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JUST ANNOUNCED! Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Bennett, and many more.

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Original cast members Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp celebrate the groundbreaking musical.

IMAGINATION + DESIGN

Interiors exhibition features artists at the intersection of form and function.

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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

Just Announced! Seasons of Love: Rent’s Adam & Anthony Art & Music Summer Programs for Kids & Teens Strathmore Children’s Chorus Grows Up Current Visual Arts Exhibitions Interiors Takes Center Stage Visual Arts 2017–2018 Season Preview Spring Calendar Spring Calendar by Genre Afternoon Tea Schedule General Information

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COVER PHOTO: Whoopi Goldberg INSIDE COVER PHOTOS L–R: Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Mesa by David Knopp, Afternoon Tea by Javan Bowden, High School Summer Intensive by Liz Lynch

Shine on!

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Cathy Bernard Jerome W. Breslow Maria Darby Hope B. Eastman Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg Nancy Floreen Barbara Goldberg Goldman Evan 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 Dale S. Rosenthal John Sackett Mary K. Sturtevant


JUST ANNOUNCED! These shows go on sale to the public Friday, March 10. Strathmore Stars are buying tickets now. Join today for the best seats!

IN THE MUSIC CENTER

YASMIN LEVY THE KLEZMATICS Tue, Nov 7, 2017

TONY BENNETT

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.

Annual Spring Gala This living legend recently celebrated his 90th birthday, and his trademark voice still sounds as magical as ever! Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy works from the Great American Songbook performed by the man who made them famous.

Bryan Adams/Trunk Archive

Sat, May 6, 2017

WHOOPI GOLDBERG* Celebrated comedian, author, humanitarian, and star of stage and screen, Goldberg inspires and entertains with an evening of laughter-filled storytelling. Her provocative commentary is equal parts hilarious and thought provoking.

SONGBOOK

STEVEN PAGE & THE ART OF TIME ENSEMBLE Sat, Feb 3, 2018 Page, a founder of the iconic band Barenaked Ladies, joins Toronto’s highly inventive Art of Time Ensemble in an evening of seminal songs by Randy Newman, Radiohead, Elvis Costello, Barenaked Ladies, Leonard Cohen, and others.

DIEGO EL CIGALA

Anya Bartels

Sat, May 27, 2017 *On sale now!

Co-presented by Washington Performing Arts Thu, March 29, 2018 One of Spain’s most legendary and innovative flamenco singers, El Cigala has been called “the Sinatra of flamenco” (Billboard). The award-winning singer seamlessly melds the traditional sounds of his Spanish gitano heritage with the intoxicating rhythms and melodies of salsa.

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JUST ANNOUNCED! UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN Sat, April 21, 2018

IN THE MANSION BRASIL GUITAR DUO Thu, Oct 12, 2017 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.

Graham Hardy

The all-singing, all-plucking superstars return with their toe-tapping music, hilarious banter, and sheer superlative entertainment. Spoofing and honoring all genres of music with unmatched humor and skill, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a true treasure.

VICTOR PROVOST

THE BRIGHT EYES PROJECT Thu, Nov 2, 2017 One of the world’s leading musicians on the steel pan, Provost has developed a reputation as a dazzling soloist, crafting an improvisational style that draws from both jazz and Caribbean music.

SONNAMBULA

THE SALON OF LEONORA DUARTE Thu, Nov 16, 2017 This Renaissance ensemble sheds light on the cultural accomplishments of women in 17th century Europe through this concert of works by Duarte, the only woman of the era known to write music for viols.

RACHEL FRANKLIN, PIANO WITH SONOS

Praised by The Baltimore Sun for “flawless crystalline technique, and warmth and electricity in her playing,” Franklin is joined by Christian Tremblay on the violin and bassist Jonathan Miles Brown for a program exploring Ravel, Gershwin, and others at work in Paris.

Teju Cole

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA A BOHEMIAN CHRISTMAS Sun, Dec 10, 2017

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There’s something about a big band that encapsulates the spirit of the season. Join the 17-piece Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra for a holiday concert that includes classics from Ellington, Basie, and many more.


SEASONS OF LOVE

Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp Look Back on 20 Years of Friendship and Rent. By PJ Feinstein

It was the Hamilton of the MTV generation. Nearly 20 years before Lin-Manuel Miranda revolutionized Broadway with his hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton, a little-known composer and lyricist named Jonathan Larson redefined American theater with a rock musical called Rent. A modern retelling of Puccini’s La Boheme, Rent had its Off-Broadway premiere on February 13, 1996. Bolstered by rave reviews (The New York Times described it as an “exhilarating, landmark rock opera” with a “glittering, inventive score”), Larson’s topical musical about a group of young artists in New York

City’s East Village struggling to survive in the shadow of AIDS was quickly promoted to Broadway, where it ran until 2008. “The specific details of the story are actually somewhat incidental to the overall message, which is about love and friends,” said Adam Pascal, who originated the role of the HIV-positive songwriter, Roger. “Those are concepts that cross boundaries of age, time, pop culture, and political landscape.” Pascal believes that Rent transformed Broadway by introducing new types of performers, voices, and music

Joan Marcus

Rapp and Pascal in their roles as Mark Cohen and Roger Davis in Rent

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to the world of musical theater. It was also the first show in a long time accessible to nontraditional theater audiences, thanks in part to its hip, youthful cast and infectious rock-and-pop-influenced soundtrack.

“I foresee us performing together for many years to come.” – Adam Pascal Pascal was one of those “new types of performers,” a rock singer from Long Island who heard about the show from Idina Menzel, a childhood neighbor already cast as the bisexual performance artist Maureen. “The audition process was easy because I had never auditioned for anything before. I had no expectations and no fear. All I had to do was show up and play a song on my guitar.” Once he landed the part, the Broadway newcomer’s biggest challenge was remaining truthful to a character suffering from a life-threatening disease. “There were a lot of people around us at the time who did have AIDS, and I felt a responsibility to them, as well as to Jonathan Larson,” Pascal explained. Larson had died suddenly of an aortic aneurysm the day Rent was to begin previews Off-Broadway and missed the glowing reviews and accolades for his masterwork, which included that year’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award.

went on to star in Broadway hits like Aida, Cabaret, Chicago, Memphis, Disaster, and Something Rotten. Rent was also the launching pad for Pascal’s longlasting friendship with Anthony Rapp, who originated the role of Mark, a filmmaker afraid of selling out. Unlike Pascal, Rapp was a veteran actor, having already appeared on Broadway and in movies like Adventures in Babysitting and Dazed and Confused. Last year, when Rent turned 20, the two friends hit the road for Adam & Anthony Live, up-close-and-personal concerts celebrating the groundbreaking musical and their enduring friendship. Backed by a full band, Pascal and Rapp perform solos and duets of their own original music, reimagined Broadway classics, and heartfelt Rent favorites like “Glory” and “What You Own.” Pascal’s set includes songs from Cabaret and Memphis, while Rapp sings numbers from Once and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, among others. “Anthony was—and still is—an extremely conscientious, generous, and intelligent person,” said Pascal of his former Rent co-star. “He continues to be an amazing talent and a good friend, and I foresee us performing together for many years to come.”

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For his role as Roger, Pascal was also nominated for a Tony and was quickly becoming “a matinee idol for a new generation” (The New York Times). He credits Rent for launching his career and, after leaving the show, Pascal

ADAM & ANTHONY LIVE Fri, April 28, 8pm MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $30–$75

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EXPLORE THE ARTS THIS SUMMER SUMMER ART CAMP

Strathmore raises the art of summer camp to a new level, allowing students to explore diverse cultures through art and to create work inspired by traditional and contemporary artists across the globe.

TEEN ART CAMP Mon–Fri, July 31–Aug 4 For students entering grades 7–10 Our Teen Art Camp features immersion in the Colored Pencil Society gallery exhibition and advanced coloredpencil techniques inspired by the professional works on display. Campers explore and define themselves as artists, learn how to talk about art, and give and receive constructive critiques.

KIDS ART CAMP Mon–Fri, Aug 7–11 & 14–18, Aftercare available until 5:30pm For students entering grades 1–6 Young artists are immersed in a working gallery, surrounded by the power of creativity. With a top-notch staff of enthusiastic and experienced educators, who are also professional artists, campers enjoy a deeply enriching experience.

HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INTENSIVE

For Outstanding High School Musicians Mon–Fri, July 17–21 If you are a high school musician who wants to jam, upgrade your skills, and make friends, get ready to take your playing to the next level. Led by alumni of Strathmore’s renowned Artist in Residence program, the Summer Intensive provides the tools you need to both lead and collaborate in varying genres and styles: • Learn to improvise with confidence in rock, jazz, blues, folk, funk, and more • Record a demo in a professional studio • Perform onstage at AMP • Get pro tips on the music industry APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 31 STRATHMORE.ORG/SUMMERINTENSIVE

photos by Liz Lynch

Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras SUMMER STRING WEEK

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A week-long camp for young string players to enhance their musicianship through skill-building sessions, orchestra and chamber ensemble rehearsals, music history, theory, and sightreading sessions.

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JOYFUL NOISE

Strathmore Children’s Chorus makes music more accessible.

By Mary Mendoza

education experience” and teaches a variety of skills including vocal technique, sight-reading, and expressive performance.

Backstage at the Strathmore Children’s Chorus (SCC) winter concert, there are jitters and giggles but nothing that can’t be chased away by confidence and talent. This December evening, each singer is excited to be on the Music Center stage as proud parents listen and watch.

It certainly offers young singers some unforgettable opportunities. SCC members collaborate with youth music programs like Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore. They learn music from other cultures, sing in different languages, and perform alongside musical icons like The Chieftains and Natalie MacMaster. Jim Saah

“Before the Music Center even existed, we wanted to create a children’s chorus that reflected the diversity of Montgomery County,” says Strathmore CEO Eliot Pfanstiehl. “But we didn’t have the right person to make it a reality.”

“SCC offers an extraordinary experience for young singers,” Guerra says, noting that SCC provides, “scholarships, collaborations with guest artists, and performances on a world-class stage.” “Since no instrument, other than your voice, is required, it makes it possible for students of a wide range of ages to participate,” says Strathmore President Monica Jeffries Hazangeles, explaining how the accessible nature of choral singing makes it a perfect gateway to the arts.

SCC performs on the Music Center stage.

Many SCC families say the program goes beyond teaching young people how to sing.

“Our auditions for the first season started with 12 kids,” recalls Lauren Campbell, Strathmore’s director of education and program director of SCC. “And by the second year we had over 150 singers.”

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CELTIC SOUNDS Sun, June 11, 4pm MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $20–$25

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Now in its fifth season, the chorus includes four ensembles with students ages 7 to 18. Campbell says, SCC “provides a multidimensional music

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“I have experienced firsthand the impact we have on families,” says Victoria Campbell Osborne, managing director of SCC and an SCC parent. “We lost my husband right before joining the chorus, and SCC has been a comforting environment. Not only are they supportive of my daughter’s musical growth, they’re understanding and empathetic to our family challenges. As a parent, I couldn’t ask for more.” Like other SCC parents, she will be there on June 11 for Celtic Sounds, the chorus’ spring concert, proudly watching the talent on stage and marveling at the incredible confidence, sonorous beauty, and joy.

Jim Saah

Enter local conductor Christopher G. Guerra, who also had a desire to develop a high-quality children’s chorus in Montgomery County. A founding member of the A. Mario Loiederman Middle School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Silver Spring, where his choral program achieved national recognition, Guerra brought his idea to Strathmore in 2010.

Conductor Christopher G. Guerra and students backstage at SCC’s 2015 winter concert.


LIGHTS, SIGHTS & SOUNDS Artists elevate the ordinary to objects d’art.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS Sat, Feb 25–Sun, April 2 CHROMA See photography in a new light. Chroma showcases the atypical photograph as it is captured, and then manipulated into bold new forms using unconventional processes, presenting photography that experiments, questions, and investigates, encouraging viewers to follow suit.

INTERIORS Artists redefining common objects, consumers merging work and home décor, genres uniting art and craft: our highly designed modern world offers endless opportunities for art in everyday life. Interiors illustrates how art elevates the everyday to the sublime.

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

ALL MY FRIENDS

OPENING RECEPTION

By corresponding the pixels of portraits to musical notes, artist Watkins renders the faces of his Facebook “friends” into music. The resulting soundscapes are dubbed onto cassettes to create a reimagined sculptural and sonic collection of portraits. Invitational Gallery

FREE

BY DANIEL WATKINS

Thu, March 2, 7pm

CHILDREN’S TALK & TOUR Sat, March 4, 10:15am TICKETS $5

CURATOR’S TOUR Sat, March 4, 1pm FREE

MANSION HOURS Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat: 10am–4pm; Wed: 10am–9pm; Sun: 12–4pm; Mon: Closed clockwise from top: Amber Satin Goblet Study by Kenny Pieper, All My Friends (detail) by Daniel Watkins, Self Portrait, Elkton, Maryland by Nancy Breslin

Support for Visual Arts programming provided by

ART AHEAD 31ST BIENNIAL EXHIBITION OF THE

CREATIVE CRAFTS COUNCIL Sat, April 8–Sun, May 21 This juried exhibition brings together the finest crafts from the region. The guilds of the Creative Crafts Council represent excellence in fiber, enamel, wood, glass, ceramics, metals, and mixed media.

DRAWING FOR ART Wed, May 24–Tue, June 6 This exhibition and fundraiser in one concludes with an exciting evening where every ticketholder goes home with an original artwork. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 10. Stars members can purchase tickets now! 301.581.5100 | Spring 2017 | STRATHMORENEWS

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INNER SPACE Interiors examines art, memory, and design in everyday life. By Chris Slattery

Sometimes a chair is more than a chair—that’s the idea behind Interiors, on exhibition at the Mansion at Strathmore through April 2. Tables, tools, tapestries: this generation of consumers can hyperdesign their home and work space, and every element of living is a potential work of art. It’s a whole new world as artists shift to a new perception of form and function. Part of the switch is the unprecedented availability of previously exotic materials; part of it is an omnipresent technology that spreads ideas and trends with ever-increasing rapidity. Inspired by this, today’s artists are increasingly adding furniture and object design to their portfolios, which excites curator Harriet Lesser. “Our life has changed from previous generations,” says Lesser, “I remember my parents and grandparents going out and buying a suite of furniture, and it was basically all the same. That doesn’t really happen anymore.” Instead, she said, modern consumers are the curators of their own homes, creating spaces that feature furniture and fixtures that can be considered art in their own right. The carefully chosen pieces express the taste and sensibilities of the people who use them, and that’s the concept Lesser showcases in Interiors.

Iconic furniture pieces like the Eames chair and the Noguchi table are, Lesser says, “perfect examples of an artist taking a piece of furniture and applying their aesthetic to it.” But now, she said, “the consumer has come even further.” Featured in the exhibition are woodworker David Knopp and blacksmith Mike Edelman. Knopp and Edelman focus their creativity on familiar and traditional materials and have devised intriguing new forms for wood and metal. Their work redefines the common object, banishes the mass-produced suite of furniture, and elevates the mundane to art. For artist Michael Brolly, furniture is a way to express not just personal taste but history and politics as well. A table of his in the exhibition reflects the heritage of his parents, who emigrated from Ireland, and pulls in elements of the Irish diaspora—famine, exile, and strife—as well as the American historical events that colored his life. “It’s all about the ghosts,” Brolly says. “Most of it is from my life; it’s about memory and what we pass down the table.”

“This is, essentially, about what has happened in the role of art and furniture and individual pieces,” she explains. “It’s about examining how people live, and what they live with.”

INTERIORS Thru Sun, April 2 Wasp Waist Console by Chris Shea, Birdhouse by Mike Edelman, Mesa (detail) by David Knopp

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MANSION FREE ADMISSION


VISUAL ARTS

2017-2018 Season Preview 25TH ANNUAL

COLORED PENCIL SOCIETY OF AMERICA INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION Sat, June 10–Sun, Aug 6, 2017 Founded in 1990, the Colored Pencil Society of America highlights the versatility of this vibrant, distinct medium by selecting the world’s most amazing colored pencil works for this annual international exhibition.

WET Fri, Sept 1–Sun, Nov 5, 2017 Navigate shipwrecks, storms, and seas as artists turn their attention to all things nautical. Whether floating on currents or circling prey, creatures with tentacles, fins, claws, and shells draw viewers into the deep.

WASHINGTON WAX WORKS Sat, April 28–Sun, June 3, 2018 This collective of six encaustic artists has a shared passion for the transformative process of encasing, painting, embedding, and collaging elements with this ancient medium.

WASHINGTON CALLIGRAPHERS GUILD Sat, June 9–Tue, July 31, 2018 Words have power, and calligraphers bring those words to life. The Washington Calligrapher’s Guild returns to Strathmore, using brush and ink to bring a new dimension to the page, highlighting the precision of hand-lettering with unrivaled flair.

84TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF

FINE ART IN MINIATURE Sat, Nov 18, 2017–Sun, Jan 7, 2018 More than 700 mini-masterpieces travel from across the globe to be included in this prodigious, juried exhibition. You’ll marvel at the ability of the artist to create a portrait, still life, or landscape in the size of a postage stamp.

27TH ANNUAL

STRATHMORE JURIED EXHIBITION Sat, Jan 13–Sat, Feb 24, 2018 Each year, Strathmore invites regional artists working in all mediums to submit works within a chosen theme for a unique and original juried exhibition. Enjoy the varying perspectives and techniques of new artists and past favorites. Support for Visual Arts programming provided by

Clockwise from top: Mansion by Katherine Gaines, Deliverance by Marty Ittner, Volatile Blue by Kevin Milstead, Nice Girl by Irina Kouznetsova, Stone Faced; Self-Portrait by Scott Krohn

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ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS

Strathmore Visual Arts

AFTERNOON TEA

Sat, March 4, 10:15am

THE QUEEN SYMPHONY

Young art lovers get behind the brushstrokes and into the head and heart of the artists exhibiting in Chroma, Interiors, and All My Friends. Following the tour, kids create a takehome, sun-paper photography project inspired by the Chroma exhibition. For ages 7 and up; accompanying adults are free. MANSION TICKETS $5 FOR CHILDREN

Sat, March 4, 7pm

See full schedule on page 22. MANSION $24 (STARS $21.60) SPECIALTY TEAS $28 (STARS $25.20) Prepaid, nonrefundable reservations required.

Strathmore Visual Arts

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION Thu, March 2, 7pm Artists and art lovers come together for the opening of Chroma, Interiors, and All My Friends exhibitions. MANSION FREE

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BRAHMS’ PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2

Thu, March 2, 8pm Marin Alsop, conductor Hélène Grimaud, piano Anna Clyne’s moving elegy to her mother, Within Her Arms, is followed by Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 and Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

CHILDREN’S TALK & TOUR

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Carpenter smashes the stereotypes of organists and organ music wherever he goes. Performing on his International Touring Organ—a monumental digital organ of his own design— Carpenter’s concert features everything from Bach to rock. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$75

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Freddie Mercury’s lavish musical arrangements come alive in the choral-orchestral tapestry of Tolga Kashif’s Queen Symphony. The National Philharmonic Chorale, Strathmore Children’s Chorus, and MCYO’s string orchestras add to the music’s emotive power. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $15–$25 (STARS $13.50–$22.50)

DRUMLINE LIVE

Mon, March 6, 7:30pm With dazzling choreography and explosive percussion, DRUMLine Live brings the energy of a college football halftime show to life on Strathmore’s stage. Perfect for families, this soulful show will have the audience on its feet by halftime! MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $28–$68 (STARS $25.20–$61.20)

JAZZ FROM THE MIDDLE EAST

WITH TOM TEASLEY Sat, March 4, 11am This musical morning introduces kids to traditional Middle Eastern instruments like the frame drum, doumbek, and riqq, plus Middle Eastern dance rhythms including malfouf, baladi, and maqsum. MANSION TICKETS $10 IN ADVANCE, $12 AT THE DOOR

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TRUE, FALSE, AND IN BETWEEN WITH CATHY FINK

Strathmore Visual Arts

Grammy Award-winning musician Fink reads and performs imaginative, inspiring, and sometimes twisted short stories. Fink introduces you to new characters and new takes on memoirs. MANSION FREE

Sat, March 4, 1pm

Levine Music

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Have you ever wished these walls could talk? Geared towards adults, the curator’s tour goes deep with the Chroma, Interiors, and All My Friends exhibitions, delving into artists’ techniques, inspiration, and history to enhance your appreciation. MANSION FREE

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SIR ANDRÁS SCHIFF, PIANO

Schiff has enjoyed an extraordinary career as a specialist in the Austro-German musical canon. He now takes a deep dive into the works of Schubert, a composer whose works showcase Schiff’s prodigious talent. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $40–$80

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ETHAN FOOTE, CHAMBER MUSIC & FOLK Wed, March 8 & 22, 7:30pm

Sun, March 5, 4pm Immerse yourself in the emotional power of the string quartet from Shostakovich’s portrayal of victims of fascism and war to Barber’s interpretation of grief and Beethoven’s enduring reflections. www.levinemusic.org, 301.897.5100 EDUCATION CENTER STUDIO 309 TICKETS $15–$20, FREE FOR LEVINE STUDENTS.

Music Center

Washington Performing Arts

Tue, March 7, 8pm

Sun, March 5, 3pm

Washington Performing Arts

Fri, March 3, 8pm

Strathmore Presents

SATURDAY FAMILY JAZZ SESSIONS

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Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore

Strathmore Education

Jim Saah

MARCH 2017

SPRING CALENDAR

Equal parts jazz bassist and folk guitarist, Foote is a prolific arranger who has collaborated with dancers, playwrights, and poets. His solo debut Fields Burning, a folk-rock album of detailed ensemble arrangements and complex songwriting, was released in 2015. MANSION TICKETS $17 (STARS $15.30)

Mansion

Community

Education


BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY WITH ROBINSON HIGH SCHOOL Wed, March 8, 8pm Baldwin Wallace University Symphony Orchestra is joined by Robinson High School Symphonic Band and Orchestra for a concert featuring Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $20

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PROJECT TRIO

Thu, March 9, 7:30pm

Phil Sharp

Passionate, high-energy, chamber music: Brooklyn-based PROJECT Trio blends classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles. From baroque to nu metal, the music and humor of this unique ensemble surprises and delights. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

BEETHOVEN’S EMPEROR Sat, March 11, 8pm

Paul Goodwin, conductor Jan Lisiecki, piano With an informed historical approach, Goodwin reveals the relationship between Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 and the 20th century neoclassicism of Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks. Pianist Lisiecki makes his BSO debut with Beethoven’s Emperor. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

Young Artists of America at Strathmore

THE CIRCLE OF LIFE THE SONGS OF TIM RICE IN CONCERT Sun, March 12, 5pm

Hugh Wooldridge, director Kristofer Sanz, conductor A world-premiere production, celebrating the renowned lyricist of Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Chess, and The Lion King, curated by Sir Tim Rice and featuring Broadway’s Adam Pascal. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $18–$75

Strathmore Presents

THE TEN TENORS THE POWER OF TEN

Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore

CHROMATIC COLORS Sat, March 11, 2pm

Feast your ears on the extraordinary talents of the region’s top young musicians, as the elite members of MCYO’s Young Artists and Symphony perform a concert of music by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Dvorˇák, Holst, and more. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $15-$25 (STARS $13.50–$22.50)

YOUNG ARTISTS OF AMERICA

YAA continues its innovative programming in its sixth season as the region’s premier training organization for young collaborative performing artists as well as Strathmore’s first affiliate program.

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MARCH 2017

Outside Presenter

Sponsored by Joel and Elizabeth Helke

Mon, March 13, 8pm With more than 90 million people worldwide witnessing their unmistakable charm, camaraderie, and vocal power, Australia’s The TEN Tenors are one of the world’s most loved classical crossover groups. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $30–$85 (STARS $27–$76.50)

A world-premiere celebration of the famed lyricist of such iconic shows as Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Chess, and The Lion King. Devised and directed by YAA artist in residence, Hugh Wooldridge, the production features more than 275 young artists, including the YAA Orchestra and Vocal Ensemble, YAAjunior, Walt Whitman High School Combined Choruses, special featured dancers, and guest artist Adam Pascal. MUSIC CENTER

THE LION KING, JR. featuring YAAjunior Sun, May 20 AMP YOUNGARTISTSAMERICA.ORG | 301.272.8604 Strathmore AIR Workshop

MUSIC, LITERATURE, AND POLITICS OF EARLY MODERNISM WITH ETHAN FOOTE

Wed, March 15, 7:30pm Explore the connection between music and literature during the first half of the 20th century. Through text and musical examples, you’ll develop an understanding of cultural changes in the early 20th century and draw parallels to the modern day. MANSION FREE (Registration required)

Strathmore Presents

KODO

DADAN 2017 Wed, March 15, 8pm Exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum, the taiko, Kodo is forging new directions for a vibrant living art form. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$75 (STARS $31.50–$67.50)

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MARCH 2017

Strathmore Presents

Strathmore Education

Fri, March 17, 7:30pm

With Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Sonia De Los Santos, and Jorge Anya

ERTH’S DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE

Private lessons for youth and adults are ongoing throughout the spring and summer! Levine Presents Concert Series

DISSONANCE AND DISSIDENTS

It’s the ultimate playdate 65 million years in the making! Dinosaur Zoo Live takes you on a breathtaking tour of prehistoric Australia. Meet an eye-popping collection of lifelike dinosaur puppets in this entertaining, educational performance. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $28–$58 (STARS $25.20–$52.50)

Sat, March 25, 10am This musical morning encourages parents and caregivers to bond with their children through the magic of song. Learn how to use music as an ongoing expression of love in both Spanish and English. MANSION TICKETS $10 (STARS $9)

Sun, March 5, 4pm

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Music has long inspired courage and provided solace in times of struggle and change. The 2016–2017 Levine Presents series, The Power of Music: Protest, Propaganda, Promise, explores the many roles music plays in times of conflict. It gives voice to the oppressed and shape to a movement. Immerse yourself in the emotional power of the string quartet from Shostakovich’s portrayal of victims of fascism and war to Barber’s interpretation of grief and Beethoven’s enduring reflections.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

EDUCATION CENTER STUDIO 309 TICKETS $15–$20, FREE FOR LEVINE STUDENTS

SUMMER AT LEVINE Registration for Music & Arts Day Camp is now open! Levine’s Music & Arts Day Camp celebrates its 30th anniversary with a theme of Music in Our Backyard—Sounds of DC, MD, VA & WV. Campers learn stories from and about the DC area through music, dance, art, play, and stories! Ages 3½–12, student service learning hours for teens available. LEVINEMUSIC.ORG | 301.897.5100

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SATURDAY FAMILY JAZZ SESSIONS

JAZZ FROM INDIA WITH TOM TEASLEY

Sat, March 18, 11am The music of India has inspired musicians from John Coltrane to The Beatles. This interactive event combines Indian rhythms with beatbox in a celebration of world jazz that’s fun for the whole family. MANSION TICKETS $10 IN ADVANCE, $12 AT THE DOOR

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BRAHMS’ REQUIEM Sat, March 18, 8pm

Piotr Gajewski, conductor One of the most important choral works of the Romantic era, Brahms’ Requiem, was written in memory of his mother. Jonathan Leshnoff’s oratorio Zohar is based on writings from the Jewish mystical Kabbalah. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $19–$66

Strathmore Presents

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Thu, March 16, 7:30pm

Thu, March 16, 8pm

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Jack Everly, conductor Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with step dancing, bagpipes, and melodies from the Emerald Isle. Featuring music from the films Braveheart and Titanic, Broadway standards from Brigadoon and Finian’s Rainbow, “Danny Boy,” and more. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

Strathmore Education

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EVIYAN

An international trio that blends world roots, postminimalism, and jazz creates powerful, eclectic songs that are driven by lyricism and an avant-garde aesthetic. Featuring vocalist-violinist Iva Bittová, guitarist Gyan Riley, and clarinetist Evan Ziporyn. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

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CELTIC CELEBRATION

STRAVINSKY’S PETRUSHKA

Sat, March 25, 8pm Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor Augustin Hadelich, violin This enchanting, Frenchinspired program includes Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Stravinsky’s Petrushka. Hadelich’s fingers fly through two evocative works: Ravel’s Tzigane and Chausson’s Poème. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

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ANNAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Sun, March 26, 3pm José-Luis Novo, conductor James Ehnes, violin Known for his virtuosity and probing musicianship, violinist Ehnes joins the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra for an afternoon of Beethoven, Barber, Wagner, and Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite. Enjoy a free postshow Q&A with the soloist and conductor. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $10–$30 (STARS $9–$27)

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ARTS & THE BRAIN

ERIN HARPE & THE DELTA SWINGERS

Thu, March 23, 7:30pm

Fri, March 31, 7:30pm

ARTS FOR AGING Janine Tursini, Arts for the Aging Jehan El-Bayoumi, MD, FACP, George Washington University Regular engagement in the arts is healthy for the brain, body, and soul. Experience firsthand through expressions of voice and body how artistic engagement promotes good health and well-being. MANSION TICKETS $25 (STARS 22.50)

The next generation of blueskeepers infuse the Delta blues with a modern, funky beat. Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers bring the legacy of Archie Edwards, John Cephas, Phil Wiggins, John Jackson, and others to life. MANSION TICKETS $15 (STARS $13.50)

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RIMSKY-KORSAKOV’S SCHEHERAZADE

Sun, April 2, 3pm

Thu, April 6, 8pm

Marin Alsop, conductor Jennifer Koh, violin Barber’s Adagio for Strings introduces Koh’s performance of Mackey’s Beautiful Passing. The violin weaves its melody as Scheherazade in RimskyKorsakov’s tale of The Arabian Nights. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Ray Chen, violin French conductor Morlot leads this pyrotechnic program. Chen brings his talents to Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique conjures a tale of obsessive love leading to madness. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

This “independent-minded” (The New York Times) ensemble is a fresh voice in classical music. PUBLIQuartet brings its “Celebrating Monk” program to the Mansion. In addition to Thelonious Monk’s music, the concert includes improvisations on works by Dvorˇák and Stravinsky. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

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Strathmore Presents

Strathmore Artist in Residence

Fri, March 31, 8:15pm Marin Alsop, conductor The Arabian Nights comes to life as the BSO tells the tale of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Hear the music and the stories behind it in the BSO’s unique Off the Cuff series. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

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INTEGRATING ARTS INTO THE CLASSROOM 101 Sat & Sun, April 1–2 & 29–30, 8:30am–12pm Arts-integration curriculum design expert Paul Rajeckas leads this four-day intensive professional development workshop designed for artists, arts educators, and classroom teachers who wish to thoughtfully plan and implement an arts integrated curriculum. www.AMPbyStrathmore.com AMP TICKETS $98 (STARS $88.20)

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The bestselling author of Bird by Bird and Operating Instructions uses spirituality, self-effacing humor, and ruthless honesty to tackle life’s most challenging subjects. Join Lamott for a talk, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $30–$65 (STARS $27–$58.50)

BLUES SINGING WORKSHOP

Sat, April 8, 10am

Sat, April 1, 11am

Piotr Gajewski, conductor Eric Lu, piano Three magnificent works showcase Mozart’s genius: A Musical Joke, which pokes fun at uninspired composers; Piano Concerto No. 23; and Symphony No. 40 in G Minor. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $28–$88

Strathmore Education

WITH BRIANNA THOMAS

WITH ROCHELLE RICE

Sat, April 1, 8pm

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MA RAINEY: MOTHER OF THE BLUES

MOZART’S SYMPHONY NO. 40 IN G MINOR

Home Free crashed into the country world in 2013 after winning NBC’s The Sing-Off. Since catapulting into the national spotlight, Home Free has become known for their showstopping performances that mix their signature a cappella music with humor. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $31–$75 (STARS $27.90–$67.50)

Wed, April 5, 8pm

SATURDAY FAMILY JAZZ SESSIONS

National Philharmonic

Fri, April 7, 8pm

ANNE LAMOTT

Strathmore Education

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HOME FREE

REDISCOVERING MERCY AN EVENING WITH

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Music, history, and fun come together when kids learn about blues superstar Gertrude “Ma” Pridgett Rainey, plus the foundations of singing, vocabulary, and form essential to the blues. MANSION TICKETS $10 IN ADVANCE, $12 AT THE DOOR

BERLIOZ’S SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV’S SCHEHERAZADE

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ANNIE WU, FLUTE Thu, April 6, 7:30pm Wu made her Carnegie Hall debut at age 12 and went on to win the National Flute Association High School Soloist competition at age 15. Wu is accompanied by pianist Feng Niu for a concert of works by Bach, Debussy, and others. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

Singer Thomas leads this workshop for adults before she performs on the Concert Hall stage that night in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Ladies Sing the Blues. You’ll explore the elements of improvisation, emotional expression, and vocal color that define blues singing. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $45 (STARS $40.50)

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JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER PRESENTS

LADIES SING THE BLUES Featuring Catherine Russell, Brianna Thomas, and Charenée Wade

Sat, April 8, 8pm Vocalists Russell, Thomas, and Wade channel blues pioneers Bessie Smith, Mamie Smith, Ma Rainey, and Ethel Waters. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$75 (STARS $31.50–$67.50)

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PUBLIQUARTET

Sun, April 9, 4pm

PATRICK McAVINUE, AMERICAN ROOTS FIDDLE Wed, April 12 & 26, 7:30pm An award-winning fiddler, McAvinue uses his passion for roots music to translate bluegrass traditions into an innovative language of his own and deliver a unique, energetic performance. MANSION TICKETS $17 (STARS $15.30)

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EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION Thu, April 13, 7pm Artists and art lovers come together for the opening of the 31st Biennial Exhibition of the Creative Crafts Council. MANSION FREE

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AN EVENING WITH

DAVID SEDARIS Thu, April 13, 8pm Spend an evening with one of America’s preeminent humor writers. Sedaris slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness with sardonic wit, incisive social critiques, and a healthy dose of satire. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$75 (STARS $31.50–$67.50) Hugh Hamrick

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Levine Music

MASTER CLASS WITH CELLIST ZUILL BAILEY Rodney Bailey

Sat, April 22, 11am

HISTORICAL HOME TOURS

Join us for guided tours illuminating the history, architecture, and personal stories of the Mansion at Strathmore. Thu, March 23, April 20, May 18, 11am MANSION FREE (Reservations required) Strathmore AIR Workshop

TRADITION AND INNOVATION IN ROOTS MUSIC

WITH PATRICK McAVINUE Wed, April 19, 7:30pm Advancements in technology give musicians the ability to cross between genres and styles seamlessly. Learn about the influences and evolution of today’s American roots fiddler as McAvinue leads this workshop with live and recorded musical examples. MANSION FREE (Registration required)

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CHILDREN’S TALK & TOUR Sat, April 22, 10:15am Young art lovers get behind the brushstrokes and into the head and heart of the artists of the 31st Biennial Exhibition of the Creative Crafts Council. Following the tour, children will create a take-home clay coil pot inspired by the exhibition. For ages 7 and up; accompanying adults are free. MANSION TICKETS $5 FOR CHILDREN

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Strathmore Education

MOTIVATION FOR MANAGING CHRONIC ILLNESS

WITH ROCHELLE RICE

Thu, April 20, 7:30pm Heather L. Stuckey, D.Ed, Pennsylvania State University Learn about studies detailing the intersection of motivation and chronic disease and how to relate to and support those with chronic illness while injecting a healthy dose of creativity and personal expression into care. MANSION TICKETS $25 (STARS $22.50)

BESSIE SMITH: EMPRESS OF THE BLUES Sat, April 22, 11am

Known for her powerful voice, Smith’s lyrics were rich with classic blues themes of love and hardship. Kids learn how songs tell stories by delving into blues repertoire. MANSION TICKETS $10 IN ADVANCE, $12 AT THE DOOR

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

THE DOO WOP PROJECT Thu, April 20, 8pm

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CURATOR’S TOUR

Have you ever wished these walls could talk? Geared towards adults, the curator’s tour goes deep with the 31st Biennial Exhibition of the Creative Crafts Council, delving into artists’ techniques, inspiration, and history to enhance your appreciation. MANSION FREE

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MUSSORGSKY’S PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

Rochelle Rice

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ADAM & ANTHONY LIVE Fri, April 28, 8pm Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, original cast members of the groundbreaking Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent, share highlights from their post-Rent careers and perform fresh arrangements of its timeless tunes in an evening that will leave you “over the moon.” MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $30–$75 (STARS $27–$67.50)

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RACHMANINOFF SYMPHONY NO. 2 Sat, April 29, 8pm

Marin Alsop, conductor University of Maryland Concert Choir Pärt’s Credo merges love and hate to offer healing. The chorus featured in Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms recreates the church’s atmosphere. The program concludes with Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

Sat, April 22, 8pm Sun, April 23, 3pm Instrument Petting Zoo 2pm

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Piotr Gajewski, conductor Zuill Bailey, cello Bailey performs Bruch’s Kol Nidrei and Bloch’s Schelomo, the final work of this composer’s Jewish Cycle. Mussorgsky’s colorful Pictures at an Exhibition depicts an imaginary art gallery tour. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $23–$78

Mon, May 1, 8pm

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ARTS & THE BRAIN

NAVIGATING CANCER Thu, April 27, 7:30pm Shanti Norris, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts Explore how arts, medicine, and healing are syncing up in healthcare institutions across the country. Learn the benefits of arts programs in cancer centers and hospitals and how patients utilize art as a tool for healing. MANSION TICKETS $25 (STARS $22.50)

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Jack Everly, conductor Stars of Broadway’s Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical join the BSO SuperPops and harmonize the classics of The Flamingos, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and more. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

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SATURDAY FAMILY JAZZ SESSIONS

ARTS & THE BRAIN

Join us as cellist Bailey coaches Levine Music students in a free master class, presented in partnership with National Philharmonic. www.levinemusic.org, 301.897.5100 EDUCATION CENTER STUDIO 309 FREE WITH RSVP

Strathmore Presents

Washington Performing Arts

ANDSNES & HAMELIN

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano Marc-André Hamelin, piano Two celebrated pianists perform together amid Strathmore’s sparkling acoustics. The program includes Stravinsky’s four-hand scoring of The Rite of Spring, showcasing the piece’s pounding rhythms and riotous harmonies. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $40–$80

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PEPPA PIG LIVE!

PEPPA PIG’S BIG SPLASH! Tue, May 2, 7pm This action-packed live show features your favorite characters as life-sized puppets and costumed characters! Join Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, and Daddy Pig for an adventure full of songs, games, and muddy puddles! MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $29–$59 (STARS $26.10–$53.10)


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Marlissa Hudson

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC SPRING CONCERTS AT STRATHMORE

The National Philharmonic Chorale, led by Piotr Gajewski, showcases Brahms’ Requiem and Jonathan Leshnoff’s oratorio Zohar on Saturday, March 18. On Saturday, April 1, join us for three great works of Mozart: A Musical Joke, Piano Concerto No. 23, and Symphony No. 40. Cellist Zuill Bailey joins the Philharmonic on Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23, for performances of Bruch’s Kol Nidrei and Bloch’s Schelomo. In addition, these late April concerts feature Mussorgsky’s monumental Pictures at an Exhibition, which depicts an imaginary tour of an art gallery. The 2016–2017 season concludes on Saturday, May 20, with Orff’s rousing Carmina Burana, featuring soprano Marlissa Hudson, and Tchaikovsky’s stirring 1812 Overture. KIDS 7–17 FREE! | COMPLIMENTARY PARKING NATIONALPHILHARMONIC.ORG | 301.581.5100 Levine Music

Strathmore Presents

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN

ANNUAL SPRING GALA

FIRST ACT PRESENTS

Fri–Sun, May 5–7 Levine’s middle-school musical theater program performs Charles Schulz’s beloved comic come to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical featuring the entire Peanuts gang. www.levinemusic.org/acttwo, 301.897.5100 EDUCATION CENTER STUDIO 405 TICKETS $17–$20

Strathmore Artist in Residence

TONY BENNETT

SIMONE BARON, CLASSICAL FUSION ACCORDION & PIANO

Sat, May 6, 9pm Make a date to celebrate! Join Strathmore and Tony Bennett to celebrate the impact the arts have on our community. This elegant evening of entertainment and fun supports Strathmore’s wide range of education programs and service to local artists. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $86–$176 (STARS $77.40–$158.40)

Wed, May 10 & 24, 7:30pm

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OFF THE CUFF

STRAVINSKY’S THE FIREBIRD

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SATURDAY FAMILY JAZZ SESSIONS

ETHEL WATERS: DOWN IN THE WATER WITH ROCHELLE RICE Sat, May 6, 11am

Baltimore-born blues and jazz singer Waters inspires this session in which Rice leads the creation of a crowdsourced, kidcomposed blues song. MANSION TICKETS $10 IN ADVANCE, $12 AT THE DOOR Music Center

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Levine Music

Thu, May 11, 8pm Koenig and Snyder, co-creators of the hit podcast Serial, take the audience backstage on this cultural phenomenon, tell behindthe-scenes stories, and share the ups and downs of creating a new form of modern journalism. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $30–$75 (STARS $27–$67.50)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

STRAVINSKY’S THE FIREBIRD

Sun, May 7, 3pm Markus Stenz, conductor David Fray, piano Stenz brings out the brilliance of Stravinsky’s complete score for The Firebird. The program also includes Mendelssohn’s Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage and Ravel’s jazz-inflected Piano Concerto in G Major. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99 Community

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Fri, May 12, 7pm

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PVYO SPRING GALA 2017 Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra presents its annual Spring Gala celebrating 25 years of musical excellence. The PVYO Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia, Concert Orchestra, Preparatory Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Concert Band will perform. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $20–$25

Meredith Heuer

Markus Stenz, conductor Stenz reveals the genesis of Stravinsky’s groundbreaking ballet score The Firebird. Hear the music and the stories behind it in the BSO’s unique Off the Cuff series. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

POTOMAC VALLEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Baron improvises, interprets, experiments, and arranges her way through classical, chamber jazz, and global music on the accordion and piano. She reimagines the performance experience by putting unlikely ideas, artistic forms, and audiences in refreshing dialogues. MANSION TICKETS $17 (STARS $15.30)

BACKSTAGE WITH THE CREATORS OF SERIAL

Fri, May 5, 8:15pm

Outside Presenter

Sarah Koenig

JAZZ JAM

Sat, May 13, 7pm In a fun and structured environment facilitated by Levine jazz faculty members, musicians of all skill levels get a chance to play and improvise on well-known jazz standards. www.levinemusic.org, 301.897.5100 EDUCATION CENTER STUDIO 309 TICKETS $5 AT THE DOOR

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TILL EULENSPIEGEL’S MERRY PRANKS Sat, May 13, 8pm

Markus Stenz, conductor Andrew Balio, trumpet Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 is followed by Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto. Frenesia, an ironic homage to Strauss, whose whimsical tribute to the medieval troublemaker, Till Eulenspiegel, makes for a rousing finale. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

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9 th Annual UKE & GUITAR SUMMIT Sat–Wed, Aug 19–23

Whether you’re a longtime uke aficionado or just starting to strum, you’ll find a supportive community of ukulele enthusiasts at Strathmore’s Uke & Guitar Summit. We offer classes for every skill level, with artist instructors including Benny Chong, Sam Marchuck, and Maureen Andary; nightly concerts by our faculty; and a grand finale featuring the all-levels Ukulele Orchestra at Uke Fest. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL—RESERVE BY JULY 1 $370 (STARS $333) $400 (STARS $360) AFTER JULY 1 Register Today! STRATHMORE.ORG/UKE | 301.581.5100

Washington Performing Arts

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Sun, May 14, 5pm

E. T. THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL IN CONCERT

Recognized worldwide as a musician of rare musical sensitivity, Grammy Award– winner Perahia leaves audiences around the world breathless and has been dubbed “one of the piano’s most lyrical contemporary poets” by The Times (London). MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $40–$80

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WORLD OF THE ACCORDION

WITH SIMONE BARON Wed, May 17, 7:30pm

Jonathan Timmes

Learn the musical traditions and sonic possibilities of the accordion in this interactive workshop. Baron leads you through classical, folk, jazz, and Brazilian accordion music. MANSION FREE (Registration required)

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MOVIE AND MUSIC

Thu, May 18, 8pm Jack Everly, conductor Everly conducts John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score live as the classic film is projected on a giant HD screen. Bring the family to experience the magic of Elliott and E. T. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

National Philharmonic

Strathmore Presents

Co-presented by Strathmore

Sat, May 27, 8pm

CARMINA BURANA

WHOOPI GOLDBERG

Sat, May 20, 8pm

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SATURDAY FAMILY JAZZ SESSIONS

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CHILDREN & YOUTH Mon, May 29

IMPROVISATION: MAKIN’ IT UP AS YOU GO ALONG WITH SETH KIBEL

Sat, May 20, 11am Spontaneous composition allows jazz musicians to express their individuality. Kids learn to perform unique improvisations using percussion. MANSION TICKETS $10 IN ADVANCE, $12 AT THE DOOR

Celebrated comedian, author, humanitarian, and star of stage and screen, Goldberg inspires and entertains with an evening of laughter-filled storytelling. Her provocative commentary is equal parts hilarious and thought provoking. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $65–$130 (STARS $58.50–$117)

Piotr Gajewski, conductor The National Philharmonic is joined by Strathmore Children’s Chorus for a concert of Makris’ Alleluia, Tchaikovsky’s politically charged 1812 Overture, and a finale of Orff’s rousing Carmina Burana. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $30–$78 (STARS $27–$70.20) Jim Saah

MURRAY PERAHIA, PIANO

Clockwise from top: Maureen Andary, Uke Fest by Jim Saah, Sam Marchuk

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LUMINOSITY

Little Movers Show: 11am Lower/Upper School Show: 3:30pm The young talents of CityDance showcase the techniques they have mastered throughout the year on the main stage at Strathmore for an exciting afternoon of dance! MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $15–$25

Thu, May 25, 7:30pm MCYO’s Philharmonic orchestra meets Strathmore’s seasonlong Shades of Blues festival. Renowned harmonica player Corky Siegel fuses blues and classical traditions in Symphonic Blues, as MCYO’s Young Artists and Symphony take on a world premiere commission by Andrew Simpson. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $15–$25 (STARS $13.50–$22.50)

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SPRING CALENDAR—BY GENRE

See the chronological calendar for detailed information AMERICAN SONGBOOK/ BROADWAY THE CIRCLE OF LIFE (YAA) March 12

THE DOO WOP PROJECT (BSO) April 20

ADAM & ANTHONY LIVE (SP) April 28

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN (LM) May 5–7

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March 4 & 18, April 1 & 22, May 6 & 20

CHILDREN’S TALK & TOURS (SP) March 4 & April 22

DRUMLINE LIVE (SP) March 6

STRAVINSKY’S PETRUSHKA (BSO) March 25

ANNAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (SP) March 26

OFF THE CUFF: RIMSKY-KORSAKOV’S SCHEHERAZADE (BSO) March 31

MOZART’S SYMPHONY NO. 40 IN G MINOR (NP) April 1

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV’S SCHEHERAZADE (BSO) April 2

ANNIE WU, FLUTE (SP) April 6

BERLIOZ’S SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE (BSO) April 6

PUBLIQUARTET (SP) April 9

MUSSORGSKY’S PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION (NP)

ERTH’S DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE (SP)

April 22 & 23

PEPPA PIG LIVE! (SP)

RACHMANINOFF SYMPHONY NO. 2 (BSO)

March 17 May 2

April 29

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ANDSNES & HAMELIN (WPA)

BRAHMS’ PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2 (BSO) March 2

CAMERON CARPENTER, ORGAN (WPA) March 3

THE QUEEN SYMPHONY (MCYO) March 4

DISSONANCE AND DISSIDENTS (LM) March 5

SIR ANDRÁS SCHIFF, PIANO (WPA) March 7

ETHAN FOOTE (SP) March 8 & 22

BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY (OP) March 8

PROJECT TRIO (SP) March 9

CHROMATIC COLORS (MCYO) March 11

BEETHOVEN’S EMPEROR (BSO) March 11

THE TEN TENORS (SP) March 13

May 1

OFF THE CUFF: STRAVINSKY’S THE FIREBIRD (BSO) May 5

STRAVINSKY’S THE FIREBIRD (BSO) May 7

SIMONE BARON (SP)

EDUCATION TRUE, FALSE, AND IN BETWEEN (SP)

CREATIVE CRAFTS COUNCIL (SP) April 8–May 21

March 5

DRAWING FOR ART (SP)

AIR WORKSHOP WITH ETHAN FOOTE (SP)

OPENING RECEPTIONS (SP)

March 15

ARTS & THE BRAIN (SP)

March 23, April 20 & 27

May 24–June 6

March 2 & April 13

CURATOR’S TOURS (SP) March 4 & April 22

SING TO YOUR BABY CÁNTALE A TU BEBÉ (SP)

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INTEGRATING ARTS INTO THE CLASSROOM 101 (SP/AMP)

KODO (SP)

March 25

April 1–2, 29–30

BLUES SINGING WORKSHOP (SP) April 8

March 15

EVIYAN (SP) March 16

CELTIC CELEBRATION (BSO)

AIR WORKSHOP WITH PATRICK McAVINUE (SP) April 19

March 16

PATRICK McAVINUE (SP) April 12 & 26

MASTER CLASS WITH CELLIST ZUILL BAILEY (LM)

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JAZZ JAM (LM)

SIERRA LEONE’S REFUGEE ALL STARS (AMP)

April 22 May 13

AIR WORKSHOP WITH SIMONE BARON (SP) May 17

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May 10 & 24

ANNE LAMOTT (SP)

POTOMAC VALLEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA (OP)

March 5

ERIN HARPE & THE DELTA SWINGERS (SP) March 31

LADIES SING THE BLUES (SP) April 8

LUMINOSITY (MCYO) May 25

CORKY SIEGEL’S CHAMBER BLUES (AMP) Fri & Sat, May 26 & 27

April 5

DAVID SEDARIS (SP) April 13

SP: Strathmore Presents

May 12

TILL EULENSPIEGEL’S MERRY PRANKS (BSO)

TONY BENNETT ANNUAL SPRING GALA (SP)

BSO: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

May 13

May 6

MURRAY PERAHIA, PIANO (WPA) May 14

BACKSTAGE WITH THE CREATORS OF SERIAL (SP)

E. T. THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL IN CONCERT (BSO)

May 11

OP: Outside Presenter

WHOOPI GOLDBERG (SP)

MCYO: Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore

May 18

May 27

CARMINA BURANA (NP & SP)

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May 20

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CHROMA (SP)

Feb 25–April 2

INTERIORS (SP)

Feb 25–April 2

ALL MY FRIENDS (SP) Feb 25–April 2

NP: National Philharmonic

YAA: Young Artists of America LM: Levine Music CD: CityDance AMP: AMP by Strathmore

BRAHMS’ REQUIEM (NP) March 18

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UPCOMING SHOWS AMP & COMEDY ZONE PRESENT

AMP & COMEDY ZONE PRESENT

DUSTY SLAY

TODD RILEY

PHILLY PLOWDEN THU, MARCH 2

THU, APRIL 6

SIERRA LEONE’S REFUGEE ALL STARS

KIDS PAJAMA JAM

ALPHABET ROCKERS

SUN, MARCH 5

SAT, APRIL 8

Desert blues showcase redeeming power of music

THE VI-KINGS

BE STEADWELL Christen B

THU, MARCH 9 Soulful blend of pop and beatbox

BUMPER JACKSONS FRONT COUNTrY FRI, MARCH 10 Roots jazz, country swing

SAT, APRIL 8

’60s music comes alive

TRIBUTE TO CHARLIE BYRD WITH CHUCK REDD AND FRIENDS FRI, APRIL 14

OWEN DANOFF SAT, APRIL 15

Hometown hero of The Voice

CARLOS NÚÑEZ

AMP & COMEDY ZONE PRESENT

Celtic sounds from Spain

KEITH PURNELL

TUE, MARCH 14

AMP & COMEDY ZONE PRESENT

PATRICK GARRITY COREY MARSHALL THU, MARCH 16

JASON KANTER THU, APRIL 20

DENGUE FEVER SAT, APRIL 22

Cambodian pop + indie rock

LOSTON HARRIS

AN EVENING WITH

Jazz piano, American swing

WED, APRIL 26

SAT, MARCH 18

ONE WOMAN SEX & THE CITY FRI, MARCH 24

A parody tribute to the hit HBO show

SHENANDOAH RUN SAT, MARCH 25

9-piece folk ensemble

MAYA BEISER THU, MARCH 30

Avant-garde cello diva

OCEAN ORCHESTRA THE KENNEDYS FRI, MARCH 31

Double dose of folk rock

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SPANKY BROWN

NOAH & ABBY GUNDERSEN Seattle indie folk

STORM LARGE

SAT & SUN, MAY 6 & 7 Chanteuse of Pink Martini

GARRY TALLENT SHUN NG

SUN, MAY 14 The Boss’ bassist

THE MERSEY BEATLES THU, MAY 18

Four lads from Liverpool

CORKY SIEGEL’S CHAMBER BLUES FRI & SAT, MAY 26 & 27

Harmonica-slinging blues master is accompanied by a string quartet

AMPbyStrathmore.com | 301.581.5100

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On Metro’s Red Line, White Flint station


Come Together

LIVE MUSIC WITH A GOURMET EDGE Turn up the great times at the DC-area’s most sophisticated music and dining hotspot. AMP is where eclectic entertainment— from jazz, rock, and folk music to laugh-out-loud comedy—meets fresh, delicious cuisine. Our brand-new menu, designed by Ridgewells Catering, makes for a truly memorable night out with your favorite people.

Full lineup and tickets at AMPBYSTRATHMORE.COM

Storm Large

BUMPER JACKSONS

OWEN DANOFF

Maya Beiser

| 11810 GRAND PARK AVE | 4TH FLOOR, ABOVE iPIC | NORTH BETHESDA, MD 20852

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Blossoms, Breeze, and

AFTERNOON TEAS March 1 Norm Katz, piano 7 Specialty Tea: Downton Abbey Tea Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar 8 Specialty Tea: Downton Abbey Tea Elizabeth Benforado, dulcimer and piano & Jay Benforado, guitar 11 Specialty Tea: Italian Tea Rigatoni Brothers, mandolins 14 Specialty Tea: Irish Tea Karen Ashbrook, dulcimer & Paul Oorts, harp guitar 15 Specialty Tea: Irish Tea Jo Morrison, harp & Wayne Morrison, bagpipes 21 Carol Rose Duane, harp and piano 22 Specialty Tea: Maryland Day Tea Judith Mostyn White, harp Special Guest: Miss Maryland Hannah Brewer

AFTERNOON TEA Tea begins at 1pm Call 301.581.5108 for reservations. Prepaid, nonrefundable reservations required. Vegetarian options are available; inquire when reserving. MANSION $24 (STARS $21.60) SPECIALTY TEAS $28 (STARS $25.20)

May

28 Mike Gold, piano 29 Rosalind Breslow, piano

April 4 Noreen Friedman, flute & Bob Wysong, guitar 5 Mike Gold, piano 8 Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar 11 Specialty Tea: Japanese Tea Washington Toho Koto Society 12 Becky Dukes, piano 18 Specialty Tea: Historical Tea & Tour John Dassoulas, piano 19 Specialty Tea: Scottish Outlander Tea Jo Morrison, harp & Wayne Morrison, bagpipes 25 Noreen Friedman, flute & Bob Wysong, guitar 26 Specialty Tea: Scandinavian Tea Judith Mostyn White, harp

2 Sue Richards, harp 3 Mike Gold, piano 9 Specialty Tea: Israeli Tea Noreen Friedman, flute & Bob Wysong, guitar 10 Specialty Tea: Mother’s Day Tea Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar 13 Specialty Tea: Mother’s Day Tea Elizabeth Benforado, dulcimer & Jay Benforado, guitar 16 Karen Ashbrook, dulcimer, Paul Oorts, harp guitar & Carrie Rose, flute 17 Lilly Chang, piano 23 Meg Baker, harp & piano 24 Norm Katz, piano 30 Specialty Tea: Eastern European Tea Judith Mostyn White, harp 31 Fran Hrastar, piano

SPRING SPECIALTY TEAS DOWNTON ABBEY TEA

HISTORICAL TEA & TOUR Tue, April 18

Tue & Wed, March 7 & 8 Raise your pinky and channel your inner countess at this elegant afternoon event.

Get an in-depth look at the history of the Mansion at Strathmore over tea.

ITALIAN TEA Sat, March 11 Add some of la dolce vita to your day with delicious Italian tea and music.

IRISH TEA Tue & Wed, March 14 & 15 Nothing soothes the soul like a pot of tea and a song around St. Patrick’s Day. Sláinte!

MARYLAND DAY TEA Wed, March 22 Pass the Old Bay; it’s Maryland Day! Have a crab cake, hon, and a nice cup of tea.

JAPANESE TEA Tue, April 11 Celebrate DC’s springtime traditions of cherry blossoms, koto music, and Japanese tea.

SCOTTISH OUTLANDER TEA Wed, April 19 Indulge your inner outlander at this festive tea, complete with Highland fare and music.

SCANDINAVIAN TEA Wed, April 26 Enjoy the hospitable traditions and rich flavorful fare of Sweden and Norway. ISRAELI TEA Tue, May 9 Savor the flavor of Israel at a tea that features your favorite foods and traditional music.

MOTHER’S DAY TEA Wed & Sat, May 10 & 13 Treat mom to tea and create moments you’ll always remember.

EASTERN EUROPEAN TEA Tue, May 30 This unique tea features delicious dishes from Poland, Russia, Latvia, and Serbia. 22

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GENERAL INFORMATION STRATHMORE.ORG | 301.581.5100 TICKET OFFICE 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD Complimentary 15 minute Ticket Office parking is available in the Mansion lot on weekdays from 10am–5pm. GROUP TICKETS: 301.581.5199 Tickets for AMP can be purchased at the Strathmore Ticket Office and at www.AMPbyStrathmore.com.

STRATHMORE WELCOMES EVERYONE Every seating section in the Concert Hall includes wheelchairaccessible seating. The Mansion is also wheelchair accessible. 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. Sign-interpreted performances are available by request.

Online: Ticket Office: Group Tickets: Administration:

Strathmore.org 301.581.5100 301.581.5199 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 people. Call 301.581.5102 to make a reservation.

Andy Tenille

ORDER NOW!

CONTACT INFORMATION

Accommodations subject to availability. Please make requests by calling the Ticket Office 21 days in advance of performance. Shuttle service across the Sky Bridge from the 4th floor of the Metro garage to the Music Center is available before Concert Hall events. René Marie performs during Piedmont Blues, part of Strathmore’s season-long Shades of Blues festival.

DIRECTIONS & METRO Strathmore is located on Rockville Pike (Route 355), half a mile north of the Capital Beltway (I-495). 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 $5.10 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 and click on “Your Visit.”

HOURS OF OPERATION TICKET OFFICE HOURS

MANSION: SHOP & GALLERIES

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

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

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

ALLEGRO KITCHEN

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

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

SCHEDULED SPRING CLOSINGS Sun, March 19: Mansion closed for private event Sun, April 16: Mansion closed in observance of Easter Sunday Mon, May 29: Campus closed in observance of Memorial Day Facebook.com/StrathmoreArts

@Strathmore

@StrathmoreArts

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STRATHMORE NEWS

NON-PROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 1763 SUBURBAN, MD

Strathmore Hall Foundation, Inc. 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD 20852-3385

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The Best is Yet to Come

STRATHMORE’S ANNUAL SPRING GALA WITH

TONY BENNETT

Sat, May 6

Make a date to celebrate! The legendary Tony Bennett headlines Strathmore’s Annual Spring Gala. This is your opportunity to join us for an elegant evening in support of Strathmore’s education programs.

TO RESERVE YOUR GALA TABLE TODAY CALL 301.581.5133 Performance-only tickets go on sale Fri, March 10.

Tony Bennett by Bryan Adams/Trunk Archive, Strathmore Gala by Margot Schulman

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