- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 12, 2006

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Carter Barron Amphitheatre

16th Street and Colorado Avenue Northwest. 202/416-8113.

• National Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m .July 14-15. Free.

Kennedy Center

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

• Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra, “Taiwan Nights.” 8 p.m .July 16. $20-$70.

Strathmore Hall Music Center

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

• BSO at Strathmore, “Classical Hit Parade.” 8 p.m. July 13. $10-$25.

Washington National Cathedral

Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues Northwest. 202/537-6216.

• Gregory Hooker, organ. 5 p.m. July 16. Free.

Wolf Trap: The Barns

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

• Wolf Trap Opera Company, “Le Comte Ory.” 8 p.m. July 14, 21; 2 p.m. July 16, 23. $58.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

Merriweather Post Pavilion

10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md. 202/397-SEAT.

• Sunday In the Country featuring Montgomery Gentry, Lonestar, Shedaisy and Josh Turner. Noon. July 16. 25-$55.

• Sounds of the Underground Tour. Noon. July 17. $29.50.

Nissan Pavilion

7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow, Va. 202/397-SEAT.

• KC’s Boogie Blast with KC & The Sunshine Band. 7:30 p.m. July 22. $15-$55.50.

Wolf Trap: Filene Center

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

• Indigo Girls and Three5Human. 8 p.m. July 19. $22-$36.

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’Briens 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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