Eliot Pfanstiehl, the founder and CEO of Strathmore, will retire as head of the organization in August,2018 after 37 years of service.“He has been Strathmore’s only leader and has shepherd the organization through tremendous growth—including construction of the 1,976-seat Music Center at Strathmore, the off-site venue AMP, and most recently, an announced renovation of the Music Center. He has shaped Montgomery County as an arts destination in greater Washington. The impact of his work is tremendous.”
Image below: Eliot Pfanstiehl - Photo by Kirsten Beckerman
Select Performances at Strathmore
Strathmore will present Herbie Hancock in the Music Center on June 24. The esteemed pianist and composer received an Academy Award for his Round Midnight score, plus 14 Grammy Awards, including album of the year. Hancock is now creative chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and institute chairman of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. In 2011, he was named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, and he received a Kennedy Center Honors Award in 2013 and a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2016.
Image below: Herbie Hancock - photo by Douglas Kirkland.
Strathmore will present vocalist Sarah McLachlan in a solo piano show in the Music Center on June 29. The Grammy and Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter is known for her intimate vocals and relatable lyrics. Her hits include “Possession,” “I Will Remember You,” and “Building a Mystery.”
Image below: Sarah McLachlan - Photo by Kharen Hill
Live from the Lawn
Strathmore will present their annual Live from the Lawnseries featuring free outdoor concerts in July & August.Visitors are invited to “pack a picnic and settle onto a blanket with your squad at the ready. As long summer days ease into evening, the crowd becomes community and the music begins. Let Live from the Lawn bring the funk and the soul, the rhythm, and the harmony. Let your summer sing.”
AMP, the popular venue which Strathmore manages in North Bethesda, features "live music with a gourmet edge" at Pike & Rose, an urban-minded, Metro-accessible neighborhood on Rockville Pike. To see a schedule of upcoming performances at AMP, visit www.AMPbyStrathmore.com