Music Center at Strathmore - Take in a world-class cultural experience
Established in 1981, the
Strathmore is comprised of the Music Center and the Mansion. Since its inception, more than 5,000 artists and 2 million visitors
have passed through the halls of the Strathmore drawn to the exhibitions, educational events, teas, black-tie affairs, concerts
and outdoor festivals.
The extraordinary Music Center at Strathmore opened in 2005 and houses the resident artistic
partners: the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the National Philharmonic, the Washington Performing Arts Society, the Levine
School of Music, the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras, the CityDance Center and InterPlay. The Prelude Cafe is also part
of the Music Center at Strathmore, serving up breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and pre-show meals.
Many hands went
into this facility's remarkable design, including William Rawn Associates Architects, Inc., Theatre Project Consultants and
acousticians Kirkegaard Associates. Adjustable acoustics make the facility pitch perfect for all events.
Funded by private
local and corporate resources along with Montgomery County and the State of Maryland, the Music Center of Strathmore appeals
to people of all walks of life, interests and cultural heritage. It presents more than 150 stage performances annually along
with over 75 cultural education classes every week.
Although the Music Center at Strathmore
is still a fairly new venue, its entertainment lineup is second to none.
Visitors to the Music Center at Strathmore
are privy to top-tier performances by headlining artists of the genres of rock, blues, pop, folk, R&B, world music, jazz,
classical and show tunes. The 2013-2014 season at the stunning Music Center at Strathmore promises a host of remarkable talents,
including Franz Ferdinand, Travis Tritt, Chris Botti with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Michael McDonald, Crystal Gayle, Lee
Greenwood, the Pixies, Michael Bolton, Pat Metheny, Lily Tomlin, Keb Mo, Andre Watts, Itzhak Perlman with the Baltimore Symphony
Orchestra, Neil Sedaka and Sergio Mendes.
The Music Center at Strathmore also serves as place for rehearsals, private
lessons, mentoring sessions, workshops and summer camps, where students of all ages can pick and choose from a tremendous
selection of educational opportunities.
The commuter suburb of North Bethesda, Maryland, is
home to the authentic cultural mecca of Music Center of Strathmore. Located just five miles from the nation's capitol, North
Bethesda's prestigious enterprises include not only the Music Center at Strathmore but also the White Flint shopping mall,
the Montgomery Aquatic Center, The Jewish Community Center, Walter Johnson High School, the Georgetown Prepartory School,
the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and North Bethesda Market, which happens to be the tallest building in Montgomery County.
Step into the Music Center at Strathmore, and you will understand why Tim Smith of The Baltimore
Sun called it, "the first class space for music-making." The 1,976-seat Music Center at Strathmore takes a hint from its picturesque
surroundings, featuring a rolling roof that melts into the steep hills. The Music Center at Strathmore embraces spectacular
glass windows and walls complemented by the flood of natural lighting that hits the beautifully crafted woodwork just right.
Velour seats and red birch accents are additional rich details that contribute to the warmth and intimacy of the interior.
This elegant venue also features a six-story glass wall that oversees the 11-acre property of lush greenery. It is truly an
aesthetically pleasing treasure with an equally pleasing entertainment lineup to match!
the globally renowned cELLAbration: A Tribute to Ella Jenkins produced? Why, at the Strathmore - of course! Other highlights
include playing host to the first National Kaleidoscope Exhibition as well as the world debut of the Rhodes-Nadler Art Collection.