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BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER

The Simon & Garfunkel Story tells the behind-the-scenes story of the legendary duo

2017–2018 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT New shows on sale June 9 Members are buying tickets now!

THE GREAT OUTDOORS Concerts for kids, live music on the lawn, movies, and much more!

VOLUME 30 | ISSUE 4

SUMMER

STRATHMORE NEWS

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS

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IN THIS ISSUE

Summer Shows in the Music Center Live from the Lawn Backyard Theater for Kids Backstage Pass: The Simon & Garfunkel Story Current Visual Arts Exhibitions 2017–2018 Season Announcement Summer Calendar Calendar by Genre Afternoon Tea Schedule General Information

COVER PHOTO: The Simon & Garfunkel Story INSIDE COVER PHOTOS L–R: Backyard Theater for Kids by Susannah Stern, Uke Fest by Jim Saah, Cary Elwes

Save the Date!

STRATHMORE CABARET Sat, Oct 21, 2017

It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that SWING!

Strathmore Cabaret is an exclusive night of cuisine, cocktails, and live music benefiting the local artist community. Join us as we come together for a swinging celebration of the wonderful support Strathmore brings to more than 650 young artists who have found their passion in music and song.

AMP BY STRATHMORE Strathmore Cabaret by Margot Schulman

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Robert G. Brewer, Jr. Chair Karen R. Lefkowitz Vice Chair David M.W. Denton Secretary William R. Ford Treasurer Cathy Bernard Jerome W. Breslow Maria Darby Hope B. Eastman Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg Nancy Floreen Barbara Goldberg Goldman Steven P. Hollman Joe Judge Fariba Kassiri William E. Kirwan Delia K. Lang Carolyn P. Leonard J. Alberto Martinez Y. Maria Martinez Ann L. McDaniel Roscoe M. Moore, Jr. Matthew D. O’Malley DeRionne P. Pollard Donna Rattley Washington Graciela Rivera-Oven John Sackett Mary K. Sturtevant Chris Syllaba Sri Velamati


SOUNDS OF SUMMER

Tickets for the following shows in the Music Center are on sale now!

Tue, June 6

Air by Linda Bujoli, artwork by Laurent Pinon

The French electronic duo is perhaps best known for their cult hits and the score they created for Sofia Coppola’s film, The Virgin Suicides. Air’s concert at Strathmore is sure to be a synth pop wonderland, complete with a dreamlike light show.

STRATHMORE CHILDREN’S CHORUS CELTIC SOUNDS Sun, June 11, Matinee Celebrate the traditional music of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales with the Strathmore Children’s Chorus and special guests. Classics such as “Loch Lomond” and “Danny Boy” are brought to life along with a world premiere from composer Mandy Miller. Jim Saah

AIR

GLADYS KNIGHT Fri, June 9 Legendary performer and seven-time Grammy winner Knight has recorded some of the most beloved hits of the century. From “Midnight Train to Georgia” to “That’s What Friends Are For,” there is no mistaking that soulful voice.

THE PRINCESS BRIDE AN INCONCEIVABLE EVENING WITH CARY ELWES Sat, Sept 16 As you wish. Join Elwes, the heroic Westley himself, for a screening of the classic film followed by a discussion of iconic moments with behind-thescenes secrets and stories.

COMCAST XFINITY OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL Thu–Sat, Aug 24–26; activities begin at 7:30pm. Outdoor movies return to Strathmore this summer! Join us on the lawn for three nights of free flicks benefiting the National Institutes of Health children’s charities. Come early to stake out your spot, enjoy preshow activities, and grab dinner from Ridgewells’ summer grill. Stay tuned! Movies will be announced soon.

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LIVE from the LAWN By Chris Slattery

It’s a time-honored tradition that says “summer is here” to anyone who calls Montgomery County home: the sight of blankets on the grass, the smell of Ridgewells barbecue in the air, and the sounds of go-go, bluegrass, and ukulele floating from the gazebo. Live from the Lawn is the free summer concert series at Strathmore, where banjos, beach chairs, and burgers collide. Couples dance, children play, and bands from downtown and around the world perform for crowds of 1,500 or more Wednesday evenings in the summer. “It’s always exciting,” says Strathmore programming manager Phoebe Anderson-Dana, who books the talent for the series and runs each event with the help of Strathmore’s staff, trying her best to mix it up. “We always have Uke Fest; that’s the mainstay,” she said, explaining the lineup. “I like to include a local artist or two. This year we have Akua Allrich, who’s a fantastic, DC-based, jazz singer. I look for something fun, for diversity in genre. And I want to have people dancing.”

That’s what it’s all about, according to Eliot Pfanstiehl, Strathmore’s CEO. “Once upon a time, my family went to Bar Harbor, Maine, in the summer, where they have the most wonderful village green with a little gazebo—very New England-ish,” he said. “Every Wednesday night the world’s worst town band would play barely recognizable standards, but every child would get up and run in circles while the music played. And when it stopped they all sat down.” Enchanted by the music and sense of family and community those concerts inspired, Pfanstiehl came back from vacation with a mission in mind. “I proposed we build a gazebo on the lawn at Strathmore,” he recalled, “get better musicians, and perhaps children would get up and run around here.” That was 30 years ago, when a call went out for what would be the Gudelsky Gazebo. The University of Maryland School of Architecture and the Potomac Chapter of the American Institute of Architects held a juried design contest. The gazebo was dedicated in 1988, on Strathmore’s fifth anniversary. “Over the years, we’ve had an incredible variety of performers: African drummers, acrobats, music from rock to reggae, and even classical,” says Pfanstiehl. Anderson-Dana agrees that diversity is key. “Bluegrass seems to have that summer feel,” she said, “but last season Mariachi Flor de Toloache—the all-female mariachi band—was the biggest crowd we had all summer.” Every child got up to dance, just as Pfanstiehl had envisioned. And their parents danced too.

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Strathmore’s free summer concert series, Live from the Lawn, is back and better than ever!

We’ve tweaked tradition with a new name, but the fun and music remain the same. Live from the Lawn is where summertime stands still as music and memories take center stage. Pack a picnic and settle onto a blanket with your squad at the ready. As long summer days ease into evening, the crowd becomes community, and the music begins. Let Live from the Lawn bring the funk, the soul, the rhythm, and the harmony.

July 12–September 9, 7pm

LIVE FROM THE LAWN CONCERT TIPS

GUDELSKY GAZEBO

No tickets needed!

KAREN JONAS

$5.10 in Metro garage, payable with credit or SmarTrip card.

PARKING

LAUREN CALVE Wed, July 12

Jonas combines fiddle, guitar, and lap steel with intensely personal songwriting. Singersongwriter Calve brings deep roots and a spirited worldview to her country songs.

LOOK HOMEWARD Wed, July 19 From the boisterous bayou to Atlantic beaches, Look Homeward entertains with lively bluegrass, foot-stomping folk music, and a whole lot of Southern charm.

BIG RAY & THE KOOL KATS Wed, July 26 Big Ray and the Kool Kats turn a hot summer night into an unforgettable event. A four-piece rhythm section, four sizzling horn players, and multiple vocalists put on a party.

FÉMINA Wed, Aug 2 Patagonian singer-songwriters Fémina fuse their Latin roots with international rhythms. This band is characterized by dreamy harmonies, refreshing reggae beats, and a smooth hip-hop flow.

MATUTO Wed, Aug 9 Matuto is known to get audiences moving with their mixture of jazz, samba, folk, and infectious dance floor rhythms.

LINDSAY LOU & THE FLATBELLYS Wed, Aug 16 Melding together soul, folk, and bluegrass, Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys serve the heart and soul through warm harmonies and Lindsay Lou’s demanding vocals.

UKE FEST

Free parking on a spaceavailable basis until 7pm for Strathmore members at the Two-Star level and above with VIP passes and for vehicles with disability tags.

DINING Summer favorites from Ridgewells available for purchase.

SEATING

Wed, Aug 23 It’s a celebration of the marvelous musicality of the ukulele. Uke Fest features ukulele superstars Benny Chong, Craig Chee, and Sarah Maisel along with a mass strum-along.

AKUA ALLRICH Wed, Aug 30 Allrich blends jazz, African rhythms, and ever-evolving artistry to distinguish herself as one of DC’s most vibrant singers.

TEAM FAMILIAR

Low-rise chairs, strollers, and small coolers welcome outside only. No pets, please.

THE SHOW GOES ON! In case of inclement weather, concerts are moved indoors. Visit www.strathmore.org or follow Strathmore on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date information. Strathmore is a smoke-free campus.

Sat, Sept 9 Get ready for the funkiest show of summer! This soulful group rules the roost, performing with top recording artists and reigning supreme on the sultry go-go scene.

Support for Live from the Lawn provided by

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THE ARTS START HERE Music and theater to learn and grow by—right in our own backyard!

Enrich your little ones with sunshine, music, and laughter at Strathmore’s Backyard Theater for Kids. Pack a picnic and enjoy live performances by highly esteemed and innovative, familyfriendly entertainers. From international singers to hilarious magicians, Strathmore has something special in store Thursday mornings in July. We promise to keep both kids and adults entertained, so bring your family for a morning of inspiration and celebration!

Liz Lynch

Thursdays, July 6–27, 9:30 & 11:30am

BACKYARD THEATER TIPS

PARKING Free parking on a spaceavailable basis in the Mansion parking lot.

DINING Bag lunches welcome, and be sure to leave room for free snow cones!

OUTDOOR BACKYARD THEATER STAGE TICKETS $8 (STARS $7.20) IN ADVANCE, $10 (STARS $9) DAY OF, FREE FOR AGES 2 AND UNDER

SONIA DE LOS SANTOS

FALU’S BAZAAR

July 6

July 20

De Los Santos, who has been touring with the Grammy Award-winning Dan Zanes and Friends since 2007, sings bilingual songs that reflect her personal journey from Mexico to America with universal themes of community and culture.

Join Falu on a musical journey through South Asian culture and around the globe, celebrating the instruments, languages, sights, and people of a diverse world. We’ll sing, dance, clap, and even choo choo as part of a human train!

THE SHOW GOES ON! In case of inclement weather, performances are moved indoors. Visit www.strathmore.org or follow Strathmore on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date information.

GROUPS

Quetzal Photography

SEATING Low-rise chairs, strollers, and small coolers welcome outside only. No pets, please.

JOANIE LEEDS AND THE NIGHTLIGHTS

THE AMAZING MAX

July 27

July 13

One of kindie rock’s biggest stars, Leeds plays rockin’ songs that are fun and educational. Jangly guitars and driving percussion back these songs about animals, family, and growing up.

A master of illusion and comedy, this DC native is beloved for his ability to keep kids spellbound while entertaining parents too.

Groups and summer camps save! Call 301.581.5199.

Carol Rosegg

Support for Backyard Theater provided by

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Backstage Pass

THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY

A lovingly authentic tribute to folk music’s greatest duo

By Michelle Davis

There are cover bands and tribute acts, and then there is The Simon & Garfunkel Story. This impeccably curated and masterfully executed production is much more than a tribute—it is a transcendent, historical journey with goosebump-inducing vocal performances. Following its successful debut in London’s West End and a sold-out tour in the United Kingdom, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is finally coming to America with a special stop at Strathmore this fall. In the UK, the production has been greeted with overwhelming critical praise and nightly standing ovations. The show has been seen by more than a quarter million people across the world and features state of the art video projection, incredible lighting, and a full live band performing iconic hits such as “Mrs. Robinson,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Homeward Bound,” “Scarborough Fair,” “The Boxer,” and “The Sound of Silence,” in addition to lesser known classics. The key to the show’s success, says creator, director, and original Paul Simon portrayer Dean Elliott, is a commitment to authenticity. “It’s an extremely authentic show performed and written with a real love and respect for the duo,” says Elliott. This is not Elliott’s first foray in capturing the look and sound of an American musical icon. Trained at the prestigious Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Elliott rose to fame after taking on the lead role of Buddy Holly in the Olivier Awardnominated musical Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story. In a 2015 interview with Scotland’s Daily Record, Elliott says that in some ways Buddy inspired him to create The Simon & Garfunkel Story. “I was doing the show Buddy in London’s West End for years, and I wanted to do something that was my own but in much

the same way as Buddy. It had to be something I was passionate about that had a story, theatrical content, and West End musical values. I have all the Simon and Garfunkel albums and love all their work, so it felt like the obvious choice.” Preparing for the role of Simon proved to be an entirely different experience, however. While there is very little footage of Holly to watch for inspiration and guidance, recordings of Simon and Garfunkel are plentiful. “In some ways that makes it harder, but it was great to indulge in hours of recordings, live performances, and interview footage,” says Elliott. Although Elliott will not be reprising his role as Simon on the US leg of the tour, he says that one of the highlights of being the production’s director is “watching new people bring energy and experience to the role.” Casting for such a production is no small feat, as the nature of the show demands actors who both look and sound the part of the original musicians.

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Backstage Pass: THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY

“Both [parts] are tough,” says Elliott. “Art has a very distinct voice, and Paul is an amazing guitarist.” The full cast of multitalented performers includes a live band featuring guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, and percussion. Together, the group has stunned audiences with their faithful renditions of songs from one of the most beloved duos of all time. Elliott told Daily Record that he was inspired by the artists’ work ethic and dedication to their craft. “I read in a biography that Paul and Art would sit in a room and look at each other’s mouths, they’d sing every ‘t’ and ‘d’ and every sound absolutely spot-on together,” he recalled. “So we spent four months in rehearsals to ensure that the voices worked in vocal harmony.” Today, Elliott beams with pride at the show’s continued success even as cast members rotate. “Although difficult, it’s amazingly satisfying to get it right and hear people say, ‘Wow, I closed my eyes and it sounded like the original.’” But don’t close your eyes for too long. In addition to the gorgeous melodies and stirring vocal harmonies, there is a strong visual component to the show as well. The Simon & Garfunkel Story includes video montages and archival footage that present the duo’s music in its

original context. Simon and Garfunkel were, after all, the voices of a generation, providing the soundtrack for the counterculture through a tumultuous decade. The video clips include historical scenes from the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, Kennedy’s assassination, and the flower power scene. In between songs, the featured performers offer anecdotes and narration to guide audiences through not only the swinging ’60s but also the fascinating history of Simon and Garfunkel’s friendship, collaboration, and conflict. Taking a deep dive into the pair’s backstory, even a diehard fan like Elliott uncovered some interesting facts about his musical heroes. “I didn’t realize they were friends from elementary school and grew up a few blocks apart,” he shares. “And the fact that they were a rock ’n’ roll duo before Simon and Garfunkel surprises people too.” From Simon and Garfunkel’s formative days growing up in Queens, New York, through their landmark yet turbulent career, to their famous 1981 Central Park reunion, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is undeniably compelling. Whether you’re a longtime fan or a casual admirer, this production has something unique to offer. Of course, there are two particular audience members that Elliott would especially love to see at one of the US dates. As he said back in 2015, when the US tour was still a dream, “I really want us to tour it in America and invite Paul and Art to the show. . . that would be the ultimate.” While there’s been no confirmation that the pair have made plans to attend, Elliott says the invitation has been sent. “Fingers crossed!”

THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY Fri, Sept 22, 8pm MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $38–$58 (STARS $34.20–$52.20)

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DRAWING LINES, EXPLORING SPACES Land, Light, Water, Glass: Artists at Strathmore show us the world.

MANSION

ART AHEAD Fri, Sept 1–Sun, Nov 5

OPENING RECEPTION Sun, June 11, 2pm

25TH ANNUAL

Perspective EILEEN MARTIN

CHILDREN’S TALK & TOUR

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.

Consider this an artistic double entendre: perspective can mean the sense of depth created in art or an artist’s point of view. Local glass artist Martin highlights both in her mixed media exhibition.

COLORED PENCIL SOCIETY OF AMERICA INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

Our Perspective series features local artists in solo or two-person exhibitions.

WET

EMILY HOXWORTH AND ROSE JAFFE This duo show is a conversation between artists Hoxworth and Jaffe. They use a variety of mediums to explore bold, bright colors and freeform shapes that celebrate the human body. Invitational Gallery

Sat, June 24, 10:15am TICKETS $5

CURATOR’S TOUR Sat, June 24, 1pm FREE

COLORED PENCIL CLASS FOR FAMILIES Sun, July 9, 11am

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.

TICKETS $12 PER CHILD (STARS $10.80)

SYMBIOSIS

TICKETS $25 (STARS $22.50)

JEREMIAH MORRIS

BLUSH

FREE

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

COLORED PENCIL CLASS FOR KIDS Sun, July 9, 1pm

COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES FOR TEENS AND ADULTS Sun, July 16, 1pm

Liz Lynch

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS Sat, June 10–Sun, Aug 6

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

TICKETS $35 (STARS $31.50)

MANSION HOURS Support for Visual Arts programming provided by

From top: Processing (detail) by Jeremiah Morris, Autumn by Eileen Martin, Daughter of Midas by Suzanne Vigil from CPSA 2016, Strange Specimen (detail) by Emily Hoxworth

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

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Jim Saah

ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES Strathmore is a premier art institution of the mid-Atlantic region, hosting more than two dozen exhibitions a year in our historic Mansion galleries. To better serve and connect with artists in our vibrant community, we have added an Artist Opportunities page to our website. Learn more about our annual juried exhibition and other opportunities at

STRATHMORE.ORG/FORARTISTS

Register now for

SUMMER ART CAMP

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

TEEN ART CAMP Week of July 31

Our Teen Art Camp features immersion in the Colored Pencil Society of America’s gallery exhibition and advanced colored pencil 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 CAMPS Weeks of August 7 & 14, 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.

Register today! Prices increase June 15. STRATHMORE.ORG/ARTCAMP

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Art camp photos by Liz Lynch and Jim Saah

For students entering grades 7–10


2017–2018 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

Just Announced! These shows go on sale to the public Friday, June 9. Strathmore Stars can buy tickets now. Join today for the best seats!

THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY

LILA DOWNS

Fri, Sept 22, 2017

Fri, Oct 20, 2017

A critically acclaimed theatrical concert about two boys from New York who became the most successful music duo of all time. With state-of-the-art video projections and a full band, The Simon & Garfunkel Story features the timeless hits “Mrs. Robinson,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “The Sound of Silence,” and more.

Mexican-American Grammy Award-winning artist Downs reinterprets music from the roots up. Her stunning vocals elevate her fusion of genres and storytelling prowess. She’s known for delivering a powerful mix of pop, Mexican, and indigenous sounds.

This performance will be open captioned.

PRIMARY BLUES

BLUES 101 FOR FAMILIES

Jim Saah

IN THE MUSIC CENTER

Sat, Oct 28, 2017, Matinee

SERGIO MENDES Thu, Oct 19, 2017 Three-time Grammy Awardwinner Mendes’ influence on the music industry has spanned five decades and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. The composer, keyboardist, and vocalist is one of the most successful Brazilian artists of all time.

This multimedia concert gives kids and adults a crash course in the blues. Alumni of Strathmore’s Artist in Residence program foster an appreciation for the iconic artists, rhythms, and history of America’s enduring musical genre.

YASMIN LEVY THE KLEZMATICS Tue, Nov 7, 2017 *On sale now! 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. 301.581.5100 | Summer 2017 | STRATHMORENEWS

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A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN

Fri, Nov 10, 2017

Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Back by popular demand! This classically trained duo creates stereotype-defying music that bursts with creativity, offering a new take on violin music that’s infused with freshness and joy.

In 1967, Joplin exploded onto the music scene and quickly became the queen of rock ’n’ roll. Fueled by songs such as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Cry Baby,” and more, this Broadway musical celebrates Joplin and her influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and Nina Simone. Colin Brennan

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BLACK VIOLIN

This performance will be open captioned.

CANADIAN BRASS Fri, Dec 8, 2017

IRMA THOMAS

A formidable force in the world of chamber music, these “Kings of Brass” (Ottawa Citizen) command the stage with an eclectic repertoire that ranges from Baroque to Dixieland. Find out why this venerable quintet is one of the world’s most famous brass groups.

WITH MEMBERS OF

PRESERVATION HALL AND BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA Sun, Nov 12, 2017, Matinee Take a group of longtime performers from the venerable Preservation Hall, combine them with the Crescent City’s “Soul Queen” Irma Thomas, throw in the spiritual authority of the Blind Boys of Alabama, and you get a very special concert that showcases the heart and soul of the South.

STRATHMORE CHILDREN’S CHORUS PEACE, PAZ, SHALOM

DAKHABRAKHA

Strathmore Children’s Chorus performs both sacred and secular selections from musical masters Sibelius, Britten, Engelhardt, and others to celebrate unity, peace, and holiday joy. ’Tis the season to celebrate with the chorus and their special guest artists.

Jim Saah

Cameron Wittig

Sun, Dec 10, 2017, Matinee

Fri, Nov 17, 2017

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THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER

WITH SPECIAL GUEST MC KURTIS BLOW Tue & Wed, Dec 12 & 13, 2017 A holiday mash-up for the whole family! The Hip Hop Nutcracker reimagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip-hop choreography. All-star dancers, an on-stage DJ, and an electronic violinist bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life.

United Palace of Cultural Arts

An “ethno-chaos” quartet from Kiev, Ukraine, DakhaBrakha creates a world of unexpected new music, bending genres and reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, thrilling audiences across the globe.


IDAN RAICHEL

Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

This musical drama features Malkovich as a megalomaniacal dictator teetering on the brink, versus music by Bach, Messiaen, and Ligeti. It’s an exploration of tyranny in the raw by an actor of unparalleled conviction.

In this intimate and inspiring solo piano concert, international music icon Raichel focuses on the basic essence of his songs. Raichel presents his melodies, lyrics, and the stories behind them in their pure, strippeddown form as they were originally written at home or in the studio.

STEP AFRIKA! STEP XPLOSION Sun, Jan 21, 2018 Step Afrika!, the worlds only professional step company, curates this showcase of the best step teams from across the country. Step is a percussive dance style that integrates songs and storytelling into a highly entertaining, interactive show.

PIANO SONGS

Toni Delong

STARRING JOHN MALKOVICH

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JUST CALL ME GOD

PADDY MOLONEY

THE CHIEFTAINS

AND SPECIAL GUESTS Wed, March 7, 2018 The Chieftains’ name has been synonymous with the finest Irish music for over 55 years. Led by founding member Moloney, the band has spread Ireland’s indigenous sounds and styles across the globe.

ARTURO O’FARRILL AND THE AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH SPECIAL GUEST DR. CORNEL WEST Fri, Feb 2, 2018 An innovative and inspiring collaboration that brings together the power of music and spoken-word activism. Inspired by the innate musicality of Dr. West’s words, O’Farrill presents a Latin jazz concerto soundtrack to underscore West’s powerful message.

NIYAZ

PRESENTS

THE FOURTH LIGHT PROJECT

AN IMMERSIVE MULTIMEDIA EXPERIENCE Fri, March 16, 2018

SONGBOOK

STEVEN PAGE & THE ART OF TIME ENSEMBLE

Seamlessly blending Sufi poetry and traditional folk songs from their native Iran with rich acoustic instrumentation and modern electronic rhythms, Niyaz, led by vocalist Azam Ali and multiinstrumentalist Loga Ramin Torkian, create a mesmerizing, distinctively 21st century global sound.

Sat, Feb 3, 2018 *On sale now! 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. 301.581.5100 | Summer 2017 | STRATHMORENEWS

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2017

2017–2018 Season THE PRINCESS BRIDE: AN INCONCEIVABLE EVENING WITH CARY ELWES

Sat, Sept 16

THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY

Fri, Sept 22

BRASIL GUITAR DUO

Thu, Oct 12

SERGIO MENDES

Thu, Oct 19

LILA DOWNS

Fri, Oct 20

RACHEL FRANKLIN, PIANO

Thu, Oct 26

PRIMARY BLUES: BLUES 101 FOR FAMILIES

Sat, Oct 28

VICTOR PROVOST

Thu, Nov 2

YASMIN LEVY/THE KLEZMATICS

Tue, Nov 7

BLACK VIOLIN

Fri, Nov 10

IRMA THOMAS WITH MEMBERS OF PRESERVATION HALL AND BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA

Sun, Nov 12

SONNAMBULA

Thu, Nov 16

DAKHABRAKHA

Fri, Nov 17

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN

Sun, Nov 19

CANADIAN BRASS

Fri, Dec 8

BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Sun, Dec 10

STRATHMORE CHILDREN’S CHORUS

Sun, Dec 10

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER

Tue & Wed, Dec 12 & 13

ROBYN HELZNER TRIO

Wed, Dec 13

ZHENYA LOPATNIK

Thu, Dec 14

TOM TEASLEY & SETH KIBEL

Wed, Dec 20

SKYLARK

Thu, Dec 21

JUST CALL ME GOD STARRING JOHN MALKOVICH

Fri, Jan 19

STEP AFRIKA! STEP XPLOSION

Sun, Jan 21

JOEL FAN, PIANO

Thu, Jan 25

OLIVIER STANKIEWICZ, OBOE

Thu, Feb 1

ARTURO O’FARRILL AND THE AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH DR. CORNEL WEST

Fri, Feb 2

STEVEN PAGE & THE ART OF TIME ENSEMBLE

Sat, Feb 3

JON STICKLEY TRIO

Thu, Feb 8

ASHLEY BATHGATE, CELLO

Thu, Feb 22

IDAN RAICHEL

Thu, Feb 22

OSCAR PEÑAS, JAZZ GUITAR

Thu, March 1

PADDY MOLONEY THE CHIEFTAINS

Wed, March 7

HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO

Thu, March 15

NIYAZ

Fri, March 16

DIEGO EL CIGALA

Thu, March 29

Co-presented by Washington Performing Arts

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

Sat, March 31

RANKY TANKY

Fri, April 6

THE BOSTON POPS ESPLANADE ORCHESTRA

Sun, April 8

MICHAEL BROWN, PIANO

Thu, April 12

SCRAP ARTS MUSIC

Fri, April 20

UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN

Sat, April 21

AIR PLAY

Sun, April 22

MORE SHOWS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN SEPTEMBER! Music Center Performances

Mansion Performances

Performances announced as of May 1, 2017.

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2017–2018 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

DIEGO EL CIGALA

SCRAP ARTS MUSIC

Co-presented by Washington Performing Arts

CHILDREN OF METROPOLIS

Thu, March 29, 2018 *On sale now!

Fri, April 20, 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.

Scrap Arts Music creates sculptural instruments from materials such as old bike parts, PVC pipes, and recycled odds and ends. Their all-new production, Children of Metropolis, chronicles one musician’s quest for identity in a changing world.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Sat, March 31, 2018 Anneke Janissen

The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the true story of the recording session that brought together rock ’n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time comes to Strathmore.

UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN

This performance will be open captioned.

Sat, April 21, 2018 *On sale now!

AIR PLAY

THE BOSTON POPS ESPLANADE ORCHESTRA

Sun, April 22, 2018

KEITH LOCKHART, CONDUCTOR

Perfect for families, Air Play is a modern spectacle that brings to life the very air we breathe. Flying umbrellas, huge balloons, giant kites, and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen will make kids and adults alike gasp and giggle.

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Florence Montmare

Marco Borggreve

Sun, April 8, 2018, Two shows!

The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra presents a program of George Gershwin works plus a selection of Boston Pops favorites. Expect the unique, classic-with-a-twist repertoire that’s made the Pops “the tops” (as Gershwin would say) for more than 120 years.

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.


2017–2018 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

MUSIC IN THE MANSION ROBYN HELZNER TRIO

JOEL FAN, PIANO

Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Kick off the festival of lights with the Robyn Helzner Trio, featuring the luminous Helzner on vocals, virtuoso Dov Weitman on mandolin and guitar, and singer-instrumentalist Matt Holsen.

Celebrated for his exuberant virtuosity and eclectic repertoire, Fan embraces piano classics and inspired discoveries of contemporary and world music. This bold pianist reinvents the piano recital by illuminating the rare and unexpected.

ZHENYA LOPATNIK Thu, Dec 14, 2017 The voice of a new generation in klezmer music, Lopatnik mines European Jewish tradition to create a fresh, vibrant take on modern Yiddish culture. Lopatnik’s songs ring deeply familiar and stir the soul.

TOM TEASLEY & SETH KIBEL TINY PLANET

OLIVIER STANKIEWICZ, OBOE Thu, Feb 1, 2018 An internationally acclaimed French oboist, Stankiewicz’s many achievements include being named principal oboe of the London Symphony Orchestra. As a true virtuoso, he is always pushing the envelope, commissioning new works and experimenting with soundscapes and improvisation.

Wed, Dec 20, 2017

Two local music icons, world percussionist Teasley and woodwind specialist Kibel, join forces to showcase tunes from their new duet album, Tiny Planet.

SKYLARK

A CELTIC SOLSTICE Thu, Dec 21, 2017 A trio of friends and seasoned multi-instrumentalists, Skylark presents a riveting take on Celtic music. From jigs and reels to contemporary songs, Skylark transports you to the Emerald Isle.

Clockwise from top: Robyn Helzner Trio, Olivier Stankiewicz, Mansion by Rodney Bailey, Zhenya Lopatnik, Joel Fan, Tom Teasley by Jonathan Timmes

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2017–2018 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

JON STICKLEY TRIO

RANKY TANKY

Thu, Feb 8, 2018

Fri, April 6, 2018

Swirling together gypsy jazz, bluegrass, and hip-hop, this energetic trio combines Stickley’s rapid-fire flatpicking guitar with the sultry and wild melodies of Lyndsay Pruett’s violin and drummer Patrick Armitage’s deep groove.

This Charleston-based quintet performs timeless music rooted in the Gullah traditions of coastal South Carolina. From heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, Gullah’s rich cultural history features West African and Creole influences.

ASHLEY BATHGATE, CELLO

MICHAEL BROWN, PIANO

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Thu, April 12, 2018

Bathgate, who has been described as an “eloquent new music interpreter” (The New York Times) and “a glorious cellist” (The Washington Post), brings her program of movements from the original Bach cello suites to the Mansion.

Described by The New York Times as a “young piano visionary,” Brown presents a program centered around the music of Leonard Bernstein and works by iconic American composers who were friends and colleagues.

BACH UNWOUND

BERNSTEIN AT 100!

OSCAR PEÑAS, JAZZ GUITAR Thu, March 1, 2018 The original compositions of this guitarist have been called “transnational cool” (WNYC) as they merge genres, cultures, and styles with grace and power. Peñas’ unique brand of jazz includes hints of Spanish folk and Brazilian beats.

HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO MEET ME IN PARIS

Thu, March 15, 2018 Joined by French chanteuse Isabelle Fontaine, Hot Club of San Francisco presents Meet Me in Paris, a Francophile’s dream concert featuring love songs and driving gypsy jazz dating back to the ’20s and ’30s.

Support for Music in the Mansion provided by L–R Ranky Tanky by Reese Moore, Michael Brown, Hot Club of San Francisco by Lenny Gonzalez, Ashley Bathgate, Oscar Peñas by Jimmy Katz

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ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

AFTERNOON TEA

Sat, June 3, 8pm

See full schedule on page 26. MANSION $24 (STARS $21.60) SPECIALTY TEAS $28 (STARS $25.20) Prepaid, nonrefundable reservations required.

Strathmore Education

ARTS & THE BRAIN

MEDICAL AVATAR Thu, June 1, 7:30pm Virgil Wong, CEO, Medical Avatar, LLC This live demonstration of the Health Time Machine™ showcases a 3-D animated model of the body to help visualize health information in the past, present, and future. MANSION TICKETS $25 (STARS $22.50)

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MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN OF THE GOSPEL CHOIRS Fri, June 2, 8pm Washington Performing Arts’ (WPA) gospel choirs unite in song with a program featuring world premieres of commissioned works by American folk and blues musician Toshi Reagon and WPA Director of Gospel Programs Stanley Thurston. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$75

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SATURDAY FAMILY JAZZ SESSIONS

AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES WITH SETH KIBEL

Sat, June 3, 11am Kids learn the origins of blues and its role in music genres from jazz to country. Then, they create and belt out their own original blues ditty. MANSION TICKETS $10 IN ADVANCE, $12 DAY OF

Music Center

Mansion

GERSHWIN’S AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

Christoph König, conductor Vadim Gluzman, violin König opens with Ravel’s memorial dedicated to friends lost in war. The shift to Prokofiev demands tremendous athleticism from violinist Gluzman. Messiaen’s meditation travels to an ethereal realm before ending with Gershwin’s raucous riff on Paris. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

Strathmore Presents

AIR

Tue, June 6, 8pm The electro-acoustic music Air created in the mid-90s influenced several generations and left its mark on the sound of its time. Along the way, Air produced cult albums like Moon Safari and the score for Sofia Coppola’s film The Virgin Suicides. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $58–$88 (STARS $52.20–$79.20)

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CONSERVATORY DANCERS IN CONCERT Conservatory students perform original work by guest artists and the Conservatory’s worldclass teaching faculty. Learn more at www.citydance.net. EDUCATION CENTER ROOM 405 TICKETS $25

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FERIA DE SEVILLA Sun, June 4, 12pm The Centro Español de Washington, DC, brings a taste of the famous Feria to Strathmore. Join us for this free flamenco festival where you will feel like you’re at the fairgrounds of Seville! MANSION PARKING LOT FREE

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DRAWING FOR ART SELECTION NIGHT Tue, June 6, 7pm

Part exhibition, part fundraiser! Purchase a ticket, take in the available artworks, and enjoy the excitement of a random drawing that lets every ticket holder choose an original work of art. Proceeds support visual arts programming at Strathmore. MANSION TICKETS $100

Community

Strathmore Visual Arts

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION Sun, June 11, 2pm Artists and art lovers come together for the opening of the Colored Pencil Society of America International Exhibition and Blush. MANSION FREE

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STRATHMORE CHILDREN’S CHORUS CELTIC SOUNDS Sun, June 11, 4pm

CityDance School & Conservatory

Fri–Sun, June 2–4

JUNE 2017

SUMMER CALENDAR

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BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS Thu, June 8, 8pm

Marin Alsop, conductor Bach’s Brandenburg concertos come to life in the hands of Alsop and the BSO. The six concertos showcase both the power of the orchestra and the talents of the highly skilled soloists. This is Bach at his best. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

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GLADYS KNIGHT Fri, June 9, 8pm

Few singers have matched Knight’s supreme artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed number-one hits in pop, gospel, R&B, and adult contemporary. Knight recently released Where My Heart Belongs, a new, inspirational gospel album. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $58–$145 (STARS $52.20–$130.50)

Strathmore Children’s Chorus celebrates Scotland, Ireland, and Wales with the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance, the A. Mario Loiederman Middle School for the Creative and Performing Arts choirs, and the Rockville High School Pipe Band. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $20–$25 (STARS $18–$22.50)

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AUDITION REGISTRATION Wed, June 14 Online registration for MCYO auditions for the 2017–2018 school year begins June 14 at www.audition.mcyo.org. REGISTRATION FEE $45

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INES NASSARA

Wed, June 14, 8pm at AMP by Strathmore Wed, June 28, 7:30pm at the Mansion at Strathmore Nassara’s outstanding theatrical abilities have put her among the best emerging actresses in the DC area. She has garnered critical acclaim for her powerful vocals, energy, and passion, driving the ensembles around her to new heights. TICKETS $17 (STARS $15.30)

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JUNE 2017

Strathmore Presents

UPCOMING SHOWS THE PATTY REESE BAND REVELATOR HILL FRI, JUNE 2

BRIA SKONBERG QUARTET THU, JUNE 8 Trumpet jazz and pop Turn up the great times at North Bethesda’s most sophisticated music and dining hotspot. AMP is where eclectic entertainment meets fresh, delicious cuisine.

Join us for a guided tour illuminating the history, architecture, and personal stories of the Mansion at Strathmore. The tour lasts approximately one hour and is geared toured adults. MANSION FREE (Reservations required)

WED, JUNE 14 Strathmore Artist in Residence

WOMEN IN BLUES SAT, JUNE 17 Seven of the finest ladies in blues

HOT PEAS ‘N BUTTER SUN, JUNE 18

LET IT FLOW BAND FRI, JUNE 23 Contemporary R&B and neo-soul

AMP & COMEDY ZONE PRESENT

RICH GUZZI

THU, JULY 13 Hypnotism meets stand-up comedy

MICHAEL MWENSO & THE SHAKES FRI, JULY 14 Big band jazz & swing

NRBQ SAT, JULY 15 Enduring rock legends

GAELIC STORM THU, JULY 20 Celtic folk rock

JOHN HAMMOND THU, JULY 27 Songs from a blues icon

DAYMÉ AROCENA FRI, AUG 4 Cuban jazz and soul songstress

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Thu, June 15, 11am

INES NASSARA

KIDS PAJAMA JAM PARTY

At Pike & Rose on Rockville Pike |

HISTORICAL HOME TOUR

On Metro’s Red Line, White Flint station

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OPERA AND BROADWAY DELIGHT BEFORE AFTERNOON Fri, June 16, 11am

Soprano Nicole Butler sings opera selections and art songs accompanied by pianist Frank Conlon. Melissa Jean Chavez performs American standards and Broadway tunes with Steve Hom on guitar. MANSION FREE

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2017–2018 SEASON AUDITIONS Sat, June 17

One of the fastest growing children’s choruses in the country, the Strathmore Children’s Chorus (SCC) provides a pre-professional choral experience to students ages 7–18 from diverse backgrounds. Register online in advance for auditions at www.strathmorecc.org/auditions MUSIC CENTER REGISTRATION FEE $25

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SATURDAY FAMILY JAZZ SESSIONS

ELLA FITZGERALD: THE FIRST LADY OF SONG WITH SETH KIBEL

Sat, June 17, 11am Celebrate the centennial of the birth of Fitzgerald, the inspirational vocalist and bandleader who achieved fame with her three-and-a-halfoctave voice. MANSION TICKETS $10 IN ADVANCE, $12 DAY OF


Cliff Watts

JUNE | JULY 2017

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC’S 2017–2018 SEASON AT STRATHMORE The National Philharmonic’s 2017–2018 season kicks off in October with a starstudded evening featuring superstar violinist Sarah Chang performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Grammy Award-winning cellist Zuill Bailey playing Dvorˇák’s Cello Concerto in B minor. Other season highlights include a multimedia production of Holst’s Planets, Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess, and Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte. Sphinx Competition winner Melissa White plays Brahms’ Violin Concerto and concert master Colin Sorgi performs Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2. Also featured are Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, Handel’s Messiah, and the annual Chopin recital with pianist extraordinaire Brian Ganz. CREATE YOUR OWN SUBSCRIPTION: PICK FOUR OR MORE CONCERTS AND SAVE! Sarah Chang

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

SAINT-SAËNS’ ORGAN SYMPHONY

YOUNG PEOPLE 7–17 FREE! | COMPLIMENTARY PARKING NATIONALPHILHARMONIC.ORG | 301.581.5100

Strathmore Visual Arts

CHILDREN’S TALK AND TOUR

Sat, June 17, 8pm

Sat, June 24, 10:15am

Marin Alsop, conductor Gil Shaham, violin Alsop pulls out all the stops with Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3, Organ. Add to that the Beethoven Violin Concerto with audience favorite Shaham, this is a program that is grand in every way. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

Young art lovers can get behind the brushstrokes and into the head, heart, and history of the artists whose work is on display with these kid-friendly Saturday morning tours. Ages 7 and up. MANSION TICKETS $5 (Accompanying adults are free)

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MASTER CLASS: ACTING A SONG

WITH INES NASSARA Wed, June 21, 7:30pm

Jonathan Timmes

Develop technical skills on sincere and fearless storytelling through song. Students perform a musical theater song of their choice and develop a summary of the character’s goal for the accompanist and teacher. No experience necessary. MANSION FREE (Reservations required)

Music Center

Mansion

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Strathmore Presents

SONIA DE LOS SANTOS Thu, July 6, 9:30 & 11:30am Sweet and joyful, De Los Santos’ bilingual songs reflect her personal journey from Mexico to America with universal themes of community and culture. De Los Santos has been touring with the Grammy Awardwinning Dan Zanes and Friends since 2007. OUTDOOR BACKYARD THEATER TICKETS $8 IN ADVANCE, $10 DAY OF

CURATOR’S TOUR

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

————————————————— SUMMER SESSION BEGINS Mon, June 26 Join Levine Music for a summer of fun! In addition to day camp, Levine hosts specialty programs in guitar, saxophone, piano, voice, rock, and jazz. Visit www.levinemusic.org or call 301.897.5100 for more information. EDUCATION CENTER

Community

COLORED PENCIL CLASS FOR KIDS Sun, July 9, 1pm Young, aspiring artists explore the medium of colored pencils, from primary and secondary colors to color blending. For ages 8–12, includes exhibition tour. MANSION TICKETS $25 (STARS $22.50)

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SUMMER STRING WEEK Mon–Fri, July 10–14, 9am–3pm

Sat, June 24, 1pm

Levine Music

Strathmore Visual Arts

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COLORED PENCIL CLASS FOR FAMILIES Sun, July 9, 11am Introduce your family to the wonderful world of colored pencils, including the basics of color and technique. You will make and take home a colorful project. Recommended for ages 4–7; children must be accompanied by an adult. MANSION TICKETS $12 (STARS $10.80) (One accompanying adult per child is free)

Music Director Jorge Orozco leads this week-long camp for young string players to enhance their musicianship through skill building sessions; orchestra and chamber ensemble rehearsals; and music history, theory, and sight-reading sessions. Registration deadline is June 16. OFF CAMPUS TUITION $450

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KAREN JONAS LAUREN CALVE

Wed, July 12, 7pm Enjoy a double delight on a summer night! Modern country artist Jonas offers vibrant music, poetic lyrics, and a dynamic point of view. Strong, soulful vocalist Calve creates blues-folk story soundscapes for acoustic and lap steel guitar. GUDELSKY CONCERT PAVILION FREE

Education

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Strathmore Presents

THE AMAZING MAX

GET TO KNOW MCYO

Thu, July 13, 9:30 & 11:30am

Where Tomorrow’s Musicians Bloom and Grow!

A master of illusion and comedy, this DC native is beloved for his ability to keep the little ones spellbound while entertaining adults too. This energetic and highly interactive show is appropriate for all ages. OUTDOOR BACKYARD THEATER TICKETS $8 IN ADVANCE, $10 DAY OF

Seventy-two years and still growing and going strong, Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore (MCYO) provides the highest quality orchestral education program in the region for 500 students in grades 3 through 12.

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COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

“The talent that MCYO has seen throughout the years has been impressive,” says Cheryl Jukes, MCYO’s executive director. “We see gifted young musicians audition from much farther afield these days: from Baltimore, Charles County, Frederick County, Northern Virginia, and DC. We are truly a regional program, attracting the best around!” Think you’ve got what it takes to join MCYO? We’d love to have you! Registration opens Wednesday, June 14, for the 2017–2018 school year auditions at www.audition.mcyo.org. Auditions will be held August 23 through 30 at the Music Center at Strathmore. MCYO.ORG | 301.581.5208 | 301.581.5209

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Sun, July 16, 1pm Teens and adults explore the endless possibilities of colored pencils and try their hand at the same techniques used by the world’s finest colored pencil artists. For ages 13 and up, includes exhibition tour. MANSION TICKETS $35 (STARS $31.50)

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MCYO BY THE NUMBERS 1.5

number of hours students spend in personal practice time per day 2 number of hours students spend in MCYO rehearsals per week 4 number of small ensembles involved in MCYO (not including a plethora of chamber music groups!) 6 number of orchestras in MCYO 72 number of years of being the premier training orchestra in the county 380 number of students that make it into MCYO’s orchestras each year 1,200 number of students auditioning for a coveted MCYO spot each year

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Strathmore Education

HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INTENSIVE Mon–Fri, July 17–21, 9am–4pm Alumni of Strathmore’s renowned Artist in Residence program direct this week-long intensive for high school musicians. Students reach new heights in their performance and gain the tools they need to lead and collaborate across genres. MUSIC CENTER TUITION $425

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LOOK HOMEWARD Wed, July 19, 7pm Within this quirky quartet you’ll find banjo, trombone, fiddle, and guitar—plus straightforward folk songwriting that brings together stories from the Appalachians to the Atlantic, detouring down country roads and meandering through the bayou. GUDELSKY CONCERT PAVILION FREE


Strathmore Education

Thu, July 20, 9:30 & 11:30am

Mon–Fri, July 31–Aug 4, 9am–3pm

FALU’S BAZAAR

Join Falu on a musical journey through South Asian culture and around the globe, celebrating the instruments, languages, sights, and people of a diverse world. We’ll sing, dance, clap, and choo choo as part of a human train! OUTDOOR BACKYARD THEATER TICKETS $8 IN ADVANCE, $10 DAY OF

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BIG RAY & THE KOOL KATS

TEEN ART CAMP

Teen campers explore and define themselves as artists, learn how to talk about art, give and receive constructive critiques, and learn about artists from around the world. For students entering grades 7–10. MANSION TUITION $418 (STARS $376.20) BEFORE JUNE 15 $448 (STARS $403.20) AFTER JUNE 15

Wed, July 26, 7pm

Session I: June 26–July 14 • Session II: July 17–Aug 4 For ages 3½–12.

VIOLIN & VIOLA BOOT CAMP FOR ADULTS Sat–Thu, June 17–29. For ages 18 and up An introduction to violin basics in a group setting.

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Strathmore Presents

JOANIE LEEDS AND THE NIGHTLIGHTS Thu, July 27, 9:30 & 11:30am One of kindie rock’s biggest stars, Leeds plays rockin’ songs that are fun, educational, and will make kids and parents laugh! Jangly guitars and driving percussion back these songs about animals, family, and growing up. OUTDOOR BACKYARD THEATER TICKETS $8 IN ADVANCE, $10 DAY OF

With a wide selection of lessons, classes, workshops, and events, Levine Music provides phenomenal programs for new students and seasoned music lovers. Enrollment is ongoing throughout the year, or try a summer package of four, six, or eight lessons.

CAMP LEVINE

Get on your feet! Trumpeter Ray Caddell leads this band of uber-seasoned musicians, ready to turn on a dime from big band to dance hits to pop to R&B favorites—plus Motown, Sinatra, and so much more. GUDELSKY CONCERT PAVILION FREE

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JULY | AUGUST 2017

Strathmore Presents

STROLLING STRINGS

FÉMINA

Mon–Thu, July 10–13. For ages 10–18

Wed, Aug 2, 7pm

An ensemble of advanced violin and viola players.

It’s not every day that the Andes Mountains produce music that fuses reggae, Latin, and hip-hop, but world music trio Fémina has established this unique style that combines genres from around the world. GUDELSKY CONCERT PAVILION FREE

ADULT GUITAR BOOT CAMP Tue–Tue, July 11–25. For ages 18 and up Learn note-reading, basic technique, and songs in a relaxed group setting.

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ADULT JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOP

Strathmore Education

Wed–Wed, July 12–26. For ages 18 and up

Mon–Fri, Aug 7–11 & 14–18, 9am–3pm

Receive coaching on jazz vocal styles, improvisation, theory, repertoire, and ensemble skills.

KIDS ART CAMPS

Young artists spend summer days immersed in a working gallery on an arts campus, surrounded by the beauty and power of creativity. Students explore diverse cultures through art, creating work inspired by traditional and contemporary artists from many parts of the world. For students entering grades 1–6. Aftercare is available until 5:30pm. MANSION TUITION $418 (STARS $376.20) BEFORE JUNE 15 $448 (STARS $403.20) AFTER JUNE 15

INTRODUCTION TO SUZUKI FOR FAMILIES Mon–Fri, July 17–21. For ages 3½–10 An introduction to instruments that help assess a child’s preference.

ALL THAT JAZZ CAMP Mon–Fri, Aug 7–11. For ages 11–18 A hands-on introduction to the basics of jazz.

SAXOPHONE AT STRATHMORE Mon–Fri, Aug 14–18. For ages 12–17 Christian Steiner

A week of individual, group, and ensemble instruction. Fall semester lessons begin September 5. LEVINEMUSIC.ORG | 301.897.5100 Music Center

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AUGUST 2017

STRUM ROLL

9TH ANNUAL UKE & GUITAR SUMMIT Sat–Wed, Aug 19–23 The ukulele is the ideal instrument for all music makers. 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 and Guitar Summit. We offer classes for every skill level, with instructors like Benny Chong, Craig Chee, and Sarah Maisel; concerts featuring our favorite artists; and a grand finale of the Ukulele Orchestra at Uke Fest. TUITION $370 (STARS $333) BEFORE JULY 1 $400 (STARS $360) AFTER JULY 1

Register Today! STRATHMORE.ORG/UKE | 301.581.5100

Clockwise from top: Sam Marchuk. Maureen Andary, Uke Fest by Jim Saah, Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel

Strathmore Presents

Strathmore Presents

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Strathmore Presents

Wed, Aug 9, 7pm

UKE & GUITAR SUMMIT

Wed, Aug 23, 7pm

Wed, Aug 30, 7pm

What a powerful instrument the humble uke can be! Strathmore’s summer strum showcases marvelous musical talent—no wonder it’s become synonymous with good times. Bring your own ukulele or just enjoy the music and fun. GUDELSKY CONCERT PAVILION FREE

DC jazz vocalist Allrich’s fluid style embraces blues, soul, R&B, and pan-African music. Utterly original yet able to channel Miriam Makeba, Nina Simone, and other jazz greats, Allrich possesses unforgettable energy and undeniable talent. GUDELSKY CONCERT PAVILION FREE

MATUTO

Cross-cultural musicality is the centerpiece of Matuto, a group known to get audiences moving with their mixture of jazz, samba, folk, and infectious dance floor rhythms. GUDELSKY CONCERT PAVILION FREE

9TH ANNUAL

Sat–Wed, Aug 19–23, 9am Strathmore’s Uke & Guitar Summit offers classes for every skill level, with instructors like Benny Chong, Craig Chee, and Sarah Maisel; concerts featuring our favorite artists; and a grand finale of the Ukulele Orchestra at Uke Fest. MANSION TUITION $370 (STARS $333) BEFORE JULY 1 $400 (STARS $360) AFTER JULY 1

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Matt Carr

Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore

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LINDSAY LOU & THE FLATBELLYS Wed, Aug 16, 7pm

Named one of NPR Music’s best live performance sessions of 2015, this Michigan-based quartet loves a good jam, especially when they combine soul, blues, folk, and jazz into their harmonious bluegrasscountry sound. GUDELSKY CONCERT PAVILION FREE

2017–2018 SEASON AUDITIONS Wed–Wed, Aug 23–30

Preregister online. Online registration for MCYO annual auditions for the 2017–2018 school year begins Wednesday, June 14, at www.audition.mcyo.org. MUSIC CENTER REGISTRATION FEE $45

UKE FEST

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COMCAST XFINITY OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL Thu–Sat, Aug 24–26, 7:30pm Outdoor movies return to Strathmore this summer! Join us on the lawn for three nights of free flicks benefiting the National Institutes of Health children’s charities. Stay tuned! Movies will be announced soon. GUDELSKY CONCERT PAVILION FREE

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SUMMER CALENDAR—BY GENRE

See the chronological calendar for detailed information. AMERICAN SONGBOOK/ BROADWAY INES NASSARA (SP) June 14 & 28

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CHILDREN’S TALK AND TOUR (SP) June 24

SONIA DE LOS SANTOS (SP) July 6

THE AMAZING MAX (SP) July 13

FALU’S BAZAAR (SP) July 20

JOANIE LEEDS AND THE NIGHLIGHTS (SP) July 27

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GERSHWIN’S AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (BSO) June 3

EDUCATION

POP/ROCK

ARTS & THE BRAIN (SP)

AIR (SP)

CONSERVATORY DANCERS IN CONCERT (CD)

GLADYS KNIGHT (SP)

June 1

June 2–4

AUDITION REGISTRATION OPENS ONLINE (MCYO) June 14

HISTORICAL HOME TOUR (SP) June 15

2017-2018 SEASON AUDITIONS (SCC) June 17

AIR WORKSHOP WITH INES NASSARA (SP) June 21

SUMMER SESSION BEGINS (LM) June 26

COLORED PENCIL CLASS FOR FAMILIES (SP) July 9

COLORED PENCIL CLASS FOR KIDS (SP) July 9

SUMMER STRING WEEK (MCYO) Week of July 10

COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES FOR TEENS AND ADULTS (SP) July 16

HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INTENSIVE (SP)

June 6 June 9

KAREN JONAS LAUREN CALVE (SP) July 12

LOOK HOMEWARD (SP) July 19

BIG RAY & THE KOOL KATS (SP) July 26

LINDSAY LOU & THE FLATBELLYS (SP) Aug 16

BLUSH (SP)

June 10–Aug 6

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION (SP) June 11

CURATOR’S TOUR (SP) June 24

————————————————— WORLD CELTIC SOUNDS (SCC) June 11

FÉMINA (SP) Aug 2

MATUTO (SP) Aug 9

UKE FEST (SP) Aug 23

AKUA ALLRICH (SP)

SP: Strathmore Presents

————————————————— SPECIAL EVENTS

BSO: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Aug 30

FERIA DE SEVILLA (OP)

WPA: Washington Performing Arts

COMCAST XFINITY OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL (SP)

OP: Outside Presenter

June 4

Aug 24–26

————————————————— VISUAL ARTS

MCYO: Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore

DRAWING FOR ART (SP)

June 8

Week of July 17

May 24 –June 6

SCC: Strathmore Children’s Chorus

OPERA AND BROADWAY DELIGHT BEFORE AFTERNOON (OP)

TEEN ART CAMP (SP)

DRAWING FOR ART SELECTION NIGHT (SP)

LM: Levine Music

BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS (BSO)

June 16

SAINT-SAËNS’ ORGAN SYMPHONY (BSO) June 17

Week of July 31

KIDS ART CAMPS (SP)

Weeks of Aug 7 & 14

UKE & GUITAR SUMMIT (SP) Aug 19–23

June 6

CD: CityDance

COLORED PENCIL SOCIETY OF AMERICA (SP) June 10–Aug 6

2017-2018 SEASON AUDITIONS (MCYO) Aug 23–30

Coming this fall!

SATURDAY FAMILY STORY SESSIONS

Oct 14–Nov 4, 11am

$10 FOR EACH SESSION IN ADVANCE, $12 DAY OF Our popular Saturday morning children’s programs continue this fall with a new, storytelling twist. Local storytellers teach kids how to weave narrative tales, instilling a love of learning with every word. Music, movement, art, and interactive play: it’s all about understanding other people, exploring different cultures, and boosting imagination. Recommended for ages 3–8. Presented in association with Story Tapestries. MANSION Saturday Family Story Sessions by Jim Saah, storytellers Ali Oliver-Krueger and Diane Macklin

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BIRDS & BEES, FLOWERS & TEAS! Start summer on a tea-lightful note with music, munchies, and more.

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

June

July

6 John Dassoulas, piano 7 Mike Gold, piano 10 Specialty Tea: Irish Tea Karen Ashbrook, dulcimer & wooden flute & Paul Oorts, harp guitar 13 Carol Rose Duane, harp & piano 20 Noreen Friedman, flute & Bob Wysong, guitar 21 Specialty Tea: Children’s Authors Tea Becky Dukes, piano 24 Specialty Tea: Irish Tea Michael Winch, fiddle, Zan McLeo, guitar, and Madeline Waters, cello 27 Specialty Tea: American Tea Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar 28 Specialty Tea: American Tea Noreen Friedman & Robin Schultz, flute duo

1 Specialty Tea: American Tea Dave Almy, guitar & Cheryl Gearhart, vocals 8 Specialty Tea: Prince & Princess Tea 11 Specialty Tea: French Tea Noreen Friedman, flute & Bob Wysong, guitar 12 Mike Gold, piano 18 Specialty Tea: Teddy Bear Tea Party Judith Mostyn White, harp 19 Noreen Friedman & Robin Schultz, flute duo 25 Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar 26 Ellen Tennenbaum, piano

SUMMER SPECIALTY TEAS IRISH TEA

PRINCE & PRINCESS TEA

Sat, June 10 & 24

Sat, July 8, 10:30am & 1pm

Nothing soothes the soul like a cup of tea and a Celtic song. Sláinte!

All princes and princesses are invited to dress up, enjoy fancy food with a magical story, and live happily ever after. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

CHILDREN’S AUTHORS TEA Wed, June 21

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No Teas in August

FRENCH TEA

Summer reading is even more fun when you join local children’s authors for tea and take home books that jump-start your child’s imagination.

Tue, July 11

AMERICAN TEA

TEDDY BEAR TEA PARTY

Tue & Wed, June 27 & 28; Sat, July 1

Tue, July 18

Don’t throw your tea into the harbor—enjoy it at our early Independence Day celebration, with a patriotic repast and music.

Kids and their favorite teddy bears enjoy treats, children’s songs from around the world, and a fun storytime. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

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Let them eat cake, petit sandwiches, and scones in a pre-Bastille Day celebration for Francophilies featuring music and joie de vivre.


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.

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. Call 301.581.5102 to reserve.

Jim Saah

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Sign-interpreted and open captioned performances are available by request. Accommodations subject to availability. Please make requests by calling the Ticket Office, at 301.581.5100, at least 21 days in advance of the performance. Shuttle service across the Sky Bridge from the fourth floor of the Metro garage to the Music Center is available before and after Concert Hall events. For complete accessibility information, visit www.strathmore.org/Accessibility.

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.

Kids learn rhythms from around the world at our Saturday Family Jazz Sessions.

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.

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/Visit.

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

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.

ALLEGRO KITCHEN

SCHEDULED SUMMER CLOSINGS Sun, June 4 & Wed, June 14: Mansion closed for private events Tue, July 4: Campus closed in observance of Independence Day Mon, Aug 7–Mon, Sept 4: Mansion closed for special programming, repairs, and maintenance Mon, Sept 4: Campus closed in observance of Labor Day Facebook.com/StrathmoreArts

@Strathmore

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

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Clockwise: Joshua Bell by Jim Saah, Second Graders by Liz Lynch, Strathmore Cabaret by Margot Schulman, Black Violin by Liz Lynch

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