- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 1, 2004

CLASSICAL

The Church of the Epiphany

1317 G St. NW. 703/277-7772.

• The Washington Bach Consort. 12:10 p.m. Dec. 7. Free.

Georgetown University

Gaston Hall, 37th and O streets, NW. 202/687-3838 .

• Georgetown University Orchestra. 8 p.m. Dec. 5. $5-$10.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

Concert Hall, Main campus, Braddock and Chain Bridge roads, Fairfax. 703/218-6500 tickets, 703/993-8888 information.

• Chanticleer performs “A Chanticleer Christmas.” 8 p.m. Dec. 3. $22-$44.

• Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. 4 p.m. Dec. 4. $15-$25.

Kennedy Center

Concert Hall, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. 202/467-4600.

• National Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, conductor. 7 p.m. Dec. 2; 8 p.m. Dec. 3, 4. $20-$77.

Kennedy Center

Millennium Stage, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. Free. 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 202/467-4600.

• National Symphony Orchestra Prelude. Dec. 4.

• The Jerry Grcevich Tamburitza Orchestra. Dec. 8.

Kennedy Center

Terrace Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. 202/467-4600.

• Guarneri String Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8. $32.

National Gallery of Art

West Building, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202/842-6799.

• Jiri Barta, cellist. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Free.

Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall.

3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703/528-1817.

• Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Holiday concert. 5 p.m. Dec. 5. $17-$20.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

DAR Constitution Hall

18th and D streets NW. 202/432-SEAT.

• Dave Koz, Patti Austin, Norman Brown, Brian Culbertson and Wayman Tisdale. Dec. 2. 8 p.m. $50.

• The Pixies with The Datsuns. Dec. 7. 7:30 p.m. $35.

• The Pixies and TV On The Radio. Dec. 8. 7:30 p.m. $35.

George Mason University Patriot Center

4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 202/342-SEAT.

• HFSMas Nutcracker featuring Velvet Revolver, Jimmy Eat World, The Killers, Franz Ferdinand and many others. Dec. 4. 5 p.m. $48-$58.

Institute of Musical Traditions

Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, 10309 New Hampshire Ave. 301/754-3611.

• Al Petteway, Amy White and Robin Bullock. Dec. 6. 8 p.m. $12-$15.

Wolf Trap: The Barns

1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Information, 703/938-2404. Tickets, 703/218-6500.

• BeauSoleil and Avec Michael Doucet. 8 p.m. Dec. 2. $22.

• Windham Hill Winter Solstice Tour featuring Will Ackerman, Liz Story and David Cullen. 8 p.m. Dec. 3. $25.

IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSIONS

J. Patrick’s

1371 Andre St., Baltimore. 410/244-8613.

• Laura Byrne and Jimmy Eagan lead 9 p.m.-midnight Tuesdays. Peter Fitzgerald leads 9 p.m.-midnight Thursdays. Beginner session 8-11 p.m. Mondays (no leader).

Jammin’ Java

227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703/255-1566.

• Young people’s session led by Betsy O’Malley, 1-3:30 p.m. second Sunday of the month. Beginners 1-2 p.m., intermediates 2-3:30 p.m. Contact betsy.omalley@verizon.net.

Mrs. O’Leary’s Bar and Restaurant

555 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. 301/947-1993.

• Young people’s session led by Karen Ashbrook second Monday of each month beginning in January. 7-8:30 p.m. beginners, 8:30-9 p.m. intermediate and advanced. Parents welcome. Contact mail@karenashbrook.com, 301/592-0101.

Nanny O’Brien’s Bar

3319 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202/686-9189.

• Longest running Irish session in the area. No designated leader. 8 or 9 p.m. to closing every Monday. Karen Ashbrook leads young people’s session 7-8:30 p.m. second Monday of each month through December.

O’Faolain’s Irish Pub and Restaurant

20921 Davenport Drive, Sterling. 703/444-9796.

• Jim Wade and Betsy O’Malley lead. 6-9 p.m. Sundays. Mainly for players of intermediate proficiency. Beginners may attend and are encouraged to tape record. Contact betsy.omalley@verizon.net.

Ri-Ra Pub and Restaurant

4931 Elm St., Bethesda. 301/657-1122.

• Philippe Varlet and Rob Greenway lead. 7-11 p.m. Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m. Sundays. The first hour is a slower jam so that less experienced players may participate. Contact philvar@erols.com.

The Royal Mile Restaurant and Bar

2407 Price Ave., Wheaton. 301/948-4511

• Sessions on the fourth Sunday of each month. Adult session 7 p.m.-closing, led by Dennis Botzer. Children’s session 5-6:30 p.m., led by Mitch Fanning.

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