- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 22, 2006

CLASSICAL MUSIC

The Church of the Epiphany

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

• Friday Morning Music Club Orchestra. 12:10 p.m. March 28. Free.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

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

• GMU music faculty recital: Dale Underwood, saxophone. 7 p.m. March 30. Free.

Kennedy Center

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

• NSO: Emanuel Ax, piano. 7 p.m. March 23; 1:30 p.m. March 24; 8 p.m. March 25. $20-$79.

• WPAS: London Philharmonic Orchestra. 8 p.m. March 27. $45-$105.

Kennedy Center

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

• Washington National Opera: “Das Rheingold.” 7 p.m. March 25, April 8, 10; 7:30 p.m. March 30, April 5, 14; 2 p.m. April 2. $45-$290.

Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

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

• Washington National Opera, “Insights Series.” March 23.

• NSO Youth Fellows. March 24.

• Andreas Woyke and Friedrich Kleinhapl. March 27.

Phillips Collection

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

• Natasha Mah, piano. April 2.

Strathmore Hall Music Center

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

• BSO at Strathmore: “All Mozart: A Birthday Celebration.” 8 p.m. March 23. Sold out.

• Marian McPartland, piano. 8 p.m. March 24. $25-$45.

• National Philharmonic: Brahm’s German Requiem. 8 p.m. March 25. $45-$80.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

George Mason University Patriot Center

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

• Kid Rock. March 24. 8 p.m. $39.

• Reggaeton Spring Bling with Sean Paul and others. March 25. 8 p.m. $58-$98.

George Washington University Lisner Auditorium

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

• Cyro Baptista and Beat the Donkey. 8 p.m. March 25. $20-$30.

Institute of Musical Traditions

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

• John McCutcheon. 7:30 p.m. March 27. $14 advance, $17 door.

Kennedy Center

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

• Kaori Fujii Trio. 6 p.m. March 25. Free.

• Tennessee Mafia Jug Band. 6 p.m. March 26. Free.

• The Rosslyn Mountain Boys. 6 p.m. March 29. Free.

Wolf Trap: The Barns

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

• Jonathan Edwards. 8 p.m. March 23. $20.

• Bonnie Rideout Scottish Trio. 8 p.m. March 24. $20.

• John Eaton. 7:30 p.m. March 25. $25.

• Joe Bonamassa. 8 p.m. March 29. $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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