- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 16, 2005

CLASSICAL MUSIC

The Church of the Epiphany

1317 G St. NW. 703/277-7772

• John Kaboff, cello. 12:10 p.m. Nov. 22. Free.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

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

• GMU Chamber Orchestra. 4 p.m. Nov. 19. $5-$7.

• GMU Chamber Ensembles. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22. Free.

Kennedy Center

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

• NSO Family Concerts: “Rip Van Winkle and other Musical Tales.” 1 and 3 p.m. Nov. 20. $15-$18.

Kennedy Center

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

• Washington National Opera, “Porgy and Bess.” Times vary. Nov. 18-19. $45-$290.

Kennedy Center

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

• Young Concert Artists: Philippe Castagner, tenor. 2 p.m. Nov. 20. $30.

Phillips Collection

1600 21st St. NW. All performances at 5 p.m. and free with museum admission. 202/387-2151.

• Antares Quartet, clarinet quartet. 5 p.m. Nov. 20.

Strathmore Hall Music Center

5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 202/433-4011.

• BSO, “Musical Fairytales.” 8 p.m. Nov. 19. $43-$78.

• BSO with conductor Hans Graf. 8 p.m. Nov. 25. $43-$78.

Washington National Cathedral

Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues Northwest. 202/537-5527.

• Celebrity Organ Recital: Wayne Marshall. 5 p.m. Nov. 20. Free.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

DAR Constitution Hall

18th and D streets NW. 202/397-SEAT.

• Bright Eyes and Feist. Nov. 18. 7:30 p.m. $25.

Kennedy Center

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

• Eldar. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Nov. 17. $15.

• Three Guitars: Larry Coryell, Badi Assad and John Abercrombie. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Nov. 18. $25.

George Mason University Patriot Center

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

• Juan Gabriel and Isabel Pantoja. 8 p.m. Nov. 17. $66-$106.

• Don Omar, Aventura and Wissin Y Yandel. 8 p.m. Nov. 18. $58-$98.

• Alison Krauss and Union Station. 8 p.m. Nov. 20. $31.50-$45.50.

Strathmore Hall Music Center

5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301/581-5100.

• Take 6. 8 p.m. Nov. 17. $25-$55.

• WPAS Children of the Gospel Mass Choir. 3 p.m. Nov. 20. $25-$40.

Wolf Trap: The Barns

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

• Paul Thorn. 8 p.m. Nov. 17. $18.

• Sonny Landreth. 8 p.m. Nov. 18. $22.

• The Persuasions. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19. $22.

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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