Strathmore Announces Five Big Events Despite Current Closures

“Monuments: Creative Forces” exhibit.

The Music Center at Strathmore announced five events for 2020 and 2021, despite current COVID-19 closures. 

The powerhouse arts center in North Bethesda plans on moving forward with the events. The first event is planned for Oct. 2-25, called “Monuments: Creative Forces.” Strathmore plans to use outside space to project the digital faces of six artists onto trees throughout its grounds. 

The other events are as follows:

Feb. 19, 2021: “Making the Music” will feature three artists who will share songs and stories exhibiting the intersection of Broadway and rock ’n’ roll. 

March 15, 2021: “Songs of Our Native Daughters” is a performance based on the struggles and hopes of African American women. 

April 1-2, 2021: “Parable of The Sower” will feature 30 songs about a woman who lives in an America where climate change drives the country to violence. The songs will be based on 200 years of Black music. 

June 2021– TBD: “Step Afrika! – Drumfolk” will focus on the African American experience in the U.S. 

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Maryam Shahzad

About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in December with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. Maryam loves visual media and always says the movie is better than the book. She can be reached at or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.


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