Sunday, Sept. 24, 4 p.m.: Brian joins poets Michael Glaser and Deanna Nikaido in an afternoon celebration of poetry and music entitled "Dancing on the Fragile Edge of the World," at the Grace United Methodist Church in Baltimore, Md. For more information, visit http://www.graceunitedmethodist.org/about/music/heritage/.
Tuesday, Sept. 26, noon: Brian kicks off his noon series at St. Mary's College of Maryland with a recital featuring little-known works by Chopin alongside perennial favorites. In this program, entitled "Chopin the Teacher, Chopin the Student," Brian will play the rarely heard Trois Nouvelles Etudes and the virtually unknown Fugue, along with the beloved Fantasy-Impromptu, among other works. The concert will be held at the college's Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary's Hall, and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 240-895-4498 or visit http://www.smcm.edu/events/calendar/brian-ganz-pianotalk-3/.
Sunday, Oct. 1, 4-6 p.m.: Brian returns in the concert series, “Music, Gettysburg!,” at the Seminary Chapel at Gettysburg, 147 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, Pa. This is an all-Chopin recital featuring little-known works by Chopin, including his lovely and virtually unknown Fugue, alongside masterpieces like the Polonaise in A major, Op. 40, No. 1. The concert series features international, regional, and local musical artists from the greater south-central Pennsylvania region. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://www.musicgettysburg.org/.
Mark Oldenburg, Chair of Music, Gettysburg! notes that musicians and musical ensembles come from all over the country, and the world, because they love the venue in Gettysburg — both the chapel’s extraordinary acoustics, and the appreciative audiences too.
Sunday, Oct. 8, 3 p.m.: Brian returns to the Ward Virts Concert Series at the College of Southern Maryland. This all-Chopin recital features six Etudes from the Opus 25 set, including the bracing "Winter Wind." For more information, visit http://www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/music/ward-virts-series/index.
Tuesday, Oct. 17, noon: Brian continues his noon series at St. Mary's College of Maryland with an exploration of little-known works by Chopin with a program, entitled "Chopin the Traveler, Chopin the Virtuoso." Brian will play Chopin's rarely heard Tarantella and Bolero, showing the influences Italy and Spain, respectively, had on Chopin. The concert will turn to six of Chopin's most beautiful Etudes from Op. 25, including the colossal Winter Wind. The concert will be held at the college's Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary's Hall, and is free and open to the public. For more information call 240-895-4498 or visit http://www.smcm.edu/events/calendar/brian-ganz-pianotalk-4/.
Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, 3 p.m.: Start the new year right: Join Brian, who returns for the Community Concert Series and continues his Chopin series with “Chopin’s Hidden Gems and All-Time Favorites” at the Calvary United Methodist Church in downtown Frederick, Md. This exploration of the composer’s time-honored masterpieces will include some unknowns: two Bourrees, Fugue in A-minor, and the Souvenir de Paganini. Favorites include the Waltz in C-sharp minor, Fantasy-Impromptu, and the Polonaise in A-flat major. Brian’s brilliant interpretations will keep you on the edge of your seat. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.calvaryumc.org/concerts.
Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, 8 p.m.: Brian plays “Chopin’s Hidden Gems” in the Concert Hall at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Md. Join Brian as he continues his journey through the complete works of Frédéric Chopin with an exploration of the composer's hidden gems and time-honored masterpieces! Musical selections include Bolero, Op. 19; Fugue in A minor; Souvenir de Paganini; and Fantasy-Impromptu. Ticket prices are $28-$88 and are free for young people age 7-17. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.nationalphilharmonic.org or call 301.581.5100.
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 8 p.m.: Join Brian, and other acclaimed musicians, in the celebration of the “100th Anniversary of Poland’s Independence” in the Concert Hall at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Md. Brian will perform selections from Chopin. A guest conductor will be flown in from Poland to help with the celebration. Ticket prices are $23-$76 and are free for young people age 7-17. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.nationalphilharmonic.org or call 301.581.5100.