GIVEAWAY: Two Family 4 Packs of Tickets to Strathmore’s Bowfire, Holiday Heart Strings

The winners drawn were Beatrice and Maggie C., and both have been contacted via email.

I think it’s important that the first time a child hears a violin played well, it’s not at a smelly Irish pub as she tries to score with the hot Australian backpacker, or via the string quartet his mother-in-law books for his own wedding as he sweats into his rented clothes. Let’s start a real appreciation of the beautiful sounds of strings early!

That’s why us families in the DC area are so lucky to have the incredible Strathmore performing arts hub right in North Bethesda, where we can introduce our children to classical, opera, folk and other great genres of music not found on Radio Disney (no offense to Selena, Demi and the Imagination Movers).

The perfect introduction, infused with holiday spirit and specialness?  The Friday night December 10th performance of Bowfire, Holiday Heart Strings at Strathmore Music Center. Bowfire features some of the world’s leading violinists and fiddlers, and has been called by The Washington Post “enormously entertaining.”

Bowfire’s string and dance (some of  the fiddlers step dance and sing, as well as pluck and bow) performance will feature classical, bluegrass, jazz, rock ‘n roll and Gypsy music, all with a festive holiday twist. The program will include diverse music from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker to Elvis’s “Blue Christmas,” the “Dreidel Song,” “Feliz Navidad,” “Sleigh Ride” and more.  Check out this cool promo video.

The show is suitable for children around age 7 and up, a superbly special night out for a family, whether your child totes his cello onto the bus every Thursday for orchestra or you’d just like some inspiration to dust off those old classical CDs and share them with your kids. Tickets are $30-$65 ($27-$58.50). For information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Strathmore has generously provided TWO family 4 packs of tickets to readers!

HOW TO WIN GIVEAWAY TICKETS to BOWFIRE, HOLIDAY HEARTSTRINGS at STRATHMORE

Two A Parent in Silver Spring reader families will each win 4 free tickets to the Friday December 10th Bowfire show at 8pm. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. (If you have more than 4 people in your family, you will be able to purchase the additional tickets.)

Here’s how to enter:

  • Leave a comment here on this post with your email address before midnight Wednesday, December 1st. Emailed comments will not be counted, sorry, but you must leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.
  • For an additional entry to win, change your Facebook status update to: “I’m hoping to win free tickets to Strathmore from A Parent in Silver Spring: http://bit.ly/fb6Z5P(Add me as a friend on Facebook so we can connect too!)
  • For another entry, shout it out on Twitter: “I’m hoping to win free tickets to Strathmore from A Parent in Silver Spring: http://bit.ly/fb6Z5P(Follow me on Twitter so we can share 140 character witticisms there too.)

Good luck! I’ll draw and contact the winners on Thursday morning December 2nd!

Strathmore Presents
Bowfire: Holiday Heart Strings

Friday, December 10, 2010
8 p.m.
Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852

Disclosure: Strathmore is an advertising partner of A Parent in Silver Spring. However, no compensation of any kind was provided for this post.

Comments

  1. I’m hoping to win free tickets to Strathmore because my son is learning to play the cello, and he would be all over this!  My email address is sallye22@gmail.com.

  2. Mary Beth Sheridan says:

    Just saw a wonderful concert at Strathmore yesterday with my parents and various relatives in town for the holiday weekend. Would love to take my immediate family to this show! Thanks, Mary Beth (dmbsheridan@juno.com)

  3. Would love to win tickets…thanks for the chance!  Lynn (lynndevore@verizon.net)

  4. Donica Merhazion says:

    Love any performance at Strathmore! Hope to win the free tickets! Donicatesfa@yahoo.com

  5. caliturtle says:

    What a great family event. Thanks, JAcquelyn
    caliturtle@comcast.net

  6. Would love to see this!  kawanasa@gmail.com

  7. Lori Nicholson says:

    Wow! This sounds like a great combination of classical and Irish fiddle music–a great way to keep kids interested. If I win, please contact me at lori_nicholson@yahoo.com.

  8. I would love to win these tickets. grace.hill2@gmail.com

  9. I would love to win these tickets. grace.hill2@gmail.com

  10. Great giveaway.  I’d love to win tickets.  sbessaha@yahoo.com.

  11. Kenia garcia says:

    I want to thank you for these
    Giveaways! Hope to get this.
    Keniaolmos@hotmail.com

  12. We love STrathmore and Connor LOVES anything to do with a fiddle. This would be an awesome show to see! abcdhill@aol.com

  13. Post on FB too! abcdhill@aol.com

  14. Girl, you are FUNNY.

    “I think it’s important that the first time a child hears a violin played well, it’s not at a smelly Irish pub as she tries to score with the hot Australian backpacker, or via the string quartet his mother-in-law books for his own wedding as he sweats into his rented clothes.”

    My kids are too little for this, but your intro made my day! :)

  15. Hoping to win the tickets to Strathmore!
    alpinewht@comcast.net

  16. This sounds like fun!
    Christine
    summerstarfish@comcast.net

  17. LeticiaTechSavvyMama says:

    We’d love to go!  Thanks for another giveaway for another fab holiday event!

    tech savvy mama {at} g mail {dot} com

  18. LeticiaTechSavvyMama says:

    Tweety tweet tweet:

    http://twitter.com/techsavvymama/status/8969019197493248

    tech savvy mama {at} g mail {dot} com

  19. LeticiaTechSavvyMama says:

    Posted it to Facebook!  My captcha was symbolic overlords…Hmmm…Is that a sign or something?

    tech savvy mama {at} g mail {dot} com

  20. This sounds fabulous!  Count is in for a chance to go!
    kim5408@msn.com

  21. The night at Strathmore sounds fantastic! I’d love to go!  MT1099@hotmail.com 

  22. Theresa Cullen Hill says:

    Would love to hear this with the kiddos.  Thanks for posting!
    theresacullenhill@yahoo.com

  23. Hoping we win Bowfire holiday heart strings…..and I agree our lil ones need to hear wonderful violins, strings….etc. Today was our annual trip to see the Nutcracker!
    Jmurunner@msn.com

  24. This looks so wonderfully fun.  I hope we win a chance to see them!  Thanks so much for this great giveaway!
    rayamashita@yahoo.com

  25. Our family would love to attend this event.  magconley@verizon.net.

  26. aktij2@yahoo.com says:

    I would love to take my family to such a great event. Thank you.
    Aktij2@yahoo.com

  27. heathercmd@gmail.com says:

    I would love to have a date night with my 8 year old!  THis would be perfect.

  28. Leslie Jarvis says:

    My daughter is taking violin and Irish Step with the Culkin School of Irish Dance!  Would be a perfect event for her.  beezus_67@yahoo.com

  29. ciao_ragazzi@yahoo.com says:

    We’ve never been to the event.  This would be a fantastic Christmas gift for the whole family!
    ciao_ragazzi@yahoo.com

  30. We would love to go to this!
    daneyka@yahoo.com

  31. Thank you sharing this with us! My 27 month- old son loves concert like this.

    Lchang0330@yahoo.com

  32. Love to go and hear the music.
    dvpurnell@gmail.com

  33. Oooh, that looks so cool! Count me in! Oh and thanks for offering such awesome giveaways for us.

  34. Starthmore has such a terrific performance hall, what a great place to see Bowfire perform. Lauraschoolstuff@gmail.com

  35. Starthmore has such a terrific performance hall, what a great place to see Bowfire perform. Lauraschoolstuff@gmail.com

  36. Thanks for all these great offers!!!
    akiridena@gmail.com

  37. Sent a tweet. “I’m hoping to win free tickets to Strathmore from A Parent in Silver Spring: http://bit.ly/fb6Z5P

    akiridena@gmail.com

  38. John Anderson says:

    My daughter would love this. Here’s hoping… jbanders38@yahoo.com

  39. I would love this, my daughter would love this, my husband would love this… oh, and we live across the street but have yet to enjoy Strathmore in its element! Please, please! natalie.tolley@gmail.com

  40. Also changed my FB status! natalie.tolley@gmail.com

  41. Patti Lalley says:

    Thanks Jess!

    PTLalley@aol.com

  42. Patti Lalley says:

    Just changed my Facebook status update to: “I’m hoping to win free tickets to Strathmore from A Parent in Silver Spring”

    PTLalley@aol.com

  43. Vivian Diokno says:

    If fiddlers can’t give my kids some culture . . . I don’t know what can.  We would love to go!  Thx!

  44. Vivian Diokno says:

    We would love to go!

    vivian.diokno@gmail.com

  45. Carlos Mena says:

    I’ve heard lots of good things about “Bowfire” and hope to see them for the first time.  My email is clomena@yahoo.com  

  46. We love Strathmore Hall!!! Would love to take Hubby to this show! 
    Cheers, & Happy Holidays to your family!!!!
    Brookester522@verizon.net

  47. Judi Rockhill says:

    I’ve never been to Strathmore, though my have and loved it!  We’d love to see this!

    Judirockhill@gmail.com

  48. kfpainemilla says:

    This is great.  I’ve never actually been to a show there and would definitely put us in the holiday spirit!

    Thanks

    Kristen

    kfpainemilla@gmail.com

  49. trying to start a child w/ violin – would love the tickets.  thanks!

    lnvenditti@hotmail.com

  50. I was a child started with a violin almost 50 years ago….it can change a life!
    —BAFD
    foxbrooke@hotmail.com

  51. musingsfromme says:

    I have never heard of Bowfire, but live the Strathmore. I had a very good local string quartet at my wedding ceremony…the Crystal Strings. JillAnneBerry @ msn .com

  52. musingsfromme says:
  53. musingsfromme says:

    I FB and we’re friends. Again with the ridiculous captcha. Today’s “le pus.” Ewww.

  54. My toddler LOVES live music, we hope win these tkts to Strathmore Hall!

  55. Also sounds terrific. Please count us in.

    jjcfeeley@msn.com

  56. Also sounds terrific. Please count us in.

    jjcfeeley@msn.com

  57. Also sounds terrific. Please count us in.

    jjcfeeley@msn.com

  58. Also sounds terrific. Please count us in.

    jjcfeeley@msn.com

  59. Also sounds terrific. Please count us in.

    jjcfeeley@msn.com

  60. Also sounds terrific. Please count us in.

    jjcfeeley@msn.com

  61. sorry ’bout that, don’t know why this happened.

  62. My kids would love this.
    merimassey***@***hotmail.com

  63. Wow! This sounds awesome!  I hope we win, but if not, I might consider taking the kids anyway.  lori.mcgovern@gmail.com

  64. Jacy Bailey Zegowitz says:

    fun, fun!  I’d love to take my family to this!  jzegowitz@gmail.com 

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