Strathmore Newsletter - Summer 2022

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STRATHMORE NEWS

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SUMMER ESCAPES

Outdoor concerts for all to enjoy.

NEW SHOWS JUST ANNOUNCED! Sweet Honey in the Rock Postmodern Jukebox Monterey Jazz Festival and more!

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This Just In! In the Community Live from the Lawn Exhibitions UkeFest Summer Calendar Afternoon Tea COVER ARTWORK: Live from the Lawn by Jim Saah INSIDE COVER PHOTOS L–R: Ukefest by Jim Saah, Sarah by Terence Nicholson, The Bobby Thompson Band

YOUR WELL-BEING IS OUR TOP PRIORITY We’re making steady, thoughtful changes that prioritize the comfort and well-being of all guests, artists, staff, and volunteers. Our goal is to create an environment where you can confidently return to enjoy the arts.

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See our website for current protocols regarding masks, vaccinations, and other safety measures.

Our HVAC systems turn over indoor air with fresh outside air every 15 minutes thanks to highefficiency MERV 13 air filters that remove airborne germs.

PURCHASE WITH CONFIDENCE

OUR VENUES ARE GBAC STAR™ ACCREDITED

Our ticket exchange policy preserves your flexibility. Free exchanges and refunds are available up to 48 hours before the performance.

This gold standard of safe facilities accreditation certifies that Strathmore has implemented proven, comprehensive cleaning and disinfecting protocols so you can feel confident that our venues are healthy environments.

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Steven P. Hollman Chair Mary K. Sturtevant Vice Chair Jay Grauberger Secretary Christoph A. Syllaba Treasurer Jean Accius II J. Tyler Anthony Cathy Bernard Jerome W. Breslow Gregory Dyson Lewis H. Ferguson Andrew Friedson Theodore R. Goldstock Joe Judge Fariba Kassiri William E. Kirwan Karen R. Lefkowitz Catherine S. Leggett Danica Marinac-Dabic Ann L. McDaniel Roscoe M. Moore, Jr. John Sackett Deborah M. Smith Benjamin Wu

EXECUTIVE STAFF Monica Jeffries Hazangeles President and CEO Bess Amerman Chief Financial Officer Joi Brown Artistic Director/ Vice President of Programming Lauren Campbell Vice President of Education and Community Engagement Mac Campbell Vice President of Operations Heidi Onkst Vice President of Advancement Alaina Sadick Goss Vice President of Marketing and Communications Lesley Morris Director of Mansion and Galleries Carlyle Smith Director of Information Technology Eliot Pfanstiehl Founder and CEO Emeritus


THIS JUST IN!

Tickets for the following Music Center shows go on sale Friday, June 3. Strathmore Stars can buy tickets now. Join today for exclusive presale access!

IN THE MUSIC CENTER DAKHABRAKHA

SÃO PAULO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Sat, Aug 6, 2022

MARIN ALSOP, CONDUCTOR

Internationally acclaimed quartet DakhaBrakha combines Ukrainian folk traditions with the sonic landscape of the surrounding world.

Wed, Oct 12, 2022

*currently on sale

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK Fri, Sept 16, 2022

DORRANCE DANCE SOUNDSPACE

Thu, Nov 3, 2022 An ensemble of musicians and dancers that embody the possibilities of tap dance, Dorrance Dance embraces the complexities of this quintessential Black American art form.

Christopher Robinson

Stephanie Berger

Grammy-nominated music collective Sweet Honey in the Rock empowers, educates, and entertains, showcasing the possibilities that the human voice has to offer.

Under the direction of the great Marin Alsop, the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra brings to life key works by Brazilian composers centered on nature as a conduit for identity.

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THIS JUST IN!

SCOTT BRADLEE’S

ALLISON MILLER RIVER PROJECT

POSTMODERN JUKEBOX

A VERY POSTMODERN CHRISTMAS

Fri, Feb 10, 2023

Tue, Dec 13, 2022

Miller is the drummer and composer behind this exploration of five American rivers, accompanying tap dancers and captivating visual elements with her band Boom Tic Boom.

Dana Lynn Pleasant

Bringing the Roaring ’20s back in style, Postmodern Jukebox takes modern hits and makes them swing with a sultry, spunky, soulful take you’d expect to hear at one of Gatsby’s parties.

BEST OF

WITH SPECIAL GUEST MC KURTIS BLOW

GORAN BREGOVIĆ

Mon–Thu, Dec 19–22, 2022

Thu, March 9, 2023

One of our favorite holiday traditions! The Hip Hop Nutcracker reimagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip-hop choreography. Get your tickets early for this regular sell-out event.

Bregović’s gritty performances fill the concert hall with an uproarious energy, weaving a rich tapestry of Balkan musical traditions with a flair for the spontaneous.

Ognjen Babic

Tim Norris

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER

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MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL

GRAVITY & OTHER MYTHS A SIMPLE SPACE

The leaders of jazz’s future take the stage at Strathmore to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the wildly successful and longest continuously running jazz festival in the world. Featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, and more!

Wed & Thu, April 26 & 27, 2023 Witness seven acrobats pushed to their physical limits without reserve in a disarmingly intimate setting. Propelled by the driving sound of live percussion, this performance is simultaneously raw, frantic, and delicate. Limited onstage seating is available!

Chris Herzfeld

Mark Higashino

Thu, April 20, 2023

GEORGE HINCHLIFFE’S

Tue, May 2, 2023 The Ukulele Orchestra’s performances are funny, virtuosic, and melodious light entertainment featuring only the “bonsai guitar” and a menagerie of voices in a collision of post-punk performance and toe-tapping oldies.

Allison Burke

Ayano Hisa

Anna Webber

UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN

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IN THE COM by Mary Murdock

Among Strathmore’s guiding principles are a commitment to be connected to community and to remain dedicated to education. Upcoming arts programming rooted in two local community partnerships embodies these principles, promising that Strathmore will meet people where they are to ensure enriching arts experiences throughout Montgomery County. This summer, Strathmore is partnering with Montgomery County Recreation to provide arts programming for summer camps at Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center, Gwendolyn Coffield Community Center, and Long Branch Community Center. Strathmore has had a long-standing relationship with Good Hope since its opening in 2018, playing a significant role in making it an artsfriendly space. Strathmore’s work with Coffield and Long Branch, in Silver Spring and Takoma Park respectively, is an expansion of the relationship with Montgomery County Recreation that will lead to more co-creation of experiences in those community spaces. Since the beginning of the pandemic, both centers were closed to serve as shelters for unhoused people in the area. They are now being refurbished and are set to reopen in May with plans for dynamic summer camps, where Strathmore will provide skills-based arts sessions in genres like go-go, steelpan, hip-hop, visual art, and more.

In addition, Strathmore is partnering with YMCA Youth and Family Services and Linkages to Learning to provide summer programming for elementaryaged kids in the Silver Spring and Takoma Park area. Embedded in the local community and schools, these organizations provide services, including counseling, immigration information, language services, mental health resources, and more. They are already wellknown and trusted by the people they serve, giving Strathmore a chance to reach folks where they are with quality arts education programming. In Spring 2021, the YMCA connected with Strathmore to collaborate on a week-long virtual spring break program that incorporated arts sessions. “When [Strathmore] came back to us and said we might have something for the summer, we didn’t hesitate,” says Lucia Mejia, Outreach Coordinator for the YMCA. The communities that these partners serve have experienced particularly intense impacts of COVID-19. So heading into the third summer since the pandemic began, it is as important as ever to provide opportunities for children to engage in creative expression. “We need arts in our community,” says Rosa Díaz, Community School Coordinator for Linkages to Learning. “We feel that it is good therapy for the children . . . especially at this time, which is very stressful for everybody.” Both Díaz and Mejia see the arts as a vital way for kids to

Kids learn the ukulele during Spring Break Camp.

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MUNITY

Strathmore partners with local schools and organizations to infuse summer programs with the arts.

services is not just to provide joy and expression, but also to build lasting relationships and build capacity for year-round programming.” These summer initiatives are an extension of the free Bloom Education programs that Strathmore provides year-round in more than 20 Montgomery County Public Schools. To stay up-to-date on details about Strathmore arts programs in your area visit www.strathmore.org/bloom.

In addition to many wonderful individual donors who give throughout the year, Strathmore would like to extend its gratitude to the following institutions and funds who support our Bloom initiatives. Exploring their creative side, Spring Break campers create artwork.

find connection, expression, and stress relief outside of an academic environment. Summer programming with these robust community partners is just the beginning. Lauren Campbell, Vice President of Education and Community Engagement at Strathmore, notes, “The goal of providing these

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation GEICO Philip L. Graham Fund The Marinus and Minna B. Koster Foundation Jeffrey and Carolyn Leonard Endowment Pepco Nora Roberts Foundation Rockley Family Foundation/Jordan Kitts Music Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation Endowment WGL Holdings, Inc.

BLOOM AT GOOD HOPE CONCERT SERIES

Free concerts take place on Saturdays at 5pm.

MARK MEADOWS

A TRIBUTE TO STEVIE WONDER June 25

ELLINGTON CARTHAN JAZZ PIANIST July 9

DEBORAH BOND

UASUF GUEYE

WEST AFRICAN INSTRUMENTALIST Aug 13

AYO

A NIGHT OF CLASSIC ROCK Sept 10

’70s HITS July 23

Mark Meadows, Deborah Bond, Ayo by Margot Schulman

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LIVE

LAWN

A summer tradition continues with new concerts for kids. by Alistair Coleman

One of the first ways Strathmore shared live music with the community was through free summer concerts. The series began in the late 1980s, before the Music Center was built, when Strathmore was just a mansion on a hill. Since those very first concerts, Live from the Lawn has become a summer tradition for generations of families. Every week, hundreds of people flock to Strathmore’s campus to take in the evening breeze, hear music with friends and neighbors, share a meal al fresco, and maybe an ice cream, or two. “Each summer, Live from the Lawn brings us back to our roots. We come together, soak in the sounds, and relish the joy of live music under the stars. It’s one of my favorite ways to celebrate Strathmore’s deep connection with this community,” says Monica Jeffries Hazangeles, Strathmore’s President and CEO.

the free format of Live from the Lawn and puts kids front and center! From bilingual Americana folk to jazz and hip-hop fusion, these performances promise to offer soul-stirring tunes for people of all ages while creating fun ways for kids to interact with the music. Jeffries Hazangeles is eager for the launch: “After two years of virtual everything, our children deserve to hear artists live from the Gazebo performing concerts designed especially for them! They can listen, laugh, dance, and sing along. These will be magical nights for the whole family.”

While Live from the Lawn has always been family-friendly, Strathmore has added a new 3-concert companion series just for kids this summer. The 60 minute concerts combine the whimsy of the Backyard Theater series with

Live from the Lawn by Jim Saah, Charm City Junction, Sonia De Los Santos and The Okee Dokee Brothers by Jack Hartin

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Live from the Lawn concerts are always family-friendly and take place on Wednesdays at 7pm. GUDELSKY GAZEBO

DUPONT BRASS July 6

JAKE BLOUNT

COOL CONCERTS for kids

July 13

CHARM CITY JUNCTION

Kids concerts take place on Thursdays at 7pm.

July 20

Concerts last 60 minutes, so you’ll be home for bedtime.

ELIJAH BALBED & THE JOGO PROJECT July 27

ELENA MOON PARK & FRIENDS July 14

THE BOBBY THOMPSON BAND Aug 3

PIERCE FREELON

LADAMA

July 28

BLACK TO THE FUTURE

Aug 10

SOMOS AMIGOS: SONGS ON COMMON GROUND

SHAYNA STEELE

WITH SONIA DE LOS SANTOS AND THE OKEE DOKEE BROTHERS

Aug 24

Aug 11

Ladama, Jake Blount

Tips FREE!

RSVP online.

Jim Saah

PARKING Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro garage.

Live from the Lawn by Liz Lynch, Elena Moon Park, Pierce Freelon

DINING A variety of food and drinks will be available for purchase on-site. Or, you’re welcome to BYO! 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.

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EXHIBITIONS Artists embrace versatility and push new ideas to the limit.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Sat, May 7–Sat, July 2

SHADES OF PASTEL

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

PIVOT

TERENCE NICHOLSON Nicholson’s new work embraces a creative shift and follows intuition and inspiration. Generous support for this exhibition is provided by Karen Lefkowitz and Al Neyman

Invitational Gallery

RASHAD ALI MUHAMMAD Muhammad builds a sense of wonder and explores spirituality, cultural identity, and finding harmony in life. Generous support for Invitational Gallery exhibitions is provided by HelenLouise Pettis.

ART AHEAD

Wed, Sept 7–Sat, Oct 29

PURPOSE-REPURPOSE

STUDIO ART QUILT ASSOCIATES Honoring the fine art of textiles, artists incorporate hand dyed fabrics and surface design to produce astonishing, contemporary quilts.

WASHINGTON GUILD OF GOLDSMITHS

METALWORKS 2022

The Washington Guild of Goldsmiths bring metalsmithing, jewelry design, and other related fields to the forefront in this 20th biennial juried exhibition.

Sat, Sept 17–Sat, Oct 29

MANSION HOURS Wed–Sat: 12–4pm; Sun–Tue: Closed Closed August 1 through September 6 for special events.

FREE ADMISSION

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UPCYCLE! In collaboration with BlackRock Center for the Arts the National Studio Art Quilt Associates present Upcycle!

Proud Porter by Elroy Williams, Story by Terence Nicholson, Blooming by Rashad Ali Muhammad


STRUMMING TOGETHER UkeFest is back in person with your favorite instructors for a week of skill-building and community. by Alistair Coleman

Now in its fourteenth year, UkeFest has become a Strathmore summer staple offering classes, jam sessions, and performance opportunities for ukulele players at all skill levels. For five days in August, the sounds of ukuleles ring throughout our campus as new and old friends gather together to make music. Even though we made the most of being apart with two virtual festivals, we can’t wait to welcome musicians back to our campus to learn and play together. Our illustrious faculty, led by Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, are all back and in person to help players learn (or perfect) their skills. While this program welcomes adults of all skill-levels, Strathmore’s UkeFest is the only program of its kind that offers an advanced track for those looking for intense skill development. Whether you’ve just picked up a ukulele or have been playing for years, our first in-person UkeFest in three years promises to be a joyful week of learning, jamming, and celebrating being together again.

Register Today!

14TH ANNUAL UKEFEST

Sat–Wed, Aug 13–17, 10am

UkeFest images by Jim Saah

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JUNE 2022

SUMMER CALENDAR Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

RAGTIME, BLUES & ALL THAT JAZZ Thu, June 2, 8pm

In this “tour de force” concert, Byron Stripling showcases ragtime masters Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Mortin in addition to blues legends B. B. King and Muddy Waters. Stripling is joined by keyboardist Bobby Floyd. MUSIC CENTER

Strathmore Artist In Residence

Strathmore AIR Workshop

Strathmore Children’s Chorus

Wed, June 8 & 22, 8pm

RHYTHM EXPLORATION OF A TAP DANCER

Fri, June 17 & Aug 19, 5pm Sat, June 18 & Aug 20, 9am

GERSON LANZA

Sponsored by Dale Rosenthal and Michael Cutler & Linda and Van Hubbard

GERSON LANZA

This Honduras-born tap dancer and choreographer uses his fancy footwork to tell stories and inspire audiences. AMP

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VIRTUAL CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS

Sun, June 5, 3pm

Outside Presenter

ST. OLAF CHOIR

Wed, June 8, 7:30pm Composed of 75 mixed voices, the St. Olaf Choir is hailed as the nation’s premier a cappella ensemble, renowned for its artistry and beauty of sound. MUSIC CENTER

Part lecture and part physical introduction to tap dancing, Lanza shares the history and background of this American percussive art form. MANSION

Strathmore Education

BEETHOVEN’S MISSA SOLEMNIS

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Wed, June 15, 7:30pm

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National Philharmonic

Thu, June 16 & July 21, 7pm

Margot Schulman

NatPhil Orchestra & Chorale, conducted by Maestro Piotr Gajewski, concludes its season with Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, featuring Esther Heideman, Claudia Chapa, Norman Shankle, and Kerry Wilkerson. MUSIC CENTER

SAY IT WITH YOUR FEET:

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In this series of workshops, accomplished contemporary authors will offer perspectives on their craft, and guide participants through a series of writing prompts. ONLINE

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Thu, June 9 & Sat, June 11, 8pm

Sat, June 18, 8pm

Four-time Grammy® Award-winner and violinist extraordinaire Anne-Sophie Mutter joins the BSO for Beethoven’s lyrical Violin Concerto in D Major conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, Music Director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. MUSIC CENTER

Audition for SCC’s performance ensembles to celebrate diverse musical traditions and engage with talented youth in joyful music making. AMP

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PAUL ANKA

ANKA SINGS SINATRA: HIS SONGS, MY SONGS, MY WAY Tue, June 21, 8pm An icon of of popular music, Anka swings his way through a night of unforgettable classics made famous by Frank Sinatra. MUSIC CENTER

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER PERFORMS BEETHOVEN

SUMMER AUDITIONS

RACHMANINOFF RHAPSODY

The final concert of the season includes Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, featuring Italian pianist Beatrice Rana in a concert conducted by James Conlon, and also features Herald, Holler, and Hallelujah!, a BSO co-commission by Wynton Marsalis. MUSIC CENTER

CITYDANCE AT STRATHMORE

CityDance is the official dance partner of Strathmore. CityDance is an award-winning dance organization offering introductory classes through professional training in multiple genres. Our highest level program, the Conservatory, provides pre-professional and professional training to students with the talent, drive, and ambition to pursue dance in their college and professional careers. Graduates enter the country’s most prestigious dance colleges, summer programs, festivals, apprenticeships, and companies. Structured around a superlative teaching faculty, professional guest artist residencies, and high quality performance opportunities, we work with each student to provide a class and training schedule that supports their unique trajectory in and through dance. CITYDANCE.NET Strathmore graciously thanks our Artist in Residence Champions for their multi-year commitment and above-and-beyond support to the AIR program.

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Levine Music

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Session 1: Mon, June 27– Fri, July 15 Session 2: Mon, July 18– Fri, Aug 5

TOY STORY IN CONCERT

Camp Levine is a fun-filled music and arts day camp for children of all musical backgrounds and levels of ability! EDUCATION CENTER

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DUPONT BRASS Wed, July 6, 7pm

Up-and-coming DC ensemble DuPont Brass brings their unique, soulful energy to a variety of genres, including jazz, hip-hop, and R&B. GUDELSKY GAZEBO

MOVIE WITH ORCHESTRA Sat, July 16, 3pm

Music Above All

Strathmore Presents

ELIJAH BALBED & THE JOGO PROJECT Wed, July 27, 7pm

Follow the adventures of Woody, an old-fashioned pull string cowboy doll, and Buzz Lightyear, an astronaut action figure, as the Orchestra performs the Toy Story score live.

DC native Balbed founded The JoGo Project with a new take that merges jazz harmonies with the driving beats of go-go. GUDELSKY GAZEBO Samuel Prather

CAMP LEVINE

Presentation licenses by Disney Concerts. © Disney/Pixar

MUSIC CENTER

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CHARM CITY JUNCTION Wed, July 20, 7pm Member Appreciation Night Baltimore-based roots quartet Charm City Junction fuses bluegrass, Irish, and old-time music for an innovative sound that will have you on your feet. GUDELSKY GAZEBO

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PIERCE FREELON

BLACK TO THE FUTURE Thu, July 28, 7pm Pierce Freelon takes kids on a journey through Afrofuturism featuring progressive soul, jazz, and hip-hop. GUDELSKY GAZEBO

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KIDS ART CAMP (sold out) Weeks of Aug 1 & 8, 9am

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Strathmore Education

Campers explore art through a new lens and create their own masterpieces inspired by renowned artists from around the world. Grades 1–6. MUSIC CENTER

Week of July 25, 9am

Strathmore Presents

Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras

SUMMER STRING WEEK

Week of July 11, 9am Join MCYO for this weeklong camp for young string players to enhance their musicianship through skill-building sessions, rehearsals, music history, theory, and more. OFF CAMPUS

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JAKE BLOUNT

Wed, July 13, 7pm Banjoist, fiddler, singer, and scholar, Blount performs the folk styles of Black and Indigenous communities in the United States. GUDELSKY GAZEBO

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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

Wed, Aug 3, 7pm Singer-songwriter Thompson and his band bring the atmosphere of a quintessential rock n’ roll performance with roots in folk and blues. GUDELSKY GAZEBO

Sat, Aug 6, 8pm Internationally acclaimed quartet DakhaBrakha combines Ukrainian folk traditions with the sonic landscape of the surrounding world. MUSIC CENTER

Jim Saah

Strathmore Presents

Thu, July 14, 7pm

THE BOBBY THOMPSON BAND

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Elena Moon Park and Friends perform folk and children’s songs from East and Southeast Asia, taking kids on an unhurried journey across the globe. GUDELSKY GAZEBO

Upcoming Shows BRIA SKONBERG Thu, June 9, 8pm

LAKOU MIZIK DANCE CELEBRATION FOR HAITI Fri, June 10, 8pm

SEVEN VOICES A TRIBUTE TO PATSY CLINE Fri, Sept 30, 8pm

Music Center

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LADAMA

Wed, Aug 10, 7pm An ensemble of women from across the Americas combines traditional roots music with pop, singing in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. GUDELSKY GAZEBO

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SOMOS AMIGOS: SONGS ON COMMON GROUND WITH SONIA DE LOS SANTOS AND THE OKEE DOKEE BROTHERS

Thu, Aug 11, 7pm Member Appreciation Night Join Mexican songstress Sonia De Los Santos and Americana duo The Okee Dokee Brothers in a joyful exploration of learning through music. GUDELSKY GAZEBO

Strathmore Education

Strathmore Presents

UKEFEST

THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW

Strathmore Presents

14TH ANNUAL Sat–Wed, Aug 13–17, 10am

Wed, Sept 14, 8pm

Fri, Sept 16, 8pm

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 Herb Ohta, Jr., Daniel Ward, Eve Goldberg, and more extraordinary instructors. MANSION

Hailed as “the gold standard” of Pink Floyd shows by The Times (London), this spectacular act includes fan favorites from The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Wall, and other iconic albums. MUSIC CENTER

Grammy-nominated music collective Sweet Honey in the Rock empowers, educates, and entertains, showcasing the possibilities that the human voice has to offer. MUSIC CENTER

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SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK

Mark Gibson

AUGUST–SEPTEMBER 2022

Strathmore Presents

Strathmore Presents

SHAYNA STEELE Wed, Aug 24, 7pm

Steele performs originals and classics at the soulful intersection of blues, gospel, R&B, and jazz music. GUDELSKY GAZEBO

Music Center

Mansion

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SERGIO MENDES Thu, Sept 29, 8pm

Mendes’ signature mix of bossa nova, samba, and pop have come to define Brazilian music making him one of the most successful Brazilian artists of all time. MUSIC CENTER

AMP

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

CAMP LEVINE AT STRATHMORE

Session 1: Mon, June 27–Fri, July 15 Session 2: Mon, July 18–Fri, Aug 5

Camp Levine is a three-week day camp that provides an engaging, fun-filled artistic experience for children of all musical backgrounds and levels of ability! Campers develop skills for creative expression through singing, dancing, playing instruments, musical theatre, creating visual art, and enjoying a variety of games and activities. From morning sings to final performances, campers learn new skills, gain confidence, and create lasting friendships—all while enjoying the bliss of summer. Open to ages 3 ½ to 12 years old. LEVINEMUSIC.ORG

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TEEN ART CAMP Week of July 25 Grades 7–10

KIDS ART CAMP Weeks of Aug 1 & 8 Grades 1–6 Art camp fills up quickly so reserve your spot today! Aftercare and late pick up available for both Teen and Kids Camps. STRATHMORE.ORG/ARTCAMP

Community

Education


1950s TEA

AMERICAN TEA

Wed, June 1, SOLD OUT!

Tue & Wed, June 28 & 29

Don your bobby sox for a ’50s flashback set to the tunes of Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, and more.

Celebrate Independence Day with a patriotic repast and classic American tunes.

LAVENDER & LACE TEA Tue, June 7, SOLD OUT! Tranquil music, beautiful lace, and the scent of calming lavender make this an afternoon to remember.

IRISH TEA & TALK Wed, June 8, SOLD OUT! Enjoy a little Emerald Isle indulgence with traditional food and music followed by a discussion of Celtic traditions.

ENGLISH TEA Sat, June 11, SOLD OUT! Enjoy finger sandwiches, scones, and a proper cuppa at this traditional English tea.

HISTORIC TEA & TALK Tue, June 14 & July 12

EMILY DICKINSON TEA & TALK Tue & Wed, July 5 & 6 Commemorate poet Emily Dickinson with a special tea party that brings to light this American legend.

PRINCE & PRINCESS TEA Sat, July 9 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 Wed, July 13 Viva la France! Bastille Day celebration with French fare and old style tunes.

TEDDY BEAR TEA PARTY Tue, July 19

Travel back to 1899 and learn the history of the Mansion.

Bring Teddy to this tea featuring a child-friendly menu and sing-along. Ideal for ages 4 and up.

WELSH TEA

SUNFLOWERS & SUNSHINE TEA

Wed, June 15

Wed, July 20

Traditional cuisine and music that will give you a sense of being in Wales.

Sun-lit flowers, bright cuisine, and lighthearted music that will flourish your soul.

DOWNTON ABBEY TEA & TALK

GOLDEN OLDIES TEA

Tue & Wed, June 21 & 22 June 22 SOLD OUT!

Tue & Wed, July 26 & 27

Relive the series and learn in-depth details about the next chapter of Downton Abbey.

Veronika Lukasova

JULY 2022

BIRDS & BEES, FLOWERS & TEAS

Escape the heat with refreshing tea and delightful treats.

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

MEMBERS SAVE 10% JOIN TODAY AT STRATHMORE.ORG/STARS

It’s a tea with a twist and a taste for the ’50s and ’60s with R&B, pop, and rock music.

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STRATHMORE STARS As a Strathmore Star, you will be part of a dedicated arts-infused community.

One where you can enhance your participation with presales and special access. One that encourages you to discover new artists and experience the arts more often. Most importantly, one that expands access to the arts. From free programs like Live from the Lawn to free gallery admission, your gift creates a connected, inspired community where the arts belong to everyone.

Join today! STRATHMORE.ORG/STARS Dee Dee Bridgwater by Joe Martinez, Sweet Honey in the Rock by Christopher Robinson, Postmodern Jukebox by Marvin Contessi, Shayna Steele by Anna Webber


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