- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 15, 2005

CLASSICAL MUSIC

The Church of the Epiphany

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

• Aurora Guitar Quartet. 12:10 p.m. March 22. Free.

Kennedy Center

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

• The Choral Arts Society of Washington presents “Bach: St. Matthew Passion.” 3 p.m. March 20. $17-$50.

Kennedy Center

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

• Daxun Zhang, double bass; Tomoko Kashiwagi, piano. 7:30 p.m. March 22. $27.

National Gallery of Art

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

• L’Orchestre de Chambre Francais. 6 p.m. March 20. Free.

St. John’s Church

Norwood Parish, Bradley Lane and Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase. 301/986-1799.

• “The Art of Song: Madrigals, Chansons and Lieder,” with Cantate Chamber Singers. 8 p.m. March 19. $18-$25.

Strathmore Hall

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

• BSO at Strathmore, “Cherish the Ladies.” 8 p.m. March 17. Sold Out.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

The Barns at Wolf Trap

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

• Jonathan Edwards and Leah Morgan. 8 p.m. March 17. $20.

• Susan Werner. 8 p.m. March 18. $18.

• Spiedel, Goodrich, Goggin and Lille. 7:30 p.m. March 19; 3 p.m. March 20. $18.

• Rodney Crowell. 8 p.m. March 23. $25.

DAR Constitution Hall

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

• Street Corner Harmony featuring The Dramatics, Blue Majic and friends. 7 p.m. March 19. $50.75.

Institute of Musical Traditions

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

• Bryan Bowers with Fleastompers. 7:30 p.m. March 21. $14-$17.

Kennedy Center

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

• Sentimental Journey: The Music of the 1940s. 8 p.m. March 18. $30-$150.

Strathmore Hall

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

• 350 Years in Song: A Celebration of Jewish America. 8 p.m. March 19; 3 p.m. March 20. $18-$25.

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 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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