An Array of Exciting Performances Await Music Lovers in the Heart of North Bethesda
(North Bethesda, MD) -- Strathmore announces 13 new shows for the Fall 2023 season at AMP, its intimate club-style venue nestled in the vibrant Pike & Rose neighborhood of North Bethesda. Tickets to all performances are on sale now.
Curated to delight music enthusiasts of all genres, these performances showcase Grammy-winning artists, electrifying ensembles, and a diverse range of musical styles, including jazz, blues, folk, and global sounds.
The season launches in September with Brazilian guitar music by Latin Grammy winner Yamandu Costa, followed by another Grammy winner, Leyla McCalla, a former member of the African American string band Carolina Chocolate Drops. McCalla’s innovative folk pays homage to her Haitian heritage and her adopted home of New Orleans.
AMP transports audiences to a Spanish nightclub in October for Tablao Flamenco’s two powerful and passionate dance performances. At the end of the month, Strathmore Artists in Residence alumni James Fernando and Mark G. Meadows return to the stage for an encore of their popular improvisational dual-piano show, Two Pianos. Plus, American bluegrass band Hawktail and Swedish folk duo Väsen come together for a long-awaited collaboration.
In November, AMP welcomes the inimitable French guitarist Stephane Wrembel, whose band, Django New Orleans, infuses traditional New Orleans music with the unique sound of Sinti jazz guitar. Kevin Burt, an overnight sensation (with 25 years of experience!), sings the blues, and in a co-presentation with District of Raga, Soles of Duende explores the connections between tap, flamenco, and Kathak, a form of Indian classical dance.
Thu, Sept 7, 8pm
Latin Grammy-winning Brazilian 7-string guitarist with a repertoire ranging from bossa nova to tango.
Fri, Sept 22, 8pm
Grammy-winning folk vocalist and multi-instrumentalist draws inspiration from her Haitian American experiences.
Thu, Sept 28, 8pm
Versatile vocalist and Strathmore AIR alum performs original, improvisational compositions fusing jazz, R&B, gospel, and soul.
Sun, Oct 1, 4pm & 7pm
Authentic Spanish flamenco performance in an intimate, club-style setting.
Sun, Oct 8, 8pm
Blues-singing saxophone player weaves funk, soul, and rock into every powerful performance.
Fri, Oct 13, 8pm
The acclaimed blues guitarist and vocalist captivates audiences with songs from his newest album, Writing On The Wall.
TWO PIANOS: MARK G. MEADOWS AND JAMES FERNANDO
Fri, Oct 27, 8pm
Impressive two-piano improvisational performance featuring Strathmore Artist in Residence alumni.
HAWKTAIL & VÄSEN
Thu, Oct 26, 8pm
Highly anticipated collaboration brings together the talented string musicians of an American bluegrass band and a Swedish folk duo.
Thu, Nov 9, 8pm
Original songs inspired by pianist’s recent move from Cuba to France, featuring harmonica, bass, congas, and drums.
SOLES OF DUENDE
Fri, Nov 10, 8pm
Co-presented with District of Raga
Diverse all-female percussive trio skillfully blends tap, flamenco, and Kathak rhythms, accompanied by live musicians.
STEPHANE WREMBEL’S DJANGO NEW ORLEANS
Fri, Nov 17, 8pm
The prolific French guitarist leads a band that fuses the traditional sounds of New Orleans with Sinti jazz guitar, popularized by the legendary Django Reinhardt.
KEVIN BURT & BIG MEDICINE
Sun, Nov 19, 8pm
Award-winning harmonica player, guitarist, and blues vocalist with a stirring sound reminiscent of Bill Withers and Aaron Neville.
Thu, Nov 30, 8pm
Acclaimed singer, songwriter, and guitarist captivates audiences with his soulful voice and emotional storytelling in a dynamic acoustic performance.
ABOUT AMP BY STRATHMORE
AMP by Strathmore puts a premium on authentic live music experiences, helping you discover your new favorite artists and elevating your night out beyond the Beltway. It is your destination for great music and creative cuisine at Pike & Rose, an urban-minded, Metro-accessible neighborhood on Rockville Pike in North Bethesda.
Strathmore is a multidimensional, creative anchor in the community, where everyone can connect with the arts, and artists can explore their full potential.
It presents hundreds of performances, visual arts, and education programs, annually, for diverse audiences on its Montgomery County Maryland campus and in the community.
For further information or tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.
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