OUR WINDOWS SERIES
An exploration of diverse perspectives
At Strathmore, we believe in the potential of music and art to break down barriers and build understanding between people of different backgrounds. Particularly, we have been talking a lot about the power of live performance to open up a window into the perspectives of people across places, cultures, and eras.
The artists highlighted in our Windows series often illuminate a specific language, region, or tradition while exploring universal themes of humanity. The people, places, and situations change, but the performances themselves, over and over, reflect themes that are familiar to us all—resilience, family, youthful innocence, restless longing, fear, dreams—highlighting our connections to the past, each other, and the world around us.
To deepen the experience, each Windows show is accompanied by a preshow event where experts and artists from our community provide context in the form of a lecture, discussion, interactive class, or companion performance. Following the show, join us in the Encore Café to connect with other attendees and share your experience.
Upcoming Windows Performances
Bereishit Dance Company, Feb 6, 2020
Our 2019–2020 season is just getting started—check back soon for more great shows!
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Past Windows Performances
Lila Downs, Oct 20, 2017
Preconcert Lecture: Women Artists on the Intersection of Music, Politics and Identity
DakhaBrakha, November 17, 2017
Preconcert Lecture: The Path of the Artist in Times of Conflict
Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Feb 2, 2018
Preconcert Lecture: Jazz & The American Conscience
Niyaz, March 16, 2018
Preconcert Lecture: Sufism: Ancient, Appropriated, Alive
Goran Bregović, Oct 28, 2018
Preconcert Lecture: Contemporary Balkan Music
Aida Cuevas, Nov 8, 2018
Preconcert Event: Peligrosa: Women Musicians Breaking Ground
Step Afrika!, Jan 20, 2019
Preconcert Event: Step Afrika! The Next 25 Years
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Feb 8, 2019
Preconcert Event: The Long Walk Goes On
Gina Chavez, April 7, 2019
AT AMP, Postconcert Event: Q&A with Gina Chavez
Caetano, Moreno, Zeca & Tom Veloso, April 15, 2019
Preconcert Event: What's Old is New Again: Caetano Veloso Speaking Out
Youssou NDOUR, May 29, 2019
Preconcert Event: Music is the Weapon of the People
The Windows series kicked off in 2017 with Grammy Award-winning Mexican-American vocalist Lila Downs.
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