Monday, September 21, 2015

Lisa Fischer, Breakout Star of 20 Feet from Stardom Visits Strathmore, October 11

Lisa Fischer visits Strathmore, October 11th

From our friends at Strathmore...

Strathmore Presents Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

Breakout star of 20 Feet from Stardom takes center stage in Strathmore debut

Lisa Fischer, who has provided powerful backup vocals propelling songs by the Rolling Stones, Sting, Chris Botti, Nine Inch Nails, and more, takes marquee status with her band, Grand Baton, in her debut at the Music Center at Strathmore on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 7 PM. A central figure of the Academy Award-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, Lisa Fischer has a voice that is a natural phenomenon, with astonishing range, expressivity, and phrasing, recognized with a Grammy for her R&B hit “How Can I Ease the Pain?” For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit

A protégé of Luther Vandross, Fischer was a member of the 1960s girl group The Marvelletes when she first auditioned for the music giant, who became her mentor, employer, and personal champion. Fischer built an impressive career as a back-up vocalist for a diverse array of artists across genres, including Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, Beyoncé, Dionne Warwick, Dolly Parton, Bobby McFerrin, Alicia Keys, Lou Reed, Louie Vega, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, John Scofield, and Jackie Evancho, among others. A charming and joyful stage presence, Fischer’s live performances with her soulful and accomplished band Grand Baton are a revelation.

Strathmore Presents 
Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton
Sunday, October 11, 2015
7 PM 

Tickets $28-$58

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 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, the Artist in Residence and Fine Artist in Residence programs, and its Spring Break @ Strathmore camp.