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WINTER

STRATHMORE NEWS

2019 2020

HOLIDAYS HAPPEN HERE

Celebrate the season at Strathmore.

TIME TO SHINE

Strathmore’s Artist in Residence program turns 15!

THE ART OF LIVE FILM

Manual Cinema reveals the magic behind their renegade storytelling.

VOLUME 33 | ISSUE 2


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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IN THIS ISSUE

Music Center Concert Highlights 3 Holidays at Strathmore 4 Strathmore’s Artist in Residence Program Turns 15 6 Meet the Artist in Residence Class of 2020 8 Backstage Pass: Manual Cinema 9 Art Exhibitions 11 Winter Calendar 12 Calendar by Genre 17 Coming Up at AMP 18 Thank You Donors & Supporters 20 Afternoon Tea Schedule 22 General Information 23 COVER PHOTO: Manual Cinema By Maren Celest INSIDE COVER PHOTOS L–R: Dave Koz, Nataly Merezhuk by Margot Schulman, Puffin Island by David Scheirer

LEAVE A LEGACY Strathmore’s Con Brio Society is comprised of those who find in their hearts the willingness to make a planned gift to ensure that future generations will delight in the highest quality arts experiences. If you have included Strathmore in your estate plans or would like to learn more, please contact Erin Phillips, Director of Donor Engagement, at 301.581.5160 or ephillips@strathmore.org.

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“For us, Strathmore is more than a world-class arts facility in our own neighborhood, it is a center of classical and contemporary arts programming and vital arts education. Our gift is an easy way to support this gem and strengthen Strathmore’s financial future. We encourage others to consider a bequest and join us in ensuring the arts remain accessible to all in our community.” —Doris & Mark Greene

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Karen R. Lefkowitz Chair Steven P. Hollman Vice Chair Jay W. Grauberger Secretary Christoph A. Syllaba Treasurer J. Tyler Anthony Cathy Bernard Jerome W. Breslow Robert G. Brewer, Jr. David M. W. Denton Hope B. Eastman Andrew Friedson Barbara Goldberg Goldman Joe Judge Fariba Kassiri William E. Kirwan Catherine S. Leggett Ann L. McDaniel Roscoe M. Moore, Jr. Krista A. Nufrio Donna Rattley Washington Graciela Rivera-Oven John Sackett Joseph F. Sifer Deborah M. Smith Mary K. Sturtevant Sri Velamati James A. Young

EXECUTIVE STAFF Monica Jeffries Hazangeles President and CEO Leon Scioscia Executive Vice President of Operations Jennifer Smith Chief Financial Officer Joi Brown Artistic Director/ Vice President of Programming Alaina Sadick Goss Vice President of Marketing and Communications Heidi Onkst Vice President of Advancement Eliot Pfanstiehl Founder and CEO Emeritus


HOT TICKETS

Mark your calendars for these upcoming shows in the Music Center. Tickets for these shows and more are on sale now!

IN THE MUSIC CENTER SCOTT BRADLEE’S

JUAN DE MARCOS & THE AFRO-CUBAN ALL STARS

WELCOME TO THE TWENTIES 2.0 TOUR

Thu, Feb 13 Ukulele virtuoso Shimabukuro shares the stage with mandolin prodigy Hull for a riveting evening of genre-leaping, fingerpicking acrobatics. Elevated by Hull’s honeyed vocals, these masterful young artists draw from jazz, pop, and bluegrass.

Dana Lynn Pleasant

AN EVENING WITH

BRUCE HORNSBY & yMUSIC Fri, March 6 Hornsby performs beloved songs “The Way It Is,” “The Valley Road,” and more alongside tracks from Absolute Zero, his new album with Brooklyn-based chamber ensemble yMusic. Hornsby and yMusic share the stage, performing both solo and joint sets. Graham Tolbert

Gina R. Binkley

Coleman Saunders

JAKE SHIMABUKURO & SIERRA HULL

Tue, March 3 Bringing the roaring ’20s into the 2020s, Postmodern Jukebox takes modern hits and make them swing with a sultry, spunky, soulful take you’d expect to hear at one of Gatsby’s parties.

Sarah Walor

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Fri, Jan 31 De Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars are ambassadors of Cuban music to the world. De Marcos, founder of the Buena Vista Social Club, established the Afro-Cuban All Stars to promote Cuba’s brilliant young musicians and highlight its senior talent.

POSTMODERN JUKEBOX

12th Annual

UKEFEST

Sat–Wed, Aug 15–19, 2020 Join extraordinary instructors Bryan Tolentino, Jim Beloff, UkeFest Artistic Directors Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, and 100 of your soon-to-be best friends for five days of strumming, skill-based instruction, and merry music making.

Register Today! STRATHMORE.ORG/UKE UkeFest images by Jim Saah, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer by Irene Young

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MERRY & BRIGHT IN THE MUSIC CENTER HOLIDAYS IN HARMONY

STUDENT CONCERTS

Sat, Nov 30, Matinee Joyful four-part harmonies ring in the holidays with a special performance by the Alexandria Harmonizers. They’ll be joined by 2006 International Quartet Champions Vocal Spectrum and award-winning Blake High School ensemble A CAPPELLA.

DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS

CHRISTMAS TOUR 2019 WITH JONATHAN BUTLER, MELISSA MANCHESTER, MICHAEL LINGTON & SPECIAL GUEST CHRIS WALKER

MARYLAND CLASSIC YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF STRATHMORE

PRELUDES

Sat, Dec 7, Two shows! Experience the passion and celebrate MCYO’s 74th season, featuring works by Mozart, Bach, Dvořák, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky’s epic fifth symphony, and more.

Jim Saah

AN A CAPPELLA CONCERT WITH THE ALEXANDRIA HARMONIZERS & FRIENDS

STRATHMORE CHILDREN’S CHORUS

GREAT AMERICAN FOLKSONG FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Mon, Dec 9 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!

Sun, Dec 8, Matinee Appalachian tunes, spirituals, and folk arrangements of holiday gems celebrate the spirit of the season accompanied by special guests Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, and a stellar ensemble of roots musicians.

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER

WITH SPECIAL GUEST MC KURTIS BLOW Tue–Thu, Dec 17–19 Opening night sponsored by Joel and Elizabeth Helke

Tim Norris

Arts Laureate

A holiday mash-up for the whole family! The Hip Hop Nutcracker reimagines this timeless story by combining Tchaikovsky’s classic score with explosive hip-hop choreography.

GIVE AN EXPERIENCE

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AT AMP KIDS PAJAMA JAM

LUCY KALANTARI & THE JAZZ CATS IT’S THE HOLIDAYS!

A CELTIC CHRISTMAS WITH SEÁN HEELY TRIO Fri, Dec 13 Kilts and tartan abound as the Seán Heely Trio performs ancient Gaelic carols and songs, lively Irish tunes, and familiar Christmas melodies with a Celtic twist.

Sun, Dec 1, Matinee Described as “Squirrel Nut Zippers for the younger set,” (Red Tricycle) Kalantari & the Jazz Cats present kids tunes with roaring ’20s flair.

SONS OF SERENDIP

Andrew Markowitz

CHRISTMAS: BEYOND THE LIGHTS Thu, Dec 5 America’s Got Talent classical crossover quartet puts a soul-stirring spin on Christmas classics you know and love.

NEW ORCHESTRA OF WASHINGTON OUTSIDE THE BACHS

ANTHONY WALKER & FRIENDS Fri, Dec 6

Jonathan Timmes

Shef Reynolds

Sun, Dec 15, Matinee This family-friendly, modern, classical concert spans the globe with a program of Villa-Lobos, Bach, and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.

Anja Schutz

With hints of gospel and R&B, Walker melds his smooth jazz sound with your favorite holiday tunes.

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COUNTRY CHRISTMAS SING-ALONG SPECTACULAR Sun, Dec 8 This popular sing-along spectacular delivers yuletide splendor, complete with trivia, prizes, and all the holiday tunes you know and love.

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SETH KIBEL & THE KLEZTET Wed, Dec 18 Kibel & The Kleztet light up the night with joyful klezmer music, jazz, swing, and traditional Hanukkah tunes.

SOUL CRACKERS Sat, Dec 21 You’ll be rockin’ around the Christmas tree as the Soul Crackers honor the music of Memphis and Motown with their rollicking renditions of timeless songs. 301.581.5100 | Winter 2019–2020 | STRATHMORENEWS

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HOW A MUSICAL Celebrating 15 Years of Strathmore’s Artist in Residence Program By Marilyn Millstone

Those selected become a cohort that’s showered with opportunities, including solo concerts at the Mansion at Strathmore and ensemble performances at AMP, Strathmore’s intimate venue at Pike and Rose. Each artist is paired with a music mentor and attends workshops in self-promotion, band leading, job interviewing, and other skills critical to success in the music industry. While virtually all of the 88 AIR alums consider the program a boon to their careers, for at least one alum— Chinese dulcimer virtuoso Chao Tian—the program quite literally changed her life. After a lifetime of playing the dulcimer, Tian moved with her new husband from Beijing to DC in 2015. Discouraged by her inability to obtain an appointment at a music conservatory in China, she left behind the intricately carved instrument, intending to give up her dream. Tian’s mother knew letting go of this talent was a mistake. “You’ve been playing dulcimer since you were five,” she told her only child, “I’m bringing it over to you.” Reunited with her instrument, Tian eventually started searching for musical opportunities in the DC area. She stumbled upon the AIR program just a week before the program’s application deadline and scrambled to submit her application on time. Program Director Betty Scott invited her to a live audition. “I was very nervous,” Tian said. “I’d studied English in China for years and can read and write well. But

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speaking was difficult for me.” Scott helped her feel at home, and Tian, who was 32 at the time, was accepted into the AIR Class of 2018. It was the last year Tian could have qualified for the program, which is open to musicians 16–32 years old. Sometimes the stars do align. “This program literally means everything to me,” says Tian. “It took this disheartened player and turned me into a real, flesh-and-blood professional musician. I consider Betty Scott to be my grandmother, teacher, mentor, and friend. I say ‘friend’ humbly, because in Chinese culture, it is considered disrespectful to say that of an elder. But I love Betty.” Trinidadian steel-pan player Josanne Francis, also a member of the AIR Class of 2018, echoes Tian’s feelings about Scott. “She’s amazing,” Francis said, noting that because Scott encourages both camaraderie and musical exploration among AIR participants. Francis and Tian became not just close friends but collaborators, ultimately forming a duo called Parallel Intersections. They’ve accepted an invitation to perform at an international percussion festival in Puerto Rico later this year. The AIR program gave discouraged musician Tian a renewed passion for her instrument and career in music.

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Jonathan Timmes

Good luck, some say, happens when preparation meets opportunity. If that’s true, then six young, wellprepared musicians from the greater DC-area get lucky each year when they’re selected for Strathmore’s Artist in Residence (AIR) program. Now celebrating its 15th anniversary, the competitive program requires applicants to demonstrate not just musical mastery but the ability to compose and—in a live audition— project stage presence.


Francis teaches students how to play the steelpan.

The tenacious Scott launched the AIR program just two weeks after retiring from a 40-year career as a Grammy-award winning, elementary school choral director. Fifteen years later, Scott says she has no plans to retire from AIR—thereby embodying the message she constantly conveys to program participants: stay out there, keep engaging with the world. And engage with the world they do. From jazz pianist and vocalist Mark G. Meadows, who served as musical director for part of the opening festivities of the Kennedy Center’s new REACH complex in September, to vocalist/songwriter Margot MacDonald, whose explosive performances during a recent Woodstock tribute concert rocked the Warner Theater, AIR alums are performing in venues large and small around town. They’ve also fanned out across the globe. Many, like percussionist Joey Antico, go on tour. “I’ve always wanted to travel while playing music,” says Antico, “and I’m happy to say that I’m typically out touring at least one week of each month with groups ranging from pop musicians to jazz groups and ragtime ensembles.” Scott’s smartphone buzzes daily with messages from alums notifying her of their latest successes: Celtic

fiddler Seán Heely has just won the first annual Claude Martin Memorial Honorary Life Membership Award from the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, an honor granted to someone under age 30 who’s made significant contributions to the local folk scene. Vocalist Christie Dashiell is performing at the Chautauqua Institution with Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Tian has just released a new album, The Girl from the East, featuring live-at-Strathmore performances with Francis, Antico, AIR mentor Tom Teasley, and local American hammered dulcimer artist Karen Ashbrook. The list of achievements goes on and on. Scott notes that AIR’s continued success relies on two key elements: mentors like musician Cathy Fink, who has advised the program from the start, and donors who sponsor individual AIR participants. Ellen and Michael Gold, who have sponsored multiple AIRs over the years say, “It’s an honor to be part of the AIR program and see how your contribution affects an individual’s life. It’s really like joining a family.”

Learn more

STRATHMORE.ORG/AIR

Jim Saah

Jim Saah

GARDEN GROWS

Jazz pianist and vocalist Meadows has gone on to release two albums and serve as music director at the Kennedy Center for events including Renée Fleming, Angélique Kidjo, and Jason Moran since his time in the AIR program.

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Meet the Class of 2020

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE 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 15th year. These young musicians blossom through mentor match ups, professional development seminars, and many opportunities to create, rehearse, and perform. Events take place on Wednesdays at 7:30pm in the Mansion.

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

Concerts Jan 15 & 29 Workshop Jan 22 AYO’s smooth pop vocals and confident lyrics create music with empowering messages that showcase her stylistic and emotional versatility.

NICCOLO SELIGMANN, EARLY FOLK INSTRUMENTALIST Sponsored by Van and Linda Hubbard & Stephen and Tanya Spano

Concerts Feb 12 & 26 Workshop Feb 19 Fascinated by obscure folk instruments and early music, Seligmann’s unique sound unites historical and experimental music.

CHRISTIAN DOUGLAS, SINGER-SONGWRITER Sponsored by Richard and Melba Reichard

Concerts March 11 & 25 Workshop March 18 With a background as a classical tenor and musical theater performer, Douglas’ songs tell stories with a smooth, soulful voice.

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NATALY MEREZHUK, JAZZ VIOLINIST Sponsored by Ellen and Michael Gold & Ava Kaufman

Concerts April 15 & 29 Workshop April 22 This classically-trained violinist embraced the violin’s role in jazz after being drawn to the genre’s improvisational nature.

JAKE BLOUNT, FOLK MUSICIAN Sponsored by Sarah and Dan Gallagher

Concerts May 13 & 27 Workshop May 20 This fiddler, banjoist, singer, and scholar preserves and promotes the traditional music of Black and Indigenous communities in the southeastern US.

LUCAS ASHBY, PERCUSSIONIST & COMPOSER Sponsored by Arthur and Tina Lazerow & Dale Rosenthal and Michael Cutler

Concerts June 10 & 24 Workshop June 17 Ashby’s genre-bending compositions are rooted in his musical worldliness, which encompasses Afrofunk, Brazilian jazz, Ghanaian highlife, and more.

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AIR Class of 2020 photos by Margot Schulman

AYO, POP VOCALIST


LOW TECH, HIGH CONCEPT by Mary Murdock

Julia Miller

Manual Cinema blends artistry, puppetry, and live music to celebrate the life and poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks.

Manual Cinema performs No Blue Memories with live projection and music.

Julia Miller

In 2010, a group of artists in Chicago came together to create something that no one had ever quite seen before: a live performance with shadow puppets, silhouetted actors, live music, and little-to-no dialogue, in which something like a film was being made in real time. They thought that this first creation, a 20-minute piece titled Lula del Ray, would be a fun, one-off creative experience. But soon enough, people started asking what their next project would be. Dubbing their company and their craft “Manual Cinema,” they took this unexpected collaboration and laid the foundation for a decade of innovative storytelling. Now, years later, Manual Cinema has created and performed 18 of what coartistic director Sarah Fornace calls “movie[s] made live” for audiences around the world.

“The first time I saw a production by Manual Cinema, time disappeared,” recalls Joi Brown, Strathmore’s artistic director. “I was completely immersed in the magical world created by this innovative company.” And innovate they do, using low-tech materials like simple paper puppets and retro overhead projectors to create enthralling live motion pictures.

POETRY IN MOTION No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks, commissioned by the Poetry Foundation in 2017 for the celebrated Chicago poet’s centenary, unfolds Brooks’ remarkable life and work before the audience’s eyes. What’s more, the performance is “very much a union between music and visual art,” says Fornace, director of No Blue Memories. She sees music as “the omniscient narrator” in Manual Cinema’s stories, as most of their pieces have no dialogue at all. The live musical accompaniment, which in No Blue Memories was composed by Chicago-based sisters Jamila and Ayanna Woods, adds to the immersive atmosphere, expanding the energy and emotional depth of the experience.

Members of Manual Cinema use vintage overhead projectors to create a story in real time.

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MANUAL CINEMA One of the most radical things that Manual Cinema does in its productions is expose the mechanics behind the artistry to the audience. “Audiences see two views simultaneously—one of the artists and their craft, and one of the finished work,” says Brown. A typical film or theatrical production goes to great lengths to avoid disrupting the illusion of effortlessness, concealing the labor that went into producing the art. However, at a Manual Cinema performance, an audience member can, at any given moment, focus on either the motion picture taking place on the screen or the puppeteers, musicians, and actors working below it. “It’s all about giving the audience agency,” explains Fornace. “You’ll always catch something that the person beside you hasn’t.” In this way, each audience member gets to create their own unique experience as they watch, putting the pieces of the story together in a way that is colored by their own perspective.

[in Chicago] has a story about Gwendolyn Brooks,” notes Fornace, whether it was an encounter with the woman herself, who frequented local schools and libraries, or an emotional connection with her poetry. Fornace and the rest of the Manual Cinema team made a point of collaborating with Chicago natives Eve Ewing and Nate Marshall, who worked together to write the screenplay for No Blue Memories. “They aren’t only experts and professors [of poetry], but poets themselves,” says Fornace. The Woods sisters, who compose and direct the music for the piece, are also poets and musicians native to Chicago, and their score, along with the other narrative elements, artfully infuses the words of Brooks’ poetry into the story of her life. “I was a little nervous, not having done dialogue before,” admits Fornace, but “the words are so incredibly powerful to see performed live.”

It would be nearly impossible to get a full grasp of Brooks’ life story without hearing the words of her poetry. Her work is a hallmark of the Black Arts Movement, celebrating and demonstrating the deep artistic capacity of the black community while also HONORING A LEGACY exposing the structural injustices that continue to hold The way that Manual Cinema blurs the lines between people back. Her artistic work and political activism the art, the artist, and the audience suits the story of became more and more intertwined Gwendolyn Brooks perfectly. throughout her career, and No Blue Brooks’ legacy is palpable in MANUAL CINEMA Memories follows that progression. “She Chicago, her home city, where NO BLUE MEMORIES: became quite radical,” says Fornace, she balanced her national THE LIFE OF GWENDOLYN BROOKS writing “very eloquently and powerfully status as the first Black Fri, Jan 24, 8pm about Emmet Till and the race riots in author to win a Pulitzer Prize Chicago,” along with a number of other with her fierce dedication MUSIC CENTER prominent issues of her time. “She was to local students. “Everyone TICKETS $35–$40 (STARS $31.50–$36) really an artist for her community.”

Julia Miller

A UNIVERSAL CONNECTION

Chicago-based musicians the Woods sisters perform their original compositions, written specifically for No Blue Memories.

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Brooks’ life and work is heavily entrenched in the artistic culture of Chicago, and according to Fornace, performing the piece in its home city was a “singular, heart wrenching experience.” However, she takes pride in the universality of the piece, noting that everywhere it has been performed so far, “everybody had a very visceral reaction to the work.” Indeed, anyone who has ever experienced prejudice, been diminished by others, or faced obstacles in their career can relate to Brooks’ story. For it to be performed through Manual Cinema’s groundbreaking art form is a distinct opportunity for audiences to experience her story on a personal level. “As we encounter close-mindedness,” says Fornace, “looking to the poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks is the best thing we can do.”

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Visual Art

EXHIBITIONS What’s on in the Mansion’s galleries CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Thru Sun, Jan 5, 2020

SHADES OF PASTEL

INVITATIONAL GALLERY

Thru Sun, Feb 23, 2020

MARYLAND PASTEL SOCIETY NATIONAL JURIED BIENNIAL

COASTAL

The vibrance and versatility of soft pastels, which have a high concentration of pigment, are on display in this exhibition of pastel artists from around the nation.

Scheirer’s whimsical watercolor illustrations celebrate coastal wildlife. From the Eastern Shore to Alaskan waters, Scheirer explores the fish and fowl in aquatic ecosystems.

DAVID SCHEIRER

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

OPENING RECEPTION Thu, Jan 16

ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB Wed, Jan 22 & Feb 19

EXHIBITION TOURS FOR KIDS & ADULTS in English & en Español Sat, Feb 1

MANSION HOURS THE 86TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF

FINE ART IN MINIATURE

You’ll marvel at the ability of artists to create a portrait, still life, or landscape the size of a postage stamp when more than 700 mini masterpieces travel from across the globe to be in this prodigious, juried exhibition.

ART AHEAD

Sat, Jan 11–Sun, Feb 23, 2020

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

HOME

29TH ANNUAL STRATHMORE JURIED EXHIBITION Artists explore the idea of home, interpreted as physical places or intangible spaces, the past or present, family and community or lack thereof, something safe or something we wish to change.

FROM TOP: Hunting Island Late Day by Eve Miller, Madison Late Afternoon by Jeri Greenberg, Puffin Swimming by David Scheirer, Dream Room 9 by Jennifer Allevato, Mansion Opening Reception by Andrew Propp

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DECEMBER 2019

WINTER CALENDAR ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS

CityDance School & Conservatory

AFTERNOON TEA

Fri–Sun, Dec 6–8 Fri–Sat, Dec 13–14

CREATING THE MAGIC

See full schedule on page 22. MANSION $25–$29 (STARS $22.50–$26.10)

Strathmore Presents

BÉLA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES

30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR FEATURING HOWARD LEVY, ROY “FUTUREMAN” WOOTEN & VICTOR WOOTEN Mon, Dec 2, 8pm Fleck, Levy, and Wooten brothers Victor and Roy, original members of the Flecktones, reconvene for this special anniversary tour. Far from a wistful trip back in time, the Grammy-winning quartet is creating some of the most forward-thinking music of their storied career. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$75 (STARS $31.50–$67.50)

CityDance conservatory’s midyear showcase features choreography by CityDance faculty, Ignite artists, and guests. For more information visit www.CityDance.net. CITYDANCE STUDIO THEATER TICKETS $25

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HOLIDAY SINGIN’ POPS Fri, Dec 6, 7:30pm Ali Ewoldt, vocalist Hilary Morrow, vocalist Kevin Rose, vocalist Addalie Burns, tap dancer National Philharmonic Chorale Luke Frazier, conductor Join Phantom of the Opera’s Ewoldt and other international talent for a fun and festive evening featuring fresh takes on traditional and beloved holiday songs like “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Santa Baby,” and more. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $29–$69

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Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore

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BRIDGET KIBBEY, HARP Thu, Dec 5, 7:30pm This “Yo-Yo Ma of the harp” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) is lauded for her compelling artistry and virtuosity. With fingers that move deftly through works by Bach, Britten, and contemporary composers, Kibbey showcases the harp’s broad range through multi-genre performances. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

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Mansion

PRELUDES

Strathmore Presents

Sat, Dec 7, 7pm

Thu, Dec 12, 7:30pm

Join Paul Bratcher’s jazz quintet on a journey through modern jazz with their own renditions of some of Blakey’s most famous compositions. Visit www.levinemusic.org or call 301.897.5100 for more information. EDUCATION CENTER STUDIO 309 TICKETS $15–$20

Award-winning cellist Ward returns to the Mansion to embark on a new creative journey with percussionist and musical chameleon Antico. Enjoy as they deconstruct and reconstruct classical and jazz selections with a twist. MANSION TICKETS $24 (STARS $21.60)

LEVINE PRESENTS ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS

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GREAT AMERICAN FOLKSONG FOR THE HOLIDAYS Sun, Dec 8, 4pm

Put a little fiddle in your holiday tradition with a spectrum of American folksong. Appalachian tunes, spirituals, and folk arrangements of holiday gems celebrate the spirit of the season accompanied by special guests Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, and a stellar ensemble of roots musicians. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $16–$26 (STARS $14.40–$23.40)

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Sat, Dec 7, 2 & 7pm Experience the passion and celebrate MCYO’s 74th season, featuring works by Mozart, Bach, Dvořák, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky’s epic fifth symphony, and more. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $15–$25 (STARS $13.50–$22.50)

Community

Levine Music

DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS CHRISTMAS TOUR 2019 Mon, Dec 9, 8pm Acclaimed smooth jazz saxophonist Koz returns to Strathmore! Join Koz and special guests Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington, and Chris Walker as they bring the cheer with their fresh spins on holiday classics. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $54–$99+VIP (STARS $48.60–$89.10)

Education

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ALICIA WARD, CELLO & JOEY ANTICO, PERCUSSION

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CIRQUE NUTCRACKER Thu, Dec 12, 8pm

Nicholas Hersh, conductor Troupe Vertigo’s acrobats, jugglers, and high-flying aerialists join the BSO for this spectacular twist on Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $17.50–$75

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SINBAD

Fri, Dec 13, 8pm One of the “100 Greatest Standups of All Time” (Comedy Central), actor and comedian Sinbad has had audiences laughing for more than three decades with his signature storytelling style of comedy that is profound without being profane. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $25–$85 (STARS $22.50–$76.50)


A CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS Sat, Dec 14, 8pm

It’s not Christmas without The Washington Chorus! Featuring brass, organ, sing-alongs, and the magnificent candlelight processional, A Candlelight Christmas includes popular songs such as “The Dream Isaiah Saw,” “Hallelujah Chorus,” and more! MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $18–$79

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MOSCOW BALLET GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER Sun, Dec 15, 2 & 7pm Mon, Dec 16, 8pm Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker brings its Christmas magic back to Strathmore. Described as the holiday season’s “Hot Ticket!” by The New York Times, come celebrate this cherished tradition with Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $29–$175

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Strathmore Education

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS

WITH COMMUNITY BUILDING ART WORKS Thu, Dec 19, Jan 23 & Feb 20, 7pm Led by writer Seema Reza and accomplished guest authors, these workshops focus on creative writing as a tool for introspection, communication, and connection with others. No creative writing experience is required. MANSION TICKETS $25

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HANDEL’S MESSIAH Sat, Dec 21, 8pm Sun, Dec 22, 3pm

National Philharmonic Chorale Stan Engebretson, conductor No Christmas celebration is complete without a performance of Handel’s uplifting oratorio Messiah, a work that has delighted and inspired audiences worldwide since its 1741 premiere. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $29–$79

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Strathmore Presents

SALUTE TO VIENNA

WITH GUEST MC KURTIS BLOW

Sun, Dec 29, 3pm

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER Tue–Thu, Dec 17–19, 8pm

Tim Norris

Opening night sponsored by Joel and Elizabeth Helke This holiday mash-up for the whole family is back by popular demand! 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 $33–$68 (STARS $29.70–$61.20)

NEW YEAR’S CONCERT

Salute to Vienna brings the music of Johann Strauss to life with European singers, ballroom dancers, and ballet, including selections from beloved operettas, elegant dances, lively overtures, and the beautiful Blue Danube waltz. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $49–$130 (STARS $44.10–$117)

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

MOVIE WITH ORCHESTRA

AMADEUS

Sat, Jan 4, 8pm Nicholas Hersh, conductor Lura Johnson, piano BSO Symphonic Chorale, Edward Polochick, director Experience the multi-Academy Award-winning 1984 motion picture Amadeus on a giant HD screen while Mozart’s most celebrated works are performed live by the BSO and the BSO Symphonic Chorale. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS HOLIDAY SINGIN’ POPS, MESSIAH, MOZART & MORE! Join Broadway and international talent for a festive evening featuring fresh takes on beloved holiday songs at the Philharmonic’s Holiday Singin’ Pops on December 6. Next up is Handel’s Messiah on December 21 and 22. On January 18 and 19, surround yourself with Mozart’s majestic Jupiter Symphony. Pianist Brian Ganz celebrates the 10th year in his quest to perform the complete works of Chopin on February 1. On February 22, hear Sphinx Competition winner, violinist Melissa White, perform Florence Price’s Violin Concerto in a program celebrating black classical music pioneers. KIDS 7–17 FREE! | FREE PARKING NATIONALPHILHARMONIC.ORG | 301.581.5100

Strathmore Presents

Strathmore Artist in Residence

STEP AFRIKA! STEP XPLOSION

AYO, POP VOCALIST

Sun, Jan 12, 5pm Don’t miss this thunderous afternoon of rhythm and joy featuring a showcase of the region’s finest step squads followed by the premiere of Drumfolk, a Strathmorecommissioned performance celebrating the evolution of African-American percussive traditions and the birth of step. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$75 (STARS $31.50–$67.50) Jati Lindsay

THE WASHINGTON CHORUS

DECEMBER 2019 —JANUARY 2020

Outside Presenter

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

Wed, Jan 15 & 29, 7:30pm AYO’s smooth pop vocals combined with her fearless, confident lyrics create music with empowering messages that showcase her stylistic and emotional versatility. MANSION TICKETS $19 (STARS $17.10)

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EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION Thu, Jan 16, 7pm Mix and mingle with artists and art lovers to celebrate the opening of the Home exhibition. MANSION FREE

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BEN CRAWFORD

BROADWAY & BEYOND Thu, Jan 16, 8pm Jack Everly, conductor Ben Crawford, vocalist Vocalist Crawford, current star of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, returns to the BSO to perform heartfelt show tunes from Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, South Pacific, Company, and more. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

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JUPITER SYMPHONY Sat, Jan 18, 8pm Sun, Jan 19, 3pm

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ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB Wed, Jan 22, 3 & 7pm

The book club meets to discuss The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman, a love story about the mother of painter Camille Pissarro, who became one of the masters of Impressionism. MANSION FREE

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STORYTELLING THROUGH SONGWRITING WITH AYO

Wed, Jan 22, 7:30pm AYO has always seen music as an important vehicle for storytelling, healing, and liberation. In this workshop, she teaches the basic chord structures and songwriting skills you need to tell your story. MANSION FREE

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PAUL GALBRAITH, GUITAR & ANTONIO MENESES, CELLO Thu, Jan 23, 7:30pm Welcome to the highest echelon of performance. Galbraith, a preeminent classical guitarist, joins Meneses, cellist of the legendary Beaux Arts Trio in a rare collaboration featuring breathtaking skill and virtuosic talent. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

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Strathmore Presents

Strathmore Visual Arts

Thu, Jan 30, 7:30pm

IN ENGLISH & SPANISH

BEIJING GUITAR DUO Award-winning classical guitarists recognized for their “star potential” (Classical Guitar Magazine) count renowned musicians Sergio Assad and Manuel Barrueco among their admirers. With artistry that exceeds their years, Beijing Guitar Duo dazzles with virtuosic grace. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

MANUAL CINEMA

Mansion

Fri, Jan 24, 8pm Emmy-winning ensemble Manual Cinema pays tribute to Brooks, Chicago’s First Lady of Poetry, through shadow puppets, music, and silhouetted actors. With a lively score featuring Brook’s provocative verses, this is poetry in motion like you’ve never seen before. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$40 (STARS $31.50–$36) This performance is part of Strathmore’s Windows series and is accompanied by pre and postconcert events.

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MIDORI, VIOLIN & JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET, PIANO Sat, Jan 25, 8pm

Violin superstar Midori joins pianist and “master colorist” (Seattle Times) Thibaudet in an all-Beethoven program anchored by the exhilarating Kreutzer Sonata. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $40–$80

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MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO Sun, Jan 26, 3pm

John Storgårds, conductor Gil Shaham, violin Storgårds conducts Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9. Shaham performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, and Haydn’s Drumroll Symphony featuring high spirits, drama, and a brilliantly dynamic finale. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90 Community

ART TALK & TOUR FOR KIDS Sat, Feb 1, 11:30am Young art lovers can get behind the brushstrokes and into the head and heart of the artists in our current exhibitions. During this bilingual tour, kids will participate in an interactive activity. MANSION FREE

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CURATOR’S TOUR

VISITA DEL CURADOR

Strathmore Presents

Sat, Feb 1, 1pm in English, 2pm en Español

NO BLUE MEMORIES: THE LIFE OF GWENDOLYN BROOKS

Orli Shaham, piano Piotr Gajewski, conductor Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 has a verve and intensity that one seldom associates with the musical genius. Experience the energy and intensity of this majestic work, along with Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $29–$79

Music Center

Strathmore Presents

Wasin Prasertlap

JANUARY–FEBRUARY 2020

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

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SAINT-SAËNS CELLO CONCERTO Thu, Jan 30, 8pm

Marin Alsop, conductor Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello Kanneh-Mason makes his BSO debut playing Saint-Saëns’ First Cello Concerto. The concert opens with Florence Price’s brooding and lush tone poem, The Oak, and closes with Dvořák’s exquisite Seventh Symphony.  MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

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JUAN DE MARCOS & THE AFRO-CUBAN ALL STARS Fri, Jan 31, 8pm De Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars are ambassadors of Cuban music to the world. De Marcos, founder of the Buena Vista Social Club, established the Afro-Cuban All Stars to promote Cuba’s brilliant young musicians and highlight its senior talent. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $24–$64 (STARS $21.60–$57.60)

Education

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Ever wish these walls could talk? Geared towards adults, the curator’s tour explores our current exhibitions, delving into artists’ techniques, inspiration, and history to enhance your appreciation. MANSION FREE

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10TH YEAR! BRIAN GANZ PLAYS CHOPIN Sat, Feb 1, 8pm Join pianist extraordinaire Ganz as he celebrates the 10th year in his monumental quest to perform the complete works of Chopin. Ganz explores early waltzes, polonaises, nocturnes, and marches, demonstrating Chopin’s genius. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $29–$79

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SPRING SEMESTER BEGINS Tue, Feb 4 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


Thu, Feb 6, 7:30pm Although songwriter, vocalist, and live looper MacDonald is known as a one-woman band, she’ll be expanding her horizons with classical guitarist Pakhomkin. Layers of lush vocals and indie-pop will meet the organic, ringing nylon of classical guitar. MANSION TICKETS $24 (STARS $21.60)

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BEREISHIT DANCE COMPANY Thu, Feb 6, 8pm This critically acclaimed Korean dance company presents two martial arts-influenced dance works, Judo and Balance & Imbalance. Complete with live traditional pansori music, Bereishit Dance Company’s extravagant athleticism is fused with beautiful choreography. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$75 (STARS $31.50–$67.50) This performance is part of Strathmore’s Windows series and is accompanied by pre and postconcert events.

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DRUM TAO 2020 Fri, Feb 7, 8pm

Becoming international sensations after the Vancouver Olympics, TAO highlights Japanese culture and tells a coming of age story with enthralling taiko drumming, athleticism, and a touch of magic. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $29–$69 (STARS $26.10–$62.10)

Strathmore Education

SENSORY-FRIENDLY BACKSTAGE TOUR

INVOKE RESIDENCY

Sat, Feb 8, 11am

We’re excited to welcome Artist in Residence alumni Invoke back to Strathmore for a three-day residency that includes public concerts for adults and kids on February 20 and 22. During their visit, we’ll be partnering with MCPS to bring Invoke’s engaging, accessible, classical sound directly into schools as part of our Bloom initiative. Tickets for the public concerts are limited and on sale now!

Young people with autism or sensory sensitivities are invited to come backstage at the Concert Hall for a small-group tour. Stand on the stage, see the artists’ green rooms, learn about how the lights and sound work, and much more in this exclusive tour just for you! MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $5

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

CHARLIE CHAPLIN’S LEGACY

CLASSICAL MUSIC IN FILM Sat, Feb 8, 8pm Carolyn Kuan, conductor Philippe Quint, violin Combining clips from Chaplin films with live music, Charlie Chaplin’s Smile is Quint’s tribute to Chaplin on his 130th birthday. Also featured is Barber’s Adagio for Strings and John Williams’ Three Pieces from Schindler’s List. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

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NICCOLO SELIGMANN, EARLY FOLK INSTRUMENTALIST

Sponsored by Van and Linda Hubbard & Stephen and Tanya Spano

Wed, Feb 12 & 26, 7:30pm Seligmann is fascinated by obscure folk instruments and early music. He plays more than 20 acoustic instruments, including viola da gamba and medieval fiddle, uniting historical and experimental music to create a unique listening experience. MANSION TICKETS $19 (STARS $17.10)

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JAKE SHIMABUKURO & SIERRA HULL Thu, Feb 13, 8pm Ukulele virtuoso Shimabukuro shares the stage with mandolin prodigy Hull for a riveting evening of genre-jumping, fingerpicking acrobatics. Elevated by Hull’s honeyed vocals, these masterful young artists draw from jazz, pop, and bluegrass. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $28–$58 (STARS $25.20–$52.20)

Nathan Russell

MARGOT MACDONALD, VOCALS & PIOTR PAKHOMKIN, GUITAR

FEBRUARY 2020

Strathmore Presents

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

PROKOFIEV ROMEO & JULIET

Sun, Feb 16, 3pm

OFF THE CUFF

Fri, Feb 14, 8:15pm Marin Alsop, conductor Yulianna Avdeeva, piano Originally wanting to give his ballet a happy ending, Prokofiev ultimately composed heartbreakingly beautiful music for the tale of the star-crossed lovers’ deaths, alongside the shocking violence of the Capulet/ Montague feud that dooms them. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

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BOWIE SYMPHONIC BLACKSTAR Sat, Feb 15, 8pm Evan Ziporyn, conductor Maya Beiser, cello This blockbuster tribute to the late David Bowie transforms his final album, Blackstar, into a cello concerto for avantgarde cellist Beiser, backed by the Ambient Orchestra with musicians from Boston Conservatory at Berklee. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $29–$69 (STARS $26.10–$62.10)

PROKOFIEV ROMEO & JULIET

Marin Alsop, conductor Yulianna Avdeeva, piano Bookended by Mozart’s vivacious Marriage of Figaro  Overture and Prokofiev’s dramatic Suite from Romeo and Juliet, Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto is performed by Russian piano sensation Avdeeva. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

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“THE PRESIDENT’S OWN” UNITED STATES MARINE BAND GALA CONCERT Mon, Feb 17, 7:30pm “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will perform a special Gala concert with Grammy-winning conductor JoAnn Falletta on the podium. MUSIC CENTER FREE (Reservations required)

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Strathmore Kids

Fri, Feb 21, 8pm

DISCOVER FOLK MUSIC WITH THE SWEATER SET

BUDAPEST FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA

BSO MUSIC BOX CONCERTS

Co-presented by Strathmore and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with Levine Music.

Sat, Jan 25, March 28 & May 9, 10 & 11:30am Recommended for children ages 6 months–3 years. Bring your little music lover to these Saturday morning concerts at AMP! Hosted by storyteller Maria Broom (HBO’s The Wire), these highly engaging and interactive concerts feature an ensemble of BSO musicians performing lighthearted classical and children’s songs to develop your child’s musicality, creativity, coordination, and literacy. AMPbySTRATHMORE.COM

Strathmore Visual Arts

ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB Wed, Feb 19, 3 & 7pm

The book club meets to discuss The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis. This novel imagines a hidden art school within Grand Central Terminal, in which two women attempt to create a masterpiece 50 years apart. MANSION FREE

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INVOKE

Thu, Feb, 20, 7:30pm Described as “not classical . . . but not not classical” (SiriusXM), this string quartet seamlessly weaves multiple American musical traditions, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism into its own stylized brand of contemporary music. MANSION TICKETS $30 (STARS $27)

Strathmore AIR Workshop

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WITH NICCOLO SELIGMANN

ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS JOSHUA BELL, DIRECTOR & VIOLIN

EARLY MUSIC IN TODAY’S WORLD

Wed, Feb 19, 7:30pm Seligmann tells the story of bowed strings from 8th-century Kazakhstan to baroque Versailles—but it doesn’t end there! Learn how new technologies like sampling and MIDI can interact with historical music, uniting strings of gut with lines of code. MANSION FREE

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Strathmore Presents

Strathmore Presents

Thu, Feb 20, 8pm Renowned for fresh interpretations of classical music, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, led by violin virtuoso and Music Director Bell, comes to Strathmore with a program including Paganini and Brahms. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $55–$175 (STARS $49.50–$157.50)

SATURDAY FAMILY JAM SESSION

Iván Fischer, conductor Gerhild Romberger, contralto “Meticulous musician” (New Yorker) Fischer returns with the BFO to perform a novel program, pairing mainstays of the Mahler and Dvořák catalogues— Kindertotenlieder and Symphony No. 8, respectively—with underexposed works by the same composers. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$105

Raise your voice and sing! Maureen Andary and Sara Curtin, of the award-winning duo The Sweater Set, treat kids to a smorgasbord of sound with classic folk and original songs. Guitar, ukulele, kazoo, and more accompany their harmonies. MANSION TICKETS $10–$12 (STARS $9–$10.80)

Strathmore Kids

Strathmore Presents

Sat, Feb 22, 10:15am* & 11:30am

Sat, Feb 29, 1 & 5pm

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Described as “not classical . . . but not not classical” (SiriusXM), Invoke brings genre-jumping string quartet music to the Mansion for two shows just for kids! This relaxed, familyfriendly environment will introduce your little ones to contemporary classical music. *sensory-friendly performance MANSION TICKETS $12–$15 (STARS $10.80–$13.50)

Sat, Feb 29, 10:15am

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Join Mindy Thomas and The Pop Ups for this highly interactive stage show version of the popular podcast that engages curious kids and their grown-ups in science, wonder, imagination, and music and leaves them all saying “WOW!” MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $28–$48+VIP (STARS $25.20–$43.20)

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BLACK CLASSICAL MUSIC PIONEERS Sat, Feb 22, 8pm

Piotr Gajewski, conductor Melissa White, violin Monumental works ranging from Wynton Marsalis’ jazzsymphonic fusion to the intimate beauty of George Walker are performed along with Florence Price’s Violin Concerto. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $29–$79

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

ARETHA: A TRIBUTE Thu, Feb 27, 8pm

Lucas Waldin, conductor Capathia Jenkins, vocalist Darryl Williams, vocalist A tribute to the Queen of Soul, this program features symphony favorites Jenkins and Williams performing iconic hits like “Respect,” “A Natural Woman,” “Chain of Fools,” “Amazing Grace,” and more. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $35–$90

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ANNAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNE AKIKO MEYERS Sun, March 1, 3pm José-Luis Novo, conductor Anne Akiko Meyers, violin The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra shares memorable symphonic music featuring renowned violinist Meyers performing Schoenberg, Beethoven, and Bartók. MUSIC CENTER TICKETS $15–$32 David Zentz

FEBRUARY 2020

Washington Performing Arts


WINTER CALENDAR—BY GENRE

See the chronological calendar for detailed information. CHILDREN & FAMILY SENSORY-FRIENDLY BACKSTAGE TOUR (SP) Feb 8

INVOKE CONCERTS FOR KIDS (SP) Feb 22

SATURDAY FAMILY JAM SESSION (SP) Feb 29

WOW IN THE WORLD POP UP PARTY (SP) Feb 29

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ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS WITH JOSHUA BELL (SP) Feb 20

BUDAPEST FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA (WPA) Feb 21

BLACK CLASSICAL MUSIC PIONEERS (NP) Feb 22

ANNAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (OP) March 1

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Dec 5

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PRELUDES (MCYO) Dec 7

MOVIE WITH ORCHESTRA: AMADEUS (BSO) Jan 4

JUPITER SYMPHONY (NP) Jan 18 & 19

PAUL GALBRAITH & ANTONIO MENESES (SP) Jan 23

MIDORI & JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET (WPA) Jan 25

CREATING THE MAGIC (CD) Dec 6–8 & 13–14

STEP AFRIKA! STEP XPLOSION (SP) Jan 12

Jan 26

BEREISHIT DANCE COMPANY (SP) Feb 6

Jan 30

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Jan 30 Feb 1

CHARLIE CHAPLIN’S LEGACY (BSO) Feb 8

OFF THE CUFF: PROKOFIEV ROMEO & JULIET (BSO)

Dec 21 & 22

SALUTE TO VIENNA NEW YEAR’S CONCERT (OP) Dec 29

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GREAT AMERICAN FOLKSONG FOR THE HOLIDAYS (SCC)

BOWIE SYMPHONIC: BLACKSTAR (SP)

CIRQUE NUTCRACKER (BSO)

Dec 8

Feb 15

Dec 12

PROKOFIEV ROMEO & JULIET (BSO)

THE WASHINGTON CHORUS (OP) Dec 14

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION (SP) Jan 16

ARTISTS IN FICTION BOOK CLUB (SP) Jan 22, Feb 19

ART TALK & TOUR FOR KIDS IN ENGLISH & SPANISH (SP) Feb 1

CURATOR’S TOUR VISITA DEL CURADOR EN ESPAÑOL (SP)

ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS (LM)

COASTAL: DAVID SCHEIRER

Dec 7

DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS (SP) Dec 9

ALICIA WARD & JOEY ANTICO (SP) Dec 12

Jan 24 Feb 17

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Thru Feb 23

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DRUM TAO 2020 (SP) Feb 7

NICCOLO SELIGMANN (SP) Feb 12 & 26

AYO (SP)

SP: Strathmore Presents

BEN CRAWFORD (BSO)

BSO: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

MARGOT MACDONALD & PIOTR PAKHOMKIN (SP)

NP: National Philharmonic

JAKE SHIMABUKURO & SIERRA HULL (SP)

WPA: Washington Performing Arts

Jan 15 & 29

Feb 13

Dec 6

Jan 11–Feb 23

Feb 1

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HOME: 29TH ANNUAL STRATHMORE JURIED EXHIBITION (SP)

Dec 2

Feb 6

Feb 14

Feb 16

HANDEL’S MESSIAH (NP)

EARLY MUSIC IN TODAY’S WORLD WITH NICCOLO SELIGMANN (SP) Feb 19

BRIAN GANZ PLAYS CHOPIN (NP)

Dec 17–19

Jan 16

SPRING SEMESTER BEGINS (LM) Feb 4

SAINT-SAËNS CELLO CONCERTO (BSO)

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER (SP)

UNITED STATES MARINE BAND (OP)

Jan 22

BEIJING GUITAR DUO (SP)

Dec 15 & 16

MANUAL CINEMA (SP)

Dec 19, Jan 23, Feb 20

MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO (BSO)

GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER (OP)

ARETHA: A TRIBUTE (BSO) Feb 27

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THE 86TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF FINE ART IN MINIATURE (SP) Thru Jan 5

OP: Outside Presenter MCYO: Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore SCC: Strathmore Children’s Chorus CD: CityDance School & Conservatory LM: Levine Music

INVOKE (SP) Feb 20

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Community

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Music Above All KIDS PAJAMA JAM

THE SWEETBACK SISTERS

Bumper Jacksons

SUN, DEC 1, MATINEE Described as “Squirrel Nut Zippers for the younger set,” (Red Tricycle) Kalantari & the Jazz Cats present kids tunes with roaring ’20s flair.

SUN, DEC 8 This country Christmas sing-along spectacular delivers yuletide splendor, complete with trivia, prizes, and the holiday tunes you know and love.

FRI, JAN 17 From the sounds of New Orleans to Appalachian hollers, the Bumper Jacksons pay homage to traditions while fashioning their own unique, playful style of music.

A CELTIC CHRISTMAS WITH SEÁN HEELY TRIO

Chris Mann FROM GERSHWIN TO GAGA THE TONY BENNETT SONGBOOK

LUCY KALANTARI & THE JAZZ CATS

PATTERSON HOOD OF DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS TUE, DEC 3

As lead singer of the Southern rock band Drive-By Truckers, Hood is known for his personal lyrics filled with evocative characters, wistful reflections, and political protest.

FRI, DEC 13 The Seán Heely Trio performs ancient Gaelic carols, lively Irish tunes, and familiar Christmas melodies with a Celtic twist.

NEW ORCHESTRA OF WASHINGTON SONS OF SERENDIP THU, DEC 5 America’s Got Talent classical crossover quartet puts a soulstirring spin on Christmas classics you know and love.

ANTHONY WALKER & FRIENDS FRI, DEC 6 With hints of gospel and R&B, Walker melds his smooth jazz sound with your favorite holiday tunes.

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SUN, DEC 15, MATINEE This family-friendly modern classical concert spans the globe with a program of Villa-Lobos, Bach, and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.

SETH KIBEL & THE KLEZTET WeD, DEC 18 Kibel & The Kleztet light up the night with joyful klezmer music, jazz, and traditional Hanukkah tunes.

Soul Crackers SAT, DEC 21 You’ll be rockin’ around the Christmas tree as the Soul Crackers honor the music of Memphis and Motown with their renditions of timeless songs.

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SAT, JAN 18 Mann (The Voice, Phantom of the Opera) performs classic Bennett songs like “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” “The Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” and more.

AMP & COMEDY ZONE PRESENT

SEATON SMITH

Fri, Jan 24 You’ve seen him on Inside Amy Schumer, Girls, and Difficult People, but this Howard University alum got his start in DC’s stand up scene.

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Perched on Pike & Rose’s penthouse level, AMP is Bethesda’s most sophisticated music and dining hotspot.

BILLY PRICE

An Evening with

FRI, JAN 31 With his rich voice of buttery soul, Price “is keeping the blues-singing tradition alive” (Washington Post).

RAUL MIDÓN & LIONEL LOUEKE

SAT, FEB 15 These Baltimore prog rockers’ rabid fans are drawn to their stellar live shows, quirky rhythms, and lyrics that highlight singer-mastermind John Palumbo’s satirical worldview.

Christopher Myers

Crack the Sky

SUN, FEB 23 Critically acclaimed jazz guitarists join forces for an intimate evening.

Apple Core SAT, FEB 1 DC’s most authentic Beatles cover band captures the sound and feel of the Fab Four with a focus on arrangements and harmonies.

GARY NUNEZ & PLENA LIBRE Frontiers

The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band FRI, FEB 21 Journey fans will be transported back to the ’80s as Frontiers performs hits like “Open Arms,” “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart),” “Anyway You Want It,” and more.

AMP & COMEDY ZONE PRESENT

DINA HASHEM

FRI, FEB 7 This comedienne mines her ArabAmerican heritage for hilarious observations delivered with deadpan demeanor.

FRI, FEB 28 Reaching deep into Puerto Rico’s rich musical heritage, Plena Libre draws from both contemporary Caribbean sounds and indigenous genres like plena and bomba.

Altan SAT, FEB 22 These world-class musicians capture the beauty of Ireland’s traditional music from heartwarming, sentimental old Irish songs to hard-hitting jigs.

That ’70s Party with Superflydisco SAT, FEB 29

For one night only, AMP transforms into Studio 54. Get funky and boogie the night away in your finest polyester suit, bell bottoms, and platform shoes!

DIE LAUGHING PRODUCTIONS

LOVE & MARRIAGE & MURDER THU, FEB 13 You’re invited to a murder mystery wedding whodunit! Can you solve the mystery and live happily ever after?

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Thank you, DONORS & SUPPORTERS Strathmore thanks the individuals and organizations who have made contributions between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. 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. MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS Advanced Nursing & Home Support Anonymous (2) Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County Sheila and Kenneth Berman Booz Allen Hamilton The Carl M. Freeman Foundation Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts The Embassy of Switzerland in the United States Dorothy Fitzgerald Theresa and William Ford George and Carolyn Metskas Foundation Carol and Henry Goldberg Linda Gooden Graham Holdings Company The Greene-Milstein Family Foundation Yanqiu He and Kenneth O’Brien Elizabeth and Joel Helke K Town Bistro Brit Kirwan Lockheed Martin Corporation Maryland State Arts Council Florentina Mehta The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Janine and Phillip O’Brien Paul M. Angell Family Foundation Cynthia and Eliot Pfanstiehl Vicki and Robert Selzer Iris Stein Korman and Louis Korman Mary Sturtevant WGL Holdings, Inc.

STRATHMORE CIRCLES Cheryl and Bill Amick Anonymous (3) Louise Appell Welman, Peilin and Stella Aquino Ausherman Family Foundation Gary and Amy Block Carol and Scott Brewer Marilyn Brody and Allen Kronstadt Greg and Mary Bruch Sheila and C. Wayne Butler Kathleen and Bill Carey Carin and Bruce Cooper Carol and Joseph Danks Carolyn Degroot Howard Eisner and June Linowitz The English Family Foundation Starr and Fred Ezra

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Stephanie Fischer Dorothy Fitzgerald J. H. Gaddis Ellen and Michael Gold Guilford Retirement Services Lana Halpern Elizabeth and Joel Helke Connie Heller Birgit Henninger A. Eileen Horan Linda and I. Robert Horowitz Linda and Van Hubbard Igersheim Family Charitable Foundation Ann Jones Simpson John M. and Teri Hanna Knowles Arthur and Tina Lazerow Judie and Harry Linowes Jill and Jim Lipton Janice McCall Florentina Mehta Simone and Christopher Meyer 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 Kristy Pottol and Bobbie Rothen Marsha and Peter Pratt Lorraine and Barry Rogstad Julie Rosenberg and L. J. Leo Ted and Barbara Rothstein David Schulz James Sheaffer and Dale Koepenick Grace Shen Terry Sherman Ralston and David Ralston Jim Siegel and Linda Stern-Siegel Fran and Richard Silbert Leon and Deborah Snead Stephen and Tanya Spano M. Alexander Stiffman and Karen Rosenthal Judi and Richard Sugarman Wendy and Donald Susswein Leslie Tarantola and Simeon Taylor Alicia and Marlin Taylor Linda and Steuart Thomsen Johanna H. Weekley Meredith Weiser and Michael Rosenbaum Susan Wellman Marty and Betsy West

Irene and Steven White Ellen and Bernard Young Paul A. and Peggy L. Young, NOVA Research Company Mark Zaid

STRATHMORE STARS Koki Adasi Rhoda Alderman Mary Kay and Dave Almy Richard Alperstein and Lenore Seliger Luther Ampey Anonymous (3) Joseph Antonucci Steven Anzalone Ivy Baer and Marc Rothenberg Kevin Baker and Kenneth Greenberg Amy Ballard and Jean-Michel Eid Nancy Balph Marilyn Bate Brian and Susan Bayly Rita Beier Braman and Donald Braman Susan Benezra Carolyn and Normand Bernache Edith Black Leslie and David Bloom Robert G. Brewer, Jr., and Constance B. Lohse Doris Brott Sarah Brown and Alan Gourley Sharon P. Brown Barbara Brownridge-Walsh and Thomas Walsh Hope Brown-Saxton Lucie and Jeff Campbell Eleanor and Oscar Caroglanian Trish and Tim Carrico Robert Cole Irene S. Cooperman Caitlin Cusack Christine Daily and Duane Schmidt Madeline and Steven D’Alessio Judith Doctor Joan Earley-Wilcox Marietta Ethier and John McGarry Howard and Susan D. Feibus Roger Feinthel Marcia Feuerstein and Ronald Schwarz MaryAnne Fiorita Adelfio and Guido Adelfio Anthony and Wyn Fitzpatrick Gail Fleder Jennie Forehand and William E. Forehand, Jr.

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Noreen and Michael Friedman Christopher and Carol Sue Fromboluti Sarah and Daniel Gallagher Pam Gates and Bob Schultz Asha M. George Cherry and Sanford Glazer Barbara Gold Wendy and Fred Goldberg Michelle Grant Ervin Doris and Mark Greene John Grigg Guilford Retirement Services Ellie and John Hagner Gerri Hall and David Nickels Kit and Ken Hall Marilee Hall John C. Hanson Yasmin Harris Vicki Hawkins-Jones and Michael D. Jones Esther and Eugene Herman Arthur and Wilma Holmes Carol and Larry Horn Renee Iacona Terry Jacobs and Dena Baker Belinda Kane Jill and Lawrence Katz Joni and Howard Katz Zorina and John Keiser Chris and Henri Keller Deloise and Lewis Kellert Kathleen Knepper Robert Kopera Stephen Kramer Shyam Krishnan Tom Lansford Darrell Lemke and Maryellen Trautman Ellen and Stuart Lessans Sheila Levin Laurence and Barbara Levitan Nancy and Dan Longo Janice and Jerome Lucas Susan and Eric Luse Betsy and Dolores Maloney Jacqueline and Tom Manger Nancy McGinness Phyllis J. McKoy Viji and Daniel Melnick Jeff Menick Nell Minow and David Apatoff Jane and Paul Molloy Francisco Montero Shani Moore Daphne and Bernard Mustafa Molly and Franklin Myers


Robert and Florence Nisbet Amanda and Robert Ogren Carolyn L. Pasti Dolores Patrizio Phil and Jania Peter Cynthia and Eliot Pfanstiehl Claire Reade Richard and Melba Reichard Vivian Riefberg Marylouise and Harold Roach Sharon Robinson DelBusso and Steve DelBusso Barbara Ronis Shelley and Harry Ross Elaine and Stuart Rothenberg Tiffany and Jacob Schatz Roger and Barbara Schwarz Tammy Sears Justin Senseney Steven and Donna Shriver Deborah Silberman Donald M. Simonds Jeb Smith Smith Mustille, LLC Rick Sniffin and Mary Ellen Savarese Diane Sondheimer and Peter Novick Robin and Stuart Sorkin James and Karen Spinner Rohini Suraj and Michael Cassady Marilyn and Mark Tenenbaum Marion and Dennis Torchia Myra Turoff and Ken Weiner Heather VanKeuren Rosetta and Marty Virgilio Maria and Edward Ward Maggalean W. Weston Steve Willmann Susan and Jack Yanovski Dario Zucchi

SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROJECT SPONSORS Anne and Ronald Abramson Pennie and Gary Abramson Rona+ and Jeffrey Abramson Stephen Adler Adventist HealthCare Mary Kay and Dave Almy Anonymous (6) Louise Appell Asbury Methodist Village Aimana Bahtity Charles Barkley Lena Barnett Brian and Susan Bayly Ben & Jerry’s of Rockville Cathy Bernard Bill Grossman Fund Leslie and David Bloom Booz Allen Hamilton Harriet and Jerome Breslow Robert G. Brewer, Jr., and Constance B. Lohse Dianne and Charles Bruce Capital One Services, LLC Clark Construction Group, LLC Comcast Consumer Health Foundation, Inc. Andrea and Tim Corcoran Costello Construction Holly and Richard Culp Carol and Joseph Danks Maria Darby

Karen Deasy Lynn and Tony Deering Sharon Dennis and Bob Cohn Michael DeSantis The Duffie Companies Hope Eastman and Allen Childs Bette Eberly-Hill and John Hill Nancy and WM Ellis The Estate of Henry J. Schalizki and Robert D. Davis Starr and Fred Ezra Federal Realty Investment Trust Howard and Susan D. Feibus MaryAnne Fiorita Adelfio and Guido Adelfio Nancy Firestone and Patricia Payne Stephanie Fischer Lois Fishman Dorothy Fitzgerald Fivesquares Development Theresa and William Ford Elizabeth and Peter Forster Deborah Fowler Fox Hill Senior Condominium Barbara and Charles Friedman Sarah and Daniel Gallagher GEICO Gelman, Rosenberg, & Freedman Giant Food, LLC Glenstone Foundation Ellen and Michael Gold Barbara Goldberg Goldman and Michael Goldman Sharon Goozh-Mosches Dorothy and Sol Graham James Grauberger Greater Washington Community Foundation Anna Greenberg Grimm & Parker Architects Edward Grossman and Rochelle Stanfield Luanne and Michael Gutermuth Sara and James Harris Yanqiu He and Kenneth O’Brien Connie Heller Marsha and Wade Henderson Hoe N Hope Garden Club Louisa and Steven Hollman Arthur and Wilma Holmes A. Eileen Horan Linda and Van Hubbard Monica Jeffries Hazangeles and John Hazangeles Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation, Inc. Jordan Kitt’s Music Bridget and Joseph Judge Cheryl and James Jukes Belinda Kane Fariba Kassiri Liang Khaw Christian King Nefertari Kirkman-Bey Brit Kirwan Kathleen Knepper Kathi and Dan Knise Nancy Kopp Delia and Marvin Lang Langley Innovations Tom Lansford Arthur and Tina Lazerow Karen Lefkowitz and Allen Neyman

Catherine and Isiah Leggett Darrell Lemke and Maryellen Trautman Carolyn and Jeffrey+ Leonard Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered Judie and Harry Linowes Lockheed Martin Corporation Sean Looney Sandra and Charles Lyons Effie and John Macklin Marriott International, Inc. Ann McDaniel Florentina Mehta Catherine and David Meloy MGAC Montgomery County Government Department of Recreation Montgomery County Public Schools Patricia Haywood Moore and Roscoe M. Moore, Jr. Shani Moore Namm Foundation National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Esther and Stuart Newman Gail and Steven Niedelman Krista and David Nufrio Janine and Phillip O’Brien Harry Olson Laura and Michael Opincar Paul M. Angell Family Foundation Jennifer Cover and Wardell Payne Marjorie Pearson and Richard Lampl PEPCO, an Exelon Company Cynthia and Eliot Pfanstiehl Charla and David Phillips Anna Pigotti and J. Alberto Martinez Marsha and Peter Pratt Richard and Melba Reichard Rencourt Foundation Janey Richards and William Peirce Righttime Medical Care Marylouise and Harold Roach Della and William Robertson Rodgers Consulting Dale Rosenthal and Michael Cutler Sachiko Kuno Foundation, Inc. Carol Salzman and Michael Mann Beth and Kristofer Sanz Mary Kay Shartle-Galotto and John Galotto Terry Sherman Ralston and David Ralston Joseph Sifer Sheila and Steven Silverman Deborah Smith Gayle and Jack Smith Smith Mustille, LLC Leon and Deborah Snead Sorelle Group State of Maryland Mary Sturtevant Richard Tanzillo and Peter Treibley Tracey Thomm and Timothy Chi Tom and Denise Murphy Family Fund Annie Totah The Tower Companies Carol Trawick Myra Turoff and Ken Weiner Praveena and Srikanth Velamati The Village at Rockville

Zhixin Wei Nina Weisbroth and Lawrence Culleen Meredith Weiser and Michael Rosenbaum Marty and Betsy West Westat, Inc. WGL Holdings, Inc. White Flint LLP Michael Wu and Ellen Stanley

IN-KIND CONTRIBUTORS Black Rock Center for the Arts Cathy Dobos Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered Martin Guitars Ridgewells Seasons 52 Sheppard Mullin Spectrum Printing & Graphics Summer House & Stella Barra

CON BRIO SOCIETY Serving the future of Strathmore through a legacy gift Anonymous (3) Louise Appell Harriet and Jerome Breslow Sharon P. Brown Barbara Burtoff+ John Cahill Kathleen and Bill Carey Oscar and Eleanor Caroglanian Jonita and Richard S. Carter Irene S. Cooperman Trudie Cushing and Neil Beskin Muriel Fine+ Doris and Mark Greene Julie and John Hamre Yanqiu He and Kenneth O’Brien A. Eileen Horan Vivian and Peter Hsueh David R. and Deborah S. Lambert Richard Lampl Tina and Arthur Lazerow Chiu and Melody Lin Diana Locke and Robert Toense Janet L. Mahaney Jeff Menick Carol and Alan Mowbray Cynthia and Eliot Pfanstiehl Lorraine and Barry Rogstad Barbara and David+ Ronis Henry J. Schalizki+ and Robert D. Davis+ Phyl and Ken+ 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

AFTERNOON TEA Tea begins at 1pm Call 301.581.5108 for reservations. Prepaid, nonrefundable reservations required. Tea for Two gift certificates make great gifts! Call 301.581.5175 or visit the Shop at Strathmore located in the Mansion to purchase. MANSION $25 (STARS $22.50) SPECIALTY TEAS $29 (STARS $26.10)

December

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Specialty Tea: Charles Dickens Tea SOLD OUT! Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar Specialty Tea: Charles Dickens Tea Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar Specialty Tea: Scottish Christmas Tea SOLD OUT! Jo Morrison, harp & Wayne Morrison, bagpipes Karen Ashbrook, dulcimer & Paul Oorts, harp guitar Specialty Tea: Sounds of the Season Tea SOLD OUT! MIN: Saïs Kamalidiin, flute & Rick Peralta, guitar Specialty Tea: Sounds of the Season Tea Noreen Friedman & Robin Schultz, flute duo Specialty Tea: Mrs. Claus Tea SOLD OUT! Specialty Tea: Scandinavian Christmas Tea Judith Mostyn White, harp Mike Gold, piano Rosalind Breslow, piano

No Teas in January

Specialty Tea: Chinese New Year Tea Lily Chang, piano Specialty Tea: Chinese New Year Tea Deborah Chen, cello & Judy Huilan Chen, guzheng Specialty Tea: Valentine’s Day Tea Elizabeth Benforado, dulcimer & Jay Benforado, guitar Specialty Tea: Valentine’s Day Tea MIN: Saïs Kamalidiin, flute & Rick Peralta, guitar Specialty Tea: Valentine’s Day Tea Mike Gold, piano Meg Baker, piano Fran Hrastar, piano John Dassoulas, piano Specialty Tea: South American Tea Noreen Friedman, flute & Bob Wysong, guitar Specialty Tea: South American Tea Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar

SPECIALTY TEAS CHARLES DICKENS TEA

SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS TEA

Mon & Tue, Dec 2 & 3

Mon, Dec 16

Enjoy the Dickensian delights of an authentic Victorian holiday tea, with merry music, festive food, and a bright British sensibility.

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!

SCOTTISH CHRISTMAS TEA Wed, Dec 4 Indulge in irresistible fancies and Scottish blends while taking in the Celtic sounds of traditional Scotland.

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON TEA Tue & Wed, Dec 10 & 11

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

CHINESE NEW YEAR TEA Tue & Wed, Feb 4 & 5 Celebrate the year of the Rat during this Chinese festival with traditionally inspired cuisine and melodies.

VALENTINE’S DAY TEA

A medley of Christmas tunes like “Ave Maria” and “Deck The Halls” fill the air at this seasonal tea.

Sat, Tue & Wed, Feb 8, 11, & 12

MRS. CLAUS TEA

SOUTH AMERICAN TEA

Sat, Dec 14

Tue & Wed, Feb 25 & 26

A holiday tradition to treasure! Share seasonal music, child-friendly snacks, and story time with Mrs. Claus.

Warm up your winter with a rich, flavorful menu and Latin rhythms.

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


GENERAL INFORMATION ORDER NOW!

ARTS ACCESS FOR ALL

TICKET OFFICE 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD

Every seating section in the Concert Hall includes wheelchair-accessible seating. The Mansion and AMP are also wheelchair-accessible.

STRATHMORE.ORG | 301.581.5100 GROUP TICKETS: groups@strathmore.org | 301.581.5199 Tickets for AMP can be purchased at the Strathmore Ticket Office and at www.AMPbyStrathmore.com.

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

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

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

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.

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

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. Open captioning is available at the following performances in select seats: Sinbad Fri, Dec 13 Gregory Porter Fri, April 3 Lea Salonga Fri, April 17 Open captioning is available at other Strathmore Presents performances in the Music Center by request. Please contact the Strathmore Ticket Office at 301.581.5100 at least 14 days in advance of the performance to request open captioning, sign interpretation, or other accommodations. Accommodations subject to availability. Shuttle service across the Sky Bridge from the fourth floor of the Metro garage to the Music Center is available before and after Concert Hall events. For complete accessibility information, visit www.strathmore.org/access.

HOURS OF OPERATION 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 $5.20 is required Monday through Friday. Parking is free on weekends. 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–Fri: 11am–2pm The café opens two hours prior to the start time of Concert Hall performances.

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 WINTER CLOSINGS Wed, Dec 25: Campus closed in observance of Christmas Day. Wed, Jan 1: Campus closed in observance of New Year’s Day. Mon, Jan 20: Strathmore Administrative Offices closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. Mon, Feb 17: Strathmore Administrative Offices closed in observance of Presidents’ Day. @StrathmoreArts

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

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