Singer. Songwriter. Composer. Pianist. Author. These are all titles that can be assigned to the dynamic Neil Sedaka. His 50-year career ranges from being one of the first teen pop sensations of the ’50s, a relevant songwriter for himself and other artists in the ’60s, a superstar in the ’70s, remaining a constant force in writing and performing presently. He brings songs and stories from his exceptional career in popular music to the Music Center at Strathmore on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 8 p.m.
A Shared Universe: The Art Of Comic Books
All it takes is more than 130 works and some Wham! Bam! Kapow! For Strathmore to explore the world of comic books—interstellar, terrestrial, and beyond—in A Shared Universe: The Art of Comic Books, on view in the Mansion at Strathmore from Saturday, April 12 through Sunday, June 8, 2014.
4 Girls 4: Andrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern, Donna McKechnie, Faith Prince
4 Girls 4 is the convergence of four dynamic women from four areas of the entertainment industry—Broadway, film, TV and recordings—coming together to share stories and songs from their distinguished careers in the Music Center at Strathmore on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 8 p.m.
4Girls4 (Andrea McArdle)
4Girls4 (Donna McKechnie)
4Girls4 (Faith Prince)
4Girls4 (Marianne McGovern)
Defiant Requiem: Verdi At Terezín
Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín tells the story of courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp (Terezín) during World War II who performed the famous Verdi Requiem, providing a beacon of hope during this darkest time of modern history. This powerful concert and tribute to survival is staged in the Music Center at Strathmore on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín
Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín
Una Noche De Pasión featuring Julio Iglesias
It’s undeniable—Julio Iglesias has built a career on passion. With hits like “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before,” “All of You” and “Hey,” his voluminous song catalogue simply oozes with it. In addition to his on-stage suave, he’s also a passionate advocate for music and has made a life in the arts—and in this way Strathmore and Julio Iglesias are a perfect pairing for Una Noche de Pasión. The singer ignites the Music Center stage for the 2014 Spring Gala at Strathmore on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Piotr Pakhomkin, Classical Guitarist
Hailed by the Baltimore Sun as an artist of “formidable talents,” Strathmore Artist in Residence and classical guitarist Piotr Pakhomkin will present concerts honoring mostly Spanish composers, including Tarrega, Albéniz and Rodrigo, plus virtuosic and acrobatic works by Paganini and Mertz in the Mansion at Strathmore on Wednesdays, April 9 and 23, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Artist in Residence Piotr Pakhomkin
Trio Cloisonne; Aaron Grad, Electric Theorbo with Gus Mercante, countertenor
Non-standard is the standard for Strathmore’s May Music in the Mansion concerts. These season-ending performances prominently feature instruments—harp and theorbo—not always in the spotlight in classical music.
Trio Cloisonne (Sarah Fuller)
Trio Cloisonne (Karin Brown)
Trio Cloisonne (Marcia Kamper)
he Golden Dragon Acrobats—athletes, actors and artists in their own right—showcase the amazing feats of balance, gravity-defying acrobatics, gymnastics and choreography of their hit show Cirque Zíva in the Music Center at Strathmore on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Avi Avital; Andriessen 75 with Cristina Zavalloni, Monica Germino, Andrea Rebaudengo; Gabriel Kahane & Rob Moose
Soloists are the focus of Strathmore’s April Music in the Mansion concerts. A highlight of the month is Cristina Zavalloni in concert with violinist Monica Germino and pianist Andrea Rebaudengo as part of the citywide Andriessen 75 festival, celebrating the music of beloved Dutch composer Louis Andriessen on the occasion of his 75th birthday. Andriessen will be in attendance at the concert, which continues Strathmore’s capsule concert series in which contemporary composers are in-house during intimate performances of their D.C. or world premiere works.
Friday Night Eclectic
Strathmore’s clubhouse is now open. Friday Night Eclectic (FNE), the art center’s indie concert series that turns its historic Mansion into a hip lounge and performance space, kicks off another season of local bands, CD release parties, gallery shows, performance art, beer and chandeliers with Baltimore rapper Rye Rye on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 9 p.m.
Strathmore 2014-2015 Season Preview
oday Strathmore shares an early glimpse of its 2014-2015 season, an initial batch of 32 performances and events anchored by the multi-media performance of RADHE RADHE: Rites of Holi by jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer and filmmaker Prashant Bhargava. The project reaffirms Strathmore’s commitment to presenting imaginative and enterprising new works, while expanding its tradition of collaboration to include commissioning partnerships with national arts institutions and illustrating the caliber and excitement of performances to come.
RADHE RADHE: Rites of Holi
Franki Valli & The Four Seasons
Bryan Batt: Batt on a Hot Tin Roof
2014-2015 Season Preview Calendar
Today Strathmore shares an early glimpse of its 2014-2015 season, an initial batch of 32 performances and events anchored by the multi-media performance of RADHE RADHE: Rites of Holi by jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer and filmmaker Prashant Bhargava. Tickets for the 2014-2015 season go on sale to Strathmore Stars on February 17, 2014 and to the general public on February 26, 2014.
Night photograph of Music Center at Strathmore
Capsule Concert Series Brings Composers In-House for Premieres
Beginning Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 3 p.m. with a performance by Inscape featuring the world premiere of Justin Boyer’s Lament, Strathmore’s Music in the Mansion embarks on a capsule concert series in which composers will be in-house during the performances of their world and Washington premiere works.