Strathmore Music Center



Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell and Richard Thompson Electric Trio

These two legendary country singer-songwriters have met before: Crowell played in Harris’s “Hot Band” in the mid-70s. Both have collected multiple Grammys and countless other awards since, and logged a million or more miles on the road…and that hard-won experience gleams like the leather on a pair of well-loved cowboy boots on their new album collaboration, Old Yellow Moon. Hear songs from the album and more of your favorites in this evening that includes a performance by one of Rolling Stone’s Top 20 Guitarists of all Time, Richard Thompson.

Fri 3/29



The Beatles never toured with an orchestra; in fact, they never performed any of their later albums live - but if they did they would have needed one. These albums are modern masterpieces, with beautiful orchestrations, and Beatlemania has decided to celebrate that its 2013 tour, dubbed "The Magical Symphony Tour." Beatlemania will perform for you all of the hits with no backing tracks or fake instruments - that's right, everything on the album will be on stage performing for you live. You won't want to miss it!

Sat 3/30


Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic and Choirs
Ronald Zollman, music director

Under the direction of Ronald Zollman, the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic and Choirs will come together to perform Bruckner’s setting of the early Christian Te Deum. The Philharmonic will also perform Schumann's Fourth Symphony.

SCHUMANN - Symphony No. 4

Fri 4/5


National Philharmonic: Bach: Sleepers Awake!

Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano
Matthew Smith, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass
Justine Lamb-Budge, violin
William Neil, harpsichord
David Whiteside, flute
Mark Hill, oboe
Kathy Ceasar-Spall, oboe
Fatma Daglar, oboe
Michael Hall, horn
Mark Wakefield, horn
National Philharmonic Chorale
Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Bach’s six Brandenburg Concertos are considered masterpieces and among the biggest hits of classical music. Each is written for a different combination of instruments. Concerto No. 1 requires the largest number of performers, with a string ensemble and a group of soloists. Concerto No. 5 features three solo instruments: harpsichord, violin and flute. The final piece, Cantata No. 140 for chorus and orchestra, is the famous Wachet Auf (“Sleepers Awake”), a wedding cantata depicting the uniting of Christ with the human soul.


Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Cantata No. 140, Wachet Auf (“Sleepers Awake”)

Sat 4/6


WPAS: Andras Schiff
Presented by Washington Performing Arts Society

This performance of Andras Schiff was originally scheduled to take place Tuesday, October 30, during Hurricane Sandy. Please note there has been a program change from Well Tempered Clavier to Bach’s Complete French Suites. If you held tickets to that performance, you may either hold onto the October 30 ticket to use at this performance (no further action required); OR exchange into another WPAS performance, or get a refund. For either of these last two options, please contact the ticket office at (301) 581-5100 or email

Bach - The Complete French Suites

Sun 4/7


Diana Krall
Outside Presenter
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Music Center at Strathmore

Presented by The Birchmere

Diana Krall's extraordinary new album Glad Rag Doll (10/02, Verve Records) is an exhilarating and adventurous exploration of new sounds, new instrumentation and new musicians. It stars a singer and piano player, filled with mischief, humour and a renewed sense of tenderness and intimacy.

Wed 4/10


BSO: Bond and Beyond
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Michael Krajewski, conductor
Debbie Gravitte, vocalist
BSO SuperPops

The legacy of 007 comes alive in a symphonic tribute featuring music from five decades of Bond films, including Casino Royale, Goldfinger, From Russia with Love and more. The BSO celebrates the golden anniversary of this treasured film franchise and the world’s favorite spy: “Bond, James Bond!”


Thur 4/11


Cameron Carpenter

His repertoire – from the complete works of J. S. Bach and Cesar Franck, to his hundreds of transcriptions of non-organ works, his original compositions, and his collaborations with jazz and pop artists – is perhaps the largest and most diverse of any organist. Discover “one of the rare musicians who changes the game of his instrument… a smasher of cultural and classical music taboos. He is technically the most accomplished organist I have ever witnessed…And most important of all, the most musical.” (The Los Angeles Times).

Fri 4/12