COMPILED BY SANDRA FLEISHMAN
arts & entertainment
Soul singer Nao (pictured)
will perform with Xavier
Omar at The Fillmore Silver
Spring on Feb. 5. See
page 42 for details.
BSO: LEON FLEISHER’S BIRTHDAY
CELEBRATION. To mark the noted pianist’s
recent 90th birthday, he is touring the
country and the world. He will perform
Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12, one of
his specialties. The Baltimore Symphony
Orchestra program also includes Brahms’
Second Symphony. 8 p.m. $35-$90.
The Music Center at Strathmore, North
Bethesda. 301-581-5100, bsomusic.org.
VIVIAN GREEN. Green’s journey started
with church singing at age 5, playing
piano at 8 and writing music at 11. Now
the critically acclaimed singer, songwriter,
actress and activist can count successes
in genres from soul to jazz to hip-hop.
Lately, she’s been recording with rapper
Kwamé. 8 p.m. $59.50-$79.50. Bethesda
Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Bethesda. 240-
BSO SUPERPOPS: RODGERS &
HAMMERSTEIN. Jack Everly conducts
Broadway singers Ben Crawford (a star
in The Phantom of the Opera, Shrek the
Musical, Big Fish) and Ted Keegan (who
also starred in Phantom) and the Baltimore
Symphony Orchestra in songs from The
King and I, South Pacific and The Sound of
Music. 8 p.m. $35-$95. The Music Center
at Strathmore, North Bethesda. 301-581-
BADI ASSAD. The guitarist and singer—
sister of classical guitarists Sérgio Assad
and Odair Assad of Duo Assad—blends
traditional styles of her native Brazil with
pop, jazz and world music. Her performance
is part of the John E. Marlow Guitar Series.
8 p.m. $17.50-$45. Montgomery College
Cultural Arts Center, Silver Spring. 301-799-
VIRTUOSIC VIOLIN WITH ALESSANDRA
CUFFARO AND SIMEONE TARTAGLIONE.
Cuffaro is recognized worldwide as the
;rst Italian woman to perform all 24 of
Paganini’s Capricci, a collection of very
dif;cult violin pieces, in one concert. The
pianist and conductor is Tartaglione, her
husband. 8 p.m. $25; $15 for ages 18
and younger. The Arts Barn, Gaithersburg.
NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC: INFAMOUS
BRAHMS. Haochen Zhang, who won the
Van Cliburn piano competition gold medal,
plays Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 in
D minor. The orchestra also performs
Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E minor.
8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Arrive at
6: 45 p.m. Saturday and 1: 45 p.m. Sunday
to celebrate conductor Piotr Gajewski’s
60th birthday. $34-$88; children ages
7-17 can attend for free with a paying
adult. The Music Center at Strathmore,
North Bethesda. 301-581-5100,
MARCUS JOHNSON: A JOURNEY IN
JAZZ FROM STRAIGHT TO SMOOTH.
Contemporary jazz pianist Marcus Johnson
and his Urban Jam Band perform songs
from his latest album, Live & Direct, and
from his 15 other releases. Johnson is