All shoveled out?
Warm up with a show this weekend.
On Saturday the Washington Chu Shan Chinese Opera Institute will present its 2014 Lantern Festival Show, a combination of Chinese opera, ballet and modern dance. The performance begins at 7 p.m. at Seneca Valley High School, 19401 Crystal Rock Drive, Germantown. Also featured will be selected scenes from the Chinese opera version of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” which is set to tour Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania throughout February. Performers for Saturdays show include members of the Shanghai Peking Opera Troupe, the Beijing Vocational Institute of Local Operas and Arts, and teachers and students from the Potomac Dance Center. For more information, visit washingtonchineseopera.org.
In College Park, the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet will perform in concert at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Founded in 1988, its repertoire spans not only that typical of a wind quintet, but also sextets and septets intended for enlarged ensembles. Saturday’s program will include Mozart’s “Fantasy for mechanical organ, K.608,” arranged for wind quintet by Michael Hasel; Joseph Bohuslav Foerster’s “Quintet in D major op. 95”; and Kalevi Aho’s “Windquintet.” The University of Maryland’s Graduate Fellowship Woodwind Quintet will join for a performance of Gounod’s “Petite symphonie.” For more information, visit claricesmithcenter.umd.edu.
In Fairfax County, acclaimed pianist, vocalist and humorist John Eaton will deliver a post-Valentine’s Day performance inspired by the Great American Songbook at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Considered one of the foremost interpreters of the Songbook, he was one of the flagship artists of Wolf Trap Recordings, for which he produced seven albums. For more information, visit wolftrap.org.