- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 1, 2005

CLASSICAL

The Church of the Epiphany

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

• University of Pittsburgh Men’s Glee Club. 12:10 p.m. March 8. 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.

• Venice Baroque Orchestra. 8 p.m. March 5. $22-$44.

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

Kennedy Center

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

• National Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vanska, conductor; Lisa Batiashvili, violin. 7 p.m. March 3; 8 p.m. March 4-5. $20-$77.

• Oslo Philharmonic. 8 p.m. March 7. $30-$75.

Kennedy Center

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

• Dawn Upshaw, soprano. 7:30 p.m. March 3. $32.

• Vocal Arts Society presents Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano. 7:30 p.m. March 4. $35.

• Music From Shenandoah Conservatory. 2 p.m. March 5. $20.

• Young Concert Artists, Alexandre Pirojenko, piano. 2 p.m. March 6. $25.

• NSO Young Soloists Competition. 7 p.m. March 6. Free.

MCI Center

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

• Carmina Burana Monumental Opera. 8 p.m. March 3. $53-$128.

National Gallery of Art

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

• Takacs String Quartet. 6 p.m. March 6. Free.

Strathmore Hall

5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301/530-0540.

• BSO at Strathmore, “Copland & Gershwin.” 8 p.m. March 3. $78.

• National Philharmonic, “Salute to Youth.” 8 p.m. March 5. $12-$32.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

The Barns at Wolf Trap

1635 Trap Road, Vienna. 703/218-6500.

• Alejandro Escovedo. 8 p.m. March 3. $25.

• Kings of Strings featuring J. Geils & Gerry Beaudoin. 8 p.m. March 4. $22.

• Leahy. 8 p.m. March 6. $25.

• Lisa Loeb. 8 p.m. March 9. $20.

DAR Constitution Hall

18th and D streets NW. 202/432-SEAT.

• Jill Scott and Floetry. 8 p.m. March 9-10. $55.50.

1st Mariner Arena

201 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore. 202/432-SEAT.

• Toby Keith and Ted Nugent. 7:30 p.m. March 5. $42.75-$62.75.

Institute of Musical Traditions

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

• Hot Soup! 7:30 p.m. March 7. $14-$17.

Kennedy Center

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

• WPAS presents Masters of Persian Music. 4:30 p.m. March 5. $25-$60.

Kennedy Center

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

• KC Jazz Club featuring T.S. Monk. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. March 4-5. $25.

• “Beyond Bebop: Jazz in the 1940s.” 6 p.m. March 7. $20-$50.

MCI Center

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

• Motley Crue. 7:30 p.m. March 6. $48-$78.

Strathmore Hall

5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301/530-5100.

• Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing Trio. 7 p.m. March 6. $25-$40.

• Bonnie Rideout with the City of Washington Pipe Band. 8 p.m. March 9. $18-$32.

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 [email protected]

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, [email protected]

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 [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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