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NEW SHOWS JUST ANNOUNCED!

WORLD RHYTHMS

Strathmore’s 2017–2018 season provides windows to the world.

STORY TIME

New kids’ series explores the art of the spoken word.

VOLUME 31 | ISSUE 1

Tickets go on sale September 15

Deepak Chopra Dave Koz Joey Alexander and more!


BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS Robert G. Brewer, Jr. Chair Karen R. Lefkowitz Vice Chair David M.W. Denton Secretary William R. Ford Treasurer

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IN THIS ISSUE

New Shows Just Announced Windows to the World Saturday Family Story Sessions Visual Arts Exhibitions Fall Calendar Calendar by Genre Afternoon Tea Schedule General Information COVER PHOTO: DakhaBrakha by B. Smith INSIDE COVER PHOTOS L–R: Saturday Family Story Sessions by Jim Saah, Yasmin Levy, Scattered Thoughts by Eileen Martin

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Cathy Bernard Jerome W. Breslow Maria Darby Hope B. Eastman Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg Nancy Floreen Barbara Goldberg Goldman Steven P. Hollman Joe Judge Fariba Kassiri William E. Kirwan Delia K. Lang Carolyn P. Leonard J. Alberto Martinez Y. Maria Martinez Ann L. McDaniel Roscoe M. Moore, Jr. DeRionne P. Pollard Donna Rattley Washington Graciela Rivera-Oven John Sackett Mary K. Sturtevant Christoph A. Syllaba Sri Velamati

Tickets on sale now!

Sat, Oct 21, 2017

AMP BY STRATHMORE

Calling all hepcats and cool dames for an exclusive night of cuisine, cocktails, and live music—all benefiting Strathmore’s artistic development programs. Join us as we come together for a swinging celebration of dance and music featuring Strathmore Artists in Residence.

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THIS JUST IN!

Tickets for the following shows go on sale Friday, September 15. Strathmore Stars can buy tickets now. Join today for exclusive presale access!

DEEPAK CHOPRA Tue, Nov 28, 2017 What happens when science reaches a turning point that challenges what we know about reality? Bestselling author Chopra shares insights from his latest work, You Are the Universe, and explores important questions about our place in the world.

MARYLAND CLASSIC YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF STRATHMORE SYMPHONIC DEVOTIONS Sat, Dec 2, 2017 The talented youth of MCYO perform beautiful music to bring joy to the holiday season. This concert features MCYO’s full orchestras performing works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, and more.

DAVE KOZ

20TH ANNIVERSARY CHRISTMAS TOUR

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS DAVID BENOIT, RICK BRAUN, PETER WHITE, AND INTRODUCING SELINA ALBRIGHT

Mon, Dec 4, 2017 Acclaimed smooth jazz saxophonist Koz returns to Strathmore on his 20th anniversary Christmas tour. Join Koz and special guests as they bring the cheer with their fresh spins on holiday classics!

CATHERINE RUSSELL & JOHN PIZZARELLI A SALUTE TO BILLIE HOLIDAY & FRANK SINATRA

Fri, Jan 5, 2018 Prepare to be transported to another era when two of the premier interpreters of jazz standards and the Great American Songbook pay tribute to Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra in a masterful collaboration.

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THIS JUST IN!

Ben Knapton

Sun, March 4, 2018, Matinee *On sale now! The Mediterranean lifestyle comes to life in the music of Debussy and Respighi. The ASO opens this concert with Montsalvatge’s Sortilegis. World-renowned guitarist Barrueco brings new life to Rodrigo’s guitar concerto Concierto de Aranjuez. Respighi’s Pines of Rome closes the program.

“S” BY CIRCA Mon, March 12, 2018 “S,” the Circa ensemble’s extraordinary combination of acrobatics and storytelling, is scored by the music of the genre-defying Kronos Quartet in a performance that pushes you to question the limits of the human body.

THE JOEY ALEXANDER TRIO JAMISON ROSS

Fri, March 23, 2018 Just 14 years old, the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy stuns audiences with his playful musicality and keen sense of swing. Praised by jazz greats from Herbie Hancock to Wynton Marsalis, Alexander is a rising star.

Carol Friedman

JOSÉ-LUIS NOVO, CONDUCTOR MANUEL BARRUECO, GUITAR

Stephen Spartana

ANNAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MEDITERRANEAN IMAGES

FRESH AIR Artist in Residence Class of 2018 Preview Concert Wed, Nov 29, 2017 For more than a decade, Strathmore has proudly supported the budding careers of local musicians through our highly regarded Artist in Residence (AIR) program. Join the AIR class of 2018 for their debut concert at AMP. All six class members and their mentors take the stage for an unforgettable evening of cross-genre collaboration featuring premier up-and-coming local talent.

New shows at AMP are announced every two weeks. Strathmore Stars can buy first! Stay in the loop by signing up for AMP emails at AMPbySTRATHMORE.COM/SIGN-UP.

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Jonathan Timmes

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Past, Perspectives,

POSSIBILITIES Strathmore’s 2017–2018 season provides windows to the world. By Joi Brown, Strathmore Artistic Director

Windows are fascinating symbols. In literature and film, windows are often symbols of discovery. The curious are always peering through windows, observing something that twists the plot line or stirs emotion. The Merriam-Webster dictionary has a few different definitions for the word “window,” one of them being “a means of entrance (as to the mind); especially: a means of obtaining information or maintaining contact.” When we began planning Strathmore’s 2017–2018 season, there were many lively discussions about the potential of music and art to break down barriers and build understanding between people of different backgrounds. Particularly, we were struck by the

power of songwriters and the way in which lyrics and music composition reflect perspectives of people from different places, cultures, and eras. Music can take us on a journey through individual narratives and stories, giving us a glimpse into worlds we don’t know. Ultimately, songs can reveal universal themes of humanity to help us find common ground. The people, places, and situations change, but the songs themselves, over and over, reflect themes that are familiar to us all—resilience, family, youthful innocence, restless longing, fear, dreams—highlighting our connections to the past, each other, and the world around us. Songs are windows to all of this and more.

Niyaz seamlessly blends Sufi poetry and traditional folk songs from their native Iran with rich acoustic instrumentation and modern electronic rhythms.

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BEEN AROUND THE WORLD

Strathmore’s season highlights sounds and stories from across the globe.

SERGIO MENDES Thu, Oct 19, 2017

LILA DOWNS Fri, Oct 20, 2017

YASMIN LEVY THE KLEZMATICS Tue, Nov 7, 2017

DAKHABRAKHA Fri, Nov 17, 2017

ARTURO O’FARRILL AND THE AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH SPECIAL GUEST

DR. CORNEL WEST Fri, Feb 2, 2018

IDAN RAICHEL

Our international features this year provide a particularly important peek into the world around us. Latin Grammy and Grammywinning singer Lila Downs (October 20) draws on feminist social justice themes in stories that too often go untold. Ukrainian vocal group DakhaBrakha (November 17) cuts to the heart with stunning polyphonic harmonies and songs representing the spirit of those fighting for their cause. Israeli pianist Idan Raichel (February 22) has spent years working to find common ground through his musical collaborations with musicians from around the globe. The Persian artists of Niyaz (March 16) explore the feminine myth in a multimedia tribute, focusing on themes of hope and diversity in the face of injustice.

JOIN THE CLUB! Become a member of Strathmore’s free Global Voices Club and get access to special events, educational experiences, discounts, and more— this year and beyond! Sign-up at STRATHMORE.ORG/WINDOWS

In times of social discord, we look to the arts and music to create windows that allow us access to understand others. This is where we find humanity. Music and stories remind us we are more alike than different. Look for preconcert lectures and educational events to deepen your experience throughout the season. We hope you will explore with us.

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Thu, Feb 22, 2018

THE CHIEFTAINS Wed, March 7, 2018

NIYAZ Fri, March 16, 2018

DIEGO EL CIGALA

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Co-presented by Washington Performing Arts

Thu, March 29, 2018

1: Inspired by his Cuban heritage and Dr. Cornel West’s words, O’Farrill presents a Latin jazz concerto to underscore a powerful message.

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2: Diego El Cigala melds the traditional sounds of his Spanish heritage with salsa rhythms. 3: Mexican-American, Grammy Award-winning songstress Lila Downs delivers a mix of pop, Mexican, and indigenous sounds.

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4: International music icon Idan Raichel’s Piano Songs solo concert finds him looking inward, inspired by fatherhood and family. Photo by by Toni Delong 5: An “ethno-chaos” quartet from Ukraine, DakhaBrakha creates a world of unexpected new music.

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GO TELL IT IN THE MANSION

Strathmore’s Saturday Family Story Sessions bring stories to life. By Chris Slattery

Together these outstanding storytellers produce a series What’s the story with Saturday mornings? They’re where learning comes alive in creative, kinetic ways perfect for Strathmore’s Saturday Family Story Sessions! using a backdrop of music, movement, art, and play. This fall, families can gather once a week for fun and creativity, enjoying diverse and “Kids hear stories all the time at school, dynamic programs featuring the very “there’s something at the library, and at home. But there’s best storytellers in the area. something magical about seeing a magical about... live show, about experiencing a story The series is presented in association experiencing a story outside of your traditional learning with Story Tapestries, a local nonprofit environment,” says Ross. Storytelling organization that creates dynamic outside of your is an engaging performance medium programs that weave the power traditional learning complete with music and dance. of dance, storytelling, theater, and Exposing your children to storytelling music together into arts-integrated environment” can help to build literacy skills and give experiences for kids and their parents. ~ Arianna Ross, Story Tapestries them another way to enjoy words and Story Tapestries founder Arianna celebrate reading. Ross, an authority on teaching through movement and storytelling, and Phoebe “The Mansion at Strathmore’s music room is Anderson-Dana, Strathmore programming manager, a versatile space,” says Anderson-Dana. “It’s a have curated the sessions to include storytellers comfortable place to come in and sit on the carpet—a Diane Macklin, Jamaal Collier, Ali Oliver-Krueger, very accessible venue for kids.” She notes that this and Dovie Thomason, each leading one session. new series follows the format of Strathmore’s popular Saturday Family Jazz Sessions that occur in the spring, and it is a great way to familiarize youngsters with the arts. “Maybe your child isn’t quite ready to sit through a full concert performance,” Anderson-Dana observes. “This is a great place to start a relationship with the arts.” It’s great because each storyteller brings a unique perspective that helps children understand other cultures, cherish their own, and build listening, speaking, and interactive skills.

Saturday Family Story Sessions by Jim Saah, Ali Oliver-Krueger

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SATURDAY FAMILY STORY SESSIONS

Sat, Oct 14–Nov 4, 11am

$10 FOR EACH SESSION IN ADVANCE, $12 DAY OF

Our popular Saturday morning children’s programs continue this fall with a new, storytelling twist. Local storytellers teach kids how to weave narrative tales, instilling a love of learning with every word. Music, movement, art, and interactive play: it’s all about understanding other people, exploring different cultures, and boosting imagination. Recommended for ages 3–8. Presented in association with Story Tapestries.

DIANE MACKLIN Oct 14

ALI OLIVER-KRUEGER Oct 28

This acclaimed storyteller captivates audiences with her high energy and theatrical presence. Specializing in the African griot tradition, Macklin’s work imparts knowledge, history, and culture through audience participation and a dynamic story experience.

Oliver-Krueger fuses opera, creativity, and drama into theater performances for kids. As the executive artistic director of InterAct Story Theatre, she uses her love for singing and drama to help audiences learn and grow through the arts.

JAMAAL COLLIER Oct 21

DOVIE THOMASON Nov 4

Collier is a teaching artist whose passion for hip-hop culture enlightens and educates as he brings rap, vocal percussion, and spoken word poetry together in engaging live performances for kids and parents.

Thomason enchants audiences while teaching valuable lessons about human nature and indigenous worldviews. Influenced by her Native American heritage, Thomason has developed her own modern storytelling style full of humor and affection.

Register today!

STRATHMORE.ORG/STORIES

Diane Macklin Story Sessions by Jim Saah

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GET A NEW PERSPECTIVE

Big and small, wet and dry, glass and paper: at Strathmore there’s no limit to the ways we look at art.

Fri, Sept 1–Sun, Nov 5 MANSION

Perspective EILEEN MARTIN Like topics of conversation, Martin places the subjects of her art in two categories: “dangerous territories,” such as politics and religion, and “safe zones,” like work and weather. She explores both in this exhibition. Our Perspective series features local artists in solo or two-person exhibitions.

ART AHEAD

Sat, Nov 18–Sun, Jan 7 84TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF

FINE ART IN MINIATURE From portraits the size of a postage stamp to stunning little landscapes, more than 700 mini-masterpieces travel from across the globe to be in this juried exhibition.

LARGE SCALE

MINIATURE ARTISTS GO BIG You’ve marveled at the masterpieces from Fine Art in Miniature—now these versatile artists paint with broader brushes to capture expansive images in this oversized display of talent.

BODIES OF WORK WET Curated by Harriet Lesser, Wet navigates storms and seas as artists turn their attention to all things aquatic. Whether floating on currents or circling prey, creatures with tentacles, fins, and shells draw viewers into the deep.

DIANE WEINER

Weiner examines human and bovine beauty through the contours, gestures, and emotions of people and cows, executed in trois crayon, oil, and other media. Invitational Gallery

Thu, Sept 7, 7pm FREE

CHILDREN’S TALK & TOUR Sat, Sept 16, 10:15am TICKETS $5 (Reservations required)

CURATOR’S TOUR Sat, Sept 16, 1pm FREE

MAKE IT/TAKE IT FUSED GLASS

Thu, Sept 28, 6:30pm TICKETS $20

An Exploration into Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens Sat, Oct 14, 2pm

JEREMIAH MORRIS

Invitational Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION

WATER WORLD

SYMBIOSIS

Photographer Morris creates multimedia sculptures from reclaimed materials and photographs that explore man-made structures, nature, and their divergent paths of growth and decay over time.

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

FREE

Support for Visual Arts programming provided by

From top: Processing (detail) by Jeremiah Morris, Waves by Eileen Martin, Midnight on the Water by Laurie Niswander Wilson

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

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Liz Lynch

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS


SEPTEMBER 2017

FALL CALENDAR ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS

Strathmore Presents

AFTERNOON TEA

Get ready for the funkiest party of the summer. Formed by DC native and go-go legend Donnell Floyd, this soulful group rules the roost, performing with top recording artists and reigning supreme on the sultry go-go scene. GUDELSKY CONCERT PAVILION FREE

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

CityDance School & Conservatory

TEAM FAMILIAR Sat, Sept 9, 7pm

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

CHILDREN’S TALK AND TOUR

Sat, Sept 16, 10:15am Young art lovers go behind the brushstrokes and into the head, heart, and history of the artists whose work is on display with these kid-friendly, Saturday morning tours. Following the tour, children try their hand at watercolor painting techniques. Ages 7 and up. MANSION TICKETS $5 (Accompanying adults are free)

Tue, Sept 5

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CityDance offers a well-rounded curriculum of Vaganova ballet training and contemporarybased dance techniques, rounded out by jazz, hip-hop, and world dance forms, for ages 3 to 19. For ages 7 and above, an audition and class placement are required. Learn more at www.citydance.net. CITYDANCE SCHOOL & CONSERVATORY

Strathmore Visual Arts

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FALL PRIVATE LESSONS BEGIN Tue, Sept 5 First day of private lesson instruction. Start a new instrument or continue lessons with private instruction from Levine’s expert faculty. Visit www.levinemusic.org or call 301.897.5100 for more information. EDUCATION CENTER

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EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION Thu, Sept 7, 7pm Artists and art lovers come together for the opening of the Perspective: Eileen Martin, Wet, and Symbiosis exhibitions. MANSION FREE

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CURATOR’S TOUR Sat, Sept 16, 1pm

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TCHAIKOVSKY THRILL RIDE

Thu, Sept 14, 8pm Marin Alsop, music director Łukasz Kuropaczewski, guitar This program opens with two fiery works by John Adams, including Lola Montez, dedicated to Alsop. The thrills continue with Kuropaczewski’s performance of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and culminate with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

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ARTIST CRITIQUES Fri, Sept 15, 6:30pm

Artistic growth often involves constructive evaluation. Artists are invited to bring two completed works to this critique session with Jack Rasmussen, director and curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. MANSION TICKETS $40 (STARS $36)

Community

Education

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Adults enjoy a guided tour of the current exhibitions, delving into the technique and history of the artists and works on display. MANSION FREE

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THE PRINCESS BRIDE

AN INCONCEIVABLE EVENING WITH CARY ELWES Sat, Sept 16, 8pm As you wish. Join Elwes, heroic Westley himself, for a screening of the classic film followed by a discussion of iconic moments with behind-the-scenes secrets and stories. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $25–$55 (STARS $22.50–$49.50)

Levine Music

FALL CLASSES BEGIN Mon, Sept 18 First day of group classes. Join fellow beginners or seasoned music learners in one of Levine’s varied and exciting group classes. Visit www.levinemusic.org or call 301.897.5100 for more information. EDUCATION CENTER

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ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB Wed, Sept 20, 7pm

The book club meets to discuss September’s selection, Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier. The evening includes an examination of the factual background of the painting of the same name by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer. MANSION FREE

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THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY Fri, Sept 22, 8pm This critically acclaimed theatrical concert pays tribute to the most successful music duo of all time. With video projections and a full band, The Simon & Garfunkel Story features the hits “Mrs. Robinson,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “The Sound of Silence,” and more. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $38–$58 (STARS $34.20–$52.20)


Cliff Watts

SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER 2017

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC’S 2017–2018 SEASON

BACH’S BACHIANAS, HOLST’S PLANETS, GERSHWIN’S PORGY & BESS, AND MORE. The National Philharmonic’s 2017–2018 season kicks off in October with a starstudded evening featuring superstar violinist Sarah Chang performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Grammy Award-winning cellist Zuill Bailey playing Dvorˇák’s Cello Concerto in B Minor. Other season highlights include a multimedia production of Holst’s Planets, Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess, and Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte. Sphinx Competition winner Melissa White plays Brahms’ Violin Concerto and concert master Colin Sorgi performs Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2. Also featured are Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, Handel’s Messiah, and the annual Chopin recital with pianist extraordinaire Brian Ganz.

Sarah Chang

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Outside Presenter

Outside Presenter

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Sat, Oct 7, 8pm

Thu, Oct 12, 8pm

Sat, Sept 23, 8pm

CELEBRATING 242 YEARS OF SERVICE Celebrate the Navy’s birthday with hit music, past and present, as we honor sailors from all generations. More than 80 musicians take the stage in an entertaining production that commemorates 242 years of naval service. MUSIC CENTER FREE (Reservations required)

Featuring Tony Award-winners Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Rechiard, and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer from the original Broadway cast of Jersey Boys, The Midtown Men present an evening celebrating the best music of the 1960s. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $45–$125 (STARS $40.50–$112.50)

Jack Everly, principal pops conductor Cirque with a Broadway twist! Join Everly and the BSO as acrobats and aerialists dazzle with spectacular music from Broadway’s greatest shows. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

CityDance Presents

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Fri, Oct 6, 7:30 pm

Sun, Oct 8, 3pm

CityDance presents Roy Assaf Dance. Israeli choreographer Roy Assaf is known for his intricate and thoughtful choreography and is sought after by companies such as National Dance Company Wales and Batsheva Dance Company. CITYDANCE STUDIO THEATER TICKETS $25

Markus Stenz, principal guest conductor Jonathan Carney, violin Alfred Walker, bass-baritone In Wagner’s retelling of Parsifal, the young knight’s quest is a heroic search for forgiveness and reconciliation. Concertmaster Carney’s violin soars in Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

POETIC FIRE, FROM HAMLET TO DON JUAN

Marin Alsop, music director Lukáš Vondrácˇ ek, piano Explore the poetry, virtuosity, and romantic love of three works, including Tchaikovsky’s musical telling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Strauss’ tone poem Don Juan. Pianist Vondrácˇ ek is the perfect interpreter of Rachmaninoff’s beloved Piano Concerto No. 3. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

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MAKE IT/TAKE IT FUSED GLASS

Thu, Sept 28, 6:30pm Join us for an art project led by exhibiting artist Eileen Martin. Participants learn the basics of working with fused glass while creating a one of a kind final product. MANSION TICKETS $20 (STARS $18)

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BEIJING NO. 166 HIGH SCHOOL AND FREEDOM HIGH SCHOOL INTERCULTURAL MUSIC CONCERT Sat, Sept 30, 7pm Young artists from China’s Beijing No. 166 High School and Freedom High School in Loudon County, Virginia, jointly present a concert of Eastern and Western orchestral and choral favorites. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $10

AMERICA’S NAVY Thu, Oct 5, 7:30pm

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

OFF THE CUFF: WAGNER’S QUEST Fri, Oct 6, 8:15pm

Markus Stenz, principal guest conductor Alfred Walker, bass-baritone The elusive Holy Grail is a historical metaphor for desires beyond reach. In Parsifal, a young knight’s journey is a heroic search for forgiveness and reconciliation. Join Stenz and explore the controversial composer’s dramatic quest. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

THE MIDTOWN MEN

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BRASIL GUITAR DUO Thu, Oct 12, 7:30pm João Luiz’s innovative arrangements and Douglas Lora’s original compositions blend traditional and Brazilian works, expanding the repertoire for two guitars with classics from Bach and Debussy plus Brazilian choro, samba, maxixe, and baião. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

CIRQUE GOES BROADWAY

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SATURDAY FAMILY STORY SESSIONS WITH DIANE MACKLIN Sat, Oct 14, 11am Specializing in the African griot tradition, acclaimed storyteller Macklin captivates kids with her lyrical voice, high energy, dance grooves, and theatrical presence. MANSION TICKETS $10 IN ADVANCE, $12 DAY OF

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WATER WORLD

An Exploration into Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens

Sat, Oct 14, 2pm Learn about the Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens and their importance to our local ecosystem. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Wet. MANSION FREE

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UPCOMING SHOWS LYDIA LOVELESS

AMP & COMEDY ZONE PRESENT

AMP & COMEDY ZONE PRESENT

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Conan

THU, OCT 12 Comedy + magic

Alt-country singersongwriter

THU, SEPT 14

MARTIN BARRE

LIVINGSTON TAYLOR

ANDY WOODHULL

“Mello” Mike Miller

STEPHEN WADE

KEVIN LEE

THU, NOV 2

FRI, OCT 13

FRI, NOV 3

Jethro Tull guitarist

Folk rock royalty

PAULA COLE

AMP & COMEDY ZONE PRESENT

SAT, SEPT 16 & THU, NOV 16 Turn up the great times at North Bethesda’s most sophisticated music and dining hotspot. AMP is where eclectic entertainment meets fresh, delicious cuisine.

Banjo master

TONY DEYO

THU, OCT 19

JOHN WAITE THU, SEPT 21

“I Don’t Want to Wait,” “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?”

The Babys and Bad English front man

THE GIBSON BROTHERS

JASON SINAY

WED, NOV 8 Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

DAVE KLINE BAND &

SUN, OCT 22

ARI HEST

VERONNEAU

Bluegrass stalwarts

KEN YATES

SAT, NOV 11

SUN, SEPT 24

AMP & COMEDY ZONE PRESENT

Folk troubadour

AMP & COMEDY ZONE PRESENT

CRAIG SHOEMAKER THU, SEPT 28 Parks & Recreation

THE YOUNG DUBLINERS ANDY STACK

Local artists showcase music of the world

ADAM DODD THU, OCT 26

Cocuzzi Courtet

Comedy + music

Wed, Nov 15

HAROLD LÓPEZ-NUSSA TRIO

Local jazz favorite

DARK DESERT EAGLES

FRI, OCT 27

SUN, NOV 19

Cuban jazz pianist

A tribute to The Eagles

NELLIE McKAY

SAT, SEPT 30 Celtic rockers

AMP & COMEDY ZONE PRESENT

Sat, Oct 28

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN

CELEBRATING THE CROONERS SAT, OCT 7 Songs of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis & Bing Crosby

LARRY XL

A new take on the ’60s

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OCTOBER 2017

Strathmore Presents

PLEIADES JEWELRY SHOW & SALE

Sat & Sun, Dec 2 & 3, 11am–5pm

Launched 30 years ago by seven local artisans, Pleiades is named for the brilliant and beautiful star cluster known from ancient times as the Seven Sisters. Since then, Pleiades has grown, and its selection of unique, high-quality, hand-crafted jewelry and metalwork remains exquisite. Now there are 30 artists, all women, offering one-of-a-kind silver and gold pieces with gemstones, dichroic glass, beads, paper, and enamels, as well as gorgeous silver flatware, vessels, and table sculptures. Pleiades’ show and sale at Strathmore will leave you starstruck!

Aeonium Pendant by Barbara Bayne

National Philharmonic

STAR-STUDDED SEASON OPENING Sat, Oct 14, 8pm Sun, Oct 15, 3pm

Strathmore Visual Arts

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

Piotr Gajewski, conductor Sarah Chang, violin Zuill Bailey, cello (Sat, Oct 14 only) Santiago Rodriguez, piano (Sun, Oct 15 only) This program opens with Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, followed by Chang’s performance of Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, and ends with Bailey performing Dvorˇák’s Cello Concerto in B Minor on Saturday. On Sunday, pianist Rodriquez plays the Grieg Piano Concerto. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $25–$82

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COLLEGE VOCAL AUDITION WORKSHOP Sun, Oct 15, 9am Musical theater and classical singers receive valuable feedback for their upcoming high school and college auditions from YAA’s panel of college music educators from leading universities. Event includes a Q&A panel discussion for parents. Learn more at www.yaa.org. MANSION TUITION $50–$250

Music Center

MANSION FREE ADMISSION

Mansion

The book club meets to discuss October’s selection, Oil and Marble: A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo by Stephanie Storey. Set in early 16th century Florence, the novel tells the story of the nearly forgotten rivalry between the two men. MANSION FREE

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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MONTGOMERY COUNTY LITERARY LUNCHEON Thu, Oct 19, 11:30am Kick off the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival with the President and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council, Dr. Robert Musil, who is a leading expert on global environmental policy and climate change. Visit www.folmc.org for more information and tickets. MANSION TICKETS $15–$25

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SERGIO MENDES Thu, Oct 19, 8pm

Mendes’ signature mix of bossa nova, samba, and pop have come to define Brazilian music. His classic song “Mas Que Nada” is the first Portuguese language song to ever hit Billboard’s US pop chart, making Mendes one of the most successful Brazilian artists of all time. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $29–$69 (STARS $26.10–$62.10) Community

Strathmore Visual Arts

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Fri, Oct 20, 6:30pm

Sat, Oct 21, 8pm

Artistic growth often involves constructive evaluation. Artists are invited to bring two completed works to this critique session with Lulu Delacre, award-winning children’s picture book illustrator and fine artist. MANSION TICKETS $40 (STARS $36)

Jun Märkl, conductor Jonathan Biss, piano Since it was featured in the film Elvira Madigan, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 has become perhaps the most well-known of his piano concertos. This masterpiece is preceded by Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre and followed by Strauss’ Don Quixote. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

ARTIST CRITIQUES

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LILA DOWNS

Fri, Oct 20, 8pm Mexican-American musical artist Downs reinterprets music from the roots up. Her stunning vocals elevate her fusion of musical genres and storytelling prowess. Downs is known for delivering a powerful mix of pop, Mexican, and indigenous sounds. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $38–$78 (STARS $34.20–$70.20)

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SATURDAY FAMILY STORY SESSIONS

WITH JAMAAL COLLIER Sat, Oct 21, 11am Collier incorporates rapping, vocal percussion, spoken-word poetry, and his passion for hip-hop into engaging live performances for kids and their parents. MANSION TICKETS $10 IN ADVANCE, $12 DAY OF

SYMPHONIC STORIES

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SHEN YUN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Sun, Oct 22, 3pm What do 5,000 years of civilization sound like? How can a melody capture the mysteries of heavenly realms or the strength of an imperial army? Shen Yun’s orchestra has found the answer. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$105 (STARS $31.50–$94.50)

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RACHEL FRANKLIN, PIANO WITH SONOS

Thu, Oct 26, 7:30pm Praised by The Baltimore Sun for “flawless crystalline technique, and warmth and electricity in her playing,” Franklin is an in-demand performer, lecturer, and teacher. She is joined by Christian Tremblay on the violin and Jonathan Miles Brown on the fretless bass for a program exploring Ravel, Gershwin, and others at work in Paris. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

Education

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SOL GABETTA PERFORMS TCHAIKOVSKY Sat, Oct 28, 8pm

Discover all the opportunities Levine Music offers! With a wide selection of private lessons, classes, workshops, and events in classical, jazz, rock, and musical theatre, Levine Music provides a welcoming community for students of all ages and abilities.

START OF THE FALL SEMESTER Make music with Levine! September 5 is the first day of private lessons, and September 18 is the first day of group classes. Register for special events, classes, or private lessons, available in more than 22 instruments and voice. Levine Presents

TAKING LEONARD DOWNTOWN GETTIN’ FUNKY WITH THE MAESTRO Sat, Nov 11, 7pm A traditional jazz organ combo presents Bernstein’s music in a way that preserves the musical integrity of his work with a mix of funk, gospel, go-go, boogaloo, soul, and jazz. Featuring Josh Walker on the electric guitar, Paul Bratcher on the organ, and percussionists Manny Arciniega and Andrew Hare.

Marin Alsop, music director Sol Gabetta, cello Grammy-nominated artist Gabetta’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme for cello and orchestra accentuates this program, which includes Mendelssohn, Debussy, and Strauss’ suite from Der Rosenkavalier, a tale of lost love and desire. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

Strathmore Presents

PRIMARY BLUES

BLUES 101 FOR FAMILIES

WITH ALI OLIVER-KRUEGER

Sat, Oct 28, 11am This multimedia concert gives kids and adults a crash course in the blues. Alumni of Strathmore’s Artist in Residence program foster an appreciation for the iconic artists, rhythms, and history of America’s enduring musical genre. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $14 ADULTS, $5 KIDS AGES 12 & UNDER (STARS $12.60 ADULTS)

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Sat, Oct 28, 11am Playwright, composer, and teaching artist Oliver-Krueger fuses opera, creativity, drama, and her love of singing into theatre performances that help kids learn and grow through the arts. MANSION TICKETS $10 IN ADVANCE, $12 DAY OF

Community

Education

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Joshua Bell, violin Alessio Bax, piano Bell’s “trademark glowing sound, effortless virtuosity, and improvisatory freedom” (The New York Times) are known and loved world-wide. Bell returns to Strathmore following a week-long DC residency this past spring. Program includes works by Brahms, Grieg, and Stravinsky. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $45–$125

VICTOR PROVOST

THE BRIGHT EYES PROJECT Thu, Nov 2, 7:30pm One of the world’s leading musicians on the steel pan, Provost has developed a reputation as a dazzling soloist, crafting an improvisational voice and style that draws from both jazz and Caribbean music. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

Strathmore Presents

SATURDAY FAMILY STORY SESSIONS

Sun, Nov 5, 4pm

Strathmore Presents

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Strathmore Presents

JOSHUA BELL IN RECITAL

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EDUCATION CENTER STUDIO 309 TICKETS $15 IN ADVANCE, $20 DAY OF, FREE FOR LEVINE STUDENTS. LEVINEMUSIC.ORG | 301.897.5100

Washington Performing Arts

Lisa Marie Mazzucco

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

SATURDAY FAMILY STORY SESSIONS

WITH DOVIE THOMASON Sat, Nov 4, 11am At the center of Thomason’s storytelling work is the ability to enchant audiences while teaching valuable lessons about human nature and indigenous worldviews. MANSION TICKETS $10 IN ADVANCE, $12 DAY OF

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YASMIN LEVY THE KLEZMATICS Tue, Nov 7, 8pm

Two wellsprings of Jewish music come together in one amazing evening! Levy breathes new life into Ladino music while paying homage to her Sephardic roots. The Klezmatics are klezmer superstars, a vibrant genre steeped in Eastern European Jewish tradition. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $25–$65 (STARS $22.50–$58.50)


Levine Music Presents

Thu–Sun, Nov 9–12

GETTIN’ FUNKY WITH THE MAESTRO

TAKING LEONARD DOWNTOWN

Find fabulous gifts from 20 area museum and cultural shops at Strathmore’s Museum Shop Holiday Market. Every purchase is part of a larger purpose at this annual event that supports local nonprofit museums and arts organizations. MANSION FREE (Suggested donation $10)

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

PINCHAS ZUKERMAN PERFORMS BACH Thu, Nov 9, 8pm

Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violin Legendary violinist and conductor Zukerman performs Bach’s Concerto in A Minor. Verklärte Nacht’s lush and passionate melodies make it one of Schoenberg’s most famous works. The program closes with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

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Sat, Nov 11, 7pm A traditional jazz organ combo presents Leonard Bernstein’s music with a mix of funk, gospel, go-go, boogaloo, soul, and jazz. Featuring Josh Walker on the electric guitar, Paul Bratcher on the organ, and percussionists Manny Arciniega and Andrew Hare. Visit www.levinemusic.org or call 301.897.5100 for more information. EDUCATION CENTER STUDIO 309 TICKETS $15–$20

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BACH & BACHIANAS

Piotr Gajewski, conductor Bach’s Magnificat, the profoundly beautiful hymn of the Virgin Mary, is one of his most popular works, and composer Villa-Lobos wrote his Bachianas Brasileiras as a tribute to Bach and the musical soul of Brazil. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $25–$82

Strathmore Presents

Fri, Nov 10, 8pm Back by popular demand! This classically trained duo creates stereotype-defying music that crackles with creativity, offering a new take on violin music that’s infused with freshness and joy. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $26–$68 (STARS $23.40–$61.20)

HISTORICAL HOME TOURS

Join us for guided tours illuminating the history, architecture, and personal stories of the Mansion at Strathmore. Thu, Oct 19 & Nov 16, 11am MANSION FREE (Reservations required)

Sat, Nov 11, 8pm

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BLACK VIOLIN

Rodney Bailey

MUSEUM SHOP HOLIDAY MARKET

NOVEMBER 2017

Strathmore Presents

IRMA THOMAS

WITH MEMBERS OF

PRESERVATION HALL AND BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA Sun, Nov 12, 4pm Take a group of longtime performers from the venerable Preservation Hall, combine them with New Orleans’ “Soul Queen” Irma Thomas, throw in the spiritual authority of the Blind Boys of Alabama, and you get a very special concert that showcases the heart and soul of the South. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $28–$68 (STARS $25.20–$61.20)

Strathmore Presents

SONNAMBULA

THE SALON OF LEONORA DUARTE Thu, Nov 16, 7:30pm This Renaissance ensemble sheds light on the cultural accomplishments of women in 17th century Europe through this concert of works by Duarte, the only known woman of the era to write music for viols. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

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DAKHABRAKHA Fri, Nov 17, 8pm

An “ethno-chaos” quartet from Kiev, Ukraine, DakhaBrakha creates a world of unexpected new music, bending genres, and reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, thrilling audiences across the globe. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $28–$58 (STARS $25.20–$52.20)

Strathmore Visual Arts

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION Sun, Nov 19, 2pm Artists and art lovers come together for the opening of the Fine Art in Miniature, Large Scale, and Bodies of Work exhibitions. MANSION FREE

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A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN

Sun, Nov 19, 8pm Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and became the queen of rock ’n’ roll. This hit Broadway musical celebrates her unmistakable, raw, emotional voice, and some of her biggest musical influences. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $45–$95 (STARS $40.50–$85.50)

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ANDRÉ WATTS RETURNS FOR RACH 2

Robert Spano, conductor André Watts, piano The incredible Watts performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Christopher Theofanidis honors fellow composer Stephen Paulus in a new work, and the BSO performs Elgar’s Falstaff. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

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Christian Steiner

Lisa Leone

Sat, Nov 18, 8pm

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Strathmore Visual Arts

ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB

Whether your style is The Passion of Artemisia or The Van Gogh Café, this art-themed book club takes you on a journey to Florence, Paris, Amsterdam, and beyond. Explore the fictions of your favorite artists, then join fellow readers and art enthusiasts to discuss forgotten painters, mysterious art heists, and miraculous recoveries of masterpieces.

FALL BOOK CLUB MEETING DATES Wed, Sept 20 Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier Wed, Oct 18 Oil and Marble: A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo by Stephanie Storey Wed, Nov 22 The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB Wed, Nov 22, 7pm

The book club meets to discuss November’s selection, The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. Set in 17th century Amsterdam, a young bride engages the services of an enigmatic artist whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in unexpected ways. MANSION FREE

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CHILDREN’S TALK AND TOUR

Sat, Nov 25, 10:15am Young art lovers go behind the brushstrokes and into the head, heart, and history of the artists whose work is on display with these kid-friendly, Saturday morning tours. Following the tour, children make a hands-on art project. Ages 7 and up. MANSION TICKETS $5 (Accompanying adults are free)

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CURATOR’S TOUR Sat, Nov 25, 1pm

Adults enjoy a guided tour of the current exhibitions, delving into the technique and history of the artists and works on display. MANSION FREE

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DEEPAK CHOPRA

Tue, Nov 28, 7:30pm What happens when science reaches a turning point that challenges what we know about reality? Bestselling author Chopra shares insights from his latest work, You Are the Universe, and explores important questions about our place in the world. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $45–$95 (STARS $40.50–$85.50)

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FALL CALENDAR—BY GENRE

See the chronological calendar for detailed information. AMERICAN SONGBOOK/ BROADWAY THE MIDTOWN MEN (OP) Oct 7

CIRQUE GOES BROADWAY (BSO) Oct 12

TAKING LEONARD DOWNTOWN (LM) Nov 11

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PRIMARY BLUES (SP) Oct 28

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POETIC FIRE (BSO) Sept 23

BEIJING NO. 166 HIGH SCHOOL AND FREEDOM HIGH SCHOOL (OP) Sept 30

AMERICA’S NAVY (OP) Oct 5

OFF THE CUFF: WAGNER’S QUEST (BSO) Oct 6

WAGNER’S QUEST (BSO) Oct 8

STAR-STUDDED SEASON OPENING (NP) Oct 14 & 15

SYMPHONIC STORIES (BSO) Oct 21

DANCE

SPECIAL EVENTS

ROY ASSAF DANCE (CD)

THE PRINCESS BRIDE: AN INCONCEIVABLE EVENING WITH CARY ELWES (SP)

Oct 6

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FALL PRIVATE LESSONS BEGIN (LM) Sept 5

FALL CLASSES BEGIN (LM) Sept 18

COLLEGE VOCAL AUDITION WORKSHOP (YAA) Oct 15

HISTORICAL HOME TOURS (SP) Oct 19 & Nov 16

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THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY (SP) Sept 22

BLACK VIOLIN (SP) Nov 10

IRMA THOMAS WITH MEMBERS OF PRESERVATION HALL AND BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA (SP) Nov 12

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN (SP) Nov 19

Sept 16

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MONTGOMERY COUNTY LITERARY LUNCHEON (OP) Oct 19

LARGE SCALE: MINIATURE ARTISTS GO BIG (SP) Nov 18–Jan 7

BODIES OF WORK: DIANE WEINER (SP) Nov 18–Jan 7

Nov 9–12

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DEEPAK CHOPRA (SP)

BRASIL GUITAR DUO (SP)

Nov 28

Oct 12

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SERGIO MENDES (SP)

PERSPECTIVE: EILEEN MARTIN (SP) Sept 1–Nov 5

WET (SP)

Sept 1–Nov 5

SYMBIOSIS: JEREMIAH MORRIS (SP) Sept 1–Nov 5

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION (SP) Sept 7 & Nov 19

ARTIST CRITIQUES (SP)

Oct 19

LILA DOWNS (SP) Oct 20

VICTOR PROVOST (SP) Nov 2

YASMIN LEVY AND THE KELZMATICS (SP) Nov 7

DAKHABRAKHA (SP) Nov 17

Sept 15 & Oct 20

SP: Strathmore Presents

CHILDREN’S TALK AND TOUR (SP)

BSO: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Sept 16 & Nov 25

CURATOR’S TOUR (SP) Sept 16 & Nov 25

ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB (SP) Sept 20, Oct 18 & Nov 22

MAKE IT/TAKE IT (SP) Sept 28

WATER WORLD (SP) Oct 14

NP: National Philharmonic WPA: Washington Performing Arts OP: Outside Presenter LM: Levine Music CD: CityDance

Oct 22 Oct 26

Nov 18–Jan 7

MUSEUM SHOP HOLIDAY MARKET (SP)

SHEN YUN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (OP) RACHEL FRANKLIN, PIANO (SP)

84TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF FINE ART IN MINIATURE (SP)

Hip-hop violin duo Black Violin performs in the Music Center on November 10.

YAA: Young Artists of America

SOL GABETTA PERFORMS TCHAIKOVSKY (BSO) Oct 28

JOSHUA BELL IN RECITAL (WPA) Nov 5

PINCHAS ZUKERMAN PERFORMS BACH (BSO) Nov 9

BACH & BACHIANAS (NP) Nov 11

SONNAMBULA (SP) Nov 16

ANDRÉ WATTS RETURNS FOR RACH 2 (BSO) Nov 18

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TEAS TO PLEASE Indulge your senses with music, munchies, and Strathmore’s special blend. September 19 Mike Gold, piano 20 John Dassoulas, piano 23 Specialty Tea: Italian Tea with the Rigatoni Brothers Paul Oorts, mandolin & Jay Benforado, guitar 26 Specialty Tea: International Tea Noreen Friedman, flute & Bob Wysong, guitar 27 Specialty Tea: International Tea Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar

October 3 Fran Hrastar, piano 4 Specialty Tea: Historical Tea & Tour Mike Gold, piano

AFTERNOON TEA Tea begins at 1pm Call 301.581.5108 for reservations. Prepaid, nonrefundable reservations required. Vegetarian options are available; inquire when reserving. A tea-for-two gift certificate is the perfect present! Call 301.581.5108 or visit the Shop at Strathmore to purchase. MANSION $24 (STARS $21.60) SPECIALTY TEAS $28 (STARS $25.20)

7 Noreen Friedman & Robin Schultz, flute duo 10 Specialty Tea: Chocolate Tea Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar 11 Specialty Tea: Chocolate Tea Jo Morrison, harp & Wayne Morrison, bagpipes 17 Karen Ashbrook, dulcimer, Paul Oorts, harp guitar & Carrie Rose, flute 18 Specialty Tea: For the Birds Judith Mostyn White & Mimi McNeel, harp duo 24 Elizabeth Benforado, dulcimer & Jay Benforado, guitar 25 Specialty Tea: Haunted Tea Party Carol Rose Duane, harp & piano; Teresa Logan, author, illustrator & storyteller

31 Specialty Tea: Haunted Tea Party Noreen Friedman & Robin Schultz, flute duo; Rob Gutro, author, medium & ghost investigator

November 1 Sue Richards & Judith Mostyn White, harp duo 7 Specialty Tea: French Tea Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar 14 Mike Gold, piano 15 Specialty Tea: African Fashion Tea Titi Oseni, fashion designer 28 Karen Ashbrook, dulcimer & flute, Paul Oorts, harp guitar & Sophie Chang, cello 29 Specialty Tea: Scottish Christmas Tea Jo Morrison, harp & Wayne Morrison, bagpipes

FALL SPECIALTY TEAS ITALIAN TEA

WITH THE RIGATONI BROTHERS Sat, Sept 23 Add some of la dolce vita to your day with delicious Italian tea and music.

INTERNATIONAL TEA Tue & Wed, Sept 26 & 27 Travel to faraway lands at our international tea featuring exotic brews, bites, and music.

HISTORICAL TEA & TOUR Wed, Oct 4 Go back to a simpler time with an in-depth look at the history of the Mansion at Strathmore.

CHOCOLATE TEA Tue & Wed, Oct 10 & 11 Indulge in a chocolate tasting by The Perfect Truffle from Frederick, Maryland, accompanied by chocolate tea.

FOR THE BIRDS Wed, Oct 18 Enjoy treats and tunes about our feathered friends before they fly off for the winter.

HAUNTED TEA PARTY Wed & Tue, Oct 25 & 31 It’s always a scream when the ghouls gather for our annual haunted tea parties.

FRENCH TEA Tue, Nov 7 Let them eat cake (and scones) at this tea for Francophiles featuring music and joie de vivre.

AFRICAN FASHION TEA Wed, Nov 15 Join us for tea and a taste of style. Designer Titi Oseni showcases her African fashions.

SCOTTISH CHRISTMAS TEA Wed, Nov 29 Indulge your inner Outlander at this festive Scottish tea.

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GENERAL INFORMATION ORDER NOW!

STRATHMORE.ORG | 301.581.5100 TICKET OFFICE 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD

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

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

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

GROUP TICKETS: 301.581.5199

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

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

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

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

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

New this year, open captioning is available at the following performances in select seats: The Simon & Garfunkel Story Sept 22, 2017 A Night with Janis Joplin Nov 19, 2017 Deepak Chopra Nov 28, 2017 Million Dollar Quartet March 31, 2018 Just Call Me God starring John Malkovich April 26, 2018 Open captioning is available at other Strathmore Presents performances in the Music Center by request. Please contact the Strathmore Ticket Office at 301.581.5100 at least 14 days in advance of the performance to request open captioning, sign interpretation, or other accommodations. Accommodations subject to availability. Shuttle service across the Sky Bridge from the fourth floor of the Metro garage to the Music Center is available before and after Concert Hall events. For complete accessibility information, visit www.strathmore.org/access.

HOURS OF OPERATION DIRECTIONS & METRO

TICKET OFFICE HOURS

MANSION: SHOP & GALLERIES

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

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

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

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

PARKING For Music Center Concert Hall performances: For ticketed performances, complimentary parking is available in the adjacent Metro garage—stroll across the covered Sky Bridge directly into the Music Center. For the convenience of Music Center patrons, there is a passenger drop-off and pick-up area and a valet available ($15) in the drop-off circle at 5301 Tuckerman Lane. For nonperformance Music Center events, including all Education Center events: Metered parking is available on Tuckerman Lane, or park in the Metro garage where a SmarTrip or credit card payment of $5.20 is required Monday through Friday. For Mansion concerts, exhibitions, and events: Free parking is available on a space-available basis in the Mansion lot. Enter at 10701 Rockville Pike. For complete driving directions, Metro, bus, and parking information, visit www.strathmore.org/visit. Dates, artists, programs, and prices are subject to change.

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

ALLEGRO KITCHEN

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

SCHEDULED FALL CLOSINGS Mon, Sept 4: Campus closed in observance of Labor Day Mon, Oct 9: Strathmore Administrative Offices closed in observance of Columbus Day Wed, Nov 8: Mansion closed to the public Fri, Nov 10: Strathmore Administrative Offices closed in observance of Veterans Day Thu, Nov 23: Campus closed in observance of Thanksgiving Facebook.com/StrathmoreArts

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MUSEUM SHOP HOLIDAY MARKET This holiday season, give yourself the gift of doing good!

Thu–Sun, Nov 9–12 The fabulous finds at the Museum Shop Holiday Market make marvelous gifts, and they also support nonprofit museum and arts organizations in our community. By visiting the Mansion at Strathmore to shop for unique and meaningful presents from 20 area museum and cultural shops, you can be sure that every purchase is part of a larger purpose. Suggested donation $10

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