- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 22, 2005

CLASSICAL MUSIC

The Church of the Epiphany

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

• Covington Quartet. 12:10 p.m. March 29. Free.

Kennedy Center

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

• National Symphony Orchestra with Stephane Deneve, conductor. 7p.m. March 24; 8 p.m. March 25-26. $20-$77.

Kennedy Center

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

• Alexandre Tharaud, piano. 2 p.m. March 26. $31.

• Perlman, Schmidt, Bailey Trio. 7:30 p.m. March 29. $32.

Library of Congress

Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E. 202/707-5502.

• “Musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Institute.” Participants in the Ravinia Festival professional program for young artists play Brahms and Dvorak. 8 p.m. March 30. Free, but tickets required, through Ticketmaster only, with a handling fee. Limit two tickets per person. 800/551-7328.

National Gallery of Art

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

• Philippe Entremont, pianist. 6 p.m. March 27. Free.

Strathmore Hall

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

• National Philharmonic, “Bohemian Spirit.” 8 p.m. March 26. $25-$65.

• Jianyi Zhang, Tenor. 8 p.m. March 27. $20-$50.

• Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Barbara Bonney. 8 p.m. March 30. $25-$85.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

The Barns at Wolf Trap

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

• Tom Paxton. 8 p.m. March 24. $20.

• Battlefield Band. 8 p.m. March 30-31. $20.

DAR Constitution Hall

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

• Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. 8 p.m. March 24. $60.

• Brian Culbertson, Lalah Hathaway, Norman Brown and Wayman Tisdale. 8 p.m. March 25. $60.75.

• Ashlee Simpson. 7 p.m. March 29. $34.25.

• Jill Scott. 8 p.m. March 30, April 1. $55.50.

George Washington University

Lisner Auditorium, 21st and H streets NW. 202/737-4941. For tickets, call 202/994-6800.

• Pat Metheny Group. 8 p.m. March 28-29. $36-$56.

Institute of Musical Traditions

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

• Acoustic Showcase. 7:30 p.m. March 28. $8.

Kennedy Center

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

• Count Basie Orchestra featuring Nnenna Freelon. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. March 25. $30.

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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