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


The Washington Conservatory Piano, Plus! Concert Series will present Irish pianist Finghin Collins in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Westmoreland Congregational UCC Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. The program will include Mozart’s “Sonata in D major K. 284,” Debussy’s “Estampes,” Brahms’ “Rhapsodies Op. 79” and Schubert’s “Drei Klavierstücke D. 946.” Born in Dublin, Collins has captivated audiences in Europe, Asia and the United States. His double CD recording of Mozart piano concertos, released in May, garnered critical acclaim. For more information, visit http://finghincollins.com.

In Prince George’s County, Pennsylvania native and trumpeter Ed Jakuboski will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Berwyn Presbyterian Church, 6301 Greenbelt Road, Berwyn Heights. He will be accompanied by pianist Jessica McKee in a program featuring works by Ewazen, Neruda and Rachmaninoff. Jakuboski has previously performed alongside the Glenn Miller Orchestra and at the Merriam Theater, Media Theater, and Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia, as well as classical recitals with the Delaware Classical Showcase and a recital of major works at Villanova University. His 2011 CD, “In the Space,” features original music performed with his own jazz quartet. Admission is free. A free will offering will be accepted. For more information, visit http://berwynmusic.weebly.com.

Finally, in Fairfax County, Irish flutist Sir James Galway and the renown Irish Chamber Orchestra will perform works by Mozart, among other composers, during a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the George Mason University Concert Hall in Fairfax, Va. JoAnn Falletta conducts, while accomplished flutist Lady Jeanne Galway will accompany Galway on Belfast composer Phillip Hammond’s “Carolan Variations.” Tickets are $37.50 to $75. For more information, visit http://cfa.gmu.edu.