- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 20, 2005

CLASSICALMUSIC

The Church of the Epiphany

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

• Graham Walker, cellist; Chris Whitton, pianist. 12:10 p.m. April 26. Free.

• The Washington Bach Consort. 12:10 p.m. May 3. 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.

• Virginia Opera presents Charles Francois Gounod’s, ?Faust.? 8 p.m. April 22; 2 p.m. April 24.

Library of Congress

Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E. 202/707-5502.

• David Cates, harpsichord. Bach’s Partita in D Major and the English Suite in G minor. 8 p.m. April 22. Free, but tickets required, through Ticketmaster only, with a handling fee. Limit two tickets per person. 800/551-7328.

Kennedy Center

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

• NSO with conductor Leonard Slatkin. 7 p.m. April 21, 23; 8 p.m. April 22. $20-$77.

• NSO with conductor John Williams; violinist Gil Shaham. 7 p.m. April 28; 1:30 p.m. April 29; 8 p.m. April 30. $20-$77.

Kennedy Center

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

• The Friday Morning Music Club Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. April 25. Free, tickets required.

• Artemis Quartet. 7:30 p.m. April 27. $27.

• Levine School of Music 2005 showcase concert. 7:30 p.m. April 29. $35.

National Gallery of Art

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

• Penelope Crawford, fortepianist; Stephen Ackert, organist. 6 p.m. April 24. Free.

• Penelope Crawford, fortepianist; Stephen Ackert, organist. 6 p.m. May 1. Free.

Strathmore Hall

5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301/530-0540.

• National Philharmonic, ?Breadth and Power.? 8 p.m. April 23. $25-$65.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

The Barns at Wolf Trap

1635 Trap Road, Vienna. 703/218-6500.

• Austin Lounge Lizards. 8 p.m. April 21. $18.

• Christine Lavin. 8 p.m. April 22. $20.

George Mason University Patriot Center

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

• Reggaeton Festival 2005 featuring Fat Joe. 7:30 p.m. April 23. $40-$75.

• Sting. 7 p.m. April 27. $49-$59.

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. 7-8:30 p.m. beginners, 8:30-9 p.m. intermediate and advanced. Parents welcome. Contact 301/592-0101, mail@karenashbrook.com

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.

O’Faolain’s Irish Pub and Restaurant

20921 Davenport Drive, Sterling, Va. 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 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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