National Philharmonic

November 3, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

ABBA Tribute Band Honors Nats at Strathmore

Several hours after their victory parade in Washington DC, the Nationals received an unexpected shout out. Saturday night at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, ARRIVAL from Sweden, considered the best ABBA tribute band in the world, paid homage to the Nationals winning the World Series. The band, playing ABBA’s familiar hit songs […]

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August 12, 2019 | Staff Writer

Fundraising Efforts Save National Philharmonic

New Funding and Leadership Changes Secure Future of the National Philharmonic The National Philharmonic announced new funding and changes in leadership today which should secure their future. According to a statement released today, the Philharmonic has raised sufficient funds to stay at Strathmore for “years to come”. After 14 years in residence at the Music […]

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August 1, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Fundraising Effort Ends on High Note: the National Philharmonic is Back

The National Philharmonic will stay at Strathmore for the 2019-20 season after far exceeding their fundraising goal. The orchestra took to an online fundraising campaign, stating “We need $150,000 by July 31, 2019.” On July 30, the organization announced that they have raised over $200,000 since first opening the fundraiser last week. Leanne Ferfolia, president […]

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July 29, 2019 | Sara Chernikoff

Private Initiative Launched to Save National Philharmonic

Montgomery County’s National Philharmonic orchestra launched a public fundraising campaign last week in a final effort to save the organization. “We need $150,000 by July 31, 2019,” read the online petition. National Philharmonic, which performed at The Music Center at The Strathmore since its opening in 2005, announced it will likely go out of business […]

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July 16, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

A Staple at Strathmore, National Philharmonic to Close

The National Philharmonic, which has played classical music at the Music Center at Strathmore since it opened, is preparing to shut down. According to a press release from the orchestra, the closure affects 130 union instrumental musicians and staff, as well as the avocation of more than 150 chorale musicians. The release blames the closure […]

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October 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Executive Leads National Philharmonic (VIDEO)

You can add conductor to Ike Leggett’s list of accomplishments. The county executive led the National Philharmonic performance Saturday of the Star-Spangled Banner.

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May 3, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, May 3, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, May 3, in Montgomery County: 1. Fallen heroes: Montgomery County police continues its annual Fallen Heroes Memorial Service from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Public Safety Headquarters, 100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg. 2. Council meets Metro: The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority meets the Montgomery County Council’s Transportation Committee […]

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February 1, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, Feb. 3 – Feb. 5 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment, check the MyMCMedia calendar for more choices. Art: The Mansion at Strathmore has two exhibits on display now through Feb. 19. The La Vie en Bleu exhibit explores the color blue. The Crossfade exhibit includes works by young Baltimore artists. A closing reception and film screening for […]

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November 18, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 18, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Nov. 18, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett released a statement proposing a Liquor Control Authority. 2. Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will begin offering workshops on “How to Apply for Jobs with Montgomery County Government” this month. The first session is today at Germantown […]

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November 17, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 17, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Nov. 17, in Montgomery County: 1. Tameka Montgomery headlines this month’s Small Business University event at Montgomery Community Media today at 8 a.m. 2. Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith released a video asking all students to remain in school and participate in the school’s daily education program. The […]

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