The Strathmore Hall in Maryland has been having problems. Here’s their current homepage:
Due to ongoing technical issues resulting from recent storms, the Strathmore website and online ticket sales capabilities are currently offline. We are working to correct and apologize for any inconvenience.
The Joshua Bell concert, originally scheduled for Wednesday, January 26 and cancelled due to massive power outages, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 2 at 8PM.
But some of the audience have already had a preview performance:
Last night was one big mess, but at least it wasn’t a total loss for one group of people who headed out to see violinist Joshua Bell play at Strathmore. According to DCist reader Dakota Korth, when his group arrived at the venue, they were informed that the show was canceled due to a power outage. We’ll let Korth take it from there:
As we were putting coats back on, I noticed a guy standing around with a violin case slung over his shoulder. No way, I thought, but sure enough Joshua Bell was hanging out and apologizing personally for canceling. Finally, an older lady said, “can you play something for us here?” Joshua laughed; she didn’t. “You played in the Metro, so you can play here, right?” Well, for the 30 or so people there, he did. Now his second concert in D.C. in a random public place.
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