2017 COMARA/IRAA Strathmore Concert Event

COMARA/IRAA members are cordially invited to an afternoon performance by the National Philharmonic at the Strathmore Music Center in Bethesda, Maryland:

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 3:00 pm

Strathmore Music Center
The Strathmore Music Center
5301 Tuckerman Lane
Bethesda, MD 20852



National Philharmonic presents: Mussorgsky's Pictures at An Exhibition

Featuring:


Zuill Bailey Celebrated cellist Zuill Bailey performs Max Bruch's Kol Nidrei, variations on two themes of Jewish origin, and Ernest Bloch's Schelomo, the final work of this composer's Jewish Cycle.

Mussorgsky's wondrous and colorful Pictures at an Exhibition depicts an imaginary tour of an art gallery.

Bailey's "sound is rich, like dark chocolate," writes Voices magazine. "His voice is distinctive - strong and direct. Bailey reaches from the soul of his instrument to our own."


Program:

BruchKol Nidrei, Op. 47
BlochSchelomo
Mussorgsky/RavelPictures at an Exhibition


Note: Instrument Petting Zoo: 2:00pm - 2:30pm.

Seating:

This year we are featuring (16) seats in two areas:
(8) Orchestra seats at $47.20 each;
(8) Grand Tier (2nd balcony) seats at $44.00 each
Ticket prices represents a 20% discount off Strathmore's regular prices of $59.00 and $55.00, respectively. Seating will be arranged on a first come, first served basis.


Orchestra Seating Grand Tier Seating

Important Note: Number of seats are limited and we can only guarantee seating together in two's or more for the first-come-first-served reservations in each section.

Children 7-17 can attend free without charge. Let us know if you may need any Kids Free tickets.

If not enough tickets are purchased to meet the minimum number required for the discount pricing, tickets will be purchased at the regular price. We will then send you a follow-up request to remit payment of the difference amount; i.e., $11.80 - for Orchestra, and $11.00 for the Grand Tier.

Tickets may be picked up the afternoon of the concert next to the ticket office until 15 minutes before performance time or 2:45pm, after which time they will be available at the Will Call ticket window.

This NPO event includes access to the VIP Lounge, a favorite in years past, both before the concert and at intermission.

Pay by Check

Please make your checks payable to "IRAA" and mail to:

Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association
c/o Satpal Chhabra
P.O. Box 40027
Washington, DC 20016-0027

Alternatively, you may make payment using PayPal on the IRAA website

Go to the IRAA website: www.myiraa.com

To meet our payment deadline with Strathmore, we must have your payment confirming your reservation by Wednesday, 18 April, 2017.


Concert Hall Performance Parking

Parking is located in the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro garage off of Tuckerman Lane. Parking is complimentary for ticketed events in the Music Center's Concert Hall. Go early as it gets busy. At the end of each ticketed event in the Music Center's Concert Hall, the exit gates to the garage will be open for 30 minutes to exit the garage.

Metro has recently eliminated live exit attendants. They have been replaced with a Customer Service Station in every parking exit lane with an intercom, video/camera connection and a credit card and Smartrip Card reader. This station will connect a patron with Metro's Parking Operations Control Center. The parking barrier gates are opened and closed remotely from the POCC and customers can interact live with POCC Office Staff through the in-lane Customer Service Stations. If you leave before, or up to 90 minutes after this 30 minute period, you must show your ticket stub to the POCC Office Staff.

Valet Parking

Valet Parking is $15 per vehicle at all public Concert Hall performances. Valet drop off and pick up at the Circle Plaza entry to the Music Center at Strathmore at 5301 Tuckerman Lane.

Driving Directions:

Strathmore is located just 1/2 mile north of the Capital Beltway. Take Exit 34 and head north on Wisconsin Avenue, Route 355 (Rockville Pike).

From the Capital Beltway (I-495)
Outer Loop (From Baltimore and points east):

Take a right onto Tuckerman Lane just after the Metro overpass and follow Tuckerman around to the left. The entrance to Metro parking garage is on the left.
Take the stairs or elevators to the 4th level of the garage and walk across the sky bridge into the Music Center's main entrance.

From the Capital Beltway (I-495) Inner Loop
(From Northern Virginia and points west:)

Take the Capital Beltway Exit 36 onto Old Georgetown Road (Route 187).
Turn left off the exit ramp onto Old Georgetown Road and proceed for approximately 1.5 miles.
Turn right onto Tuckerman Lane and follow Tuckerman Lane for about 2 miles.
Stay on Tuckerman Lane and cross over Rockville Pike (Route 355).
The entrance to Metro parking garage is the second driveway on the right.
Take the stairs or elevators to the 4th level of the garage and walk across the sky bridge into the Music Center's main entrance.

From the I-270 Spur (heading south)
(From Gaithersburg, Frederick and points north):

Exit the I-270 Spur onto Old Georgetown Road (Route 187). Follow the signs to Old Georgetown Road North (Route 187 North).
Turn left onto Old Georgetown Road North (Route 187 North). Within a quarter mile, turn right onto Tuckerman Lane.
Follow Tuckerman Lane for about 2 miles. Stay on Tuckerman Lane and cross over Rockville Pike (Route 355).
The entrance to Metro parking garage is the second driveway on the right. Take the stairs or elevators to the 4th level

On Rockville Pike (Route 355), heading north
(From DC, Bethesda and points south):

Take a right onto Tuckerman Lane just after the Metro overpass and follow Tuckerman around to the left. The entrance to Metro parking garage is on the left. Take the stairs or elevators to the 4th level of the garage and walk across the sky bridge into the Music Center's main entrance.

On Rockville Pike (Route 355), heading south
(From Rockville and points north):

Pass the Mansion at Strathmore and take a left onto Tuckerman Lane.
The entrance to the Metro parking garage is the second driveway on the right.
Take the stairs or elevators to the 4th level of the garage and walk across the sky bridge into the Music Center's main entrance.

By Metro:

Strathmore is located immediately adjacent to the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station, on the Red Line.
Follow the walkway out of the metro station to the left entrance of the Metro Garage.
Take the stairs or elevators to the 4th level and walk across the sky bridge into the Music Center's main entrance.

Map to Strathmore: Google Map to Strathmore


Questions? Ati Kadarmanto-Olson: bali2002@comcast.nett or Alan Olson: way2cool1x@comcast.net