- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 8, 2006

CLASSICAL MUSIC

The Church of the Epiphany

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

• The Levine School of Music. 12:10 p.m. March 14. Free.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

Harris Theater, Main campus, Braddock and Chain Bridge roads, Fairfax. 202/433-4011.

• GMU Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. March 9. $5-$7.

• Russian National Orchestra. 8 p.m. March 10. $25-$50.

• Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. 8 p.m. March 11. $18-$36.

Kennedy Center

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

• WPAS: Boston Symphony Orchestra. 4:30 p.m. March 11. $45-$115.

• NSO Family Concerts: “Happy Birthday Wolfgang Amadeus!” 1 and 3 p.m. March 12. $15-$18.

Kennedy Center

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

• Young Concert Artists: Dora Seres, flute. 7:30 p.m. March 14. $30.

• James Madison University School of Music: The Montpelier Winds. 7:30 p.m. March 15. $25.

Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

F Street and New Hampshire Avenue Northwest. Free. 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 202/467-4600.

• Carol Kang and Benjamin Wensel. March 11.

• Andrew Luse. March 15.

Phillips Collection

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

• Lina Bahn, violin. March 12.

Strathmore Hall Music Center

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

• BSO at Strathmore: Strauss and Prokofiev. 8 p.m. March 11. $43.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

DAR Constitution Hall

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

• Earth, Wind and Fire.8 p.m. March 10. $70.

• Toni Braxton and Mint Condition.8 p.m. March 11. $70.

Institute of Musical Traditions

St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville. 301/754-3611

• The McDades. 7:30 p.m. March 13. $14 advance, $17 door.

Verizon Center (Formerly the MCI Center)

Seventh and F streets Northwest. 202/397-SEAT.

• Queen + Paul Rodgers. 8 p.m. March 2. $38-$128.

Wolf Trap: The Barns

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

• Tom Paxton. 8 p.m. March 9. $20.

• Kenny Rankin. 7:30 p.m. March 12. $30.

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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