- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 3, 2006

CLASSICAL MUSIC

The Church of the Epiphany

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

• The Levine School of Music. 12:10 p.m. May 9. Free.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

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

• GMU Opera, “A Celebration of Mozart, Part II.” 8 p.m. May 5-6. $10-$12.

• Mark O’Connor’s Appalachia Waltz Trio. 8 p.m. May 6. $20-$40.

• GMU Music Honors Recital. 3 p.m. May 7. Free.

Kennedy Center

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

• Washington National Opera, “La Clemenza di Tito.” 7 p.m. May 6, 22, 27; 7:30 p.m. May 11,17,19; 2 p.m. May 14. $45-$290.

Kennedy Center

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

• Vocal Arts Society; Ian Bostridge, Dorothea Roeschmann and Julius Drake. 7:30 p.m. May 9. $38.50.

Phillips Collection

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

• Steve Silverman, piano. May 7.

St. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church

10620 River Road, Potomac. 703/264-9803.

• Zade, piano. 7:45 p.m. May 5. $35.

Strathmore Hall Music Center

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

• BSO at Strathmore: The Lure of the Diva. 8 p.m. May 5. $43-$78.

Washington Baptist Church

5144 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. 301/438-8682.

• Bel Cantanti Opera, “Iolanta.” 3:30 p.m. May 7. $25.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

Institute of Musical Traditions

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

• IONA 20th anniversary and CD release. 7:30 p.m. May 8. $14 advance, $17 door.

Kennedy Center

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

• NSO Pops; “The Spirit of New Orleans with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band” 7 p.m. May 4, 8 p.m. May 5-6. $20-$80.

• The Kennedy Center 35th Anniversary Celebration. 8:30 p.m. May 7. $30-$80.

Kennedy Center

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

• Carl Allen; “The Art of Elvin.” 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. May 6. $25.

Merriweather Post Pavilion

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

• Fall Out Boy with All American Reject, Hawthorne Heights and others. 5 p.m. May 4. $30.

Strathmore Hall Music Center

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

• Jane Monheit. 8 p.m. May 4. $25-$30.

• Doo Wop! 8 p.m. May 6. $43-$78.

Wolf Trap: The Barns

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

• Andreas Vollenweider and Friends. 8 p.m. May 4. $35.

• Lucy Kaplansky. 8 p.m. May 5. $20.

• Christine Lavin. 7:30 p.m. May 6. $20.

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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