The Music Center at Strathmore'sLive from the Lawnseries of free summer outdoor concertsis now in progress on select days. Performances take place at Strathmore’s Gudelsky Gazebo. Picnic blankets, low beach chairs, and small coolers are welcomed. Food is available for purchase from Ridgewells Catering. In case of inclement weather, concerts will move indoors to the Music Center.
Performances are scheduled on:
July 19: Look Homeward – bluegrass, folk music, & gospel plus Southern charm July 26: Bib Ray & the Kool Kats - Trumpeter Ray Caddell & his band play big band, dance hits, pop and R&B favorites—plus Motown, Sinatra, and more.
August 2: Fémina - reggae, Latin, and hip-hop fusion. August 9: Matuto – A 4-piece group known for their infectious dance floor rhythms and cross cultural musicality.
August 16: Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys – The 4-piece string band melds soul, folk & bluegrass. August 23: Uke Fest – An all-star celebration of the little instrument that brings people together in harmony. August 30: Akua Allrich – the DC native considered one of the area’s most vibrant vocalists as she approaches timeless jazz standards with blue and pan-African influences. September 9: Team Familiar – The soulful group formed by D.C. native and go-go legend Donnell Floyd, they “reign supreme on the sultry go-go scene.”
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO), led by Music Director Marin Alsop, will perform Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5in the Music Center on Thursday, September 14.Guitarist Łukasz Kuropaczewski will perform Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez.
The concert will also incude John Adams’s Short Ride in a Fast Machine, and the East Coast premiere of Adams’s Lola Montez Does the Spider Dance, which is dedicated to Maestra Alsop.
The BSO will present The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes, on Saturday, September 16.The English actor will present an evening of magic and nostalgia from the set of The Princess Bride. Fans of “the heroic Westley, Princess Buttercup, and Prince Humperdinck will get a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the 1987 film.
After a screening of the iconic movie, Elwes will engage in a moderated discussion of the classic scenes, and audiences are treated to never-before shared secrets and stories from the set, along with unbelievable antics sure to entertain.“
Image below:Cary Elwes
The BSO, conducted by Music Director Marin Alsop, will present a concert titled Poetic Fire: From Hamlet to Don Juanin the Music Center on September 23. The orchestra will be joined by pianist Lukáš Vondráček in a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor.
The program will also feature Tchaikovsky’s Hamlet Fantasy-Overture After Shakespeare & R. Strauss’s Don Juan.
Strathmore will present The Simon & Garfunkel Storyin the Music Center on Friday, September 22. The theatrical concert is about “two boys from Queens, New York, who became the most successful music duo of all time.
The show takes the best of their songs and mixes them with powerful images of 1960s America, giving audiences a feel for the atmosphere in which the artists were creating their music."
Washington Revels will have a Community Sing in Silver Spring on Monday August 21. Participants can join the Revels “to sing about the return to fall rhythms and to celebrate American artists by singing and sharing songs about (and by!) them.
Everyone is welcome to bring a song to lead and refreshments to share. The Community Sings are a partnership of Washington Revels and Carpe Diem Arts.”
Glen Echo Park is offering a Summer Concert Seriesin the Bumper Car Pavilion every Thursday at 7:30 p.m., thru August 31.Visitors can order a special picnic from Praline at Glen Echo Park while enjoying an evening of music. Dancers are welcome!Performances are scheduled on:
July 20: Brendan Pelan July 27: U.S. Marine Band - Free Country August 3: Bollywood Brass DC August 10: Elikeh August 17: Origem August 24: U.S. Marine Band - Dixieland Ensemble August 31: Tall in the Saddle Band
Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club in the historic Bethesda Theater on Wisconsin Avenue offers live music performed by leading musicians nearly every evening - plus a select supper menu, beverages and more. Washington Performing Arts will offer some of their jazz concerts at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club during the 2016/17 season, which will begin in October.
The Club has a public parking garage in the building and is near the Bethesda Metro Subway Station.
Images below: Exterior & Interior Views of the Supper Club