- NO BSO CONCERT FOR YOU. Or for anyone – there’s no BSO concert this week.
- But I must admit the National Symphony Orchestra‘s NSO Pops made this week’s concert extra awesome to make up for the void. Guess who’s headlining? Guess! Why, it’s none other than Wayne Brady! And if you ever saw a “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Greatest Hits segment, you know he can in fact sing (although my favorite ever Greatest Hits was the time Colin and Ryan made up a song title so hysterical Wayne just cracked up the whole time he was supposed to be singing. It kills me that I can’t remember which episode it was; if you can find that video for me, I will love you forever). Program is apparently of “the Sammys,” by which they mean Sammy Davis Jr. and Sam Cooke, not sandwiches. More’s the pity. Steve Reineke conducts this one. March 29 – 31. [ See it! ]
- Over at Strathmore this coming week there’s a lecture called “Arts and the Brain: Music Cognition and Perception,” which you clearly need to attend; also Patti LaBelle, Afropop by Elikeh, and gypsy jazz vocalist Mary Alouette (think Django Reinhardt as a girl). [ See the calendar! ]