This week the BSO SuperPops take on a “Tribute to Paul McCartney.” I trust I don’t have to explain this one to you. He was a frickin’ Beatle. I don’t care if you were born yesterday in a cave under a rock, you’ve heard of the Beatles. Thursday, April 7 at 8 pm at Strathmore; Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 at 8 pm and Sunday, April 10 at 3 pm at the Meyerhoff. Enjoy.
You have two supplemental choices: on Saturday at 11 am at the Meyerhoff there’ll be a children’s performance of Britten’s A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Britten is a victor; go and pay homage to him. (Plus next week we’ll be talking about children’s concerts, so it’ll be a good primer.)
You may also wish to hit Frederick at 8 pm on Saturday for a smaller BSO ensemble’s performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. I saw Nadja mothereffin’ Salerno-Sonnenberg perform this at the gala in September and, while I’m sure no one can match NSS, this is bound to be an awesome repeat. Have fun with your options!