- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 11, 2005

CLASSICAL MUSIC

The Church of the Epiphany

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

• Paolo Oreni, organist. 12:10 p.m. May 17. 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.

• Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. May 14. $30-$50.

Kennedy Center

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

• NSO with conductor Roger Norrington. 7 p.m. May 12; 1:30 p.m. May 13; 8 p.m. May 14. $20-$77.

• The Master Chorale of Washington: In the Shadow of the Holocaust: Songs From the Camps. 3 p.m. May 15. $19-$53.

• The Choral Arts Society of Washington. 8 p.m. May 19. $17-$50.

Kennedy Center

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

• Washington National Opera, “Tosca.” Times vary. Through May 31. $45-$290.

• Washington National Opera, “Samson et Dalila.” Times vary. May 14-June 4. $45-$290.

Kennedy Center

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

• VSA Arts Young Soloists Concert. 7:30 p.m. May 16. Free.

• The Cellists of National Symphony Orchestra with Christine Brandes, soprano. 7:30 p.m. May 17. $32.

Library of Congress

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

• Akademie Fur Alte Musik Berlin. 8 p.m. May 12. Free, but tickets required, through Ticketmaster only, with a handling fee. Limit two tickets per person. 800/551-7328.

• Lost Tribes of Vaudeville ? New York Festival of Song; artistic directors Michael Barrett and Steven Blier. 8 p.m. May 17. Free, but tickets required, through Ticketmaster only, with a handling fee. Limit two tickets per person. 800/551-7328.

• An Evening of Soloists. 8 p.m. May 20. 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.

• The Saint Petersburg String Quartet. 6 p.m. May 15. Free.

Strathmore Hall

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

• WPAS presents Emerson String Quartet. 8 p.m. May 12. $25-$55.

• BSO at Strathmore: SuperPops Swing! 8 p.m. May 19. $21-$78.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

George Mason University Patriot Center

4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 202/397-SEAT.

• Bruce Springsteen. 7:30 p.m. May 14. $78-$88.

Kennedy Center

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

• KC Jazz Club featuring Laverne Butler and Erin Bode with The Bruce Barth Trio. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. May 13. $25.

• KC Jazz Club featuring The Dena Derose Trio and The Steve Wilson Quartet with Jeremy Pelt. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. May 14. $25.

M&T; Bank Stadium

1101 Russell St., Baltimore. 202/397-SEAT.

• HFStival 2005 featuring Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Interpol, Billy Idol and many others. 10 a.m. May 14. $40.

McLean Bible Church

8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. 703/790-5590.

• Fernando Ortega, Bebo Norman and Sara Groves. 8 p.m. May 13. $15-$22.

Strathmore Hall

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

• Arlo Guthrie. 7 p.m. May 15. $20-$45.

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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