- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 1, 2006

CLASSICAL MUSIC

George Mason University

Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 888/945-2468.

• GMU Chamber Ensemble. 3 p.m. Nov. 12. $7-$10.

• GMU Chamber Wind Ensemble. 8 p.m. Nov. 12. $7-$10.

The Kennedy Center

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

• National Symphony Orchestra Pops: Pinchas Zukerman, conductor; Amanda Forsyth, cello. 7 p.m. Nov. 2-3; 8 p.m. Nov. 4. $20-$80.

• Choral Arts Society of Washington: Beethoven, “Missa Solemnis.” 3 p.m. Nov. 5. $17-$59.

The Kennedy Center

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

• Washington National Opera: Madama Butterfly. 7 p.m. Nov. 4, 11, 13; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, 9, 15, 16; 2 p.m. Nov. 12, 19. $45-$300.

The Kennedy Center

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

• WPAS: Salzburg Chamber Soloists. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7. $29.

The Music Center at Strathmore

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

• Orquestra de Sao Paulo. 8 p.m. Nov. 3. $21-$62.

• National Philharmonic Verdi’s Requiem. 8 p.m. Nov. 4. $25-$79.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER DAR Constitution Hall

18th and C streets, Northwest. 202/397-SEAT.

n Lionel Richie. 8 p.m. Nov. 3. $65.

n Death Cab for Cutie. 8 p.m. Nov. 6-7. $34.

n Primus. 8 p.m. Nov. 8. $40.

George Washington University

Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St., NW. 301/946-0934.

n Harvest of Harmony with the Singing Capital Chorus. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4. $12-$18.

The Music Center at Strathmore

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

n Beach Boys. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2. $175.

n Bo Diddley and Alvin Youngblood Hart and Ruthie Foster. 8 p.m. Nov. 8. $25-$55.

Patriot Center

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

n Barenaked Ladies. 8 p.m. Nov. 4. $39.50-$59.50.

Warner Theatre

13th and E streets Northwest. 202/397-SEAT.

n James Taylor. 8 p.m. Nov. 6-7. $45.50-$95.50.

Wolf Trap

1551 Trap Road, Vienna. 703/218-6500.

n Chad and Jeremy. 8 p.m. Nov. 2. $25.

n Rodney Crowell. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4. $25.

n Battlefield Band. 8 p.m. Nov. 8. $20.

IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSIONS

Jammin’ Java

227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. 703/255-1566.

n 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.

n 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

3319 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202/686-9189.

n 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.

n 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.

n 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

n 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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