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University Boulevard and Stadium Drive, University of Maryland, College Park. 301/405-ARTS,

• Irish Chamber Orchestra. Based in Limerick, the ensemble performs worldwide. Works of Bach, Mendelssohn, Sibelius and a new work by Deirdre McKay, a contemporary Irish composer. Dekelboum Concert Hall. 3 p.m. April 13. $25-$50.

• UM School of Music: Guarneri String Quartet, open rehearsal. Gildenhorn Recital Hall. 5 p.m. April 30. Free.

Corcoran Gallery of Art

Hammer Auditorium (New York Avenue entrance), 17th Street and New York Avenue NW. 202/639-1700, 202/639-1770,

• Musical Evening Series: Walden Chamber Players. Specialists in rarely heard works by composers from the past. Works by Bax, Gubaidulina, Devienne, Debussy. Reception follows. 8 p.m. April 25. $45, $55.

• Contemporary Music Forum’s Verge Ensemble. The Corcoran’s new ensemble in residence teams with Ensemble Aleph from Paris for a program of American and French composers. 4:30 p.m. April 27. $15, $20.

• Musical Evening Series: Klavier Trio Amsterdam. Joan Berkhemer, violin; Nadia David, cello; and Klara Wurtz, piano, recently finished recording the complete Schubert piano trio works for their new CD and play a selection for this concert. 8 p.m. May 9. $45, $55.

• Musical Evening Series: Quatuor Ebene. Wide-ranging string quartet. Mozart, Bartok, Schubert. 8 p.m. May 30. $45, $55.

Folger Shakespeare Library

201 East Capitol St. NE. Events in the Elizabethan Theatre unless otherwise noted. 202/544-7077,

• Early Music Seminar: “Highland Ayres.” Folger Consort Artistic Director Robert Eisenstein on the composers and music of the associated concert. 6 p.m. April 17. $15.

• Folger Consort: “Highland Ayres.” Medieval Scottish accounts of battle, songs from the 16th and 17th centuries, Scottish music for pipes and fiddle, and music from the French allies of the Scots. A complement to “Macbeth.” Baritone William Sharp and instrumentalists Robert Eisenstein, Christopher Kendall, Webb Wiggins, Brent Wissick and Tom Zajac. 8 p.m. April 18, 19; 5 p.m. April 19; 2 p.m. April 20. $30. Pre-concert discussion 7 p.m. April 18.

Friday Morning Music Club

Various venues. All concerts free. 703/228-7710,

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