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Discover Strathmore - Presidents' Day Open House


Discover Strathmore - Presidents' Day Open House


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Discover Strathmore is an annual open house at the Strathmore Music Center in North Bethesda, Maryland. It is a free family-friendly festival on President’s Day with performances and participatory concerts and art activities for young audiences. Professional musicians will present interactive concerts on hip hop, jazz, Latin music, bluegrass and other genres, designed just for kids. While the Music Center is all about experiencing music through movement, the Mansion takes art to the streets with acoustic performances and a showcase of vaudeville and busker art forms. No tickets are necessary for this event.

Festival Date: February 18, 2013

Location: Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane, N. Bethesda, Maryland.

Schedule of Events

Music Center and Music Center Concert Hall
11 a.m. - Take a Bow on the Marriott Concert Stage
12:15 p.m. - Justin Roberts & The Not Yet Ready for Naptime Players Trio
1:15 p.m. - Aaron Nigel Smith Band
2:15 p.m. - Justin Roberts & The Not Yet Ready for Naptime Players Trio
3:15 p.m. - Mambo Sauce, GO GO for the Kids
All day - Instrument petting zoo sponsored by Music & Arts; Face painting with Masquerade Face and Body Art; art activities with Mary Jane Campbell

Strathmore Mansion
11 a.m. - Little Music with LEA
12 p.m. - Pinot & Augustine
1 p.m. - Katie Balloons, balloon animals and creations
2 p.m. - Michael Rosman, dynamic juggling
3 p.m. - Aaron Nigel Smith, solo acoustic show

Education Center Room 402 (located in the Music Center)
11:15 a.m. - Discover Jazz with Brad Linde
12:15 p.m. - Discover Bluegrass with Alexander Mitchell
1:15 p.m. - Discover Hip hop with Christylez Bacon
2:15 p.m. - Discover Latin music with Didier Prossaird
3:15 p.m. - Discover Classical with Jennifer Steiger

Education Center Room 304 (located in the Music Center)
20 minute class times between 11-4 p.m. - Discover Ballet, Modern and Jazz (Ages 12 and under)
20 minute class times between 11:35-3:25 p.m. Discover Hip Hop (All Ages)

Class sizes limited. Tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to start of each CityDance class. Guests asked to form lines outside back door of Music Center Education Wing to receive a ticket.

Room 405
11:30 a.m.-noon; 12:30–1 p.m.; 1:30-2 p.m.; 2:30-3 p.m. - Discover Dance Concert with CityDance

Free parking is available in the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro garage. To provide ease of movement for families and guests, Strathmore asks that visitors do not bring strollers into the Music Center or Mansion.

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