Sunday, Jan. 21, 4 p.m.: A special Purcellville preview of Brian's Feb. 10 all-Chopin recital at Strathmore! Come hear Chopin's Hidden Gems and All Time Favorites, as Brian returns to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, in Purcellville, Va., and Music with a Cause in a benefit for the Community Coalition for Haiti. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door; ages 17 and under admitted free. For more information, visit www.standrew-pres.org or call 540-338-4332 during business hours.
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 8 p.m.: A special St. Mary's College of Maryland preview of Brian's Feb. 10 recital at Strathmore! The college and surrounding community will have a chance to hear the complete program, entitled Chopin's Hidden Gems and All Time Favorites. Held in Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary's Hall in St. Mary's City, Md., this will be a ticketed event. St. Mary's College of Maryland students will be admitted free of charge; seniors, college faculty and staff, as well as St. Mary's Arts Alliance members, will be charged a $10 admission fee; general admission will be $15. For more information call (240) 895-4498 or visit http://www.smcm.edu/events/organizer/music-department/.
Sunday, Jan. 28, 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, 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, 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.