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Sep
21
Sat
Dance Party with Soul Crackers @ Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a Dance Party with the renowned Soul Crackers! Soul Crackers’ music encompasses Memphis & Motown soul and features timeless songs by artists like Jr. Walker, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Gladys Knight, Martha & The Vandellas, and Wilson Pickett. Lead vocalist Tommy Lepson’s powerful voice conveys all the joy and passion that makes this music come alive. He will be joined on stage by two remarkable vocalists, the “Too Much Sisters” —
Anita King and Caz Gardiner — to perform those rich Motown vocals. The 9-piece band also includes a kicking horn section that packs dance floors from the first note played. The rest of the band all have years of expertise, rockin’ the house as one of the best acts in town. A free blues dance lesson takes place from 8pm-9pm, followed by live music until midnight.

Sep
22
Sun
National Philharmonic presents: Eroica + Beethoven @ The Music Center at Strathmore
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm
National Philharmonic presents: Eroica + Beethoven @ The Music Center at Strathmore

Eroica Trio
Erika Nickrenz, piano
Sara Parkins, violin
Sara Sant’Ambrogio, cello

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Beethoven Triple Concerto in C Major
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major (“Eroica”)

The acclaimed Eroica Trio, winner of the prestigious Naumberg Award, teams up with the National Philharmonic for a performance of Beethoven’s Triple, one of the most unusual concertos in the Western tradition. It is a work of irresistible appeal, at once intimate and symphonic in style.

The “Eroica” Symphony, composed in 1803-04, is a groundbreaking work in Beethoven’s stylistic development, bringing together classical control and romantic exuberance. Famously, Beethoven had originally dedicated the work to Napoleon Bonaparte, in recognition of what he thought were Napoleon’s democratic ideals. The dedication was scratched out, however, after an angry Beethoven discovered that Napoleon proclaimed himself Emperor of the French, and the title “Eroica” was used instead.

SAT SEPT 21, 2019, 8pm
SUN SEPT 22, 2019, 3pm
Sat: Pre-concert lecture, 6:45-7:15pm; Sun: 1:45-2:15pm
Sat + Sun: Member Encore Q&A
Sun 2-2:30pm: Meet the Musicians

Sep
28
Sat
The Grateful Allman Band @Hershey’s Roadhouse Sept 28 9p @ Hershey's Restaurant
Sep 28 @ 9:00 pm
The Grateful Allman Band @Hershey's Roadhouse Sept 28 9p @ Hershey's Restaurant

Celebrating the music of the Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, and The Band
Featuring an all-star lineup of some of the best mid-Atlantic bar band players (a combined 200+ years of experience!), The Grateful Allman Band celebrates the music of the Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, and The Band. Relive the music from the venerated Watkins Glen Summer Jam Music Festival. While the band is not a tribute band (we couldn’t afford all the set and wardrobe changes), we do promise to celebrate the music and times of these legendary bands.
The band’s first show was in 2018 at Crooked Hammock Brewery in Rehoboth DE celebrating the 45th anniversary of Watkins Glenn Summer Jam. The group will repeat the show in 2019, along with additional shows at various venues in the Washington DC area.

Oct
12
Sat
Oktoberfest at The Station @ The Station (formerly Riverdale Park Station)
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oktoberfest at The Station @ The Station (formerly Riverdale Park Station)

Join us on October 12th from noon-8pm for the FIRST EVER Oktoberfest at The Station!
Featuring…
• Denizens Beer Garden
• Cornhole Tournament
• Kids activities (until 6pm)
• Live Music
• Denizens After Party
• Lots of Give-A-Ways

Music Schedule:
• Noon-2pm Half Pint Harrys
• 2-4pm Loose Ties
• 4-6pm After The Flood
• 6-8pm DJ Diyanna Burton

Oct
30
Wed
Chick Corea Trilogy @ The Music Center at Strathmore
Oct 30 @ 8:00 pm
Chick Corea Trilogy @ The Music Center at Strathmore

“The three have an uncanny connection, filling space with gorgeous and subtle phrasings, gliding through all manner of styles with a seemingly effortless elegance, grace, and freshness.” – AllMusic.com

It doesn’t get more “A-list” than this! Jazz piano legend, NEA Jazz Master, and 22-time Grammy-winner Chick Corea takes the stage in an evening of near-telepathic interplay with two of the music’s most elite Gen-X masters: the mind-boggling bass virtuoso and six-time Grammy-winner Christian McBride and Brian Blade, “one of those rare jazz drummers artistically powerful enough to direct the sound of a whole ensemble” (New York Times). Reigniting the chemistry of their namesake 2013 disc, the Trilogy deliver up-to-the minute takes on the Great American Songbook, Corea originals, and more.

Nov
15
Fri
Taipei Symphony Orchestra @ The Music Center at Strathmore
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm
Taipei Symphony Orchestra @ The Music Center at Strathmore

“The clarity, agility, and expressiveness of the TSO are awe–inspiring, an orchestra destined to take its place as one of the world’s top symphony orchestras.” – Saarbrücker Zeitung

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this season, the Taipei Symphony has grown from an ensemble of modest scale to a forceful musical presence known for its breadth of programming, extensive international appearances, and commitment to cultural diplomacy. The program’s centerpiece, Gordon Shi-Wen Chin’s poetic Double Concerto, features the prodigious talent of two Taiwan-born, U.S.-based virtuosi: Paul Huang, a winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and a cherished presence on the Washington Performing Arts season; and Felix Fan, the relentlessly creative, collaborative cross-disciplinary cellist and member of the Flux Quartet for whom this concerto was written. On the podium is Jahja Ling, widely credited as an orchestra-builder, who led the now-thriving San Diego Symphony to great renown as its music director.

This performance is made possible in part through the generous support of Susan S. Angell.

Jan
25
Sat
Midori, violin and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano @ The Music Center at Strathmore
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm
Midori, violin and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano @ The Music Center at Strathmore

Two of today’s most celebrated artists unite for a celebration 250 years in the making.

Violin superstar Midori and “master colorist and . . . great communicator” (Seattle Times) Jean-Yves Thibaudet team up for their first Washington Performing Arts appearances in more than a decade to commemorate Beethoven’s 250th birthday year. Anchored by the exhilarating “Kreutzer,” which, in the Washington Post’s words, “[has drawn] more out of Midori than mere virtuosity,” the all-Beethoven recital promises to reveal how even mainstays of the canon can reveal fresh nuances and kindle powerful emotions in the hands of two master performers.

This performance is made possible through the generous support of the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation.

Feb
21
Fri
Budapest Festival Orchestra @ The Music Center at Strathmore
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm
Budapest Festival Orchestra @ The Music Center at Strathmore

“Thought-provoking and exhilaratingly enjoyable” – The Guardian (five-star review)

Returning to Washington under the baton of former NSO principal conductor Iván Fischer, known to D.C. audiences as “a meticulous musician [with] an anarchic disdain for decorum” (New Yorker), the Budapest Festival Orchestra presents a novel program that pairs mainstays of the Mahler and Dvořák catalogues with underexposed works by the two late-Romantic composers. The “expressive colours” (BBC Music Magazine) of German contralto Gerhild Romberger bring to life the powerful emotions of Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder.

This performance is made possible through the generous support of Betsy and Robert Feinberg; Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation.

Mar
20
Fri
Murray Perahia, piano @ The Music Center at Strathmore
Mar 20 all-day
Murray Perahia, piano @ The Music Center at Strathmore

“His sound can be pure gold, and he voices chords with a clarity that you have to hear to believe.” – The Washington Post

In the more than 40 years he has been performing, pianist Murray Perahia has left audiences around the world breathless. Recognized worldwide as a musician of rare musical sensitivity, the Grammy Award-winner has been dubbed “one of the piano’s most lyrical contemporary poets” by the Times (London).

Program to be announced

This performance is made possible through the generous support of Betsy and Robert Feinberg.

May
6
Wed
Emanuel Ax, piano @ The Music Center at Strathmore
May 6 @ 8:00 pm
Emanuel Ax, piano @ The Music Center at Strathmore

“Strong on bravura, ravishing in finesse, and flinging himself into the work with glee” – The Guardian

Emanuel Ax—the beloved American pianist who has been a fixture of the piano world since his 1974 win at the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition—is no stranger to Washington Performing Arts audiences, having appeared in recent years in collaborative performances with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, and others. He returns this season for his first solo Washington Performing Arts recital in ten years, performing an all-Beethoven program showcasing his “thoughtful, lyrical, lustrous” playing (Washington Post).

This performance is made possible through the generous support of Betsy and Robert Feinberg.

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