This suburban competitor to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall features a blond-wood interior that suggests a huge sailing ship. Part of a larger arts complex, Strathmore books jazz, rock and contemporary music, from Randy Newman and Bauhaus to Kenny G and the American première of Steve Reich’s 2x5. But it’s designed for acoustic music, best heard in performances featuring such visiting classical soloists as Joshua Bell and Hilary Hahn. The venue is a second home for the Baltimore Symphony.
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD