Sunday, April 30, 2017

French Electronica Duo Air, Cary Elwes & Princess Bride at Strathmore This Summer

Air visits Strathmore, June 6th

From our friends at Strathmore...

Just Announced! Eclectic French Electronica Duo Air; The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes

Strathmore today announces two new additions to its slate of summer programs in the Music Center. Joining American icon Gladys Knight are French electronica duo Air and a screening of the cult romance-adventure-comedy The Princess Bride with heroic Westley himself, Cary Elwes, followed by a moderated discussion of classic scenes. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Tickets to these shows went on sale to the general public on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10 AM.


AIR
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
8:00 PM

Tickets $58-$88

French electronic duo Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel, better known as Air, stop by Strathmore fresh from New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival. With an atmospheric sound inspired by Burt Bacharach and Brian Wilson, as well as disco, new wave, and obscure Italian film soundtracks, Air may have been outliers in the late ‘90s electronica boom, but their unique soundscapes propelled them to be one of the most influential electronic acts of the 2000s. The track “Sexy Boy” from their first album, the critically-acclaimed Moon Safari (1998), was nearly inescapable on alternative radio. Film buffs know Air through their ongoing collaboration with Sofia Coppola - they composed the score to her debut film, The Virgin Suicides; Air drummer Brian Reitzell put together the soundtrack to 2003’s Lost in Translation, including one original contribution by Air; the soundtrack for Coppola’s 2006 film Marie Antoinette also featured a track by the band. The duo has also collaborated musically with actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg. Air released the career-spanning retrospective, Twentyears, in 2016.


The Princess Bride
An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes
Saturday, September 16, 2017
8:00 PM

Tickets $25-55 (plus VIP $125)

Celebrated English actor Cary Elwes presents an evening of magic and nostalgia from the set of The Princess Bride. Elwes gives fans of the heroic Westley, Princess Buttercup, and Humperdinck a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the 1987 classic film. After a screening of the iconic movie, Elwes engages in a moderated discussion of the classic scenes, and audiences are treated to never-before-shared secrets and stories from the set.

Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852

For additional information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.strathmore.org or call (301) 581-5100.

About Strathmore:
Strathmore presents and produces exemplary visual and performing arts programs for diverse audiences; creates dynamic arts education experiences; and nurtures creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts. The organization’s hallmark is the Music Center at Strathmore, with a 1,976-seat concert hall and education complex. Its core campus also includes the historic Mansion at Strathmore, which features an intimate Music Room and art galleries. Most recently, Strathmore opened AMP, a 250-seat cabaret-style venue located just up Rockville Pike from the core campus in the burgeoning Pike District of Montgomery County. Strathmore’s signature education, mission-driven programs include the Strathmore Student Concerts and the Artist in Residence program.