just interesting to see how they embody the music differently because they have more experiences to share with the music.”

What it did was cause her phone to ring nonstop with calls asking if she was ready to tour as a lead act.

True to form, even now that she is singing lead, sharing is always on the forefront of Fischer’s mind when it comes to performing with her band, Grand Baton, or anyone else.

Mark Glassman

“After the film came out, I was getting calls: ‘Are you gigging? You got a band?’ . . . I didn’t even have a manager at that time,” she recalls. “So I spoke with Linda Goldstein and I just loved her. I loved her personality, I loved the way she thought, and she really helped me through getting a band and getting myself together and going out there and singing as me, as opposed to being a background singer.”

MS. LISA FISCHER & GRAND BATON WITH THE NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC

On Saturday, April 6, Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton return to Strathmore, and this time they will be joined by members of the National Philharmonic. The opportunity to share the stage with Grand Baton and the orchestra brings a “beautiful blend” to the music Fischer is excited to showcase. “There’s enough kind of freedom with what you get from the sound of the orchestra and it’s just so gorgeous, that you find this other place—it’s almost like another door you step through,” Fischer says.

Sat, April 6, 8pm “I think the biggest lesson MUSIC CENTER for me [from singing backup] TICKETS $38–$78 (STARS $34.20–$70.20) was learning how to listen— listen to the other singers I’m She adds, “You’ll hear threads of all kinds of things [at singing with, the artist I’m singing for, listening to the this show]; it’s just so much fun. You’ll hear classical band about how they react. Because that’s how I work pieces, and rock pieces, and blues pieces, and beautiful with Grand Baton: I listen to how they play and their sweeping melodies—and just the flood of emotion.” sensitivity, and they in turn listen to me. So it’s an exchange of listening and reacting,” she explains.

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YOUNG at ART

Summer art & music experiences for kids of all ages.

SUMMER ART CAMP

SUMMER WITH MARYLAND CLASSIC YOUTH ORCHESTRAS

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

The area’s oldest and most prestigious youth orchestra provides programs for string players.

TEEN ART CAMP

SUMMER STRING WEEK

Week of July 29 Grades 7–10 This camp allows teens to explore their creative side! Students enhance their portfolios with immersive, hands-on projects, learn how to discuss art, describe their work, and give and receive constructive critiques.

KIDS ART CAMP Weeks of August 5 & 12 Grades 1–6

Week of July 8 Grades 3–8 A weeklong camp for string players to enhance their musicianship through skill-building sessions, rehearsals, music history and theory, and sight-reading sessions.

SUMMER ORCHESTRA ACADEMY Week of July 22

Campers explore art through a new lens and create their own masterpieces inspired by renowned artists from around the world.

Grades 9–12 High school string players explore different music styles in addition to participating in specialized workshops and one-on-one audition preparation in this weeklong intensive camp.

ART CAMP FILLS UP QUICKLY; RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! PRICES INCREASE MAY 1. AFTER CARE IS AVAILABLE.

STRATHMORE.ORG/MCYO

STRATHMORE.ORG/ARTCAMP

Photos by Liz Lynch

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COLOR SPECTRUM Strathmore’s spring exhibitions excite the eyes and explore natural beauty and color through many mediums.

IN THE MANSION

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

Sat, Feb 23–Sun, March 31

OPENING RECEPTION

FLORA/FAUNA

Thu, Feb 28 & Sun, April 14

KIDS TALK & TOUR Sat, March 9 & April 27 in English & en Español

CURATOR’S TOUR Sat, March 9 & April 27 in English & en Español

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

WORKS ON PAPER Master artists turn their tools to the beauty of the natural world, rendering plants and animals on the most natural of surfaces: paper.

SURFACING This exhibition features four photographers who intersect in their approach to surface. Photographs, both representational and abstract, challenge our perception of planes, depths, and dimensions.

MAKE IT/TAKE IT

ART AHEAD

Sat, April 6–Sun, May 26

KALEIDOSCOPES: SPECTRUM

ALTERED BOOKS

THE BREWSTER KALEIDOSCOPE SOCIETY

Fri, March 22

Kaleidoscope artists from around the world explore this prismatic art form. With carefully crafted details inside and out, kaleidoscopes are endlessly changing visual delights.

CONNECT WITH FELLOW ART LOVERS! Become a Strathmore Member and gain access to the Visual Arts Society. STRATHMORE.ORG/ ARTSOCIETY

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

GARDEN OF WONDER LADAN EBRAHIMIAN

Ebrahimian’s artful gardens blend traditional Persian floral design with European botanical specimen drawing in stylized paintings on glass. Invitational Gallery

Masa Verede National Park, Colorado by Kim Llerena, The Guests Have Arrived! (Dahlias) by Margaret Farr, Mr. Squishy by Roy Cohen

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FROM THE ARTIST’S HAND LIS ZADRAVEC

Zadravec’s colored pencil portraits capture the expressions of her subjects while maintaining a whisper of the pencil stroke, reminding viewers of the artist’s hand. Invitational Gallery


ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS

Strathmore Presents

AFTERNOON TEA

THE BEST OF ABBEY ROAD LIVE! Sat, March 2, 8pm

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

Strathmore Presents

ROSANNE CASH & BAND

SHE REMEMBERS EVERYTHING Fri, March 1, 8pm Cash is a masterful storyteller with a rich, evocative voice. We love Cash’s latest release, She Remembers Everything, featuring new songs that sound like old friends amongst fan favorites “Seven Year Ache” and “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me.” MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$75 (STARS $31.50–$67.50)

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, RAIN takes you back in time with the fab four delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to seeing the Beatles. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $49–$89 (STARS $44.10–$80.10)

Michael Lavine

SATURDAY FAMILY JAM SESSIONS

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Amy Boyle

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SIR ANDRÁS SCHIFF, PIANO

This performance is sensory-friendly.

Tue, March 5, 8pm

MANSION TICKETS $10–$12

Legendary pianist Schiff returns for another must-hear concert. Following his epic all-Schubert recital from 2017, Schiff offers an expansive program that juxtaposes works by Schumann and Janáček. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $40–$80

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CURATOR’S TOUR EN ESPAÑOL

Sáb, 9 de Marzo, 2pm

Strathmore Visual Arts

Dirijido a los adultos, el curador explorará nuestras exposiciones actuales, Flora/Fauna, Surfacing, y Garden of Wonder profundizando sobre la historia, técnicas, e inspiraciones de varios artistas para lograr mayor apreciación de las obras plásticas que se exhibe. MANSION GRATIS

Sat, March 9, 10:15am

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Young art lovers can get behind the brushstrokes and into the head and heart of the artists in our Flora/Fauna and Surfacing exhibitions. Following the tour, children create a take-home art project. Ages 7 and up. MANSION TICKETS $5 PER CHILD

Strathmore Visual Arts

ODETTA, QUEEN OF FOLK WITH ROCHELLE RICE Odetta Holmes’ music and commitment to civil rights influenced many artists who came after her. Kids learn the music of Holmes and explore the role music plays in major social justice movements.

VISITA DEL CURADOR

An evening of classical guitar like you’ve never heard before! This internationally acclaimed innovator expands beyond the boundaries of the genre. Only his signature eight-string guitar can fully showcase his mind-boggling technique and exquisite artistry. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

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This new musical celebrates the power of girls and strength of friendship. At Camp American Girl, five campers learn they can overcome anything and achieve their dreams with wisdom and advice delivered by beloved American Girl dolls. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $30–$76 + VIP (STARS $27–$68.40)

Sat, March 2, 10:15am

Thu, March 7, 7:30pm

KIDS TALK & TOUR

Sun, March 3, 2 & 6:30pm

Strathmore Education

Strathmore Visual Arts

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AMERICAN GIRL LIVE

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Strathmore Presents

PAUL GALBRAITH, GUITAR

RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES

KIDS TALK & TOUR

RECORRIDO DE ARTE PARA NIÑOS EN ESPAÑOL

Sáb, 9 de Marzo, 11:30am Los niños explorarán nuestras exposiciónes, Flora/Fauna y Surfacing aprenderán sobre las técnicas e inspiraciones de cada obra de los artistas. Al terminar el recorrido, los niños crearán un proyecto de arte para llevar a la casa. 7 años y mayores. MANSION ENTRADAS $5 POR NIÑO

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CURATOR’S TOUR Sat, March 9, 1pm

Ever wish these walls could talk? Geared towards adults, the curator’s tour explores the Flora/Fauna, Surfacing, and Garden of Wonder exhibitions, delving into artists’ techniques and inspiration to enhance your appreciation. MANSION FREE

MARCH 2019

SPRING CALENDAR

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Marin Alsop, conductor Leila Josefowicz, violin Alsop conducts Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and John Adams’ Scheherazade.2. Adams takes Rimsky-Korsakov’s idea of using a solo violin as the voice of the enchantress and turns it into a dramatic symphony. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

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“THE PRESIDENT’S OWN”

US MARINE BAND GALA CONCERT Mon, March 11, 7:30pm The Choral Arts Society of Washington and US Marine Band celebrate the 200th anniversary of great American poet, Walt Whitman. Newly commissioned work by Dominick Diorio and other monumental pieces highlight Whitman’s contributions to America. MUSIC CENTER FREE (Tickets required)

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ELIOT SEPPA, BASS

Sponsored by Myra Turoff and Ken Weiner

Wed, March 13 & 27, 7:30pm For Seppa, it’s all about that bass! The bandleader, arranger, and composer is a master of both the upright and electric bass. His jazz fusion sound is heavily influenced by R&B, hip-hop, gospel, Latin, and African music. MANSION TICKETS $17 (STARS $15.30)

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MARCH 2019

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC SPRING CONCERTS

Join trumpeter extraordinaire Byron Stripling in an electrifying and heartfelt tribute to Louis Armstrong on March 30. Verdi’s Requiem follows on April 13, performed by the National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale, led by Music Director and Conductor Piotr Gajewski. The Philharmonic closes out its 2018–19 season with two concerts featuring the grand works of legendary musician Leonard Bernstein and Beethoven’s most famous symphonies: Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2 (Age of Anxiety), with pianist Michael Brown, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 on May 11; and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 on June 1. Byron Stripling

Levine Music

MUSICALITEA Thu, March 14, 11am

Young Artists of America at Strathmore

LES MISÉRABLES IN CONCERT

Strathmore AIR Workshop

KEEPING YOUR BAND ON THE SAME PAGE

Strathmore Visual Arts

MAKE IT/TAKE IT ALTERED BOOKS

WITH ELIOT SEPPA

Fri, March 22, 7pm

Sat, March 16, 3pm

Wed, March 20, 7:30pm

Our Altered Books session is back! Bend, tear, draw, and sculpt to give new life to used books in one of our most popular projects. MANSION TICKETS $20 (STARS $18)

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS

Kristofer Sanz, conductor Kristina Friedgen, stage director Join nearly 300 young performers as they present a fully staged, symphonic production of this true modern classic based on Victor Hugo’s novel and featuring one of the most memorable musical theatre scores of all time. Visit www.YAA.org for more information. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $18–$68

Effective communication is essential when playing with a band, and no one knows this better than Seppa. Join him to learn his communication tips and tricks—specifically efficient chart and sheet music mapping—with bandleaders of all levels. MANSION FREE

Thu, March 14 & May 9, 7pm

Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore

Join us for a performance by Levine Music faculty and students, followed by a reception with complimentary tea and sweets so you can mingle with fellow music lovers. For more information, visit www.levinemusic.org or call 301.897.5100. EDUCATION CENTER FREE

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WITH COMMUNITY BUILDING ART WORKS Led by writer Seema Reza and Maryland Poet Laureate Grace Cavalieri, these workshops focus on creative writing as a tool for introspection, communication, and connection. Creative writing experience is not required. MANSION TICKETS $10–$30

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APPALACHIAN SPRING Thu, March 14, 8pm

Marin Alsop, conductor Valentina Peleggi, conductor University of Maryland Concert Choir Edward Maclary, director Alsop conducts the world premiere of a BSO commission for orchestra and chorus by Roxanna Panufnik. Copland’s Appalachian Spring remains one of the most beloved expressions of the American spirit. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

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Sun, March 17, 4:30 & 7:30pm Two spring concerts showcase MCYO’s Philharmonic, Chamber Strings, Young Artists, and Symphony and feature US premieres of works by Mejia and Manavello, plus pieces by Piazzolla, Glass, Mahler, Gershwin, and more. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $15–$25 (STARS $13.50–$22.50)

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ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB

Wed, March 20, 3 & 7pm The book club meets to discuss March’s selection, Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order) by Bridget Quinn. Following careers of 15 brilliant female artists, Broad Strokes tackles exclusion and feminism in this smart and educational read. MANSION FREE

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MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL ON TOUR

Co-presented by Washington Performing Arts

Thu, March 21, 8pm Cécile McLorin Salvant, vocals Bria Skonberg, trumpet Melissa Aldana, tenor saxophone Christian Sands, piano, music director Yasushi Nakamura, bass Jamison Ross, drums An all-star band featuring international talent, celebrates 60 years of the “traditionaluntraditionalist” Monterey Jazz Festival. Commanding the stage with classic jazz and original compositions, this ensemble proves the next generation of jazz is here! MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $38–$68 (STARS $34.20–$61.20)

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HARRY POTTER & THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX™ IN CONCERT Sat, March 23, 3pm CineConcerts presents Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix™ like it’s never been seen before. Let the wizarding world enchant you as the film is projected onto a giant screen with live music.

HARRY POTTER characters, names, and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $45–$85

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FESTIVAL OF CHILDREN’S CHOIRS Sun, March 24, 4pm

Strathmore Children’s Chorus is joined by the Children’s Chorus of Washington, Roanoke Valley Children’s Choir, and Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir for a concert of Sean Ivory and Paul Caldwell, Srul Irving Glick, Wallace Hornady, and Philip Silvey. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $20 (STARS $18), KIDS FREE

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Washington Performing Arts

Thu, March 28, 8pm

A GLENN MILLER SWING CELEBRATION

Markus Stenz, conductor Lars Vogt, piano Renowned German pianist Vogt is showcased in Brahms’ first piano concerto. Principal guest conductor Stenz leads the Orchestra in Schoenberg’s lush, late-Romantic orchestral tone poem, Pelléas und Mélisande. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

The USAF Airmen of Note celebrate the 75th anniversary of Miller playing his hits with stellar musicianship. Murray Horwitz of WAMU’s The Big Broadcast emcees the concert— staged as a radio broadcast— with guest soloists. MUSIC CENTER FREE (Reservations required)

Strathmore Education

Strathmore Presents

BRAHMS PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1

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“IT DON’T MEAN A THING…” WITH SETH KIBEL Sat, March 30, 10:15am “. . . if it ain’t got that swing!” Kids learn about swing and try their hand at percussion instruments and scat singing, which is wordless, improvised vocals. MANSION TICKETS $10–$12

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ON THE AIR

SATURDAYS SWING

Tue, April 2, 8pm

Saturday Family Jam Sessions jumpstart a love for music! Sat, March 2 & 30, April 13 & 27, May 18, 10:15am Junior music 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 multi-instrumentalist Seth Kibel. Recommended for ages 3–8.

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Wed, April 3, 8pm The master of satire and bestselling author of Calypso and other sardonic gems returns with the acerbic humor, social commentary, and outlandish stories that transfixed a sold-out crowd at his last Strathmore show. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $39–$79 (STARS $35.10–$71.10)

ODETTA, QUEEN OF FOLK March 2* Explore Odetta Holmes’ commitment to civil rights and the role music plays in social justice movements.

National Philharmonic

SOUNDS OF NEW ORLEANS

“IT DON’T MEAN A THING…”

Sat, March 30, 8pm

“. . . if it ain’t got that swing!” Try your hand at percussion instruments and scat singing.

A TRIBUTE TO LOUIS ARMSTRONG

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Annapolis Symphony Orchestra

COSMIC DEPTH

Sun, March 31, 3pm José-Luis Novo, conductor Dr. Aaron Smith, guest conductor The US Naval Academy Glee Club joins the ASO for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, conducted by Novo, and American composer Eric Whitacre’s Deep Field, conducted by Smith. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $10–$30 (STARS $9–$27)

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Adam DeTour

March 30

IMPROVISATION: MAKIN’ IT UP AS YOU GO ALONG April 13* Express yourself and perform unique improvisations using percussion like the best jazz musicians.

MICHAEL MILES, BANJO FROM SENEGAL TO SEEGAR Thu, April 4, 7:30pm Enjoy an evening of storytelling and social protest as Miles channels some of our most distinctive American voices in his one-man musical documentary tracing the 300year evolution of banjo music. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

WE WHO BELIEVE IN FREEDOM SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK April 27 A capella group Sweet Honey in the Rock serve as the inspiration to use your voice and learn about activism and social responsibility.

AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES May 18 Learn the origins of blues and its role in other genres, then create your own original blues ditty! *These performances are sensory-friendly to create an experience that is welcoming to children with autism or sensory sensitivities. Learn more at www.strathmore.org/sensory-friendly.

Ed Planondon

Piotr Gajewski, conductor Byron Stripling, trumpet Performing musical hits from the Armstrong songbook, including his signature version of “When The Saints Go Marchin’ In,” Stripling celebrates the spirit of Armstrong and leaves ’em dancing in the aisles! MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $20–$89

MARCH–APRIL 2019

Kids MAKE

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

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UPCOMING SHOWS

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

NICHOLAS RODRIGUEZ

CAROLINA EYCK

THU, MARCH 14 Broadway’s leading man

FRI, APRIL 12 Theremin + Voice

Loston Harris

The OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE

Fri, March 15 Cabaret at AMP

sat, APRIL 13 Accept no imitations

Rochelle Rice

Sing for Your Life

Fri, March 22 Jazz wonder

SAT, APRIL 20 A murder mystery comedy show

the PORTLAND CELLO PROJECT PERFORMs RADIOHEAD’S OK COMPUTER

Jeremy Schonfeld Storyteller

SUN, MARCH 24

SAT, APRIL 27 Celebrated songwriter shares personal songs

Tinsley Ellis & Coco Montoya

CRAIG CHEE & SARAH MAISEL

Tue, March 26 Blue rock titans

Antonio Sánchez & Migration Thu, April 4 Jazz drum machine

GINA CHAVEZ SUN, APRIL 7 Latin pop songstress

WED, MAY 1 Tiny instrument, big heart

Davina & the Vagabonds FRI, JUNE 7 Get ready to get down!

Darrell Scott THU, June 13 Star songwriter

KYLE RIABKO

AMY HELM

THU, APRIL 11

THU, JUNE 27 Rollicking modern hymns

BACHARACH REIMAGINED

GROUPS GET MORE AT AMP! Groups of 10 or more receive discounts on the best seats, food, drinks, and more. Contact groups@strathmore.org to reserve.

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Strathmore Presents

Thu, April 4, 8pm

IMPOSSIBLE TOUR

CIRQUE GOES HOLLYWOOD Jack Everly, conductor Troupe Vertigo Troupe Vertigo brings Hollywood flair to the stage! Join the BSO as acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, and more dazzle you with their extraordinary athletic artistry set to the music of Hollywood’s hottest hits. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

APRIL 2019

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

BLACK VIOLIN

Tue & Wed, April 9 & 10, 8pm Classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. and Kev Marcus are back with their distinctive multi-genre sound that is perfectly described as “classical boom.” MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $26–$72 (STARS $23.40–$64.80)

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MS. LISA FISCHER & GRAND BATON

CALLING SERIOUS YOUNG MUSICIANS

Lisa Leone

WITH THE NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC Sat, April 6, 8pm

Featured in the documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, Fischer stepped into the spotlight after years as a backup singer for the world’s biggest bands. Fischer is joined by National Philharmonic musicians for powerful renditions of your favorite songs from Tina Turner, the Rolling Stones, Sting, and more. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $38–$78 (STARS $34.20–$70.20)

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KRISTIN CHENOWETH Mon, April 8, 8pm Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer known for wildly popular roles in Wicked, Glee, and The West Wing delights with pieces from her latest release of American Songbook classics, The Art of Elegance, and more. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $78–$158 (STARS $70.20–$142.20)

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Strathmore Artist in Residence

CALISTA GARCIA, SINGER-SONGWRITER

Sponsored by Ellen and Michael Gold

Wed, April 10 & 24, 7:30pm Singer-songwriter Garcia brings a mix of lyrical complexity and musical sophistication to her folk-rock and blues sound that harkens back to ’70s classic acts such as Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, and Joni Mitchell. MANSION TICKETS $17 (STARS $15.30)

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CAROLINA EYCK, THEREMIN

Thu, April 11, 7:30pm Theremin virtuosa Eyck seemingly pulls notes from the air, creating an ethereal electronic sound from the world’s only touchless instrument. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

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Be Part of MCYO’s 2019–20 Season!

Seventy-four 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 Ensemble, 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.

2019–20 SEASON AUDITIONS August 22–28 at Strathmore. Audition registration begins mid-June at www.audition.mcyo.org.

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

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

PORGY & BESS

Thu, April 11, 8pm Marin Alsop, conductor Morgan State University Choir Eric Conway, director Alsop leads the BSO and the Morgan State University Choir, along with vocal soloists, in a semi-staged production of Porgy and Bess. Gershwin’s opera endures as an American classic since its 1935 premiere. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

2019–20 CONCERTS IN DECEMBER, MARCH & MAY MCYO Alumni Please contact CJukes@strathmore.org. We’d love to hear an update from you!

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OFERTÓRIO

CAETANO, MORENO, ZECA, & TOM VELOSO Mon, April 15, 8pm

Pack your trail mix, bring your binoculars, and brush up on your campfire songs! Make “s’more” memories with Camp Levine as we go “Campin’ in the Great Outdoors.” Campers explore their creativity through top-notch music and fine arts instruction. From daily camp morning sings to the final performances, campers learn new skills, gain confidence, and create lasting friendships—all while enjoying the bliss of summer. 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. LEVINEMUSIC.ORG | 301.897.5100

Strathmore Education

SATURDAY FAMILY JAM SESSIONS

IMPROVISATION: MAKIN’ IT UP AS YOU GO ALONG WITH SETH KIBEL Sat, April 13, 10:15am Spontaneous composition allows jazz musicians to express their individuality. Kids try their hand at performing unique improvisations using percussion. This performance is sensory-friendly.

MANSION TICKETS $10–$12

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VERDI REQUIEM

Sat, April 13, 8pm Piotr Gajewski, conductor Danielle Talamantes, soprano Verdi’s powerful Requiem is one of the most exhilarating musical experiences. The music unveils unsuspected depths in the human predicament and our search for transcendence. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $32–$84

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Strathmore Visual Arts

OPENING RECEPTION Sun, April 14, 1pm Join artists and art lovers to celebrate the opening of the Kaleidoscopes: Spectrum and From the Artist’s Hand exhibitions. MANSION FREE

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LEWIS BLACK

THE JOKE’S ON US TOUR Sun, April 14, 7:30pm Black brings his trademark comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to Strathmore, skewering anything and anyone that gets under his skin. Known as the king of the rant, Black makes you laugh at the absurdities of life and exposes hypocrisy and madness he sees in the world. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$89 (STARS $31.50–$80.10)

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“One of the greatest songwriters of the century,” (The New York Times) Caetano Veloso has been a major musical, social, and cultural force in Brazil for decades. Veloso’s sons, Moreno, Zeca, and Tom, join him for an intimate, acoustic concert. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $45–$85 (STARS $40.50–$76.50) This performance is part of Strathmore’s Windows series and is accompanied by pre and postconcert events.

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ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB

Wed, April 17, 3 & 7pm The book club meets to discuss April’s selection, Georgia by Dawn Tripp. Georgia O’Keeffe’s legendary story of passion, freedom, and sacrifice comes to life in this dazzling historical fiction novel. MANSION FREE

Strathmore Presents

THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE CINE-CONCERT Thu, April 18, 8pm

Benoît Charest, composer-conductor Saddle up for the misadventures of a kidnapped Tour de France cyclist, his would-be rescuer grandmother, and the titular trio of larger-than-life divas, all accompanied by Charest’s Oscarnominated score performed live. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$45 (STARS $31.50–$40.50)

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ALAN CUMMING LEGAL IMMIGRANT

Wed, April 24, 8pm Scottish American actor Cumming offers a merry musical mashup of musings on his ten years as a US citizen, growing older, and what it feels like to be an immigrant in today’s America. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$85 (STARS $31.50–$76.50)

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WRITING A SONG YOU FEEL GREAT ABOUT WITH CALISTA GARCIA

Wed, April 17, 7:30pm In this master class designed for songwriters, prolific singersongwriter Garcia explores tools like lyrical phrasing and arrangement to help you take your songs from good to great. MANSION FREE

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CAPITAL JAZZ

Thu, April 18 & May 2, 7:30pm The Mansion transforms into an intimate jazz club filled with the sultry sounds of horns, violins, guitars, steelpans, and concertinas in a mélange of soul, funk, jazz, and musical influences from England to Senegal. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

Stephanie Berger

APRIL 2019

Strathmore Presents

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SATURDAY FAMILY JAM SESSIONS

WE WHO BELIEVE IN FREEDOM SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK WITH ROCHELLE RICE Sat, April 27, 10:15am Kids learn about activism, social responsibility, and using their voices to bring about change by studying the music of Sweet Honey in the Rock, an a cappella group that has been inspiring the world with music of social justice for over 40 years. MANSION TICKETS $10–$12


Strathmore Visual Arts

Sat, April 27, 10:15am

VISITA DEL CURADOR

Young art lovers can get behind the brushstrokes and into the head and heart of the artists in our Kaleidoscopes: Spectrum and From the Artist’s Hand exhibitions. Following the tour, children will create a take-home art project. Ages 7 and up. MANSION TICKETS $5 PER CHILD

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KIDS TALK & TOUR

RECORRIDO DE ARTE PARA NIÑOS EN ESPAÑOL

Sáb, 27 de Abril, 11:30am Los niños explorarán nuestra exposiciónes, Kaleidoscopes: Spectrum y From the Artist’s Hand, y aprenderán sobre las técnicas e inspiraciones de cada obra de los artistas. Al terminar el recorrido, los niños crearán un proyecto de arte para llevar a la casa. 7 años y mayores. MANSION ENTRADAS $5 POR NIÑO

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CURATOR’S TOUR Sat, April 27, 1pm

EN ESPAÑOL

Sáb, 27 de Abril, 2pm Dirijido a los adultos, el curador explorará nuestras exposiciones actuales, Kaleidoscopes: Spectrum y From the Artist’s Hand, profundizando sobre la historia, técnicas, e inspiraciones de varios artistas para lograr mayor apreciación de las obras plásticas que se exhibe. MANSION GRATIS

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JOSHUA BELL, VIOLIN STEVEN ISSERLIS, CELLO JEREMY DENK, PIANO Wed, May 1, 8pm

This trio of A-list performers reunite following their critically acclaimed 2016 album, For the Love of Brahms, expanding their repertoire to four masters of the 19th and 20th centuries. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $45–$125

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MOVIE WITH ORCHESTRA

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Thu, May 2, 8pm

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

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TEDx BETHESDA 2019 VISIONARY Sat, April 27, 1pm Bethesda’s 2019 TEDx conference connects global thought leaders from Google, Forbes, ABC’s Shark Tank, A&E, and more to share their strongest ideas. Don’t miss your chance to co-create during this unforgettable gathering of minds. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $55 (STARS $49.50)

Music Center

CURATOR’S TOUR

Mansion

Jack Everly, conductor Everly leads the Orchestra in Gershwin’s extraordinary film score, including the songs “Embraceable You” and “I Got Rhythm,” as you enjoy the classic 1951 film featuring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. Magnifique! MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

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Strathmore Artist in Residence

SEÁN HEELY, CELTIC FIDDLE Sponsored by Sarah and Daniel Gallagher and Linda and Van Hubbard

BSO MUSIC BOX CONCERTS

Co-presented by Strathmore and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with Levine Music. Sat, March 23 & May 11, 10 & 11:30am Bring your little music lover to these Saturday morning concerts at AMP! Hosted by storyteller Maria Broom (HBO’s The Wire) these highly engaging and interactive concerts feature an ensemble of BSO musicians performing lighthearted classical and children’s songs to develop your child’s musicality, creativity, coordination, and literacy.

ALPHABET SOUP March 23 A, B, C, D, E, F, G . . . learn and sing and play— yippee! Join us for a fun exploration of the building blocks of reading and writing through music.

OPPOSITES May 11 Over and under, high and low, loud and soft. Explore the world of opposites with a trio of BSO musicians. Recommended for children ages 6 months–3 years old AMPbySTRATHMORE.COM

Wed, May 8 & 22, 7:30pm Follow Heely’s fiddle as he takes you on a journey through Scotland, Ireland, and America. With every bow stroke, Heely breathes new life into the rich traditions of Celtic music. MANSION TICKETS $17 (STARS $15.30)

Community

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Strathmore Presents

Thu, May 9, 8pm

Fri, May 10, 8pm

Marin Alsop, conductor James Ehnes, violin Alsop leads the Orchestra in Ein Heldenleben, A Hero’s Life, one of Richard Strauss’ most exhilarating tone poems. Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto is performed by Ehnes, one of the world’s most sought-after violinists. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

This evening with two musical legends combines classic tunes from Corea and Fleck’s catalogs with music from their live, duet double-album, Two. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$75 (STARS $31.50–$67.50)

TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO

CHICK COREA & BÉLA FLECK

Christian Steiner

KIDS TALK & TOUR

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MAY 2019

11 Annual th

Sat–Wed, Aug 17–21, 2019 Have a strummer of a summer! UkeFest returns for five days of dedicated instruction on the small but mighty music maker. For those looking for more intensive skill development, Strathmore’s UkeFest is the only program of its kind that offers an advanced track. TUITION $424 BEFORE APRIL 1 | $448 AFTER APRIL 1

UKULELE TEACHER TRAINING Fri, Aug 16 Join us for a full day designed to help ukulele teachers of all levels expand their teaching horizons.

Register Today! STRATHMORE.ORG/UKE | 301.581.5100

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. Fri–Sun, May 10–12

Strathmore Visual Arts

ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB

Levine Music’s middle school theatre program presents the story of Ti Moune, who has the strength of her love tested against the forces of prejudice, hatred, and death. For more information, visit www.levinemusic.org or call 301.897.5100. EDUCATION CENTER TICKETS $10–$15

Wed, May 15, 3 & 7pm

National Philharmonic

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The book club meets to discuss May’s selection, The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier. Set in the late 1400s, Chevalier’s novel unravels the mystery behind Nicolas de Innocents’ French tapestries in an extraordinary story that changed the lives of all involved. MANSION FREE

Strathmore AIR Workshop

FOLLOWING THE FIDDLE

Sat, May 11, 8pm

WITH SEÁN HEELY

Piotr Gajewski, conductor Michael Brown, piano Bernstein’s majestic Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety, is paired with Beethoven’s equally charged Symphony No. 5, a work that reflects the triumph of the human spirit. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $34–$88

Join Heely for an interactive journey through the tradition of Celtic music. You’ll learn how the fiddle saved the music of the Highland bagpipes from extinction and prospered into the present. MANSION FREE

Wed, May 15, 7:30pm

Jonathan Timmes

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Washington Performing Arts

Fri, May 17, 7:30pm

Tue, May 21, 8pm

Strathmore Children’s Chorus presents living composers writing music for children’s choirs. Featuring special guests the National Philharmonic Chorale Singers, this lively program premieres a commissioned work by Alistair Coleman. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $15–$25 (STARS $13.50–$22.50)

Described as “a great and possibly the great native Russian pianist of our day” (Los Angeles Times), master pianist Kissin brings his trademark passion and mature insight to the great Russian piano tradition. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $50–$135

CURRENT MUSIC

UKEFEST

Levine Music

Strathmore Children’s Chorus

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SATURDAY FAMILY JAM SESSIONS AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES WITH SETH KIBEL

Sat, May 18, 10:15am Kids learn the origins of blues and its role in other genres, then create their own blues ditty! MANSION TICKETS $10–$12

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BRAHMS VIOLIN CONCERTO Sat, May 18, 8pm

Peter Oundjian, conductor Jonathan Carney, violin BSO Concertmaster Carney takes center stage for Brahms’ beloved Violin Concerto. Oundjian leads the Orchestra in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11, The Year 1905, the most poignant and dramatic of his 15 symphonies. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

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TRIP THE LIGHT FANTASTIC

Sun, May 19, 2 & 7pm MCYO’s orchestras, ensembles, and chamber groups come together in this spring concert. Regarded as one of the country’s most outstanding youth orchestra programs, MCYO’s over 500 musicians represent artistic integrity of the highest level. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $15–$25 (STARS $13.50–$22.50)

EVGENY KISSIN, PIANO

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POTOMAC VALLEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA SPRING GALA Fri, May 24, 7pm Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra (PVYO) presents its annual Spring Gala celebrating 28 years of musical excellence. The PVYO Philharmonia, Symphony, Sinfonia, Concert Orchestra, Preparatory Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Flute Choir, and Clarinet Choir will perform. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $20–$25

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YOUSSOU NDOUR Wed, May 29, 8pm “African rock’s great global star” (The New York Times) and his high-energy band create a sound based in Senegalese traditional music and griot storytelling with a modern flair. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $38–$87 (STARS $34.20–$78.30) This performance is part of Strathmore’s Windows series and is accompanied by pre and postconcert events.

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OFF THE CUFF

ANDRÉ WATTS PERFORMS BEETHOVEN’S EMPEROR Fri, May 31, 8:15pm Marin Alsop, conductor André Watts, piano Watts returns to the BSO to perform Beethoven’s last piano concerto, the mighty Emperor. Alsop also leads the Orchestra in Piano Quartet in G Minor arranged by Schoenberg. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90


SPRING CALENDAR—BY GENRE

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

BRAHMS PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 (BSO)

AIR WORKSHOP WITH CALISTA GARCIA (SP)

ANNAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (OP)

TEDx BETHESDA 2019 (OP)

March 28

KRISTIN CHENOWETH (SP) April 8

March 31

PORGY & BESS (BSO)

CAROLINA EYCK, THEREMIN (SP)

April 11

April 11

ALAN CUMMING (SP)

VERDI REQUIEM (NP)

April 24

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (BSO) May 2

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. (LM) May 10–12

April 13

JOSHUA BELL, VIOLIN; STEVEN ISSERLIS, CELLO & JEREMY DENK, PIANO (WPA) May 1

————————————————— CHILDREN & FAMILY SATURDAY FAMILY JAM SESSIONS (SP) March 2 & 30, April 13 & 27, May 18

AMERICAN GIRL LIVE (SP)

TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO (BSO) May 9

BERNSTEIN & BEETHOVEN PART I (NP) May 11

CURRENT MUSIC (SCC)

March 3

May 17

LES MISÉRABLES IN CONCERT (YAA)

BRAHMS VIOLIN CONCERTO (BSO)

March 16

May 18

HARRY POTTER & THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIXTM IN CONCERT (BSO)

TRIP THE LIGHT FANTASTIC (MCYO)

March 23

May 21

March 23 & May 11

FESTIVAL OF CHILDREN’S CHOIRS (SCC) March 24

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PAUL GALBRAITH, GUITAR (SP) March 7 March 9

March 11

APPALACHIAN SPRING (BSO) March 14

MUSICALITEA (LM)

March 17

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March 9 & April 27

ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB (SP) March 20, April 17, May 15

MAKE IT/TAKE IT (SP) March 22

MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL ON TOUR (SP & WPA)

OPENING RECEPTION (SP)

SOUNDS OF NEW ORLEANS: A TRIBUTE TO LOUIS ARMSTRONG (NP)

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March 21

March 30

A GLENN MILLER SWING CELEBRATION (WPA) April 2

April 14

CAETANO, MORENO, ZECA & TOM VELOSO (SP) April 15

SEÁN HEELY, CELTIC FIDDLE (SP)

CAPITAL JAZZ (SP) April 18 & May 2

THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE CINE-CONCERT (SP)

May 8 & 22

YOUSSOU NDOUR (SP) May 29

CHICK COREA & BÉLA FLECK (SP)

BSO: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

OFF THE CUFF: ANDRÉ WATTS PERFORMS BEETHOVEN’S EMPEROR (BSO)

ROSANNE CASH & BAND (SP)

NP: National Philharmonic

RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES (SP) March 2

WPA: Washington Performing Arts

MICHAEL MILES, BANJO (SP)

OP: Outside Presenter

May 24

May 31

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Community

March 1

April 4

CIRQUE GOES HOLLYWOOD (BSO)

March 20

Mansion

May 15

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AIR WORKSHOP WITH ELIOT SEPPA (SP)

DESTINO (MCYO)

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

SP: Strathmore Presents

March 14 & May 9

March 14

AIR WORKSHOP WITH SEÁN HEELY (SP)

May 10

April 14

US MARINE BAND GALA CONCERT (OP)

March 9 & April 27

POTOMAC VALLEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA (OP)

April 3

SCHEHERAZADE (BSO)

April 27

April 18

EVGENY KISSIN, PIANO (WPA)

BSO MUSIC BOX (AMP)

Music Center

May 19

April 17

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

April 4

MS. LISA FISCHER & GRAND BATON (SP) April 6

BLACK VIOLIN (SP)

MCYO: Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore SCC: Strathmore Children’s Chorus

April 9 & 10

LM: Levine Music

CALISTA GARCIA, SINGERSONGWRITER (SP)

YAA: Young Artists of America

April 10 & 24

AMP: AMP by Strathmore

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

April

5 Specialty Tea: Mardi Gras Tea Brian Simms, piano 6 Mike Gold, piano 12 Noreen Friedman, flute & Bob Wysong, guitar 13 Specialty Tea: Irish Tea Jo Morrison, harp & Wayne Morrison, bagpipes 16 Specialty Tea: Irish Tea SOLD OUT! Madeline Waters & friends 19 Specialty Tea: Downton Abbey Tea Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar 20 Specialty Tea: Downton Abbey Tea Elizabeth Benforado, dulcimer & piano & Jay Benforado, guitar 26 Meg Baker, piano & harp 27 Specialty Tea: Greek Tea Judith Mostyn White, harp

2 Fran Hrastar, piano 3 Specialty Tea: Maryland Day Tea Noreen Friedman & Robin Schultz, flute duo, & Miss Maryland Adrianna David 9 Specialty Tea: Japanese Tea Washington Toho Koto Society 10 Mike Gold, piano 16 Specialty Tea: Eastern European Tea Judith Mostyn White, harp 17 John Dassoulas, piano 23 Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar 24 Jen Narkevicius, harp 30 Karen Ashbrook, dulcimer & Paul Oorts, harp guitar

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

May 1 Specialty Tea: Mexican Tea Judith Mostyn White, harp

Specialty Tea: Israeli Tea Noreen Friedman, flute & Bob Wysong, guitar Specialty Tea: Mother’s Day Tea Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar Specialty Tea: Mother’s Day Tea Elizabeth Benforado, dulcimer & Jay Benforado, guitar Carol Rose Duane, piano & harp Specialty Tea: Scottish Outlander Tea Jo Morrison, harp & Wayne Morrison, bagpipes ‘MIN’: Saïs Kamalidiin, flute & Rick Peralta, guitar Mike Gold, piano Specialty Tea: 1950s Tea Dave Almy, guitar & Hal & Cheryl Gearhart, vocals Specialty Tea: 1950s Tea Judith Mostyn White, harp

SPRING SPECIALTY TEAS MARDI GRAS TEA Tue, March 5

EASTERN EUROPEAN TEA Tue, April 16

Laissez les bons temps rouler at this tea with live music from “The Big Easy.”

This unique tea features delicious dishes from Poland, Russia, Latvia, and Serbia.

IRISH TEA Wed & Sat, March 13 & 16 Nothing soothes the soul like a pot of tea and a song around St. Patrick’s Day. Sláinte!

MEXICAN TEA Wed, May 1

DOWNTON ABBEY TEA

ISRAELI TEA Tue, May 7

Tue & Wed, March 19 & 20

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

Debutantes and dowagers alike love our elegant Downton Abbey Teas.

GREEK TEA Wed, March 27 Opa! Enjoy Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and heart-warming songs from Greece.

MARYLAND DAY TEA Wed, April 3 Pass the Old Bay; it’s Maryland Day! Have a crab cake, hon, and a nice cup of tea.

JAPANESE TEA Tue, April 9 Celebrate DC’s springtime traditions of cherry blossoms, koto music, and Japanese tea. 18

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Soak up the vibrant flavors and sunny culture of Mexico in a delightful, tea-centric way.

MOTHER’S DAY TEA Wed & Sat, May 8 & 11 Treat mom to tea and create moments you’ll always remember.

OUTLANDER SCOTTISH TEA Wed, May 15 Indulge your inner outlander at this festive tea, complete with Highland fare and music.

1950s TEA Tue & Wed, May 28 & 29 Don your bobby sox for a ’50s flashback set to the tunes of Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, and more.


GENERAL INFORMATION ORDER NOW!

ARTS ACCESS FOR ALL

TICKET OFFICE 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD

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

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

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

CHILDREN For ticketed events, all patrons regardless of age are required to have a ticket. Use your best judgment when bringing children to a concert that is intended for adults. Please note: the minimum age requirement for WPA performances is 5; for BSO performances, it is 6.

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

Assistive-listening devices are available in the Concert Hall and in the Mansion Music Room for Music in the Mansion and Artist in Residence concerts. Open captioning is available at 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

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.

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

For Music Center Concert Hall performances: For ticketed performances, complimentary parking is available in the adjacent Metro garage—stroll across the covered Sky Bridge directly into the Music Center. For the convenience of Music Center patrons, there is a passenger drop-off and pick-up area and a valet available ($15) in the drop-off circle at 5301 Tuckerman Lane. For nonperformance Music Center events, including all Education Center events: Metered parking is available on Tuckerman Lane, or park in the Metro garage where a SmarTrip or credit card payment of $5.20 is required Monday through Friday. Parking is free on weekends.

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

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

PARKING

ALLEGRO KITCHEN

SCHEDULED SPRING CLOSINGS Sun, May 12: Mansion closed Mon, May 27: Campus closed for holiday.

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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.

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