Golka, of course, is up to the task: "I wouldn't be crazy enough to do both of them if they weren't old warhorses of mine." (His concert debut was Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 at Jones Hall with the Houston Symphony at age 14.) Even if classical music isn't your thing, Golka believes Chopin can reach you. "Chopin is poetry at the piano. It's very moving, very involving," he says. "You'd have to be pretty out of touch with your senses to not be excited by Chopin." 7 p.m. Rice University, 6100 Main. For a full schedule, visit www.chopinsocietyofhouston.org. $15 to $30.
Sat., Feb. 27; Sun., Feb. 28, 2010