- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 29, 2006

CLASSICAL MUSIC

The Church of the Epiphany

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

• 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.

• 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.

• WPAS: Yo-Yo Ma. 8 p.m. April 4. $45-$115.

Kennedy Center

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

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

• Washington National Opera: “L’Elisir d’Amore.” 7 p.m. April 1, 15, 17; 7:30 p.m. April 4, 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.

• Soichi Muraji. March 30.

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: “What Dreams are Made Of.” 8 p.m. March 31. $43-$78.

• Yund Li, piano. 8 p.m. April 1. $21-$35.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

Folklore Society of Greater Washington

603 Largo Road, Upper Marlboro. 301/324-7311.

• Rhonda and Sparky Rucker. 8 p.m. April 2. $15.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

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

• Arlo Guthrie and the Massacree Band. 7 p.m. April 2. $22-$44.

George Mason University Patriot Center

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

• Juan Gabriel and Isabel Pantoja. April 1. 8 p.m. $66-$106.

George Washington University Lisner Auditorium

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

• Cesaria Evora and Seu Jorge. 8 p.m. April 1. $25-$45.

• Idan Raichel’s Project. 8 p.m. April 4. $25-$55.

Institute of Musical Traditions

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

• Le Vent du Nord. 7:30 p.m. April 3. $14 advance, $17 door.

Kennedy Center

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

• “String Masters:” Mandolin player Sam Bush, steel guitarist Jerry Douglas, fiddler Stuart Duncan, banjo player Bela Fleck, bassist Mark Schatz and guitarist Bryan Sutton. 8 p.m. April 4. $25-$60.

Kennedy Center

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

• Toshiko Akiyoshi. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. March 31. $30.

• Diane Schuur. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. April 1. $30.

Wolf Trap: The Barns

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

• California Guitar Trio. 8 p.m. March 30. $20.

• Boston Bass. 8 p.m. March 31. $30.

• Luka Bloom. 8 p.m. April 5. $25.

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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