- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 25, 2005

CLASSICAL MUSIC

The Church of the Epiphany

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

• Chris Gekker, trumpeter; Theodore Guerrant, pianist. 12:10 p.m. May 31. Free.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

Concert Hall, Main campus, Braddock and Chain Bridge roads, Fairfax. 202/433-4011.

• Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, ?Lord Of The Rings Symphony.? 8 p.m. May 27-28; 1:30 p.m. May 29. $40-$65.

Kennedy Center

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

• NSO with Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Frank Peter Zimmerman, violin. 7 p.m. June 2; 8 p.m. June 3-4. $20-$77.

Kennedy Center

Opera House, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. 202/467-4600.

• Washington National Opera, ?Tosca.? Times vary. Through May 31. $45-$290.

• Washington National Opera, ?Samson et Dalila.? Times vary. Through June 4. $45-$290.

Kennedy Center

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

• Congressional Chorus, ?Over The Rainbow: A Yip Harburg Tribute.? 7:30 p.m. June 3. $25.

• Washington Men’s Camerata, ?Down by the Salley Gardens.? 7:30 p.m. June 4. $30.

National Gallery of Art

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

• National Gallery Orchestra, Emil de Cou, guest conductor. 6 p.m. June 5. Free.

Strathmore Hall

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

• BSO at Strathmore: Temirkanov and Gelber. 8 p.m. June 4. Sold Out.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

Kennedy Center

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

• KC Jazz Club featuring Makoto Ozone: The Trio. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. May 28. $25.

Merriweather Post Pavilion

10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md. 202/397-SEAT.

• Alison Krauss and Union Station. 8 p.m. May 28. $30-$65.

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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