Concerts

Orchestras

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- Friday-Saturday at 8, conducted by Yuri Temirkanov with baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, in Mussorgsky's "Introduction to Khovantchina" and "Songs and Dances of Death" and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. 410-783-8000 or 800-442-1198.

NATIONAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA -- Friday and Saturday at 8, conducted by Piotr Gajewski with violinist Chio-Liang Lin, in Dvorak's "Romance," Lutoslawski's "Partita" and Beethoven's "Coriolan Overture" and "Pastoral Symphony." F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 301-762-8580.

MOUNT VERNON ORCHESTRA -- Sunday at 7, conducted by Ulysses S. James with the NOVA Community Chorus, in Haydn's Symphony No. 31, Schubert's Mass in G and Whitmire's "Magnificat and Nunc dimmitis." West Potomac High School, 201 Cambridge Rd., ALexandria. 703-799-8229.

MONTGOMERY COLLEGE CHORUS AND Symphony Orchestra -- Tuesday at 8, conducted by Molly Donnelly and Martha Goldstein. Free. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 301-279-5209.

NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- Thursday at 7, conducted by Leonard Slatkin with violinist Midori, in Smetana's "The Moldau from Ma Vlast," Adams's "Guide to Strange Places" and Elgar's Violin Concerto in B minor. Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- Thursday at 8, conducted by Lara Webber with soprano Karen Clift, trumpet player Andrew Balio, oboe d'amore player Jane Marvine and violinists Madeline Adkins and Qing Li, in Corelli's "Concerto Grosso," Bach's Cantata No. 51, Concerto for Oboe d'Amore and Suite No. 3 for Orchestra, conducted by Lara Webber. Performing Arts Center, Chesapeake College, U.S. 50 and Route 213, Wye Mills, Md. 410-758-2343 or 410-827-5867.

U. OF MD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- Thursday at 8, conducted by James Ross with violinist Nathan Bartley, in Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 and Strauss's "Don Quixote." Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

Chamber Groups

THE MENDELSSOHN PIANO TRIO -- Friday at 8. Embassy of Germany, 4645 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-625-2361.

ROCK CREEK CHAMBER PLAYERS -- Sunday at 3. Free. 14th Floor Assembly Hall, NIH CLinical Center (Bldg. 10), 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. 202-337-8710.

THE RAPHAEL PIANO TRIO -- Sunday at 5. The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151.

TOWSON U. PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE -- Sunday at 7:30. Kaplan Concert Hall, Center for the Arts, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson. 410-704-2787.

NAVY BAND BRASS QUINTET -- Monday at 7. Surrats-Clinton Library, 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. 301-868-9200 or 202-433-2525.

THE FLUTES OF HOWARD UNIVERSITY -- Wednesday at noon. Blackburn Student Center, Howard University, 2400 6th St. NW. 202-806-7093.

U. OF MARYLAND CHAMBER MUSIC Class Recitals -- Wednesday-Thursday at 5:30. Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

AIR FORCE BAND CHAMBER PLAYERS -- Thursday at 8. John Addison Concert Hall, Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070.

Recitals

FRIDAY MORNING MUSIC CLUB -- Friday at noon. Free. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 202-333-2075.

JEFF BALL -- Friday at 6. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

PHILIP QUINT -- Violinist, and pianist David Riley, Sunday at 7. Free. West Garden Court, National Gallery of Art, Sixth and Constitution NW. 202-842-6941.

JOHN ELWES -- tenor, and fortepianist Kenneth Slowik, Sunday at 7:30. Part of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society Series. Hall of Musical Instruments, National Museum of American History, 14th and Constitution NW. 202-357-3030.

JON NAKAMATSU -- pianist, Tuesday at 6. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

VALENTIN RADU -- pianist, Tuesday at 6:30. Residence of Romania, 2500 30th St. NW. 202-639-1770.

GERALD FINLEY -- baritone, and pianist Julius Drake, Tuesday at 7:30. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

FRIDAY MORNING MUSIC CLUB -- Friday at noon. Free. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 202-333-2075.

MARVIN MILLS -- organist, Thursday at 12:15. Free. National City Christian Church, 14th and Massachusetts NW. 202-232-0323.

Choral Groups

"MESSIAH" SING-ALONG -- Sunday at 2. Waddell Theatre, NOVA's Loudoun Campus, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Hwy., Sterling. 703-450-2510.

NIH COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA -- Sunday at 2, Handel's "Messiah." Walt Whitman High School, 7100 Whittier Blvd., Bethesda. 301-897-8184.

ROCKVILLE SINGERS -- Sunday at 2. Glenview Mansion Conservatory, Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8682.

CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF THE Metropolitan A.M.E. Church -- Sunday at 5, Handel's "Messiah." Free. Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, 1518 M St. NW. 202-331-1426.

FORT WASHINGTON COMMUNITY Chorus -- Sunday at 5, Handel's "Messiah." Friendly High School, 10000 Allentown Rd., Fort Washington. 301-935-0848 or 301-248-4290.

BOLLING AIR FORCE BASE GOSPEL CHOIR -- Sunday at 6. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

MORMON CHOIR OF WASHINGTON, DC -- Sunday at 6, Handel's "Messiah" sing-along. Free. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 4100 St. John's La., Ellicot City. 410-418-9133.

"MESSIAH" SING-ALONG -- Sunday at 7:30. Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. 703-527-8574.

EASTON CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY -- Sunday at 8 and Monday at 3. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover St., Easton, Md. 410-822-0345.

MARY WASHINGTON COLLEGE CHORUS -- Monday at 7:30. Free. George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. 540-654-1012.

WASHINGTON BACH CONSORT -- Tuesday at 12:10. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635.

THE ALBAN CHORALE -- Wednesday at 7:30. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797.

WASHINGTON OPERA YOUNG ARTISTS Program of the Americas -- Thursday at 6. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

MOSCOW BOYS CHOIR -- Thursday at 7:30. Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick. 301-228-2828 (TDD: 301-228-2838).