Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Strathmore Adds 4 New Shows to 2013-14 Season

Julio Iglesias headlines the 2014 Spring Gala

From our friends at the Strathmore...

Four New Music Center Shows Added to 2013-14 Season

Josh Turner, Buika, John Prine and Strathmore 2014 Gala artist Julio Iglesias

Strathmore today announces the addition of four Music Center concerts to its 2013-2014 season. The eclectic batch of new performances includes rising country star and Grand Ole Opry protégé Josh Turner; acclaimed Spanish-African singer Buika; iconic singer Julio Iglesias, headliner of the 2014 Spring Gala at Strathmore; and legendary folk singer-songwriter John Prine.

Tickets for these concerts are on sale now to Strathmore Stars, the art center’s philanthropic program that supports arts programming, education programs and community outreach projects. Tickets will be available to the general public beginning this Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10 a.m.

New concerts for the 2013-2014 season are:

Friday, February 21, 2014
8 p.m.
Tickets $29-$79

One of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry, Josh Turner is a Grammy-and-CMA-nominated country singer known for hits like “Long Black Train,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance” and his latest single, “Time Is Love” off the new album, Punching Bag. The double platinum Turner imbues his bluegrass-influenced barn-burners, lonesome laments and heartfelt ballads with a rich baritone and a devotion to traditional country music.

Sunday, April 6, 2014
7 p.m.
Tickets $38-$58

Spanish singer Concha Buika, “the voice of freedom” (NPR, 50 Great Voices), is beloved for blending the traditions of Moorish Spain, the tropics and Northern Africa into an intoxicating,  jazz-influenced flamenco sound. The Grammy-nominated poet musician made her eponymous album debut in 2005, and experienced her first critical and commercial success with her follow-up effort, Mi Niña Lola (2006). Having now released nine albums, Buika’s deeply emotional lyrics and unique vocal stylings plumb the depths of human emotion and have made her a world music favorite.

Saturday, April 26, 2014
9 p.m.
Tickets $58-$125 (Orchestra tickets are reserved for those purchasing Gala dinner packages)

Julio Iglesias is an entertainer who inhabits a select pantheon with a handful of the world’s greatest artists. The iconic smile, magnetic stage presence, and velvet voice that’s sold 300 million records worldwide in a career spanning six decades—the Madrid-born crooner is a favorite in every corner of the globe. The bestselling Latin music artist in history, Iglesias also has the distinction of having sung and recorded in the most languages of any artist in music, performed for more than 60 million spectators, received numerous gold and platinum records, and sang with profoundly influential contemporaries such as Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Diana Ross, Dolly Parton and Art Garfunkel.

2014 Spring Gala dinner package starts at $500 per person and includes the Gala dinner, prime seats to Mr. Iglesias’ concert, the After Party featuring Big Ray and the Kool Kats—and a tax-deductible contribution to Strathmore. For more information, contact the Sorelle Group at (202) 248-1930 or strathmore@sorellegroup.com.

Information about gala sponsorship packages is available by contacting Bill Carey at (301) 581-5135 or bcarey@strathmore.org.

Friday, June 13, 2014
8 p.m.
Tickets $45-$65

Legendary singer-songwriter John Prine reclaims traditional music, infusing it with social and political import and celebrating the simple joys of love and a life well-lived. An AMA Lifetime Achievement Award winner and a member of the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Prine has written for Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, John Denver, Carly Simon, and many others.

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 hallmark of the arts center is the Music Center at Strathmore, a 1,976-seat concert hall and education complex. The Music Center at Strathmore, located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda, MD, is immediately adjacent to the Grosvenor-Strathmore station on Metro’s Red Line and a half-mile from the Capital Beltway. For those attending a ticketed performance at the Music Center at Strathmore, parking in the Metro garage is complimentary. All Music in the Mansion concerts are held in the Dorothy M. and Maurice C. Shapiro Music Room in the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD. Parking is available on site for all Mansion performances.  For more information, call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.