Peabo Bryson
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Celebrate the Holiday Season at Strathmore

Strathmore offers its holiday programming with numerous performances and events that will have the jubilant sounds of the holidays ringing from the Music Center and Mansion. Strathmore embraces the holiday spirit with iconic jingles, klezmer tunes, jazz renditions of holiday classics, R&B, carols from around the world, and more. For more information about any of Strathmore’s holiday concerts or to purchase tickets, call 301.581.5100 or visit

Performances and events include:

Susan Jones Klezmer Ensemble
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Tickets $25

The jazzy Ms. Jones is a classical violinist with more musical sides than a dreidel. She kicks off the holiday season with an invigorating evening of pre-Chanukah klezmer.Jones has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the National Gallery of Art.

Holly Jolly Pops Photo | BSO

Holly Jolly Pops
Photo | BSO

BSO: Holly Jolly Pops
Thursday, December 11, 2014
8 p.m.
Music Center

Jack Everly and the Tap-Dancing Santas are back! Experience this sparkling holiday celebration with full chorus, orchestra and guest vocalists. Carols, sing-alongs and artists from Cirque de la Symphonie will get you into the holiday spirit and deliver fun for the whole family!

Mannheim Steamroller
Saturday, December 13, 2014
4 and 8 p.m.
Music Center
Tickets $48-$88

Filled with spectacular video images, magnificent music and a monumental sound that only Mannheim Steamroller can create, theirs is a holiday show for the masses, thrilling audiences of all ages. Pioneered by Grammy winner Chip Davis, Mannheim Steamroller is the top selling Christmas music artist in history and one of the top 50 best-selling artists of all time with over 40 million records sold, 27 million in the Christmas genre alone. Mannheim Steamroller was created more than 30 years ago, transforming popular instrumental music by combining classical compositions, rock rhythms, harpsichords and recorders with electric bass and synthesizers, culminating to bring new energy and majesty to Christmas classics.

The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Sunday, December 14, 2014
1 and 5 p.m.
Music Center
Tickets: $28-$88

Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this holiday season! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as 40 world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves “Knock Out!” Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, a growing Christmas Tree and super-sized Matrushka dolls!

Strathmore Children’s Chorus Winter Concert
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Music Center
Tickets $16

The Strathmore Children’s Chorus embraces the global inflections of the holidays with a repertoire of eclectic World music, from Gaelic to Latin, Mexican, Israeli and beyond, with songs of hope, happiness, enlivened spirit and togetherness that typify the season. They welcome guest singers the North Bethesda Middle School Choir.

Robyn Helzner Trio
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Tickets $25

Mastering a repertoire of authentic Jewish music in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, and English, the Robyn Helzner Trio performs music with warmth and humor. This guitar and mandolin trio crosses cultural boundaries with beautiful folk music that celebrates Jewish identity around the world for an evening of Chanukah fun.

Peabo Bryson Photo | Strathmore

Peabo Bryson
Photo | Strathmore

Peabo Bryson: Colors of Christmas
Featuring Taylor Dane, Jennifer Holliday & Ruden Studdard
Friday, December 19, 2014
8:00 p.m.
Music Center
Tickets $35-$100

Grammy Award-winning R&B legend Peabo Bryson is joined by Taylor Dane, Jennifer Holliday, and “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard on the Music Center stage for an unforgettable evening of pop hits and Christmas favorites.

National Philharmonic: Handel’s Messiah
Saturday, December 20, 2014 and Sunday, December 21 at 3 p.m.
8 p.m.
Music Center
Tickets: $28-$89

Begin your holidays with Handel’s 1741 masterpiece, Messiah, one of the most cherished and frequently performed works in Western choral literature. The critically acclaimed National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale, conducted by Stan Engebretson and joined by a superb cast of soloists, bring the joy, spirit and tidings of the season to you with this glorious oratorio, which includes such timeless favorites as “And the Glory of the Lord” and the “Hallelujah Chorus.” Purchase tickets to these concerts early as they usually sell out!

Santa Brunch
Sunday, December 21, 2014
10 a.m. and Noon
Tickets: $20-$40

Santa will be stopping by the Mansion at Strathmore. Children of all ages and their families can enjoy a delicious brunch buffet and visit with Jolly Old St. Nick. Reservations required. Please call 301.581.5220.

The Washington Chorus: A Candlelight Christmas
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Music Center
Tickets: $15-$70

Celebrate the splendor of the season with The Washington Chorus’s beloved holiday concert event. With brass, organ, percussion, harp, and the 200-voice chorus, the program features Christmas classics, sing-alongs, theatrical lighting, and the glorious candlelight processional. These concerts sell out early!

Strathmore Venues

Mansion at Strathmore
10701 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852

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


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