Bring in the New Year with Strathmore

Brian Mcknight At Strathmore Min
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

January lineup includes experiences for the entire family plus Brian McKnight and Branford Marsalis

Mona Rock
Director of Communications
(301) 581-5193

(North Bethesda, MD) - Start 2022 at Strathmore by planning an outing with the family or a romantic evening with some of the nation’s best crooners and jazz legends including Brian McKnight and Branford Marsalis.

To view a complete schedule, visit here.



Fri. January 7, 2022 | 8pm

LOCATION: The Music Center

Repeatedly called “one of the funniest stand-up comics” by her peers, Sykes brings the genius behind her smart-witted comedy specials and her hilarious characters on Blackish, Snatched, and Bad Moms for an evening of laugh out loud stories.



Sun. January 9, 2022 | 4pm

LOCATION: The Music Center

Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favorite flesh-eating giant, the tyrannosaurus rex! Plus, special appearances by triceratops, giraffatitan, segnosaurus, and more.


Artist in Residence Workshop: JAMES FERNANDO, Challenging Your Medium

Wed. January 12, 2022 | 7:30pm

LOCATION: The Mansion

Using his own augmented instrument as a template, pianist James Fernando will guide attendees through an essential part of the creative process—challenging their mediums. This workshop will help participants unlock their own fresh ideas by showing them how to identify restrictive thought patterns and break free of their constraints.

Sponsored by Belinda M. Kane in memory of Mamie C. Kane & Ava Kaufman



Wed. January 12, 2022 | 8pm

LOCATION: AMP at Pike & Rose

Since storming onto the jazz scene with her smoky vocals, blistering trumpet, and compelling compositions, Bria Skonberg, the Juno Award winner, has played with U2, the Dave Matthews Band, Jon Batiste, and sang the National Anthem at Madison Square Garden. Her latest album, Nothing Never Happens, offers striking originals and creative covers of Queen, The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and more.



Fri. January 14, 2022 | 8pm

LOCATION: The Music Center

With over 30 million albums sold worldwide, Brian McKnight’s chart-topping hits include “Back to One,” “6, 8, 12,” “Anytime,” and many more. In addition to winning numerous industry awards, McKnight is also a producer and multi-instrumentalist who plays nine instruments including piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn, and trumpet.


Artist in Residence: JAMES FERNANDO, Jazz pianist

Wed. Jan 19 & 26, 2022 | 8pm

LOCATION: AMP at Pike & Rose

Since graduating summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music, pianist and composer James Fernando continues to amass critical acclaim and recognition and he  has performed at many prominent venues, including the historic Banff International Workshop in Jazz & Creative Music.

Sponsored by Belinda M. Kane in memory of Mamie C. Kane & Ava Kaufman


VIRTUAL CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS: Presented by Community Building Art Works in Partnership with Strathmore

Monthly on Thursdays at 7pm


Led by author Seema Reza and accomplished guest writers—including poets, memoirists, novelists, and storytellers—these community workshops follow the model developed by Community Building Art Works (CBAW) over the course of a decade of bringing people together in military and hospital settings. Each workshop is designed to help participants put their personal stories on paper in a supportive environment.



Thu. January 20, 2022 | 8pm

LOCATION: The Music Center

Since 1972, the Grammy-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has used their signature collaborative method to give flight to vibrant, unconventional interpretations. Orpheus performances unfold dynamically, moment-by-moment, creating an energy shared by musicians and audiences alike.

For this special performance, Orpheus is joined by visionary jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis.

Generously sponsored in part by Helen Louise Pettis.


The Philadelphia Dance Company

Fri. January 28, 2022 | 8pm

LOCATION: The Music Center

Known for its innovation, superbly trained dancers, and electrifying performances, PHILADANCO!, The Philadelphia Dance Company, celebrates 50 years as one of the premiere African American modern dance companies.

This presentation was made possible by generous support from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and New England Foundation for the Arts.


Broadway’s Next Hit Musical

Sat. January 29, 2022 | 4pm & 8:30pm

LOCATION: AMP at Pike & Rose

Described as Whose Line Is It Anyway? meets the TONY Awards, the hilarious Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is the world’s first and only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter.


About Strathmore

Strathmore presents and produces exemplary visual and performing arts programs for diverse audiences; creates dynamic arts education experiences; and nurtures creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts. 

All of Strathmore’s facilities are Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accredited.

Proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test, and facemasks are required to attend any performance or event inside any of its buildings.

For further information or tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit