- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 15, 2006

CLASSICAL MUSIC

The Church of the Epiphany

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

• Duo Marchand; Cecilia Dunoyer, piano; Julie Savignon, violin. 12:10 p.m. March 21. Free.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

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

• Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. March 18. $35-$60.

• GMU National Trumpet Competition, “Airmen of Note.” 2:30 p.m. March 18. Free.

• GMU Jazz Ensemble. 8 p.m. March 22. $5-$7.

Kennedy Center

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

• NSO Garrick Ohlssons, piano. 7 p.m. March 16; 8 p.m. March 17-18. $20-$79.

• WPAS: Washington Bach Consort and Cathedral Choral Society. 8 p.m. March 21. $30-$65.

Kennedy Center

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

• WPAS: Roberto Cominati, piano. 2 p.m. March 18. $33.

• The Kennedy Center Chamber Players: Beethoven and Mozart. 2 p.m. March 19. $34.

Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

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

• National Symphony Orchestra Prelude. March 18.

• University of Texas Trombone Choir. March 19.

Phillips Collection

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

• Michael Sheppard, piano. March 19.

Strathmore Hall Music Center

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

• National Philharmonic: Famous Opera Choruses. 8 p.m. March 18. $13-$40.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

Institute of Musical Traditions

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

• Wayne Henderson. 7:30 p.m. March 20. $14 advance, $17 door.

Kennedy Center

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

• Celebration Opening Concert with Earl Scruggs. 6 p.m. March 20. Free.

Strathmore Hall Music Center

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

• Kurt Elling and Stacey Kent. 8 p.m. March 17. $21-$50.

• SF Jazz Collective. 8 p.m. March 22. $18-$55.

Verizon Center (Formerly the MCI Center)

Seventh and F streets Northwest. 202/397-SEAT.

• Billy Joel. 8 p.m. March 16. $49.50-$89.50.

Wolf Trap: The Barns

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

• The Iguanas. 8 p.m. March 16. $18.

• Roomful of Blues. 8 p.m. March 17. $22.

• Brad Mehldau Trio. 8 p.m. March 22. $22.

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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