- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 30, 2005

CLASSICAL MUSIC

The Church of the Epiphany

1317 G St. NW. 703/277-7772

• The Washington Bach Consort. 12:10 p.m. Dec. 6. Free.

Dumbarton Church



3133 Dumbarton St., NW. 202/965-2000.

• “Celtic Christmas,” with Linn Barnes & Allison Hampton Celtic Consort. 4 and 8 p.m. Dec. 3; 4 p.m. Dec. 4; 7 p.m. Dec. 8; 8 p.m. Dec. 9; 4 and 8 p.m. Dec. 10. $24-$28.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

Concert Hall, Main campus, Braddock and Chain Bridge roads, Fairfax. 202/433-4011.

• Virginia Opera, “Romeo & Juliet.” 8 p.m. Dec. 2; 2 p.m. Dec. 4. $44-$84.

Kennedy Center

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

• NSO with Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Lang Lang, piano. 7 p.m. Dec. 1; 8 p.m. Dec. 2-3. $20-$83.

Kennedy Center

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

• Vocal Arts Society: Stephen Salters and David Zobel. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3. $38.50.

Phillips Collection

1600 21st St. NW. All performances at 5 p.m. and free with museum admission. 202/387-2151.

• Irina Nuzova, piano. 5 p.m. Dec. 4.

Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall.

3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703/442-9404.

• New Dominion Chorale, “Gloria, Gloria.” 4 p.m. Dec. 4. $15-$25.

Strathmore Hall Music Center

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

• BSO at Strathmore: Let’s Fall in Love: A Tribute to Harold Arlen. 8 p.m. Dec. 1. $43-$78.

• National Philharmonic: Handel’s Messiah. 8 p.m. Dec. 3. $45-$80.

• Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras. 3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 4. $15.

Washington National Cathedral

Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues Northwest. 202/537-5527.

• Handel’s, “Messiah.” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2; 4 p.m. Dec. 4. $20-$80

Wolf Trap: The Barns

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

• Aulos Ensemble. 8 p.m. Dec. 2. $30.

Wolf Trap: Filene Center

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

• Holiday-sing-a-long. 4 p.m. Dec. 4. Free.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

DAR Constitution Hall

18th and D streets NW. 202/397-SEAT.

• Bonnie Raitt and Marc Broussard. 8 p.m. Dec. 6. $45.

George Mason University Patriot Center

4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 202/342-SEAT.

• Phil Lesh and Friends. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2. $40.

• Depeche Mode. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. $49.50-$75.

Wolf Trap: The Barns

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

• Schooner Fare. 8 p.m. Dec. 1. $25.

IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSIONS

Hughes United Methodist Church

10700 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. 301/613-0753 for tickets and workshop reservations.

• Brian Conway, All-Ireland Champion Sligo-style fiddler; Brendan Dolan, keyboards and flute. 8 p.m. Dec. 2. $10-15. Fiddle, flute workshops 4-6 p.m. $25-30. Workshop and concert $35-$40. Sponsored by Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann.

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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