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L’HOMME CIRQUE

David Dimitri delivers daring acts, heart, and humor in his one-man circus.

2019–2020 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT Dave Koz Béla Fleck & the Flecktones The Hip Hop Nutcracker Gregory Porter and many more!

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS 12

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L’homme Cirque: The One-Man Circus Live from the Lawn Backyard Theater for Kids 2019–2020 Season Announcement Current Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer Calendar Calendar by Genre Afternoon Tea Schedule General Information

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COVER PHOTO: L’homme Cirque by Martin Pelikan INSIDE COVER PHOTOS L–R: Live from the Lawn by Bob Greenberg, Calidore String Quartet by Marco Borggreve, Vessel No. 2 by William Peirce

Save the Date!

STRATHMORE CABARET

Sat, Oct 19, 2019

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

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Strathmore Cabaret by Jim Saah and Margot Schulman

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

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


BIG TOP, BIGGER DREAMS

Come one, come all, to experience David Dimitri’s L’homme Cirque—the greatest show of the summer.

Anne Pinto

By Marilyn Millstone

When we think of a circus tightrope performer, most of us think of risk. Fear. Danger. But David Dimitri— whose one-man show L’homme Cirque helps celebrate the Music Center’s new Bernard Family Foundation Pavilion—sees it differently. He sees it as intimate, aerial poetry. That sense of intimacy begins with the L’homme Cirque tent itself, which Dimitri—as a team of one—sets up by himself. It seats just 220 people. This allows the former Cirque du Soleil and Big Apple Circus performer to create a close connection with his audience. Not that this connection always comes easily. “Teenagers with smartphones come in and look bored. They stare at their phones instead of at me. Then, suddenly, they look up,” he says. “They start to focus on what I’m doing up there. They drop their coat of prejudice and get sucked in.” Afterward, he notes, “they want to high-five me. Get my autograph. It happens every time. That really touches me.” The son of famed Swiss clown Jakob Dimitri, David Dimitri grew up in a remote valley in the Italian sector

of southern Switzerland. Naturally wiry and athletic, he spent much of his time alone, climbing trees and learning how to juggle and ride a unicycle. Although he felt “very isolated,” his solitude was frequently broken by visits from artists who performed with his father or were inspired by his work, including legendary mime Marcel Marceau and renowned violinist Yehudi Menuhin. Inspired by these entertainers and encouraged by his father, Dimitri entered a circus training academy in Budapest at age 14. At 19, he began studying dance at Juilliard. He still remembers how awed he felt when, at a barre class in Lincoln Center, he realized ballet superstar Mikhail Baryshnikov was right in front of him, taking the class too. By fusing together his acrobatic and balletic training, Dimitri developed the lyrical performance style for which he won worldwide acclaim. Then, in 2001, after years of touring with big circuses, Dimitri decided it was time for a change. In a big circus, he explains, “any individual artist can be replaced and the show still goes on. L’homme Cirque relies solely on one person: me.” While Dimitri didn’t intend to produce

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Once, when performing the cannon shot at a festival in Connecticut, Dimitri fell and hit his head. Ever the professional, he continued his tightrope routine, unaware that the festival producer had called both the fire and police departments. He smiles as he recalls trying to “calmly finish” the show with police sirens blaring and firefighters with stretchers waiting below.

the show entirely on his own, financial pressures forced this father of two to do just that. “I couldn’t afford a technician. I had to do everything on my own. Now that’s become my signature.” He chuckles as he remembers the countless times he’s seen confusion on people’s faces when he drives a truck to a performance site and begins setting up. “People assume I’m the technician and think ‘where is the guy who does the show?’”

But despite the flamboyant acrobatics, Dimitri maintains that L’homme Cirque “is not at all about flash and crash. It’s about a guy who travels the world with his own little circus and wants to bring his art to the people. My story is about showing people that anything is possible. I want each person who watches me to think about their own dreams, then go home afterward and start fulfilling those dreams.”

So what, exactly, can one expect from a L’homme Cirque show? Dimitri’s signature tightrope acrobatics, including flips and somersaults. Moments of clowntype whimsy, as when—while lying on the tightrope on his back—he plays the accordion or the trumpet. And then there’s the moment when he shoots himself out of a cannon he designed and built himself.

Sometimes, he says, when he walks through the crowd after a show, many people have tears in their eyes. He considers this the ultimate compliment and a tribute to what his father—who passed away two years ago— taught him: “Do honest work. Be yourself. Your body language will communicate what words can’t.”

“I don’t do it to be a daredevil,” says Dimitri. “I think the cannon is funny. But for some kids, they’ve started to like me and now they’re afraid for me.” After he successfully skyrockets across the tent, Dimitri says these same children are elated. “I think it shows them that you have to believe in yourself and your abilities.”

Martin Pelikan

There is, of course, an element of risk associated with each performance.

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The show climaxes with a theatrical flourish: Dimitri opens a flap at the top of the tent and beckons the audience to join him outside, where he walks across a high-wire cable and disappears into a tower 50 feet in the sky.

C I RQU E

THE ONE-MAN CIRCUS Eva-Marie Repolusk

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Opening night VIP reception! STRATHMORE.ORG/CIRQUE

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LIVE

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LAWN

Strathmore’s Free Outdoor Concert Series

Live from the Lawn is where summer stands still as music and memories take center stage. Pack a picnic and settle onto a blanket to enjoy fresh air, friends, and a fantastic lineup!

Wednesdays, July 10–Aug 28, 7pm GUDELSKY GAZEBO

FRONT COUNTRY

THE JOSANNE FRANCIS SEPTET

July 10 This rootsy pop group approaches Americana music with an indie, innovative aesthetic.

Aug 7 A celebrated steelpan artist, Francis mixes traditional calypso music with funk and rock.

BAND OF US

RARE ESSENCE

July 17 This tight-knit sextet plays alternative rock punctuated by brass, sax, and violin.

Aug 14 This legendary DC collective brings the groove to every party with go-go, funk, and soul.

JOE FALERO BAND

UKEFEST FINALE

July 24 Falero leads this powerhouse band in a set of Latin hits your feet won’t be able to resist.

Aug 21 Strum along at the grand finale concert of Strathmore’s 11th annual UkeFest.

MISS TESS & THE TALKBACKS

AARON ABERNATHY

July 31 Sultry and sassy, Miss Tess and her retro chic band draw from classic country and jazz to create a fresh, authentic sound.

Aug 28 This Howard Universitytrained jazz pianist is a master of modern soul.

Tips FREE!

No tickets needed.

PARKING Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro garage.

DINING Enjoy summer favorites from Ridgewells Catering. SEATING Low-rise chairs and small coolers welcome. No pets, please. THE SHOW GOES ON! In case of inclement weather, concerts are moved indoors. Check Strathmore’s Facebook page or visit www.strathmore.org for up-to-date information.

Support for Live from the Lawn provided by

Band of Us, Josanne Francis by Jonathan Timmes, Live from the Lawn by Jim Saah, Miss Tess, Aaron Abernathy

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FUN IN THE SUN Backyard Theater for Kids makes summer rock!

Your little music lover will be dancing and singing along at these family-friendly concerts. Enjoy live shows including kindie rock, international sounds, and high-energy beats of tapping feet.

Thursdays, July 11–25, 9:30 & 11:30am OUTDOOR BACKYARD THEATER STAGE

ORAN ETKIN’S

TIMBALOOLOO

Susannah Stern

July 11 Come along as Clara Net and Big Mama Tuba take you on a musical journey around the world. Etkin’s groundbreaking Timbalooloo method creates a unique experience of storytelling, singing, and dancing to expand your little one’s musical imagination.

SOLE DEFINED THE R.E.M.I.X. July 18 Mix things up with the high-energy happy feet of SOLE Defined! Fusing tap dance and body percussion, this interactive show teaches kids elements of percussive dance while gettin’ groovy and making rhythms with sole.

Tips $8 IN ADVANCE, $10 DAY OF Ideal for ages 3–8. Ages 2 & under are free.

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PARKING Free in the Mansion parking lot. DINING Bring a picnic! SEATING Low-rise chairs, strollers, and small coolers welcome. THE SHOW GOES ON! In case of inclement weather, concerts are moved indoors. Check Strathmore’s Facebook page or visit www.strathmore.org for up-to-date information.

GROUPS Groups & summer camps save! Call 301.581.5199.

Support for Backyard Theater provided by

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BEE PARKS & THE HORNETS July 25 Welcome to the beehive! Bee Parks & the Hornets’ infectious energy charges this collaborative experience with original indie pop-rock songs and puppets. Be a part of the buzz and dance your little heart out.


Pilobolus Ray LaMontagne Sergio Mendes Sinbad Maya Beiser in Bowie Symphonic Joshua Bell and many more!

Ray LaMontagne, Sergio Mendes, Sinbad, Maya Beiser by Mark Shelby Perry, Pilobolus by Christopher Duggan, Joshua Bell by Chris Christodoulou

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JUST ANNOUNCED! IN THE MUSIC CENTER IYANLA VANZANT

PILOBOLUS

ACTS OF FAITH REMIX TOUR

Tue, July 9, 2019 *On sale now Acclaimed modern dance company Pilobolus engages our sense of wonder through classic and brand-new repertory—ranging from the silly to the surreal to the sublime. Megan Moss Freeman

Wed, June 26, 2019 *On sale now 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 straight-talk, love, and humor.

EL GRAN FESTIVAL DE MUSICA CUBANA FEATURING

JUAN DE MARCOS, ELIADES OCHOA, BARBARITO TORRES & JESÚS “AGUAJE” RAMOS FROM THE BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB

CUBANISMO!

Sat, June 29, 2019 *On sale now 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

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?

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

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WITH RYAN STILES, GREG PROOPS, JEFF B. DAVIS & JOEL MURRAY Sat, Oct 12, 2019 *On sale now! You know the cast and the premise from the famous TV show; now it’s your turn to join in the fun! Whose Live Anyway? is an evening of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions.


The following shows go on sale to the public Friday, May 31. Strathmore Stars can buy tickets now. Join today for exclusive presale access.

RAY LaMONTAGNE

AN EVENING WITH

JUST PASSING THROUGH WITH SPECIAL GUEST KACY & CLAYTON

CHRIS THILE

Tue, Oct 15, 2019 *On sale now!

Grammy-winner and MacArthur Fellow Thile, a member of Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek, and host of NPR’s Live From Here, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer, and vocalist. Thile transcends the borders of conventional music genres to create a fresh yet distinctly American canon.

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter LaMontagne returns to the stage on his Just Passing Through acoustic tour, highlighting songs from his vast and varying body of work.

Tue, Nov 5, 2019

RONALD K. BROWN\EVIDENCE WITH ARTURO O’FARRILL ENSEMBLE Fri, Nov 8, 2019

THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF BOSSA NOVA Wed, Oct 16, 2019 *On sale now! Travel back to 1950s Rio de Janeiro via Rockville Pike! Mendes, one of the most successful Brazilian artists of all time, pays homage to the roots of bossa nova and how the sound became a worldwide cultural phenomenon.

Ronald K. Brown\EVIDENCE performs the uplifting work, New Conversations, which showcases Brown’s iconic blend of African, Caribbean, and contemporary choreography set to live Afro-Cuban jazz music by the Grammy-winning Arturo O’Farrill Ensemble.

Matt Karas

SERGIO MENDES & SPECIAL GUEST

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2019-2020 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

HOLIDAYS IN HARMONY

SINBAD

AN A CAPPELLA CONCERT WITH THE ALEXANDRIA HARMONIZERS & FRIENDS

Fri, Dec 13, 2019 One of the “100 Greatest Standups of All Time,” (Comedy Central) actor and comedian Sinbad has had audiences laughing for over three decades with his signature storytelling style of comedy that is profound without being profane.

Sat, Nov 30, 2019 Joyful four-part harmonies ring in the holidays with a special performance by a cappella stars The Alexandria Harmonizers. They’ll be joined by 2006 International Quartet Champions Vocal Spectrum and award-winning Montgomery County high school ensemble A CAPPELLA.

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER WITH GUEST MC KURTIS BLOW Tue–Thu, Dec 17–19, 2019 Back by popular demand! This holiday mash-up for the whole family reimagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip-hop choreography. All-star dancers, an on-stage DJ, and an electronic violinist bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life.

BÉLA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR Mon, Dec 2, 2019

Tim Norris

Fleck and original Flecktones members Howard Levy, Victor Wooten, and Roy “Futureman” Wooten reconvene for this special anniversary tour. Far from a wistful trip back in time, the Grammy-winning quartet is creating some of the most forward-thinking music of their storied career.

BEREISHIT DANCE COMPANY

Antonio Dixon

DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS CHRISTMAS TOUR 2019 Mon, Dec 9, 2019 Acclaimed smooth jazz saxophonist Koz has become a staple of the holiday season. This year, Koz and his all-star band bring the cheer like never before with their fresh spins on holiday classics!

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This critically acclaimed Korean dance company presents two martial arts-influenced dance works, Judo and Balance & Imbalance. Complete with live traditional pansori music, Bereishit Dance Company’s extravagant performance reaches the heights of athletic ability fused with beautiful choreography. Hayim Heron

Jim McGuire

Thu, Feb 6, 2020


WOW IN THE WORLD POP UP PARTY

Fri, Feb 7, 2020 *On sale now!

Sat, Feb 29, 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.

Join Mindy Thomas and The Pop Ups for this highly interactive stage show version of the popular podcast that engages curious kids and their grown-ups in science, wonder, imagination, and music and leaves them all saying “WOW!”

EVAN ZIPORYN, CONDUCTOR MAYA BEISER, CELLO

GREGORY PORTER Fri, April 3, 2020

Sat, Feb 15, 2020

Grammy-winner Porter is known for his warm baritone vocals and earthy brand of jazz, soul, and gospel. A gifted singer of standards and contemporary soul, Porter has been compared to his idols Nat King Cole, Donny Hathaway, and Stevie Wonder.

This blockbuster tribute to the late David Bowie transforms his final album, Blackstar, into a cello concerto for avant-garde cellist Beiser, backed by the Ambient Orchestra with musicians from Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS JOSHUA BELL, DIRECTOR & VIOLIN Thu, Feb 20, 2020 *On sale now!

Ian Douglas

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

Raymund Isaac

BOWIE SYMPHONIC BLACKSTAR

Mark Shelby Perry

DRUM TAO 2020

LEA SALONGA Fri, April 17, 2020 Celebrated for her powerful voice and perfect pitch, Salonga is best known for her Tony-winning turn in Miss Saigon. Salonga shares Broadway and pop hits plus songs she’s made famous as the singing voice of Disney princesses Jasmine and Fa Mulan.

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2019-2020 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

MUSIC IN THE MANSION Thu, Oct 24, 2019 *On sale now!

Calidore String Quartet keeps us on the edge of our seat with their “remarkable precision of expression” (LA Times). This award-winning ensemble dazzles with a program of works by Ravel, Schumann, and more.

Imagine ancient Chinese melodies brightened by tropical Calypso breezes. We are still reeling from this duo’s 2018 Mansion debut which proved the transglobal pairing of steelpan and dulcimer is out of this world.

Marco Borggreve

Jonathan Timmes

JOSANNE FRANCIS & CHAO TIAN

Thu, Sept 19, 2019

Jonathan Timmes

CALIDORE STRING QUARTET

MOLLY JOYCE

Brazilian-American Assad is a significant artistic voice in the classical, world music, pop, and jazz genres. The Grammynominated composer sings in five different languages and is renowned for her musical scope and versatility.

Amara Photos

Thu, Sept 26, 2019

AROOJ AFTAB Thu, Oct 3, 2019 This Pakistan-born and New York City-based artist weaves the mystical serenity of Sufi poetry into hypnotic soundscapes. Aftab has collaborated with artists such as Meshell Ndegeocello, Esperanza Spalding, and the Sufi poet Abida Parveen.

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After a car accident permanently impaired her left hand, Joyce made it her mission to reimagine disability through the arts. With her angelic vocals and vintage, toy organ, she creates works of “serene power” (New York Times).

Nir Arieli

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

CLARICE ASSAD, PIANO

PARDON MY FRENCH! Thu, Nov 21, 2019 Sauntering out of New Orleans, this vintage French jazz band was born from a shared love of Edith Piaf and Charles Trenet. With humor and style, Pardon My French! brings a certain je ne sais quoi to le Mansion.


BEIJING GUITAR DUO

Thu, Dec 5, 2019

Thu, Jan 30, 2020

This “Yo-Yo Ma of the harp” (The Atlanta JournalConstitution) is lauded for her compelling artistry and virtuosity. With fingers that move deftly through works by Bach and Britten as well as newly commissioned works by contemporary composers, Kibbey showcases the harp’s broad range.

Award-winning classical guitarists recognized for their “star potential” (Classical Guitar Magazine) count renowned musicians Sergio Assad and Manuel Barrueco among their admirers. With an ability and artistry that exceeds their years, Beijing Guitar Duo dazzles with virtuosic grace.

Wasin Prasertlap

BRIDGET KIBBEY, HARP

MARGOT MacDONALD & PIOTR PAKHOMKIN Thu, Feb 6, 2020 *On sale now!

Jonathan Timmes

Award-winning cellist Ward embarks on a new creative journey with percussionist and musical chameleon Antico. Enjoy as they deconstruct and reconstruct classical and jazz selections with a twist.

Jonathan Timmes

Thu, Dec 12, 2019 *On sale now!

Francesco Sapienza

ALICIA WARD & JOEY ANTICO

Although songwriter, vocalist, and live looper MacDonald is typically a one-woman band, she’ll expand her horizons as a duo with classical guitarist Pakhomkin. Layers of lush vocals and indie-pop melodies meet the organic, ringing nylon of Pakhomkin’s classical guitar.

INVOKE

Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Juan Esteves

Welcome to the highest echelon of musical performance. Galbraith, a preeminent classical guitarist, joins Meneses, cellist of the legendary Beaux Arts Trio in a rare collaboration featuring breathtaking skill and virtuosic talent.

Thu, Feb 20, 2020 Described as “not classical . . . but not not classical” (SiriusXM), this string quartet seamlessly weaves multiple American musical traditions, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism into its own stylized brand of contemporary music.

Nathan Russell

PAUL GALBRAITH, GUITAR & ANTONIO MENESES, CELLO

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Jill Steinberg

2019-2020 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

JEFFREY ZEIGLER, CELLO

MATT HAIMOVITZ, CELLO & LAURA COLGATE, VIOLIN

Thu, March 12, 2020

Thu, March 26, 2020

The former Kronos Quartet cellist is celebrated for his fiery, independent streak and artistic versatility. The prolific, award-winning performer has collaborated with dozens of stalwarts across many genres—from Yo-Yo Ma to Philip Glass.

No strangers to groundbreaking collaborations, Haimovitz and Colgate present a fresh take on the classics. These two award-winning performers are heralded by critics for the soulful artistry each brings to the stage.

CHRISTYLEZ BACON & NISTHA RAJ Thu, March 19, 2020 *On sale now!

Brent Calis

Erin Scott

Grammy-nominated, progressive hip-hop artist Bacon and Indian violinist Raj have been transporting audiences to new horizons since 2011. This adventurous duo explores the spaces between acoustic hip-hop, go-go, and North Indian (Hindustani) classical music.Â

NATALIE CRESSMAN & IAN FAQUINI Thu, April 9, 2020 Featuring songs in English, Portuguese, and French, this captivating duo draws from impressionism, jazz, and the great Brazilian songwriting tradition to create a fully orchestrated sound befitting of a much larger ensemble.

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OLD FUSED WITH NEW Traditional techniques reimagined with modern aesthetics.

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

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Sat, June 1–Wed, July 31

32ND BIENNIAL EXHIBITION OF THE

CREATIVE CRAFTS COUNCIL

OPENING RECEPTION

Handmade jewelry, ceramics, textiles, and woodwork celebrate American craft.

Thu, June 6

Perspective HENRY WO YUE-KEE

HOOP WALL HANGINGS FOR KIDS

Wo Yue-Kee subtly fuses Eastern and Western influences and blends his heritage of traditional Chinese brushwork with personal poetry.

Hands-on workshop for ages 8–12.

Sat, June 15

MAKE IT/TAKE IT FIBER COLLAGE Thu, June 20

Objects in this Mirror by Karen Schulz, Della 02 by Mark Hill, Hydrangea and Goldfish by Henry Wo Yue-Kee

ROPE RUGS FOR FAMILIES

SUMMER ART CAMP

Sat, June 22 Interactive class for families with

Register your budding young artist for Strathmore’s fun and enriching art camps.

Week of July 29 Grades 7–10

KIDS ART CAMP Weeks of August 5 & 12 Grades 1–6 Art camp fills up quickly so reserve your spot today! Aftercare and late pickup is available for both Teen and Kids Camps.

Liz Lynch

TEEN ART CAMP

children ages 4–7.

EXHIBITION TOURS FOR KIDS & ADULTS in English & en Español Sat, July 20

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

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ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS

Washington Performing Arts

Strathmore Visual Arts

AFTERNOON TEA

Fri, June 7, 8pm

Sat, June 15, 10:30am

WPA’s two namesake choirs—the Men and Women of the Gospel and the Children of the Gospel— take the stage for an evening of inspiration and jubilee alongside special guest Richard Smallwood. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$75

Kids try their hand at fiber arts as they make a one-of-a-kind artwork for display in their room or tree fort! Ideal for ages 8–12. No experience required. MANSION TICKETS $35 (STARS $31.50)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Sat, June 15, 8pm

ROPE RUGS FOR FAMILIES

See full schedule on page 22. MANSION $25–$29 (STARS $22.50–$26.10)

National Philharmonic

BERNSTEIN & BEETHOVEN PART II Sat, June 1, 8pm Piotr Gajewski, conductor Esther Heideman, soprano The National Philharmonic presents Bernstein’s, iconic work, Chichester Psalms and its companion piece Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, which probes the depths of the human soul and is arguably the greatest symphony in Western music. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $29–$88

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ANDRÉ WATTS PERFORMS BEETHOVEN’S EMPEROR Sun, June 2, 3pm Marin Alsop, conductor André Watts, piano Watts returns to the BSO to perform Beethoven’s mighty Emperor concerto. Alsop also leads the Orchestra in Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G Minor, arranged for large orchestra by Schoenberg. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

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EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION

MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN OF THE GOSPEL CHOIR

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Marin Alsop, conductor Mahler’s Ninth Symphony depicts the composer’s epic battle between his passionate love for life and the dread of death. Alsop conducts this glorious work, a testament to the power of a live concert experience. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

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WEST SIDE STORY

Marin Alsop, conductor Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic winner of 10 Oscars®! The BSO performs Bernstein’s score live with the remastered film shown in hi-def with original vocals and dialog intact. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

MAKE IT/TAKE IT FIBER COLLAGE

Thu, June 20, 7pm Bring out your imaginative side and create a masterpiece of your own at Make It/Take It! Collage isn’t always a paper-based endeavor: this session explores both natural and synthetic fibers. MANSION TICKETS $20 (STARS $18)

Strathmore Visual Arts Sat, June 22, 11am

Families come together to create a fun and functional fiber rope rug to decorate your home. Children become familiar with over-under weaving and develop their motor skills. Each ticket includes one child and accompanying adult. For families with children ages 4–7. MANSION TICKETS $12 (STARS $10.80)

Levine Music

SUMMER SESSION BEGINS Mon, June 24

Sponsored by Dale S. Rosenthal

Wed, June 12 & 26, 7:30pm Sorrells fell in love with the saxophone at age 12. After honing his sax skills in church, he became enamored with hard-bop jazz popularized by Cannonball Adderley and Miles Davis. Sorrells’ unique sound combines aspects of hard-bop with gospel melodies. MANSION TICKETS $17 (STARS $15.30)

Community

Strathmore Visual Arts

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TREY SORRELLS, JAZZ SAXOPHONIST

Mix and mingle with artists and art lovers to celebrate the opening of the Creative Crafts Council and Henry Wo Yue-Kee exhibitions. MANSION FREE

Mansion

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Strathmore Artist in Residence

Thu, June 6, 7pm

Music Center

HOOP WALL HANGINGS FOR KIDS

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Jonathan Timmes

JUNE 2019

SUMMER CALENDAR

Education

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West Side Story© 1961 Metro-GoldwynMayer Studio Inc. All rights reserved. © A.M.P.A.S

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SECRETS FOR SUCCESS

WITH TREY SORRELLS, JAZZ SAXOPHONIST Wed, June 19, 7:30pm

In this workshop designed for aspiring musicians, Sorrells reveals his secrets for success and leads you in exercises to analyze the key career strategies of outstanding musicians. MANSION FREE

Join Levine for a summer of fun at Camp Levine! Levine also hosts summer sessions and intensives in guitar, strings, voice, jazz, music therapy, and early childhood music! Visit www.levinemusic.org or call 301.897.5100 for more information. EDUCATION CENTER

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IYANLA VANZANT

ACTS OF FAITH REMIX TOUR Wed, June 26, 8pm 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 straight-talk, love, and humor. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $38–$90 (STARS $34.20–$82.40)


Strathmore Presents

THE ONE-MAN CIRCUS

Tue, July 9, 8pm

L’HOMME CIRQUE

Thu–Sun, June 27–July 7 An immersive theatrical experience in a one-of-a-kind tent. David “Lord of the Wire” Dimitri combines theater, dance, storytelling, and extreme physicality to pay homage to the history of circus traditions in this thrilling one-man show. LAWN TICKETS $20–$33 +VIP (STARS $18–$29.70)

JUNE–JULY 2019

Strathmore Presents

PILOBOLUS

Acclaimed modern dance company Pilobolus engages our sense of wonder through classic and brand-new repertory— ranging from the silly to the surreal to the sublime. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $29–$69 (STARS $26.10–$62.10)

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Christopher Duggan

EL GRAN FESTIVAL DE MUSICA CUBANA FEATURING

JUAN DE MARCOS, ELIADES OCHOA, BARBARITO TORRES & JESUS “AGUAJE” RAMOS FROM THE BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB

CUBANISMO!

Sat, June 29, 8pm 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. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $78–$128 +VIP (STARS $70.20–$115.20)

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FRONT COUNTRY Wed, July 10, 7pm

This rootsy pop group from San Francisco approaches Americana music with an indie, innovative aesthetic. Front Country writes modern bluegrass and folk that is simultaneously intricate, intense, and infectious. GUDELSKY GAZEBO FREE

————————————————— TIMBALOOLOO Thu, July 11, 9:30 & 11:30am

Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore

SUMMER STRING WEEK Week of July 8, 9am Music Director Jorge Orozco leads this weeklong camp for young string players to enhance their musicianship through skillbuilding sessions, rehearsals, music history, theory, and more. OFF CAMPUS TUITION $495 (STARS $445.50)

Other highlights include an evening with ABBA tribute band Arrival From Sweden performing the group’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen” and “Mamma Mia;” Voices of Light, a popular work for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra; Mozart’s majestic Jupiter symphony, Requiem, and Clarinet Concerto; and Florence Price’s Violin Concerto. Also featured are our beloved annual Chopin recital with pianist extraordinaire Brian Ganz and holiday concerts—the fun and festive Holiday Pops SingAlong and Handel’s Messiah.

Strathmore Presents

ORAN ETKIN’S

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The National Philharmonic’s thrilling 2019–2020 season, led by Maestro Piotr Gajewski, kicks off in September with the acclaimed Eroica Trio playing Beethoven’s irresistible Triple Concerto.

Come along as Clara Net and Big Mama Tuba take you on a musical journey around the world. Etkin’s groundbreaking Timbalooloo method creates a unique experience of storytelling, singing, and dancing to expand your little one’s imagination. OUTDOOR BACKYARD THEATER TICKETS $8–$10 (STARS $7.20–$9)

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CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

WITH COMMUNITY BUILDING ART WORKS Thu, July 11, 7pm Led by writer Seema Reza, this workshop focuses on creative writing as a tool for introspection, communication, and connection. Creative writing experience is not required. MANSION TICKETS $10–$30

Create your own subscription: Pick four or more concerts to receive discounts and the best seats! NATIONALPHILHARMONIC.ORG | 301.581.5100 KIDS 7–17 FREE! | FREE PARKING

Strathmore Visual Arts

ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB

Wed, July 17, 3 & 7pm The book club meets to discuss July’s selection, Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe. Discover Basquiat’s earliest experiences with the wonder of art through Steptoe’s dynamic text and vivid illustrations. MANSION FREE

Strathmore Presents

BAND OF US

Wed, July 17, 7pm This tight-knit sextet from Silver Spring plays alternative rock punctuated by brass, sax, and violin that fans of Dave Matthews Band, NEEDTOBREATHE, and Kings of Leon are sure to love. GUDELSKY GAZEBO FREE

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Jason Hornick

Music Above All

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

UPCOMING SHOWS DAVINA & THE VAGABONDS

The VI-Kings

47SOUL

Fri, June 7

Fri, June 14

Tue, July 2

OFF THE TOP!

Pajama Jam

Steppin’ at the Junction

{Improv cabaret}

Father’s Day! Sun, June 16

Sat, July 27

SIMPLY THREE

Cherish the Ladies

Wed, June 19

Sun, Aug 4

AMY HELM

AMP & Comedy Zone Present

{Rollicking modern hymns}

Josh Gondelman

Thu, June 27

Sat, Aug 10

{Retro sound with a twist!}

WITH JASON KRAVITS

{Ultimate ’60s soundtrack}

Moona Luna

{Electro Palestinian music}

(Footloose folk music}

Sat, June 8

DARRELL SCOTT

{Star country songwriter}

{Female Celtic super group}

{Classical pop crossover}

Thu, June 13

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Chicago Plays the Stones {Blues renditions of Rolling Stones songs}

Sun, Aug 11

Veronica Swift

{Jazz songstress}

Sat, Aug 17

Mames Babagenush

{Danish giants of Klezmer}

Wed, Aug 28

Let It Flow

{Smooth & soulful}

Fri, Aug 30

On Metro’s Red Line, White Flint station


Strathmore Visual Arts

THE R.E.M.I.X.

VISITA DEL CURADOR

SOLE DEFINED

Thu, July 18, 9:30 & 11:30am Mix things up with the highenergy happy feet of SOLE Defined! Fusing tap dance and body percussion, this interactive show teaches kids elements of percussive dance while gettin’ groovy and making rhythms with sole. OUTDOOR BACKYARD THEATER TICKETS $8–$10 (STARS $7.20–$9)

CURATOR’S TOUR EN ESPAÑOL

Sáb, 20 de julio, 2pm Dirijido a los adultos, el curador explorará nuestra exposiciones actual, Creative Crafts Council y Henry Wo Yue-Kee profundizando sobre la historia, técnicas, e inspiraciones de varios artistas para lograr mayor apreciación de las obras plásticas que se exhibe. MANSION GRATIS

With a wide selection of lessons, classes, and events, Levine Music provides phenomenal programs for new students and seasoned music lovers. Enrollment is ongoing throughout the year, or try a summer package of four, six, or eight lessons.

Craig Foster Photography

CAMP LEVINE

Jim Saah

Session I: June 24–July 12; Ages 3½–12. Session II: July 15–Aug 2; Ages 3½–12.

Strathmore Visual Arts

KIDS TALK & TOUR

Sat, July 20, 10:15am Young art lovers can get behind the brushstrokes and into the head and heart of the artists in our Creative Crafts Council and Henry Wo Yue-Kee exhibitions. Following the tour, children will create an art project to take home. Ideal for ages 7 & up. MANSION TICKETS $5 PER CHILD

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KIDS TALK & TOUR

RECORRIDO DE ARTE PARA NIÑOS EN ESPAÑOL

Sáb, 20 de julio, 11:30am Los niños explorarán nuestra exposiciónes, Creative Crafts Council y Henry Wo Yue-Kee 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 ENTRADA $5 POR NIÑO

ADULT GUITAR BOOT CAMP

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SUMMER ORCHESTRA ACADEMY High school string players explore different music styles in addition to participating in specialized workshops and oneon-one audition preparation in this weeklong intensive camp. OFF CAMPUS TUITION $550 (STARS $495)

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JOE FALERO BAND Wed, July 24, 7pm Puerto Rican frontman Falero leads this powerhouse band in a set of Latin hits and originals. From salsa to bachata, Latin jazz to merengue, your feet won’t be able to resist the groove. GUDELSKY GAZEBO FREE

An introduction to the basics of jazz. Aug 5–9, Ages 11–18

BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE ADULT STRING ENSEMBLE An introduction to ensemble playing. June 17–22, Ages 18+

BEGINNING GUITAR WORKSHOP FOR KIDS A workshop including note-reading, basic technique, and songs. July 9–30, Ages 8–11

CLASSICAL GUITAR TECHNIQUE INTENSIVE An intensive for guitar students to improve technique. Aug 13–15, Ages 8+

JAZZ COMBOS An opportunity for students to develop their jazz skill. July 9–Aug 3, Ages 11+

UKULELE FOR BEGINNERS WORKSHOP

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A workshop focused on the basics of ukulele. Aug 3, Ages 13+

Strathmore Visual Arts

CURATOR’S TOUR Sat, July 20, 1pm

VIOLIN/VIOLA BOOT CAMP FOR BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE ADULTS

Ever wish these walls could talk? Geared towards adults, this tour explores the Creative Crafts Council and Henry Wo Yue-Kee exhibitions, delving into artists’ techniques, inspiration, and history. MANSION FREE Mansion

A group class focused on note-reading, basic technique, and songs. June 25–July 9, Ages 18+

ALL THAT JAZZ CAMP

Week of July 22, 10am

Justa Gutierrez

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Music Center

JULY 2019

Strathmore Presents

Two intensives divided by skill level focused on the violin and viola. June 25–27, Ages 18+ LEVINEMUSIC.ORG | 301.897.5100 Community

Education

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Strathmore Education

Thu, July 25, 9:30 & 11:30am

Weeks of Aug 5 & 12, 9am

Welcome to the beehive! Bee Parks & the Hornets’ infectious energy charges this interactive experience with original indie pop-rock songs and puppets. Come be a part of the buzz and dance your little heart out. OUTDOOR BACKYARD THEATER TICKETS $8–$10 (STARS $7.20–$9)

Campers explore art through a new lens and create their own masterpieces inspired by renowned artists from around the world. Grades 1–6. MANSION TUITION $448 (STARS $403.20)

BEE PARKS & THE HORNETS

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LAUGHTER AND REFLECTION WITH

CAROL BURNETT

A CONVERSATION WHERE THE AUDIENCE ASKS THE QUESTIONS

KIDS ART CAMP

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WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN OF THE GOSPEL CHOIRS

THE JOSANNE FRANCIS SEPTET Wed, Aug 7, 7pm The steelpan calls to mind sea breezes, sand, and sun, but under Francis’ skilled hand, it can do so much more. This celebrated music educator’s “wand-like” touch conjures traditional calypso music mixed with funk, rock, and classical melodies. GUDELSKY GAZEBO FREE

Fri, June 7, 8pm

Strathmore Education

Washington Performing Arts’ two namesake choirs—the Men and Women of the Gospel and the Children of the Gospel—take the stage in an evening of inspiration and jubilation alongside special guest Richard Smallwood. Fixtures of the regional gospel scene, these choirs have performed in prestigious settings from the National Cathedral and Kennedy Center to White House state dinners and the National Cherry Blossom Parade. Their joint concert is sure to be an occasion for celebration and a festive finale to Washington Performing Arts’ 2018–2019 Season!

Week of July 29, 9am

WASHINGTONPERFORMINGARTS.ORG | 202.785.9727

Actress, singer, writer, comedian, and bona fide American treasure—funny lady Burnett needs no introduction! Don’t miss the opportunity to see this iconic entertainer as she unleashes her wit, wisdom, and comic genius in a show to remember. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $85–$195

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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. Grades 7–10 MANSION TUITION $448 (STARS $403.20)

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MISS TESS & THE TALKBACKS Wed, July 31, 7pm

Sultry and sassy, Miss Tess is a firecracker of retro chic energy. Her band really swings, taking cues from classic country, jazz, and R&B to create a fresh, fun sound that is engaging and authentic. GUDELSKY GAZEBO FREE

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Strathmore Education

UKELELE TEACHER TRAINING ————————————————— Strathmore Presents

RARE ESSENCE

Wed, Aug 14, 7pm This legendary DC collective has been performing go-go, funk, and soul since 1976. They put everything they’ve got into every show, so come ready to party and feel the groove with “the wickedest live band.” GUDELSKY GAZEBO FREE

Fri, Aug 16, 10am Join us for a full day prior to UkeFest designed to help ukulele teachers of all levels expand their teaching horizons. MANSION TUITION $99–$120 (STARS $89.10–$108)

Strathmore Presents

UKEFEST FINALE Wed, Aug 21, 7pm

Strum along at the grand finale concert of Strathmore’s 11th annual UkeFest. GUDELSKY GAZEBO FREE

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11TH ANNUAL

UKEFEST

Jim Saah

Thu, July 25, 8pm

Jonathan Timmes

JULY–AUGUST 2019

Strathmore Presents

Sat–Wed, Aug 17–21, 10am UkeFest is back for five days of dedicated instruction on the small but mighty music maker. Artistic Directors Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer return along with Daniel Ho, Peter Luongo, and more extraordinary instructors. MANSION TUITION $448 (STARS $404.20)

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AARON ABERNATHY Wed, Aug 28, 7pm Sensual, smooth, and spiritual, Abernathy is a master of modern soul. You may know the Howard University-trained jazz pianist from his collaborations with Jack White, Black Milk, and Eric Roberson. GUDELSKY GAZEBO FREE


SUMMER CALENDAR—BY GENRE

See the chronological calendar for detailed information.

July 11

TEEN ART CAMP (SP) Week of July 29

July 18

BEE PARKS & THE HORNETS (SP) July 25

KIDS ART CAMP (SP)

June 26

UKELELE TEACHER TRAINING (SP)

L’HOMME CIRQUE: THE ONE-MAN CIRCUS (SP) June 27–July 7

JOE FALERO BAND (SP)

Aug 16

11 ANNUAL UKEFEST (SP)

PILOBOLUS (SP)

Aug 17–21

July 9

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CAROL BURNETT (OP)

GOSPEL

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————————————————— CLASSICAL BERNSTEIN & BEETHOVEN PART II (NP) June 1

ANDRÉ WATTS PERFORMS BEETHOVEN’S EMPEROR (BSO) June 2

MAHLER SYMPHONY NO. 9 (BSO) June 8

WEST SIDE STORY (BSO) June 15

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SUMMER SESSIONS BEGINS (LM) June 24

SUMMER STRING WEEK (MCYO) Week of July 8

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP (SP)

MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN OF THE GOSPEL CHOIRS (WPA) June 7

————————————————— JAZZ TREY SORRELLS, JAZZ SAXOPHONIST (SP) June 12 & 26

AARON ABERNATHY (SP) Aug 28

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THE JOSANNE FRANCIS SEPTET (SP) Aug 7

July 25

VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION (SP) June 6

HOOP WALL HANGINGS FOR KIDS (SP) June 15

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

MAKE IT/TAKE IT (SP) June 20

ROPE RUGS FOR FAMILIES (SP) June 22

ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB (SP)

MCYO: Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore LM: Levine Music

KIDS TALK & TOUR RECORRIDO DE ARTE PARA NIÑO (SP)

OP: Outside Presenter

BAND OF US (SP) July 17

July 20

MISS TESS & THE TALKBACKS (SP) July 31

SUMMER ORCHESTRA ACADEMY (MCYO)

UKEFEST FINALE (SP)

Aug 14

CURATOR’S TOUR VISITA DEL CURADOR EN ESPAÑOL (SP) July 20

Aug 21

Strathmore’s Con Brio Society is comprised of those who find in their hearts the willingness to make a planned gift to ensure that future generations will delight in the highest quality arts experiences. If you have included Strathmore in your estate plans or would like to learn more, please contact Erin Phillips, Director of Donor Engagement, at 301.581.5160 or ephillips@strathmore.org. STRATHMORE.ORG/LEGACY

Mansion

July 24

July 17

July 10

RARE ESSENCE (SP)

Music Center

June 29

FRONT COUNTRY (SP)

July 11

Week of July 22

WORLD EL GRAN FESTIVAL DE MUSICA CUBANA (SP)

Weeks of Aug 5 & 12

SOLE DEFINED (SP)

SPECIAL EVENTS IYANLA VANZANT (SP)

Community

Whether you call it “paying it forward” or “investing in the future,” leaving a legacy gift to Strathmore helps ensure that this irreplaceable treasure will continue to flourish, grow, and inspire. It’s been my pleasure and honor to have been involved with the Music Center since 2004 (yes, before the doors opened!). I’m pleased that my legacy gift will contribute to Strathmore’s exciting future.

Beth Radovsky

CHILDREN & FAMILY ORAN ETKIN’S TIMBALOOLOO (SP)

John Cahill, Strathmore supporter and docent

Education

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SUMMER IN THE CIT-TEA Escape the heat with refreshing tea and delightful treats.

AFTERNOON TEA Tea begins at 1pm Call 301.581.5108 for reservations. Prepaid, nonrefundable reservations required. Vegetarian options are available; inquire when reserving.

June

July

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2 Specialty Tea: American Tea Dave Almy, guitar & Cheryl Gearhart, vocals 3 Specialty Tea: American Tea Robin Schultz & Noreen Friedman, flute duo 9 Fran Hrastar, piano 10 John Dassoulas, piano 13 Specialty Tea: Prince & Princess Tea 10:30am & 1pm seatings 16 Specialty Tea: French Tea Noreen Friedman, flute & Bob Wysong, guitar 17 Mike Gold, piano 23 Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar 24 Specialty Tea: Teddy Bear Tea Party Judith Mostyn White, harp

Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar Carol Rose Duane, harp & piano Specialty Tea: Etiquette Tea with Iris Cox, Special Event Planner, Perfect Affair Robin Schultz, flute, Julianne Martinelli, flute & Jeff Burnett, guitar Mike Gold, piano Specialty Tea: British Tea Judith Mostyn White, harp Specialty Tea: Rat Pack Tea Joe Martone, piano/vocals & Rick Humphreys, sax Noreen Friedman & Robin Schultz, flute duo Specialty Tea: Children’s Authors Tea Meg Baker, harp & piano Specialty Tea: For the Birds Tea Judith Mostyn White, harp

No Teas in August

MANSION $25 (STARS $22.50) SPECIALTY TEAS $29 (STARS $26.10)

SUMMER SPECIALTY TEAS

STRATHMORE.ORG/TEA

ETIQUETTE TEA

FOR THE BIRDS TEA

Sat, June 8

Wed, June 26

Make Emily Post proud! Etiquette expert Iris Cox shares proper etiquette for teatime and social settings. Ideal for ages 12 & up.

Enjoy treats and tunes about our feathered friends.

BRITISH TEA

Tue & Wed, July 2 & 3

Wed, June 12 Raise your pinky and celebrate a traditional English afternoon tea with light delicacies and elegant music.

RAT PACK TEA Tue, June 18 Keep it cool with the classic tunes of the Rat Pack. “My Way,” “Fly Me To The Moon,” and “That’s Amore” will have you swooning! Teddy Bear Tea Party

CHILDREN’S AUTHORS TEA Tue, June 25 Summer reading is even more fun when you join local children’s authors for tea and take home books that jump-start your child’s imagination. Ideal for ages 10 & up.

AMERICAN TEA Don’t throw your tea in the harbor—enjoy it at our Independence Day celebration with a patriotic repast and music.

PRINCE & PRINCESS TEA Sat, July 13, 10:30am & 1pm We can be royals! Bring your most imaginative little ones, dressed up fancy for a magical day at the Mansion. Ideal for ages 4 & up.

FRENCH TEA Tue, July 16 Let them eat cake (and scones) at this tea for Francophiles featuring music and joie de vivre.

TEDDY BEAR TEA PARTY Wed, July 24 Bring Teddy to this tea featuring a child-friendly menu and sing-along. Ideal for ages 4 & up.

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GENERAL INFORMATION ORDER NOW!

ARTS ACCESS FOR ALL

TICKET OFFICE 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD

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

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

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

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

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 SUMMER CLOSINGS Thu, July 4: Campus closed The Mansion is closed in August for special programming.

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@Strathmore

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

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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