B2R Bethesda's Music Showcases at The Strathmore Mansion provide our students with the opportunity to give acoustic performances in a great music venue. The Showcases are open to all instrumentalists and singers. At B2R, we believe that sharing music through performance is a vital part of music education. We are happy to give our students the very best performing experience by giving them the chance to play in these locales. The Showcases also provide B2R students the opportunity to hear their peers and gain exposure to new music, which is inspiring and motivating for young musicians.
The Mansion at Strathmore
The Mansion at Strathmore is one of Maryland’s most gracious homes for the arts. It is home to more intimate artistic programs presented by Strathmore in the warm and acoustically superb 100-seat Dorothy M. and Maurice C. Shapiro Music Room, the Gudelsky Gallery Suite exhibition spaces, the outdoor Gudelsky Concert Pavilion, and outdoor Sculpture Gardens.
Over the past 25 years under the visionary leadership of President & CEO Eliot Pfanstiehl, Strathmore has hosted more than 5,000 artists and hundreds of thousands of guests at its signature exhibitions, concerts, teas, educational events and outdoor festivals. High quality arts programming, designed for audiences of many tastes, served with the hospitality and warmth of a family enterprise, are the hallmarks of Strathmore. Seasonal outdoor events seek to be inclusive in their programming appeal, reaching out to people of all ages, interests and cultural heritage.
Artistic offerings presented by Strathmore in the Music Center include world-class performances by major national artists of folk, blues, pop, jazz, show tunes, and classical music. Strathmore also boasts unprecedented partnerships with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Washington Performing Arts Society, National Philharmonic, Levine School of Music, CityDance Ensemble, and Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra.
Strathmore continues its mission of nurturing art, artists, and community through creative and diverse programming of the highest quality in the Music Center at Strathmore, a 1,976-seat concert hall and education complex.
- A well-balanced music education consists of Music Theory, Technique and Repertoire.
- Students learn faster playing music they like.
- Simplified versions of modern songs allow students to see results more quickly.
- Audio recordings of each simplified arrangement are available to students. This allows them to hear how their part should sound.
- Lessons are catered to the needs of each student's learning style.