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The venue alone is worth the visit
Feb 27, 2014 by: GaryfromChevyChase from
The Music Center at Strathmore is one of the treasures of the DC area cultural scene. Since its opening in 2005, the 1,976-seat concert hall and center offers world-class performances, spanning virtually all entertainment areas, from the resident Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to rock and roll acts like The Moody Blues and Jethro Tull. More than 150 performances a year are offered, and include classical music, world music, dance, comedians, cultural porsonalities, and I could go on and on. The concert hall has some of the best acoustics one is ever likley to encounter. Almost as terrific are the concert series held in the Mansion on site, where an intimate audience (not more than 100) can get up close and personal to an extraordinary range of musical artists, many of them just beginning their professional careers, other local area favorites. (There's a great gift shop there too!) Visitors to the DC area are well-advised to take a look at upcoming performances at the Center on their website - www.strathmore.org and to include a visit to Strathmore.
Strathmore is great.
Feb 21, 2014 by: cstansfield from Rockville, Maryland
I live near Strathmore and feel fortunate that it is so close by. It's a beautiful concern hall that brings big name entertainment. Tonight I saw Josh Turner and he was great.
A Gem of a Venue
Feb 07, 2014 by: ljk73 from Annapolis, Maryland
We only recently discovered the Strathmore and have already attended several events there. I'm sure we will be returning for more! It is very conveniently located off the Capital Beltway, near many great restaurants, with easy parking. The staff at the Strathmore are very friendly, attentive, and helpful. The performance hall itself is gorgeous. The seating arrangement is fantastic, great views, and super acoustics. I would have liked the have seen some better options available at the bar.
A Wonderful Entertainment Venue
Dec 18, 2013 by: PAISilverSpring_Md from silver spring, md
Saw Tchaikovsky's Nutracker performed by the Moscow Ballet Company. Of course, the music was wonderful as was the ballet, but the sound system was also terrific. The seats are very comfortable with plenty of leg room and clear lines of vision. The bathrooms are very clean and the lines were either very short or nonexistent. The only negative was that the lines for beverages at intermission were so long that you could not get a beverage with enough time left to enjoy it before the second act started.
Nov 25, 2013 by: SherryK69 from Bethesda, Maryland
Right on the metro line and associated parking garage, so getting there by train is great or, if you are driving, parking is easy. It is a beautiful venue, nice food and wine available inside and grounds are pretty to walk around. However, to my ears, the acoustics are way to harsh and it actually is painful to listen to music, any kind of music, have tried different kinds, did not seem to matter. Will not go back, which is too bad because it is so close to home and really is a very lovely place. One other person has had the same reaction, but it seems most people are not so sensitive, so give it a shot, but be aware you may end up with a headache.
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