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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.
Nov 25, 2013 by: SethTwiggs from Bethesda, Maryland
Strathmore offers concerts by a major symphony, the BSO, and also the National Symphony. But it also has individual concerts with major performers, while the Mansion features soloists, artists, and young musicians on the rise. We are blessed to have such a vibrant and successful venue clkose to hom.
My bias shows - I am in Strathmore 10 times/year
Nov 25, 2013 by: Frank42-05 from Bethesda, Maryland
My family goes to concerts and shows at Strathmore probably once a month. We find great classical music programs, kids shows, ballet etc... parking is easy, access is great, prices are very reasonable - no complaints. I recommend Strathmore to all my friends - we have both Baltimore and National orchestras under the roof - what a joy !! I am a bit concerned with the auditorium sound - having been to concert halls around the world, I am a bit disappointed with Strathmore - all the wood paneling seems to absorb too much sound. Yes it is a modern and gorgeous building, I just wish the auditorium sound had a bit of the old world tradition. We have tried almost all seats in the hall - but nothing seems to work 100% for me.
A superb concert Hall and a wonderful art gallery
Nov 25, 2013 by: Shirley W from Potomac MD
One of the charming mansions in Montgomery county , there are lovely themed Traditional Teas with entertainment about once a month, The house it self has a history and is a wonderful art gallery with frequently changing art shows, I have participated in quite a few of them. On the grounds as well is a State of the art concert hall,with amazing acoustics, the Baltimore symphony, with a Marin Alsop our fantastic conductor as well as many other performances. Not only is the sound superb but the architecture is beautiful to look at.
Nov 25, 2013 by: 4HappyHippos from
They used tax dollars to build it and yet still charge outrageous prices to those whose tax dollars made it possible!
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