WEEKENDS ON WEDNESDAYS
BSO: Respighi Pines of Rome
Jan 31-Feb 2, Baltimore & Bethesda: Respighi's Pines of Rome and the composer's lesser-known but infectiously brilliant gem, Brazilian Impressions, form the centerpiece of this program. Percussionist Colin Currie returns with a new concerto by Scottish composer Helen Grime.
Everything is WonderfulNow-Feb 24, Baltimore: Everyman Theatre represents this compelling play about an Amish couple's two sons are killed in a car accident, the family struggles to maintain their faith and cling to their way of life. In an act of unfathomable forgiveness, they take in Eric, the wayward young driver of the car. But Eric's mistake cracks open the family's history and brings home their eldest daughter, Miri, who was excommunicated five years earlier. Miri returns to find her family in shambles, the man who killed her brothers living in the barn, and the man who drove her away intent upon marrying her younger sister. Without a way forward, this insular community must seek to heal the deep wounds of the past, forcing everyone into a new kind of reckoning.
United States Navy Concert BandFeb 1, Annapolis: The United States Navy Concert Band, the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy, presents a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire. As the original ensemble of the Navy Band, the Concert Band has been performing public concerts and participating in high-profile events for over 85 years.
Bill Murray Film FestivalFeb 2-5, Havre de Grace: Groundhog Day, Caddyshack, Lost in Translation and Moonrise Kingdom
National Philharmonic: Chopin - Recollections of HomeFeb 2, Bethesda: Join pianist Brian Ganz and Polish mezzo-soprano Magdalena Wór for the 9th recital in Ganz's journey through the beloved Romantic composer's complete works! Frédéric Chopin was without question the greatest Polish composer of all time. Although he spent only the first half of his life in Poland, much of his music reveals his deep love for- and connection to- his homeland. Mr. Ganz and Ms. Wór present works that give expression to this profound connection. Featured will be the Polish dances for solo piano that Chopin composed throughout his life, Polonaises and Mazurkas; the work he said he would first perform in an independent Poland, the rarely heard Allegro de Concert; and the songs he composed setting the work of the great Polish poets of his time. All of these pieces reveal how Chopin himself became the spirit of Poland.
Maple Sugaring DaysEvery Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in February watch the whole maple sugaring process from start to finish. Join in the fun and learn something new at this family-friendly program at Brookside Gardens!
To Catch a Thief: Constellation Fights the Slave TradeMonth of February: Constellation's proudest service may have occurred during the three years immediately before the Civil War when, as flagship of the navy's African Squadron, she led this nation's fight against the trans-Atlantic trafficking of slaves. Today, little is said or written about those times, and even less is known, but they and this ship were important parts of the struggle against slavery that would eventually overwhelm the nation and, ultimately, free a people. In honor of Black History Month, the To Catch a Thief tour will be held at 1:00 PM every Saturday and Sunday in February. This presentation is open to all visitors and is included with regular admission. No reservations are required.
Baroque Masters MedleyFeb 3, Baltimore: Bach in Baltimore presents Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1; Handel’s Water Music; Vivaldi’s Concerto for Violin, Bassoon, Oboe and Horn
Snow WhiteFeb 3, Owings Mills: A premiere performance by the Ballet Theatre of Maryland. Brothers Grimm fairytale Snow White comes to life at the Gordon, debuting nationally in celebration of Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s 40th anniversary. Snow White, the Evil Queen, and the Magic Mirror will light up the stage in this classic tale of romance, betrayal, and happily-ever-after.
Violin Extravaganza!Feb 4, Baltimore: Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series and the Peabody Institute present a Violin Extravaganza that will appeal to all lovers of violins!
International Guitar NightFeb 2, Owings Mills: Each year, International Guitar Night’s founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries from around the world for special concert tours of North America highlighting the diversity of the acoustic guitar. For International Guitar Night’s 19th year of touring, Brian has assembled another incredible, dynamic quartet: Guest host Luca Stricagnoli, Italy’s explosive contemporary showman, returns by popular demand, joined by two of France’s acclaimed young prodigies, Swing guitarist Antoine Boyer and Flamenco guitarist Samuelito, and the ground-breaking Turkish fretless guitarist Cenk Erdogan.
And Then There Were NoneNow-Feb 10, Baltimore: Ten seeming strangers with suspicious pasts are brought together on a remote island that turns into a deathtrap where an unknown assassin executes them one by one. The Queen of Mystery (whose The Mousetrap thrilled Vagabond Players’ audiences five seasons ago) once again delivers a compelling puzzle with enough twists and turns to keep you gripped in your seat until the very, very end.
A Long, Long Way: Race and Film, 1989-2019Feb 1-2, DC: Head to the Washington National Cathedral and join filmmakers, critics, theologians, scholars, teachers, clergy, policymakers and others interested in the intersecton of film and culture, and in the work of racial reconciliation and justice.
Wizards vs. Milwaukee BucksFeb 2, DC: The Wizards will celebrate Black History Month with special promotions and their exclusive Statement Jerseys in this Saturday night matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks, one of the NBA’s best teams. Bradley Beal and the Wiz will look to take down their Eastern Conference rival, a team led by one of the most exciting players in the world, forward Giannis Antetokounmpo.
I Am A ManFeb 2, DC: On the day before his assassination in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood alongside the striking sanitation workers of Memphis who carried signs declaring “I AM A MAN.” Ron Miles, “one of the finest trumpeters in jazz today”, makes his most compelling artistic statement to date with a night of music from his new project, a record titled after this simple, powerful phrase that challenged centuries of discrimination. The Kennedy Center presents the group’s virtuosic camaraderie animates I AM A MAN’s expansive themes, building an album of and for today from the spiritual foundations of black American music.
12th College Improv Tournament East Region
Feb 2, Baltimore: BIG is excited to host the College Improv Tournament's East Regional. CIT is a celebration of collegiate improv disguised as a competition that encompasses 12 regionals and ultimately culminates with a Nationals competition in Chicago, IL. This year's competing East Regional teams: The Loaf - Shenandoah University Running AMok - Virginia Commonwealth University AU Improv - American University The Buttered Niblets - Johns Hopkins University The Bureau - University of Maryland, College Park Loyola Improv Team - Loyola University Maryland.
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