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VOLUME 27

MARCUS JOHNSON:

GO WITH THE FLO Artist Confidential Page 7

FABULOUS

PILOBOLUS This Just In!

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A TechCentric Time Strathmore Fine Art Page 8

AIR SUPPLY: THE NEW CLASS Strathmore Artists in Residence Page 21

MUSIC MAGIC Holidays at Strathmore Pages 4–5

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OM-Gala! Julio Iglesias Announced

Events at Strathmore Page 2


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OF DIRECTORS Officers William G. Robertson Chair Dale S. Rosenthal Vice Chair William R. Ford Treasurer Robert G. Brewer, Jr., Esq. Secretary

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IN THIS ISSUE

2 Events at Strathmore: Julio Iglesias 3 This Just In! 4–5 Holidays at Strathmore 6 Jazz at Strathmore 7 Artist Confidential: Marcus Johnson 8 Strathmore Fine Art 9–13 Winter Calendar 14–15 Thank You, Donors & Supporters! 16–17 Winter Calendar, continued 18 Winter Calendar by Genre 19 Strathmore Education 20-21 2013–2014 Artists in Residence 22 Winter Teas 23 General Information COVER PHOTO: PILOBOLUS BY JOHN KANE. INSIDE COVER PHOTOS: TOP—MARCUS JOHNSON. BOTTOM, LEFT TO RIGHT— JOSH TURNER; LEE GREENWOOD; ANAT COHEN; JESSICA KRASH

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He’s not just a performer, he’s a phenomenon! Julio Iglesias is an entertainer who inhabits a select pantheon with a handful of the world’s greatest artists. The iconic smile and velvet voice that’s sold 300 million records worldwide in a career spanning 45 years —the Madrid-born crooner is a favorite in every corner of the globe. Reservations for $25,000 Dinner and $10,000 Table Sponsors are now available, which include prime orchestra seats to Mr. Iglesias’ concert, the After Party featuring Big Ray and the Kool Kats—and a taxdeductible contribution to Strathmore.

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Julio Iglesias SATURDAY,APRIL 26, 9PM MUSIC CENTER Tickets $58–$125 Want to sponsor a table or find out about sponsorship packages? Contact Bill Carey at (301) 581-5135 or bcarey@strathmore.org.

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Cathy Bernard Joseph F. Beach Dickie S. Carter David M.W. Denton Hope B. Eastman, Esq. Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg Hon. Nancy Floreen Barbara Goldberg Goldman Sol Graham Nancy E. Hardwick Paul L. Hatchett Sachiko Kuno, PhD Delia K. Lang Carolyn P. Leonard Hon. Laurence Levitan J. Alberto Martinez, MD Kenneth O’Brien DeRionne P. Pollard Donna Rattley Washington Graciela Rivera-Oven Regina Brady Vasan


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The Pilobolus Effect New Dancer Joins the Famed Troupe

Pilobolus

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WED, FEB 26, 8PM Music Center Tickets $27–$67 (Stars $24.30–$60.30) See website for more details.

WONDER WOMAN

Natascia Diaz Two Shows Only! SAT, JAN 25, 7:30 & 9:30PM Mansion Tickets $35 (Stars $31.50)

Mike Tyus

“What Pilobolus has created, what Pilobolus performs has significantly changed the landscape of dance in our culture,” says the troupe’s newest member, West Coast dance wunderkind Mike Tyus. “For me to be a part of such a movement is a huge and glorious responsibility, something that will change my life forever.”

Pilobolus changes a lot of things, with its amazing aptitude for using the human body as a medium for creative expression and it’s beautiful, witty formations. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see the art of human movement in a whole new glorious way.

FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 8PM Legendary singer-songwriter John Prine reclaims traditional music, infusing it with social and political import and celebrating the simple joys of love and a life well-lived. An AMA Lifetime Achievement Award winner and a member of the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Prine has written for Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and many others. Tickets $45-$65 (Stars $40.50-$58.50)

NEW IN THE MANSION Tosin CD Release Party

NEW IN THE MUSIC CENTER

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 8:30PM Tosin’s “Afrikan Rhapsody” style is in demand with artists like Spyro Gyra and Chopteeth, and he comes to the Mansion celebrating the release of his fourth album, Life Begins. Tickets $20 (Stars $18)

Josh Turner Punching Bag Tour

Myra Melford, piano

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 8PM One of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry, Josh Turner has been nominated for Grammy and CMA awards for hits like “Long Black Train” and his latest single, “Time Is Love” off the new album, Punching Bag. Don’t miss the double-platinum singer-songwriter with that unmistakable baritone. Tickets $29-$79 (Stars $26.10-$71.10)

Buika

JAVI ROJO

John Prine

Buika

SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 7PM Spanish singer Concha Buika is oneof-a-kind. A poet-musician with a distinctively beautiful voice, Buika blends the traditions of Moorish Spain, the tropics and Northern Africa into a unique genre-defying sound. Her deeply emotional lyrics and unique vocal stylings make her a world music favorite. Tickets $38-$58 (Stars $34.20-$52.20) (301) 581-5100

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THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 7:30PM Celebrate the magic of Myra Melford as the pianist, composer and Guggenheim fellow releases her new album, Life Carries Me This Way, featuring music inspired by visual artist Don Reich. Tickets $25 (Stars $22.50)

Myra Melford

FRIDAY NIGHT ECLECTIC RETURNS San Fermin FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, DOORS 8PM Brooklyn pianist, composer and songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone leads the eight-piece band whose eponymous debut album is being hailed by the critics. MANSION Tickets $12 (Stars $10.80)

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Hear the Cheer It’s the Holiday Season at Strathmore

Boston Brass and the Brass All-Stars Big Band: A Stan Kenton Christmas with the Strathmore Children’s Chorus SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 4PM The music of choral star Stan Kenton and the unstoppable Boston Brass join for a holiday concert with the added punch of an awesome all-star big band. Enjoy “Joy to the World” and other classics from “Greensleeves” to “Go Where I Send Thee”—plus selections from The Nutcracker and contemporary carols like “Frosty the Snowman”— with the Strathmore Children’s Chorus rounding out a thrilling combination of choral and instrumental cheer. Tickets $25–$35 (Stars $22.50–$31.50)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 8PM Down home holiday goodness with a crystalline touch of class: that’s what you get when two of country music’s most revered and recognizable stars take the stage. Crystal “Brown Eyes Blue” Gayle and Lee “God Bless the U.S.A.” Greenwood offer the charm of a country Christmas, performing all your old favorites (and a few new ones, too!) in a truly stellar concert that no country music fan will want to miss. Tickets $39–$69 (Stars $35.10–$62.10)

Crystal Gayle

Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Salsa Navidad FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 8PM Why settle for a White Christmas when you can have a Red-Hot Holiday with the Grammy-winning, 13-piece Spanish Harlem Orchestra? From New York’s colorful El Bario neighborhood to the Music Center stage, the soul of Spanish Harlem ignites some of the most inspiring, invigorating salsa versions of holiday music you’ll ever hear. Salsa Navidad puts a lively new spin on the classics, and shows just why the SHO is considered the standard bearer of contemporary Latin music. Tickets $29–$60 (Stars $26.10–$54)

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IN THE MUSIC CENTER

Crystal Gayle and Lee Greenwood Christmas

GOR MADERA

Wrap up holiday happiness in a perfect evening of music magic at Strathmore, where it’s easy to escape the holiday hustle and surround yourself with song.

Spanish Harlem Jazz Orchestra

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The Irish Tenors: Wright | Kearns | Tynan The Premiere Irish Holiday Tour

Boston Brass

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 4 & 8PM For fans of The Irish Tenors there’s no better holiday tradition than this: listening to the evocative harmonies of Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan as they cover religious and secular holiday music as well as Irish standards like “Danny Boy.” The aching, sonic beauty for which the Tenors are renowned lends itself well to the joyous, hopeful music of Christmas—and the trio always plans a surprise or two, much to the delight of their audience. Tickets $36–78 (Stars $32.40–$70.20) The Irish Tenors

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Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra

IN THE MANSION

HOLIDAY HELPERS

THREE SHOWS!

Give Smart. Give Art.

Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra Christmas SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 3PM, 5PM & 8PM Everybody Loves Bohemian Caverns—that’s why they’re playing THREE holiday shows this season! Named for the historic D.C. hotspot they call home, the band likes to bring some holiday zing to the Mansion. Tickets $25 (Stars $22.50)

Coral Cantigas WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 7:30PM The rich and varied musical styles of Spain, the Caribbean and Latin America come together in the haunting sound of Coral Cantigas, and their holiday concert boasts a program to get you right into the spirit. Tickets $25 (Stars $22.50)

Santa Brunch SUN, DEC 22, 10AM & 12PM Mansion See Winter Calendar for details.

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HE SLEIGHS US

Forget about raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens: The Gift Shop at Strathmore has the kind of “favorite things” that everyone on your holiday gift list will adore! Like exotic, elegant scarves from Les Mains Folles, inspired by the traditions of Asia and Africa and crafted from recycled velvet. Unique stone food plates that come straight from the rocky earth and help support working farms and preserve open land—beautifully— and handmade herbal and olive oil soaps from Ten Good Sheep that come “felted” in fabulous merino wool.

Felted Soaps

Velvet Scarves

Coral Cantigas

AIR ALUMNI

Integriti Reeves, Christmas Jazz Standards FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 11AM There’s a bright new star on the holiday horizon. Integriti Reeves—a breakout success in last year’s Artist in Residence program—sings holiday favorites that will have you thinking back to Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole. Tickets $17 (Stars $15.30)

Stone Food Plates

Push the Envelope Give memories, give happiness, give little bursts of fun. Give the gift of Strathmore with our Gift Certificates: they’re always a perfect fit. Available in any amount, Strathmore Gift Certificates never expire, and they’re redeemable for just about anything!

So Easy, So Artful JONATHAN TIMMES

ONLINE www.strathmore.org PHONE (301) 581-5100 WINDOW Strathmore Ticket Office

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Quality. Variety. Innovation. Winter Jazz at Strathmore Chucho Valdés

At Strathmore we feature the many faces—and voices—of jazz, with concerts that bring the world of jazz home. Artists you know, like The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra; artists you’ll want to know, like Artist in Residence (AIR) alumni John Kocur and Daisy Castro. All of them artists you’ll never forget.

IN THE MUSIC CENTER Chucho Valdés & the Afro-Cuban Messengers SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 7PM Five Grammy Awards, three Latin Grammys, tours across the globe: Dionisio Jesús “Chucho” Valdés Rodríguez has performed with Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Brandford and Wynton Marsalis, Carlos Santana, Dizzy Gillespie, Taj Mahal, Tito Puente and more. Backed by his Afro-Cuban Messengers, the Havana-born pianist leads an evening of rhythmic wonder. Tickets $29–$50 (Stars $26.10–$45)

Marcus Johnson and the Urban Jam Band FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 8PM They call him a modern Renaissance Man—find out why in our interview with Marcus Johnson on page 7. Tickets $29–$70 (Stars $26.10–$63)

Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60 Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn and Larry Grenadier SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 7PM It’s hard to believe the legendary Newport Jazz Festival has been around for six decades, but 6

this incredible touring ensemble makes it easy to see why. Clarinetist Anat Cohen blends modern and traditional jazz with Brazilian rhythms; multiGrammy nominated vocalist Karrin Allyson sings in four languages; five-time Grammy-winning trumpeter Randy Brecker plays funk, hard bop, Brazilian music and ballads, and guitarist Mark Whitfield rounds out the ensemble accompanied by a rhythm section of pianist Peter Martin, drummer Clarence Penn and bassist Larry Grenadier. Tickets $19–$57 (Stars $17.10–$51.30)

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra featuring New York Voices

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AIR ALUMS JAZZ IT UP John Kocur, jazz saxophone FRI, JAN 31, 11AM

Daisy Castro, Gypsy jazz violin FRI, FEB 28, 11AM Mansion $17 (Stars $15.30)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 4PM The Count Basie Orchestra has won 17 Grammy awards, including one for their collaboration with the elegant jazz vocal ensemble New York Voices. This concert brings the winning combination together for a sophisticated performance of classic jazz. Tickets $35–$65 (Stars $31.50–$58.50)

IN THE MANSION The Ben Allison Band Ben Allison, Steve Cardenas, Brandon Seabrook and Allison Miller FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 7:30PM Ben Allison is a young and unique composerbassist whose vision of jazz is colored by classical, rock, folk and world music traditions. Cinematic in its scope, Ben’s music has a joyous, visionary feel. Tickets $30 (Stars $27)

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The Ben Allison Band Master Class SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 4-6PM Ben Allison loves to mentor local jazz ensembles. Come watch! Education Center, Room 402 Free (tickets required)

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FLO MAN Marcus Johnson talks wine, wonder and his favorite song for Valentine’s Day

Marcus Johnson most often described as a Renaissance Man—jazz musician, producer, record exec, entrepreneur—but the head of Three Keys Music and FLO Wines is a hometown boy at heart, coming of age in Silver Spring, getting his Music degree at Howard and his JD and MBA at Georgetown.

MJ: I had a crush on my first grade teacher, and at our class Valentine’s Day party I took one of the cupcakes, gave it to her, and said, ‘Will you be my Valentine?’

He’ll be at the heart of Strathmore’s Valentine’s Day celebration, performing live with his Urban Jam Band on the Music Center stage and showcasing his signature FLO (For the Love Of) wines at an elegant pre-show dinner.

MJ: Being anywhere with the one—and the ones—that you love. That’s it! People talk about dinner-at-so-and-so: nope, when you’re in love it can be anywhere and be perfect.

Strathmore News: What makes a jazz guitarist specializing in the urban jam become a wine connoisseur? Marcus Johnson: If you think about it, wine and music are the perfect pairing,” says Johnson. “I saw that a lot of people were at my jazz concerts drinking wine; I thought, ‘How do I expand my brand?’

SN: What’s your idea of the perfect Valentine’s Day?

SN: You have a Music degree, a Law degree, and an MBA. Which is the most romantic profession? MJ: It’s a combination of the three: keep the artist in the businessman and the lawyer; keep the structure of the lawyer in business and music. My goal is to be as strategic and visionary as possible, to have a nice life and enjoy the moment. SN: Who’s the love of your life?

DREAM DATE Valentine’s Dinner FRI, FEB 14, 6PM Mansion See Winter Calendar for details.

Marcus Johnson and the Urban Jam Band Co-Presented with Blues Alley FRI, FEB 14, 8PM Music Center Tickets $26–$60 (Stars $23.40–$54)

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That kind of thinking, he says, is an extension of the way his parents and step-parents taught him to look at life: with eyes wide open, ready to engage every possibility. It colors his music, too. “My transition in musical style is based on exposure,” explains the guy whose first musical memory is dreaming under the piano while his mother, a psychotherapist, played classical music to unwind. “It’s about being in the right place in the right time: in the urban jam concept there’s no structure; you could hear me three days in a row and it all sounds different.” SN: OK, spill the tea Marcus: who was your first Valentine?

MJ: My daughter, Chase. When I see her, she lights up: it’s how she plays peek-a-boo, it’s bath time, it’s everything. We’ve shared the most incredible feeling ever, that this being trusts me completely, falls asleep in my arms. I fall in love every day. SN: Any tips for a romantic Valentine’s Day? MJ: If you can’t make it to our show at Strathmore check out my Pandora, Spotify or iTunes. And try the Brazilian channel on Pandora—there’s something about the Portuguese language and the rhythms of the bossa nova. Or Marcela Gandara’s Son Para Ti—first time I heard it, it gave me the chills. Get a bottle of FLO, grab a candle and your loved one and be in the moment. Don’t even talk—talk is overrated.

“Get a bottle of FLO, grab a candle and your loved one and be in the moment. Don’t even talk—talk is overrated.” ~ Marcus Johnson (301) 581-5100

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Tech, Yeah! Discover the Brave New World of Fine Art Technology

What’s Up: New Technologies in Art JANUARY 11–MARCH 2 Instructive, inventive, evocative and evolving: tech innovation is revolutionizing the art world, and this amazing exhibit puts some of the most provocative new media on display. Like the work of software artist Scott Draves, who founded the collaborative abstract artwork known as Electric Sheep, a project whereby video files of the animated fractal flames he invented are rendered by more than 450,000 participants and used to create screensaver-ish original artworks that “dreams” on and on for hours. “The images are extremely expensive to produce,” explains Draves. “And I could generate about one second of video a day: not enough to be interesting.” That’s the practical reason behind the crowd-sourcing; conceptually it’s an exploration of the notion of ownership and control that goes back to the 20th century and the vision of artists like Andy Warhol and Yoko Ono. A single piece, he says, can play many roles—and his work challenges the concept of authorship, of the artist as creator, “the classical ideal of the genius with his hand and his brush.” Draves sees the modern artist as someone who stands on the shoulders of giants and looks ahead to the possibilities of artificial intelligence and open sourcing. For Draves, who finds inspiration in the art of Vasily Kandinsky and Jackson Pollock, technology has changed the way art is made, but not necessarily how it is enjoyed. “I can get by with a white wall,” he says. “A computer, some projectors: it’s simpler than the average home stereo system you get at Best Buy. “My objective is to give the computer a chance to speak, to respond, to evolve. I’m looking for a meditative experience.”

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Opening Reception FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 7–9PM Art Talks SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 10:15AM – Children, Free (tickets required) 1PM – Adults, Free (no tickets required)

NOW THROUGH JANUARY 4 Scott Draves, Electric Sheep

80th Annual Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature Minis to the max—It’s a unique technique that traces its roots back to the illuminated manuscripts of the 7th century—but even the most modern art-lovers look forward to this annual exhibit at Strathmore.

Color, Earth, Andes: The Art of Mamani Mamani Vibrant, beautiful, drenched with color: Roberto Mamani Mamani is a self-taught artist whose work draws its inspiration from the vision, emotion and sentiments of his people—and the glorious scenery of the Andes. You can find his work in private collections around the world, or you can enjoy it in its Technicolor glory right here at Strathmore. Art Talks SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 10:15AM – Children, Free (tickets required) 1PM – Adults, Free (no tickets required) Extra!

Miniatures Workshop SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 10AM–3PM Fine artists take note: Maximize your miniatures with this wonderful workshop by Nancy Still from the Miniature Painters, Sculptures & Gravers Society. MANSION Tuition $65 (Stars $58.50)

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Mamani Mamani, Dando el Alimento (Nourishing)

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INVITATIONAL GALLERY V. Michael Straus THRU JAN 4 Mansion Free (no tickets required)


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WINTER CALENDAR Afternoon Teas

See complete schedule on page 18. MANSION $24 (Stars $21.60) $28 (Stars $25.20) for Specialty Teas Pre-paid, non-refundable reservations required.

DECEMBER 2013 THROUGH JAN 4

STRATHMORE FINE ART

80th Annual Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature and Color, Earth, Andes: The Art of Mamani Mamani

An artistic double-header! The Miniatures exhibit is an amazing collection of masterpieces produced in miniature—all represent a massive dab of talent and tender loving care. Mamani Mamani celebrates the bold, vibrant and emotional work of Bolivian artist Roberto Mamani Mamani. Included in the display are 23 works produced in oil pastels and silkscreens. And don’t miss the show in the Invitational Gallery—Paris, Photographs by V. Michael Straus. MANSION Free (no tickets required)

SUN, DEC 1, 4PM

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

Boston Brass and the Brass All-Stars Big Band: A Stan Kenton Christmas with the Strathmore Children’s Chorus

Boston Brass and all-star brass players from around the globe team up for big band arrangements of classics like the Stan Kenton Christmas carols, “Greensleeves” and “Motown Jingle Bells,” backed by the Strathmore Children’s Chorus. MUSIC CENTER Thanks to Jupiter Band Instruments for their support of the Boston Brass educational residency. Tickets $25-$35 (Stars $22.50-$31.50)

WED, DEC 4, 7:30PM

FRI, DEC 6, 8PM

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

STAR PRODUCTIONS

AIR Mentor: Dr. James Ross with guests Piotr Pakhomkin, guitar Nistha Raj, violin

Doo Wop Yule Pop

As seen on PBS! Gather on a ‘50s Christmas corner with this fabulous roster of doo-wop masters, including Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners, The Vogues, the Marcels, and more! MUSIC CENTER Tickets $67.60

Discover a unique musical experience created by horn virtuoso James Ross, featuring the Wagner tuba and the French horn in unexpected contexts with violin and classical guitar. MANSION Tickets $17 (Stars $15.30)

SAT, DEC 7, 10:15AM

STRATHMORE EDUCATION

Children’s Talk & Tour

Bring the kids ages 5 and up to the Mansion for a special tour of the 80th Annual Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature and Color, Earth, Andes: Works by Bolivian Artist Mamani Mamani, which includes a fun activity geared to learning more about the art on display. MANSION Free (reservations required)

WED, DEC 4, 7:30PM

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

Teatro alla Scala Academy Orchestra

Presented in conjunction with the Embassy of Italy and Bracco Foundation. From the legendary La Scala opera house in Milan, the best of La Scala’s Academy perform classics by Verdi and music by 20th century Italian composer Nino Rota. Come to the free pre-concert lecture with David Ginder of WETA at 6:15PM on the Promenade level of the Concert Hall. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $10-$29 (Stars $9-$26.10)

SAT, DEC 7, 1PM

STRATHMORE EDUCATION

Art Talk

Take a fascinating stroll with friends through the 80th Annual Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature and Color, Earth, Andes: Works by Bolivian Artist Mamani Mamani, and learn more about the art on display. MANSION Free (no reservations required)

THU, DEC 5, 7:30PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Sultans of String

SAT, DEC 7, 8PM

Sultans of String can’t be pinned down—it’s Sable Island meets the Silk Road, with detours through the Gypsy jazz coffeehouses of Eastern Europe. They visit Strathmore to celebrate the release of their highoctane disc, Symphony. Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION Tickets $20 (Stars $18)

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Four Seasons

Jonathan Carney, leader and violin VIVALDI: The Four Seasons PIAZZOLLA: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires Free Symphonic Explorations preconcert lecture by Levine School of Music at 7PM in the Education Center, Room 309. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $31–$94

THU, DEC 5, 8PM

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

Crystal Gayle and Lee Greenwood Christmas

SUN, DEC 8, 4PM

MARYLAND CLASSIC YOUTH ORCHESTRAS

Winter Concert

Crystal Gayle, known as much for her trademark long hair as her crystalline country vocals, partners with fellow country icon Lee Greenwood for an evening of heartfelt holiday music. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $39-$69 (Stars $35.10-$62.10

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Featuring the region’s top young musicians in MCYO’s Symphony, Chamber Ensemble and Philharmonic performing classical masterworks. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $15-20 (group rates available)

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MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra

D.C.’s favorite jazz orchestra rules the Yule, with holiday favorites including a swinging performance of Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker! Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION Tickets $25 (Stars $22.50)

TUE, DEC 10, 7PM

STONE RIDGE SCHOOL OF THE SACRED HEART

A Christmas at Strathmore

Stone Ridge Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles from grades 2–12 will perform traditional carols and international selections celebrating the Christmas season. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $10

WED, DEC 11, 7:30PM SUN, DEC 15, 7PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Zemer Chai: The Jewish Community Choir of Washington

This choir of 30 singers shares the rich and diverse musical heritage of the Jewish people, from the Renaissance to the present day. “Remarkably evocative and stirring” (The Jewish Daily Forward). Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION December 11 SOLD OUT Tickets $25 (Stars $22.50)

THU, DEC 12, 8PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Holiday Cirque Musica

Bob Bernhardt, conductor Cirque Musica (BSO debut) Bring the family to hear holiday favorites while experiencing the awe-inspiring aerial feats, strongmen and mind-boggling contortionists of the majestic Cirque Musica. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $31–$86

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Celebrate the Holidays with the National Philharmonic at Strathmore! C ALE ND AR D E C E MBE R 2013~ F EBR U A RY 2014

Begin your holidays with Handel’s Messiah performed by the National Philharmonic Chorale on December 14 and 15 under the direction of Chorale Artistic Director Stan Engebretson. On December 22, join Philharmonic Music Director and Conductor Piotr Gajewski and the Washington Symphonic Brass for a festive evening of holiday music from all over the world. The Philharmonic showcases the music of Mozart on January 4 and 5 with his Symphony No. 5 and violinist Nurit Bar-Josef performing the composer’s lively Concerto No. 5.

JAY MALLIN

Award-winning pianist Brian Ganz returns to Strathmore on February 22 for his fourth allChopin recital. This concert features Chopin’s powerful Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52; the Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17, No. 4, one of his most soulful and mysterious works; and the epic Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48, No. 1, among other works.

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FRI, DEC 13, 11AM

STRATHMORE & THE D.C. FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS PRESENT

D.C. Composers Concert: Songs We Love to Sing

Experience a unique program of songs from opera to Broadway and jazz that promises to leave the audience thrilled, wanting more— and humming tunes all the way home! MANSION Free (first come, first served)

FRI, DEC 13, 8PM

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Salsa Navidad

This Grammy-winning orchestra puts the S-H-O in show, with a 13-member all-star ensemble directed by world-renowned pianist/ arranger Oscar Hernández. Join a holiday celebration that “double-dares you not to move!” (Associated Press). MUSIC CENTER Tickets $29-$60 (Stars $26.10-$54)

FRI, DEC 13, DOORS 8PM

FRIDAY NIGHT ECLECTIC

San Fermin

We’re expecting a sold out house at this show, so get tickets while you can. Ellis Ludwig-Leone leads this eight-piece band who will perform from their self-titled album, charged with great storytelling and rich vocals. MANSION Tickets $12 (Stars $10.80)

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Tickets from $28; kids 7–17 FREE! Complimentary parking! Visit nationalphilharmonic.org or call (301) 581-5100.

SAT, DEC 14, 10AM–3PM

SUN, DEC 15, 3PM

STRATHMORE EDUCATION

MARYLAND CLASSIC YOUTH ORCHESTRAS

An in-depth workshop on transition of painting skills into miniature scale, taught by Nancy Still from the Miniature Painters, Sculptures & Gravers Society. Presented in conjunction with their 80th Annual Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature. Students will go home with their own completed work of art. MANSION Tuition $65 (Stars $58.50)

Enjoy a special performance featuring the MCYO Harp Ensemble; and the Clarinet and Flute Choirs. CITYDANCE STUDIO THEATER 405 Tickets $10 at door

Miniatures Workshop

Chamber Music Concert

MON, DEC 16, 7:30PM TUE, DEC 17, 7:30PM

MOSCOW BALLET

Great Russian Nutcracker

Bring the whole family for the quintessential holiday experience. Forty star-studded Russian artists perform Olympian feats in the holiday classic, brimming with magical toys, falling snow, growing Christmas trees and astounding Russian dancers. MUSIC CENTER Tickets from $28

SAT, DEC 14, 11AM

LEVINE SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Zigeunerweisen: European Gypsy Music

Join Levine faculty lecturer Carl Yaffe as he explores the folk music traditions of European Gypsy music. EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 309 Free (RSVP requested). Call (202) 686-8000 x1599.

WED, DEC 18, 7:30PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

SAT, DEC 14, 8PM SUN, DEC 15, 3PM

Coral Cantigas

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC

Discover the bounty and many rich styles of Latin American, Spanish and Caribbean music in this joyous holiday concert, as you revel in the rich sound of this “outstanding… choral ensemble of the highest caliber” (Examiner.com).

Handel’s Messiah

Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano Roberto Petillo, tenor Kevin Deas, bass National Philharmonic Chorale Stan Engebretson, conductor Free pre-concert lectures: 6:45PM Dec. 14; 1:45PM Dec. 15 in the Concert Hall, Promenade level. MUSIC CENTER Tickets from $28

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THU, DEC 19, 7:30PM MON, DEC 23, 7:30PM

WASHINGTON CHORUS

A Candlelight Christmas

With the splendor of brass, organ, percussion and the Grammywinning 200-voice chorus, this beloved holiday event features Christmas classics, sing-alongs and the glow of candlelight. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $15-$70

FRI, DEC 20, 11AM

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

AIR ALUMNI: Integriti Reeves, Christmas Jazz Standards

This dynamic vocal powerhouse elicits comparisons to the purity of Ella Fitzgerald and the vocal ease of Nat King Cole. Discover a bright new star singing holiday favorites! MANSION Tickets $17 (Stars $15.30)

SAT, DEC 21, 1 & 6PM

CITYDANCE

CityDance Conservatory Dancers Perform Lorraine Spiegler’s Snow Queen

The young talents of the CityDance Conservatory perform classical and contemporary ballet works, including an exciting contemporary reimagining of the Nutcracker’s Snow Queen myth. CITYDANCE STUDIO THEATER 405 Tickets $20


The Irish Tenors: Wright | Kearns | Tynan The Premiere Irish Holiday Celebration Tour

You’ll find “a full measure of joy” (Las Vegas Review-Journal) in this concert that combines The Irish Tenors’ greatest hits with holiday classics. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $36-78 (Stars $32.40-$70.20)

SUN, DEC 22, 10AM & 12PM

RESTAURANT ASSOCIATES

Santa Brunch

Join us for the 2nd Annual Brunch with Santa who will once again be stopping by The Mansion at Strathmore. Enjoy the delicious Buffet Brunch with your friends and family. For details and reservations, call (301) 581-5220. MANSION $40 (Stars $36) per adult, $20 (Stars $18) for children ages 12 and under

SUN, DEC 22, 4PM

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC

Washington Symphonic Brass

Piotr Gajewski, conductor Holiday surround sound! Celebrate as some of the East Coast’s finest brass and percussion players surround you with the sounds of the holiday from all parts of Strathmore’s acoustically superb Concert Hall. MUSIC CENTER Tickets from $28

SUN, DEC 29, 3PM

ATTILA GLATZ CONCERT PRODUCTIONS

Salute to Vienna: New Year’s Concert

The Strauss Symphony of America Christian Schulz, conductor (Vienna) Monika Rebholz, soprano (Vienna) Brian Cheney, tenor (New York) Dancers from Europaballett—St. Pölten & International Champion Ballroom Dancers Welcome the New Year with Salute to Vienna, returning for a glorious 15th appearance to the Music Center with a fresh, new program. Enjoy a brilliant new cast of over 75, including orchestra, stellar European singers and dancers in beautiful costumes. Celebrate with the best Strauss waltzes, polkas and excerpts from Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow and more. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $49-$95

FRI, JAN 10, 7:30PM

JANUARY 2014

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

THU, JAN 2, 8PM

The Ben Allison Band

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

FRI, JAN 10, 8:15PM

Born in D.C., this jazz/contemporary vocalist has performed with Howard University’s Afro Blue, appearing on season three of NBC’s “The SingOff” as well as on recordings with John Blake, the Jolley Brothers and Dee Dee Bridgewater. MANSION Tickets $17 (Stars $13.50)

Off the Cuff: Dvořák’s New World Symphony

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

A star of the New York underground jazz scene, this bassist/composer’s newest recording has been hailed as “hands down, the primo jazz release of the year” (Billboard). Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION Tickets $30 (Stars $27)

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Blue Danube & More

Andrew Grams, conductor Lauren Snouffer, soprano (BSO debut) The magic of New Year’s in Vienna! Andrew Grams conducts enchanting miniatures of Mozart, plus effervescent favorites of Johann Strauss, Jr. and much more. Free Music Notes Live! pre-concert lecture with David Ginder of WETA at 7PM in the Education Center, Room 309. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $31–$94

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Marin Alsop, conductor DVORˇÁK: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World” Bold, thrilling and moving Dvorˇák’s Ninth Symphony is emblematic of a foreigner’s portrayal of America, combining folk tunes and gypsy flavor from his native Bohemia and his impressions of life in the “New World.” MUSIC CENTER Tickets $31–$94

SAT, JAN 4, 9AM–2PM

STRATHMORE CHILDREN’S CHORUS

Mid-Year Auditions

Ranging in age from 7 to 18, this stars-of-tomorrow-today ensemble led by Christopher G. Guerra will be holding auditions in the Mansion. For more information on this exciting program, visit www.strathmorecc.org. MANSION Free (appointment required)

SAT, JAN 11, 4–6PM

STRATHMORE EDUCATION

The Ben Allison Band Master Class

SAT, JAN 4, 8PM SUN, JAN 5, 3PM

Come watch as jazz master Ben Allison goes deep bass with local jazz ensembles, demonstrating both composition and improvisation. Learn how the process of music writing can guide the approach to improvisation and personal style. EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 402 Free (tickets required)

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC

Sounds of Central Europe

Nurit Bar-Josef, violin Piotr Gajewski, conductor The Serenade for Strings by Dvorˇák is laden with rich sonorities; Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 is full of energetic and lively melodies; and Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 combines intimate chamber music style with a fiery and impulsive manner. Free pre-concert lecture 6:45 PM Jan. 4; 1:45 PM Jan. 5 in the Concert Hall, Promenade level. Sponsored by Ameriprise Financial. MUSIC CENTER Tickets from $28

JAN 11–MAR 2

STRATHMORE FINE ART

What’s Up: New Technologies in Art

Come experience interactive communication-based media; light painting and LED (Light Emitting Diode) displays; phenomenal works in plastic, resins and fiber optics; an outdoor laser installation; electronic projections—and even Electric Sheep, an evolving abstract animation with over 450,000 participants. And don’t miss the newest offering in the Invitational Gallery, featured artist to be announced soon. Come to the free Opening Reception on Friday, January 17 from 7–9PM. MANSION Free (no tickets required)

THU, JAN 9, 7:30 & 9:30PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Nellie McKay

“This bewitching pixie of a performer...can sound like Doris Day one minute and Anita O’Day the next...slyly funny...delightfully piquant” (The New York Times). Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION Tickets $37 (Stars $33.30)

MON, JAN 13, 11AM

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Historic Home Tour

Take a guided tour illuminating the history of the Mansion at Strathmore. MANSION Free (reservations required)

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Christie Dashiell, jazz vocalist

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THU, JAN 16, 7:30PM

Duo Sonidos

Appealing to both classical and “crossover” audiences, this guitar/ violin duo is “stunning...a looselimbed, easy virtuoso ‘cool’ and beguiling tonal warmth” (BBC Music magazine). Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION Tickets $28 (Stars $25.20)

THU, JAN 16, 8PM

LEVINE SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Master Class with Cynthia Kortman Westphal

Broadway performer/keyboardist Cynthia Kortman Westphal shares her expertise with students from Levine’s musical theater program, Act Two. Reserve today at www.levineschool.org. EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 309 Free (RSVP requested)

THU, JAN 16, 8PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Beethoven & Mozart

Nicholas McGegan, conductor Jeremy Denk, piano Fei Xie, bassoon HAYDN: Symphony No. 30, “Alleluja” MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 25 MOZART: Bassoon Concerto BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8 Free Music Notes Live! pre-concert lecture with David Ginder of WETA at 7PM in the Education Center, Room 309. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $31–$94

SAT, JAN 18, 10AM

STRATHMORE ARTISTS

Wired In: Building a Presence on Web and Social Media How to build a website and reach bigger audiences using social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter and more. MANSION Tickets $18 (Stars $16.20), free to Artists members

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Thank you, Donors & Supporters! Strathmore thanks the individuals and organizations who have made contributions between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. Their support of at least $500 and continued commitment enables us to offer the affordable, accessible, quality programming that has become our hallmark. $250,000+ Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County Hogan Lovells (in-kind) Maryland State Arts Council $100,000+ Post-Newsweek Media, Inc. (includes in-kind) $50,000+ Booz Allen Hamilton Delia and Marvin Lang Lockheed Martin Corporation The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Symphony Park LLC $25,000+ Alban Inspections, Inc. Asbury Methodist Village Federal Realty Investment Trust GEICO Glenstone Foundation Yanqiu He and Kenneth O’Brien Carolyn and Jeffrey Leonard PEPCO TD Bank Carol Trawick $15,000+ Capital One, N.A. Nancy and Raymond Hardwick Lyle and Cecilia Jaeger (in-kind) MARPAT Foundation Montgomery County Department of Economic Development Paul M. Angell Family Foundation Tower Companies $10,000+ Adventist Health Care Bank of America Jonita and Richard S. Carter Clark Construction Group, LLC Comcast Elizabeth W. Culp EagleBank Suzanne and Douglas Firstenberg Giant Food LLC Dorothy and Sol Graham Guardian Realty Management, Inc. Elizabeth and Joel Helke Sachiko Kuno and Ryuji Ueno

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Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered (includes in-kind) Lerner Enterprises Janet L. Mahaney Natelli Communities LP Janine and Phillip O’Brien PBS Della and William Robertson Milton and Dorothy Sarnoff Foundation Reginald Van Lee $5,000+ Gary Block Mary and Greg Bruch Frances and Leonard Burka Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts Hope Eastman Carl M. Freeman Foundation Ellen and Michael Gold Barbara Goldberg Goldman Lana Halpern Julie and John Hamre The Kiplinger Foundation Allen Kronstadt Sharon and David Lockwood Constance Lohse and Robert Brewer Effie and John Macklin J. Alberto Martinez Patricia and Roscoe Moore Katharine and John Pan Carol Salzman and Michael Mann John Sherman, in memory of Deane Sherman Phyllis and J. Kenneth Schwartz Ann and Jim Simpson Wendy and Donald Susswein Meredith Weiser and Michael Rosenbaum Ellen and Bernard Young WGL Holdings, Inc. Nancy and Harold Zirkin $2,500+ Anonymous Agmus Ventures, Inc. Louise Appell Atsite, Inc. Bank of Georgetown Alison Cole and Jan Peterson Margaret and James Conley Carin and Bruce Cooper

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CORT Carolyn Degroot Starr and Fred Ezra Michelle Feagin Carolyn Goldman and Sydney Polakoff Diana and Paul Hatchett Monica Jeffries Hazangeles and John Hazangeles Cheryl and Richard Hoffman A. Eileen Horan Igersheim Family Foundation Alexine Jackson Dianne Kay Peter S. Kimmel, in memory of Martin S. Kimmel Eleanor Kleinman and Mark Zaid Teri Hanna Knowles and John M. Knowles Barbara and Laurence Levitan Judie and Harry Linowes Jill and Jim Lipton Montgomery County Executive’s Ball Fund NOVA Research Co., Paul and Peggy Young Katherine and William Parsons Carol and Jerry Perone Mindy and Charles Postal Potomac Valley Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Lorraine and Barry Rogstad Karen Rosenthal and M. Alexander Stiffman Dale S. Rosenthal Barbara and Ted Rothstein Janet and Michael Rowan Lynne Sendejo Kerri Sharabi Christine Shreve and Thomas Bowersox Tanya and Stephen Spano Victor Shargai and Craig Pascal Mary Kay Shartle-Galotto and Jack Galotto Leon and Deborah Snead Soltesz Associates, Inc. Paulette and Larry Walker Ward & Klein, Chartered Susan Wellman Vicki and Steve Willmann Anne Witkowsky and John Barker

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$1,000+ Anonymous Marie Allen Mary Kay and Dave Almy Dena Baker and Terry Jacobs Sheila and Kenneth Berman Mary Barton and Elizabeth Biegelson Jane Beard and Jeff Davis Carol and Scott Brewer Vicki Britt and Robert Selzer Jeff Broadhurst Eleanor and Oscar Caroglanian Conference and Visitors Bureau of Montgomery County Susan Corrigan Marlies and Karl Flicker Theresa and William Ford Senator Jennie Forehand and William E. Forehand, Jr. Sandra and Victor Frattali Noreen and Michael Friedman Carol Fromboluti Juan Gaddis Pamela Gates and Robert Schultz Leslie and Art Greenberg Greene-Milstein Family Foundation Jai Gupta Linda and John Hanson Maureen and Brent Hanson Sara and James A. Harris Vickie Hawkins-Jones and Michael Jones Hess Foundation, Inc. Linda and I. Robert Horowitz Arlene and Robert Hillerson Linda and Van Hubbard Jane Elizabeth Cohen Foundation Deirdre and John Johnson Pamela and Senator Edward Kasemeyer Joan and Howard Katz Deloise and Lewis Kellert Renee Korda and Mark Olson Iris and Louis Korman Carole and Robert Kurman Lucie Ling and Guy Campbell Linowes and Blocher LLP Douglas Liu Nancy and Dan Longo Sandy and Gerald Loubier Sandra and Charles Lyons M&T Bank Jacqueline and J. Thomas Manger


Edith and Fred Marinucci Catherine and David Meloy Leanne and Tim Mertz Gerry Murphy Esther and Stuart Newman Paley, Rothman, Goldstein, Rosenberg, Eig & Cooper Chtd Dale and Anthony Pappas Gloria Paul and Robert Atlas Nick Perdikis Cynthia and Eliot Pfanstiehl Charla and David Phillips Tammy and Vincent Prestipino Randy Hostetler Living Room Fund Republic National Distributing Co. Jane and Paul (deceased) Rice Rivkin Livingston Levitan & Silver LLC Tasneem Robin-Bhatti Charlotte and Hank Schlosberg Fran and Richard Silbert Merle and Steven Steiner Mary Sturtevant Annie and Sami (deceased) Totah Regina and Ken Vasan Judy Whalley and Henry Otto Irene and Steven White Irene and Alan Wurtzel Cindy and Rick Zitelman $500+ Anonymous June Abel Judy and Joseph Antonucci Ali Arb Benita and Eric Bailey Laura Baptiste and Brian Kildee Margaret Bash Susan and Brian Bayly

Debra Benator and Randall Wagner Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club Christina and James Bradley Eileen Cahill Trish and Timothy Carrico Kathy and C. Bennett Chamberlin Michael Curto Amy and Tony Diaz David Dise Sue Downes Kim Elliott and Mark Rayford Sue and Howard Feibus Winifred and Anthony Fitzpatrick Gail Fleder Michael Frankhuizen Susan and Mark Friis Nancy and Peter Gallo Riva Gambrell Cheryl and Harold Gearhart Mr. and Mrs. Alan Gourley Gerri Hall and David Nickels Wilma and Arthur Holmes Jr. Carol and Larry Horn Zora and James Hostetler Barbara and David Humpton Henrietta and Christopher Keller Paula Kirk Patricia and James Krzyminski Catherine and Isiah Leggett Roberta and Howard Lehrer Scott Leventhal Ronald Lewis Dorothy Linowes Claire and Scott Livingston Susan Shaskan Luse and Eric Luse Richard Marlo Glen Marvin Janice McCall

Nancy McGinness and Thomas Tarabrella Vijaya and Daniel Melnick Dee and Robert Metz Ann Morales and Rice Odell Denise and Thomas Murphy Joyce and George Newmyer Sue and Edward O’Connell Margie Pearson and Richard Lampl Brian Potts Diane and Gregory Proctor Rodgers Consulting Jacqueline Rogers Jan Rothman Sally Sachar and Robert Muller Henry Schalizki and Bob Davis (deceased) Imogene Schreider Estelle Schwalb Jean and Louis Seiden Roberta and Lawrence Shulman Eric and William Siegel Donald Simonds Jill and Carl Slagle Valerye and Adam Strochak Judith and Richard Sugarman Chris Syllaba Susan Talarico and Michael Sundermeyer Aurelie Thiele Linda and Stewart Thomsen Marion and Dennis Torchia Peter Vance Treibley Myra Turoff and Kenneth Weiner Anne and James Tyson Karen and Roger Winston Jean and Robert Wirth Susan and Jack Yanovski Gerson Zweifach

Con Brio Society Securing the future of Strathmore through a planned gift. Anonymous Louise Appell John Cahill Jonita and Richard S. Carter Irene Cooperman Trudie Cushing and Neil Beskin Julie and John Hamre Yanqiu He and Kenneth O’Brien A. Eileen Horan Vivian and Peter Hsueh Tina and Art Lazerow Chiu and Melody Lin Diana Locke and Robert Toense Janet L. Mahaney Carol and Alan Mowbray Cynthia and Eliot Pfanstiehl Barbara and David Ronis Henry Schalizki and Robert Davis (deceased) Phyllis and J. Kenneth Schwartz Annie Simonian Totah and Sami Totah (deceased) Maryellen Trautman and Darrell Lemke Carol Trawick Peter Vance Treibley Myra Turoff and Kenneth Weiner Julie Zignego

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2013 Strathmore Cabaret

Joan Gregoryk, Founder and Artistic Director of the Children’s Chorus of Washington is joined by Henry Schalizki and Strathmore Artistic Director Shelley Brown. Frederic Yonnet led an amazing night of Motown hits with Artists in Residence, his band, and his smokin’ harmonica.

Carolina Clavijo is joined by Dr. Fritz Allen and Anna Pigotti of Visionary Ophthalmology.

Deborah Bond, Artist in Residence 2012–2013,sang her heart out.

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On October 4, Strathmore’s Cabaret event raised over $90,000 to support artistic and educational programming. A marvelous Motown moment to be remembered, here are a few highlights!

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SAT, JAN 18, 10:15AM

STRATHMORE EDUCATION

Children’s Talk & Tour

C ALE ND AR D E C E MBE R 2013~ F EBR U A RY 2014

Bring the kids ages 5 and up to the Mansion for a special tour of What’s Up: New Technologies in Art, which includes a fun activity geared to learning more about the art on display. MANSION Free (reservations required)

SAT, JAN 18, 1PM

STRATHMORE EDUCATION

Art Talk

Take a fascinating stroll with friends through the new exhibit, What’s Up: New Technologies in Art, and learn more about the art on display. MANSION Free (no reservations required)

SAT, JAN 18, 6:30PM

LEVINE SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Jazz Jam

In a fun and structured environment facilitated by Levine jazz faculty members, musicians will get a chance to play and improvise on well-known jazz standards, receiving guidance as needed. All instruments and skill levels are welcome. EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 309 Free for Levine students ($5 at door for non-Levine)

SAT, JAN 18, 8PM SUN, JAN 19, 4PM

CITYDANCE PRESENTS

MON, JAN 20, 3PM

SAT, JAN 25, 10AM–3PM

The Montgomery County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemorative Committee and Montgomery County Executive, Mr. Isiah Leggett Present

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Jazz Vocal Intensive: Scat Singing 201

This more-advanced course in scat develops the ear, increases jazz vocabulary and introduces the scales used in improvisation. Connaitre Miller shows how to apply scatting in a typical jazz set and how to adapt it for different jazz styles. MANSION Tuition $75 (Stars $67.50)

20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Tribute and Celebration

This multi-cultural program engages diverse and talented celebrity and local performers and award honorees and recipients who serve their communities unselfishly. This program commemorates the life and work of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This ticketed event is free and open to the public. Tickets can be requested from the Music Center Ticket Office beginning January 2, 2014. You are cordially invited to attend. MUSIC CENTER Free (see details above)

SAT, JAN 25, 7:30 & 9:30PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Natascia Diaz

Darius Smith, piano A veteran of Broadway and D.C. theater, this Helen Hayes Award winner is “adept at expressing any mood or nuance. Only a cold heart could fail to shed a few tears” (DCTheatreScene.com). Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION Tickets $35 (Stars $31.50)

WED, JAN 22, 7:30–9PM

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Education Workshop with Christie Dashiell: A Jazz Journey

SAT, JAN 25, 7PM

MAESTRO ARTIST MANAGEMENT

If you love history and music, this workshop is for you. Join Strathmore AIR Christie Dashiell as she explores several key figures in jazz music and their impact on the genre. Christie will also perform classic jazz standards such as “Take The A Train,” “So What?” and “Night Dreamer.” MANSION Free (reservations required)

Denis Matsuev

HAYDN: Piano Sonata in E-flat Major SCHUMANN: Carnaval RACHMANINOFF: Prelude in G Minor, Prelude in G-sharp Minor TCHAIKOVSKY: Dumka in C Minor, Méditation RACHMANINOFF: Piano Sonata No. 2 in b-flat Minor Hailed “as the successor to Russian keyboard lions like Evgeny Kissin, Arcadi Volodos, and…Vladimir Horowitz” (The New York Times), Denis Matsuev has been establishing himself as one of the most soughtafter pianists of his generation. Ever since his triumphant victory at the 1998 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, he has been winning acclaim from critics and audiences alike for his combination of stunning virtuosity and clear artistic identity. The dynamic pianist returns to Strathmore for a recital of works by Haydn, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninoff. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $35-$75

Robert J. Priore’s Emergence Featuring Dayton THU, JAN 23, 8PM Contemporary Dance Company BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Emergence is an evening of original Marvin Hamlisch: One works by CityDance Resident Artist Singular Sensation and Choreographer-in-Residence, Robert J. Priore. Featuring CityDance Conservatory’s highestlevel students, returning alumni and guests from Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. For more information visit www.citydance.net. CITYDANCE STUDIO THEATER 405 Tickets $25 ($20 student tickets))

SAT, JAN 18, 8PM

THE NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC

Three Great Classics

Gabriela Martinez, piano Julie Keim, soprano Robert Petillo, tenor Kerry Wilkerson, bass National Philharmonic Chorale Victoria Gau, conductor MOZART: Divertimento K. 136 BACH: Piano Concerto No. 1 SCHUBERT: Mass No. 2 in G Major Free pre-concert lecture 6:45PM in the Concert Hall, Promenade level. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $28-$84

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Jack Everly, conductor The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra pays a loving tribute to its former Pops conductor Marvin Hamlisch with smash hits from A Chorus Line, The Sting, The Way We Were and more. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $29–$84

FRI, JAN 24–SUN, JAN 26

LEVINE SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Jazz Workshop

This three-day workshop is designed to give adult jazz musicians of all levels and instruments the opportunity to expand their jazz experience with a series of instructional sessions, coached jams, and an end-of-weekend concert coordinated and led by Levine’s expert jazz faculty. EDUCATION CENTER Tuition $309

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SUN, JAN 26, 3PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Rob Patterson, Maria Lambros and Audrey Andrist

Recognized for his “rich, luscious tone quality”(The Clarinet), Rob Patterson performs David Ludwig’s haunting Flowers in the Desert, written in response to a tragic news story of gun violence. Join a postconcert discussion with the artists. Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION Tickets $25 (Stars $22.50)

SUN, JAN 26, 7PM

LEVINE SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Instruments of Song

Levine piano faculty member Grace Cho collaborates with the New Orchestra of Washington in music that reflects a vast range of Jewish experiences and heritages. Join Levine lecturer Carl Yaffe at 6:30PM for the pre-concert lecture “What Makes Music Sound Jewish.” EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 309 Tickets $15 ($20 at door)

SUN, JAN 26, 8PM

9:30 CLUB / I.M.P. PRESENT

Pixies

While Pixies have toured on-andoff in recent years (including a run where they played everything from Doolittle and its b-sides), it had been almost two decades since the band released new music. That all changed this year, with the release of “Bagboy” and a new EP, EP1. As expected, their new tunes are melodic, abrasive, experimental, and everything in between. When these indie rock champions come around, you just gotta jump at the opportunity. MUSIC CENTER SOLD OUT

MON, JAN 27 & FEB 3, 10, 24, 7:30–9:30PM

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So You Think You Can’t Sing: Harmony Edition

Make a beautiful noise together! Singing in harmony isn’t as hard as you think, as these enjoyable, skill-building sessions will show you. Choral instructor John Horman shows you how to identify and build harmony with other singers, creating a full-bodied sound and a marvelous sense of accomplishment. You’ll love what you hear! MANSION Tickets $140 (Stars $126)


Just US, III

Come enjoy a program of diverse instrumental scores, choral arrangements and audience participation. A perfect way to spend a musical evening. InterPLAYcompany sells out so order your tickets early by calling (301) 570-6664 or online at www.interplaycompany.org. CITYDANCE STUDIO THEATER 405 Tickets $10 ($5 for those with disabilities)

FRI, JAN 31, 11AM

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

AIR Jazz Fridays: John Kocur, jazz saxophone

Discover an exciting young, D.C.based alto saxophonist and jazz composer! “A great soloist... equally capable of romance and hardcharging groove” (City Paper). MANSION Tickets $17 (Stars $15.30)

FRI, JAN 31, 8PM

ELITE ENTERTAINMENT

Bill Cosby

Revel in Cosby’s trademark humor that centers on the basic cornerstones of our existence, providing an insight into our roles as parents, children, family members, men and women.  Don’t miss the comedic genius in his premiere engagement at Strathmore! MUSIC CENTER Tickets $49.50-$89.50

FEBRUARY 2014

FRI, FEB 7, 8:30PM

The Magic of Music Meets the Passion of Youth

Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras enjoys its 68th Season! For a musical experience rivaling those of many professional symphonies but for half the ticket price, you can enjoy a wonderful concert in a world-class venue with our world-class guest artists! Support tomorrow’s musicians today! DECEMBER 8 CONCERT 4PM The Dawn of a Season: Artistry Begins Here MCYO’s first concert of the season, featuring the Philharmonic, Symphony and Chamber Ensemble performing music by Bernstein, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff plus newer works by Finzi, Warlock and Hisaishi. Tickets $20 adult $12 youth, Group discount rates available CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT December 15, 3PM in CityDance Studio Theater 405 at Strathmore. Features MCYO Harp Ensemble, Clarinet and Flute Choirs Tickets $10 at door REHEARSALS: Wednesday evenings at the Music Center. Call to observe (301) 581-5208 MCYO ALUMNI: Please contact Cheryl@mcyo.org. We want to hear an update from you! QUESTIONS? Visit www.mcyo.org or call (301) 581-5208 for more information.

SAT, FEB 1

For details visit www.levineschool.org or call (301) 897-5100. EDUCATION CENTER

SAT, FEB 1, 10AM–12PM

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Chamber Music Seminar with Jessica Krash: On the Cusp of Romanticism Jessica Krash, Ph.D. is a pianist, composer and educator whose work has been admired internationally and at home. Performers on the program for the Feb. 8 concert will play their pieces and receive coaching from Dr. Krash. This collaborative, open workshop has an open discussion format. MANSION Free (reservations required)

Tosin CD Release Party

Join former Artist in Residence Tosin for a selection of tunes from his latest CD, Life Begins. Rooted in African rhythms, Tosin’s infectious music is a refreshing blend of neosoul, jazz and afrobeat. Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION Tickets $20 (Stars $18)

SAT, FEB 8, 1PM

STRATHMORE EDUCATION

Chamber Music Concert with Jessica Krash: On the Cusp of Romanticism

Jessica Krash, Ph.D. is a pianist, composer and educator whose work has been admired internationally and at home. Her chamber music series has been running for more than twenty years. Enjoy beautiful performances by local artists. MANSION Tickets $15 (Stars $13.50)

SAT, FEB 8, 8PM

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

Make a Joyful Noise: Best of Maryland Gospel

The gospel tradition beats like a mighty heart in the area, and Strathmore has collected the best for this celebration show featuring the James E. Jordan Adult Choir of Riverdale, the Tribe of Judah Choir of RCC G Victory Temple Bowie and the Baltimore City College High School Choir. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $21-$26 (Stars $18.90-$23.40)

SUN, FEB 9, 3PM

LEVINE SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Spring Semester Begins

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

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MON, JAN 27, 8PM

interPLAYcompany Band

MUSIC IN THE MANSION SAT, FEB 1, 8PM

-RI, FEB 7, 7:30PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

STRATHMORE EDUCATION

Chaplin’s Back!

Best of Maryland Gospel Community Sing

Marin Alsop, conductor CHAPLIN: The Idle Class and The Kid The BSO celebrates the centennial of the appearance of the Little Tramp on the silver screen with a pairing of classic 1920’s Charlie Chaplin films, with music performed live by the Orchestra. Free Symphonic Explorations preconcert lecture by Levine School of Music at 7PM in the Education Center, Room 309. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $31–$94

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Artists from the Feb. 8 concert will lead participants in a joyful singing session of gospel favorites. No singing experience necessary and great for familes! Best for children ages 8 and up. EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 402 Tickets $8 (Stars $7.20)

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Inscape with Evan Solomon and James Rogers

Praised for its insightful programs that blend the old and the new, this intriguing ensemble performs classics by Brahms and Barber along with contemporary composers: Richmond, Virginia-born Mason Bates and Peabody Institute and Montgomery College faculty member Justin Boyer. Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION Tickets $25 (Stars $22.50)

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WED, FEB 12, 7:30PM WED, FEB 26, 7:30PM

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Nistha Raj, Hindustani violin

Prepare to be transported by this artist, who summons the evocative and soothing sound of classical North Indian (Hindustani) music on the 5-string acoustic violin. MANSION Tickets $17 (Stars $15.30)

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Levine’s Maryland Campus at the Music Center at Strathmore Lesson Packs

THU, FEB 13, 8PM

Warm up your winter by learning a new instrument! Give the gift of music to someone else! We are currently offering lesson packs of 4, 6, or 8. Visit www.levineschool.org/holiday to find out more.

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

Guitar Passions: Sharon Isbin guitar Stanley Jordan jazz guitar Romero Lubambo Brazilian guitar

Summer Camps

“The pre-eminent guitarist of our time” (Boston magazine), Grammy Award winner Sharon Isbin crosses musical boundaries in a collaboration with jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan and Brazilian guitar master Romero Lubambo. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $29-$70 (Stars $26.10-$63)

Registration for our Music and Arts Day Camp opens January 7, 2014. Don’t miss out on this valuable summer experience for ages 3 ½ to 12! Visit www.levineschool.com/camp.

FRI, FEB 14, 5PM

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC

Master Class with Brian Ganz

Pianist Brian Ganz mentors talented young musicians, sharing his experience and skills with the country’s next generation of performers. The public is welcome to attend and observe. Reserve at (301) 493-9283 ext. 111. EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 402 Tickets $5 (reservations required)

Enroll for the Spring Semester! Have you ever wanted to learn a musical instrument? Do you have an interest in expanding your musical knowledge? Levine’s spring semester kicks off on February 1, 2013! Levine offers private instruction on more than 22 instruments and has a wide range of opportunities for music instruction through classes and ensembles. Find out more at www.levineschool.org.

SUN, FEB 9, 7PM

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

Chucho Valdés & the Afro-Cuban Messengers

Swing with Cuba’s five-time Grammy-winning pianist, composer and band leader! “Always irresistible...he remains one of jazz piano’s most majestic virtuosos”((The Guardian, U.K.). MUSIC CENTER Tickets $29-$50 (Stars $26.10-$45)

FRI, FEB 14, 6PM

RESTAURANT ASSOCIATES

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Say “I love you” with a unique four-course dining experience in the elegant, historic setting of the Shapiro Music Room. Complimentary champagne or Marcus Johnson’s own FLO wines will be served. A perfect prelude to the Marcus Johnson concert in the Music Center at 8PM! To reserve, call (301) 581-5220. MANSION $95 per person (Stars $85.50)

MON, FEB 10, 11AM

STRATHMORE EDUCATION

Historic Home Tour

Take a guided tour illuminating the history, architecture and personal stories of the Mansion at Strathmore. MANSION Free (reservations required)

FRI, FEB 14, 8PM

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

Marcus Johnson and the Urban Jam Band

WED, FEB 12, 8PM

WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY

St. Petersburg Philharmonic

Co-Presented with Blues Alley Billboard Top 10 Jazz keyboardist/ pianist Marcus Johnson has emerged as one of the young lions of the music world. His unique self-taught style of piano play has earned him distinction among his peers, and accolades among critics and fans alike. Don’t miss his Strathmore debut. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $26-$60 (Stars $23.40-$54)

Yuri Temirkanov, music director PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 2 RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2 MUSIC CENTER Tickets from $41

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SAT, FEB 15, 8PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

Gilbert Varga, conductor Jonathan Carney, violin BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture SAINT-SAËNS: Violin Concerto No. 3 TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique” Free Symphonic Explorations preconcert lecture by Levine School of Music at 7PM in the Education Center, Room 309. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $31–$94

SUN, FEB 16, 7PM

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60

featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier Celebrate both the great history of the Newport Jazz Festival and its current role as one of the most active presenters of contemporary jazz artists in the world with this exciting concert featuring clarinetist/ saxophonist Anat Cohen, “one of the jazz world’s finest” (The Los Angeles Times). MUSIC CENTER Tickets $19-$57 (Stars $17.10-$51.30)

WED, FEB 19, 7:30–9PM

ARIST IN RESIDENCE

Education Workshop with Nistha Raj: A Classical Mélange: Hindustani & Western Violin

Enjoy this free workshop from a superlative young violinist who plays in the classical North Indian (Hindustani) style. MANSION Free (reservations required)

WED, FEB 19, 8PM

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia

“Astonishing... high-energy spectacle, dazzling gymnastic feats, dancers that seem to float across the stage, folk music on authentic instruments and lots of humor” (Tampa Bay Times). MUSIC CENTER Tickets $29-$70 (Stars $26.10-$63)


The Lomax Project

Jayme Stone, banjo Bruce Molsky, vocals Julian Lage, guitar Margaret Glaspy, vocals, guitar Jayme Stone has been dubbed “the Yo-Yo Ma of the banjo” (Globe and Mail, Toronto). Join his exploration of the archive of American folklorist Alan Lomax, whose landmark field recordings captured traditional bluegrass, blues and other indigenous American musical forms. Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION Tickets $28 (Stars $25.20)

SUN, FEB 23, 4PM

YOU WANT THE BEST SEATS.

THEY WANT THE BEST SEATS.

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra featuring New York Voices

The Count Basie Orchestra and New York Voices reunite to create the magic that won their 1997 Grammy Award, combining the best of the big band and vocal jazz idioms. In total, the swinging CBO has won 17 Grammy Awards and 20 Downbeat and Jazz Times polls, more than any other big band in jazz. Heat up your February and get your tickets now! MUSIC CENTER Tickets $35-65 (Stars $31.50-$58.50)

WED, FEB 26, 8PM

THU, FEB 20, 8PM

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

Sci-Fi Spectacular!

Pilobolus’s beautiful and witty formations and movements, contortionist gymnastics and endlessly inventive works make lifelong fans. “Nonstop visual astonishment...the audience was exultant (Los Angeles Times). This performance may include nudity and/or adult themes. Adults should use their discretion when bringing children. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $27-$67 (Stars $24.30-$60.30)

Pilobolus

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Jack Everly, conductor George Takei, narrator and host Kristen Plumley, soprano Sci-Fi-Ettes Beam yourself up and explore strange, new worlds with your host George Takei and selections from Star Trek and the best of John Williams: E.T., Star Wars and more. An out-of-this-world musical adventure! MUSIC CENTER Tickets $29–$84

FRI, FEB 21, 7:30PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

Paul Huang, violin Jessica Osborne, piano

Hear the First Prize winner of the 2011 Young Concert Artists International auditions in a dazzling showcase of music by Vivaldi, Respighi, Stravinsky, Glazunov, Shostakovich and Szymanowski. Sponsored by Asbury Methodist Village. MANSION Tickets $30 (Stars $27)

Become a Strathmore Star and everyone’s a winner. Your Stars gift of only $50 (introductory level) helps Strathmore bring the arts to thousands of kids in our community. As our way of saying thanks, Stars have exclusive access to the best seats through exclusive Pre-Sales, save 10% on tickets plus much more.

JOIN TODAY FOR IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO THE NEXT STARS EXCLUSIVE PRE-SALE! WWW.STRATHMORE.ORG/STARS | (301) 581-5145

Daisy Castro, Gypsy jazz

This astonishing teenage violist, along with her Gypsy Moth Quartet, is at the forefront of music by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, continuing the Gypsy jazz tradition— but with a fresh twist. Come enjoy this artist’s take on beautiful old music wrapped in new spirit. MANSION Tickets $17 (Stars $15.30)

FRI, FEB 28, 8:15PM

FRI, FEB 21, 8PM

The Grammy- and CMA-nominated country singer-songwriter with the big heart and bigger baritone comes to Strathmore with old favorites—“Why Don’t We Just Dance”—and new hits like “Time Is Love.” MUSIC CENTER Tickets $29-$79 (Stars $26.10-$71.10)

FRI, FEB 28, 11AM

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE ALUMNI

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Off the Cuff—CSI: Mozart

STRATHMORE PRESENTS

Josh Turner

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THU, FEB 20, 7:30 & 9:30PM

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

SAT, FEB 22, 10AM

SAT, FEB 22, 8PM

STRATHMORE ARTISTS

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC

Join a panel led by Veronica Szalus, president emeritus of Artomatic. Topics covered will include new ways to show your work outside of a gallery. MANSION Tickets $18 (Stars $16.20), free to Artists members

Explore Chopin’s compelling works for the piano when Brian Ganz returns with his fourth Chopin recital. “There isn’t much about Chopin that Brian Ganz doesn’t know. His delight and wonder in this music seem to grow, apparently without bounds, as time goes on” (The Washington Post). MUSIC CENTER Tickets from $28

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Marin Alsop, conductor Didi Balle, writer and director Marin Alsop reveals the human face of genius behind W.A. Mozart, who wrote approximately 1,000 pieces in his 35 short years, in a symphonic stage show featuring a theatrical cast revealing the composer’s private life and struggles, the mystery of his death and his prolific final year. MUSIC CENTER Tickets $29-$63

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WINTER CALENDAR— BY GENRE SEE THE CHRONOLOGICAL CALENDAR FOR DETAILED INFORMATION

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AMERICAN SONGBOOK/ BROADWAY

Wired In: Building a Presence on Web & Social Media JAN 18 Levine: Jazz Jam JAN 18

D.C. Composers Concert: Songs We Love to Sing DEC 13

JAN 22

Nellie McKay JAN 9

Levine: Jazz Workshop JAN 24–26

Natascia Diaz JAN 25

Jazz Vocal Intensive: Scat Singing 201 JAN 25

BLUES/JAZZ/SOUL

Christie Dashiell: A Jazz Journey

HOLIDAY

Chamber Music Concert with Jessica Krash FEB 8 Inscape with Evan Solomon and James Rogers FEB 9

Boston Brass and the Brass AllStars Big Band: A Stan Kenton Christmas with the Strathmore Children’s Chorus DEC 1

WPAS: St. Petersburg Philharmonic FEB 12

Crystal Gayle and Lee Greenwood Christmas DEC 5

Nistha Raj, Hindustani violin

Doo Wop Yule Pop DEC 6

FEB 12 & 26

So You Think You Can’t Sing: Harmony Edition

BSO: Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra Christmas DEC 8

The Ben Allison Band JAN 10

JAN 27 & FEB 3, 10, 24

FEB 15

BSO: Holiday Cirque DEC 12

Christie Dashiell JAN 15 & 29

Levine: Spring Semester

BSO: Sci-Fi Spectacular FEB 20

John Kocur JAN 31

BEGINS FEB 1

Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Salsa Navidad DEC 13

Chucho Valdés & the Afro-Cuban Messengers FEB 9 Guitar Passions FEB 13 Marcus Johnson & the Urban Jam Band FEB 14 Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60

Paul Huang & Jessica Osborne

Chamber Music Seminar with Jessica Krash FEB 1 Best of Maryland Gospel Community Sing FEB 7 Nistha Raj: A Classical Mélange—Hindustani & Western Violin FEB 19

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NP: Handel’s Messiah DEC 14 & 15

NP: Brian Ganz—Chopin, the Storyteller FEB 22

Moscow Ballet: Great Russian Nutcracker DEC 16 & 17

BSO: Off the Cuff—CSI: Mozart

Coral Cantigas DEC 18

FEB 28

Washington Chorus: A Candlelight Christmas

COMEDY/SPEAKER

DEC 19 & 23

Bill Cosby JAN 31

The Irish Tenors: Wright | Kearns | Tynan Holiday Celebration Tour DEC 21

CLASSICAL

DANCE

Dr. James Ross with guests Piotr Pakhomkin & Nistha Raj DEC 4

Moscow Ballet: Great Russian Nutcracker DEC 16 & 17

NP: Washington Symphonic Brass DEC 22

Zemer Chai DEC 11 & 15

Teatro alla Scala Academy Orchestra DEC 4

Salute to Vienna: New Year’s Concert DEC 29

NP: Handel’s Messiah DEC 14 & 15

Sultans of String DEC 5

Coral Cantigas DEC 18

BSO: The Four Seasons DEC 7

CityDance: Robert J. Priore’s Emergence JAN 18 & 19

20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Tribute and Celebration JAN 20

Washington Chorus: A Candlelight Christmas DEC 19 & 23

MCYO: Winter Concert DEC 8

Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia FEB 19

Levine: ZigeunerweisenEuropean Gypsy Music DEC 14

POP/ROCK

Pilobolus FEB 26

Pixies JAN 26

FINE ART

SPECIAL EVENT

80th Annual Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature THRU JAN 4

Santa Brunch DEC 22

FEB 16

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra featuring New York Voices FEB 23 Daisy Castro FEB 28

CHORAL/GOSPEL

Make a Joyful Noise: Best of Maryland Gospel FEB 8

COUNTRY/FOLK

Do It Yourself: Exhibiting Beyond the Gallery FEB 22

BSO: Viennese Favorites JAN 2 NP: Sounds of Central Europe JAN 4 & 5

Crystal Gayle and Lee Greenwood Christmas DEC 5

BSO: Off the Cuff—Dvorˇ ák’s New World Symphony JAN 10

The Lomax Project FEB 20

Duo Sonidos JAN 16

Josh Turner FEB 21

BSO: Beethoven & Mozart

Color, Earth, Andes: The Art of Mamani Mamani THRU JAN 4

JAN 16

CLASSES/EDUCATION

NP: Three Great Classics JAN 18

Miniatures Workshop DEC 14

BSO: Marvin Hamlisch— One Singular Sensation JAN 23

The Ben Allison Band Master Class JAN 11 Historic Home Tours JAN 13 & FEB 10

Denis Matsuev JAN 25

JAN 26

JAN 16

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Children’s Talk & Tours

WORLD

Art Talk DEC 7 & JAN 18

Tosin CD Release Party FEB 7

Miniatures Workshop DEC 14

Chucho Valdés & the AfroCuban Messengers FEB 9

Wired In: Building a Presence on Web & Social Media JAN 18

Levine: Instruments of Song

Levine: Master Class with Cynthia Kortman Westphal

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20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Tribute and Celebration JAN 20 Valentine’s Day Dinner FEB 14

What’s Up: New Technologies in Art JAN 11-MAR 2

Rob Patterson, Maria Lambros and Audrey Andrist JAN 26

Salute to Vienna: New Year’s Concert DEC 29

Paris, Photographs by V. Michael Straus THRU JAN 4 DEC 7 & JAN 18

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Krash Course A Unique Opportunity for Music Lovers

Wammie-winning classical composer-pianist Jessica Krash is a D.C. native and a Harvard grad, with a Masters from Juilliard and a Doctorate from UMD. Her work has been presented in traditional and experimental settings in New York City and abroad, and she’s lectured at the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress and NIH on topics of music and the brain.

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The doer alone learneth.

With compositions commissioned by the National Gallery, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the 21st Century Consort, this chamber musician/esteemed professor will curate a seminar and concert at Strathmore—don’t miss her.

Chamber Music Seminar with Jessica Krash: On the Cusp of Romanticism

– Friedrich Nietzsche

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 10AM–12PM Don’t miss Krash as she leads a collaborative open workshop featuring performers from the On the Cusp of Romanticism concert. It’s a unique and fascinating chance to sit in on the coaching of talented local musicians. MANSION Free (reservations required)

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Chamber Music Concert with Jessica Krash: On the Cusp of Romanticism SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1PM Enjoy local chamber artists for a beautiful afternoon of music curated by Jessica Krash, whose work has been described by The Washington Post as “tantalizing...engaging, with a touch of the provocative.” MANSION Tickets $15 (Stars $13.50)

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MUSIC CLASSES IN THE MANSION Music classes at Strathmore are for everyone! Young and old, novice or pro—if you’ve got the inclination, we’ve got the class that suits you to a ti.

Jazz Vocal Intensive: Scat Singing 201 SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 10AM–3PM Scat’s where it’s at! Performer, professor, arranger, conductor: Howard University’s Connaitre Miller does it all. Develop your jazz vocabulary, improve your improvisation and start a “conversation” with the rhythm section, easily adapting scat for different styles and modes of sound. MANSION Tuition $75 (Stars $67.50)

So You Think You Can’t Sing: Harmony Edition MONDAYS, JANUARY 27 & FEBRUARY 3, 10, 24, 7:30–9PM Release your inner harmonizer. Singer, teacher and award-winning composer John D. Horman puts his extensive experience to work for you. Build your skills, increase your confidence, and create the kind of full-bodied, harmonious sound that’s eluded you. MANSION Tickets $140 (Stars $126)

Best of Maryland Gospel Community Sing FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 7:30PM Artists from the February 8 Best of Maryland Gospel concert will be on hand for an inclusive, interactive, pre-show singing session that’s great for families—no singing experience necessary! EDUCATION CENTER, ROOM 402 Tickets $8 (Stars $7.20), best for ages 8 and up

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AIR Supply: Nine Years in the Making Strathmore’s Artist in Residence Program Goes from Strength to Strength

After nine years Strathmore’s Artist in Residence program is better than ever before, buoyed by the success of its alumni and bolstered by the strength of its ever-expanding artistic network. Now more than ever, AIRs are circling back into the fabric of the Strathmore community, performing not just in alumni and mentor shows, but in summer concerts, benefits and free Education Workshops.

The 2013–2014 Strathmore Artists in Residence WEDNESDAYS, 7:30PM MANSION Tickets $17 (Stars $15.30)

Nistha Raj Hindustani classical violin FEBRUARY 12 & 26 Born in the U.S., Nistha Raj’s connection to Hindustani classical music began in childhood. And while she is known for the rare, evocative and soothing sound of classical North Indian music on the five-string acoustic violin, she also performs with AIR alumni like Grammy-nominated hiphop artist Christylez Bacon and six-string electric cellist Wytold. Education Workshop—A Classical Mélange: Hindustani & Western Violin Wednesday, February 19, 7:30–9PM

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Brad Kolodner banjo Christie Dashiell jazz vocalist JANUARY 15 & 29 D.C.-born jazz/contemporary vocalist Christie N. Dashiell was always fascinated by music. After studying at Howard University and The Manhattan School of Music, she embarked on a concert career, performing with everyone from Esperanza Spalding to Smokey Robinson, and appearing with Howard’s vocal jazz ensemble, Afro Blue, on season three of NBC’s “The Sing-Off.” Education Workshop—A Jazz Journey Wednesday, January 22, 7:30–9PM

Christie Dashiell

MARCH 12 & 26 The son of hammered dulcimer master and fiddler Ken Kolodner, Brad Kolodner makes the clawhammer banjo his own, pushing tradition into uncharted territory. He’s a performer (guitar, fiddle, gourd banjo and banjola as well as banjo), teacher, folk radio D.J. for WAMU’s “Bluegrass Country,” jam leader and ambassador for Appalachian folk music. Education Workshop—Old-Time in the Modern World Wednesday, March 19, 7:30–9PM Brad Kolodner

Piotr Pakhomkin classical guitar APRIL 9 & 23 Russian-American guitarist Piotr Pakhomkin is becoming one of the most sought-after concert artists of his generation, with a 2013-2014 schedule of 30-plus North American engagements as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and masterclass instructor. The director of Georgetown Guitar, he completed his Master’s with legendary guitarist, Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Institute. Education Workshop—Fingerpicking Without Boundaries Wednesday, April 16, 7:30–9PM Piotr Pakhomkin AIR PHOTOS BY JONATHAN TIMMES

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AIR MENTOR PERFORMANCE

Elijah Jamal Balbed jazz saxophone

Amadou Kouyate kora and percussion

MAY 14 & 28 Jazz saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed grew up in Silver Spring, and he’s gained a reputation as one of the best young artists in town. He’s shared the stage with D.C.’s finest, including the godfather of go-go, the late Chuck Brown, and his new album, Checking In, received enthusiastic reviews this fall. Education Workshop—Listen Here! Jazz & the Quality of Life Wednesday May 21, 7:30–9PM

JUNE 4 & 18 D.C. native Amadou Kouyate is the 150th generation of the Kouyate lineage and a dynamic djembe and koutiro drummer who also plays the 21-string kora. As an ambassador of African culture to the world, his musical repertoire ranges from 13th century traditional to contemporary original compositions incorporating blues and jazz riffs. Education Workshop—Music of the Manding Saturday, June 28, 11AM–12:30PM

Elijah Jamal Balbed

Amadou Kouyate

WED, DEC 4, 7:30PM Mansion Tickets $17 (Stars $15.30)

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Dr. James Ross with Piotr Pakhomkin and Nistha Raj

Award Winner Betty Scott Expands AIR Program At the heart of it all is Education and Artist in Residence Coordinator Betty Scott, who won the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County Award for Excellence in Education in October 2013.

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She was already a Grammy-winner with a profile in People magazine, but Betty Scott admits to being “surprised and delighted” to get a call from Montgomery County First Lady Catherine Leggett. “It was just such an honor to be included with outstanding people from other genres,” says Scott, a music teacher for 40 years before coming to Strathmore in 2005. “It’s a privilege to be around so many people who are like-minded about the arts, especially Ike and Catherine Leggett. I don’t know that there’s any district in the country where the arts get such strong support.”

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Not content to rest on her laurels, Scott is eager to get the word out about the AIR education workshops that are free and open to the public. “We think it’s so important for the AIRs to do these workshops to explain and defend their craft,” she says. “It’s an outreach program that brings the public in for an overview of different musical genres—jazz, bluegrass, Hindustani classical violin, African percussion—and lets the AIRs interact with their audience.” And while the class of 2013–2014 will learn, as other AIRs did before them, the ins and outs of the music business from booking to billing and beyond, the workshops are an opportunity to focus on the nuances of performing—and a chance to give back to the community. “It’s a great step forward,” says Scott. “For everyone!”

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Join the Festivi-Teas Merry and Bright—That’s Teatime at Strathmore

Stop in, warm up, and soothe yourself, body and soul. Strathmore Winter Teas feature festive music, fresh-brewed tea, and sumptuous seasonal treats from a brand new catering team. Elevate an everyday afternoon, mark a special occasion—or take part in our Specialty Teas, filled with seasonal surprises you’ll want to share with a loved one. Tea-riffic!

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2 Sue Richards, harp 3 Noreen Friedman, flute & Bob Wysong, guitar 4 Carol Rose Duane, harp & piano 7 Mrs. Claus Specialty Tea Two seatings at 10AM and 12:30PM, featuring a special reading by Mrs. Claus 9 Jo Morrison, harp 10 Karen Ashbrook, hammered dulcimer & flute; Paul Oorts, harp guitar; Carrie Rose, flute 11 Becky Dukes, piano 16 Judith Mostyn White, harp 17 Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar 18 Norm Katz, piano 28 Meg Baker, piano FEBRUARY

4 Noreen Friedman, flute & Bob Wysong, guitar 5 Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar 11 Valentine’s Specialty Tea Becky Dukes, piano 12 Valentine’s Specialty Tea Elizabeth Beneforado, hammered dulcimer & Jay Beneforado, guitar 15 Teddy Bear Specialty Tea Two seatings at 10AM and 12:30PM, featuring children’s music 18 Fran Hrastar, piano 19 Dave Almy, guitar & Cheryl Garhart, vocalist 25 Sue Richards, harp 26 Rosalind Breslow, piano

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SPECIALTY TEAS Mrs. Claus Tea DECEMBER 7 Make memories sharing a special tea with a special child and you’ll both enjoy your favorite holiday music, story time with Mrs. Claus and a visit from a surprise guest that will put a smile on every face.

Valentine’s Tea FEBRUARY 11 & 12 Beautiful music, lovely light fare and an intimate setting is the perfect way to treat your sweetheart, dear friend, parent or child—anyone close to your heart will love you for it.

Teddy Bear Tea FEBRUARY 15 Wake up those stuffed animals this winter for our Teddy Bear Teas, featuring a child-friendly menu and children’s music afterwards where they can sing and dance with their friends.

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AFTERNOON TEAS $24 (Stars $21.60) $28 (Stars $25.20) for Specialty Teas Mansion Reservations Pre-paid, nonrefundable reservations required. Vegetarian options are available when reserving. Call (301) 581-5108.


GENERAL INFORMATION CONTACT INFORMATION

ORDER NOW! www.strathmore.org (301) 581-5100 TICKET OFFICE 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD Complimentary 15-minute Ticket Office parking is available in the Mansion lot weekdays 10AM–5PM.

Web: www.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

GROUP TICKETS (301) 581-5199

STRATHMORE WELCOMES PATRONS WITH DISABILITIES Every seating section in the Concert Hall includes wheelchairaccessible seating. The Mansion at Strathmore is wheelchair accessible.

Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD 20852-3385 Mansion at Strathmore 10701 Rockville Pike North Bethesda, MD 20852-3224

Assistive-listening devices are available in the Concert Hall. Sign-interpreted performances are available by request.

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 WPAS performances is 5; for BSO performances it is 6.

TOURS Free, walk-in tours of the Music Center are available Wednesdays 12–2pm and Saturdays 11am–2pm. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more, call (301) 581-5102.

Accommodations subject to availability; please make requests by calling the Ticket Office 14 days in advance of performance.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Shuttle service across the Sky Bridge from the 4th floor of the Metro garage to the Music Center is available before Concert Hall events.

DIRECTIONS Strathmore is located on Rockville Pike (Route 355), half a mile north of the Capital Beltway and 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 valet available ($15) in the Circle Plaza at 5301 Tuckerman Lane. For non-performance Music Center events, including all Education Center events: Metered parking is available on Tuckerman Lane or park in the Metro garage where a SmarTrip or credit card payment of $5 is required Monday–Friday.

TICKET OFFICE Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10AM–5PM Wednesday: 10AM–9PM Saturday: 10AM–2PM Also open 60 minutes prior to performances through intermission in the Music Center.

MANSION: SHOP & GALLERIES Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10AM–4PM Wednesday: 10AM–9PM Closed Mondays PRELUDE CAFÉ Monday–Saturday 11AM–3PM Performances: 2 hours prior to performance start time. Dates, artists, programs and prices are subject to change.

WINTER CAMPUS CLOSINGS Sunday, December 15: Mansion closed to public. Tuesday, December 24: Campus closes at 6PM. Wednesday, December 25: Campus closed. Tuesday, December 31: Campus closed.

For Mansion concerts, exhibitions and events: Free parking on a space-available basis in the Mansion lot. Enter at 10701 Rockville Pike.

Wednesday, January 1: Campus closed.

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

Monday, January 20: Strathmore Administrative Offices closed.

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Sunday, January 5: Mansion closed to public. Monday, February 17: Strathmore Administrative Offices closed.

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A JAZZY ESCAPE Join Strathmore CEO Eliot Pfanstiehl and Donor and Community Relations Director Bill Carey on a culture-filled, 4-day behind-the-scenes trip to explore The Big Easy and rediscover their rich history of art, music and food. Stroll through the French Quarter...plus more as you and your Strathmore friends enjoy the many jazz clubs including an exclusive performance at Preservation Hall and specialized visits to Mardi Gras World and the National World War II Museum—not to mention fantastic cuisine at restaurants such as da Giovanni, Bayona, Commanders Palace and a private reception in the Garden District at the home of former Strathmore board member Rocky Sorrell.

To learn more about the itinerary and details: Bill Carey: (301) 581-5135 or bcarey@strathmore.org

MARCH 20–24, 2014

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