Flutist and Vocalist Hamburger performs
April 13 and 27 at AMP
Mona M. Rock
(NORTH BETHESDA, MD)- Strathmore’s Artist in Residence (AIR) continues its Spring season with jazz flutist and vocalist, Alex Hamburger, as she mixes her rich voice with the light and graceful sound of the flute, April 13 and 27 at AMP by Strathmore, in North Bethesda’s Pike and Rose. In addition to her performances, she will conduct a special workshop, Breathing & Body Awareness for Woodwind Players & Vocalists at Strathmore’s historic Mansion on April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Born to an artistic family in Washington, DC, Alex Hamburger began studying classical flute at age seven and began finetuning her improvisation skills sitting in on her father’s gigs and being a part of Paul Carr’s Jazz Academy of Washington.
Her talents have taken her all over the world. From SUNY Purchase where she received formal training as a James Moody Scholar, she was off to Canada as a member of the Banff Jazz and Creative Music Program in 2017. The next year she was invited to Switzerland as part of the prestigious Focusyear band at the JazzCampus. This January, Alex’s quartet traveled to South America to play in Mercedes, Uruguay as a part of the annual Jazz a la Calle Festival and in São Paulo, Brazil at Jazz B.
In November 2021, Hamburger wrote and arranged the compositions included in her quartet debut album, “And She Spoke,” inspired by the works of female poets and composers.
Currently, Alex is preparing to record a new album with help from Chamber Music America’s 2021 Performance Plus Grant, a donor advised fund of the Boulder County Arts Alliance.
In addition to be a Strathmore Artist in Residence, she is a 2022 Wammie nominee.
Sponsored by Ellen and Michael Gold.
Strathmore graciously thanks our Artist in Residence Champions for their multi-year commitment and above-and-beyond support to the AIR program.
Jazz flutist & vocalist
Wednesday, April 13 & 27, 2022 – 8 p.m.
Location: AMP by Strathmore in Pike & Rose
WorkshopBreathing & Body Awareness for Woodwind Players & Vocalists
Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 7:30pm
Location: Mansion at Strathmore
Tickets: Pay What You Can
Click here to see a video of Alex Hamburger in performance.
ABOUT THE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (AIR) PROGRAM
Founded in 2005, the Strathmore Artist in Residence program has mentored 100 young musicians, ages 16–32. Each year, six artists are chosen through a competitive selection process. Over the course of 10 months, they benefit from the support of mentor musicians, 30 hours of professional development seminars, and performance opportunities—including residency concerts at Strathmore. The AIR program is part of Strathmore’s Institute for Artistic and Professional Development.
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 www.strathmore.org.