- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 5, 2006

CLASSICAL MUSICThe Church of the Epiphany

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

n The Washington Bach Consort. 12:10 p.m. April 4. Free.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

Harris Theater, Main campus, Braddock and Chain Bridge roads, Fairfax. 202/433-4011.

n GMU music April Fool’s Day Concert. 7 p.m. April 1. Free.• GMU Chamber Ensembles. 7 p.m. April 7. Free.

Kennedy Center

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

• Keynote Choral Festival. 8 p.m. April 8. $15.

• The Washington Chorus: Walton and Poulenc. 3 p.m. April 9. $19-$56.

Kennedy Center

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

• Washington National Opera: “Das Rheingold.” 7:30 p.m. April 14; 7 p.m. April 8, 10. $45-$290.

• Washington National Opera: “L’Elisir d’Amore.” 7 p.m. April 15, 17; 7:30 p.m. April 6, 12; 2 p.m. April 9. $45-$290.

Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

F Street and New Hampshire Avenue Northwest. Free. 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 202/467-4600.

• Pierre Bensusan. April 12.

Phillips Collection

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

• The Raphael Trio. April 9.

Strathmore Hall Music Center

5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301/581-5100.

• BSO at Strathmore: “Monet and the Impressionists.” 8 p.m. April 6. $43-$78.

• National Philharmonic: Cho-Liang Lin and “Pictures.” 8 p.m. April 8. $35-$80.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

DAR Constitution Hall

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

• Franz Ferdinand and Death Cab for Cutie. 7:30 p.m. April 11. $35.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

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

• Ute Lemper. 8 p.m. April 15. $20-$40.

George Washington University Lisner Auditorium

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

• Eva Ayllon. 8 p.m. April 7. $15-$40.

Institute of Musical Traditions

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

• Zoe Mulford. 7:30 p.m. April 10. $14 advance, $17 door.

Kennedy Center

Millenium Stage, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue Northwest. 202/467-4600.

• Asleep at the Wheel. 6 p.m. April 9. Free.

• Robert Shafer, Johnny Staats and Todd Burge. 6 p.m. April 10. Free.

McLean Bible Church

8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. 800/965-9324.

• Delirious? and Tree63. 8 p.m. April 12. $18-$25.

Nation

Half and K streets, Southeast. 202/397-SEAT.

• Mute Math. 8 p.m. April 10. $16.50.

Wolf Trap: The Barns

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

• Al Kooper and the Funky Faculty. 8 p.m. April 6. $25.

• Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. 8 p.m. April 7. $20.

• Susan Werner. 7:30 p.m. April 8. $20.

• Austin Lounge Lizards. 8 p.m. April 12. $18.

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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