- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 27, 2006

CLASSICAL MUSIC

The Kennedy Center

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

• National Symphony Orchestra: IIan Volkov, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano. 7 p.m. Sept. 28-29; 8 p.m. Sept. 30. $20-$80.

The Kennedy Center

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

• Washington National Opera, “Duke Blackbeard’s Castle & “Gianni Schicchi.” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Oct. 3; 2 p.m. Oct. 1; 7 p.m. Oct. 7. $45-$300.

• Washington National Opera, “Sophie’s Choice.” 7 p.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 9; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5. $45-$300.

Washington National Cathedral

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

• William Maddox, organ. 5 p.m. Oct. 1. Free.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

DAR Constitution Hall

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

n India Arie. 8 p.m. Oct. 4. $45.

Merriweather Post Pavilion

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

n Festival Univision. 11 a.m. Oct. 1. $25-$50.

Nissan Pavilion

7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow, Va. 202/397-SEAT.

n Aerosmith and Motley Crue. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30. $45-$125.

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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