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Great American Song

Music Center at Strathmore 5th Anniversary Celebration Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner and Rachel York

Friday, February 5, 2010, 8PM One special night—three great Broadway stars! Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner stepped into Broadway lore as co-stars of Side Show, and became friends who love to share the stage in concert. “Both possess voices with the capacity to soar and a deftly knowing talent to caress” (Variety). In this exclusive Strathmore celebration, the two divas are joined by a third: the “wonderfully entertaining” (Variety) Rachel York, who charmed Broadway audiences in Les Miserables and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Steve Tyrell

Friday, October 2, 2009, 8PM Ever since his breakthrough performance in Father of the Bride, Grammy winning singer Steve Tyrell has won a new generation of fans for the American songbook, making hits anew of classics like “The Way You Look Tonight,” “A Kiss To Build A Dream On,” and more—each song “telling stories that beautifully balance lyrics, music and mood” (Los Angeles Times).

Dee Dee Bridgewater “Lady Day: A Tribute to Billie Holiday”

Friday, November 6, 2009, 8PM This incomparable singer has won a Tony Award (The Wiz), Grammy Awards, and France’s Victoire de la Musique, among others. In this eagerly awaited Strathmore return engagement, Dee Dee Bridgewater incarnates the legendary Billie Holliday, recreating Lady Day’s takes on such classics as “God Bless the Child,” “Lady Sings the Blues,” “All of Me,” “When You’re Smiling,” “I Can’t Get Started” and more. “Astounding!” (The New York Times).

Philipe Pierangeli

Debby Boone

Reflections of Rosemary

Friday, January 22, 2010, 8PM You may know Debby Boone as the Grammy winning hit-maker behind “You Light Up My Life,” or as the daughter of ‘50s crooner Pat Boone—but did you know she is the daughterin-law of Rosemary Clooney? In her critically acclaimed show “Reflections of Rosemary,” Boone pays tribute to some of the songs that Clooney made famous, including “Blue Skies,” “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning,” and more. “Brilliant” says CNN!

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Alice Ripley

Rachel York

Tom Wopat

Sunday, March 28, 2010, 2PM The handsome star of the TV hit “The Dukes of Hazzard” has conquered Broadway (Annie Get Your Gun, Chicago) and won a new world of fans with his concerts and cabaret appearances. His newest show, “Love Swings,” has drawn rave reviews like this one from The New York Times: “Wonderful...[from] crooning a flawless a cappella rendition of ‘Last Night When We Were Young’ [to] honky-tonk country-blues....He shares with Sinatra an ability to live inside whatever he sings.”

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Dance

Englebert Humperdinck

Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 8PM Co-Promoted with AM Productions “The premier voice of the 20th century” (The Times, London) is still going strong in the 21st! His hits like “After the Lovin’,” “Am I That Easy to Forget, “Release Me” and “The Last Waltz” are among pop music’s most memorable hits; hear this golden-voiced singer in his standards and his new favorites, including songs by Elton John, Sting, James Blunt, and Eric Clapton.

LADO

60 Years of Celebrating Traditional Croatian Music and Dance

Friday & Saturday, October 9 & 10, 2009, 8PM This brilliant company of dancers, singers, and musicians bring centuries of tradition to life, in swirling, spectacular performances—a vivid “living museum” that features more than 1200 costumes, some more than 100 years old. “There is nothing more moving. An image of pure style and class” (The New York Times). 2010 Strathmore Spring Gala

Ballroom with a Twist

Patti LuPone

Friday & Saturday, November 20 & 21, 2009, 8PM From Dancing With the Stars champion Louis van Amstel comes this dazzling new stage production that features dancers from So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars and High School Musical. Order now for a spectacular evening of entertainment for the whole family, highlighted by stunning costumes, magnificent music and breathtaking performances.

Saturday, April 24, 2010, 9PM She swept the 2008 theater awards, winning the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama League Awards for her knock-‘em-dead performance in Gypsy. “Big-voiced and bighearted, thrilling from the moment she stalks onstage,” (New Yorker), this incomparable Broadway star owns every role she plays and every song she sings. Now hear her in her newest concert, “The Gypsy in My Soul.” ethan hill

Luna Negra Dance Theater with Turtle Island Quartet and Paquito D’Rivera Danzón

The Manhattan Transfer

Friday, March 19, 2010, 8PM Hot, hot, hot! This Strathmore co-commissioned event joins the towering talents of Cuban composer/saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera, the always entertaining jazz/classical innovators of the Turtle Island Quartet, and the sensual, sizzling Luna Negra Dance Theater in a beguiling new work based on the national dance of Cuba, the danzón. Order your tickets now to guarantee your seats for this headline-making premiere!

Thursday & Friday, June 3 & 4, 2010, 8PM “The Manhattan Transfer can sound as soft as a bevy of doves cooing, or as energetic as a band of angels at full trumpet-fromthe-heavens level” (Dallas Morning News). Singing jazz, R&B, pop, rock ‘n’ roll, salsa and swing, they create an orchestra of sound with four extraordinary voices blended in seamless harmony, creating Grammywinning recordings and unforgettable live performances. Hurry, Manhattan Transfer sold out their last appearance at Strathmore!

The creation of Danzón was made possible by generous support from the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center of the University of Notre Dame and Strathmore.

Turtle Island Quartet by Peter Serling

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Paquito D’Rivera by Alberto Romeu

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Master Musicians

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour: The Kenny Barron Trio, Regina Carter, Kurt Elling, Russell Malone

Gaelic Storm

Sunday, October 11, 2009, 7PM Known to millions the world around as the toe-tapping band of steerage musicians in the hit movie Titanic, Gaelic Storm regularly makes irresistible “rock-flavored music as Irish as Guinness and Harp” (Pittsburgh Tribune). “A party band, family-friendly in the best sense of the word” (The Washington Post).

Kevin Gilbert

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Friday, February 19, 2010, 8PM For more than 50 years, the legendary Monterey Jazz Festival has presented the greats--now the Festival returns to Strathmore, where lucky jazz lovers can hear “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” (Los Angeles Times), Kenny Barron; “wonderfully listenable, probingly intelligent” (Time Magazine) violinist Regina Carter; Kurt Elling, “the most flamboyantly creative jazz singer to emerge in the last decade” (San Francisco Chronicle); and one of DownBeat’s featured all-time “great guitarists,” Russell Malone.

Friday, November 13, 2009, 8PM It’s hard to imagine a more exciting array of artists on the same stage: Joan Osborne’s popular hit “What if God Was One of Us” offers just one facet of this brilliant singersongwriter’s work, which swings from rock to soul to country with ease; the Holmes Brothers, who blend Saturday night roadhouse rock with Sunday morning gospel harmonies; and Paul Thorn, whose big, bluesy voice soars, alternately raw, brazen, and brooding, always moving.

Kurt Elling

Russell Malone

Friday, April 9, 2010, 8PM With just 88 keys, pianist George Winston summons worlds of sound, beguiling listeners with musical images of the seasons…rollicking rides through old New Orleans…and a jazzy skip through Charlie Brown’s neighborhood with Vince Guaraldi’s “Peanuts” pieces. “Innovative, celebrated, and accomplished, Winston is the real deal” (Toledo City Paper).

An Evening with Rosanne Cash and Mark O’Connor Poets & Prophets

Original songs and instrumentals inspired by the music and life of Johnny Cash. Joan Osborne

Paul Thorn

The Holmes Brothers

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Regina Carter

George Winston A Solo Piano Concert

Thursday, October 29, 2009, 8PM A country superstar with 14 Grammys, eight Country Music Awards, and a dozen number one hits, Ricky Skaggs started his own label devoted to the performance and preservation of that classic American art form, bluegrass. Order now for an evening of superbly performed, authentic bluegrass from one of the most acclaimed bands around.

Joan Osborne The Holmes Brothers Paul Thorn

Kenny Barron by Carol Friedman

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Saturday, May 8, 2010, 8PM This extraordinary evening pairs the acclaimed classical/bluegrass violinist and composer Mark O’Connor with Grammy-winning singer/ songwriter Rosanne Cash in works inspired by the legendary Johnny Cash, including O’Connor’s piano trio, “Poets and Prophets,” and selections from Rosanne Cash’s powerful, emotional album, Black Cadillac, written after her father’s death. “Rare and memorable…Johnny would have approved”(The Washington Post).

Rosanne Cash by Jake Chessum

Mark O’Connor

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Holiday Celebrations

Take Joy

An Original Strathmore Production

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones: Jingle All the Way

Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 8PM Santa’s got a brand new bag in this quirky collection of songs from Bela Fleck’s critically acclaimed 2008 Grammy winning album Jingle All the Way. The world’s premier banjo player and his hip band of players blend jazz, funk, bluegrass, even Tuvan throat singing in a show “guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of even the biggest Scrooge” (Associated Press).

Brian Setzer Orchestra CHRISTMAS ROCKS! Extravaganza

Co-Promoted with The Birchmere & AM Productions Friday, November 27, 8PM Stray Cats rocker-become-big-band-leader Brian Setzer has a rep for revving up classics like “Pennsylvania 6-5000” with rap, tape loops, and a hard-driving guitar lead. Now he lights a raging Yule fire with a show that soups up seasonal favorites from “Sleigh Ride” to “(Everybody’s Waitin’ for) The Man with the Bag.” “Setzer kept the audience on their feet and dancing” (AllAboutJazz.com).

TA K E J O Y Executive Producers Eliot Pfanstiehl and Jeff Davis Directed by Jerry Whiddon Music direction by Roger Ames Written by Elizabeth Bassine and Nick Olcott

Song of the Earth Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day

Friday, April 23, 2010, 8PM Part of “America Sings in the Nation’s Capital Festival” Malcolm Dalglish’s “Hymnody of Earth: A Ceremony of Song for Hammered Dulcimer and Choir, Percussion and Dance” evokes the splendor of nature and draws on a world of musical traditions including Celtic, Shaker songs, early American shape-note hymns, and more. Inspired by the poetry of Wendell Berry, this soaring musical celebration features Dalglish on hammered dulcimer, N. Scott Robinson on frame drums and percussion, composer Joshua Kartes on piano, Irish step dancers, Appalachian cloggers, Shizumi and the Kodomo Dance Troupe, with Gisele Becker directing the George Washington University Singers and a choir formed just for the occasion!” *Seize the day! Be a part of the show—audition for the Carpe Diem Choir! Details available at CarpeDiemArts.org or at www.strathmore.org.

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Friday, December 18, 2009, 8PM Shopped out? Stressed out? Strathmore’s post-modern pageant imagines a holiday season filled with light and joy, in a celebration like no other you’ll experience this season! Filled with favorite holiday songs, music from Beethoven to rock, and original songs—plus poetry by Dylan Thomas, Emily Dickinson, and Langston Hughes, it’s an evening of surprises and revelations, from the time you enter the Music Center until you depart for home, in a happy holiday mood!

Malcolm Dalglish

Shizumi and the Kodomo Dance Troupe

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Classics

The Philadelphia Orchestra Charles Dutoit, conductor Nikolai Lugansky, piano

Dawn Upshaw, soprano

Friday, October 23, 2009, 8PM What makes soprano Dawn Upshaw “one of the most consequential artists of our time” (Los Angeles Times)? Her “warm, full and lovely” voice (The New York Times), and her ability to reach to the heart of all that she sings, from Bach to Broadway to new music. Don’t miss this “simply stellar” (Chicago Tribune) artist in her Strathmore debut. Sponsored by

Dario Acosta

Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 8PM Co-presented with the Washington Performing Arts Society In more than a century of excellence, this superb orchestra has earned its place as “unquestionably one of the world’s greats— its sound incomparably thick and sweet with rich string tone, weighty brass, and booming timpani” (Financial Times). Don’t miss your chance to hear this great orchestra—performing classics by Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, and Glinka— in the acoustically ideal setting of Strathmore’s Music Center.

Charles Dutoit Nikolai Lugansky by Xavier Lambours

American Balalaika Symphony Peter Trofimenko, conductor & artistic director

12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic

Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 8PM At the heart of one of the world’s most revered orchestras is a stellar cadre of superb artists: 12 phenomenally gifted cellists. Playing together since 1972, they have spurred the development of a new repertoire for this rich, gloriously varied sound. Count yourself among their worldwide fan base in this performance that leaps from Bach, Mendelssohn, and Verdi to Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Elvis Presley. “If there is such a thing as Nirvana, these musicians will make their way there” (London Times).

Saturday, January 16, 2010, 8PM Discover the uniquely beautiful sound of this orchestra, selected as a winner of the 25th anniversary “Great Strathmore Giveaway.” Embodying a tradition that dates back to 19th-century Russia, they replace the customary bowed strings of the violin family with plucked balalaikas and domras, producing a shimmering sound augmented by full wind and percussion sections and such unusual instruments as the bayan (Russian button accordion) and the gusli (large horizontal table harp).

This concert is sponsored by the German Embassy as part of a series of events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Family

Cirque Strathmore!

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Circo Aereo “Espresso”

Sunday, October 25, 2009, 7PM Awestruck, delighted, mouths rounded in “oohs” and “aaahs,” audiences adore this Franco-Finnish circus for the 21st century. Mixing big top daring with beautifully choreographed movement and striking visual imagery, the performers—earthbound and in midair—create “magical vignettes” (Le Monde) sure to thrill all ages. First American tour!

A Year with Frog and Toad

Sunday, March 14, 2010, 1PM The New York hit returns! You’ll want to tag along as tried and true friends Frog and Toad navigate through an adventure-filled year, joined by colorful companions along the way. Set to a jazzy score, this charming musical lovingly captures the spirit of Arnold Lobel’s award-winning, whimsical stories as this unlikely friendship blossoms and grows. “Delightful… beautifully, zanily theatrical” (TheaterMania.com).

Free post-concert lecture with Circo Aereo artistic director Maksim Komaro.

Heli Sorjonen

Heli Sorjonen

The Peking Acrobats

Dan Zanes & Friends

Sunday, May 2, 2010, 1 & 4PM When rocker Dan Zanes of Del Fuegos fame started a family, he created his own rock-smart kids music—lucky for parents everywhere! This feel-good concert includes soulful tunes drawn from American gospel traditions from Zanes’ latest album, The Welcome Table: Songs of Inspiration, Mystery and Good Times. A Dan Zanes show is always cause for celebration so get ready for a really good time!

Friday, February 26, 2010, 8PM Juggling, balancing, leaping, tumbling, seemingly effortlessly from one jaw-dropping stunt to the next, this internationally acclaimed troupe was a sellout success at Strathmore in 2009. Don’t miss your chance to see them—again or for the first time! “Amazing! These brightly costumed tumblers, acrobats, cyclists, jugglers and clever clowns provide 90 minutes of family fun…an extra measure of joy” (The New York Times).

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Arts Adventures for Families

Arts Adventures for Adults

OperaTots

Make Music!

This engaging class introduces three- to fiveyear-olds to the concept of a singing story and concludes with their own opera performance for family and friends. Back by popular demand, renowned music educator Yvette Lewis offers two sessions this season. Session I: The Three Bears and The Gingerbread Man Mon–Fri, Sept 28–Oct 2, 10–10:45AM Session II: The Three Pigs and Little Red Hen Saturdays, Mar 13, 20, 27, April 3, 11AM–12PM Mansion at Strathmore Tuition: $90/child (parents may attend/ observe for free but do not participate) Optional materials fee: $25 for CD and worksheets to accompany the session

Strathmore Family Sings!

Intro to Jazz Singing

Howard University professor Connaitre Miller leads our popular singing class, introducing participants to elements of jazz rhythm, style and improvisation. Mondays, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 16, 7:30–9:30pm, Mansion at Strathmore Tuition: $275/person

Jazz Singing 201

For students who have previously attended Intro to Jazz or have previous Jazz singing experience, this class will build on basic skills and help students take their vocal performance to the next level. Mondays, Mar 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 7:30–9:30pm, Mansion at Strathmore Tuition: $330/person

Learn the joy of singing in harmony—together as a family! Order now, as these popular sessions sell out early. Ages 6 and up. Folk and Silly Songs led by Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer Sun, Oct 18, 4–5:30PM Christmas Sing led by Barbara Baker Sun, Dec 13, 4–5:30PM Music Center, Room 402 Tuition: $7/person per event

Make Art!                                                   

From one-day sessions that send you home with your own unique creation of felted wool, illuminated letters, painted teapots, decorated glass, polymer clay, or handmade paper…to intensive multi-session workshops that guide you in the finer points of pastels and drawing, Strathmore Fine Art Workshops offer exhilarating opportunities to explore and develop your own creativity, working side-byside with accomplished artists.

So You Think You Can’t Sing with John Horman Veronika Lukasova

American Folk Songs for Families Join acclaimed musicians and educators Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Michele Valeri and Valerie Baine in lively sessions exploring the music of Ella Jenkins, such as “You Sing a Song and I’ll Sing A Song,” “Jambo,” and “Go Miss Mary Mack”—and learn how to create your own family folk songs! Ages 4-8 and families. Saturdays, January 9, 16, 23, 2–3PM Mansion, Shapiro Music Room Tuition: $30 per person (3 sessions).

John Horman guides unsure singers through the basics of vocal production. Mondays, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 7:30–9pm, Mansion at Strathmore Tuition: $135/person

So You Think You Can’t Sing with John Horman—Harmony Edition

Learn to blend your voice with others! John Horman guides singers through the basics of note reading, part-singing and harmonizing in a group. Mondays, May 10, 17, 24, 31, 7:30–9pm, Mansion at Strathmore Tuition $135/person Veronika Lukasova

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Make your Monday!

Strathmore’s popular “Mondays in the Mansion” returns with sessions on writing, calligraphy, printmaking, bookmaking, and photography...lectures on great performers and artists, and more. These lively classes offer engaging opportunities to learn and create alongside professional artists. Make your Mondays marvelous!

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Music in the Mansion

Music in the Mansion

Emely Phelps, piano

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Superb artists in the intimate, elegant Mansion at Strathmore… musically rich, entertaining programs with an eminently affordable ticket price! Subscriber tickets just $25.20

Argos Trio

Friday, October 23, 2009, 7:30PM Since winning the Grand Prize in the National Symphony Orchestra Young Soloists’ Competition, this brilliant young pianist from Frederick, MD has performed across the U.S. Discover a bright new talent in classics by Schubert and Schumann.

Liana Koteva, violin; Lars Kirvan, cellist; Linda Boianova, piano

Paris Piano Trio

Thursday, September 24, 2009, 7:30PM Acclaimed for their fiery, unabashed performances, this charismatic young trio performs Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 1 and Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2.

Regis Pasquier, violin; Roland Pidoux, cello; Jean-Claude Pennetier, piano

Monday, November 9, 2009, 7:30PM Their fan base extends across Europe and North America, and their recordings are familiar to listeners worldwide. Enjoy spectacular performances of Ravel, Schumann and Rachmaninov by these “superb” (Los Angeles Times) French artists!

Grace Kelly Quintet

Thursday, October 1, 2009, 7:30PM This 16-year-old saxophonist, singer, songwriter, composer, and arranger has already recorded and performed with such greats as Dave Brubeck and Wynton Marsalis. Enjoy an evening of jazz, funk, and blues with a vibrant new star!

Malcolm Bilson, Broadwood piano

Jimmy Katz

Thursday, November 19, 2009, 7:30PM A Gerald M. Woofter Memorial Concert An evening of classics by Haydn, Schumann, Chopin, and Jan Ladislas Dussek, performed by a master artist on his own 1799 Longman & Clementi replica by Chris Maene and Strathmore’s beautifully toned, 19thcentury Broadwood piano.

The Chiara String Quartet

Rebecca Fischer and Julie Yoon, violin; Jonah Sirota, viola; Gregory Beaver, cello

Baltimore Mandolin Quartet

David Evans and Laura Norris, mandolins; Jonathan Jensen, mandola; Tony Norris, guitar

Friday, October 16, 2009, 7:30PM Playing “chamber music in any chamber” from bars to Carnegie Hall, this lively quartet explores the full range of expressive possibility: “luminous, searing” (The New York Times). Program includes Brahms, Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Prokofiev.

Sunday, January 10, 2010, 3PM This “quartetto romantico” combines the silvery brightness of bowlback mandolins and mandola with the mellow richness of the classical guitar. Hear music from the mandolin’s Golden Age by Raffael Calace and Carlo Munier, transcriptions of familiar classics by Mozart, Verdi, Bizet, and more.

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Music in the Mansion

Charlie Young Quartet

Tirtha featuring Vijay Iyer

Vijay Iyer, piano; Prasanna, guitar; Nitin Mitta, tabla

Thursday, January 21, 2010, 7:30PM Saxophonist Charlie Young has performed with the big bands, from the Ellington and Basie Orchestras to the National Symphony. Now hear this impeccable jazzman with his stellar sidemen in the intimate setting of the Mansion.

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 7:30PM Enter another musical world in the lush and expressive soundscapes created by these innovative South Asian virtuosos, performing on traditional and contemporary instruments. “A tour de force” (JazzTimes). Pooja Bakri

Andrew Arceci & Friends

Flanders Recorder Quartet

Andrew Arceci, viola da gamba; Joseph Gascho, harpsichord; Justin Godoy, recorder; Elizabeth Hungerford, soprano; William Simms, theorbo

Bart Spanhove, Tom Beets, Joris Van Goethem, and Paul Van Loey, recorder

Sunday, February 21, 2010, 3 (family performance) & 7:30PM Two chances to enjoy this sweetly toned ensemble! The evening performance, “Circa 1600,” showcases these masters of ancient music in works by Palestrina, Gabriela, and more. The family matinee performance of “40 Recorders” is a 50-minute mix of dances, trains, and more with enlightening and entertaining commentary.

Thursday, May 13, 2010, 7:30PM Savor the silvered intricacies of Baroque masterworks in this evening that blends the viola da gamba’s soft, velvety tone with the gentle sound of the theorbo (17th-century long-necked Italian lute), harpsichord, recorder, and voice, in works by Handel, Marais, Erlebach, and Campra.

Classical Jam

Jennifer Choi, violin; Amadi Hummings, viola; Wendy Law, cello; Marco Granados, flute; Justin Hines, percussion

Naomi Kudo, piano

Thursday, May 20, 2010, 7:30PM Known for their sparkling style and intriguingly themed concerts, this dynamic ensemble of master players performs original “jams” that explore the musical traditions of the East, along with classics inspired by Eastern sounds and lore.

Thursday, March 25, 2010, 7:30PM This extraordinary young pianist captured the world’s attention at international Chopin competitions; now hear this “simply brilliant” (Kalamazoo Gazette) artist in an all-Chopin program that celebrates the 200th anniversary of Chopin’s birth, including the PolonaiseFantasie in A flat Major Op. 61 and Polonaise Op.53 in A flat Major.

Educational programs with Music in the Mansion, including Classical Jam’s 5-Day residency at Strathmore with Maryland Classical Youth Orchestras, public school outreach, master classes, and pre-concert lectures sponsored by:

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Frequently Asked Questions How Orders Are Filled

Order by July 8 for best seating. Orders with the most concerts will be filled and seated first in the order received. Members get priority followed by renewing subscribers; we will attempt but cannot guarantee that returning subscribers get the same seats. Seats may vary from one concert to another. Subscription tickets will be mailed beginning in August, no later than two weeks prior to the date of your first performance.

Subscriber Returns and Exchanges Subscribers may exchange their subscription tickets for another performance presented by Strathmore with no exchange fee. To exchange, return your tickets by mail or in person by 5pm the day of the performance for evening performances and by 5pm the previous business day for matinee performances. Please call the ticket office at (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org for detailed instructions on how to exchange tickets.

Children

Strathmore welcomes children and families. For ticketed events, all patrons regardless of age are required to have a ticket. Please use your best judgment when bringing children to a concert that is intended for adults.

Directions

15-minute parking for Ticket Office purchases is allowed in the Mansion lot Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm. Parking for events in the Mansion at Strathmore is complimentary in the Mansion lot. Enter at 10701 Rockville Pike. Please visit www.strathmore.org under “Plan Your Visit” for detailed directions and parking information.

P.A.S.S.–Patron Access and Support Strathmore welcomes patrons with disabilities. Please call the Ticket Office at least two weeks in advance to request accommodations for performances. Accessible options include, but are not limited to:

Every seating section includes wheelchair accessible seating Special seating accommodations for mobility, vision, and hearing impaired patrons

Become a Strathmore Member and get first choice and first notice for all Strathmore events.

Your Strathmore membership guarantees you VIP treatment—and offers the satisfaction of supporting great performances and inspiring education programs.

Membership Levels and Benefits First In Line $75 • Membership for Two • Invitations to the New Member Reception and all Fine Art Opening Receptions • Advance notice of Strathmore performances and special programs • Summer Parking Pass in the Mansion lot for Strathmore Free Outdoor Concerts • 10% savings on Tea Room Reservations • 10% discount on Gift Shop merchandise $75 of this gift is tax deductible By Special Invitation $150 All preceding benefits, plus: • Opportunities and invitations to attend special events presented by Strathmore, BSO at Strathmore, National Philharmonic, Washington Performing Arts Society, Levine School of Music, MCYO, and CityDance $150 of this gift is tax deductible

Let the Music Play $300 All preceding benefits, plus: • Seating Priority in the Concert Hall • Listing in programs, Strathmore News, and the Strathmore Annual Report $300 of this gift is tax deductible Bring a Friend $500 All preceding benefits, plus: • Gift membership for a relative or friend at the $75 “First in Line” level • Listing on the Donor Wall in the Music Center $450 of this gift is tax deductible Strathmore’s Vanguard Society $1,000 All preceding benefits, plus: • Notice of last minute tickets to select performances • Invitation to annual President’s Luncheon $900 of this gift is tax deductible

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Parking

Voice by phone at (301) 581-5100 or TTY via Maryland Relay for MD residents at 711 or out-of-state at (800) 735-2258.

Complimentary parking for ticketed events in the Music Center’s Concert Hall is located in the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro garage off of Tuckerman Lane. At the end of each ticketed event in the Concert Hall, the exit gates of 22

the garage will be open for 30 minutes to exit the garage. If you leave before, or up to 90 minutes after this 30-minute period, you must give your ticket stub to the Metro attendant to exit. Patron drop-off and pick up (free) and Valet Parking (for a fee) is available at the drop-off circle along Tuckerman Lane.

Membership

Complete information on accessibility and support services may be found online at www.strathmore.org under “Plan Your Visit” or by requesting the P.A.S.S. brochure.

There’s a Membership Opportunity for Everyone!

Special Strathmore Memberships are also available for Artists. Explore Circles Memberships for higher levels of giving and access to Strathmore. Visit www.strathmore.org for more information.

Jim Morris

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Strathmore 2009-2010 Season Brochure