Concerts

Opera

WASHINGTON OPERA -- Verdi's "Aida," through March 11. Saturday at 2 and Monday at 7. DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and D NW. 202-295-2400 or 202-432-7328.

BALTIMORE OPERA COMPANY -- Shostakovich's "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk," Friday at 8:15 and Sunday at 3. Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. 410-727-6000.

Orchestras

NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- Friday and Saturday at 8, conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich with cellist Xavier Phillips in Prokofiev's Symphony No. 1, Symphony-Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, and Symphony No. 5. Thursday at 7, conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero with oboist Rudolph Vrbsky, clarinetist Loren Kitt, bassoonist Sue Heineman and hornist Martin Hackleman in Mozart's Symphony No. 31 in D Major and Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5. Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- Friday at 8, Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3, conducted by Nikolai Alexeev with pianist Anna Kravtchenko in Glinka's Overture to "Russlan and Ludmilla," Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade." Thursday at 2, conducted by Marvin Hamlisch in a pops program with tenor J. Mark McVey. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. 410-783-8000 or 800-442-1198.

TOWSON UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA, Symphonic Band and other ensembles, Friday and Saturday at 7:30. Stephens Hall Theater, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson. 410-704-2787.

GREATER BALTIMORE YOUTH Orchestra Association, Saturday at 2, with the Children's Chorus of Maryland and the Galaktika Youth Choir. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. 443-463-1499.

LANDON SYMPHONETTE -- Saturday at 5, conducted by Richard Weilenmann in Saint-Saens's "Morceau de Concert," Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A Major, Milhaud's Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra, and Grieg's Piano Concerto in E Minor. Landon School, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. 301-320-1090 or 703-527-0734.

MONTGOMERY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- Saturday at 5 and Sunday at 6, with student winners of the Maryland State Teachers Association Piano Concerto Competition. Quince Orchard High School, 15800 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-929-2025.

OLD BRIDGE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA -- Saturday at 7, conducted by Patricia Edmiston in Vivaldi's Trumpet Concerto in C, Copland's "Quiet City," Hovanhess's "Prayer of St. Gregory," Bach's Cantata 51 and Handel's "Music for the Royal Fireworks." Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 15695 Blackburn Rd., Woodbridge. 703-425-4710.

MASTERWORKS CHORUS AND Orchestra, Saturday at 7:30, conducted by Stanley Engebretson with soprano Myra Merritt, the Maryland Classic Youth Philharmonic and the Whitman High School Concert Choir in Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess," Schutz's "Singet dem Herrn dein neues Lied," Makris's "Fanfare" and Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto in D Minor. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 301-840-0008 or 202-272-2448.

EOS ORCHESTRA -- Saturday at 8, conducted by Jonathan Sheffer in Copland's "Music for Movies," "The Cummington Story," "The City Suite" and "Appalachian Spring," and Paul Bowles's Suite for Small Orchestra and "Romantic Suite." Center for the Arts Concert Hall, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-218-6500 or 703-993-8888.

PAN AMERICAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- Saturday at 8, conducted by Sergio Alessandro Buslje in music by Astor Piazzolla. Notre Dame Chapel, Trinity College, 125 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-884-9000.

PEABODY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- Saturday at 8, conducted by Leon Fleisher with pianist Alexander Shtarkman in Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2, Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain" and Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2. Friedberg Hall, Peabody Institute, 1 E. Mount Vernon Pl., Baltimore. 410-659-8100.

MARINE BAND -- Sunday at 1, conducted by Frank Battisti in works by Massenet, Sallinen, Fletcher, Whitacre, Gandolfi, Grainger, Rautavaara and Ives. Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 202-433-4011 or 301-405-2787.

NATIONAL CONCERT BAND of America -- Sunday at 2:30, conducted by Dean M. Wade. Free. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 301-681-1255.

AIR FORCE BAND -- Sunday at 3, in a pops concert with Three Mo' Tenors. Free. DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and D NW. 202-767-5658.

CAPITOL WIND SYMPHONY -- Sunday at 3, conducted by George Etheridge in works by Maslanka, Torke, Respighi and Camphouse. Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Tnpk., Annandale. 703-938-3521.

U. OF MARYLAND CONCERT BAND -- Monday at 8, conducted by L. Richmond Sparks. Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

VIENNA PHILHARMONIC -- Monday at 8, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt in Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 and works by Strauss. Tuesday at 8, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt in Schubert's Symphony No. 4 in C Minor and Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E Minor. Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

AMERICAN BANDMASTERS Association Concerts -- Wednesday at 8, the Herndon High School Symphonic Band and the University of Maryland Wind Ensemble. Thursday at 8, the Allentown Band and the University of Akron Symphonic Band. Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

Chamber Groups

JUILLIARD STRING QUARTET -- Friday at 8. Free, but tickets required. Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, First and Independence SE. 202-432-7328 for tickets (service charges); 202-707-5502 for information.

TRIO MOSCUVA -- Friday at 8. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-314-0877 or 703-838-4994.

MARY WASHINGTON COLLEGE String Ensemble, Saturday at 4. Free. Lee Ballroom, Mary Washington College, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. 540-654-1012.

PARIS PIANO TRIO -- Saturday at 8. Smith Theatre, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-480-9950 or 301-596-6203.

SMITHSONIAN CHAMBER PLAYERS -- Saturday at 8. The Theatre, 291 Gay St., Washington, Va. 540-675-1253.

NAVY BAND BRASS QUARTET -- Sunday at 1:30. Free. White House Visitor Center, 1450 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-433-2525.

KUSS QUARTET -- Sunday at 4. Landon School, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. 301-496-7976.

SMITHSONIAN CHAMBER PLAYERS -- Sunday at 7:30, with soprano Amanda Balestrieri. Hall of Musical Instruments, National Museum of American History, 14th and Constitution NW. 202-357-3030.

ENSEMBLE OF THE 17TH-CENTURY -- Tuesday at 12:15. Free. St. George's Episcopal Church, 915 N. Oakland St., Arlington. 703-525-8286.

GUARNERI STRING QUARTET -- Tuesday at 5, in an open rehearsal. Free. Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

ARMY CEREMONIAL BAND Trombone Ensemble, Tuesday at 7:30. Free. Brucker Hall, 204 Lee Ave., Fort Myer, Arlington. 703-696-3399.

BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS with vocalist Meredith Monk, Tuesday at 8. Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

NAVAL ACADEMY BAND BRASS Ensemble, 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).

MONTGOMERY COLLEGE WIND Ensemble and Community Band, Thursday at 8. Free. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 301-279-5209.

Recitals

FRIDAY MORNING MUSIC CLUB -- Friday at noon. Free. Sumner School Museum, 1201 17th St. NW. 202-333-2075.

AIMEE MORIN -- flutist, and pianist Roy Hakes, Friday at noon. Free. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282.

DAVID SALNESS -- violinist, cellist Evelyn Elsing and pianist Larissa Dedova, Friday at 8. Free. Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

LAURA MANN -- soprano, Friday at 8. Free. Harris Theater, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-1380 or 703-993-8888.

THE MOELLER DUO -- cello/guitar, Friday at 8. Old School House, Georgetown Pike and Walker Road, Great Falls. 703-759-2048 or 703-860-5960.

INGRID FLITER -- pianist, Saturday at 2. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

BETTY ANN MILLER -- Saturday at 2. Free. Levine School of Music, 2801 Upton St. NW. 202-686-9772.

D.C. PUBLIC SCHOOLS Adjudicated Piano Competition, Saturday at 2. Free. University Auditorium, University of the District of Columbia, Connecticut and Van Ness NW. 202-723-1507 or 202-829-7957.

JENNIFER DUDLEY -- soprano, tenor William Ferguson, baritone John Hancock and pianist Steven Blier, Sunday at 2. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

JOHN R. KABOFF -- cellist, and pianist Alfred Clark Jr., Sunday at 3. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-530-0540.

PIANO SOCIETY OF GREATER Washington, Sunday at 3. Calvary Lutheran Church, 9545 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-309-2470.

THE HOWARD-BRETH DUO -- cello/piano, Sunday at 3:30. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-638-3852.

RICHARD TODD -- French horn, violinist Cathleen Jeffcoat, contralto Beverly Benso and pianist Ann Gibbens Davis, Sunday at 4. Riverdale Presbyterian Church, 6513 Queens Chapel Rd., University Park. 301-927-0477.

RAYMOND JACKSON -- pianist, Sunday at 4. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900.

THOMAS BEVERIDGE -- baritone, and pianist Edward Newman, Sunday at 5. The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151.

GARRICK OHLSSON -- pianist, Sunday at 7. Free. West Garden Court, National Gallery of Art, Sixth and Constitution NW. 202-842-6941.

ANGELA BROWN AND KISHNA Davis, sopranos, and pianist Victor Simonson, Sunday at 7. Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1225 R St. NW. 202-238-5000.

KITTY YANG -- organist, and the Legacy Brass, Sunday at 7. Free. St. John's United Methodist Church, 5312 Backlick Rd., Springfield. 703-256-6655.

XAVIER PHILIPS -- cellist, and pianist Emmanuel Strosser, Monday at 7:30. La Maison Francaise, Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-944-6091.

MARINA PICCININI -- Wednesday at 7:30. Free. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-7370.

PEABODY INSTITUTE faculty and students, Wednesday at 7:30. Free. Friedberg Hall, Peabody Institute, 1 E. Mount Vernon Pl., Baltimore. 410-659-8100.

FRIDAY MORNING MUSIC CLUB -- Thursday at 11. Free. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-530-0540.

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

WOLFGANG HOLZMAIR -- baritone, and pianist Russell Ryan, Thursday at 7:30. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

Choral Groups

PLYMOUTH CHURCH CHOIRS -- Friday at 7:30. Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 N. Capitol St. NE. 202-723-5330.

CARMINA and the Chesapeake Viol Consort, Saturday at 7. Free. St. John's Episcopal Church, 9801 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-449-0254 or 301-843-1557.

FISK JUBILEE SINGERS -- Saturday at 7:30. Baird Auditorium, Museum of Natural History, 10th and Constitution NW. 202-357-3030.

ALEXANDRIA CHORAL SOCIETY -- Saturday at 8: Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St. NE. Sunday at 4: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 1608 Russell Rd., Alexandria. 703-548-4734.

CARMINA and the Chesapeake Viol Consort, Sunday at 3. Free. Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes, 1217 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-347-8161.

HEIDELBERG COLLEGE CONCERT Choir, Monday at 7:30. Free. Westmoreland Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. 301-229-7766.

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