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VOCA People
Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Madonna. Queen. Dolly Parton. There’s nothing, and no one, the vocally-nimble VOCA People can’t mimic with their flawlessly sung harmonies and amazing beat-box. The troupe of affable, sonically-gifted aliens descends upon the Music Center at Strathmore for a second time on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 8 p.m.

VOCA People

Bella Gaia
Inspired by astronauts who spoke of the life changing experience of seeing Earth from space, BELLA GAIA is an unprecedented family-friendly multi-media experience that combines NASA satellite imagery, time lapse nature photography, and cultural footage from around the world with stirring live music and dance—creating an immersive tribute to Earth and its inhabitants at the Music Center at Strathmore on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 8 p.m. Created by director-composer Kenji Williams, a native of Potomac, MD, BELLA GAIA simulates the “Overview Effect” from space flight, by using NASA supercomputer data-visualizations to explore the relationship between humans and nature through time and space.

Bella Gaia

Bella Gaia

Bella Gaia

Ludovico Einaudi
Incorporating elements of classical, rock, electronic, and world music, Italian pianist/composer Ludovico Einaudi creates a sonic world that defies categorization and has enrapt audiences around the world. He makes his debut at the Music Center at Strathmore on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8 p.m. His atmospheric compositions have scored such blockbuster films as Black Swan (Natalie Portman), The Reader (Kate Winslet), J. Edgar (Leonardo DiCaprio), and groundbreaking French film The Intouchables.

Ludovico Einaudi

Strathmore Celebrates 25 Year of Museum Shop Around
From Thursday, November 13 through Sunday, November16, 2014 Strathmore celebrates 25 years of its artsy holiday bazaar Museum Shop Around, featuring pop-up shops from 20 of D.C.’s favorite cultural institutions in the Mansion at Strathmore.

Stacked Bangles by SSD, artist Melissa Lowery

Plantable paper herb kit by Monkey Always Look

Plush Moose Plaque by Cate & Levi

Glass Vase from Glen Echo Popcorn Gallery

October Music in the Mansion Concerts
Highlights of Strathmore’s October Music in the Mansion are Rajna Swaminathan and RAJAS and history-making clarinetist Anthony McGill. RAJAS explores new sonic landscapes by blending stylistic elements of Indian classical and jazz. Clarinetist McGill is the first African American Principal musician with the New York Philharmonic, and makes his Strathmore debut with pianist Christopher Shih.

Anthony McGill, clarinet

Academy of Ancient Music
The Academy of Ancient Music will recreate Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestra Suites as the composer wanted the world to hear them, using first-edition prints of the musical scores and period instruments in the Music Center at Strathmore on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Academy of Ancient Music

Vijay Iyer-Music of Transformation
As a highlight of its 10th anniversary season in the Music Center, Strathmore explores the boundless energy and creative output of composer and pianist Vijay Iyer with Vijay Iyer—Music of Transformation on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 8 p.m. The unique two-part concert includes the Washington, D.C. premiere of Iyer’s collaborative multi-media piece RADHE RADHE: Rites of Holi, featuring cinematography by Prashant Bhargava and live music by International Contemporary Ensemble conducted by David Fulmer.

Vijay Iyer-Music of Transformation

Vijay Iyer-Music of Transformation

Vijay Iyer-Music of Transformation

Vijay Iyer

Grace Hartigan: A Survey 1966-2007
Strathmore opens its 2014-2015 season of fine art programming with the museum-caliber exhibition Grace Hartigan: A Survey 1966-2007, a highlight of the art center’s 2014-2105 Season featuring 22 of the artist’s works on view in the Mansion at Strathmore from Saturday, September 6 through Sunday, November 9, 2014.

Grace Hartigan

Pike & Rose Reveals New Name, Logo and Catering Partner for Strathmore Performance Venue and Event Space
Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) – Federal Realty Investment Trust and Strathmore Hall Foundation, Inc. have revealed AMP as the new name for the performance and event space currently under construction within Pike & Rose. AMP will be available for event rentals beginning this fall and will present live concert programming in early 2015.

AMP logo
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