Thursday, April 3, 2014

Julio Iglesias Headlines Strathmore Gala, April 26

Living legend Julio Iglesias

From our friends at the Strathmore...

Top-Selling Latin Artist in History Brings His Charisma, Suave and Pasión for the Arts to Strathmore Fête

It’s undeniable - Julio Iglesias has built a career on passion. With hits like “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before,” “All of You” and “Hey,” his voluminous song catalogue simply oozes with it. In addition to his on-stage suave, he’s also a passionate advocate for music and has made a life in the arts—and in this way Strathmore and Julio Iglesias are a perfect pairing for Una Noche de Pasión. The singer ignites the Music Center stage for the 2014 Spring Gala at Strathmore on Saturday, April 26, 2014. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit

Gala guests will begin the evening at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails, followed by a sumptuous dinner, concert with Julio Iglesias and an after party with Big Ray and the Kool Kats.

In the 45 years of his unstoppable career, Julio Iglesias has sold more than 300 million copies of his 80 albums released worldwide, including original versions in various languages, compilations and live albums. He has been formally recognized as the top-selling Latin artist in history. 60 million fans have seen him perform live at 5,000 concerts in 600 cities. He was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was named a UNICEF Special Ambassador for the Performing Arts. He was also recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the artist who has sung and recorded in the most languages in the history of music, receiving the only Diamond Disc ever issued by this institution. Iglesias has sung duets with iconic artists such as Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Diana Ross, Dolly Parton, Art Gurfunkel, Paul Anka, Sting, The Beach Boys, and Spanish artists Plácido Domingo and Lola Flores.

He is also the recipient of a Grammy Award, American Music Awards, and the prestigious ASCAP Pied Piper Award, the highest award of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Iglesias has been honored internationally by the Chinese Ministry of Culture, the decoration of Knight of the Legion of Honor (France), and Spanish Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts. He is also one of the first five artists invited into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, inaugurated in Miami in 2013.

His recent 2013 world tour tirelessly crisscrossed the globe, with concerts in such countries as Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, United Arab Emirates, Philippines, South Korea, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Guatemala, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Israel, Jordan, Latvia, Romania, Indonesia and Japan.

The Spring Gala at Strathmore is the arts center’s signature fundraising event. Proceeds directly support Strathmore’s programming initiatives such as the Visual Art Exhibitions program and Music in the Mansion; performances from world-class artists and musicians; education and artistic programs such as the Artists in Residence program and the Strathmore Student Concerts, which introduce 20,000 students annually to classical music; and free community events and festivals.

Strathmore Presents
2014 Spring Gala at Strathmore
Una Noche de Pasión
Featuring Julio Iglesias
Saturday, April 26, 2014

5:30 p.m.  Cocktail Reception
7 p.m.  Dinner
9 p.m.  Concert with Julio Iglesias
10:20 p.m.  After Party with Big Ray and the Kool Kats

Tickets (for concert only) $58-$125 (limited single tickets still available for purchase)

Dinner ticket packages include:
$600 Individual Supporter: One ticket to Gala dinner in Music Center, concert with Julio Iglesias, admission to after party with Big Ray and the Kool Kats.

$1,200 Gala Patron: One ticket to Gala dinner, concert with Julio Iglesias, admission to after party with Big Ray and the Kool Kats, listing on evening’s video recognition, valet parking pass.

$10,000 Sponsor: Table for eight at Gala dinner, concert with Julio Iglesias, valet parking passes for all eight guests, listing in evening’s video recognition, acknowledgment on Strathmore’s donor wall, newsletter and annual report. Ticket packages can be purchased by contacting The Sorelle Group at (202) 248-1930 or

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

For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit 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 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