314 January/February 2014 | BethesdaMagazine.com
to-do list JANUARY | FEBRUARY Compiled by Cindy Murphy-Tofig
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The Music
Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North
Bethesda. 301-581-5100, www.bsomusic.org.
“The Blue Danube” & More, 8 p.m. Jan.
2. Enjoy favorites by Johann Strauss II and
Dvořák’s New World Symphony, 8: 15 p.m.
Jan. 10. BSO Music Director Marin Alsop looks
at Dvořák’s portrayal of life in early America as
part of her “Off the Cuff” series. $39-$73.
Beethoven and Mozart, 8 p.m. Jan. 16.
Works include Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.
25 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8. $31-$94.
Chaplin’s Back!, 8 p.m. Feb. 1. The orches-
tra performs during screenings of The Idle
Class and The Kid to mark the centennial of
the Little Tramp’s first appearance on the sil-
ver screen. $31-$94.
Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique, 8 p.m. Feb. 15.
Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, Pathétique,
will be performed along with works by Berlioz
and Saint-Saëns. $31-$94.
Sci-Fi Spectacular!, 8 p.m., Feb. 20. Explore
strange new worlds with host and actor
George Takei—who will forever be Mr. Sulu
to Star Trek fans—during a concert featuring
works by John Williams, who composed music
for Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third
Kind, Superman, Somewhere in Time and E. T.:
The Extra- Terrestrial. $31-$94.
CSI: Mozart, 8: 15 p.m. Feb. 28. What actu-
ally killed Mozart? This semi-staged produc-
tion tries to answer that question. $29-$63. C o u
the tribe of Judah Choir will be
among the performers at strathmore.
FEB. 8 Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda.
Alexander Paley, 8 p.m. Jan. 4. The pianist’s
program will include works by Rachmaninoff
and Charles-Valentin Alkan. Presented by
the Washington Conservatory of Music. Free;
donations accepted. 301-320-2770, www.
Cezanne Piano Trio, 8 p.m. Feb. 1. The trio will
present works by Shostakovich and Mendelssohn. Presented by the Washington Conservatory of Music. Free; donations accepted. 301-
The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100,
Sounds of Central Europe, 8 p.m. Jan. 4 and
3 p.m. Jan. 5. Works include Dvořák’s Serenade
for Strings and Mozart’s lively Violin Concerto
No. 5. Presented by The National Philharmonic.
$28-$84; children ages 7-17 are admitted free
with the purchase of adult tickets.
Three Great Classics, 8 p.m. Jan. 18.
Mozart’s inventive D Major Divertimento,
Bach’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Schubert’s
Mass No. 2 in G Major are on the program. Presented by The National Philharmonic. $28-$84;
children ages 7-17 are admitted free with the
purchase of adult tickets.
Chucho Valdés & The Afro-Cuban Messengers, 7 p.m. Feb. 9. Valdés melds his
Cuban roots with American jazz and Native
American traditions. $29-$50; $26.10-$45 for
St. Petersburg Philharmonic, 8 p.m. Feb.
12. The famed Russian orchestra will perform
works by Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff. Presented by Washington Performing Arts Society. $35-$105.
Guitar Passions, 8 p.m. Feb. 13. Classical guitarist Sharon Isbin, jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan
and Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo explore
music. $29-$70; $26.10-$63 for Stars members.
Marcus Johnson and the Urban Jam Band,
8 p.m. Feb. 14. Johnson jazzes up Valentine’s
Day. $26-$50; $23.40-$45 for Stars members.
Newport Jazz Festival, 7 p.m. Feb. 16. Soul
and jazz musicians celebrate the 60th anniversary of the famed festival. $19-$57; $17.10-
$51.30 for Stars members.
Chopin, the Storyteller, 8 p.m. Feb. 22. Pianist Brian Ganz continues his multiyear quest