On the Waterfront Film with Live Orchestra

Sat Sept 29, 2018, 8pm

Piotr Gajewski, conductor National Philharmonic

Star-Spangled Banner to be conducted by Eliot Pfanstiehl, former CEO and Founder of Strathmore Hall Foundation Inc.


The National Philharmonic plays Leonard Bernstein’s score live with the re-mastered film (directed by Elia Kazan, screenplay by Budd Schulberg, featuring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb and Eva Marie Saint) shown in hi-definition with original dialogue intact.

“One of the best film scores of all time.” –American Film Institute

Pre-concert lecture with Associate Conductor Victoria Gau 6:45pm

Panel Discussion/Q&A at 7pm with film experts Linda DeLibero, Senior Lecturer and Special Advocate for Alumni and Outreach in the Film and Media Studies program at Johns Hopkins University, and David Sterritt, Editor-in-Chief of Quarterly Review of Film and Video, contributing writer at Cineaste, film professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and moderator of the Cinema Club at Washington’s historic Avalon Theater.

“Academy Award®” and/or “Oscar®” is the registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Lenny’s Playlist

Sat Oct 13, 2018, 8pm

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 3pm

Sat + Sun: Member Encore Q&A, Sun 2-2:30pm: Meet the Musicians

Bella Hristova, violin

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Barber Violin Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

Bernstein Choral Celebration

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 8pm

Danielle Talamantes, soprano

Brian Cheney, tenor

National Philharmonic Chorale

Strathmore Children’s Chorus

Stan Engebretson, conductor

Selections from
West Side Story

National Philharmonic Holiday Sing-Along with Guest Artist Iyona Blake

Every ticket purchase supports military families of the USO-Metro

Friday, Dec 7, 7:30pm

Iyona Blake, soprano
Members of National Philharmonic Chorale
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Victoria Gau, conductor

Bring your family and friends to Strathmore to hear well-loved holiday classics and sing along to traditional seasonal songs! Highlights include It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the YearO Holy Night and White Christmas.

This special holiday concert features award-winning soprano/actress Iyona Blake, recently seen in Signature Theater’s Titanic and Jelly’s Last Jam.

Celebrate the Holidays with the National Philharmonic!

Handel’s Messiah

Sat Dec 22, 2018, 8pm

Sun Dec 23, 2018, 3pm

Suzanne Karpov, soprano

Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano

Matthew Smith, tenor

Trevor Scheunemann, bass

National Philharmonic Chorale

Stan Engebretson, conductor


Infamous Brahms

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 8pm

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 3pm

Haochen Zhang, piano (Gold Medalist, 2009 Van Cliburn Competition)

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor

Chopin: Recollections of Home

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 8pm

Note: No pre-concert lecture

Brian Ganz, piano

Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano

The program will include:

7 Songs from Op. 74

2 Songs, Op. Posth.

3 Mazurkas, Op. 56

4 Mazurkas, Op. 41

Polonaise in B-flat minor, Op. Posth.

Polonaise in E-flat minor, Op. 26,

No. 2 Etude in E major, Op. 10,

No. 3 Allegro de Concert, Op. 46

The Debut

The Birth of a Superstar: Hear the program that catapulted Leonard Bernstein into the spotlight.

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 8pm

Member Encore Q&A

Zuill Bailey, cello (Three-time Grammy winner)

Roberto Diaz, viola

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Schumann Manfred Overture
Miklós Rózsa Theme, Variations and Finale, op. 13
Richard Strauss Don Quixote
Wagner Prelude to Die Meistersinger

Sunday Serenades

Sun March 10, 2019, 3pm

Member Encore Q&A

Colin Sorgi, violin

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings
Bernstein Serenade (after Plato’s “Symposium”)

SOUNDS OF NEW ORLEANS: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong

Sat March 30, 2019, 8pm

Byron Stripling, trumpet

National Philharmonic

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Performing musical hits from the Armstrong songbook and his signature version of When The Saints Go Marchin’ In to close the show, Byron
celebrates the spirit of the great Louis Armstrong and leaves ’em dancing in the aisles!

Verdi Requiem

Sat April 13, 2019, 8pm

Danielle Talamantes, soprano

Margaret Lattimore, mezzo-soprano

Zach Borichevsky, tenor

Kevin Deas, bass

National Philharmonic Chorale

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Verdi Messa da Requiem


Bernstein & Beethoven, Part I

Sat May 11, 2019, 8pm

Member Encore Q&A

7-7:30 pm: Meet the Musicians

Michael Brown, piano

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Bernstein Symphony No. 2 (“The Age of Anxiety”)
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor


Bernstein & Beethoven, Part II

Sat June 1, 2019, 8pm

Esther Heideman, soprano

Shirin Eskandani, mezzo-soprano

Colin Eaton, tenor

Kevin Short, baritone

National Philharmonic Chorale

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Beethoven Symphony No. 9

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