- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 15, 2006

CLASSICAL MUSIC

George Mason University

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

• Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. Nov. 18. $25-$55.

• American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. 1 p.m. Nov. 19. $10-$14.

• Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Seigel, “Schumann — Musical Love Letters.” 7 p.m. Nov. 19. $19-$38.

The Kennedy Center

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

• The Washington Chorus: “Hope and Remembrance.” 3 p.m. Nov. 19. $19-$56.

• WPAS: Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin. 8 p.m. Nov. 20. $45-$105.

The Kennedy Center

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

• Washington National Opera: Madama Butterfly. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16; 2 p.m. Nov. 19. $45-$300.

The Kennedy Center

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

• Washington Youth Foundation Annual Concert. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17. $25.

• WPAS; Denis Matsuev, piano. 2 p.m. Nov. 18. $35.

• WPAS; Christopher O’Riley, piano. 8 p.m. Nov. 19. $30.

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

801 Chase St., Annapolis. 410/263-0907.

• Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, “Rhythm and Rhyme.” 8 p.m. Nov. 17-18. $10-$42.

The Music Center at Strathmore

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

• National Philharmonic Concert Opera: “The Marriage of Figaro.” 8 p.m. Nov. 18. $25-$79.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

DAR Constitution Hall

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

n Smokey Robinson. 8 p.m. Nov. 18. $65.

George Washington University

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

n Bill Frisell’s Unspeakable Orchestra. 7 p.m. Nov. 17. $15-$35.

The Music Center at Strathmore

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

n Yolanda Adams. 7 p.m. Nov. 19. $48-$75.

Patriot Center

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

n Bob Dylan. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17. $59.50.

n Ricardo Arjona. 8 p.m. Nov. 22. $48-$98.

Warner Theatre

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

n Shadmehr Aghili. 8 p.m. Nov. 17. $47-$77.

n Brian Wilson. 8 p.m. Nov. 18. $55-$85.

Wolf Trap

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

n Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. 8 p.m. Nov. 16. $22.

n Willy Porter. 8 p.m. Nov. 17. $18.

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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