- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 13, 2005

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Kennedy Center

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

• National Trustees’ NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra. 6 p.m. July 24. Free.

Rock Creek Park



Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th street and Colorado avenue, NW. 202/467-4600.

• National Symphony Orchestra. 7 p.m. July 15-16. Free.

Strathmore Hall Music Center

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

• BSO at Strathmore. 8 p.m. July 14. $10.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

Freedom Park

Evergreen Mill Road and Tolbert Lane, Leesburg, Va. 703/777-6306.

• Bluemont Summer Concert Series: Mary Ann Redmond. 7 p.m. July 17. $5-$10.

Merriweather Post Pavilion

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

• 3 Doors Down, Staind, Breaking Benjamin and No Address. 6:30 p.m. July 19. $29.50-$61.

National Gallery of Art

Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue, NW. 202/737-4215.

• Summer jazz concerts featuring Robert Silverman Jazz Trio. 5-8 p.m. July 15. Free.

Nissan Pavilion

7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow. 202/432-SEAT.

• Allman Brothers Band. 6:30 p.m. July 17. $15-$45.

• John Mellencamp and John Fogerty. 7 p.m. July 19. $25-$68.50.

Wolf Trap

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

• Blues Traveler and Virginia Coalition. 8 p.m. July 14. $25-$36.

• The Temptations and The Four Tops. 7:30 p.m. July 15. $22-$36.

• Carole King. 8 p.m. July 16. $25-$42.

• Tom Jones and Tower or Power. 8 p.m. July 17. $22-$40.

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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