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Strathmore's Fall Schedule Released

Sep 04, 2012 06:55PM ● By Anonymous

JEFF ANTONIUK
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Mansion at Strathmore
Tickets: $15

He's known as a co-founder of Unified Jazz Ensemble—now sax man Jeff Antoniuk brings his forward-thinking band The Jazz Update to the Mansion. Antoniuk uses his background in jazz performance and West African ethnomusicology to expand the genre, and has performed alongside such icons as Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Bobby McFerrin and Freddie Hubbard.

SKIN
Saturday, September 15 -Saturday, November 3, 2012
Mansion at Strathmore

With Skin, Strathmore showcases six artists' "body of work," exploring the transformative properties, cultural significance and artistry of body modification through tattoo, henna, bodypainting, hair and makeup. The exhibition features one of the world's foremost tattoo artists, Alex Reinke, with fellow ink authorities Robby Latos and Paul Roe, as well as body painter Craig Tracy, photographers John Borstel and Glenford Nunez, and henna artistBhavna Naik. An opening reception with nosh and henna art stations will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 7-9 p.m.

ERIC SCOTT
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Mansion at Strathmore
Tickets: $15

Singer-songwriter Eric Scott and his band combine the storyteller's art and the rock-and-roller's drive. The D.C. native has a background in R&B that has lead him to perform with artists such as James Brown, B.B. King, Ray Charles, Kansas, The Neville Brothers, Jimmy Buffett and Keb' Mo'. During his history as a sideman, songwriter and session musician, Scott has also released three records. The Washington Post called his sophomore album, featured on the WB television series Felicity, "Whip smart...hard to resist...clearly the work of a pop artist talented and resourceful enough to stand on his own."

FRÉDÉRIC YONNET, URBAN JAZZ HARMONICIST
Thursday, September 27, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Mansion at Strathmore
Tickets $30

Often affiliated with buskers, country and blues, the harmonica is elevated to a stylishly modern instrument by urban jazz harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet. French-born Yonnet takes the harmonica in unexpected directions, adapting it to gospel, R&B and jazz with nuances of hip-hop. Using an instrument that few have mastered, this former Strathmore Artist in Residence has become an in-demand sideman for such stars as Stevie Wonder, Kenny G, Erykah Badu, India.Arie, John Legend and Prince.

PAT MCGEE BAND
ARI HEST OPENS
Friday, September 28, 2012
8 p.m.
Music Center at Strathmore
Tickets $38

Virginia native Pat McGee has established himself as a perennial East Coast favorite since the release of his debut album From the Wood, touring relentlessly, performing an average of more than 250 live dates each year with his acoustic jam-rock sextet. McGee's Strathmore performance is a fond reunion of local musicians from his past, including former Pat McGee Band bandmates John Small, Michael Ghegan, Patrick McAloon and Ira Gitlin, as well as lead singer of Eddie from Ohio Eddie Hartness, Nate Brown from Everything and John "Red" Redling from New Potato Caboose. Also performing with McGee are current high school student musicians from his alma mater, Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington. Says The Washington Post, McGee "...looks like Brad Pitt, sings like James Taylor, sweats and struts like Springsteen. You can't deny McGee's charisma."

LOIDE
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Mansion at Strathmore
Tickets: $15

Worlds collide when contemporary jazz meets the rhythmic melodies of Africa. Loide's African roots and her deep love for jazz come together to create a mix of contemporary vocals and warm afro-lusophone rhythms reflective of her own eclectic roots.

BALLET FOLKLÓRICO DE MÉXICO
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
8 p.m.
Music Center at Strathmore
Tickets $28–$48

Founded in 1952 by Amalia Hernández, Ballet Folklórico de México takes audiences on a survey of
Mexican dance, from pre-Colombian to the Hispanic influences of the Vice royal era up to the popular
strength of the Revolutionary years. The company conjures centuries of culture, from fierce Aztec Jaguar
warriors to the brilliant-hued, ruffled swirl of a village fiesta. This internationally renowned company and
national treasure delivers, "A captivating spectacle...The gorgeous costumes and breathtaking formations
keep coming, dance after dance" (The New York Times).

PATTI LUPONE:
MATTERS OF THE HEART
Chris Fenwick, Musical Director
with The Four Play String Quartet
Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6, 2012
8 p.m.
Music Center at Strathmore
Tickets $45–$85

Timeless Broadway dame Patti LuPone shares an electrifying performance of love songs by composers ranging from theater greats Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim to such contemporary song writers as Randy Newman, Jimmy Webb, Brian Wilson, Judy Collins, Dan Fogelberg, Joni Mitchell and Cyndi Lauper. She brings her gusto to Strathmore just following her raved-about opening performance at New York's new 54 Below cabaret club in June 2012, and just before her return to Broadway in David Mamet's The Anarchist, opening in November 2012.

SAMIS AHMAD
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Mansion at Strathmore
Tickets: $15

Hindustani (North Indian) classical vocalist Samia Ahmad branches out from her classical base to incorporate Nazrul Sangeet (referring to the works of Bengali poet Kazi Nazrul Islam), Bhajans (Indian devotional songs) and global fusion, melding Hindustani classical sounds with the rhythms of South Africa and the West.

DUO AMARAL
Friday, October 12, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Mansion at Strathmore
Tickets $30

Isaac Albeniz: España Op. 165
Joaquin Rodrigo: Tonadilla
Alberto Ginastera: Tres Danzas del Ballet Estancia
Victor Manuel Amaral Ramirez: Saggio

Jerusalem-born Mia Pomerantz-Amaral and husband Jorge Amaral are winning international acclaim for their performances of "masterful and poetic virtuosity" and "intensity of expression" (Il Messaggero Veneto). Pomerantz-Amaral is a top prizewinner of several international guitar competitions, notably the Guitar Gems Competition in Netanya, Israel and The Fernando Sor Guitar Competition in Rome, Italy. Amaral has been described by the eminent master Alirio Diaz as "a brilliant figure in the future of the classical guitar."

KEVIN DUDLEY
WITH RALPH GORDON & RICKIE SIMPKINS
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Mansion at Strathmore
Tickets: $15

The art of songwriting and the raw, roots beauty of Americana music come together in the rocking trio of Kevin Dudley, Ralph Gordon and Ricki Simpkins. Headed by Dudley, former front man/guitarist with the Atomic Hillbillies, the group sites Texas hill country, chrome diners, old motorcycles and Guy Clark among its influences.

GUIDO'S EAR
Thursday, October 18, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Mansion at Strathmore
Tickets $30

Claudio Monteverdi: Prologue from Orfeo
Dario Castello: Sonata Quarta a 2 Soprani
Niccolo Corradini: La Golferamma
Michelangelo Rossi: Toccata Settima
Giovanni Battista Fontana: Sonata in D major
Claudio Monteverdi: Si dolce
Tarquinio Merula: Ciaconna
Bartolomeo Laurenti: Sonata Duodecima
Girolamo Frescobaldi: Toccata Nona
Gasparo Zannetti: La Mantovana
Salamone Rossi: Sonata in dialogo detta la viena
Tarquinio Merula: Sentirete una Canzonetta
Gasparo Zannetti: Vana Bergamasca
Tarquinio Merula: Folle é ben che si crede
Salamone Rossi: Sonata sopra l'Aria di Ruggierio

This New York-based early music ensemble focuses on repertoire of the late Renaissance and early Baroque, a pivotal period in history when instrumental music emerged from the shadow of vocal music and came into its own. By exploring early forays into purely instrumental music and the vocal and dance tradition from which it emerged, Guido's Ear celebrates the ingenuity of the period, when composers pushed boundaries to transform the aesthetic qualities of music.

A STATE OF THE UNION CONVERSATION:
FRAN LEBOWITZ AND FRANK RICH
Friday, October 19, 2012
8 p.m.
Music Center at Strathmore
Tickets $45–$70

"Feisty, funny" cultural satirist Fran Lebowitz (Variety) and "impressive writer and thinker" Frank Rich (The New York Times) engage in a lively onstage conversation centered around current themes as the presidential election race roars on—stoking and stimulating the audience with discussion of what is at stake, timely issues and more.

UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN
Saturday, October 20, 2012
2 p.m.
Music Center at Strathmore
Tickets $18–$48

Anarchic, funny and mind-bogglingly versatile, this virtuosic "orchestra" takes on and transforms iconic works from Beethoven to The Who and Isaac Hayes in a collision of post-punk performance, toe-tapping oldies and classical canon. Among the world's most important contemporary ukulele ensembles, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a group of all-singing, all-strumming uke players which believes that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation. "There are lots of yuks in ukes: physical comedy, pun-filled banter between songs and stacks of fleeting musical allusions within each piece keep the orchestra's show lively" (The New York Times). Concert-goers can bring a uke and join a strum-along with the artists during the concert.

AN EVENING WITH DAVID SEDARIS
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
8 p.m.
Music Center at Strathmore
Tickets $48–$58

A master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition, David Sedaris wittily skewers social mores, serving up delicious commentary on NPR and in his best selling books—including Naked,Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim and When You Are Engulfed in Flames. "Sedaris' droll assessment of the mundane and the eccentrics who inhabit the world's crevices make him one of the greatest humorists writing today" (Chicago Tribune). In this evening event, he reads some of his favorite works and takes questions from the audience.

SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON:
BEST OF SAW SHOWCASE
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Mansion at Strathmore
Tickets: $15

The Songwriters Association of Washington celebrates the power of music and fosters the talent of its members. The SAW Showcase supports the tradition of songwriting and the diverse talents contributing to the region's aural landscape—from emerging artists to veterans of the road. Each musician has a style and a story to tell.

STRATHMORE CABARET
FAVORITES WITH A TWIST FROM COLE PORTER TO HARRY CONNICK, JR.
Friday, October 26, 2012
6:30 p.m.
Music Center at Strathmore, Lockheed Martin Lobby
Tickets: $150 per person ($90 tax-deductible); $250 per pair ($130 tax-deductible); Patron Level Support $500 per person ($440 tax-deductible) includes website and program recognition
Cocktail Attire

Intimate. Mysterious. Fun. Crooners from Cole Porter to contemporary Harry Connick, Jr. and everywhere in between, Strathmore Cabaret celebrates the ambiance of cabaret with an evening of music, fine dining and fun. Emcee Charlie Barnett oversees the onstage action with theatrical flair as the Chaise Lounge Band and members of the 2012 class of Strathmore Artists in Residence offer an intimate evening of sophisticated, slightly irreverent entertainment. There's a live auction featuring top-shelf wine, exclusive behind-the-scenes tours and travel packages to unique arts events from New York to Telluride. And because Strathmore Cabaret is a fundraiser, proceeds from this event help to support programs that spark a passion for the arts in the hearts of children. RSVP is requested by Friday, October 19, 2012.

CASEY DRIESSEN: THE SINGULARITY TOUR
Friday, October 26, 2012
8 p.m.
Mansion at Strathmore
Tickets $15

Fiddler Casey Driessen makes the Washington, D.C. debut of his new Singularity project at Strathmore. The Grammy-nominee mixes his signature percussive fiddle style with digital loops and effects, building each show layer by layer in real time in front of the audience. While audiences can see him routinely on tour with the masterful Béla Fleck and The Flecktones, for this performance Driessen comes only with a fiddle and pedal board for an intimate evening of unconventional music.
This performance is part of Strathmore's series Storied Strings: The Violin in America.

BILLY COLLINS & MARY OLIVER
Sunday, October 28, 2012
3 p.m.
Music Center at Strathmore
Tickets $45–$75

Luminaries Billy Collins and Mary Oliver will share personal favorites and iconic writings from their notebooks. Dubbed "the most popular poet in America" by Bruce Weber in The New York Times, former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins is famous for conversational, humorous and witty poetry. Pulitzer Prize winner Mary Oliver will share excerpts from her latest project, A Thousand Mornings, being released shortly after her Strathmore appearance. At this reading, audience members can purchase A Thousand Mornings before its public release. "The gift of Oliver's poetry is that she communicates the beauty she finds in the world and makes it unforgettable" (The Boston Globe).

DALÍ QUARTET (family performance)
Sunday, October 28, 2012
3 p.m.
Mansion at Strathmore
Tickets $18

The inimitable Dalí Quartet introduces young ears to the sounds of Latin music with an interactive hour-long program that takes participants on a journey of different rhythms and melodies including Argentinean Tangos, Cuban Boleros, Caribbean Rumbas and Venezuelan Joropos. Families will learn various rhythmic patterns, dance steps and the origin of many of these genres and how they relate to and influence Western classical music.

DALÍ QUARTET (general performance)
Sunday, October 28, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Mansion at Strathmore
Tickets $32

Efraín Amaya: Angelica (Mix of Latin rhythms, 2000)
Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in D major, op. 44 no. 1 (1838)
Heitor Villa-Lobos: String Quartet No. 1 (1915)
Joaquín Turina: La Oración del Torero, Op. 34 (1925)
Carlos Gardel: El día que me quieras – "The Day You Love Me"
Carlos Almarán: La historia de un amor – "The Story of Love"
Abelardito Valdes: Danzón Almendra (Dance, 1938)

In background and performance, this extraordinary young ensemble represents the best of two worlds: classical music, and classic conservatory training; and Latin music, and Venezuela's famed El Sistema program for music education. Blending an enticing mix of traditional string quartet repertoire with Latin American chamber music, in their Strathmore debut the Dalí Quartet will perform works by Handel, Beethoven, Turina, Villa-Lobos and Piazzolla. "Dalí has a big, lush sound. They captured the elegance and lightness of the Haydn quartet and did not have any difficulty in switching to the dissonant drama of one of Beethoven's most stormy chamber music works. As expected, they handled the Latin American music with authoritative ease" (The Morning Call).

KEB' MO'
Saturday, November 3, 2012
8 p.m.
Music Center at Strathmore
Tickets $28–$58

While guitarist/singer/songwriter Keb' Mo' is fluidly virtuosic across the spectrum of music, from jazz to soul, pop, gospel and beyond, he has made advancing and preserving the blues genre his life's work. In the great Delta tradition, the multiple Grammy winner tells tales of pain and glory from blues classics and his own original songs. He returns to Strathmore in 2012 by popular demand after kicking off the Music Center's 2011 season. No matter what he plays, Keb' Mo's sound is "as honest and true as music can get...all concerts should be this way" (Albany Times-Union).

NATHAN PACHECO
Sunday, November 11, 2012
4 p.m.
Music Center at Strathmore
Tickets $18-$48

Classical crossover singing sensation Nathan Pacheco is an American singer/songwriter with Brazilian roots, a Yanni connection and the Disney seal of approval. The Virginia-born Pacheco's rich operatic tenor first gained fame as part of the Yanni Voices project and recently wrapped his first album in London. He'll share selections from his debut release Introducing Nathan Pacheco at Strathmore.

RITA: MY JOYS
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
8 p.m.
Music Center at Strathmore
Tickets $40-$75