Quick Hits:?Weekend picks for Montgomery, Frederick and Prince George’s counties -- Gazette.Net


On Saturday, award-winning pianist Brian Ganz will perform Prokofiev’s “Piano Concerto No. 3” at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore. Ganz will be joined by the National Philharmonic, led by associate conductor Victoria Gau, for the concert “Prokofiev: Beyond Peter and the Wolf.”

Also on the program are Prokofiev’s “Lieutenant Kijé Suite” and “Alexander Nevsky Suite.” The concert will feature mezzo-soprano Magdalena Wór and the Philharmonic’s nearly 200 voice all-volunteer Chorale.

A free lecture will be held at 6:45 p.m. in the Music Center’s concert hall.

Tickets are $28-$81. For more information, visit www.nationalphilharmonic.org or www.strathmore.org.

The Hood College Dance Ensemble will perform its fall concerts at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday at the college’s Hodson Auditorium.

Choreographers include Hood students Stephanie Weaver and Abigale Mills, ensemble co-captains; Kristen Geatz and Breton Stailey, ensemble members; Fran Marsili, artistic director; and Samantha Gertner, guest choreographer and former ensemble member. Souls of the Feet Dance Company will also perform.

The program will include dances of varying styles, from contemporary to jazz, and include music by Rhianna, Katy Perry and the Neon Trees, among many others.

Donations will be accepted at the door. For more information, visit www.hood.edu.

Also in Frederick, country sensation Lyle Lovett will perform in concert with his acoustic band at the Weinberg Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Lovett’s singing and songwriting career — combining country, blues, folk, gospel and jazz — spans almost three-decades and has yielded 14 albums and more than four million records sold.

Lovett alternates large band tours with more intimate acoustic shows and songwriting circles, in which he is accompanied by colleagues John Hiatt, Guy Clark and Joe Ely.

Tickets are $55 to $75. For more information, visit www.weinbergcenter.org.

Finally, the election may be over, but debate will continues at the Greenbelt Arts Center, when “Frost/Nixon,” detailing the infamous interviews of a disgraced president, opens at the theater this weekend.Tickets are $17 for general admission. For more information, visit www.greenbeltartscenter.og.