Events calendar: Sunday, Jan. 28



  • The Marine Chamber Orchestra will celebrate Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg with a performance of his Piano Concerto, which turns 150 this year. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 E. Campus Drive, Alexandria.
  • Hear string quintet Sybarite5 cover a repertoire that ranges from classical music to indie rock. 3:30 p.m. Free. West Garden Court, National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution avenues, NW. 202-842-6905.
  • Violinist Marlisa Woods will join concert pianist Mark Irchai in a recital of challenging classical pieces like Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata and Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No. 1. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free; donations appreciated. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-746-4994.
  • Shai Wosner will hold two performances of Schubert’s last six piano sonatas as part of The Phillips Collection’s Sunday concert series. 4 p.m. $20 to $40. Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. The event will also take place on Feb. 4.
  • The Apollo Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 and Hindemith’s Kammermusik 7. 4 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, One Chevy Chase Circle NW. 202-363-2202.
  • The King’s Singers, who are double Grammy Award-winning artists and one of only two vocal ensembles to enter the Gramophone Hall of Fame, will perform as part of the Georgetown Concert Series. 5 p.m. $40. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3240 O St. NW. 202-338-1796.
  • The United States Naval Academy Band, known as “The Navy’s Oldest and Finest,” will perform a public concert led by Lieutenant Commander Diane E. Nichols. 6 p.m. Free Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Discussions and lectures

  • Pulitzer-winning author William Taubman will discuss the Cold War era and his new book, “Gorbachev: His Life and Times” as part of the Amram Scholar Series. 10:30 a.m. Free. Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St. NW. 202-895-6336.
  • Nadine Burke Harris will discuss her book: “The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity.” Free admission. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.


  • The American Kurdish Information Network will screen “Zer,” about an American student and his dying Kurdish grandmother, exploring how the character’s family history continues to shape him. Director Kazim Oz will take questions at the screening. Noon. Free. Old Greenbelt Theatre, 129 Centerway, Greenbelt.


  • The Atlas Performing Arts Center will hold a cabaret of classic hits from the father of American musical theater, Jerome Kern, titled “All The Things You Are: Jerome Kern.” 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. $20 to $40. The Paul Sprenger Theatre, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. The performance will continue multiple times until Feb. 4.