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Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD 20852-3385
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1 review
2 stars
Parking is NOT free for shows at the Levine School of Music, but is free for the Strathmore. Confusing and disappointing.
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9 reviews
3 stars
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. : \
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National Philharmonic: The Melodies of Brahms
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4.7 average rating
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9 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended May 05 2013

Fabulous concert! I'll go to lots more National Philharmonic concerts!

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5 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended May 04 2013

I have sung before in choruses where Denyce Graves was the soloist. I have sung the Schicksalsleid before. And Brahms 4th is one of my favorite symphonies. So what is there not to like? Graves sounded wonderful, the choruses and orchestra were...continued

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Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano

National Philharmonic Chorale

Piotr Gajewski, conductor *



  • Schicksalslied (“Song of Destiny”)    

Alto Rhapsody    

* Symphony No. 4

About the Ticket Supplier: National Philharmonic

As the Music Center at Strathmore’s ensemble-in-residence, the National Philharmonic showcases world-renowned guest artists in time-honored symphonic masterpieces conducted by Maestro Piotr Gajewski and monumental choral masterworks under National Philharmonic Chorale Artistic Director Stan Engebretson. The National Philharmonic boasts a long-standing tradition of reasonably priced tickets and free admission to all young people age 7-17.