336 March/April 2014 | BethesdaMagazine.com
to-do list MARCH | APRIL Compiled by Cindy Murphy-Tofig
Michael Adcock, 8 p.m. March 1. Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland
Circle, Bethesda. The pianist will perform Bach’s
Italian Concerto and Chopin’s Sonata in B-flat
minor, among other works. Free; donations welcome. 301-320-2770, www.washingtonconser
The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100,
Michael Bolton, 7 p.m. March 2. The singer/
songwriter’s repertoire spans from soft rock
to Frank Sinatra and Motown. $39-$81;
$35.10-$72.90 for Stars members.
Murray Perahia, 8 p.m. March 4. The pianist
has received Grammy awards for his recordings of Chopin’s Études and Bach’s English
Suites Nos. 1, 3 and 6. Presented by Washington Performing Arts Society. $35-$105.
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1, 8 p.m.
March 8 and 3 p.m. March 9. Pianist Brian
Ganz performs the composer’s noted work.
Presented by the National Philharmonic. $28-
$84; children 7-17 admitted free with the pur-
chase of adult tickets. P h
GIVING VOICE TO JUSTICE
Sweet Honey in the Rock first performed in public in 1973 at howard University in washington, D.C., and the female a cappella group has been inspiring
audiences ever since. Steeped in the musical traditions of african-american
churches, the ensemble’s repertoire initially addressed the social injustices that
fueled the civil rights movement and then expanded to cover the struggle for
justice everywhere. the grammy-winning group celebrates its four decades of
music-making—Sweet Honey in the Rock 40th Anniversary Celebration:
Forty and Fierce!—at 8 p.m. March 1 at the Music Center at Strathmore. tickets
cost $29-$70; $26.10-$63 for Stars members. For more information, go to www.
strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.
The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda
Estrella Morente, 8 p.m. March 19. This
flamenco singer’s fan base grew after her
appearance on the soundtrack of Pedro
Almodóvar’s film Volver. $29-$60; $26.10-$54
for Stars members.
Pat Metheny Unity Group With Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams and
Giulio Carmassi, 8 p.m. March 21. The jazz
supergroup’s latest CD, Kin, was scheduled
to be released in February. $39-$81; $35.10-
$72.90 for Stars members.
Keb’ Mo’, 8 p.m. April 3. The blues musician
returns with an evening of new music and fan
favorites. $45-$55; $40.50-$49.50 for Stars
Buika, 7 p.m. April 6. The singer’s sound
blends the traditions of Moorish Spain with
those of the tropics and Northern Africa. $38-
$58; $34.20-$52.20 for Stars members.
Bach’s Mass in B minor, 8 p.m. April 12
and 3 p.m. April 13. The magnificent Mass
glorifies voice and instruments with brilliant
harmonies. Presented by the National Philharmonic. Single tickets starting at $28; children 7-17 admitted free with the purchase of
Hilary Hahn, 8 p.m. April 23. The violinist recently released a CD of pieces she had
commissioned. Presented by Washington
Performing Arts Society. $30-$95.
Julio Iglesias, 9 p.m. April 26. The Madrid-born
crooner’s performance is the highlight of the
2014 Spring Gala at Strathmore. Concert only:
$58-$125; $52.50-$112.50 for Stars members.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The Music
Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North
Bethesda. 301-581-5100, www.bsomusic.org.
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg Plays Shostakovich, 8 p.m. March 6. The celebrated violinist plays Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1.
Bach’s Brandenburgs, 8 p.m. March 15.
BSO Concertmaster Jonathan Carney is a
soloist in a performance of all six of Bach’s
Brandenburg Concertos. $31-$94.
Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, 8 p.m.
March 22. Violinist Baiba Skride is the soloist
for the concerto. $31-$94.
BSO SuperPops: Stayin’ Alive: One Night
of the Bee Gees, 8 p.m. March 27. Join a
tribute to hit songs from Saturday Night Fever.