Music and Theater

Music and Theater

<hdr15>Music and Theater

<cal1>Wednesday/April 26

<cal2>Jazz Concert at 8 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. Tickets are $28 for JCC members, $33 for students and senior adults, $39 for the general public, and $10 for individuals under 30 years old. For tickets, call the box office at 301-348-3872.

<cal1>Saturday/April 29

<cal2>In honor of National Dance Week and their 5th anniversary, American Dance Institute will host a performance by EDGEWORKS Dance Theater (EDT), DC’s premier contemporary all-male company of predominantly black men at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 seniors/children under 17 and $10 for DancePass holders. For tickets call 301.984.3003 or visit As part of its outreach activities.

Strathmore presents the 2006 Spring Gala at Strathmore in the Music Center at Strathmore. This year’s gala, co-chaired by XM Satellite Radio President & CEO, Hugh Panero, and his wife, Mary Beth Durkin, former television news producer, will feature a performance by one of America’s foremost comediennes, Lily Tomlin. The Spring Gala is Strathmore’s signature fundraising event of the year. A ticket package including cocktails, dinner, performance and dessert party is available at $500 and $1,000 per person, or select the performance & dessert party option for $100-$300 per person. Tables of 10 and sponsorship opportunities are also available. To make a reservation, contact Bianca Beckham at 301-581-5133. The Music Center at Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda. For performance-only tickets, contact the ticket office at 301-581-5100 or visit

The National Philharmonic Singers present ‘Sounds of Spring’ at 8 p.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church, 107 S. Washington St., Rockville. The National Philharmonic Singers will perform a selection of music composed by Mozart, Duruflé, Copland, Mendelssohn and Monteverdi. Admission to both National Philharmonic Singers concerts is free. Families are welcome, and no reservations are required. Call 301-762-2191.

<cal1>Sunday/April 30

<cal2>Bel Cantanti Opera presents the last opera by Piotr Tchaikovsky: 'Iolanta' at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 8011 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Tickets are available on-line or at the door for $25. Call 301-718-7360 or visit

Christine Schadeberg Wydro, a professional singer and Potomac resident, will be performing in the 2006 Music Patrons Series of North Chevy Chase Christian Church at 1:30 p.m. This series is free and open to the public. Christine will be singing a selection of classical and popular songs assisted by her collaborator of 20 years, Christopher Oldfather, pianist. Featured will be songs by Ravel, Purcell, and American composer Samuel Barber, as well as selections from the Broadway stage the silver screen. The church is located at 8814 Kensington Parkway in North Chevy Chase. Call 301-654-3631.

<cal1>Friday/May 5

<cal2>The Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center Guest Artist Series will be presenting legendary bluegrass band The Seldom Scene at 8 p.m. Their urban approach to bluegrass makes The Seldom Scene one of the most progressive and influential bands in the genre. The current lineup includes Ben Eldridge, Dudley Connell, Ronnie Simpkins, Fred Travers, Lou Reid, and Chris Eldridge. The center is located at Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville.

<cal1>Sunday/May 7

<cal2>Bel Cantanti Opera presents the last opera by Piotr Tchaikovsky: 'Iolanta' at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 8011 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Tickets are available on-line or at the door for $25. Call 301-718-7360 or visit

Montgomery College Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will present a concert, “Viva Amadeus!” at 2 p.m., to celebrate the 250th birthday of Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The free concert will take place at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center on the College’s Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville. Contact the College’s Music Department at 301-279-5209.

<cal1>Saturday/May 13

<cal2>The National Philharmonic presents Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore. Call 301-581-5100 for tickets. Ticket prices are $80, $60, $45, $35 & $25.

<cal1>Saturday/May 20

<cal2>The Washington National Opera presents a free workshop of Hansel and Gretel for children and their families from 11 a.m.-noon at the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Led by WNO Teaching Artists, families are introduced to the story and music of opera, and how music communicates plot, character and emotion. Hands-on crafts and creative music activities are included. This program is ideal for children 6-12 years old and their families. Registration required, call 240-777-0690.

<cal1>Sunday/May 21

<cal2>‘Music for Peasants and Princes’ will be presented by the Washington Balalaika Society Orchestra at 3 p.m. at the Kreeger Theatre, Jewish Community Center, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. Concert of Russian folk and light classical music played by a full orchestra using traditional Russian folk instruments. Tickets are $20 regular, $18 Seniors and Students. Tickets can be purchased at and 703-744-9151.