Venue Details

147 Star Starred
Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD 20852
301-581-5100
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Parking is NOT free for shows at the Levine School of Music, but is free for the Strathmore. Confusing and disappointing.
Percussionists Manny Arciniega and Adam Green: Unknown Voices travel May 08 2014 star this tip starred
Joan A. Hussey
Leave home early, even if you live close. At this time of year and time of evening, Rockville Pike and other roads are usually bumper-to-bumper, plus the line to get into the parking lot (from Rockville Pike onto Tuckerman Lane, (vs. where you enter for the Mansion, despite the posted road sign), is one lane, also bumper to bumper. Parking is free but another challenge still lies ahead with long waits for elevators in the parking garage, transversing the long, elevated corrider between the parking lot and the venue, and additional elevators with long lines inside the venue, which take you to the level of your assigned seats (there is an elevator operator checking tickets and telling individuals if they're on the correct elevator, etc.). If you're not familiar with this whole scenario, best to leave a trail of breadcrumbs from your parking space to your seat, assuming there are no birds in sight. : \
A Candlelight Christmas travel Dec 24 2013 star this tip starred

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15 events
4 reviews
15 stars
attended Dec 21 2011

Wonderful concert even though we missed the first 15 minutes because it took so long to turn left off of Rockville Pike. Songs for sing-along were mixed with choral presentations. I do wish the tenor had done more than two songs.

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15 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 20 2012

The singing was excellent but the selection of christmas songs could have been better. Too many of the songs may have been historically noteworthy but to the average person more of the "popular" carols should have been added. At the end after the...continued

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33 events
28 reviews
16 stars
attended Dec 20 2012

Beautiful venue, amazing sound, easy to park... perfect evening.

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Website

http://www.thewashingtonchorus.org/acandlelightchristmas

About the Ticket Supplier: The Washington Chorus

Founded in 1961 as the Oratorio Society of Washington, The Washington Chorus is noted for its critically-acclaimed performances and recordings of the entire range of the choral repertoire. A Grammy Award winner, The Washington Chorus is currently in its 50th season and is considered a cultural leader in the Washington area. The Chorus presents an annual subscription series at the J. F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Music Center at Strathmore, and other major venues throughout the Washington area. The Chorus frequently appears there at the invitation of the National Symphony Orchestra, singing under the direction of many of the world's greatest conductors including Leonard Slatkin, Mstislav Rostropovich, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Neville Marriner, Charles Dutoit, Kent Nagano and many others. In addition to its regular Kennedy Center performances, the Chorus has sung throughout the metropolitan area and has received acclaim for numerous world premieres. The Chorus has recorded, been nationally broadcast and internationally televised, performed as part of a motion picture soundtrack, and has performed for presidential inaugurations and to honor world leaders.