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STRATHMOREnews SEPTEMBER–NOVEMBER 2012

Volume 26

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Sparks Fly:

Talking about Tapping, Timing and Inspiration Page 3

Tats Entertainment: The Skinny on Skin Page 6

Stringing a Song of America:

Violinist-Composer Mark O’Connor Talks Storied Strings Page 15

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Intimate. Sophisticated. Mysterious. Fun. Are You Coming to the Cabaret?

FROM COLE PORTER TO HARRY CONNICK JR.

MUSIC CENTER, LOCKHEED MARTIN LOBBY Friday, October 26, 6:30PM Cocktail Attire $150 per person ($90 tax-deductible) or $250 per pair ($130 tax-deductible) Patron Level Support $500 per person ($440 tax-deductible) includes website and program recognition.

From Cole Porter to Harry Connick, Jr. and everywhere in between, Strathmore Cabaret celebrates the ambiance of cabaret with an evening of music, fine dining and fun. Come hear the music play: emcee Charlie Barnett oversees the onstage action with theatrical flair as the Chaise Lounge Band and Strathmore Artists in Residence offer an intimate evening of truly sophisticated, slightly irreverent entertainment. There’s a live auction featuring top-shelf wine, exclusive behind-thescenes tours and travel packages from Chicago to Charleston. Proceeds from this event help spark a passion for the arts in the hearts of children. RSVP BY OCTOBER 19 Online www.strathmore.org/cabaret Phone (301) 581-5145

COVER PHOTO: Tap Dogs. INSIDE COVER PHOTOS: TOP— Tap Dogs; Bottom— Michael Feinstein by Gilles Toucas; Craig Tracy, Magic; Mark O’Connor by Christopher Mclallen; So You Think You Can’t Sing BY Dennis Drenner

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A rtist C o n fide n tia l: D E I N P E RRY O F TAP DOGS

Sparks Fly Ta l k in g to Tap D ogs’ D ein P erry l A bou t Tappin g, T imi n g a nd In spiratio n

Dein Perry

Dein Perry’s

Tap Dogs

Design and Original Direction by Nigel Triffit SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24 4 & 8PM Music Center Tickets $25–$52 (Stars $22.50–$46.80)

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Actor-dancer-choreographer Dein Perry is the creator of the Australian dance phenomenon Tap Dogs, a high-energy music-and-dance show (think Billy Elliot meets Flashdance Down Under) that’s coming to the Music Center on November 24. Tap Dogs, with its six-member dance troupe, percussionists and fire-water-metal vibe, was inspired by Dein’s childhood as a dancer growing up in a town where the steel industry ruled. For Strathmore, Tap Dogs is part of an expanded foray into theatrical presentations; for Dein it’s about how art imitates life. Dein had this to say to Strathmore News about Tap Dogs. On the unique sets and staging devices used to give Tap Dogs its zing: The idea was to get as many different sounds as we could. Water is a great sound to create some quiet moments in the show, and the scaffold is just the opposite, giving us a huge cracking sound. Also the scaffold is fun to work with, so we can change the shape of the structure as the performance moves along. Veronneau

On his background as an industrial machinist, and his early introduction to tap dancing: Being from Steel Town (Newcastle, Australia) a lot of job opportunities were in that area. I had a choice of four different trades to learn, and chose Industrial Machinist. And my mum took me to a tap school at four years old so I can’t really remember not doing it. Mum loves tap dance and didn’t have the opportunity when she was young, but she now taps every week and loves it. On the way Tap Dogs has inspired the young people who come to see it: I know it has had an effect because we have a Tap school at Bondi Beach in Sydney with about 250 students and more than 200 of them are boys— “Tap Pups”—learning tap. When I was learning the girls outweighed the boys, so Tap Dogs has certainly inspired. We love to do outreach, too; to give the students opportunities to perform with Tap Dogs when we can. On the secret philosophy behind Tap Dogs: For this show it’s “Timing is everything.” A great majority of the show only has the sound of feet and the rhythms they create. If the routines do not hold their time it can sound very bad very quickly. There is no click track or in-ear fold back for these, so Timing is Everything.

“Timing is everything.” ~Dein Perry

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THIS JUST IN!

Max Dodson

Shows You Won’t Want to Miss! Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon NOVEMBER 23, 8PM

From the atmospheric rock of Pink Floyd to the pop gems of Burt Bacharach, from jazz to klezmer to the cream of the local singer-songwriter crop, our just-added shows are sure to please.

IN THE MUSIC CENTER What’s new in the Music Center at Strathmore? Music, dance and theatrical productions that break new artistic ground and revisit classic traditions.

Nathan Pacheco NOVEMBER 11, 4PM

New singing sensation Nathan Pacheco is an American singer/songwriter with Brazilian roots, a Yanni connection, and the Disney seal of approval. The Virginia-born globetrotter with the rich and beautiful operatic voice—think Three Tenors meets Josh Groban—first gained fame as part of the Yanni Voices project and recently wrapped his first album in London. Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of tomorrow’s stars today. Tickets $18–$48 (Stars $16.20–$43.20)

Rita: My Joys NOVEMBER 13, 8PM

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In Israel, Rita Yahan-Farouz is so well-known she goes by one name. In America, she’s becoming known for her sultry sound as well as her work as an IsraeliIranian cultural ambassador: a star using the arts to build a bridge between cultures. This stunning sensation comes to Strathmore to perform the beautiful, hopeful music that’s made her famous in the Middle East. Tickets $40–$75 (Stars $36–$67.50)

Classic Albums Live

Drumline Live!

Drumline Live! MARCH 1, 8PM

Bold beats and history come together in a musical celebration of the black marching band tradition. Enjoy original compositions, soulful favorites from the R&B catalogue, intricate choreography and irresistibly rhythmic riffs. Tickets $28–$58 (Stars $25.20–$52.20) 2013 Spring Gala at Strathmore

Michael Feinstein: The Gershwins and Me APRIL 20, 9PM

“Strike Up the Band” because the incomparable Michael Feinstein is coming to Strathmore! Dubbed “Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” the two time Emmy and five time Grammy Award nominee has collected a “S’Wonderful” evening of music celebrating the legacy of George and Ira Gershwin. Feinstein doesn’t stop there, sharing personal stories from his recent book The Gershwins and Me about his six-year collaboration with Ira that shaped his early career. It promises to be a night that will leave you humming immortal Gershwin scores all the way home. “Who Could Ask for Anything More?” Tickets $40–$105 (Stars $36–$94.50) Orchestra tickets are reserved for those purchasing Gala dinner packages. For more information, contact Bill Carey at (301) 581-5135.

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Nathan Pacheco

Last year’s Abbey Road presentation was a resounding success, and now Pink Floyd’s 1973 masterpiece gets the Classic Albums Live treatment. The Dark Side of the Moon, with hits like “Money” and “Us and Them,” was on the Billboard charts longer than any other album in history; now top musicians recreate the epic disc live onstage in track order. Don’t just “Wish You Were Here”— make sure you get your tickets! Tickets $28–$38 (Stars $25.20–$34.20)


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MUSIC IN THE MANSION It’s the ultimate in intimate concert settings, with performers from around the world and around the corner.

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Sponsored by

Jeff Antoniuk jazz saxophone SEPTEMBER 12, 7:30PM

Jeff Antoniuk

Eric Scott

Jazz composer and sax man Jeff Antoniuk spent a decade touring and recording with the Unified Jazz Ensemble. Now performing with The Jazz Update, Jeff blends high tech and West African rhythms in compelling, sophisticated progressive jazz. Tickets $15 (Stars $13.50)

Eric Scott pop singer-songwriter SEPTEMBER 19, 7:30PM

Sideman, songwriter, session musician to the stars: Eric Scott has made music with everyone from B.B. King to Ray Charles to Jimmy Buffett. Pop, funk, rock and neo-soul color the bassist’s deeply felt, personal lyrics. Tickets $15 (Stars $13.50) Loide

Loide jazz vocalist OCTOBER 3, 7:30PM

Loide was born in France, raised in California and rooted in Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau, so her jazzy, samba-infused sound has a delightful diversity. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind contemporary performer. Tickets $15 (Stars $13.50) Samia Ahmad

Kevin Dudley with Ralph Gordon & Alexander Mitchell Americana

Samia Ahmad Hindustani vocalist OCTOBER 10, 7:30PM

Now a Bethesda resident, Hindustani classical musician Samia Mahbub Ahmad explores spiritual unity and global fusion, with vocal stylings that merge the sounds of India with the rhythms of Africa and the West. Tickets $15 (Stars $13.50)

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Kevin Dudley’s CD, the Cathy Fink-produced Texarkana Diner, mixes swing blues and country with funny, insightful lyrics. Catch Kevin with bluegrass fiddler Alexander Mitchell and bassist Ralph Gordon for a roots-rocking night of Americana. Tickets $15 (Stars $13.50)

Songwriters’ Association of Washington: Best of SAW Showcase OCTOBER 24, 7:30PM

The Songwriters’ Association of Washington is an amazing non-profit for aspiring and professional songwriters—and they’re bringing a showcase of the very best local talent to Strathmore. Don’t miss this opportunity to see and hear the area’s finest performers. Tickets $15 (Stars $13.50)

Julia Nixon: Songs of Burt Bacharach NOVEMBER 30, 7:30PM

Love Burt Bacharach? This is your show. Strathmore favorite Julia Nixon is back with the incredible songbook of an American icon, from “The Look of Love” to “What the World Needs Now” and many, many more classic hits. Tickets $35 (Stars $31.50)

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Charm City Klezmer Band DECEMBER 12, 7:30PM

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with Michael S. Raitzyk and Charm City Klezmer. The family band has a special Hanukkah program featuring a wide variety of Yiddish theater, klezmer and Jewish themed music with a jubilant, jazzy twist. Tickets $15 (Stars $13.50)

18th Street Singers Christmas Concert DECEMBER 19, 7:30PM

Get your Christmas groove on with a spirited holiday concert by this eclectic choral group. Fifty D.C.-based musicians with diverging backgrounds and interests come together to sing the festive favorites of the season. Tickets $15 (Stars $13.50)

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Tats Entertainment: The Skinny on Skin COMING SOON Grayscale NOVEMBER 17—DECEMBER 29

Forget about fifty shades—the magic of grayscale is infinite! From white to black and back again, the art of Grayscale explores the vibrancy and intensity of that palette, and addresses viewers’ ability to ascribe color to a black and white image by assessing the intensity of light that is different for every color. Craig Tracy, Sunshine

It’s at once the most exotic and the most common of canvases, the one thing that humans in every culture all over the planet decorate in the name of selfexpression. It’s also the name of an exciting new exhibit on body modification across cultures and over time at the Mansion through November 3. “When people think about body modification they tend to think in extremes,” says Harriet Lesser, Strathmore’s fine art curator. “Yes, it can be large tattoos or piercings, but body modification is something everybody does and is aware of, from putting on make-up to changing hairstyles.” We all use our bodies as a canvas to a certain extent, Lesser explains, a way to present ourselves to one another and the world. “This is just taking it a few steps further,” she says. “Tattoos, henna, hair and body painting: this is all moving into the realm of art. People are using it symbolically, as a rite of passage. It’s personal, and forever yours.”

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79th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature NOVEMBER 17—DECEMBER 29

Amazing in its complexity and diminutive scale, this exhibition is a favorite at Strathmore. Hundreds of works in a variety of media—sculptures, drawings and paintings—perfectly rendered in a tininess that tests the artists’ talent and makes most viewers depend on a magnifying glass to see every amazing detail.

ART TALKS & TOURS Get behind the brushstrokes and into the head, heart and history of the artists with these 1PM Saturday tours for adults. For kids at 10:15AM, the free visit includes a fun, hands-on activity, and requires advance reservations. SEPTEMBER 22 – Skin DECEMBER 8 – Grayscale and Miniatures

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SKIN HIGHLIGHTS SEPTEMBER 15– NOVEMBER 3

Free Opening Reception THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 7-9PM

Free Symposium: Unified Elements of Tattooing Led by Paul Roe of D.C.’s British Ink. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 2–4PM

DISCOVER! See more Fine Art workshops for adults and kids, pages 16–17.


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fall Calendar Afternoon Teas

TEA ROOM RE-OPENS SEPTEMBER 10 Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 1pm See complete schedule on page 18. MANSION $23 (Stars $20.70) $28 (Stars $25.20) Specialty Teas Pre-paid, non-refundable reservations required, call (301) 581-5108.

THU, SEP 13, 8PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Preview some of the 2012–13 season’s most exciting and innovative works. Music Director Marin Alsop has chosen select repertoire from the new season just for you, featuring Bernstein, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and more! MUSIC CENTER Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Singer, songwriter, bass player—Eric Scott and his band combine the storyteller’s art and the rock-androller’s drive. The D.C. native has a background in R&B and style all his own: bass-driven and brimming with honest, straightforward passion. Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION Tickets $15 (Stars $13.50)

Season Preview Concert

SEP 15–NOV 3

STRATHMORE FINE ART

Skin

SEPTEMBER WED, SEP 5

MARYLAND CLASSIC YOUTH ORCHESTRAS

Season Begins

Rehearsals held every Wednesday night. Visit www.mcyo.org for more events. EDUCATION CENTER

For some people the body is a canvas, the ultimate vehicle for selfexpression. Skin explores the art of body modification and the historical and cultural significance of epidermal décor. Come to the free Opening Reception and meet the artists on Thursday, September 20, 7–9PM. MANSION Free (no tickets required)

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THU, SEP 6

CITYDANCE

Fall Semester Begins

CityDance Center at Strathmore, a dance school and conservatory, is committed to training young dancers for professional careers. CityDance provides excellence in dance education for students ages 4 and up. With a variety of programs for little movers, children (formative years of training), youth, adult, plus the Conservatory/Select Program (11-19) for advanced dancers, CityDance Center provides high quality dance education in a fun and professional classroom environment. For details visit www.citydance.net. EDUCATION CENTER

LEVINE SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Details found at www.levineschool. org or call (301) 897-5100. EDUCATION CENTER

SAT, SEP 8, 7:30PM SUN, SEP 9, 3PM

CITYDANCE

Faculty Concert: FRESH VISIONS—Under One Umbrella

A weekend of world-premiere dance works by CityDance’s faculty and staff. For additional details visit www.citydance.net. CITYDANCE STUDIO THEATER AT STRATHMORE Tickets $15 ($12 CityDance students/youth 16 and under)

WED, SEP 12, 7:30PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Jeff Antoniuk, jazz saxophone

He’s known as a co-founder of Unified Jazz Ensemble—now sax man Jeff Antoniuk brings The Jazz Update to the Mansion for an evening of incredible music no jazz lover will want to miss. Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION Tickets $15 (Stars $13.50)

WED, SEP 19, 7:30PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Fall Session Begins

SAT, SEP 15, 8PM

I.M.P. PRESENTS

Joe Jackson and the Bigger Band

Eric Scott, pop

FRI, SEP 21, 8PM

I.M.P. PRESENTS

Metric

The Music Center goes from symphonic to electronic with the synth sound of Metric, the New Wave indie band with the distinctive pulsating sound. The popular Canadian quartet performs material from their fourth studio album, Synthetica as well as older favorites. Opening for Metric will be Half Moon Run. MUSIC CENTER Sold Out (additional tickets may be available through Ticketmaster)

SAT, SEP 22, 10:15AM

STRATHMORE EDUCATION

Children’s Talk & Tour

Bring the kids ages 5 and up to the Mansion for a special Skin exhibition tour and activity to create a fun memory that may last a lifetime! MANSION Free (tickets required)

SAT, SEP 22, 1PM

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Art Talk

Take a fascinating stroll with friends through the intensively beautiful and often provocative Skin fine art exhibition. Guaranteed to get under your skin. MANSION Free (no tickets required)

Look sharp—Joe Jackson’s in town! The iconic pianist comes to Strathmore with jazz violinist Regina Carter to perform his classic hits (“Stepping Out,” “Breaking Us in Two”) as well as re-imagined Duke Ellington compositions from his new album The Duke. Expect an incredible evening of jazzy piano perfection. MUSIC CENTER Sold Out (additional tickets may be available through Ticketmaster)

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Ongoing Weekly Events

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

American Classics and Gil Shaham

Marin Alsop, conductor Gil Shaham, violin Bernstein: On the Waterfront: Symphonic Suite Barber: Violin Concerto, opus 14 Copland: Symphony No. 3 “Resplendent,” raves the Los Angeles Times of violinist Gil Shaham. “The performance of a lifetime.” Gil Shaham plays Barber’s haunting Violin Concerto in an allAmerican program featuring music of Bernstein and Copland’s stirring Third Symphony. Free pre-concert lecture by Levine School of Music at 7PM. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $30–$90

SUN, SEP 23, 7:30PM

SONIC CIRCUITS & STRATHMORE PRESENT

Sonic Circuits Festival

Featured are: Lorelei, Tone and Blue Sausage Infant. For more information, visit www.dcsoniccircuits.org. MANSION Tickets and Festival Passes are available

MON, SEP 24, 11AM

STRATHMORE EDUCATION

Historic Home Tour

Take a guided tour illuminating the history, architecture and personal stories of the Mansion at Strathmore. MANSION Free (tickets required)

THU, SEP 27, 7:30PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Frédéric Yonnet, urban jazz harmonica

An intimate evening with an amazing musician, and an instrument you have to hear to believe: Frédéric Yonnet turns the humble harmonica into a jazzy, joyous leader of the band. A sideman for the likes of Stevie Wonder and Prince, Yonnet makes urban jazz, R&B and hip-hop his own. Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION SOLD OUT

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2012–2013 Professional Artist Series CityDance Faculty Concert September 8 & 9 Christopher K. Morgan & Artists October 27 & 28 Hubbard 2 & CityDance Conservatory Dancers November 2 & 3 Erica Rebollar/Rebollar Dance December 1 & 2

“Northern Virginia’s McGee... looks like Brad Pitt, sings like James Taylor, sweats and struts like Springsteen. You can’t deny McGee’s charisma” (The Washington Post). McGee brings a star-studded lineup including Eddie Hartness and students from his alma mater’s band! MUSIC CENTER Tickets $38 (Stars $34.20)

SAT, SEP 29, 5PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & MARYLAND CLASSIC YOUTH ORCHESTRAS

Free Violin Master Class for Concertmasters

Featuring BSO concertmaster Jonathan Carney. Visit www.mcyo.org or call (301) 581-5208 for details. EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 402 Free

SAT, SEP 29, 8PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Bernstein’s Kaddish Symphony

Asanga Domask April 27 & 28 CityDance & Rasta Thomas Gala Performance May 4 & 5 Tickets and more information: visit www.citydance.net or call (202) 347-3909.

Marin Alsop, conductor Claire Bloom, narrator Kelley Nassief, soprano The Washington Chorus John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine Dave and Chris Brubeck: Ansel Adams: America Leonard Bernstein: Symphony No. 3,”Kaddish” “O, my Father,” begins Leonard Bernstein’s Third Symphony, “I want to say Kaddish.” Bernstein transforms the Kaddish into a prayer of peace—for himself, for the listener, and for all humanity. Free pre-concert lecture by Levine School of Music at 7PM. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $30–$90

SUN, SEP 30, 8PM

I.M.P. PRESENTS

David Byrne & St. Vincent

After meeting at a benefit in 2009, Talking Heads mastermind David Byrne and indie darling St. Vincent were a match made in heaven. After appearing on each other’s various albums, they put together a delightfully idiosyncratic collaboration album, Love This Giant. Performing songs from the album and more, Byrne and St. Vincent will storm the stage of the Concert Hall. MUSIC CENTER SOLD OUT (additional tickets may be available through Ticketmaster)

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MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Loide, jazz vocalist

Worlds collide when contemporary jazz meets the rhythmic melodies of Africa. Loide’s African roots and her deep love for jazz come together to create vocal magic; she has a sound that’s as unique as it is richly satisfying. Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION Tickets $15 (Stars $13.50)

WED, OCT 3, 8PM

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

Ballet Folklórico de México

Conjuring images from centuries of culture, from fierce Aztec Jaguar warriors to the brilliant-hued, ruffled swirl of a village fiesta; this internationally renowned company is a national treasure. “A captivating spectacle...The gorgeous costumes and breathtaking formations keep coming, dance after dance” (The New York Times). MUSIC CENTER Tickets $28-$48 (Stars $25.20-$43.20)

THU, OCT 4, 8PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Beethoven’s Mighty Erioca

Markus Stenz, conductor Kolja Blacher, violin Jean-Féry Rebel: The Elements: Chaos Robert Schumann: Violin Concerto Ludwig von Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” It stands as one of Beethoven’s towering achievements, the mighty Symphony No. 3, the “Eroica.” This concert also features the lyrical, rarely-heard Violin Concerto of Robert Schumann. Free Music Notes Live! pre-concert lecture with David Ginder of WETA at 7PM. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $30–$90

FRI, OCT 5, 8PM SAT, OCT 6, 8PM

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

Patti LuPone: Matters of the Heart

Chris Fenwick, musical director with The Four Play String Quartet The legendary Patti LuPone is a star of stage, film and television, and her Matters of the Heart solo concert is a tour-de-force. Songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Joni Mitchell, Dan Fogelberg and Cyndi Lauper, delivered by one of the greatest voices of our time. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $45-$85 (Stars $40.50-$76.50)

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SUN, OCT 7, 9:30AM

STRATHMORE EDUCATION

Kids Sunday Workshop: Go Crazy with Henna!

Inspire your young artists aged 7 to 11 with an exciting workshop that starts with traditional Arabic and Indian henna patterns and ends with henna-painted hands and feet for everyone! Lisa Murphy brings the symbols and meanings of henna to life—and there’s even a visit to Strathmore’s Skin exhibit. MANSION Tuition $45 (Stars $40.50)

MON, OCT 8-29, 7:30PM

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So You Think You Can’t Sing

A relaxed, non-judgmental environment, an instructor who has worked with choirs in schools, churches and conservatories everywhere – John Horman’s class is for people who always wanted to sing but couldn’t. Breathing exercises, pitch-matching games and enjoyable activities build proficiency and confidence. MANSION Tuition $140 (Stars $126)

WED, OCT 10, 7:30PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Samia Ahmad

A Hindustani (North Indian) classical vocalist and a proponent of spiritual unity, Samia Mahbub Ahmad branches out from her classical base to incorporate Nazrul Sangeet, Bhajans and global fusion, melding the Hindustani classical sounds with the rhythms of South Africa and the West. Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION Tickets $15 (Stars $13.50)

THU, OCT 11, 8PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BSO SuperPops: The Golden Age of Black and White

Jack Everly, conductor Travel back in time with Jack Everly and the BSO SuperPops to your favorite television themes of the ‘50s! Experience a wave of nostalgia as unforgettable radio hits and even a game show unfolds, including a nod to the dawning of rock and roll and the rise of Elvis. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $30–$90


National Philharmonic 2012–2013 Season at the Music Center at Strathmore! C a l en dar S eptember – November 2012

Join the National Philharmonic at Strathmore for a season of great voices featured in fabulous music! This year’s program showcases Denyce Graves, singing Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody, Magdalena Wór in Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky Suite and Danielle Talamantes who joins the Philharmonic in Poulenc’s Gloria. The season opens with an all-Beethoven program featuring the sublime Piano Concerto No. 3 with pianist Orli Shaham and the heroic Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”). Experience the artistry of pianist Brian Ganz, playing his third all-Chopin recital; violinist Stefan Jackiw and violist Victoria Chiang in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante; and violinist Elena Urioste performing Andrea Makris’s compelling Violin Concerto in a concert celebrating American violin music. The season concludes with tribute to Richard Wagner featuring famous excerpts from his most popular operas.

Subscribe Today! Kids 7–17 free! Complimentary parking! FRI, OCT 12, 7:30PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Duo Amaral

Husband-and-wife guitar duo Mia Pomerantz and Jorge Amaral perform music by Albeniz, Rodrigo, Ginastera and Ramirez. Israeli-born Mia and Mexico-born Jorge met as students, and they bring a passionate freshness to classical guitar. Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION Tickets $30 (Stars $27)

SAT, OCT 13, 8PM SUN, OCT 14, 3PM

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC

Beethoven: The Power of Three

Orli Shaham, piano Piotr Gajewski, conductor Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3 Piano Concerto No. 3 Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”) Free pre-concert lectures: 6:45PM Oct. 13; 1:45PM Oct. 14. MUSIC CENTER Tickets from $28

WED, OCT 17, 7PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & MARYLAND CLASSIC YOUTH ORCHESTRAS

Open Rehearsal

Featuring renowned BSO guest conductor Juanjo Mena. EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 405 Free

Elena Urioste

WED, OCT 17, 7:30PM

FRI, OCT 19, 8PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

The art of songwriting and the raw beauty of Americana music come together in this rocking trio. Make sure you check out the incredible songwriter Kevin Dudley and his special guests—the sounds and the stories come together in a wonderful way. Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION Tickets $15 (Stars $13.50)

“Feisty, funny” (Variety) cultural satirist Fran Lebowitz and “impressive writer and thinker” (The New York Times) Frank Rich engage in a live, onstage conversation around current themes as the presidential election race roars on—discussing what is at stake and much more. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $45-$70 (Stars $40.50-$63)

Kevin Dudley with Ralph Gordon & Alexander Mitchell

THU, OCT 18, 7:30PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Guido’s Ear

Don’t be late for this early music ensemble! They specialize in the repertoire of the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods, a pivotal moment where instrumental music came into its own. Founded by Aaron Brown and Dongmyung Ahn, Guido’s Ear explores both the early forays into purely instrumental music and the vocal and dance traditions they come from. Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION Tickets $30 (Stars $27)

FRI, OCT 19, 11AM

STRATHMORE EDUCATION

Historic Home Tour

Take a guided tour illuminating the history, architecture and personal stories of the Mansion at Strathmore. MANSION Free (tickets required)

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A State of the Union Conversation: Fran Lebowitz and Frank Rich

SAT, OCT 20, 10AM

STRATHMORE EDUCATION

Jazz Vocal Intensive: Scat Singing 101

Join jazz vocalist and instructor Connaitre Miller for an exploration of the improvisational technique known as scatting. Start with an understanding of what scatting actually is, learn common syllables used for articulation, thematic development and more. MANSION Tuition $65 (Stars $58.50)

SAT, OCT 20, 2PM

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Anarchic, funny, and mindbogglingly versatile, this virtuosic “orchestra” takes on and transforms iconic works from Beethoven to The Who to Isaac Hayes. “There are lots of yuks in ukes: physical comedy, pun-filled banter between songs and stacks of fleeting musical allusions within each piece keep the orchestra’s show lively” (The New York Times). Bring a uke and join the Orchestra for a house-wide StrumAlong to the classic “Ode to Joy!” MUSIC CENTER Tickets $18-$48 (Stars $16.20-$43.20)

SAT, OCT 20, 5PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & MARYLAND CLASSIC YOUTH ORCHESTRAS

MCYO Master Class

Join in on these free collaborations between the BSO and MCYO! Visit www.mcyo.org or call (301) 581-5208 to reserve. EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 402 Free (reservations required)

SAT, OCT 20, 11AM

LEVINE SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Master Class with Pianist Benedetto Lupo

Levine presents pianist Benedetto Lupo, the 1989 Bronze Medal winner of the Eighth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, as a master clinician to top piano students. Reserve by calling (202) 686-8000 x1599. EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 309 Free (RSVP requested)

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FRI, OCT 26, 6:30PM

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Bernstein’s Kaddish

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Strathmore Cabaret

Favorites with a twist—come celebrate the ambiance of cabaret with an evening of music, fine dining and fun. Emcee Charlie Barnett oversees the dynamite performances with members of the 2012 class of Strathmore Artists in Residence offering sophisticated if not slightly irreverent entertainment. There’s a live auction, and proceeds from this event help spark a passion for the arts in the hearts of children. For additional information, call (301) 581-5145. Tickets $150 per person ($90 tax-deductible) or $250 per pair ($130 tax-deductible)

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Saturday, September 29 at 8pm Music Center at Strathmore Marin Alsop, conductor Claire Bloom, narrator Kelley Nassief, soprano The Washington Chorus John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine Dave and Chris Brubeck: Ansel Adams: America Bernstein: Symphony No. 3, ”Kaddish”

Marin Alsop

SAT, OCT 20, 8PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony

Juanjo Mena, conductor Benedetto Lupo, piano Antonin Dvorˇàk: Slavonic dances, opus 72 Béla Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 His life in constant turmoil, Tchaikovsky poured his soul into each of his symphonies— symphonies that would express his inner anguish and romantic passions as no music had ever dared. Free pre-concert lecture by Levine School of Music at 7PM. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $30–$90

TUE, OCT 23, 8PM

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

A Night with David Sedaris

Funnyman David Sedaris laughs with us, not at us—slicing through cultural euphemisms and political correctness, sharing his crazy childhood, making us think and selling more than seven million copies of Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim and When You Are Engulfed in Flames. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $48-$58 (Stars $43.20-$52.20)

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MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Casey Driessen: The Singularity Tour

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Grant Leighton

“O, my Father,” begins Leonard Bernstein’s Third Symphony, “I want to say Kaddish.” Bernstein transforms the Kaddish into a prayer of peace—for himself, for the listener and for all humanity.

Leonard Bernstein

WED, OCT 24, 7:30PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Songwriters’ Association of Washington: Best of SAW Showcase

Inspired, unconventional and original—Grammy-nominated percussive fiddler Casey Driessen has toured with Béla Fleck, Steve Earle, Darrell Scott and Tim O’Brien. His signature style features digital loops and effects, and his performances are truly singular, as he literally builds his sound before the eyes and ears of the audience. Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION Tickets $15 (Stars $13.50)

SAT, OCT 27, 2PM

The Songwriters Association of Washington celebrates the power of music and fosters the talent of its members. A SAW Showcase is a great way to support the tradition of songwriting and hear tomorrow’s stars today. Emerging artists and veterans of the road—each musician has a style and a story to tell. Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION Tickets $15 (Stars $13.50)

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Symposium: Unified Elements of Tattooing

Join Paul Roe of British Ink on H Street in D.C. for a symposium on the art of the tattoo—from ancient Egypt to the present day, right here in the Shapiro Music Room of the Mansion. It’s the perfect companion to Strathmore’s Skin fine art exhibit, for ages 15 and up. MANSION Free (no tickets required)

SAT, OCT 27, 7PM

THU, OCT 25, 7PM

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Hip, happening – henna! This perfect evening out starts with printmaking and traditional henna patterns to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Then, inspired by a highlights tour of Strathmore’s exhibit, Skin, get your own hands and feet inked with temporary henna tattoos meant to bring joy and good fortune. MANSION Tuition $60 (Stars $54)

It’s a Friday night art party just for kids aged 11 to 14, with workshops in printmaking, temporary henna tattoos, snacks, stories and a scavenger hunt. With fun and games inspired by the Skin fine art exhibition, this is a night kids won’t want to miss. MANSION Tuition $50 (Stars $45)

Night at the Mansion: Printmaking and Henna

An Evening of Art, Henna and Wine

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CITYDANCE

Christopher K. Morgan & Artists: Spiraling

Morgan brings his “forward thinking choreography” (BalletDance magazine) to this exciting evening of concert dance with special guest performances by the Dance Exchange and CityDance Conservatory. CITYDANCE STUDIO THEATER AT STRATHMORE Tickets $25 ($20 with student ID)

SAT, OCT 27, 8PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Mozart & Brahms

Cornelius Meister, conductor Jonathan Carney, violin Dariusz Skoraczewski, cello Johannes Brahms: Double Concerto for Violin and Cello Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 35 “Haffner” Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Free pre-concert lecture by Levine School of Music at 7PM. MUSIC CENTER Tickets range from $30-$90

SUN, OCT 28, 3PM

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Billy Collins and Mary Oliver

Spend an evening immersed in poetry, with former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins and bestselling poet and winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, Mary Oliver. Funny, evocative, and full of wit and wonder, these wordsmiths will change the way you think about the poet’s art. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $45-$75 (Stars $40.50-$67.50)

SUN, OCT 28, 3PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Dalí Quartet: Family Performance

Venezuela’s Dalí Quartet performs a family-friendly version of their Latin American classical program that will have you dancing in your seat. Argentine tangos, Cuban boleros, Caribbean rumbas—the classically trained quartet brings the rhythm and the fun to this special show. Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION Tickets $18 (Stars $16.20)


Woody Guthrie Sing-Along

This year marks Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday, and Cathy Fink and Joe Uehlein lead the celebration with a selection of familiar, popular and easy to sing songs like “This Land Is Your Land.” Love to sing? This is the event for you and your family, ages 10 and up! EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 402 Tuition $10 (Stars $9)

SUN, OCT 28, 7:30PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Dalí Quartet

The classically trained members of the Dalí Quartet hail from Venezuela, and infuse their music with the rhythms of their homeland. Tradition gets a twist when this extraordinary young ensemble performs Latin American chamber music, including works by Amaya, Mendelssohn, Turina and Villa-Lobos. Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION Tickets $32 (Stars $28.80)

MON, OCT 29, 8PM

interPLAYcompany Band

Goosebumps in a Minor Key

Come see a performance featuring classical and contemporary music, dance and guest artists. Not available for children 12 and under. Call (301) 570-6664 for information and ordering tickets before October 17. EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 405 Tickets $10 ($5 for those with disabilities)

TUE, OCT 30, 8PM

WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY

András Schiff, piano

Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II “There is nothing more reliable in the world of classical music today than pianist András Schiff playing Bach” (The New York Times). This performance is made possible through the generous support of Betsy and Robert Feinberg. MUSIC CENTER Tickets from $38

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WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY

Joshua Bell, violin Sam Haywood, piano

Schubert: Rondo for Piano in B minor, Op. 70 Strauss: Sonata for Violin & Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 18 Dvorˇàk: Romantic Pieces, Op. 75, B.150 “The greatest American violinist active today” (The Boston Herald). MUSIC CENTER Tickets from $55

FRI, NOV 2, 8PM SAT, NOV 3, 8PM

CITYDANCE

Hubbard Street 2 & CityDance Conservatory Dancers

Hubbard Street 2 & CityDance Conservatory will present an evening of dance featuring signature repertory from both groups, as well as new works by CityDance’s 2012-2013 Choreographer-in-Residence and Resident Artist, as well as pieces by Brazilian choreographers Janice Botelho and Alex Neoral. Visit www. citydance.net for updates. CITYDANCE STUDIO THEATER AT STRATHMORE Tickets $25 ($20 student tickets)

Maryland Campus at the Music Center at Strathmore

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SUN, OCT 28, 4PM

STRATHMORE EDUCATION

Become part of the Levine Community! Explore your potential through private lessons, group classes and music therapy. Grow a passion for music through our Early Childhood and Elementary Music classes. Rediscover a love for music at any age with our adult programs. Inspire the community with our musical ensembles. Levine School of Music is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Students of all ages and abilities are invited to join us for an exciting new year of private lessons, group classes and special events. Private lessons, available on more than 20 instruments, begin September 6. Group classes begin September 18. To learn more call (301) 897-5100 or visit www.levineschool.org.

FRI, NOV 2, 5PM

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC

Master Class with Brian Ganz, piano

Email your reservation to office@ nationalphilharmonic.org, or by calling (301) 493-9283, ext. 111. EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 402 Tickets $5 (reservations required)

FRI, NOV 2, 8PM

I.M.P. PRESENTS

Melissa Etheridge

After receiving her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in late 2011, seasoned Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge is gearing up to put out her newest album, 4th Street Feeling. This fall, she’s heading out once again to visit her unwaveringly dedicated fans. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $57.50-$77.50 (additional tickets may be available through Ticketmaster)

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The Magic of Music Meets the Passion of Youth

Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras enjoys its 66th Season!

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

For a musical experience rivaling those of many professional symphonies but for half the ticket price, you can enjoy a wonderful concert in a world-class venue. Support tomorrow’s musicians today!

Join us on a treasure hunt when the area’s finest museum gift shops from the Shakespeare Theatre to the National Archives bring their wares to Strathmore. You’ll find toys, jewelry, one-of-a-kind gifts—some handmade, all art-inspired—for yourself and everyone on your holiday list. No strollers, please. MANSION Admission $9 (Stars $8)

2012 Concert Dates: SUN, DEC 9 Afternoon: features Chamber Strings, Young Artists, Symphony Evening: MCYO Philharmonic, featuring BSO & NSO Concertmaster Jonathan Carney and Nurit Bar-Josef! WED, MAR 6 7:30PM featuring Chamber Orchestra, Young Artists, & Symphony

SUN, MAR 10, 4PM NIGHT OF OPERA with the Young Artists of America & the Philharmonic MAY 19 Afternoon: features Chamber Strings, Young Artists, Symphony Evening: Chamber Orchestra and Philharmonic with Concerto Competition winner!

Tickets from $15. Special Group Discount rates available. ATTEND FREE MASTER CLASS COLLABORATIONS WITH THE BSO September 29 Violin Master Class for Concertmasters with BSO’s Jonathan Carney. Also for oboe, bassoon, bass, percussion, cello, violin. Check website for dates throughout the season. Rehearsals: Wednesday evenings at the Music Center. Call to observe (301) 581-5208 MCYO ALUMNI: Please contact Cheryl@mcyo.org. We want to hear an update from you! QUESTIONS? Visit www.mcyo.org or call (301) 581-5208 for more information. SAT, NOV 3, 8PM

SUN, NOV 4, 3PM

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

Keb’ Mo’

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Delta blues comes alive when the multiple Grammy-winning singer/ songwriter/guitarist Keb’ Mo’ takes the stage with his band. Yet the multi-dimensional musician goes beyond the blues, with a dazzling performance that integrates elements of jazz, soul, pop and gospel. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $28-$58 (Stars $25.20-$52.20)

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Kids EuroFestival: The Dragon’s Short Code

A delightful tale blends music, puppetry and interactive theater. A fiery hit with kids aged 2 to 6. RSVP at www.kidseurofestival.org. MANSION Free (reservations required)

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SAT, NOV 10, 8PM

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC

Prokofiev: Beyond Peter and the Wolf

Brian Ganz, piano Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano National Philharmonic Chorale Victoria Gau, conductor Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé Suite Piano Concerto No. 3 Alexander Nevsky Suite Free pre-concert lecture: 6:45PM. MUSIC CENTER Tickets from $28

SUN, NOV 11, 4PM

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BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Songbirds with Linda Eder

Jack Everly and the BSO SuperPops welcome internationally acclaimed Broadway star Linda Eder for a special tribute to the legendary Judy Garland. With all the emotion of Garland’s voice, Eder makes these songs her own, dazzling us with her favorites from the Judy Garland songbook, including “By Myself,” “The Trolley Song,” “It Never Was You,” “Almost Like Being in Love” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” MUSIC CENTER Tickets range from $30-$90

FRI, NOV 9, 5-6:30PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & MARYLAND CLASSIC YOUTH ORCHESTRAS

Free Master Class for Bass

Featuring the BSO’s Bob Barney. Visit www.mcyo.org or call (301) 581-5208 to reserve. MUSIC CENTER, COMCAST LOUNGE Free (reservations required)

FRI, NOV 9, 8:15PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Off the Cuff Series: Beethoven’s Fifth

Marin Alsop, conductor Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 It is music’s most famous motif, yet is only four notes, and the first three are exactly the same. Marin Alsop explains why Beethoven’s Fifth still captures the imagination after more than two centuries. MUSIC CENTER Tickets range from $30-$90

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Nathan Pacheco

Virginia born Nathan Pacheco first gained fame as part of the Yanni Voices project and recently wrapped his first album Introducing Nathan Pacheco in London. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear his rich and beautiful operatic voice—think Three Tenors meets Josh Groban— at Strathmore. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $18-$48 (Stars $16.20-$43.20)

TUE, NOV 13, 8PM

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

Rita: My Joys

In Israel, she goes by one name. In America, she’s becoming known for her exotic sound as well as her work as an Israeli-Iranian cultural ambassador. This stunning sensation comes to Strathmore to perform the beautiful, hopeful music that’s made her famous in the Middle East. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $40-$75 (Stars $36-$67.50)

WED, NOV 14, 7:30PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Jennifer Koh’s Bach and Beyond, Part I

The first concert in this twoperformance adventure examines the essential influences of Bach on composers through the centuries. It begins and ends with Bach Partitas, embracing works by Saariaho and Salonen. MANSION Tickets $30 (Stars $27)

THU, NOV 15, 7:30PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Tia Fuller Quartet

When she’s not on tour with Beyoncé, Tia Fuller brings her own show on the road. The jazz saxophonist is a noted composer and educator as well as a performer, and she brings a depth of soul to every note. Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION Tickets $35 (Stars $31.50)


Take a guided tour illuminating the history, architecture and personal stories of the Mansion at Strathmore. MANSION Free (tickets required)

NOV 17–DEC 29

STRATHMORE FINE ART

79th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature

While each piece in this amazing exhibition is produced in miniature, every one represents a massive dab of talent and tender loving care. Come to the free Opening Reception on Sunday, November 18 from 2–4PM. MANSION Free (no tickets required)

NOV 17–DEC 29

STRATHMORE FINE ART

Grayscale

The magic of grayscale is infinite, and this exploration of much more than fifty shades challenges the viewers’ ability to ascribe color to black and white images and much more. Don’t miss this intense spectrum of black to white and everything in between. Come to the free Opening Reception on Tuesday, November 20, from 7–9PM. Free (no tickets required)

SAT, NOV 17, 8PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Lyrical Dvořák and Brahms

Marin Alsop, conductor Denis Kozhukhin, piano Antonin Dvorˇàk: Symphony No. 8 in G Major Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major Marin Alsop and the BSO have been acclaimed for their performances and recordings of Czech master Antonin Dvorˇàk. Complementing Dvorˇàk’s lyrical Eighth Symphony is Brahms’ poetic Piano Concerto No. 2. Free pre-concert lecture by Levine School of Music at 7PM. MUSIC CENTER Tickets range from $30-$90

Kids Sunday Workshop: Artist Trading Cards— Mini Masterpieces!

Kids ages 7 to 11 create collectible mini-masterpieces from pastels, collage, watercolors, markers and acrylics. There’s a tour of Strathmore’s Miniatures exhibit, then a workshop session to create 2.5” x 3.5” works of art. MANSION Tuition $45 (Stars $40.50)

FRI, NOV 23, 8PM

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon

Last year’s Abbey Road presentation was a resounding success, and now Pink Floyd’s 1973 masterpiece gets the Classic Albums Live treatment. Dark Side of the Moon, with hits like “Money” and “Us and Them,” was on the Billboard charts longer than any other album in history; now top musicians recreate the epic disc live onstage in track order. Tickets $28-$38 (Stars $25.20-$34.20)

SAT, NOV 24, 4 & 8PM

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Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs Original Design and Direction by Nigel Triffit

Explosive high-energy dance comes to Strathmore—all the way from Australia! Choreographer Dein Perry’s foot-stomping show about steelworkers strutting their stuff shows the art of tap dancing in a dynamic new light. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $25-$52 (Stars $22.50-$46.80)

THU, NOV 29, 8PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Joshua Bell

Elgar Cello Concerto

Mario Venzago, conductor Sol Gabetta, cello Franz Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No. 1 Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto in E Minor César Franck: Symphony in D Minor Composed in the shadow of the First World War, Elgar’s impassioned Cello Concerto stands as one of the greatest in the repertoire. Commanding cellist Sol Gabetta makes her BSO debut in these concerts. England’s Daily Express raves, “She brings a fiery sensitivity to Elgar’s great concerto…playing reminiscent of the late Jacqueline du Pré…” Free Music Notes Live! pre-concert lecture with David Ginder of WETA at 7PM. MUSIC CENTER Tickets range from $30-$90

FRI, NOV 30, 7:30PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Julia Nixon: Songs of Burt Bacharach

Strathmore favorite (and Helen Hayes Award winner) Julia Nixon performs the music of one of America’s most successful composers. It’s an evening dedicated to the cool, breezy Burt Bacharach sound—from “Close To You” to “Walk On By” to “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head.” Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION Tickets $35 (Stars $31.50)

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Historic Home Tour

SUN, NOV 18, 9:30AM

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Lisa Marie Mazzucco

FRI, NOV 16, 11AM

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WPAS 2012/13 Celebrity Series Washington Performing Arts Society’s 2012/13 Strathmore season begins on October 30 with pianist András Schiff, who performs Book II of Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier. On November 1, violinist Joshua Bell and his frequent recital partner, pianist Sam Haywood, return for a program of Schubert, Strauss, Dvorák and Prokofiev.

WED, NOV 28, 7:30PM

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Charlie Barnett with Owen Danoff & Deborah Bond

Mentor Charlie Barnett takes the stage with his sidekick guitar, and is joined by two AIR acolytes and fans, progressive soul artist Deborah Bond and singer-songwriter Owen Danoff. MANSION Tickets $15 (Stars $13.50)

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AFTERNOON TEA TEAROOM REOPENS ON SEPTEMBER 10. TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS AT 1PM, COMPLETE SCHEDULE ON PAGE 18.

Levine: Master Class with Pianist Benedetto Lupo OCT 20

WPAS: András Schiff, piano

An Evening of Art, Henna and Wine OCT 25

WPAS: Joshua Bell, violin & Sam Haywood, piano NOV 1

Unified Elements of Tattooing

Nathan Pacheco NOV 11

Tia Fuller Quartet NOV 15

Jennifer Koh’s Bach & Beyond, Part I NOV 14

Charlie Barnett with Owen Danoff & Deborah Bond

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OCT 30

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Keb’ Mo’ NOV 3

BROADWAY/ AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Night at the Mansion: Printmaking and Henna OCT 27

Patti LuPone OCT 5 & 6

OCT 28

BSO: Songbirds with Linda Eder NOV 8

National Philharmonic: Master Class with Brian Ganz, piano MCYO/BSO: Free Master Class for Bass NOV 9

DANCE/ PERFORMANCE ART

Eric Scott SEP 19

CHILDREN/FAMILY

BSO: Off the Cuff— Beethoven’s Fifth NOV 9

CityDance: FRESH VISIONS— Under One Umbrella SEP 8 & 9

Sonic Circuits Festival SEP 23

National Philharmonic: Prokofiev—Beyond Peter and the Wolf NOV 10

Ballet Folklórico OCT 3

Kids Sunday Workshop: Artist Trading Cards NOV 18

OCT 27 & 28

Best of SAW Showcase OCT 24

Dali Quartet: Family Performance OCT 28

Casey Driessen OCT 26

CLASSICAL

CityDance: Hubbard Street 2 & CityDance Conservatory Dancers NOV 2 & 3

Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs NOV 24

Julia Nixon: Songs of Burt Bacharach NOV 30

Woody Guthrie Sing-Along

Children’s Talk & Tour, Skin SEP 22

Kids Sunday Workshop: Go Crazy with Henna OCT 7 Night at the Mansion: Printmaking and Henna OCT 27 Dali Quartet: Family Performance OCT 28 Woody Guthrie Sing-Along OCT 28

Kids Sunday Workshop: Artist Trading Cards NOV 4

CLASSES/EDUCATION MCYO: Season Begins SEP 5 LEVINE: Fall Semester Begins SEP 6

Children’s Talk & Tour, Skin SEP 22

LEVINE/BSO: Symphonic Explorations SEP 22 Historic Home Tours SEP 24, OCT 19, NOV 16

MCYO/BSO: Free Violin Master Class for Concertmasters SEP 29

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BSO: American Classics and Gil Shaham SEP 22 BSO: Bernstein’s Kaddish Symphony SEP 29 BSO: Beethoven’s Mighty Erioca OCT 4

OCT 11

Duo Amaral OCT 12

Guido’s Ear OCT 18 BSO: Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony OCT 20 BSO: Mozart & Brahms OCT 27

Kids Sunday Workshop: Go Crazy with Henna OCT 7 So You Think You Can’t Sing Jazz Vocal Intensive: Scat Singing 101 OCT 20

BSO: Season Preview Concert

National Philharmonic: Beethoven—The Power of Three OCT 13 & 14

Art Talk, Skin SEP 22

OCT 8–29

NOV 2

BSO: SuperPops—The Golden Age of Black and White

CITYDANCE: Fall Session Begins SEP 15

BSO: Lyrical Dvorák and Brahms NOV 17 BSO: Elgar Cello Concerto NOV 29

CityDance: Christopher K. Morgan & Artists—Spiraling

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POP/ROCK/FUNK Joe Jackson and the Bigger Band SEP 15 Metric SEP 21 Pat McGee Band SEP 28 David Byrne & St. Vincent SEP 30

Melissa Etheridge NOV 2

NOV 23

FINE ART Skin SEP 15–NOV 3

SPEAKERS

Children’s Talk & Tour, Skin

Fran Lebowitz and Frank Rich

SEP 22

OCT 19

Art Talk, Skin SEP 22

David Sedaris OCT 23

Fine Art in Miniature

Billy Collins and Mary Oliver

NOV 17–DEC 29

OCT 28

Grayscale NOV 17–DEC 29

SPECIAL EVENTS INTERNATIONAL/ WORLD

Strathmore Cabaret! OCT 26

Samia Ahmad OCT 10

NOV 8–11

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain OCT 20

Museum Shop Around

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

Dali Quartet: Family Performance OCT 28

Rita: My Joys NOV 13

Dali Quartet OCT 28

JAZZ/BLUES/GOSPEL/ AMERICANA

Mansion Closes 4PM: Thanksgiving NOV 21

Jeff Antoniuk SEP 12

Campus Closed: Thanksgiving

interPLAYcompany Band: Goosebumps in a Minor Key OCT 29

Frédéric Yonnet SEP 27

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Campus Closed: Labor Day SEP 3

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l the delightful arrangements of familiar and notso-familiar American classics, An Appalachian Christmas became a critical and commercial success—and a riveting stage show was born.

Casey Driessen OCTOBER 26

Jennifer Koh NOVEMBER 14 FEBRUARY 28

Natalie MacMaster Jim McGuire

Christmas in Cape Breton DECEMBER 6

Mark O’Connor An Appalachian Christmas DECEMBER 13

Alasdair Fraser Natalie Haas Molly Mason Dirk Powell Jay Ungar JANUARY 11

Carpe Diem String Quartet JANUARY 17

Aaron Weinstein FEBRUARY 7

Elena Urioste National Philharmonic MARCH 2

Kristin Lee APRIL 4

Marian Anderson Quartet APRIL 25

But there’s more to Storied Strings than just one concert: Scottish fiddlers Alasdair Frasier, Natalie Haas, Jay Ungar, Molly Mason and Dirk Powell perform a concert of traditional American music, and violinist Elena Urioste showcases American classical composition with the National Philharmonic. But what is American classical composition?

Can an instrument be an immigrant? That’s the question behind Strathmore’s Storied Strings: The Violin in America, a season-long 11-concert series that sets out to explore not just the violin but its journey from Europe to the United States and its impact on the development of American music over the centuries.

“Since my career is central to American music I’m always asked that question,” says O’Connor. “I think instead of always looking to Europe we should have started acknowledging American classical composition much earlier: if we would have accepted ragtime and blues in academic settings we might have benefitted so much from it.”

“The fact that you can play the violin and make it sound a thousand different ways is extraordinary,” says composer-violinist Mark O’Connor. “And when you have a culturally diverse country like America, it’s odd that anyone would want everybody to sound alike.”

Now, he says, festivals like Storied Strings are critical because they validate past American composers, recognize the current crop, and inspire the musical geniuses of the future.

O’Connor—a genre-bending, Grammy-winning performer as well as a scholar, teacher and musicological pedagogue whose “O’Connor Method” promotes creativity and diversity in emerging violinists—is a strong advocate of American classical music, and his December 13th concert, An Appalachian Christmas, will be the centerpiece of the Storied Strings festival. “I always wanted to do a Christmas release,” he explains, “and finally did it last year with some superstar guests and some relaxing holiday music.” Between the superstar guests—Yo-Yo Ma, Alison Krauss, Renée Fleming and Jane Monheit—and

Like the you-have-to-hear-it-to-believe-it Casey Driessen, or Strathmore Artist in Residence alum Chelsey Green or progressive modern violinist Kristin Lee—all appearing in the Mansion. Like violinist Jennifer Koh’s Bach and Beyond series, or Carpe Diem Quartet’s performance of Korine Fujiwara’s Fiddle Suite Montana. Or the Marian Anderson String Quartet, presenting a program of works by Banfield, Perkinson and Dvorák, as well as Negro Spirituals. “We don’t have to be Mozart,” O’Connor says. “We can be ourselves, use our own language, draw from our own experiences. “That’s American music.”

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Dennis Drenner

Never Too Old, Never Too Young Learning’s for life at Strathmore, where we offer singing classes and art workshops for adults and kids—even family sing-alongs. Everyone can find something here that’s just right.

SINGING WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS John Horman

There’s music inside everyone—now’s the time to stop dreaming and start singing.

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Connaitre Miller

The Best in Jazz: Connaitre Miller Performer, professor, arranger, conductor Popular Strathmore instructor Connaitre Miller, currently Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Howard University, has performed for audiences all over the world, and conducted lectures and workshops on jazz singing and jazz choir techniques throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Jazz Vocal Intensive: Scat Singing 101

Master of Music: John Horman Singer, teacher, anthem-writer, award-winning composer John D. Horman has done it all. A music and drama teacher for decades, John has worked extensively with every type of chorus—and he brings a world of experience and excellence to his students here at Strathmore. So You Think You Can’t Sing OCTOBER 8–29

A relaxed, non-judgmental environment, an instructor who has worked with choirs in schools, churches and conservatories everywhere—this class is for people who always wanted to sing but couldn’t. Breathing exercises, pitch-matching games and enjoyable activities build proficiency and confidence. Tuition $140 (Stars $126)

OCTOBER 20

Join an exploration of the improvisational technique known as scatting. Start with an understanding of what scatting actually is; learn common syllables used for articulation, thematic development and more. Jazz Vocal Intensive: Scat Singing 201 DECEMBER 15

This more-advanced course in scatting develops the ear, increases jazz vocabulary and introduces the scales used in improvisation. Connaitre Miller shows how to apply scat in a typical jazz set, how to adapt it for different jazz styles, how to ‘converse’ with the rhythm section.

So You Think You Can’t Sing—Harmony Edition JANUARY 7, 14, 28 & FEBRUARY 4

Improve and expand your singing and extend it to group harmony with rounds, canons and partner songs. John Horman’s class includes individual vocal evaluation, rhythmic games, repertoire from a variety of historical periods and an introduction to the history and meaning of notation. Tuition $140 (Stars $126) MONDAYS, 7:30–9PM

MANSION Tuition $140 (Stars $126)

SATURDAYS, 10AM–3PM

MANSION Tuition $65 (Stars $58.50)

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Strathmore Family Sings! Woody Guthrie OCTOBER 28

Family Christmas DECEMBER 16 Education Center, Room 402 Tickets $10 (Stars $9) Ages 6 and up

DISCOVER! See more educational opportunities for adults and kids in the Fall Calendar, pages 7–14.


ART WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

ART FOR KIDS AND TEENS

An Evening of Art, Henna and Wine

Kids Sunday Art Workshops

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 7–10PM Hip, happening—henna! This perfect evening out starts with printmaking and traditional henna patterns to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Then, inspired by a highlights tour of Strathmore’s exhibit, Skin, have your hands and feet painted with temporary henna tattoos meant to bring joy and good fortune. Tuition $60 (Stars $54)

Sundays are fun days at Strathmore! It’s never too early the introduce art as a source of fun, inspiration and learning. Our Sunday Workshops are a great way for kids to make art, make friends, and make creativity part of their weekend relaxation.

Miniatures Workshop SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 10AM-3PM Big things have always come in small packages at Strathmore’s 79th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature. Taking the Miniatures Workshop means signing on for an intense fivehour class that’s intended to be an introduction to painting in miniatures for students with a knowledge of and experience in painting on a larger scale. Instructor Bev Abbott is a senior member of the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society, and she’ll guide the class through the challenges and techniques that make painting in miniature so rewarding. Tuition $75 (Stars $67.50)

Go Crazy with Henna! OCTOBER 7

Inspire your young artist with an exciting workshop that starts with traditional Arabic and Indian henna patterns and ends with Bhavna Naik, Henna henna-painted hands and feet for everyone! Lisa Murphy brings the symbols and meanings of henna to life—and there’s even a visit to Strathmore’s Skin exhibit. Artist Trading Cards: Mini Masterpieces! NOVEMBER 18

Miniature masterpieces made from pastels, collage, watercolors, markers and acrylics: that’s the concept behind Artist Trading Cards. This workshop includes a tour of Strathmore’s exhibit, Fine Art in Miniature, for inspiration as the kids create collectable 2.5” x 3.5” works of art. Black & White Printmaking! DECEMBER 9

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Students sketch out ideas while touring Strathmore’s Grayscale exhibit, then learn a combination charcoal drawing/black and white printmaking lesson using Styrofoam, acrylics, block ink, rollers, canvas and more. It’s all black, white and shades of grey, with fun techniques to try.

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SUNDAYS, 9:30AM–12:30PM Tuition $45 (Stars $40.50), ages 7–11

Bev Abbott, Underwater Wrestling

Night at the Mansion

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 7–10PM Why should parents have all the fun? Drop your teens ages 11 through 14 by for an evening of fun: workshops in printmaking and temporary henna tattoos, special snacks, and a super scavenger hunt that takes in parts of the Skin exhibition. Mansion Tuition $50 (Stars $45)

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“Tea is a Cup of Life.” Usher out the heat of summer and celebrate the joys of autumn with a tea date at Strathmore. Soothing live music, festive food and special tea blends served in the most elegant of settings.

Afternoon Tea Schedule SEPTEMBER

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Sold Out Noreen Friedman, flute & Bob Wysong, guitar Sold Out Becky Dukes, piano Sold Out Fran Hrastar, piano Sold Out Paul Bangser, guitar Sold Out Specialty Tea: International Tea Karen Ashbrook, hammered dulcimer & Paul Oorts, accordian Sold Out Specialty Tea: International Tea Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar

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2 Specialty Tea: Vegetarian Tea Karen Ashbrook, hammered dulcimer & Carrie Rose, flute 3 Specialty Tea: Harps and Crumpets Tea Sue Richards, harp; Jo Morrison, harp; Meg Baker, harp; Carol Rose Duane, harp 9 Max Hou, piano 10 Specialty Tea: Chocolate Tea Fran Hrastar, piano 16 Specialty Tea: German Tea Liab’ und Schneid with Tom Leoui, Steirische harmonika, zither, guitar, vocals and Elisabeth Lloyd, zither, guitar, vocals 17 Specialty Tea: German Tea Liab’ und Schneid with Tom Leoui, Steirische harmonika, zither, guitar, vocals and Elisabeth Lloyd, zither, guitar, vocals

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23 Hsien-Ann Meng & Wei-Der Huang, Octtava piano duo 24 John Dassoulas, piano 30 Specialty Tea: Haunted Tea Party “Murder Mystery” play 31 Specialty Tea: Haunted Tea Party “Murder Mystery” play NOVEMBER

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John Dassoulas, piano Becky Dukes, piano Carol Rose Duane, harp & piano Sold Out Jo Morrison, Celtic harp

Specialty Teas International Tea

Chocolate Tea

SEPTEMBER 25 & 26 Music from around the globe and a delightful international menu.

OCTOBER 10 Meet the luscious luxury of chocolate in this extraspecial event.

Vegetarian Tea

German Tea

OCTOBER 2 Fall’s harvest is reflected in the delicious vegetarian fare.

OCTOBER 16 & 17 Enjoy lively German music and a menu that reflects Teutonic traditions. Special Note: Arrive early at noon and join in on a special tour of the Skin exhibit.

Harps and Crumpets Tea OCTOBER 3 Harps and high tea create an atmosphere of relaxation and refinement.

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Haunted Tea Party OCTOBER 30 & 31 Tea, treats and a live whodunit! Why should the kids get all the fun?

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Afternoon Teas TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS AT 1PM Mansion $23 (Stars $20.70) $28 (Stars Price $25.20) for Specialty Teas Pre-paid, nonrefundable reservations required, call (301) 581-5108.


General Information Contact Information

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www.strathmore.org (301) 581-5100 TICKET OFFICE 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD

Web: www.strathmore.org Ticket Office: (301) 581-5100 Group Tickets: (301) 581-5199 Administration: (301) 581-5200

Complimentary 15 minute Ticket Office parking is available in the Mansion lot weekdays 10am–5pm

TTY for MD residents via relay at 711, out-of-state at (800) 735-2258

GROUP TICKETS (301) 581-5199

Mansion at Strathmore 10701 Rockville Pike North Bethesda, MD 20852-3224

M/TU/TH/F 10am–5pm, W 10am–9pm, SA 10am–2pm

Strathmore Welcomes Patrons with Disabilities Every seating section in the Concert Hall includes wheelchairaccessible seating. The Mansion at Strathmore is wheelchair accessible.

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

Assistive-listening devices are available in the Concert Hall.

Accommodations subject to availability; please make requests by calling the Ticket Office 14 days in advance of performance.

Directions Strathmore is located on Rockville Pike (Route 355), half a mile north of the Capital Beltway and adjacent to the Grosvenor-Strathmore station on Metro’s Red Line.

Parking For Music Center Concert Hall performances: For ticketed performances, complimentary parking is available in the adjacent Metro garage—stroll across the covered Sky Bridge directly into the Music Center. For the convenience of Music Center patrons, there is a passenger drop-off and pick-up area and valet available ($15) in the Circle Plaza at 5301 Tuckerman Lane. For non-performance 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 is required Monday–Friday. For Mansion concerts, exhibitions and events: Free parking is available in the Mansion lot on a space-available basis. Enter at 10701 Rockville Pike. For complete driving, Metro, bus and parking information, visit Strathmore’s website at www.strathmore.org and click on the “Plan Your Visit” link. Facebook.com/StrathmoreArts

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Tours Free, walk-in tours of the Music Center are available Wednesdays 12–2pm and Saturdays 11am– 2pm. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more people, call (301) 581-5102.

Hours of Operation Ticket Office Hours SEASON HOURS RESUME SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10AM–5PM Wednesday: 10AM–9PM Saturday: 10AM–2PM Open sixty minutes prior to performances in the Music Center Concert Hall through intermission. HOLIDAY SCHEDULE Labor Day: Monday, September 3— Campus is closed. Veteran’s Day: Monday, November 12— Strathmore Offices are closed; Campus is open. Thanksgiving: Wednesday, November 21— Mansion closes at 4PM; Ticket Office closes at 5PM. Thursday, November 22— Campus is closed. Friday, November 23— Strathmore Offices are closed; Campus is open. Dates, artists, programs and prices are subject to change.

Strathmore is partially funded by operating grants from:

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 WPAS performances is 5; for BSO performances it is 6.

Historic Home Tours of the Mansion at Strathmore are offered for both children and adults. See Fall Calendar for dates and times.

Sign-interpreted performances are available by request.

Shuttle service across the Sky Bridge from the 4th floor of the Metro garage to the Music Center is available before Concert Hall events.

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Mansion & Galleries Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10AM–4PM Wednesday: 10AM–9PM Saturday: 10AM–3PM Admission to the Mansion at Strathmore and galleries is free. Prelude Café A wide variety of entrees, desserts, and beverages in the Music Center. Monday–Saturday: 11AM–3PM Open two hours prior to performance start time. The Shops at Strathmore Discover inspired gifts, including handmade and arts-related jewelry, decorative items, textiles, stationery, recordings, children’s books. creative toys and kits. The Mansion Shop Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10AM–4PM Wednesday: 10AM–9PM Saturday: 10AM–3PM The Online Shop shop.strathmore.org

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Museum Shop Around The art of giving, simplified: that’s the Museum Shop Around at Strathmore. Browse the gift shops of more than 16 of the D.C. area’s greatest museums—the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, National Archives, Shakespeare Theatre Shop, the Audubon Naturalist Society, The Shop at Strathmore and many, many more—without leaving the comfort of the Mansion. It’s the fun, convenient, enjoyable way to find perfectly delightful gifts for everyone on your list.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW Thursday, November 8 and Friday, November 9 from 10AM to 8PM Saturday, November 10 from 10AM to 6PM Sunday, November 11 from 10AM to 5PM Admission $9 (Stars $8), no strollers please


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