- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Depeche dispatch

Synthpop pioneers Depeche Mode make their way to Northern Virginia on Sunday for an outdoor show at Nissan Pavilion. If you can’t make it to the show or you want to relive the concert experience, the trio’s entire live set will be up for sale several days after the show on their Web site. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $75. 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow, Va. 202/397-SEAT.

Song for the future

The Choral Arts Society of Washington celebrates decades of work on Sunday with its 40th anniversary Celebration Concert at the Kennedy Center. The society’s artistic director, Norman Scribner, leads a full orchestra and special musical guests for an evening that is meant to “celebrate the past and embrace the future.” Showtime is 5 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Tickets are $20 to $100. F Street and New Hampshire Avenue Northwest. 202/467-4600.

Remembering V-E Day

Up the road from the Kennedy Center at the Washington National Cathedral, the Cathedral Choral Society will perform a special concert this weekend, one that commemorates V-E Day with a special performance of Britten’s “War Requiem.” Russian soprano Marina Shaguch and German baritone Markus Bruck make their Washington area debuts at the concert under the direction of conductor J. Reilly Lewis. The performance Saturday begins at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $60. Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues Northwest. 202/537-5527.

Country’s finest

It doesn’t really get any more country than the Charlie Daniels Band. Playing music since 1959, Mr. Daniels has won nearly every country music award, sold 20 million albums and even has his own museum in Nashville. The music legend plays the Birchmere tomorrow night. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703/573-SEAT.


Conductor Piotr Gajewski leads the National Philharmonic through an all-Tchaikovsky program on Saturday at the Music Center at Strathmore. Acclaimed cellist Carter Brey also joins the Philharmonic for the rarely performed “Rococo Variations.” Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $80 — children 7 to 17 get in free with each adult purchase. 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301/581-5100.

ZooFari zoo good

Tonight at the National Zoo ZooFari, patrons can sample food from 100 area restaurants, sip fine wines from all over the region, dance under the stars and help the zoo raise funds for the upcoming year. The “Black & White Night” is not only a fundraiser, but also a celebration of the panda cub, Tai Shan, a living example of the work being done at the zoo. The event runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $120 to $150. 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202/673-4800.

Rock ‘n’ roll collage

The Panic Channel’s roster reads like a who’s who of modern rock. Made up of two members from Jane’s Addiction (Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins), one from Alanis Morissette’s band (Chris Chaney) and relative newcomer Steve Isaacs, the group brings decades of musical experience along with plenty of platinum-level sales. Its debut album, “One,” doesn’t hit the shelves until fall, but fans can hear the new music on Wednesday when the group plays the 9:30 Club. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. 815 V St. NW. 202/393-0930.

Thomas Walter

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