- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 11, 2006

CLASSICAL MUSIC

George Mason University

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

• Virginia Opera, “Carmen.” 8 p.m. Oct. 13; 2 p.m. Oct. 15. $44-$90.

• GMU Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. Oct. 17. $7-$10.

The Kennedy Center

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

• Song Zuying’s Solo Concert; “What a Beautiful Jasmine.” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12. $20-$60.

• National Symphony Orchestra: Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Lynn Harrell, cello. 7 p.m. Oct. 19; 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20; 8 p.m. Oct. 21. $20-$80.

The Kennedy Center

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

• Hinos-Lee Opera Ensemble; 2006 Gala Concert. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13. $25.

• WPAS, Anika Vavic, piano. 2 p.m. Oct. 14. $35.

• WPAS, Kayhan Kalhor and Erdal Erzincan. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14. $38.

• Soon-ja Ji and Korean Traditional Music; “Milky Way: Story of the Sky Hung over a Paulownia Tree.” 7:30 p.m. $40-$60.

The Music Center at Strathmore

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

• BSO at Strathmore; “Tales and Legends” with Andrew Constantine, conductor. 8 p.m. Oct. 13. $43-$58.

• National Philharmonic Symphony with a Sax. 8 p.m. Oct. 14. $25-$79.

• Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Emanuel Ax, piano. 4 p.m. Oct. 15. $40-$85.

Washington National Cathedral

Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues Northwest. 202/537-6216.

• Pipespectacular. 5 p.m. Oct. 22. Free.

Wolf Trap

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

• Turtle Island String Quartet and The Ying Quartet. 8 p.m. Oct. 13. $35.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

DAR Constitution Hall

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

n Pet Shop Boys. 8 p.m. Oct. 15. $55-$75.

n The Cheetah Girls and Vanessa Anne Hudgens. 7 p.m. Oct. 17. $55-$75.

Merriweather Post Pavilion

10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md. 202/397-SEAT.

n James Blunt. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13. $29.50-$39.50.

Warner Theatre

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

n The String Cheese Incident. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12-13. $40.

Wolf Trap

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

n John Gorka. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14. $20.

Verizon Center

601 F St. NW. 202/397-SEAT.

n Barbra Streisand and Il Divo. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13. $103-$753.

IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSIONS

J. Patrick’s

1371 Andre St., Baltimore. 410/244-8613.

n 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.

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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