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STRATHMORE NEWS

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TOAST OF THE TAP WORLD Dorrance Dance takes tap to new heights

MERRY MELODIES

Celebrate the season at Strathmore

ON THE AIR

Introducing the Artist in Residence Class of 2018

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THIS JUST IN!

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Strathmore proudly celebrates the culmination of a yearlong collaboration with Michael Feinstein, the preeminent ambassador of the Great American Songbook. Join us as Feinstein curates a once-in-a-lifetime gala presentation featuring the stars of tomorrow. This elegant evening of entertainment supports Strathmore’s nearly 350 annual programs that illuminate, ignite, and inspire our community.

STRATHMORE.ORG/GALA

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Fri, March 2 “One of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” (The New Yorker), Michelle Dorrance, along with musician and STOMP cast member Nicholas Van Young, present a virtuosic tap dance performance incorporating live music and Young’s award-winning electronic tap dance instruments.

Sat, May 12 Feinstein, who has dedicated his career to preserving the Great American Songbook, headlines Strathmore’s Annual Spring Gala. This performance is the grand finale of a yearlong collaboration with Feinstein, featuring performers he’s handpicked as tomorrow’s torchbearers.

ETM: DOUBLE DOWN

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN

THE RIDICULOUSLY SELF-INDULGENT, ILL-ADVISED VANITY TOUR SPECIAL GUEST: EMO PHILIPS

Margot Schulman

STRATHMORE ANNUAL SPRING GALA 2018

Strathmore Annual Spring Gala

“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC

COVER PHOTO: Dorrance Dance by Matthew Murphy INSIDE COVER PHOTOS L–R: Afternoon Tea; The Hip Hop Nutcracker; Strathmore Renovation Rendering by Grimm + Parker, Country Days II by Tiffany Hastie from the 83rd Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature

Save the Date!

DORRANCE DANCE

Tue, March 20 *On sale now! Having spent the past 35 years parodying pop pioneers from Michael Jackson to Nirvana, Yankovic tones down his signature high-octane theatrics for a strippeddown evening at Strathmore. Look forward to rarely performed deep cuts from Yankovic’s extensive back catalogue.

CHICK COREA & BÉLA FLECK

C. Taylor Crothers

IN THIS ISSUE

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 Ann L. McDaniel Roscoe M. Moore, Jr. DeRionne P. Pollard Donna Rattley Washington Graciela Rivera-Oven John Sackett Mary K. Sturtevant Christoph A. Syllaba Sri Velamati

Gilles Toucas

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Thu, May 17 This evening with two musical legends combines classic tunes from Corea and Fleck’s catalogs with music from their live duet double-album, Two.

10TH ANNUAL UKEFEST Sat–Wed, Aug 11–15, 2018 It’s not too early to plan a strummer of a summer learning (or perfecting) your ukulele skills! The uke is the ideal instrument for every skill level, and Strathmore’s community of ukulele lovers is legendary after a decade dedicated to this small but mighty music maker. Sign up for classes, coaching, concerts, and the grand finale strum-along. $399 BEFORE JUNE 30 | $425 AFTER JULY 1

Register Today! STRATHMORE.ORG/UKE | 301.581.5100

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IN THE MUSIC CENTER Christopher Duggan

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New Shows Just Announced! Holidays at Strathmore Tap Genius Michelle Dorrance Tells All Expansion Excitement: Renovations in the Music Center Meet the Artist in Residence Class of 2018 Visual Arts Exhibitions Winter Calendar Calendar by Genre Thank You, Donors & Supporters Afternoon Tea Schedule General Information

The following shows go on sale to the public Friday, December 1. Strathmore Stars are buying tickets now. Join today to purchase tickets before the public.

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

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HOLIDAYS HAPPEN HERE WITH SPECIAL GUEST MC KURTIS BLOW

With Special Guests David Benoit, Rick Braun, Peter White, and introducing Selina Albright Mon, Dec 4 Acclaimed smooth jazz saxophonist Koz has become a staple of the holiday season. This year, Koz and his all-star band bring the cheer like never before with their fresh spins on holiday classics!

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Sun, Dec 10, Two shows! 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, Strayhorn, and many more.

Bo Huang

CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE Fri, Dec 8 A formidable force in the world of chamber music, these “Kings of Brass” (Ottawa Citizen) are conductors of joy this holiday season with a program of jubilant classics and brass standards.

ROBYN HELZNER TRIO Wed & Thu, Dec 13 & 14 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.

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

STRATHMORE CHILDREN’S CHORUS

Fri, Jan 5 There’s no better way to ring in the new year than with two of the premier interpreters of jazz standards and the Great American Songbook! Russell and Pizzarelli pay tribute to Billie Holiday and Ol’ Blue Eyes in this masterful collaboration.

PEACE, PAZ, SHALOM

Sun, Dec 10, Matinee Featuring music from a wide range of perspectives, this concert shines a light on how song and story are powerful tools for creating peace and compassion.

SKYLARK

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

Give an Experience

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CANADIAN BRASS

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Sat, Dec 2, Matinee The talented youth of MCYO perform beautiful music to usher in the holiday season. This concert features MCYO’s full orchestras performing works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, and more.

BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Tue & Wed, Dec 12 & 13 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.

MARYLAND CLASSIC YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF STRATHMORE SYMPHONIC DEVOTIONS

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Michelle Dorrance reveals the truth behind her artistry and her critically-acclaimed work ETM: Double Down.

Dorrance describes it as: “experimental, emotional, and exhilarating. . . . When you are in the midst of it, it’s totally mind-blowing.” “It’s always exciting when an artist moves into new territory in such a groundbreaking way,” comments Brown.

By Jamie McCrary

It’s been a long road for Dorrance, who was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2015, from her childhood in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to the toast of the tap world.

Michelle Dorrance (center) and her company of dancers in ETM: Double Down

Movement isn’t what defines Michelle Dorrance’s artistry. Music is. Music’s pulse and emotional pull is what inspires her. It’s the foundation of her choreography—the fuel that propels her work. “Music is truly at the root of everything I create,” she says. Dorrance, founder of Dorrance Dance, a company dedicated to advancing modern tap dance, cultivates the same passion in her dancers. She empowers them to be dancers and musicians at the same time. “They’re architects of an artistic experience,” she says, “that’s just as much about music as it is about tap dance.” This belief is at the core of her most ambitious projects, including 2013’s The Blues Project featuring musicians Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely, and her newest work, ETM: Double Down. The name ETM, which stands for “electronic tap music,” is a nod to electronic dance music

(EDM). The piece, which Dorrance Dance performs at Strathmore on Friday, March 2, explores music and dance’s interdependent relationship. Audiences embark on a journey through what Dorrance calls “emotional narratives,” unraveled through layered choreography and musical composition.

She toured with Medler’s Youth Tap Ensemble for a decade, performing throughout North Carolina, the United States, and internationally. She credits Medler with giving her the foundation she needed to launch her career. “I am the dancer I am today because of him,” she says. As her life as a dancer developed, so did her passion for choreography. For Dorrance, it was a natural progression—a love that emerged from her life as a performer. “Tap dance is rooted in improvisation, so there’s an element of on-the-spot choreography that’s constantly happening when you’re dancing,” she explains.

Dorrance hopes to help shape and educate the next generation of tap dancers, empowering them to produce fresh, innovative work. “I want to be the best dancer-musician I can be, so I can honor this art form and inspire others,” she says. Dorrance’s ultimate goal is to encourage young dancers and musicians. “Watching others grow is an incredibly rewarding experience,” she says, one that inspires her to keep dancing. “There is nothing more exhilarating than seeing someone push themselves past what they thought was possible. . . . The future of tap dance is incredibly bright—the form is so dynamic. As long as we continue to educate and share generously, the possibilities are endless.”

DORRANCE DANCE ETM: DOUBLE DOWN Fri, March 2, 8pm MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$80

Matthew Murphy

Matthew Murphy

Dorrance started dancing as soon as she could walk, studying at her mother’s dance school in Chapel Hill. It was there that she met and studied with Gene Medler, tap dancing guru and founder of the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble, whom Dorrance describes as a “master educator.”

Needing an outlet to generate new work, Dorrance Dance was founded in 2011 to “honor tap dance’s history by upholding traditional form while pushing its boundaries.” In addition to teaching people about tap dance’s history and about all the possibilities it holds as an art form, Dorrance’s plan is to continue shaping the role of dancer-musician through future works. Dorrance endeavors to synthesize both art forms into one, offering audiences a resonant experience that pushes the boundaries of artistry.

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RHYTHM & SOLE

and percussionists, determining the music’s rhythm and flow. A touch of a foot on the tap boards triggers a sound or switches a recorded sample on or off. The composition is looped and mixed with hip-hop, adding an additional creative edge.

“Strathmore was conceived as a space for music, so one of our goals is presenting dance that incorporates a live music component,” says Joi Brown, Strathmore’s artistic director. “Dorrance Dance does all this and more.” For ETM: Double Down, Dorrance collaborated with her longtime friend, company member, and lead member of STOMP for nine years, Nicholas Van Young. Using original electronic tap boards created by Van Young, the score is not danced to, but rather danced by the company. With the electronic tap boards, similar to drum pads, spread across the stage for dancers’ feet, the performers become both dancers

A dancer’s foot taps on Van Young’s electronic tap boards.

By using electronic tap boards, dancers don’t just dance to, but create the score for ETM: Double Down.

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MUSIC CENTER MAGIC IN THE MAKING

The Music Center at Strathmore undergoes renovations to add patron-pleasing amenities and accessibility to enhance the concert-going experience.

are completing the work in stages, any area under construction will be as small and contained as possible.”

by Libby Rector Snipe

Among the minor adjustments guests may notice during the construction is the relocation of the Comcast Circles Lounge. But never fear; Strathmore’s friendly ushers, along with plenty of directional signage placed throughout the space, will be in position to guide guests, ensuring a positive experience for all audience members and a smooth transition to the enhanced Music Center.

A rendering of the soon to be expanded Music Center at Strathmore.

Twelve years after the Music Center at Strathmore opened its doors, plans are underway to enhance the full concert experience for patrons. The exciting renovation project will increase accessibility and guest circulation, as well as improve upon preperformance dining. Strathmore is thrilled to embark on this initiative that promises to make events at the Music Center even more enjoyable, and we are delighted to share the details with you. Strathmore patrons—and HGTV home renovation show addicts—will delight in the specifics of the project. First, we’re adding 5,000 square feet to our preperformance dining space by enclosing the Bou Terrace with stunning, floor-to-ceiling glass panels that integrate with the existing architecture. The new area will provide up to 200 extra seats, making it easier to enjoy the excellent food and drink options offered by Ridgewells, Strathmore’s in-house restaurateur. This expanded dining space will also be the perfect place to host private events, like business meetings and social gatherings. The glass panels are planned to open fully to the outside balcony allowing guests to take in the fresh air and gorgeous surroundings, including the Tetra Con Brio sculpture, a fixture of the Music Center that will be relocated because of the renovations. The second aspect of the renovation will help anyone who has sat in the Orchestra level of the Music 8

Center, then had to wait for the elevator or for the crowd on the stairs to dissipate, while the euphoric feeling of seeing a spectacular show quickly escapes them. The addition of an escalator to connect the main Promenade to the Orchestra level will alleviate those frustrations by improving patron flow as well as greatly enhancing accessibility in the Music Center. “We take pride in providing accessible spaces for our concert-goers,” remarks Leon Scioscia, Strathmore’s executive vice president of operations, “and we’re excited to be able to offer these new amenities to make the Strathmore experience easier and more comfortable for our guests.” As the preeminent performing arts venue in Montgomery County, Strathmore has always worked closely with the county to bring dynamic arts experiences to those that call the county home. This long-standing partnership has been vital to the renovation plan, with the county helping with many aspects of the initiative and observing the construction process. “As part of the county’s commitment to deliver modern and much-needed public facilities to its residents, we are proud to partner with Strathmore on their expansion to increase accessibility and dining opportunity for patrons,” said David Dise, the director of the Department of General Services for Montgomery County. “The venue and entire campus have been a

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cornerstone of Montgomery County’s arts scene for 12 years, and we are confident this renovation will help fulfill the needs and interests of Strathmore patrons even more.” Scioscia added, “We are incredibly grateful for Montgomery County’s support throughout this initiative, as well as to the state of Maryland and private donors for funding the renovation.” The Strathmore team is also thankful for the insight provided by patrons that helped shape the project. Priorities were determined based on hundreds of email surveys collected from guests after each Music Center performance—yes, we really do read these!—and woven into the renovation plan to address concerns and improve the overall guest experience. Scioscia emphasizes, “We greatly value our guests’ input on what will raise the bar for the performances they love at the Music Center.”

Dise believes the project fits perfectly with the county’s approach to the arts, stating “Montgomery County is unequaled in its support for the arts from neighborhood theaters and public art displays to unique and varied performance venues for all ages and diverse tastes. Leading this cornucopia of arts interests is the Music Center at Strathmore. The Bou Terrace addition is, in reality, a completion of the Music Center and will provide patrons with as enjoyable an experience outside the concert hall as they have experienced inside for the past 12 years. This particular project not only demonstrates the county’s commitment to the arts, but also its ongoing efforts to improve existing facilities, ensure accessibility, and increase the use and enjoyment of public places.” As the Strathmore community eagerly anticipates the renovated Music Center, guests are invited to follow along with the 12-to-15-month project through photos and updates at www.Strathmore.org/expansion.

As audience members eagerly anticipate the enhancements, they can rest assured that the show will go on! The venue is taking great strides to maintain the high level of service and sophistication attendees associate with Strathmore. “Every measure is being taken to uphold patron satisfaction at each phase of this project,” ensures Scioscia, “by maintaining the stellar and diverse programming our guests have come to expect and minimizing construction disruptions. Because we

Floor to ceiling glass panels will perfectly integrate with the Music Center’s existing architecture.

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Music Center renderings by Grimm + Parker.

By enclosing the Bou Terrace, Strathmore’s preperformance dining and private event space will be expanded.

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AIR-o-DYNAMIC

Strathmore’s Artist in Residence program reaches for the stars.

It’s hard to believe that Strathmore’s Artist in Residence (AIR) program—guiding emerging artists as they develop from talented amateurs to seasoned professionals—is entering its 13th year. These young musicians blossom through mentor matchups, professional development seminars, and many opportunities to create, rehearse, and perform.

MEET THE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE CLASS OF 2018

ART COMES IN ALL SHAPES & SIZES

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

Explore art that goes big, glitters, and makes magic ’til the cows come home!

MINIATURES PAINTING WORKSHOP Sat, Dec 9, 10am $70 (STARS $63)

IN THE MANSION

Program sponsors Effie and John Macklin Events take place on Wednesdays at 7:30pm in the Mansion.*

OPENING RECEPTION

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Thu, Jan 18, 7pm FREE

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

FINE ART IN MINIATURE More than 700 mini-masterpieces travel 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 the size of a postage stamp.

GINA SOBEL

CHAO TIAN

Sponsored by Ellen and Michael Gold

Sponsored by Linda and Van Hubbard

Concerts Jan 17 & 31, Workshop Jan 24 A devoted multi-instrumentalist, Sobel is just as comfortable on the flute and saxophone as she is singing or playing guitar. Sobel combines jazz with genres from folk to rock to create a unique sound.

Concerts April 11 & 25, Workshop April 18 A leading performer on the Chinese dulcimer and prominent educator and advocate for traditional Chinese music, Tian combines her scholarly experience with her virtuosic ability to engage a truly global crowd.

UASUF GUEYE

CECILY

Sponsored by Dr. J. Alberto Martinez

Sponsored by Mrs. Patricia Haywood Moore and Dr. Roscoe M. Moore, Jr.

Concerts Feb 14 & 28, Workshop Feb 21 A performer, craftsman, and cultural ambassador, Gueye’s mastery of West African musical idioms and experience learning from skilled musicians around the world have made him a catalyst for forging unity through music.

DREW KID

JOSANNE FRANCIS

Sponsored by Myra Turoff and Ken Weiner

Sponsored by Dale S. Rosenthal

Concerts March 14 & 28, Workshop March 21 Inspired by the soul and funk jams of legends like Sly Stone and Marvin Gaye, this versatile musician smashes together sounds of the ’70s with a distinctly modern sensibility.

Concerts June 13* & June 27, Workshop June 20 A virtuosic steelpan player with a career that includes both a Carnegie Hall appearance and a music education degree, Francis has made a name for herself as both a talented musician and a highly qualified music educator.

L-R: Gina Sobel, Uasuf Gueye, Drew Kid, Chao Tian, Cecily, Josanne Francis by Jonathan Timmes

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Concerts May 9 & 23, Workshop May 16 Influenced by soul, jazz, and ’90s R&B, vocalist and songwriter Cecily has captivated audiences around the country and garnered comparisons to singers as diverse as Brandy and Corinne Bailey-Rae.

*Josanne Francis’ June 13 concert takes place at AMP by Strathmore.

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LARGE SCALE

MINIATURE ARTISTS GO BIG The incredibly versatile artists behind the annual exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature switch to large scale, painting with broad brushes to capture vast, expansive images. Fine art comes in every size, and this study of artistic expression confirms it.

BODIES OF WORK DIANE R. WEINER

Weiner examines human and bovine beauty through the contours, gestures, and expressions of people and cows, executed in trois crayon, oil, and other media. Bodies of Work explores how artists’ interests and influences can transcend subject matters.

ART AHEAD

Sat, Jan 13–Sun, March 4

POE & PUCK

CHILDREN’S TALK & TOUR Sat, Jan 27, 10:15am TICKETS $5

THE 27TH ANNUAL STRATHMORE JURIED EXHIBITION

CURATOR’S TOUR

Magic meets macabre when artists explore a common theme: the literary genius of Edgar Allan Poe and William Shakespeare. Enjoy a new twist on a treasured tradition, with art influenced by the romance, dreams, and mysterious themes of two iconic authors.

FREE

INFINITE GLITTER JORDANN WINE

Inspired by sacred geometry, Wine creates meticulous patterns and color gradients using paint and glitter to invite reflection on the infinite. Invitational Gallery

Sat, Jan 27, 1pm

SHAKESPEARE FOR THE YOUNG

THE TINIEST TEMPEST Sat, Feb 3, 10:15am TICKETS $8–$10

MAKE IT/TAKE IT Fri, Feb 9, 6:30pm TICKETS $20 (STARS $18)

EDGAR ALLAN POE’S NEVERMORE Thu, Feb 15, 7pm TICKETS $30 (STARS $27) POCKET CHANGE THEATRE COMPANY

THE POE SHOW

Sat, Feb 24, 10:15am TICKETS $8–$10

Invitational Gallery

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

Support for Visual Arts programming provided by

Clockwise from top: Sitting Tight by Paul Eaton, Vesica Piscis (detail) by Jordann Wine, Pink Nose by Diane R. Weiner

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DECEMBER 2017

ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Strathmore Presents

CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE

AFTERNOON TEA

Sun, Dec 3, 3pm Marin Alsop, music director University of Maryland Concert Choir The power and mystery of Mozart’s final masterpiece has inspired audiences for centuries. Experience the Requiem and the world premiere of Christopher Rouse’s Berceuse Infinie. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

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. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$65 (STARS $31.50–$58.50)

Strathmore Presents

Strathmore Visual Arts

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

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

OFF THE CUFF

MOZART’S MYSTERIOUS REQUIEM Fri, Dec 1, 8:15pm Marin Alsop, music director University of Maryland Concert Choir Explore the mystery behind Mozart’s Requiem. Requested by a stranger on the condition the composer not seek the identity of his patron, Mozart threw himself into the composition but fell ill and was unable to finish the score. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

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PLEIADES JEWELRY SHOW & SALE

MOZART’S REQUIEM

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With special guests David Benoit, Rick Braun, Peter White, and introducing Selina Albright

Mon, Dec 4, 8pm Acclaimed smooth jazz saxophonist Koz returns to Strathmore as part of his 20th anniversary Christmas tour. Join Koz and friends as they bring the cheer with their fresh spins on holiday classics! MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $48–$88 (STARS $43.20–$79.20)

Fri, Dec 8, 8pm

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Sat & Sun, Dec 2 & 3, 11am

CREATING THE MAGIC

Pleiades Art Jewelry is a consortium of 30 local women artists that offer one-of-a-kind, high quality, hand-crafted jewelry and metalwork. Pleiades’ show and sale at Strathmore will leave you starstruck. Learn more at www.PleiadesArtJewelry.com. MANSION FREE ADMISSION

Sat & Sun, Dec 9 & 10 Fri & Sat, Dec 15 & 16 CityDance Conservatory’s midyear showcase, featuring choreography by CityDance faculty, Ignite artists, and guests. For more information visit www.CityDance.net. CITYDANCE STUDIO THEATER TICKETS $25

Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore

Strathmore Presents

————————————————— SYMPHONIC DEVOTIONS Sat, Dec 2, 4:30pm The talented youth of MCYO perform beautiful music to bring joy to the holiday season. This concert features MCYO’s full orchestras, including the Philharmonic, performing works by Bernstein, Mozart, Dvorˇák, Wagner, and more. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $15–$25 (STARS $13.50–$22.50)

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CANADIAN BRASS

DC Federation of Music Clubs

AN OPERA, AMERICAN SONGBOOK, POP & HOLIDAY BLENDER Fri, Dec 8, 11am

Back by popular demand, soprano Jessica Stecklein sings opera and art songs accompanied by pianist Frank Conlon. Karla Chisholm performs standards, pop, and holiday tunes with Steve Hom on guitar. MANSION FREE

Begin your holiday season with Handel’s Messiah featuring the National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale on December 16 and 17, conducted by Stan Engebretson.

STRATHMORE CHILDREN’S CHORUS

Journey through a stunning multimedia presentation of Holst’s Planets featuring original NASA footage of our solar system at Cosmic Designs on January 27 and 28. Pianist Brian Ganz continues his journey through all of Chopin’s works performing hidden gems and all-time favorites on February 10. Join us for a simply staged concert opera of Gershwin’s groundbreaking “folk opera” Porgy and Bess, with the outstanding baritone Kevin Deas on February 24.

PEACE, PAZ, SHALOM Sun, Dec 10, 4pm

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THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER

WITH SPECIAL GUEST MC KURTIS BLOW Tue & Wed, Dec 12 & 13, 7:30pm 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. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $28–$58 (STARS $25.20–$52.20)

Cosmic Designs on Jan 27 & 28

Outside Presenter

THE WASHINGTON CHORUS A CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS Fri, Dec 15, 8pm It’s not Christmas without The Washington Chorus! Featuring brass, organ, singalongs, and the magnificent candlelight processional, A Candlelight Christmas includes audience favorites such as “The Dream Isaiah Saw,” Handel’s “Hallelujah” chorus, and more! MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $18–$72

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HANDEL’S MESSIAH Sat, Dec 16, 8pm Sun, Dec 17, 3pm

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MESSIAH, COSMIC DESIGNS, PORGY AND BESS, AND MORE!

Strathmore Presents

Strathmore Children’s Chorus explores the idea that hearing and honoring diverse voices helps make peace in our world. Featuring music from a wide range of perspectives, SCC shines a light on how song and story can create peace and compassion. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $18 (STARS $16.20)

BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA

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No holiday celebration is complete without a performance of Handel’s uplifting oratorio. Messiah infuses audiences with its beauty in a performance by the acclaimed National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale joined by world-class soloists. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $28–$88

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Strathmore Presents

Strathmore Presents

Sun, Dec 10, 3 & 7pm

ROBYN HELZNER TRIO

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, Strayhorn, and many more. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

Wed & Thu, Dec 13 & 14, 7:30pm

TINY PLANET

A BOHEMIAN CHRISTMAS

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Kick off the festival of lights with the Robyn Helzner Trio, featuring Helzner’s luminous vocals, virtuoso Dov Weitman on mandolin and guitar, and singerinstrumentalist Matt Holsen. MANSION TICKETS $20 (STARS $18)

DECEMBER 2017 —JANUARY 2018

WINTER CALENDAR

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC’S 2017–2018 SEASON

TOM TEASLEY & SETH KIBEL

Wed, Dec 20, 7:30pm Two local music icons, world percussionist Teasley and woodwind specialist Kibel, join forces to showcase tunes from their new duet album, Tiny Planet. MANSION TICKETS $20 (STARS $18)

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Strathmore Presents

SKYLARK

A CELTIC SOLSTICE Thu, Dec 21, 7:30pm 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. MANSION TICKETS $20 (STARS $18)

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MOSCOW BALLET’S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER Fri, Dec 22, 8pm Sat, Dec 23, 2 & 7pm Celebrate Christmas with an experience sure to dazzle the whole family! This 25th Anniversary North American Tour of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is an overthe-top production featuring world-class Russian artists. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $28–$88

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

CATHERINE RUSSELL & JOHN PIZZARELLI

OFF THE CUFF

A SALUTE TO BILLIE HOLIDAY & FRANK SINATRA Fri, Jan 5, 8pm Prepare to be transported to another era when two of the premier interpreters of jazz standards and the Great American Songbook pay tribute to Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra in a masterful collaboration. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $40–$95 (STARS $36–$85.50)

Fri, Jan 12, 8:15pm Marin Alsop, music director Waves of sound crash through the hall during Debussy’s La Mer. Ravel describes the whirling patterns of La Valse as, “swirling clouds afford glimpses, through rifts, of waltzing couples.” Discover the many influences behind these impressionist masterworks. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

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CONCERTO FOR TWO TIMPANISTS Sun, Jan 14, 3pm

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Outside Presenter

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

NEW YEAR’S CONCERT

Sat, Jan 6, 8pm

SALUTE TO VIENNA

MOZART’S JUPITER

Sat, Dec 30, 3pm

Bernard Labadie, conductor Emily Skala, flute Sarah Fuller, harp Mozart’s beloved Jupiter symphony spans the breadth of human emotion, showcasing compositional skill that remains unrivaled. Mozart’s only score for harp, his double concerto, is divine and melodic. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

Inspired by Vienna’s beloved New Year’s Concert, this charming celebration blends acclaimed European singers and dancers with exceptional local symphonies for a rich cultural experience that will leave your toes tapping. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $49–$125

IMPRESSIONIST MASTERWORKS

Music Center

Marin Alsop, music director James Wyman and Jauvon Gilliam, timpani Lura Johnson and Michael Sheppard, piano Wordsmith, narrator Alsop brings Carnival of the Animals into the 21st century with Baltimore hip-hop artist Wordsmith. Baltimore native Philip Glass creates rhythmic power with his Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

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Levine Music Presents

Strathmore AIR Workshop

Wed, Jan 17, 7pm

Sat, Jan 20, 7pm

GINA SOBEL

The book club meets to discuss January’s selection, Claude and Camille: A Novel of Monet, by Stephanie Cowel. This novel tells the tale of the young, unknown artist Claude Monet and his muse, Camille Doncieux. MANSION FREE

As part of Levine Music’s participation in the Bernstein centennial celebration, this concert features jazz trio interpretations of Sondheim’s music, including a selection from Sondheim and Bernstein’s famous collaboration, West Side Story. Visit www.levinemusic.org or call 301.897.5100 for more information. EDUCATION CENTER STUDIO 309 TICKETS $15–$20

Wed, Jan 24, 7:30pm

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB

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Strathmore Artist in Residence

GINA SOBEL

Wed, Jan 17 & 31, 7:30pm A devoted multi-instrumentalist, Sobel is just as comfortable on the flute and saxophone as she is singing or playing guitar. Sobel combines jazz with genres from folk to rock to create a unique, energetic sound. MANSION TICKETS $17 (STARS $15.30)

Jonathan Timmes

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On Metro’s Red Line, White Flint station

TCHAIKOVSKY’S VIVID VIRTUOSITY Sat, Jan 20, 8pm

Marin Alsop, music director Gabriela Montero, piano Pianist Montero returns for Tchaikovsky’s virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 1. Bartók combines his love of folk music with traditional forms in his Concerto for Orchestra, an innovative piece that pops with vivid colors. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

STEP AFRIKA! STEP XPLOSION

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION Thu, Jan 18, 7 pm Join artists and art lovers to celebrate the opening of the Poe & Puck: The 27th Annual Juried Exhibition and Infinite Glitter: Jordann Wine exhibitions. MANSION FREE

Sun, Jan 21, 5pm Step Afrika!, the world’s 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. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$75 (STARS $31.50–$67.50)

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ARTIST CRITIQUE

Music Center

Mansion

Strathmore Visual Arts

Thu, Jan 25, 7:30pm

Sat, Jan 27, 1 pm

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. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

Ever wish these walls could talk? Geared towards adults, the curator’s tour explores the current exhibitions Poe & Puck: The 27th Annual Strathmore Juried Exhibition and Infinite Glitter: Jordann Wine delving into artists’ techniques, inspiration, and history to enhance your appreciation. MANSION FREE

JOEL FAN, PIANO

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COSMIC DESIGNS

A MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION Sat, Jan 27, 8pm Sun, Jan 28, 3pm

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DIVA TO DIVA

FROM ELLA TO ADELE Thu, Jan 25, 8pm Jack Everly, principal Pops conductor Ann Hampton Callaway, vocalist From Carly Simon to Carole King, Etta James to Ella Fitzgerald, multiplatinumselling Broadway star Callaway joins the BSO for a night to remember. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

MAXIM VENGEROV Fri, Jan 26, 8pm

Maxim Vengerov, violin Roustem Saitkoulov, piano Vengerov returns as a recitalist after spending the last few years making a name for himself as a conductor. This program includes works by Schubert, Beethoven, and Ravel. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$95 Community

Sat, Jan 27, 10:15 am

Strathmore Presents

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Washington Performing Arts

Artistic growth often involves construction evaluation. Artists are invited to bring two completed works to this critique session with printmaker, painter, and sculptor Joseph Craig English. MANSION TICKETS $40 (STARS $36)

CHILDREN’S TALK & TOUR

Intended for musicians with an itch to improvise, this workshop is an opportunity to try some spontaneity. Learn the roles rhythm, repetition, and phrasing play in successful improvisation through group and individual exercises. MANSION FREE

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Fri, Jan 19, 6:30pm

Strathmore Visual Arts

Young art lovers go behind the brushstrokes of the works on display in Strathmore’s annual juried exhibition, Poe & Puck, and Infinite Glitter: Jordann Wine. Following the tour, kids create their own geometric designs inspired by Wine’s work. Ages 7 and up, accompanying adults are free. MANSION TICKETS $5

Strathmore Presents

Strathmore Visual Arts

If your New Year’s resolution includes spending more time with friends, then gather the gals for a concert, cocktails, and dinner at AMP, an intimate live music venue at Pike & Rose. Groups of 10 or more get the VIP treatment including 10% off premium seats, food and beverage, plus free AMP pint glasses.

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TAKE YOUR NEXT GROUP NIGHT OUT UP A NOCH

JAZZ STYLINGS OF SONDHEIM

JANUARY 2018

Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Strathmore Visual Arts

From Holst’s interspatial fantasy The Planets to Ravel’s La Mer, experience a musical celebration of our solar system and the beautiful and terrifying power of the sea. This concert features two of the most enduring works of the 20th century. Presented in collaboration with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $25–$82

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SPRING SEMESTER BEGINS Tue, Jan 30 First day of Levine Music’s spring semester. Start a new instrument or continue learning with private and group instruction from Levine’s expert faculty. Visit www.levinemusic.org or call 301.897.5100 for more information. EDUCATION CENTER

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Fri, Feb 2, 8pm

Private lessons for youth and adults are ongoing throughout the year! Levine Presents

JAZZ STYLINGS OF SONDHEIM Sat, Jan 20, 7pm As part of Levine’s participation in the Bernstein centennial celebration, this concert features jazz trio interpretations of Sondheim’s music with a selection from Sondheim and Bernstein’s famous collaboration, West Side Story.

The Grammy-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, led by pianist and composer O’Farrill, fuses big band jazz with Latin rhythms. Concluding with a special appearance by Dr. West, this collaboration bridges the soulful connection of music by pairing West’s words with compositions by O’Farrill. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$65 (STARS $31.50–$58.50)

First Act Presents

YOUNG PERFORMERS’ EDITION

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Fri–Sun, Feb 2–4

FIRST ACT PRESENTS

Levine Music

Levine’s middle school musical theatre program performs this wacky shipboard farce featuring romance, intrigue, colorful characters, and a glorious score from Cole Porter. For more information, visit www.levinemusic.org/acttwo. EDUCATION CENTER STUDIO 405 LEVINEMUSIC.ORG | 301.897.5100

Strathmore Presents

OLIVIER STANKIEWICZ, OBOE Thu, Feb 1, 7:30pm

STEPHEN HOUGH PERFORMS MENDELSSOHN Thu, Feb 1, 8pm

Günther Herbig, conductor Stephen Hough, piano Hough, “a virtuoso who begins where others leave off” (The Washington Post), sublimely performs Mendelssohn’s piano concerto. A true visionary, Bruckner transcends audiences with his Symphony No. 9. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

Student work from the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS) is showcased in this pop-up exhibition at Strathmore, held in conjunction with the AIMS Student Art Show at Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum on display January 24 through February 4. MANSION FREE

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SONGBOOK

STEVEN PAGE & THE ART OF TIME ENSEMBLE

ANYTHING GOES

YOUNG PERFORMERS’ EDITION Fri–Sun, Feb 2–4

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. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $20–$65 (STARS $18–$58.50)

Levine Music’s middle school musical theatre program performs this wacky shipboard farce featuring romance, intrigue, colorful characters, and a glorious score from Cole Porter. For more information, visit www.levinemusic.org/acttwo or call 301.897.5100. EDUCATION CENTER STUDIO 405 TICKETS $17–$20

Sat, Feb 3, 10:15am Based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, this interactive puppet show brings the characters of Miranda and Prospero, Antonio and Alonso, and Caliban and Ariel to life with their story of hurt, love, revenge, and forgiveness on an island. Recommended for ages 4–9. MANSION TICKETS $8 IN ADVANCE, $10 AT THE DOOR

ALTERED BOOKS

Fri, Feb 9, 6:30pm This unique happy hour pARTy includes a hands-on art project. Led by Strathmore’s Chief Curator Harriet Lesser, you’ll create a one of a kind masterpiece giving new life to used books while mingling with crafty compatriots. MANSION TICKETS $20 (STARS $18)

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BRIAN GANZ PLAYS CHOPIN’S HIDDEN GEMS & ALL-TIME FAVORITES Sat, Feb 10, 8pm Brian Ganz, piano Join Ganz as he continues his decade-long journey through the complete works of Chopin with an exploration of the composer’s hidden gems and time-honored masterpieces! MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $28–$88

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UASUF GUEYE

Wed, Feb 14 & 28, 7:30pm A performer, craftsman, and cultural ambassador, Gueye’s mastery of West African musical idioms and experience learning from skilled musicians from around the world have made him a catalyst for forging unity through music. MANSION TICKETS $17 (STARS $15.30)

Strathmore Presents

EDGAR ALLAN POE’S NEVERMORE

Strathmore Visual Arts

THE TINIEST TEMPEST

MAKE IT/TAKE IT

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Strathmore Visual Arts

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JON STICKLEY TRIO Thu, Feb 8, 7:30pm 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. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

Composed by Matthew Conner

Thu, Feb 15, 7pm Presented in conjunction with Poe & Puck: The 27th Annual Strathmore Juried Exhibition, this musical is based on Poe’s poetry and short stories. With hauntingly beautiful melodies, Nevermore explores a true-life tale as bizarre as Poe’s classic stories of the macabre. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION Sat, Feb 17, 8pm

Nicholas Hersh, associate conductor Joyce Yang, piano Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is a musical depiction of an art exhibition. Yang pushes the piano to its limits with her performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

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THE BERNSTEIN STORY Sun, Feb 18, 4pm

Jamie Bernstein, narrator The United States Air Force Band Colonel Larry H. Lang, commander and conductor Leonard Bernstein’s creative genius, humanity, and unforgettable work come alive in words and music in this oneof-a-kind centenary celebration featuring his daughter, Jamie, and the US Air Force Band. MUSIC CENTER FREE (Reservations required)

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THE CONTINUUM WITH

UASUF GUEYE

Wed, Feb 21, 7:30pm Gueye guides you through the connections between different cultures that occurred throughout history and the music that blossomed as a result. You’ll learn about instruments, art forms, and how they have evolved over time. MANSION FREE

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ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB Wed, Feb 21, 7pm

The book club meets to discuss February’s selection, The Painter of Battles: A Novel, by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. A war photographer retreats to a tower on the Spanish coast, where he paints a mural of the indelible images of conflict he’s witnessed. MANSION FREE

HISTORICAL HOME TOURS

Lots of history, a bit of mystery, and many fascinating stories! Join us for guided tours of the Mansion at Strathmore, and learn what’s behind the art, architecture, and unmistakable aura of this gorgeous building. Thu, Dec 21, Jan 18 & Feb 15 MANSION FREE (Reservations required) Washington Performing Arts

Strathmore Presents

Wed, Feb 21, 8pm

PIANO SONGS

MITSUKO UCHIDA

IDAN RAICHEL

Mitsuko Uchida, piano Uchida, “one of the world’s leading classical pianists” (The New Yorker), considers herself a music student learning through interpretations of predecessors. Uchida embarks on a Schubert sonata series, performing three of the composers works. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$95

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Thu, Feb 22, 8pm In this intimate solo piano concert, international music icon Raichel presents his melodies, lyrics, and the stories behind them in their pure, stripped-down form as they were originally written at home or in the studio. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $32–$74 (STARS $28.80–$66.60)

Strathmore Presents

ASHLEY BATHGATE, CELLO BACH UNWOUND

Thu, Feb 22, 7:30pm 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. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

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OFF THE CUFF

RITE OF SPRING Fri, Feb 23, 8:15pm

Bill Wadman

An internationally acclaimed French oboist, Stankiewicz’s many achievements include being named principal oboe of the London Symphony Orchestra. A true virtuoso, he is always pushing the envelope, commissioning new works and experimenting with soundscapes and improvisation. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Sat, Feb 3, 10am Sun, Feb 4, 12pm

Sat, Feb 3, 8pm

EDUCATION CENTER STUDIO 309

ANYTHING GOES

AIMS STUDENT ART POP-UP EXHIBITION

Marin Alsop, music director A piece of music that is so wild, so barbaric, and yet so brilliant that it incited a riot, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring is terrifying, beautiful, and awe-inspiring. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

Christian Steiner

WITH SPECIAL GUEST DR. CORNEL WEST

Strathmore Visual Arts

Eldad Rafaeli

FEBRUARY 2018

ARTURO O’FARRILL AND THE AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA

FEBRUARY 2018

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FEBRUARY 2018

WINDOWS TO THE WORLD

An exploration of diverse perspectives

When we began planning Strathmore’s 2017–2018 season, there were many lively discussions about the potential of music and art to break down barriers and build understanding between people of different backgrounds. Particularly, we were struck by the power of songwriters and the way in which lyrics and music composition reflect perspectives of people from other places and cultures. To that end, we’ve curated a season full of international features that provide a particularly important peek into the world around us, many with preconcert lectures and post-show experiences to help us go deeper. We hope you will explore with us.

Strathmore Visual Arts

POCKET CHANGE THEATRE COMPANY

THE POE SHOW

ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT CHEERY Pocket Change Theatre Company presents this familyfriendly performance in which Edgar Allan Poe is trying to write a spooky story and keeps receiving happy suggestions from his cheerful pet raven. MANSION TICKETS $8 IN ADVANCE, $10 AT THE DOOR

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Sat, Feb 24, 8pm

ARTURO O’FARRILL AND THE AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA

THE CHIEFTAINS

WITH SPECIAL GUEST DR. CORNEL WEST Fri, Feb 2

Inspired by his Cuban culture, O’Farrill presents big band jazz and a concerto that incorporates Dr. West’s powerful words.

Wed, March 7

Icons of traditional Irish music.

NIYAZ Fri, March 16

Iranian-Canadian artists explore the feminine myth, focusing on themes of hope and diversity in the face of injustice.

IDAN RAICHEL Thu, Feb 22

Toni Delong

Israeli pianist works to find common ground through his musical collaborations with artists from around the globe.

Piotr Gajewski, conductor Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess is a work without peer in the history of American music. Described by Gershwin as a “folk opera,” Porgy and Bess features an array of spirituals, folk songs, and classic songs such as “Summertime.” MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $25–$82

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

RITE OF SPRING Sun, Feb 25, 3pm

Marin Alsop, music director Branford Marsalis, saxophone A piece of music so wild yet so brilliant that it incited a riot, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring is terrifying and awe-inspiring. Marsalis joins the BSO for pieces by Ibert and Milhaud. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$99

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STYX

Wed, Feb 28, 7:30pm

DIEGO EL CIGALA Co-presented by Washington Performing Arts

Thu, March 29 El Cigala melds the traditional sounds of his Spanish heritage with salsa rhythms.

JOIN THE CLUB!

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

See the chronological calendar for detailed information.

Sat, Feb 24, 10:15am

GERSHWIN’S PORGY AND BESS

Upcoming Highlights

WINTER CALENDAR—BY GENRE

FRESHFARM, a local nonprofit that promotes sustainable agriculture and improves food access in the Mid-Atlantic region, presents FRESHFARM Rocks! featuring legendary band Styx, performing an array of their chart-topping hits. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $65–$300 (STARS $58.50–$270)

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MOSCOW BALLET’S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER (OP)

AIMS STUDENT ART POP-UP EXHIBITION (SP)

BRIAN GANZ PLAYS CHOPIN (NP)

SALUTE TO VIENNA (OP)

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION (BSO)

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See page 11 for a listing of events presented in conjunction with the exhibitions.

Feb 1

JAZZ STYLINGS OF SONDHEIM (LM) Jan 20

Feb 10

ANYTHING GOES: YOUNG PERFORMERS’ EDITION (LM) Feb 2–4

EDGAR ALLAN POE’S NEVERMORE (SP) Feb 15

GERSHWIN’S PORGY AND BESS (NP)

Feb 17

THE BERNSTEIN STORY (WPA) Feb 18

Dec 22 & 23 Dec 30

DAVE KOZ (SP) Dec 4

MITSUKO UCHIDA (WPA) Feb 21

BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA (SP)

Feb 24

ASHLEY BATHGATE, CELLO (SP)

Dec 10

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Feb 22

OFF THE CUFF: RITE OF SPRING (BSO)

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

THE TINIEST TEMPEST (SP) Feb 3

Feb 23

Jan 5

RITE OF SPRING (BSO) Feb 25

THE POE SHOW (SP) Feb 24

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STEP AFRIKA! (SP) Jan 21

SYMPHONIC DEVOTIONS (MCYO) Dec 2

MOZART’S REQUIEM (BSO)

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Dec 3

HISTORICAL HOME TOURS (SP)

AN OPERA, AMERICAN SONGBOOK, POP & HOLIDAY BLENDER (OP)

AIR WORKSHOP WITH GINA SOBEL (SP)

Dec 8

Dec 21, Jan 18 & Feb 15

Jan 24

PEACE, PAZ, SHALOM (SCC) Dec 10

SPRING SEMESTER BEGINS (LM) Jan 30

MOZART’S JUPITER (BSO) Jan 6

OFF THE CUFF: IMPRESSIONIST MASTERWORKS (BSO) Jan 12

CONCERTO FOR TWO TIMPANISTS (BSO) Jan 14

ARTURO O’FARRILL AND THE AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH SPECIAL GUEST DR. CORNEL WEST (SP) Feb 2

UASUF GUEYE (SP) Feb 14 & 28

IDAN RAICHEL (SP) Feb 22

DIVA TO DIVA (BSO) Jan 25

STEVEN PAGE & THE ART OF TIME ENSEMBLE (SP) Feb 3

JON STICKLEY TRIO (SP) Feb 8

STYX (OP) Feb 28

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SP: Strathmore Presents BSO: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra NP: National Philharmonic WPA: Washington Performing Arts

Nov 18–Jan 7

PLEIADES JEWELRY SHOW & SALE (SP)

ROBYN HELZNER TRIO (SP)

COSMIC DESIGNS (NP)

THE WASHINGTON CHORUS (OP)

OLIVIER STANKIEWICZ, OBOE (SP)

HANDEL’S MESSIAH (NP)

Dec 8

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

POE & PUCK: THE 27TH ANNUAL STRATHMORE JURIED EXHIBITION (SP) Jan 13–March 4

Dec 12 & 13 Dec 13 & 14 Dec 15

Mansion

Dec 21

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MAXIM VENGEROV (WPA)

Music Center

SKYLARK (SP)

MCYO: Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore

Feb 21

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER (SP)

Jan 27 & 28

Dec 20

OP: Outside Presenter

JOEL FAN, PIANO (SP)

Jan 26

Jan 17 & 31

TOM TEASLEY & SETH KIBEL (SP)

LARGE SCALE: MINIATURE ARTISTS GO BIG (SP)

CANADIAN BRASS (SP)

Jan 25

GINA SOBEL (SP)

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Nov 18–Jan 7

Dec 2 & 3

Jan 20

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Feb 3 & 4

AIR WORKSHOP WITH UASUF GUEYE (SP)

TCHAIKOVSKY’S VIVID VIRTUOSITY (BSO)

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STEPHEN HOUGH PERFORMS MENDELSSOHN (BSO)

SCC: Strathmore Children’s Chorus LM: Levine Music CD: CityDance

INFINITE GLITTER: JORDANN WINE (SP) Jan 13–March 4

ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB (SP) Jan 17 & Feb 21

ARTIST CRITIQUE (SP) Jan 19

Dec 16 & 17

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Thank you, DONORS & SUPPORTERS Strathmore thanks the individuals and organizations who have made contributions between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017. Their support of at least $500 and continued commitment enables us to give back to the community through affordable, accessible, and quality performances; education programs; and partnerships. STRATHMORE 3.0 Sandra and Marvin Address Alliant Insurance Services Mary Kay and Dave Almy Louise Appell Sheila and Kenneth Berman Cathy Bernard Francine and James Brady Robert G. Brewer, Jr., and Constance B. Lohse Jonita and Richard S. Carter Elizabeth W. Culp David M. W. Denton Hope B. Eastman Claudia and Eliot Feldman Doug and Suzanne Firstenberg The Honorable Nancy Floreen Theresa and William R. Ford Elizabeth and Peter C. Forster Peter Gil Dorothy and Sol Graham Gwyn and Nancy Ackland Memorial Fund Diana and Paul L. Hatchett Monica Jeffries Hazangeles and John Hazangeles Joni and Howard Katz Delia and Marvin Lang Carolyn and Jeffrey Leonard J. Alberto Martinez Carol Maryman Ann L. McDaniel Leanne and Tim Mertz Marilyn and Douglas Mitchell Patricia Haywood Moore and Roscoe M. Moore, Jr. Martha Newman Graciela Rivera-Oven and Mark Oven PEPCO, an Exelon Company, represented by Karen R. Lefkowitz Cynthia and Eliot Pfanstiehl DeRionne P. Pollard Dale S. Rosenthal and Michael Cutler Sachiko Kuno and Ryuji Ueno Innovation Fund Raymond Tetz

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS Anonymous (2) Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County Sheila and Kenneth Berman Booz Allen Hamilton Richard Boss (in-kind) Carol and Stanley Botts

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Francine and James Brady The Carl M. Freeman Foundation Kris Brown Coleman and Jonathan Coleman Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts The Dimick Foundation Theresa and William R. Ford Ellen and Michael Gold Susan Gordon Graham Holdings Company The Greene-Milstein Family Foundation Rochelle Gunner Gwyn and Nancy Ackland Memorial Fund Elizabeth and Joel E. Helke A. Eileen Horan John King Iris Stein Korman and Louis Korman Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered (includes in-kind) Lockheed Martin Corporation Maryland State Arts Council Florentina Mehta The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Janine and Phillip O’Brien Paley Rothman (includes in-kind) Robert Pate (in-kind) Paul M. Angell Family Foundation Seasons 52 (includes in-kind) Vicki and Robert Selzer Rochelle Stanfield and Edward Grossman Leonid Tsap Whole Foods Market

STRATHMORE CIRCLES Rona and Jeffrey Abramson Anonymous (3) Louise Appell Ausherman Family Foundation Gary Block Carol and Scott Brewer Marilyn Brody and Allen Kronstadt Greg and Mary Bruch Frances Burka Jim and Peggy Conley Carolyn Degroot Joseph Duffey Starr and Fred Ezra Stephanie Fischer J. H. Gaddis

Ellen and Michael Gold Lana Halpern Julie and John Hamre Elizabeth and Joel E. Helke Christine and Jay Hellman Richard and Cheryl Hoffman A. Eileen Horan Linda and I. Robert Horowitz Linda and Van Hubbard Adele and Roy Igersheim Kay Knight and Harvey Kipper John M. and Teri Hanna Knowles Tina and Arthur Lazerow Sheila Levin Judie and Harry Linowes June Linowitz and Howard Eisner Jill and Jim Lipton Keith and Meg Mayo Janice McCall Florentina Mehta Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum/ Joe Chazen Victoria Beall Muth Janine and Phillip O’Brien Dale and Anthony Pappas Marjorie Pearson and Richard Lampl Jerry and Carol Perone HelenLouise Pettis Mindy and Charles Postal Peter Pratt Terry Sherman Ralston and David Ralston Lorraine and Barry Rogstad M. Alexander Stiffman and Karen Rosenthal Linda Rosenzweig and Sander Bieber Elaine and Stuart Rothenberg Barbara and Ted Rothstein Janet and Michael Rowan Carol Salzman and Michael Mann Christine Shreve and Thomas Bowersox Jim Siegel and Linda Stern-Siegel Fran and Richard Silbert Leon and Deborah Snead Tanya and Stephen Spano Judi and Richard Sugarman Wendy and Donald Susswein Leslie Tarantola and Simeon Taylor Johanna H. Weekley Meredith Weiser and Michael Rosenbaum Susan Wellman Marty and Betsy West Irene and Steven White

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Ellen and Bernard Young Paul A. and Peggy L. Young, NOVA Research Company

STRATHMORE STARS Almay Alday and Otto Girr Richard Alperstein and Lenny Seliger Anonymous (3) Joseph Antonucci Ivy Baer and Marc Rothenberg Dena Baker and Terry Jacobs Brian and Susan Bayly Susan Benezra Edith Black Rafael Borras Ronald Bowers Robert G. Brewer, Jr., and Constance B. Lohse The Honorable Bill Bronrott Doris Brott Sarah Brown and Alan Gourley Sharon P. Brown Hope Brown-Saxton Angela Burns Lucie and Guy Campbell Eleanor and Oscar Caroglanian Trish and Tim Carrico Nancy Chasen and Don Spero Carin and Bruce Cooper Irene S. Cooperman Sharon Robinson DelBusso and Steve DelBusso Judith Doctor Shoshanah Drake Scott Elston Susan and Howard Feibus Roger Feinthel Marcia Feuerstein and Ronald Schwarz Dorothy Fitzgerald Anthony and Wyn Fitzpatrick Gail Fleder Senator Jennie Forehand and William E. Forehand, Jr. Noreen and Michael Friedman Mark and Suzanne Friis Carol Sue and Christopher Fromboluti Sarah and Daniel Gallagher Nancy and Peter Gallo Jan and Larry Gandal Pam Gates and Bob Schultz Asha George Wendy and Fred Goldberg Mary Ann Gonzalez Thomas Gordon

Grace Creek Advisors, Robert Atlas and Gloria Paul Dorothy and Sol Graham Doris and Mark Greene Norene and Tim Guilford Marlene and Bill Haffner Ellie and John Hagner Gerri Hall and David Nickels John Hanson Yasmin Harris Connie Heller Esther and Eugene Herman Wilma and Arthur Holmes Carol and Larry Horn Donna and Julian Jacobs Michael D. Jones and Vicki Hawkins-Jones Belinda Kane Joni and Howard Katz Christopher and Henrietta Keller Deloise and Lewis Kellert Joyce Pascal-Kilgore and James Kilgore Kathleen Knepper Robert Kopera Carole and Robert Kurman Tom Lansford Ellen and Stuart Lessans Senator Laurence Levitan and Barbara Levitan Nancy and Dan Longo Janice and Jerome Lucas Susan and Eric Luse Betsy and Dolores Maloney Jacqueline and J. Thomas Manger Kim L. Mason and Sandra Humphrey Nancy McGinness Phyllis J. McKoy Dan and Viji Melnick Simone and Christopher Meyer Patrice and Richard Miller Nell Minow Jane and Paul Molloy Shani Moore Molly and Franklin Myers Pat Nicolette and Susan Elliott Amanda and Robert Ogren Carolyn L. Pasti Dolores Patrizio Cynthia and Eliot Pfanstiehl Susan and Benjamin Pontano Catherine Randazzo and Harvey Cederbaum Claire Reade Richard and Melba Reichard Alan Richardson Vivian Riefberg Marylouise and Harold Roach Marilee and Patrick Roche Shelley and Harry Ross Imogene Schneider Estelle Luber Schwalb Phyllis and J. Kenneth Schwartz Roger and Barbara Schwarz Robert and Ruth Jean Shaw Donald M. Simonds Ann Jones Simpson Grace and Eugene Smoley Rick Sniffin and Mary Ellen Savarese Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Spaniol, III

J. James Spinner and Karen Rinta-Spinner Qunhuei and Andrew Tangborn Marta and Juan Teigeiro Marilyn and Mark Tenenbaum Linda and Steuart Thomsen Marion and Dennis Torchia Maryellen Trautman and Darrell Lemke Myra Turoff and Ken Weiner Heather VanKeuren Jean and Robert Wirth Susan and Jack Yanovski Ling-Xiang Ye and Charles Mainhart

SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROJECT SPONSORS Anne and Ronald Abramson Pennie and Gary Abramson Rona and Jeffrey Abramson Adventist HealthCare Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Jane and Frank Antico Asbury Methodist Village Bank of America David Barkley and Jeffery Wingate Brian and Susan Bayly Ben & Jerry’s of Rockville The Honorable Roger Berliner and Karen Berliner Cathy Bernard Bethesda Travel Center, LLC Gary Block Monique and Keith Bonner Booz Allen Hamilton Francine and James Brady Harriet and Jerome Breslow Robert G. Brewer, Jr., and Constance B. Lohse Frances Burka Capital One Services Inc., LLC Nancy Chasen and Don Spero Ziggy Chelec Clark Construction Group, LLC Comcast Maria Darby David M. W. Denton Robert Deutsch David Dise The Duffie Companies EagleBank Hope B. Eastman Bette Eberly-Hill and John Hill Faith and William England Federal Realty Investment Trust Lewis Ferguson Doug and Suzanne Firstenberg Stephanie Fischer Fivesquares Development The Honorable Nancy Floreen Theresa and William R. Ford Fort Lincoln Newton Corp. Fox Hill Senior Condominium Friends of Nancy Floreen Ann and Raymond Fugere Lesley Furlong J. H. Gaddis GEICO Giant Food, LLC Gittleson Zuppas Commerical Realty, Inc. Glenstone Foundation

Ellen and Michael Gold Barbara Goldberg Goldman and Michael Goldman Leslie and Art Greenberg Shelly Gunner and Barry Kabalkin Julie and John Hamre Joan and Alan Hayman Monica Jeffries Hazangeles and John Hazangeles Yanqiu He and Kenneth O’Brien Elizabeth and Joel E. Helke Richard and Cheryl Hoffman Louisa and Steven Hollman Wilma and Arthur Holmes Sven Holmnes Linda and Van Hubbard Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation, Inc. The John and Effie Macklin Charitable Fund Jordan Kitt’s Music Bridget and Joseph Judge Cheryl and James Jukes Belinda Kane Joni and Howard Katz Brit Kirwan Kathi and Dan Knise Delia and Marvin Lang Langley Innovations Tina and Arthur Lazerow Karen Lefkowitz and Allen Neyman Catherine and the Honorable Isiah Leggett Carolyn and Jeffrey Leonard Elissa Leonard and Jerome Powell Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered Senator Laurence Levitan and Barbara Levitan Judie and Harry Linowes Jill and Jim Lipton Lockheed Martin Corporation Myat Lwin Sandra and Charles Lyons M&T Bank Julia and Martin Madden Len Mangiaracina Pat Mann Maplewood Park Place Marriott Rewards J. Alberto Martinez Ann McDaniel Florentina Mehta Dottie Curtis Mergner Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation Montgomery County Government Patricia Haywood Moore and Roscoe M. Moore, Jr. Shani Moore Tom and Denise Murphy Namm Foundation Gail and Steven Niedelman Janine and Phillip O’Brien Paul M. Angell Family Foundation PEPCO, an Exelon Company Cynthia and Eliot Pfanstiehl Charla and David E. Phillips Dale S. Rosenthal and Michael Cutler Rotary Club of Bethesda-

Chevy Chase Ann Jones Simpson Gayle and Jack Smith Leon and Deborah Snead Paulina and Ryan Snow Tanya and Stephen J. Spano Rochelle Stanfield and Edward Grossman Richard Tanzillo and Peter Vance Treibley Leslie Tarantola and Simeon Taylor Annie Totah Total Wine & More The Tower Companies Carol Trawick Myra Turoff and Ken Weiner Sarah and Michael L. Ulica United Way of the National Capital Area Heather VanKeuren The Village at Rockville Visionary Eye Doctors Daniel Watkiss Meredith Weiser and Michael Rosenbaum WGL Holdings, Inc. Whole Foods Market Paul A. and Peggy L. Young, NOVA Research Company

CON BRIO SOCIETY Serving the future of Strathmore through a legacy gift Anonymous Louise Appell Sharon P. Brown John Cahill Kathleen and William Carey Oscar and Eleanor Caroglanian Jonita and Richard S. Carter Irene Cooperman Trudie Cushing and Neil Beskin +Muriel Fine Julie and John Hamre Yanqiu He and Kenneth O’Brien A. Eileen Horan Vivian and Peter Hsueh Richard Lampl Tina and Arthur Lazerow Chiu and Melody Lin Diana Locke and Robert Toense Janet L. Mahaney Carol and Alan Mowbray Cynthia and Eliot Pfanstiehl Lorraine and Barry Rogstad Barbara and +David Ronis +Henry Schalizki and +Robert Davis Phyllis and J. Kenneth Schwartz +Deane and +John Sherman Annie Simonian Totah and +Sami Totah Maryellen Trautman and Darrell Lemke Carol Trawick Peter Vance Treibley Myra Turoff and Ken Weiner

Please note that “+” denotes that a donor is being honored posthumously.

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COZY UP TO WINTER TEAS

GENERAL INFORMATION

AFTERNOON TEA Tea begins at 1pm

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Call 301.581.5108 for reservations. Prepaid, nonrefundable reservations required. Vegetarian options are available; inquire when reserving. A tea-for-two gift certificate or a tin of Strathmore’s Signature Blend loose leaf tea 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)

GROUP TICKETS: groups@strathmore.org | 301.581.5199

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

Noreen Friedman & Robin Schultz, flute duo Meg Baker, harp & piano Specialty Tea: Valentine’s Day Tea Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar (Music Room) Dave Almy, guitar & Cheryl Gearhart, vocals (Dining Room) Specialty Tea: Mardi Gras Tea Brian Simms, piano Specialty Tea: Valentine’s Day Tea Mike Gold, piano Rosalind Breslow, piano Specialty Tea: Greek Tea Judith Mostyn White, harp Robin Schultz, flute, Julianne Martinelli, flute & Jeff Burnett, guitar Specialty Tea: South American Tea Noreen Friedman, flute & Bob Wysong, guitar Specialty Tea: South American Tea Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar

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

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

WINTER SPECIALTY TEAS

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

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

SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS TEA

VALENTINE’S DAY TEA

DIRECTIONS & METRO

Mon, Dec 4

Sat & Wed, Feb 10 & 14

Skoal—a toast to tradition, with tea and treats from Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden to brighten your Yuletide whether you’ve been Nordic or nice!

Enjoy our romantic, relaxing tea—perfect for sharing with someone special.

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

CHARLES DICKENS TEA Wed, Dec 6 Enjoy the Dickensian delights of an authentic Victorian holiday tea, with merry music, festive food, and a bright British sensibility that’s sure to raise your spirits.

MRS. CLAUS TEA Sat, Dec 9, 10:30am & 1pm A holiday tradition to treasure forever! Share seasonal music, a child-friendly menu, story time with Mrs. Claus, and more sweet surprises. 22

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

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

December

No Teas in January

TICKET OFFICE 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD

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Share Strathmore’s Signature Blend with a friend, drink in sweet music, and leaf your cares behind.

Specialty Tea: Scandinavian Christmas Tea Judith Mostyn White, harp Mike Gold, piano Specialty Tea: Charles Dickens Tea Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar Specialty Tea: Mrs. Claus Tea 10:30am & 1pm seatings Elizabeth Benforado, dulcimer & Jay Benforado, piano Noreen Friedman, flute & Bob Wysong, guitar Meg Baker, harp & piano Fran Hrastar, piano John Dassoulas, piano Lily Chang, piano

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ARTS ACCESS FOR ALL

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MARDI GRAS TEA Tue, Feb 13 Laissez les bons temps rouler at this tea with music by Junkyard Saints’ Brian Simms.

GREEK TEA Wed, Feb 21 Escape the cold with Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and heart-warming songs from Greece.

SOUTH AMERICAN TEA Tue & Wed, Feb 27 & 28 Warm up your winter with a rich, flavorful menu plus the sultry sounds of South American music.

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

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

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

Open captioning is available at Strathmore Presents performances in the Music Center by request. Please contact the Strathmore Ticket Office at 301.581.5100 at least 14 days in advance of the performance to request open captioning, sign interpretation, or other accommodations. Accommodations subject to availability. Shuttle service across the Sky Bridge from the fourth floor of the Metro garage to the Music Center is available before and after Concert Hall events. For complete accessibility information, visit www.strathmore.org/access.

HOURS OF OPERATION 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 The café opens two hours prior to Concert Hall performance start time.

SCHEDULED WINTER CLOSINGS Wed, Dec 6: Mansion at Strathmore closes at 4pm for private event. Sun, Dec 24: Mansion at Strathmore closed in observance of Christmas Eve. Mon, Dec 25: Strathmore campus closed in observance of Christmas Day. Sun, Dec 31: Mansion at Strathmore closed in observance of New Year’s Eve. Mon, Jan 1: Strathmore campus closed in observance of New Year’s Day. Mon, Jan 15: Strathmore Administrative Offices closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. Mon, Feb 19: Strathmore Administrative Offices closed in observance of President’s Day

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

For complete driving directions, Metro, bus, and parking information, visit www.strathmore.org/visit.

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