- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 18, 2006

CLASSICAL MUSIC

George Mason University

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

• Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. Oct. 21. $25-$50.

• Ivo Pogorelich, pianist. 8 p.m. Oct. 22. $22-$44.

The Kennedy Center

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

• 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.

• Master Chorale of Washington: Mozart and Handel. 7 p.m. Oct. 20. $20-$69.

• WPAS, Andras Schiff, music director and piano, with Cappella Andrea Barca. 4 p.m. Oct. 21. $35-$75.

• WPAS, Kirov Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre. 8 p.m. Oct. 25. $40-$95.

The Kennedy Center

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

• WPAS, Maya Beiser, cello. 8 p.m. Oct. 21. $30.

• The Kennedy Center Chamber Players. 2 p.m. Oct. 22. $35.

The Music Center at Strathmore

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

• BSO at Strathmore: Beethoven, Brahms and Barber: Through the Musical Ages. 8 p.m. Oct. 21. $43-$80.

Washington National Cathedral

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

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

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

DAR Constitution Hall

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

n The Cheetah Girls and Vanessa Anne Hudgens. 7 p.m. Oct. 25. $55-$75.

The Music Center at Strathmore

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

n Last Train Home and Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives. 8 p.m. Oct. 19. $21-$42.

n Emmylou Harris and Teddy Thompson. 8 p.m. Oct. 20. $18-$65.

n Natalie Cole. 8 p.m. Oct. 20. $18-$65.

Warner Theatre

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

n Alice Cooper. 8 p.m. Oct. 25. $48.

Wolf Trap

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

n The John Cowan Band. 8 p.m. Oct. 19. $22.

n Peter Yarrow and Bethany & Rufus. 8 p.m. Oct. 20. $25.

n Mountain Heart. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22. $22.

n Celtic Fiddle Festival. 8 p.m. Oct. 25. $20.

Verizon Center

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

n Don Omar. 8 p.m. Oct. 13. $48-$98.

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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