The Unique Art of Tap Dance, and Intimate Performances and Art Exhibitions

Nella Hero YE


Mona M. Rock
(301) 581-5193

(NORTH BETHESDA, MD) - November at Strathmore is filled with eclectic performances, new exhibitions, and early holiday shopping with a healthy dose of community.

Major performance highlights of the month include the award-winning company Dorrance Dance, exploring movement and music though their new work SOUNDspace at the Music Center. In this work, the dynamic tap company share the story of the unique acoustics of one of New York City’s most notable religious landmarks.

Also on the main campus, parents can bring their children and teenagers, who live with autism or sensory sensitivities, for a behind-the-scenes experience in the Music Center. Sensory-friendly tours are led by Strathmore’s technical experts who share secrets about how a performance becomes an experience.

In the Mansion, patrons can explore Strathmore’s annual presentation of Fine Art in Miniature in its 89th year, and see Perspective, a showcase of premier painting and monotype artist Jack Boul, plus pastel painter Jean Hiron. For three days only, November 10-12, the community can shop with a purpose at Strathmore Museum Shop’s 32nd annual Museum Shop Holiday Market. Gift givers will be able to support some of their favorite cultural institutions while finding the perfect present. Among many partners are The Phillips Collection, Brookside Gardens, Woodend Nature Shop (previously Audubon Society), and local artists.

AMP, Strathmore’s lounge in North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose district, will be busy throughout the month with acclaimed jazz artists Stephane Wrembel Quartet and Anat Cohen, as well as Venezuelan Pop favorite Nella and the sold-out Southern Culture on the Skids. November will also be the first opportunity to see and meet Strathmore’s 2023 Artist in Residence Class at Fresh AIR Soirée. The intimate evening will feature a multi-genre concert of incredible talents, plus dessert and a special toast to the emerging artists.

For a full listing of Strathmore events, visit


Music Center



Thu, Nov 3 | 8pm


Dorrance Dance, an award-winning New York City-based tap dance company founded in 2011 by Artistic Director and 2015 MacArthur Fellow Michelle Dorrance, supports dancers and musicians who embody and push the dynamic range that tap dance has to offer. Originally a work that explored the unique acoustics of New York City’s St. Mark’s Church through the sounds and textures of the feet, SOUNDspace (2013) has been adapted and continues to explore tap dancing as music.


Sat, Nov 5 | 11am


Young people with autism or sensory sensitivities are invited to come backstage at the Concert Hall for a small-group tour. All children and teens can play instruments on the stage, see the artists’ dressing rooms, learn about how the lights and sound work, and so much more.

All children and teens must be accompanied by an adult and have a ticket.




Nov 19, 2022—Jan 7, 2023

LOCATION: Mansion, First Floor

For 70 years, Jack Boul has been one of the premiere artists in the Washington DC area, employing his exceptional talents in both painting and monotype to convey a deeply poetic sensibility. Jean Hirons, a Master Circle Member of the International Association of Pastel Societies, exhibits her internationally collected paintings that instinctively draw viewers into her compositions.


Nov 19, 2022—Jan 7, 2023

LOCATION: Mansion, Second Floor

Marvel at the ability of artists to create a portrait, still life, or landscape the size of a postage stamp when more than 700 mini masterpieces travel from across the globe to be in this prodigious, juried exhibition.


Thu–Sat, Nov 10–12, 2022 | 10am–6pm daily


Browse amazing gifts while supporting Strathmore’s Museum Shop and some of the area’s best museum and cultural shops. Every present is part of a larger purpose as each purchase supports nonprofit museums and arts organizations in the community.




Fri, Nov 4, 2022 | 6:30pm and 9pm

LOCATION: AMP by Strathmore

Born in Venezuela, Nella went from Berklee College of Music graduate to winner of the 2019 Latin GRAMMY® Award for Best New Artist. That same year, her full-length debut, Voy (I Go) received acclaim from NPR and yielded the hit “Me Llaman Nella” (They Call Me Nella). In addition, the title track was named the 14th best song of 2019, in any genre, by The New York Times

SHADES OF DJANGO with the Stephane Wrembel Quartet

Fri, Nov 11, 2022 | 8pm

LOCATION: AMP by Strathmore

Stephane Wrembel, a prolific guitarist from France, immersed himself in European Sinti culture to become proficient in the style often referred to as “Gypsy jazz.” Wrembel has headlined Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Town Hall in New York City, The Lyon Opera House in France; toured with master violinist Mark O’Connor; and shared stages with everyone from Sam Bush, Stochelo Rosenberg, Esperanza Spalding, and Al Di Meola.


Artist in Residence Class of 2023 Concert

Wed, Nov 16, 2022 | 8pm

LOCATION: AMP by Strathmore

Strathmore's highly regarded Artist in Residence (AIR) program supports the careers of local musicians. This elevated concert experience and cross-genre collaboration will be the first opportunity to meet the new AIR class after dessert and a toast. Cohort members will be joined onstage by AIR Mentors Michael Bowie, Victor Provost, and Lynn Veronneau, and Cathy Fink.


Fri, Nov 17, 2022 | 8pm

LOCATION: AMP by Strathmore

This raucous North Carolina trio will offer selections from its 2021 release, At Home with Southern Culture on the Skids, a more intimate, acoustic-heavy record. Singer/guitarist Rick Miller said “the album is comfort food for your ears. I wouldn’t call it mellow, but it sure is a friendly album.”


Featuring Vitor Gonçalves, Tal Mashiach, and James Shipp

Wed, Nov 18, 2022 | 6:30pm and 9pm

LOCATION: AMP by Strathmore

Grammy-nominated clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has been declared Clarinetist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association every year since 2007 and has also been named the top clarinetist in both the readers and critics polls in DownBeat for multiple years running. 

Her musical endeavors have brought her to both small groups and large ensembles, mastering everything from infectious swingers to lilting ballads and showcasing a wide range in her unparalleled performances.


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.

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

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