I can’t help but feel that my titles for these posts are rapidly losing touch with any kind of reality. Is there even a movie sequel subtitled “The Ascension”? Is the collective consciousness leading me on? Someone help! Or, y’know, attend a concert. Whichever.
- The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra goes super duper classical this week. Bach! Rameau! Haydn! Mozart! Doesn’t get much more solid than that. February 2 at Strathmore. February 4 at the Meyerhoff. [ See it! ]
- The National Symphony Orchestra takes a similar approach: Strauss! Beethoven! Beethoven’s Eroica, for crying out loud! February 2 – 4. [ See it! ]
- Strathmore offers so many concerts every week that I’m afraid I don’t get paid enough to cover them all here (blogging nets me $0/hr, which is pretty crappy until you consider that I get a 100% raise every year). I do want to call out highlights, however, especially those I’ll be attending personally. Inaugural highlight: Strathmore’s Discover Duke Ellington festival kicks off February 3 — three weeks of Duke Ellington concerts and lectures. [ Check it out! ]
If you’d like me to include your upcoming concert in next week’s roundup, leave a comment or drop me a line.
EDITED TO ADD: Hey students! Benevolent Dictator Jamie just sent me the following exciting news.
$10 Student Rush Tickets Available!
Looking for something to do on a Sunday night? Enjoy a nice break from school work and come hear the nine-time Grammy Award-winning Emerson String Quartet’s:
This concert offers an exclusive opportunity to hear the quartet
perform in an intimate setting with excellent acoustics.
Metro Stop: Federal Triangle
Walk south on 12th Street, and cross Constitution Avenue to the Natural History Museum on the left. (NOT on the National Mall side.)
Ticket prices for students: $10*
Rush tickets are available for purchase starting at
5:30 p.m. on February 12th at the door.
*Valid student ID required when purchasing and redeeming tickets. Two tickets per student ID, per concert. No refunds or exchanges available. Subject to availability.