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The Stravinsky Project Pages 16–17

Naturally 7

“A jaw-dropping vocal symposium” Page 5

Spring Singing Classes

Come Out and Play! Page 15

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Plan Ahead with Strathmore’s Con Brio Society Leave the legacy of music and art by planning now and giving later. Please consider including Strathmore in your estate plan. Contact Myra Turoff at (301) 581-5248 or mturoff@strathmore.org to learn more about the Con Brio Society.

Keep Your Star Shining Brightly Make sure your annual Star contribution is up-to-date before the first big season announcement. Renewal contribution levels start at only $65 for an entire year of exclusive Stars pre-sales and savings. For more information on the Strathmore Stars program, call (301) 581-5145 or email lcampbell@strathmore.org. Jim Morris

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COVER PHOTO: IVOR STRAVINSKY BY CAROLYN DONARSKI; INSIDE COVER PHOTOS: TOP—Naturally 7; LEFT TO RIGHT—Nils Lofgren byJoseph Quever; The Junior League Band; Alexander Toradze; AFTERNOON TEA

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Joseph F. Beach, ex officio Robert G. Brewer, Jr., Esq. Dickie S. Carter Meagan T. Campion Starr G. Ezra Hon. Nancy Floreen, ex officio Solomon Graham Thomas H. Graham Paul L. Hatchett Frank F. Islam Alexine C. Jackson Dianne G. Kay Delia L. “Dede” Lang Carolyn P. Leonard Jim Mannarino J. Alberto Martinez, MD Caroline Huang McLaughlin Kenny O’Brien Lori Riordan William G. Robertson Gabe Romero Mary Kay ShartleGalotto Wendy J. Susswein, ex officio Annie Simonian Totah

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Music Center Concerts An Evening with David Crosby and Graham Nash

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Co-Presented with AM Productions Hear two of the ‘60s and ‘70s most iconic voices and prolific songwriters, together again! Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees David Crosby (“Wooden Ships,” “Long Time Gone”) and Graham Nash (“Teach Your Children,” “Our House”) perform a mix of their classic hits and new songs never before heard on stage or on record. Tickets $35-$125 (Stars Price $31.50-$112.50)

Nils Lofgren and Friends May 5, 8 PM

With more than 25 years as the guitarist with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band under his belt, Nils Lofgren has secured his place in the realm of rock royalty. Don’t miss this intimate acoustic performance with a band of his friends! Tickets $25–$55 (Stars Price $22.50–$49.50)

Education Programs Mansion at Strathmore

Silk Painting Workshop April 15, 10AM–3PM

Instructor Diane Tuckman unlocks the secrets of painted silk, teaching the techniques of stretching, diluting, resisting, spotting, salting and more. Beginners welcome. Tuition $125 (Stars Price $112.50) Diane Tuckman

Precious Metal Clay Workshop May 6, 10AM–3PM

Create your own one-of-a-kind jewelry piece as Kathryn Ottman leads you through an introduction to precious metal clay materials, tools, shaping, texturizing, firing and finishing. Beginners welcome. Tuition $90 (Stars Price $81), plus $30 materials fee

Nicholas Simmons

Nicholas Simmons Watermedia Workshop May 20 & 21, 10AM–4PM

Introduction to Mosaics Workshop May 14, 10AM–4PM Hillary Sloate

Get to know the intricate process of creating works in mosaic in this hands-on beginners’ workshop with artist Hillary Sloate. Explore layout methods, and design techniques using a variety of tesserae. Tuition $90 (Stars Price $81), plus $10 materials fee

This National Watercolor Society top-prize winner celebrates an unorthodox approach to watercolor as he pushes the envelope in this exciting two-day workshop. Learn and create your own works with individual feedback from the instructor, including special attention to Simmons’ noted texturizing approaches, fluid acrylics, poured paintings and progressive composition. Tuition $200 (Stars Price $180)

Strathmore’s Guitar Festival celebrates the most influential instrument of the 20th century.

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Art After Hours Strathmore’s Mansion Galleries are open late on Wednesdays, so plan to take in the beauties of the current collection while hearing great music in an intimate setting.

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Don’t miss this fabulously fun series. Grab a beer and unwind with friends. Doors 8PM; Concert 9PM Standing Room Only (except March 25)

Tickets $10 (Stars Price $9) in advance $12 cash-only at door Come early for the $2 PBR Happy Hour

$2 PBR Hour, 8–9PM Promotional Partner PBR

Friday, March 25 8PM Music Center Tickets $22.50–$45 (Stars Price $20.25– $40.50)

Illuminare March 30

Bringing to light the distinctive, early repertoire for women’s voices, Illuminare has been dazzling DC audiences since 2006. Don’t miss their Strathmore debut, performing rare works from the Medieval through Baroque periods.

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Charlie Barnett Duo May 11

ROCK — MARCH 4

First Name Basis with Bo Jankans and Educated Consumers HIP HOP — MARCH 11

Sub-Continental Drift: A South Asian Salon featuring Fourth Stream and US Department of Bhangra

Laura Tsaggaris May 18

The Washington Post calls this singer-songwriter “A solid pop foundation with a splash of blues, a touch of rock and a hit of soul that affirms a genuine musical gift.”

JAZZ/BHANGRA — MARCH 18

Wayne Wilentz Quartet

Scrapomatic featuring Mike Mattison

May 25

Lead Vocalist of the Derek Trucks Band FOLK–ROCK — MARCH 25

ilyAIMY and Primitivity FOLK–ROCK — APRIL 1

“All around the world, people are attracted to the human voice. To its beauty, versatility—and to the strange things it can do,” explains Roger Thomas, musical director of the stunning vocal ensemble Naturally 7. Thomas speaks from experience, having performed worldwide with the group since founding it with brother Warren more than 10 years ago. Naturally 7 regularly opens for international sensation Michael Bublé, while keeping their own demanding tour schedule. The music of Naturally 7 defies expectations. Their performance style grew from a cappella origins, but developed into what Thomas terms “Vocal Play”—a thoroughly unique sound that meshes rich vocals with intensely realistic instrumentals—all created with the human voice alone. “The human voice is like a fingerprint,” Thomas explains, “and little by little we found each guy has specific instruments that only he can do, the raspy voice of an electric guitar, plucking like a bass or creating the depth of a cello.”

Award-winning television, theatrical film and documentary film composer Charlie Barnett on piano, joined by accomplished jazz vocalist Marilyn Older.

Junior League Band

Mu ch More than Meets the Ear

Naturally 7

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In fact, audiences who hear Naturally 7 for the first time in concert often take a couple of songs to catch what’s going on, to understand that the instruments they hear are not on the stage but are being created vocally live on the microphone. Musicians mimic the motions of the instruments they imitate in order

The “WW4” has thrilled Washington audiences with authentic Brazilian jazz for 20 years. Swing to the seductive sounds from these fixtures of the D.C. music scene.

Pam Parker Quartet June 1

Sin Miedo

Eclectic jazz highlighted by Pam Parker’s clear, rich vocals and effortless phrasing. Join her devoted following.

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to provide the audience with the visual imagery of a traditional band, and to get into the spirit of the instruments they become. “Sometimes people need to see it broken down to really understand that it’s all vocal,” he shares, “We isolate one mic and people suddenly say ‘I can hear him breathing’ and they realize they can’t compare it to anything else, there’s no other experience like it.” Naturally 7 brings a diverse set list with songs ranging from gospel to R&B to hip-hop to country to rock in what The Boston Globe hails as “a jawdropping vocal symposium.”With performances on The Today Show, Ellen, The Tonight Show, concerts around the world and a devoted internet following, Naturally 7 has emerged as an example of amazing showmanship to audiences around the world. Band members Roger Thomas (musical director, arranger, 1st baritone, rap), Warren Thomas (percussion, guitar, clarinet, 3rd tenor) Rod Eldridge (1st tenor, scratching, trumpet), Napoleon (Polo) Cummings (4th tenor, guitar), Dwight Stewart (2nd baritone, vocals, trumpet), Garfield Buckley (2nd tenor, harmonica) and “Hops” Hutton (bass) have developed a process through years of collaboration for crafting exciting arrangements, each musician putting his own spin on the sound of his “instruments.” Don’t miss your opportunity to see the electrifying, uplifting live performance of Naturally 7. The Music Center’s Concert Hall offers the intimacy and perfect acoustic setting to make this performance simply unbelievable!

Wayne Wilentz Quartet

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Soaring jazz vocals and original compositions from Couvson’s upcoming debut album.

“The human voice is like a fingerprint...”

Leigh Pilzer and Jen Krupa June 15

Imaginative jazz ensemble fronted by trombonist Jen Krupa and saxophonist Leigh Pilzer. 4

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Strathmore Fine Art

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It’s time again for our very popular summer arts programs for children and teens! Give your child the opportunity to participate in one of the area’s premier cultural experiences blending childcentered fun with expert instruction from professional artists.

July 7, 8 & 9, 9:30AM–12:30PM

Young artists ages 11–14 enjoy time outdoors capturing the sights of the Strathmore campus. Instructor Lee Boynton is a master of impressionism in both oil and watercolor, known for his techniques in reproducing the natural spectrum of light. He also serves as president and founder of the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association. Tuition $135 (Stars Price $121.50)

February 26–April 2

Don’t miss this 20th anniversary celebration of the Strathmore Artists Juried Exhibition. This juried exhibition invites Strathmore Artists to showcase the artwork that most exemplifies their artistic vision. Works range from painting to sculpture to photography to ceramics to textile art and beyond.

Session I: August 1–5 Session II: August 8–12 Session III: August 15–19 9:30AM–12:30PM

April 9–May 21

Join us for this annual exhibition of signature works in watercolor by area artJeannie McGuire, Green Gloves, 2010 Exhibition ists. Winner of nearly 200 prestigious awards and well known for his realistic urban landscapes, John Saminen serves as juror for this year’s exhibition.

March 19, 10:15AM, Strathmore Artists Juried Exhibition May 14, 10:15AM, Baltimore Watercolor Society Exhibition

Bring your little artists to Strathmore for a special kid-friendly tour of our current exhibitions and a hands-on art activity to take home. Free, but reservations required. Call (301) 581-5109.

Registration Begins Tuesday, March 1 at 10AM Strathmore Ticket Office (301) 581-5100 or online at www.strathmore.org

March 19, 1PM, Strathmore Artists Juried Exhibition May 14, 1PM, Baltimore Watercolor Society Exhibition

Enrich your appreciation for the artists, media and techniques in our current exhibitions through this thoughtful guided tour. Free, no reservations required. Strathmorenews

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Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody

Afternoon Teas

Peking Acrobats Silver Anniversary Tour

Cirque Mechanics Boom Town

New anniversary show! “’A’ is for acrobats and astounding, amusing, audacious and accomplished, accurate and attractive, and admirable, all of which describe, though not completely, The Peking Acrobats” (Variety). MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $25–$48 (Stars Price $22.50–$43.20)

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

FRI., MAR. 4, 5PM

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC

Master Class with Brian Ganz, pianist

Marin Alsop, conductor Lukáš Vondrácˇek, piano Receiving its world premiere 76 years ago at the Lyric Opera House in Baltimore, Rachmaninoff’s famous Rhapsody is in the inspired hands of Czech wunderkind Lukáš Vondrácˇek. Marin Alsop begins a fascinating survey of the great 20th-century symphonist, Sergei Prokofiev, pairing the youthful insouciance of his First Symphony with his Sixth Symphony, a haunting memorial to World War II. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $28

MARCH 2011

EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 402 Admission $5 Reservations required, call (301) 493-9283, ext. 111.

WED., MAR. 2, 7:30PM

FRI. MAR. 4, Doors 8PM

STRATHMORE EDUCATION

Nathan & Noble Jolley, jazz

Junior League Band

Antonio Canaletto (1697–1770) was the leading practitioner of view painting in Venice in the eighteenth century. While not the initiator of vedute in Venice, his imagination and power of expression brought the genre to a new level. This talk by Dr. Eric Denker of the National Gallery examines the central role Canaletto played in the evolution of the form and his relationship to other painters. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tuition $15 (Stars Price $13.50)

FRIDAY NIGHT ECLECTIC

Drummer Nathan and pianist Noble Jolley, Jr. follow their father’s footsteps—the late, great jazz guitarist Noble Jolley, Sr.—making scintillating, straight-ahead jazz. Discover “explosive musicianship” from these “fiercely talented” (Jazz Times) young artists. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tickets $12 (Stars Price $10.80)

Lissy Rosemont’s banjo and vocals drive this old time rock-inspired ensemble. MANSION Tickets $10 in advance (Stars Price $9); $12 at door, standing room only

WED., MAR. 2, 8PM

Designed for children 5 and up, this special guided tour tells the stories of the Mansion at Strathmore and gives an overview of its architectural features. MANSION Free, reservations required, call (301) 581-5109.

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Randy Newman

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

An Evening of Jazz & Jobim with Ron Kearns, saxophone and Paul Wingo, guitar MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM SOLD OUT Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village

MON., MAR. 7, 11AM– 12:30PM

Canaletto and His Rivals

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

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Hear “one of the most venerated songwriters of his generation” (USA Today) and winner of an Oscar, five Grammys and three Emmys—beloved film composer and musician Randy Newman. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $25-$65 (Stars Price $22.50-$58.50)

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Children ages 5–10 engage in a variety of hands-on art activities learning technique, expanding their artistic vocabulary and developing their creative process. Leading the camps is painter and collage artist Rosanna Azar and her team of professional artists and art educators. They share with campers the passion, vision and sense of discovery that inspire their own artwork! Tuition $225 (Stars Price $202.50)

Children’s Talk & Tour

SAT., MAR. 5, 8PM

$21 (Stars Price $18.90) Specialty Teas $26 (Stars Price $23.40) Pre-paid, non-refundable For reservations, call (301) 581-5108

Art Camp—depARTures: Art Outside the Box!

Baltimore Watercolor Society Exhibition

THURS., MAR. 3, 8PM

The perfect interlude in the hustle and bustle of life. Light lunch, dessert and Strathmore Signature Blend Tea with live music. Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 1PM. See complete schedule on page 18. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM

Plein Air Painting Camp

Strathmore Artists Juried Exhibition

Ongoing Weekly Events

SAT., MAR. 5, 10:30AM STRATHMORE EDUCATION

Children’s Historic Home Tour

SATURDAYS, MAR. 5–26, 11AM–12PM

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OperaKids

Your 6-8 year old will shine in this opera workshop with lyric soprano and music educator Yvette Lewis featuring Mozart’s The Magic Flute. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tuition $90 for 4 sessions (Stars Price $81), optional materials fee $25, parents may attend for free.

MONDAYS, MAR. 7– APRIL 11, 7:30–9:30PM

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Jazz Singing 201

For students who previously attended Strathmore’s Intro to Jazz or have previous jazz singing experience, Howard University professor Connaitre Miller leads this class that builds on basic skills and helps students take their vocal performance to the next level. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tuition $330 for 6 sessions (Stars Price $297)

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SUMMER FINE ART FOR KIDS

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Journey to the 1865 mining town of Rosebud, where an unlikely discovery sets off a series of hilarious events amid the adventure of the old west! The whole family will love this “exceptional, evocative, eyecatching, ear-catching and engrossingly entertaining” acrobatic troupe (New York Times). MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets: $25–$45 (Stars Price $22.50–$40.50) *Listen & Learn: Free postconcert discussion with the artists.

WED., MAR. 9, 7PM

MARYLAND CLASSIC YOUTH ORCHESTRAS

Masterworks for March

Featuring Young Artists Symphony and Philharmonic and the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 winner! Also presenting wind works with Baltimore’s new Tuned-In wind ensemble. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $8–20

THURS., MAR. 10, 11AM

LEVINE SCHOOL OF MUSIC

MusicaliTEA!

Complimentary tea and light fare at free performances by facultyartists and students. EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 309 Free, reservations required, call (202)-686-8000, ext. 1068.

THURS., MAR. 10, 7:30PM MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Hahn-Bin, violin

SOLD OUT MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village

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Historic Home Tours

Guided tour illuminating the history, architecture and personal stories of the Mansion at Strathmore. MANSION Free, reservations required, call (301) 581-5109.

Yuri Temirkanov

FRI., MAR. 11, Doors 8PM

Washington Performing Arts Society

FRIDAY NIGHT ECLECTIC

First Name Basis with Bo Jankans and Educated Consumers

Washington Performing Arts Society presents two acclaimed orchestras this spring. Sir André Previn conducts the NHK Symphony Orchestra of Japan in Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony on March 16. They are joined by cellist Daniel Müller-Schott for Elgar’s Cello Concerto. On April 12, former BSO music director Yuri Temirkanov returns to Strathmore with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and cellist Alisa Weilerstein for a program of Shostakovich, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Brahms’ Fourth Symphony. The WPAS Piano Masters Series continues with MarcAndré Hamelin performing a diverse program on April 29. Finally, beloved violinist Itzhak Perlman returns to Strathmore on May 1. THURS., MAR. 10, 8PM BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BSO SuperPops A Celtic Celebration: Music of the Emerald Isle Jack Everly, conductor Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, the BSO invites patrons to explore the wide range of Irish and Celtic repertoire with vocalists, step dancers, a traditional Irish instrumentalist and an audience sing-along. Highlights include excerpts from An Irish Symphony, Four Scottish Dances, Titanic, Brigadoon and Finian’s Rainbow. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $28

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A night of hip hop with First Name Basis featuring lyrical gymnast Seez Mics and mix-master t.E.C.K! of Educated Consumers with the twenty two year-old rhyme master Bo Jankans. MANSION Tickets $10 in advance (Stars Price $9), $12 at door, standing room only.

SAT., MAR. 12, 8PM

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC

Grieg Piano Concerto with Brian Ganz

Piotr Gajewski, conductor Brian Ganz, piano GRIEG Wedding Day at Troldhaugen GRIEG Piano Concerto in A minor SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2 in D Major MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $32 (children 7–17 free) *Free pre-concert lecture one hour before the performance.

MON., MAR. 14, 11AM–1PM STRATHMORE EDUCATION

The Delights of Design with Ikebana Make something beautiful to take home using Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging. Sheila Advani, noted local educator in the modern Sogetsu School of Ikebana, will guide you through a short history of the art and the making of your own arrangement. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tuition $25 (Stars Price $22.50), plus $20 materials fee

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WED., MAR. 16, 8PM

WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY

NHK Symphony Orchestra of Japan André Previn, conductor Daniel Müller-Schott, cello TAKEMITSU Green Elgar Cello Concerto Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 Founded over 80 years ago and boasting a host of acclaimed conductors throughout its history (Dutoit, Ashkenazy, and Blomstedt, to name a few), Japan’s leading orchestra visits Strathmore conducted by the legendary André Previn and featuring Daniel Müller-Schott, “a fearless player with technique to burn” (The New York Times). MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $20

THURS., MAR. 17, 8PM BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Schubert, Berg and Beethoven’s Fifth

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Art Talk

See page 6 for more information on this event. MANSION Free, no reservations required.

SAT., MAR. 19, 7PM

CHORALIS PRESENTS

An Evening with Brahms

Joan Rivers

See March 2 for more information on this performance. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tickets $12 (Stars Price $10.80)

International trio Fourth Stream improvises with a strong groove plus South Asian and Middle Eastern sounds. US Department of Bhangra amps up the fun with Punjabi dance music. MANSION Tickets $10 in advance (Stars Price $9), $12 at door, standing room only.

STRATHMORE FINE ART

Children’s Art Talk and Tour

See page 6 for more information on this event. MANSION Free, reservations required, call (301) 581-5109.

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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 register for special events, classes or private lessons, available in more than 20 instruments. To learn more call (301) 897-5100 or visit www.levineschool.org.

SUN., MAR. 20, 7PM

FRI., MAR. 18, Doors 8PM

Subcontinental Drift: A South Asian Salon

Become part of the Levine Community!

THURS., MAR. 24, 8PM

Mario Venzago, conductor Baiba Skride, violin With its iconic opening, Beethoven’s most famous symphony is preceded by an altogether sunnier Fifth written by the remarkably gifted Schubert at age 19. Conductor Mario Venzago leads Latvian violinist Baiba Skride in a performance of Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto, an emotionally charged elegy dedicated “to the memory of an angel,” the 18-year-old poliostricken daughter of Alma Mahler. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $28

FRIDAY NIGHT ECLECTIC

Maryland Campus at the Music Center at Strathmore

Gretchen Kuhrmann, Conductor Angela Meade, Soprano Timothy Mix, Baritone BRAHMS Ein deutsches Requiem HAYDN Variations Op. 56a One of the most beloved of all choral works, Johannes Brahms’ “human” requiem of comfort and joy will be brought to life by the voices of Choralis. The concert will open with one of the first set of independent variations written for orchestra, based on a melody by Franz Josef Haydn. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $39

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The Del McCoury Band Discover the pure joy of bluegrass and you’ll see why this Grammy winner feels as he does: “Don’t ever let it be said, darling, that what I do don’t bring me joy…I’m a guitar-picking, bluegrass-singing, never grow up boy.” MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $25–$48 (Stars Price $22.50–$43.20)

Come jam with us! Spring Break Rock Camp Come join us at Levine for our Spring Break Rock Camp and get your Spring BIG Break! Not just 15 minutes of fame…but a whole week of rock star classes. Register today to reserve your spot in the spotlight! For students aged 9–16 with some experience on guitar, drums, bass, vocals and keyboard. April 18–22; Monday–Friday, 10am–2:30pm; Ages 9–16

Levine’s Music & Arts Day Camp sessions begin June 27 & July 18; Ages 3–12 New Orleans—Let the Good Times Roll!

STRATHMORE PRESENTS From the Borscht Belt to the red carpet, this groundbreaking standup comic paved the way for generations of funny females. Come prepared to lose it laughing as Joan Rivers pokes fun at men, women, sex, work and show business. “Oh, please...” get your tickets early for this show! MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $35–$69 (Stars Price $31.50–$62.10)

WED., MAR. 23, 7:30PM

FRI., MAR. 25 Doors 8PM

Nathan & Noble Jolley, jazz

Scrapomatic featuring Mike Mattison

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

WED., MAR. 23, 8PM

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Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars Juan de Marcos Gonzalez, “the Qunicy Jones of Cuba” and Buena Vista Social Club founder, brings together a multigenerational big band (ages spanning 13 to 81) for a Cuban-style party! MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $25-$52 (Stars Price $22.50-$46.80)

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FRI., MAR. 11, 11AM & 12PM

FRIDAY NIGHT ECLECTIC

Lead Vocalist of the Derek Trucks Band Jazz, roots and blues emerge in the soulful R&B vocals that made Scrapomatic one of The Boston Herald’s “hidden pearls” in today’s music scene. MANSION Tickets $10 in advance (Stars Price $9), $12 at door.

FRI., MAR. 25, 8PM

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

An Evening with Naturally 7

See page 5 for more information on this performance. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $22.50–$45 (Stars Price $20.25–$40.50)

SAT., MAR. 26, 8PM

MON., MAR. 28, 7PM

Grieg’s Piano Concerto

Come hear the lively and unique ‘Concerto for Two Timpani’ by Philip Glass, performed on fourteen drums by Doug Wallace and Jonathan Rance. Then enjoy a musical journey through Rimsky Korsakov’s ‘Scheherazade’ all with the talented musicians of the American Youth Philharmonic. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $14 adults, $10 seniors and students at www.aypo.org only.

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BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor Orion Weiss, piano From its unforgettable opening theme of thundering gravitas to the grand final chords, Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto has achieved immortality in a wide variety of contexts, from films to commercials. Orion Weiss brings this endurably popular concerto to life, and BSO favorite Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts music by his French compatriot Maurice Ravel and a vibrant Concerto for Orchestra full of folk themes by the Polish composer Witold Lutosławski. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $28

SUN., MAR. 27, 2PM*

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Imago Theatre: ZooZoo This company conjures up one surprise after another, from a giant dinosaur to hungry anteaters, hitch-hiking rabbits, introverted frogs, insomniac hippos and cantankerous polar bears in a show that mixes deftly designed costumes, brilliant physical comedy, illusion and audience participation. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $15–$35 (Stars Price $13.50–$31.50) *Listen & Learn: Free post-concert discussion with the artists.

WED., MAR. 30, 7:30PM ART AFTER HOURS

Illuminare

This extraordinary women’s ensemble focuses on early vocal repertoire (Medieval through early Baroque) composed or arranged for high voices. The name symbolizes the ensemble’s efforts to illuminate the glorious music of the past, often overlooked today. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tickets $15 (Stars Price $13.50)

THURS., MAR. 31, 8PM

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

David Sedaris

A master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today, David Sedaris wittily skewers social mores while serving up delicious commentary. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $35–$55 (Stars Price $31.50–$49.50)

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APRIL 2011 FRI., APRIL 1, Doors 8PM FRIDAY NIGHT ECLECTIC

ilyAimy & Primitivity

Percussive performance of acoustic guitar and tightly interwoven harmonies are ilyAIMY’s signature. Primitivity brings (no kidding!) a heavy metal cello quartet. MANSION Tickets $10 in advance (Stars Price $9), $12 at door, standing room only.

FRI., APRIL 1, 8:15PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Off The Cuff Prokofiev’s Cinderella Suite Marin Alsop, conductor Following the enormous success of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, the composer was commissioned by The Kirov Ballet to write a score for the fairytale Cinderella. How was he inspired by the grandfather of Russian ballet composers, Tchaikovsky? Did an illicit affair color his perspective? Relish this classic fable with a musically personified cast of characters: Cinderella, her timid father, the nagging stepmother, the ardent prince and, of course, the hilarious and heartless stepsisters. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $28

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THURS., APRIL 7, 7:30PM

APRIL 9–MAY 21

Family Discovery Series: Discover Folk

The Vertigo String Quartet

Baltimore Watercolor Society’s 2011 MidAtlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition

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See page 15 for more information on this class. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tuition $10 (Stars Price $9) Pianist Brian Ganz

Slip Into Spring with the National Philharmonic! National Philharmonic kicks off its spring season with pianist Brian Ganz performing Grieg’s only concerto on March 12, led by Music Director & Conductor Piotr Gajewski. Spring highlights include an All Beethoven program on April 2 and 3, showcasing the Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major with the great Seymour Lipkin at the keyboard. The evening will also include the Symphony No. 7, described by Wagner as “all tumult, all yearning and storming of the heart … .” On May 14, oboist Mark Hill and violinist Elena Urioste take the stage to perform Bach’s Concerto for Oboe and Violin and on May 21, Stan Engebretson will lead the National Philharmonic Chorale in Verdi’s brilliant Requiem.

SAT., APRIL 2, 10:30AM

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Children’s Historic Home Tour

See March 5 listing for more information on this tour. MANSION Free, reservations required, call (301) 581-5109.

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All Beethoven

Piotr Gajewski, conductor Seymour Lipkin, piano BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A Major MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $32 (children 7–17 free) *Free pre-concert lecture one hour before each performance.

SUN., APRIL 3, 7:30PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Marti Jones and Don Dixon

SOLD OUT MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM

MON., APRIL 4, 11AM– 12:30PM

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When Jazz Came to Symphony Hall

Music educator Aniko Debreceny discusses American popular music composers who wrote in the classical medium, but with a jazz flavor. Listen to works by William Grant Still, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and more. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tuition $15 (Stars Price $13.50) Enjoy lunch in the Prelude Café, just $10 more!

WED., APRIL 6, 7:30PM ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

The Sweater Set, pop/folk duo

Tickets from $32; Children 7-17 FREE

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Maureen Andary and Sara Curtin wear vintage clothing, play flute, ukulele and accordion and load their performances with surprises like band-made cupcakes, sword swallowers and more. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tickets $12 (Stars Price $10.80)

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CORIGLIANO String Quartet No. 1, “Farewell” MENDELSSOHN String Quartet No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 44, No. 2 Original compositions by the ensemble MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tickets $28 (Stars Price $25.20) Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village

THURS., April 7, 8PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BSO SuperPops Live and Let Die: A Tribute to Paul McCartney Michael Krajewski, conductor Tony Kishman, vocalist Jim Owen, vocalist Enjoy a live performance of the most popular McCartney songs, backed by the BSO. Tony Kishman, regarded by Beatles connoisseurs as the world’s best McCartney look-alike and sound-alike, delivers an authentic concert experience for Beatles fans of all ages. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $28

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TUES., APRIL 12, 8PM

WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

SAT., APRIL 9, 8PM

Yuri Temirkanov, conductor Alisa Weilerstein, cello Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Overture Shostakovich Concerto for Cello No. 1 Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor Tracing its storied roots back to 1802, Russia’s oldest symphonic ensemble is “never short of breathtaking” (San Francisco Chronicle). Joining these dazzling musicians is emerging phenom Alisa Weilerstein, whom New York Magazine calls “Yo-Yo Ma’s heiress apparent as sovereign of the American cello.” MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $35

Arturo Sandoval

FRI., APRIL 15, 10AM-3PM

The 126th Annual Exhibition by the Baltimore Watercolor Society returns to Strathmore featuring works of art in water-media created by artists from throughout the region. MANSION GALLERIES Admission free

SAT., APRIL 9, 2–3PM

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Family Discovery Series: Discover Jazz See page 15 for more information on this class. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tuition $10 (Stars Price $9)

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FRI., APRIL 8, 11AM & 12PM

This Grammy-winning trumpeter can burn through an Afro-Cuban groove, tear up a bebop tune, soar over a Mozart concerto and soothe you with a luscious ballad. “Unabashedly spectacular” (The New York Times). MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $20–$55 (Stars Price $18-$49.50)

Historic Home Tours

SUN., APRIL 10, 12–3:45PM

Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush

Interpreting Stravinsky

Marin Alsop, conductor The Little Tramp seeks his fortune during the Klondike gold rush in Charlie Chaplin’s 1925 masterpiece featuring the immortal “dance of the dinner rolls.” Chaplin’s favorite film will be shown in its entirety with his original musical score performed by the BSO. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $28

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See March 11 listing for more information on these tours. MANSION Free, reservations required, call (301) 581-5109.

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FRI., APRIL 8, Doors 8PM

See pages 16–17 for more information on this event. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tickets $15 (Stars Price $13.50)

Sin Miedo

SUN., APRIL 10, 4PM*

FRIDAY NIGHT ECLECTIC

Get ready to dance with this hot 8-piece salsa ensemble. MANSION Tickets $10 in advance (Stars Price $9), $12 at door, standing room only.

FRI., APRIL 8, 8PM*

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Stravinsky’s Russian Accent See pages 16-17 for more information on this performance. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $21–$49 (Stars Price $18.90–$44.10) *Listen & Learn! Free postconcert discussion with the artists.

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Stravinsky and the Piano See pages 16–17 for more information on this event. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $20–$45 (Stars Price $18–$40.50) *Listen & Learn! Free postconcert discussion with the artists.

MON., APRIL 11, 11AM– 12:30PM

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When the Symphony Learned to Shimmy

Music educator Aniko Debreceny explores the music of classical composers such as Debussy and Ravel who wrote in jazz styles in this engaging lecture. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tuition $15 (Stars Price $13.50)

Silk Painting Workshop See page 3 for more information on this workshop. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tuition: $125 (Stars Price $112.50)

FRI., APRIL 15, 8PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

SAT., APRIL 16, 2–3PM

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Family Discovery Series: Discover Blues See page 15 for more information on this class. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tuition $10 (Stars Price $9)

SAT., APRIL 16, 9PM 2011 Spring Gala at Strathmore

MONDAYS, APRIL 18– MAY 9, 7:30–9PM

FRI., APRIL 29, 7:30PM

So You Think You Can’t Sing

Strathmore presents the East Coast premiere of this electric guitar-based chamber ensemble in an inspired program that explores the connections between traditional Indonesian music and American minimalist music. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tickets $28 (Stars Price $25.20) Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Los Angeles Electric 8

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See page 15 for more information on this class. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tuition $135 for 4 sessions (Stars Price $121.50)

FRI., APRIL 22, 8PM

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Nancy Wilson

From her first Grammy in 1964 for “How Glad I Am,” Nancy Wilson has captivated audiences with her singular style, gliding easily from jazz to pop to rhythm and blues. “ MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $28-$78 (Stars Price $25.20-$70.20)

SAT., APRIL 23, 10AM–3PM STRATHMORE EDUCATION

Vocal Jazz Intensive: It’s Not Just the Melody See page 15 for more information on this class. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tuition $60 (Stars Price $54)

WED., APRIL 27, 7:30PM ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

The Sweater Set, pop/folk duo

See April 6 listing for more information on this performance. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tickets $12 (Stars Price $10.80)

WED., APRIL 27, 8PM

FRI., APRIL 29, 8PM

WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY

Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Haydn Variations in E minor, Hob.XVI:34 Schumann Carnaval, Op. 9 Wolpe Passacaglia from Four Studies on Basic Rows, Op. 23 Fauré Nocturne No. 6, Op. 63 Liszt Réminiscences de Norma, S.394 Recognized worldwide for the originality and technical brilliance of his performances, Marc-André Hamelin’s startlingly original blend of musicianship and virtuosity has earned him legendary status as a true avatar of the piano. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $23 The WPAS Piano Masters Series is generously underwritten by Betsy and Robert Feinberg.

One Night Of Queen with Gary Mullen and The Works In this spectacular tribute show, vocalist Gary Mullen and The Works offer “an extravagant homage to [Queen’s] legacy…not merely pretenders to the throne but great showmen worthy of such an accolade.” (The Scotsman). MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $28-$58 (Stars Price $25.20–$52.20)

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Cornelius Meister, conductor Jonathan Carney, violin Making his BSO debut, young German conductor Cornelius Meister, chief conductor and artistic director of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, leads two classical favorites. Bruch’s Second Violin Concerto features BSO Concertmaster Jonathan Carney. Brahms’ cheerful Second Symphony was created over a breezy summer holiday and is in sharp contrast to his somber First Symphony. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $28

Johnny Mathis

SUN., MAY 1, 4PM

WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY

Itzhak Perlman, violin Rohan de Silva, piano

A captivating force on the world stage for over four decades, Itzhak Perlman remains the reigning virtuoso of the violin. Always endeared to his audiences, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner possesses “charismatic stage presence, superb technique, mastery of a wide repertoire, and an unfailing ability to communicate” (Contra Costa Times). MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $55

MON., MAY 2, 11AM– 12:30PM

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John Singer Sargent in Washington Collections John Singer Sargent, born and raised in Europe by American expatriate parents, was the greatest portraitist of his era and one of the greatest pure painters in Western art. This illustrated lecture by Dr. Eric Denker of the National Gallery features in-depth discussions of Sargent’s work. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tuition $15 (Stars Price $13.50)

MON., MAY 2, 8PM

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Brahms’ Second Symphony

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An Evening with David Crosby and Graham Nash Co-Presented with AM Productions See page 3 for more information on this performance. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $35–$125 (Stars Price $31.50–$112.50)

WED., MAY 4, 6PM

EDUCATORS SERVING THE COMMUNITY PRESENTS

The Educators Serving The Community Awards The premier national red carpet, black tie fundraiser and affair that honors educators in our country for their excellence in education, community service and advancements in the community. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $75–$225

SOLD OUT except for those purchasing dinner packages, call (301) 581-5200 for information. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL

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THURS., MAY 12, 7:30PM

SAT., MAY 14, 10AM–4PM

Precious Metal Clay Workshop

Sharona Joshua, Broadwood piano

Introduction to Mosaics Workshop

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Instructor Kathryn Ottman shows how to work with PMC to craft a unique jewelry item. No previous experience with PMC is required. Tuition $90 (Stars Price $81), plus $30 materials fee

FRI., MAY 6, 8PM

Marin Alsop

BSO Showcases Songs of the Earth

On Saturday, May 7, Music Director Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra perform Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, “Italian,” and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde. In Song of the Earth, Mahler drew from Chinese poetry to inspire this expressive symphonic song cycle. Mendelssohn composed most of Symphony No. 4 while on tour in sunny Italy and the piece is considered one of his “jolliest” symphonies. Join the BSO and Marin Alsop for this rich performance. To learn more about this concert, visit BSOmusic.org.

WED., MAY 4, 7:30PM

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Daryl Davis

The direct successor to the legacy of the great Pinetop Perkins, AIR Mentor Daryl Davis “pumps the keys like a reborn Jerry Lee Lewis, rattling Boogie Woogie rolls out of all 88 keys!” (The Washington Post). MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tickets $15 (Stars Price $13.50)

A fast-rising star on the international concert stage, Russian pianist Denis Matsuev has performed with such legendary orchestras as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra and Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, appearing with such prominent conductors as Lorin Maazel, Valery Gergiev, Leonard Slatkin, Vladimir Spivakov and Yuri Temirkanov. “Breathtaking virtuosity” (The Washington Post). MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $27–$77

SAT., MAY 7, 10:30AM

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Children’s Historic Home Tour

See March 5 listing for more information on this tour. MANSION Free, reservations required, call (301) 581-5109.

SAT., MAY 7, 8PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Songs of the Earth

Marin Alsop, conductor Music Director Marin Alsop emphasizes the profoundly expressive and personal nature of Mahler’s music in the composer’s symphonic song cycle, “The Song of the Earth.” Opening the program is Mendelssohn’s sunlit “Italian” Symphony, infused with the composer’s absolute enchantment with a visit to Italy in 1831. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $28

ART AFTER HOURS

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Charlie Barnett Duo

Nils Lofgren

See page 3 for more information on this performance. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $25–$55 (Stars Price $22.50–$49.50)

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WED., MAY 11, 7:30PM

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Film and television composer and pianist Charlie Barnett partners with jazz vocalist Marilyn Older for a lively evening of original music and popular classics. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tickets $15 (Stars Price $13.50)

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A Gerald M. Woofter Memorial Concert Sharona Joshua channels the 19th century composer and pianist, Clara Wieck Schumann (wife of Robert Schumann), deftly interspersing music by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Bach and Chopin with engaging readings from Clara’s diaries and letters. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tickets $28 (Stars Price $25.20) Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village

See page 3 for more information on this workshop. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tuition $90 (Stars Price $81), plus $10 materials fee

FRI., MAY 13, 11AM & 12PM

SAT., MAY 14, 8PM*

Historic Home Tours

Bach and Mozart

STRATHMORE EDUCATION See March 11 listing for more information on these tours. MANSION Free, reservations required, call (301) 581-5109.

FRI., MAY 13, Doors 8PM FRIDAY NIGHT ECLECTIC

Ted Garber’s CD Release Party

Happy Friday the 13th—smash a mirror, walk under a ladder and open an umbrella indoors! Local singer-songwriter Ted Garber flies in the face of superstition by capping off his final days as a 2010–11 Strathmore Artist in Residence with a party and concert celebrating the release of his new album, “Live at Strathmore.” MANSION Tickets $15 (Stars Price $13.50)

FRI., MAY 13, 8:15PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Off The Cuff Schumann’s Beautiful Mind Marin Alsop, conductor Music Director Marin Alsop explores Robert Schumann’s beautiful mind—beset by bipolar disorder yet still able to produce some of classical music’s most original and inspired work. How does bipolar disorder affect the brain? Are manic episodes responsible for Schumann’s bursts of creative genius that manifested in such profound music? Explore these questions and more. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $28

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SAT., MAY 14, 10:15AM & 1PM STRATHMORE FINE ART

Art Talks

10:15AM—Children’s Talk and Tour 1PM—Art Talk See page 6 for more information on these events. MANSION

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC Piotr Gajewski, conductor Mark Hill, oboe Elena Urioste, violin BACH Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major MOZART Oboe Concerto in C Major MOZART Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major BACH Concerto for Oboe and Violin in D minor MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $32 (children 7–17 free) *Free pre-concert lecture one hour before the performance.

SAT., May 14, 8PM SUN., May 15, 7PM

CITYDANCE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS

Nruthya Pooja: Traditional and Folk Dance of Sri Lanka by Asanga Domask Enjoy an evening of Sri Lankan dance, an art form built over thousands of years with deep roots in everyday village life, Buddhist religious customs and ceremonial celebrations for the island’s royalty. Elaborate costumes, traditional music, and powerful yet elegant movements will engage audiences of all ages and interests. MUSIC CENTER, STUDIO 405 Tickets $20

MON., MAY 16, 7–8:30PM STRATHMORE EDUCATION

The Silent Musician: How Silent Film Composers Give Voice to Early Film Composer and keyboardist Andrew Earle Simpson illuminates the creative process behind scoring early film. Tickets $15 (Stars Price $13.50)

TUES., MAY 17, 7PM

THE MARYLAND INITIATIVE OF THE BARBARA BUSH FOUNDATION FOR FAMILY LITERACY

Maryland Celebration of Reading

Enjoy this annual celebration in support of Maryland family literacy programs and hear bestselling authors read from their works. The evening also features a musical performance, special surprise guests, and a buffet supper. Authors to be announced. Sponsorships and individual tickets are available. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Reservations required, please visit www.barbarabushfoundation.com or call (800) 222-5652 for more information.

WED., MAY 18, 7:30PM ART AFTER HOURS

Laura Tsaggaris

See page 4 for more information on this performance. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tickets $15 (Stars Price $13.50)

THURS., MAY 19, 7:30PM MUSIC IN THE MANSION

The Father Book

Aaron Grad, composer and guitar with Rob Jost, bass A World Premiere Strathmore Commission Alexandria, Virginia-born Grad weaves together overlapping layers of history and memory in an evocative and moving new work about his father, a clavichordist. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tickets $28 (Stars Price $25.20) Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village

THURS., MAY 19, 8PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BSO SuperPops Rodgers & Hammerstein at the Movies Jack Everly, conductor Hear the BSO SuperPops perform the scores with the original vocal tracks from the great movie musicals of Rodgers & Hammerstein. The program features favorites such as Oklahoma!, The King and I, South Pacific, Carousel and The Sound of Music, all performed as stunning re-mastered clips playing on the big screen above the orchestra. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $28

FRI., MAY 20 & SAT., MAY 21, 10AM-4PM

The Magic of Music Meets the Passion of Youth

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Nicholas Simmons Watermedia Workshop See page 3 for more information on this workshop. Tuition $200 (Stars price $180)

FRI., MAY 20–FRI., MAY 27 STRATHMORE PRESENTS

Strathmore Trip: The Jazz Age In Paris

Join Strathmore’s Eliot Pfanstiehl, CEO and Bill Carey, Donor & Community Relations Director in the City of Lights. See back cover for more information on this trip.

SAT., MAY 21, 8PM*

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC

Verdi’s Requiem

Stan Engebretson, conductor Arianna Zukerman, soprano Patricia Miller, mezzo-soprano Don Bernardini, tenor Kevin Deas, bass VERDI Requiem MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $32 (children 7–17 free) *Free pre-concert lecture one hour before the performance.

SUN., MAY 22, 3PM

MARYLAND CLASSICAL YOUTH ORCHESTRAS

Season Finale Spring Concert Featuring MCYO junior orchestras—Chamber Strings, Young Artists and Symphony. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $8–20

Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras enjoys its 65th Season! 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! 2011 Concert Dates: Wed., March 9, 2011, 7pm Featuring Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with piano competition winner! Sun, May 22, 2011, 3pm and 7pm Tickets $20 adult $10 youth; Group discount rates available Attend FREE Master Class collaborations with the BSO: Feb 24 BSO’s Rene Hernandez, trumpet Mar 17 BSO’s Greg Mulligan, violin 5pm Call to reserve a seat: (301) 581-5209 Rehearsals Wednesday evenings at the Music Center. Call (301) 581-5208 to observe. 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. Tuesdays, May 24– June 14, 7:30–9PM

SUN., MAY 22, 7PM

MARYLAND CLASSICAL YOUTH ORCHESTRAS

May Magic Season Finale

So You Think You Can’t Sing?—Harmony Edition

Featuring MCYO’s top orchestras—Chamber Orchestra and Philharmonic. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets $8–20

See page 15 for more information on this class. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tuition $135 (Stars Price 121.50)

MON., MAY 23, 7:30PM

WED., MAY 25, 7:30PM

Goes To The Movies!

Wayne Wilentz Quartet

ART AFTER HOURS

interPLAYcompany Band

Guest artists, historical movie music, acting, costumes, props and great fun. EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 405 Tickets $10, $5 tickets available at the door for those with disabilities. Parking in Metro Garage with SmarTrip card to exit. Reservations required, call (301) 229-0829, no children under 12.

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FRI., MAY 6, 10AM–3PM

See page 3 for more information on this performance. MANSION, SHAPIRO MUSIC ROOM Tickets $15 (Stars Price $13.50)

MAY 28–JULY 16

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SAT., MAY 28, 8PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Mahler, Sibelius and Walton

Carlos Kalmar, conductor Karen Gomyo, violin Benjamin Britten created this arrangement to widen the audiences for one of his favorite composers, Gustav Mahler. Young violinist Karen Gomyo performs Sibelius’ concerto with the firecracker finale. Carlos Kalmar conducts the first BSO performances of Sir William Walton’s landmark 1935 Symphony, a passionate response to a tempestuous love affair. MUSIC CENTER, CONCERT HALL Tickets from $28

Creative Crafts Council Biennial Exhibition Works by area artisans in polymer, glass, ceramic, enamel and fiber. MANSION GALLERIES Admission free

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Strathmore Calendar— By Genre

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See the chronological calendar for detailed information

Afternoon Tea

The Silent Musician, MAY 16

Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1 pm. See details on page 18.

Watermedia Workshop,

CHORAL/VOICE

CLASSICAL

Choralis: An Evening with Brahms, MAR. 19

MAR. 5

An Evening with Naturally 7, MAR. 25

MCYO: Masterworks for March, MAR. 9

Illuminare, MAR. 30

Levine: MusicaliTEA, MAR. 10

MAY 20 & 21

BSO: Rachmaninoff’s Rapsody,

Hahn Bin, MAR. 10

CLASSES/EDUCATION National Philharmonic Master Class with Brian Ganz, pianist, MAR. 4

Children’s Historic Home Tours, MAR. 5, APR. 2, MAY 7 OperaKids, MAR 5-26 Canaletto and His Rivals, MAR. 7 Jazz Singing 201, MAR. 7–APRIL 11 Historic Home Tours, MAR. 11, APR. 8, MAY 13

The Delights of Design with Ikebana, MAR. 14

NHK Symphony Orchestra of Japan, MAR. 16 BSO: Schubert, Berg and Beethoven’s Fifth, MAR. 17 American Youth Philharmonic,

JAZZ/BLUES/R&B

BSO: Mahler, Sibelius and Walton, MAY 28

Mar. 2 & 23

COMEDY/SPOKEN WORD

BSO: Off the Cuff—Prokofiev’s Cinderella Suite, APR. 1 Natiional Philharmonic: All Beethoven, APR. 2 & 3 The Vertigo String Quartet, APR. 7

MAR. 19

Stravinsky’s Russian Accent,

Art Talk, MAR. 19

APR. 8

BSO: Off the Cuff— Prokofiev’s Cinderella Suite,

Interpreting Stravinsky, APR. 10 Stravinsky and the Piano, APR. 10

David Sedaris, MAR. 31

Nancy Wilson, APR. 22 Charlie Barnett Duo, MAY 11

DANCE/ACROBATICS/ FAMILY

Wayne Wilentz Quartet, MAY 25

Peking Acrobats, MAR. 3 Cirque Mechanics Boom Town,

POP/ROCK/ HIP HOP/FUNK

MAR. 8

Randy Newman, MAR. 2

Imago Theatre: ZooZoo,

Junior League Band, MAR. 4

MAR. 27

CityDance Ensemble Presents: Nrutha Pooja, MAY 14 & 15

INTERNATIONAL

MAR. 25

BSO SuperPops: A Celtic Celebration, MAR. 10

ilyAIMY & Primitivity, APR. 1

Subcontinental Drift: A South Asian Salon, MAR. 18

APR. 3

Juan De Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars, MAR. 23 Sin Miedo, APR. 8 Arturo Sandoval, APR. 9

Art Talk, MAR. 19, MAY 14

Silk Painting Workshop, APR. 15

WPAS: Itzhak Perlman, Rohan DeSilva, MAY 1

Discover Blues, APR. 16

Denis Matsuev, MAY 6

APR 9–MAY 21

So You Think You Can’t Sing,

BSO: Song of the Earth, MAY 7

APR. 18-MAY 9

Sharona Joshua, MAY 12

In-Depth Jazz Singing, APR. 23

BSO: Off The Cuff—Schumann’s Beautiful Mind, MAY 13

Mosaic Workshop, MAY 14

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April 4, 11AM–12:30PM

Bring your family to learn the history of three musical genres that shaped popular American music: the storytelling of Folk music, the trials and tribulations experienced in the Blues, and the ever-evolving improvisational creativity of Jazz. Designed for children ages 6 and up and their families. Discover Folk April 2, taught by Bruce Hutton Discover Jazz April 9, taught by Vince Evans Discover Blues April 16, taught by Daryl Davis Tickets $10 (Stars Price $9)

When the Symphony Learned to Shimmy April 11, 11AM–12:30PM

Laura Tsaggaris, MAY 18

Children’s Art Talk and Tour,

MCYO: Season Finale Spring Concert, MAY 22

Discover Series

APR. 27

MAR. 19, MAY 14

Baltimore Watercolor Society, Creative Crafts Council Biennial Exhibition,

David Crosby and Graham Nash, MAY 2

BSO SuperPops: Rogers & Hammerstein at the Movies, MAY 19

FOLK/BLUEGRASS

Maryland Celebration of Reading, MAY 17

The Del McCoury Band,

The Jazz Age in Paris, MAY Design with Ikebana

The Sweater Set, APR. 6 & 27

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

Ted Garber, MAY 13

SEE STRATHMORE HOLIDAY CLOSING SCHEDULE, PAGE 19.

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voice has power and confidence … and her litheness and control is incredible.” Upgrade your improvisation and learn to embellish familiar jazz standards by manipulating melody to create a signature sound. Tuition $60 (Stars Price $54)

So You Think You Can’t Sing? Mondays, April 18–May 9, 7:30–9PM

Always wanted to sing but never knew where to start? This fun, welcoming workshop takes beginners through the basics of vocal production. Accomplished music educator John Horman has decades of experience in bringing out the best in developing singers. Sign up early—this workshop is a consistent sell-out! Tuition $135 (Stars Price $121.50)

So You Think You Can’t Sing?

For Adults All classes take place in the Mansion

Mondays, March 7–April 11, 7:30–9:30 PM Mansion

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ilyAIMY & Primitivity, APR. 1

Bruce Hutton

Jazz Singing 201

Strathmore 2011 Spring Gala with Johnny Mathis, APR. 16 Educators Serving the Community Awards, MAY 4

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SPECIAL EVENTS

MAY 28–July 16

featuring Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Children design costumes, take on operatic roles and get to know the story of Mozart’s classic tale. Youngsters prepare a vocal and instrumental performance of selected pieces for their families during the final class. Parents are welcome, but not required, to remain during class time. Tuition $90 (Stars Price $81), optional CD and worksheets $25

When Jazz Came to Symphony Hall

Strathmore Artists Juried Exhibition, FEB. 26–APR. 2

BSO: Brahm’s Second Symphony, APR. 30

MAY 13

March 14, 11AM–1PM

May 2, 11AM–12:30PM

Interpreting Stravinsky, APR. 10

National Philharmonic: Verdi’s Requiem, MAY 21

The Delights of Design with Ikebana

Nils Lofgren, MAY 5

Marc-André Hamelin, APR. 29

BSO: Off The Cuff— Schumann’s Beautiful Mind,

A Night of Queen with Gary Mullens and The Works,

March 7, 11AM–12:30PM

Daryl Davis, MAY 4

Discover Jazz, APR. 9

The Father Book, MAY 19

BSO SuperPops: Live and Let Die, APR. 7

Canaletto and His Rivals

FINE ART

BSO: Charlie Chaplin’s Gold Rush, APR. 15

Precious Metal Clay Workshop, MAY 6

Marti Jones and Don Dixon,

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John Singer Sargent in Washington Collections

Los Angeles Electric 8, APR. 29

When Jazz Came to Symphony Hall, APR. 4

National Philharmonic: Bach and Mozart, MAY 14

First Name Basis with Bo Jankans and Educated Consumers, MAR. 11 An Evening with Naturally 7,

Discover Folk, APR. 2

John Singer Sargent in Washington Collections, MAY 2

An Evening with Jazz and Jobim with Ron Kearns and Paul Wingo, MAR. 3

Joan Rivers, MAR. 24

WPAS: St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, APR. 12

When the Symphony Learned to Shimmy, APR. 11

Nathan & Noble Jolly,

Scrapomatic featuring Mike Mattison, MAR. 25

MAR. 28

Children’s Art Talk and Tour,

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National Philharmonic: Grieg Piano Concerto with Brian Ganz, MAR. 12

MCYO: May Magic Season Finale, MAY 22

Come Out and Play!

Join Howard University’s Connaitre Miller for this intermediate/advanced-level workshop for those who previously completed Strathmore’s Intro to Jazz class, or who have previous jazz singing experience. Refine your performance technique from vocal production to song selection to staging to writing lead sheets. Class will culminate with a cabaret performance accompanied by a full rhythm section. Tuition $330 (Stars Price $297)

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So You Think You Can’t Sing?— Harmony Edition Tuesdays, May 24–June 14, 7:30–9PM

For singers with a little more experience and confidence, why not try singing harmony? Music educator John Horman returns to teach the basics of part-singing, rounds and harmonizing. Every voice is an important part of the group in this accessible and informative series! Tuition $135 (Stars Price 121.50)

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The Stravinsky Project Aficionados of classical composition will find much to consider (and reconsider) about Stravinsky’s position in the musical pantheon as they delve into the series of events comprising The Stravinsky Project. During his lifetime, Igor Stravinsky, having been exiled from his Russian homeland, publically defined his music through an aesthetic of objectivity that fundamentally denied a cultural context. However, as Soviet-trained musicians regained access to his work in the 1990s they reconnected the threads of Russian musical tradition running through his compositions. By reinterpreting Stravinsky as an essentially Russian composer whose exile subverted his musical roots, contemporary musicians and thinkers have provided a substantive rebuttal to Stravinsky’s self-created cosmopolitan modernist/ neo-classicist image. Stravinsky himself insisted that music is “essentially powerless to express anything at all” and admonished performers not to “interpret” his compositions. Through The Stravinsky Project, the first festival of its kind in our area, audiences and experts come together to challenge Stravinsky’s anti-interpretation stance and to consider his work through the cultural lens he attempted to suppress. Whether you’re already a Stravinsky appreciator or are ready to listen and learn, there is a concert, lecture or visual arts experience waiting for you as part of this robust 3-day festival. Join us April 8-10 here at Strathmore, as well as at events at Georgetown University and The National Gallery of Art.

THE STRAVINSKY PROJECT Co-Produced with Post-Classical Ensemble

Stravinsky Remixed: Concert and Symposium April 8, 1:15–5:30PM Georgetown University, McNeir Hall

A performance featuring adaptations of Stravinsky’s music for ballet, followed by a symposium “Stravinsky and the Theater,” which looks at Stravinsky as a theatrical artist and his tradition of reusing old material in inventive ways.

Katya Chilingiri, Stravinsky Family Estate in Ukraine

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Stravinsky’s Russian Accent April 8, 8PM Music Center

pianists: Alexander Toradze George Vatchnadze Genadi Zagor Vakhtang Kodanashvili Edisher Savitski Washington Bach Consort Chorus Post-Classical Ensemble Angel Gil-Ordóñez, conductor STRAVINSKY Concerto for Piano and Winds STRAVINSKY Symphonies for Wind Instruments STRAVINSKY Les Noces STRAVINSKY DC Premiere of “Danse Sacrale” from The Rite of Spring (arr. 4 hand piano and percussion) Listen & Learn! Free post-concert discussion with the artists.

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April 9, 1–6:30PM NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART

April 10, 4PM Music Center

Stravinsky documentaries by Tony Palmer and Richard Leacock, commentary and a piano performance by Alexander Toradze.

pianists: Alexander Toradze George Vatchnadze Genadi Zagor Joseph Horowitz, host STRAVINSKY Scherzo from Sonata in F-sharp Minor (Mid-Atlantic premiere) STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring transcribed for two pianos STRAVINSKY Tango STRAVINSKY Piano Sonata STRAVINSKY Concerto for Two Solo Pianos STRAVINSKY Sonata for Two Pianos ZAGOR an improvisation incorporating all the afternoon’s music

April 10, 12–3:45 PM Mansion

Post-Classical Ensemble

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Stravinsky on Film

Interpreting Stravinsky

Strathmore is pleased to present this groundbreaking festival in conjunction with the Post-Classical Ensemble, with sponsorship support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Asbury Methodist Village, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities.

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Katya Chilingiri, The Church of the Most Holy God Near St. Petersburg

Katya Chilingiri, photographer Rex Lawson, pianolist pianists: Alexander Toradze George Vatchnadze Genadi Zagor Joseph Horowitz, host Chillingiri presents The Stravinsky Odyssey, combining films and photographs to document Stravinsky’s journey. Rex Lawson presents the American premier of Stravinsky’s final pianola version of Les Noces (American premiere). Pianists Alexander Toradze, George Vatchnadze, and Genadi Zagor use archival recordings, film and music in live performance to take issue with Stravinsky’s strictures against interpretation.

“...Alexander Toradze … plays as a man possessed, as if umbilically attached to the instrument, which in his hands becomes as varied and expressive as a full orchestra. The audience roared approval...”

Alexander Toradze

Listen & Learn! Free post-concert discussion with the artists.

George Vatchnadze

Joseph Horowitz

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Afternoon Tea Spring is in the air and the Mansion is renewed with all the inspiration and creativity it brings. Enjoy live musical performances and delicious tea service in the company of friends. Don’t miss the spring Specialty Tea series—book early as these popular events are quick to fill.

1 Karen Ashbrook, hammered dulcimer and Carrie Rose, flute 2 Rosalind Breslow, piano 8 John Dassoulas, piano 9 Paul Bangser, guitar 15 Specialty Tea: Irish Tea Sue Richards, Celtic harp 16 Specialty Tea: Irish Tea Jo Morrison, Celtic harp 22 Becky Dukes, piano 23 Noreen Friedman, flute and Bob Wysong, guitar 29 Specialty Tea: Vegetarian Tea Susan Bour, flute and Phil Bour, guitar 30 Specialty Tea: Vegetarian Tea Susan Rudy, piano and Larry Aversano, flute April

Specialty Tea: Japanese Tea Washington Toho Koto Society Specialty Tea: Japanese Tea Washington Toho Koto Society

Specialty Teas

12 Karen Ashbrook, hammered dulcimer & Paul Oorts, accordion and harp guitar 13 Carol Rose Duane, harp 19 Specialty Tea: Teddy Bear Tea 20 Specialty Tea: Teddy Bear Tea 26 Karen Ashbrook, wooden flute and Elizabeth Benforado, piano 27 Becky Dukes, piano

Irish Tea

Teddy Bear Tea

March 15 and 16

April 19 and 20

Get a head start on St. Patrick’s Day with Irish tea, traditional Irish food and lovely Celtic tunes.

Scheduled during spring break, the Teddy Bear Tea is perfect for you, a special child in your life, and his or her favorite bear. Enjoy a kid-friendly menu, story time and children’s music.

Vegetarian Tea March 29 and 30

Join us for Strathmore’s first ever Vegetarian Tea, a popular request from our patrons! Strathmore blend tea is on the menu, as well as organic and herbal tea, alongside delicious vegetarian fare.

Japanese Tea

Mother Appreciation Tea May 3 and 4

Celebrate Mother’s Day early with this terrific tea especially for the mothers we love. Includes special gifts for every mom!

April 5 and 6

Historic Tea and Tour

A Strathmore tradition to accompany the Cherry Blossom Festival. The Washington Toho Koto Society performs traditional music. Tea service features Japanese tea and treats.

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Take a trip back in time with an old-fashioned tea service and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Mansion!

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www.strathmore.org (301) 581-5100 TICKET OFFICE 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD M/T/TH/F 10am–5pm, W 10am–9pm, SA 10am–2pm

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

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.

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

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

May

3 Specialty Tea: Mothers Appreciation Tea John Dassoulas, piano 4 Specialty Tea: Mothers Appreciation Tea Carol Rose Duane, harp 10 Susan Bour, flute and Phil Bour, guitar 11 Becky Dukes, piano 17 Marie Cole, cello; Naomi Kusano, piano and Julianna Chitwood, violin 18 Specialty Tea: Historic Tea and Tour Fran Hrastar, piano 24 Hsien-Ann Meng & Wei-Der Huang, Octtava Piano Duo 25 Ellen Tennenbaum, piano 31 Rosalind Breslow, piano

Contact Information

GROUP TICKETS (301) 581-5199

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

Assistive-listening devices available in the Concert Hall. Princess Tea

Sign-interpreted performances available by request.

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

Accommodations subject to availability; please make requests by calling the Ticket Office 14 days in advance of performance. Shuttle service across the Sky Bridge from the Metro Garage to the Music Center is available before Concert Hall events.

Directions Japanese Tea

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

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Afternoon Tea Schedule March

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Teddy Bear Tea

Teas are popular and always fill well in advance. Make your plans to join us today! Teas begin at 1pm $21 per person (Stars Price $18.90) $26 Specialty Teas (Stars Price $23.40) Pre-paid, non-refundable, reservations required, call (301) 581-5108.

Hours of Operation Ticket Office Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am–5pm Wednesday: 10am–9pm Saturday: 10am–2pm Sixty minutes prior to performances in the Music Center Concert Hall through intermission

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.

Mansion & Galleries Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am–4pm Wednesday: 10am–9pm Saturday: 10am–3pm Admission to the Mansion at Strathmore and galleries is free.

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 card is required for payment Monday–Friday.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE Campus closed Monday, May 30.

Prelude Café A wide variety of entrees, desserts, and beverages in the Music Center. Monday-Saturday 11am–3pm Performances: 2 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 and 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

For Mansion concerts, exhibitions and events: Free parking is available in the Mansion lot, on a space-available basis. Enter the lot at 10701 Rockville Pike. Dates, artists, programs and prices are subject to change.

For complete driving, Metro, bus and parking information, visit Strathmore’s website at www.strathmore.org and click on the “Plan Your Visit” link.

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The Jazz Age in May 20–27, 2011

It isn’t too late for Paris in the springtime! Join us on this seven-day excursion to Paris with unique jazz experiences, including a concert with Wynton Marsalis at the celebrated Salle Pleyel and dinner and music at the iconic Le Duc des Lombards jazz club. Four star accommodations by night, the hidden gems of the Parisian arts scene by day! For more information, detailed itinerary and to reserve your place on this fabulous tour, visit strathmoresjazzinparis.com or contact Bill Carey at (301) 581-5135.

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