- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 17, 2004

CLASSICAL

The Church of the Epiphany

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

• Ingrid Cowan, mezzo-soprano, Ole Hass, tenor, Susan Ricci, pianist. 12:10 p.m. Nov. 23. Free.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

Concert Hall, Main campus, Braddock and Chain Bridge roads, Fairfax. 703/218-6500 tickets, 703/993-8888 information.

• The Virginia Opera, “The Merry Widow.” 8 p.m. Nov. 19; 2 p.m. Nov. 21. $44-$84.

Kennedy Center

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

• National Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Leon Fleischer, piano. 7 p.m. Nov. 18; 1:30 p.m. Nov. 19; 8 p.m. Nov. 20. $20-$77.

• The Washington Chorus, “Bach’s Mass in B Minor.” 3 p.m. Nov. 21. $19-$53.

Kennedy Center

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

• Washington National Opera “Luisa Fernanda.” 7 p.m. Select dates through Nov. 19. $45-$290.

Kennedy Center

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

• Vocal Arts Society, Measha Brueggergosman, soprano. 2 p.m. Nov. 21. $35.

National Gallery of Art

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

• Ariana Barkeshli, pianist. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Free.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

George Mason University Patriot Center

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

• Chayanne. Nov. 20. 8 p.m. $45-$85.

Institute of Musical Traditions

Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, 10309 New Hampshire Ave. 301/754-3611.

• David Mallett. Nov. 22. 8 p.m. $12-$15.

Kennedy Center

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

• Bill Henderson. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Nov. 18. $30.

Kennedy Center

Millennium Stage. F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. All performances are free and begin at 6 p.m. 202/467-4600.

• Kuku and Meredith Bragg. 6 p.m. Nov. 22. Free.

• John Cusick’s Jaz City Quartet. 6 p.m. Nov. 23. Free.

• Maurice Lyles Quintet. 6 p.m. Nov. 24. Free.

MCI Center

Seventh and F streets NW. 202/432-SEAT.

• Alan Jackson and Martina McBride. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19. $57.50-$67.50.

Wolf Trap: The Barns

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

• Lowen & Navarro. 8 p.m. Nov. 18. $24.

• Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown. 8 p.m. Nov. 19. $22.

• Darol Anger Fiddle Ensemble with John Cowan. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20. $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

555 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. 301/947-1993.

• Young people’s session led by Karen Ashbrook second Monday of each month beginning in January. 7-8:30 p.m. beginners, 8:30-9 p.m. intermediate and advanced. Parents welcome. Contact [email protected], 301/592-0101.

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. Karen Ashbrook leads young people’s session 7-8:30 p.m. second Monday of each month through December.

O’Faolain’s Irish Pub and Restaurant

20921 Davenport Drive, Sterling. 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 [email protected]

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 that less experienced players may participate. Contact [email protected]

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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