CANCELLED: Christian Douglas, singer-songwriter
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 7:30pm
Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 7:30pm
Artist in Residence
Christian Douglas, singer-songwriter
We regret to inform you that Christian Douglas’ March 25 performance has been cancelled due to recommendations from health officials and state government regarding COVID-19 and public gatherings. We are working quickly to notify attendees of event changes via email. Thank you for your patience.
We are very optimistic that we will be able to reschedule this date and are working actively with the artist to do so as soon as possible. Should a new date be agreed upon quickly, all current tickets will be valid for the new performance. Current ticket holders will receive a full refund within 3 weeks and notified prior to the public when a new date has been determined. Please contact the ticket office at 301.581.5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer to exchange your tickets for a different Strathmore Presents Performance or change your ticket purchase to a tax-deductible donation.
Sponsored by Richard and Melba Reichard
Christian Douglas’ original music carries pop, jazz, and soul influence, and echoes his background as a classical tenor and musical theater performer. After earning a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from the University of Maryland, he became an active duty soldier in 2016, and has performed as a soloist with the US Army Chorus at the White House, the US Capitol, and the Pentagon. He released Lonely Paradise, his first EP of original music, last year, exploring themes of love, loss, and the ways in which we can make this world a better place. His honest, heartfelt lyrics, smooth melodies, and acoustically-driven sound are reminiscent of Sara Bareilles and Jason Robert Brown, combining quality storytelling with a soulful tenor voice.
Douglas’ March 11 concert will be a personal exploration of the last decade of his life, telling stories of love, loss, escapism, and change. The program features original music in a style that marries pop, jazz, and musical theater.
On March 25, Douglas’ final Strathmore concert features 3 song cycles. “The Season of You” tells the story of a love that wasn’t meant to be. The second cycle, “Parables,” features settings of text and poetry from the 18th and 19th centuries discovered during Strathmore’s Artist in Residence excursion to the Library of Congress. The final set, “Tiny Love Stories,” features original lyrical and musical adaptations of 100-word love stories from The New York Times column “Modern Love,” with themes of new love, strange love, and lost love.
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