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. $32-$95 unless otherwise noted.
Beethoven’s Ninth, 8 p.m. Jan. 3. Beethoven’s
final symphony features the popular “Ode to Joy.”
Off the Cuff: The Rite of Spring, 8: 15 p.m. Jan.
9. BSO Music Director Marin Alsop leads a conversation on Stravinsky’s complex work. $40-$100.
The Rite of Spring, 3 p.m. Jan. 11. In addition
to the Stravinsky work, the program also features
works by Barber and Golijov.
Bruckner Symphony No. 8, 8 p.m. Jan. 17. The
composer’s last complete symphony is presented
with Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21.
Mahler’s Third Symphony, 8 p.m. Jan. 31. Mahler’s
work explores nature, from the powerful to the tender.
Garrick Ohlsson Plays Rachmaninoff, 8 p.m.
Feb. 5. The pianist performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano
Concerto No. 2.
All-Bach, 8 p.m. Feb. 12. The BSO performs works
by Johann Sebastian, Johann Christian and Carl
Philipp Emanuel Bach.
Off the Cuff: The Bach Family, 8: 15 p.m. Feb.
13. Guest conductor Nicholas McGegan discusses
works by Johann Sebastian, Johann Christian and
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and the family members’ respective legacies.
Patti Austin Sings Ella and the Duke, 8 p.m.
Feb. 19. The Grammy-winning vocalist evokes the
beauty of jazz classics in a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
and Duke Ellington.
The Firebird Suite, 8 p.m. Feb. 28. Stravinsky’s
tale of the bird’s triumph over evil anchors a program that includes Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23
and Ravel’s Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello.
The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman
Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100, www.strathmore.org.
Haydn’s “Surprise” Symphony, 8 p.m. Jan.
10. In addition to Haydn’s Symphony No. 94, the
concert includes cellist Zuill Bailey performing
Hayden’s Cello Concerto No. 2. Free pre-concert
lecture at 6: 45 p.m. Presented by the National Phil-
harmonic. $28-$84; children ages 7-17 free with the
purchase of adult tickets.
Gil Shaham, 8 p.m. Jan. 16. The violinist performs
Bach’s complete sonatas and partitas. Presented
by Washington Performing Arts. $30-$75.
Budapest Festival Orchestra, 8 p.m. Jan. 23.
The program includes the Overture to The Magic
Flute by Mozart and A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by Mendelssohn. Presented by Washington Performing Arts. $35-$95.
Bach’s Brandenburgs, 8 p.m. Jan. 24 and 3 p.m.
Jan. 25. The lively concertos are part of one of
Bach’s most productive periods. Free pre-concert
lecture at 6: 45 p.m. Jan. 24 and 1: 45 p.m. Jan. 25.
Presented by the National Philharmonic. $28-$84;
children ages 7-17 free with the purchase of adult
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, 8 p.m. Jan. 30. The
Grammy Award-winning ensemble gained international fame after singing on Paul Simon’s landmark
album Graceland. $39-$69; $35.10-$62.10 for Stars
Blues Symphony, 8 p.m. Feb. 4. Wynton Marsalis
premieres his newly revised Blues Symphony. Presented by Washington Performing Arts. $35-$75.
Brian Ganz Plays Chopin, 8 p.m. Feb. 7. Pianist
Brian Ganz is presented by the National Philharmonic. $28-$84; children ages 7-17 free with the
purchase of adult tickets.
John Pizzarelli and Jane Monheit, 8 p.m. Feb.
14. Guitarist/singer John Pizzarelli and chanteuse
Jane Monheit unite for a Valentine’s Day performance. $48-$78; $43.20-$70.20 for Stars members.
Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz
Orchestra, 8 p.m. Feb. 18. Mayfield brings Bourbon Street to Bethesda. $29-$69; $26.10-$62.10 for
An Evening with Harry Connick Jr., 8 p.m.,
Feb. 20 and 21. Ticket prices unavailable at
The John E. Marlow Guitar Series, Westmoreland
Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda.
Zoran Dukic, 8 p.m. Jan. 24. Dukic’s program will
include works by Paraguayan classical guitarist/
composer Augustin Barrios and composer Astor
Pepe Romero, 8 p.m. Feb. 21. Romero, of Spain,
will perform a program that includes works by pia-nist/composer Isaac Albéniz. $40.
An unlikely friendship forms when
Lemuel, a young runaway slave who
longs to become a Union soldier,
comes to the aid of Jacob, a wounded
Confederate soldier, in Four Score
and Seven Years Ago. The Civil War
musical, recommended for ages 9
and older, is presented by ArtsPower,
a nonprofit that creates original plays
and musicals. It will be performed
at 11 a.m. Jan. 17 at Montgomery
College’s Robert E. Parilla Performing
Arts Center in Rockville. Tickets cost
$7; $6 for seniors; and $4 for children
and students. For more information,
go to www.montgomerycollege.edu/
pac or call 240-567-5301.
The Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts
Center, Montgomery College,
51 Mannakee St., Rockville