- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 8, 2004

CLASSICAL

The Church of the Epiphany

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

• The Epiphany Choir. 12:10 p.m. Dec. 14. Free.

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.

• GMU Opera. 8 p.m. Dec. 10-11. $10-$12.

• The Candian Brass. 8 p.m. Dec. 11. $22-$44.

Kennedy Center

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

• National Symphony Orchestra, Paul Goodwin, conductor. 7 p.m. Dec. 16; 8 p.m. Dec. 18; 1 p.m. Dec. 19. $20-$77.

Kennedy Center

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

• Roberto Cominati, piano. 2 p.m. Dec. 11. $31.

• The Tallis Scholars. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12. $32.

National Gallery of Art

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

• Henning Kragerrud, violinist, Helge Kjekshus, pianist. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Free.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

Lincoln Theatre

1215 U St. NW. 202/397-SEAT.

• Wynton Marsalis, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and The Boys Choir of Harlem, “Suite for Nature.” Dec. 11-12. 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 13. 3 p.m. $40-$75.

George Mason University Patriot Center

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

• Trans Siberian Orchestra. Dec. 15. 8 p.m. $34.50-$44.50.

Institute of Musical Traditions

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

• 19th Annual Holiday Family Concert. Dec. 11. 1 and 3:30 p.m. $8-$10.

• Acoustic Showcase. Dec. 13. 8 p.m. $8.

MCI Center

Seventh and F streets NW. 202/432-SEAT.

• Cher and The Village People. Dec. 11. 7:30 p.m. $34.75-79.75.

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 Road, 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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