Concerts

Opera

WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA -- "A Streetcar Named Desire," through June 2: Friday at 7:30, Monday at 7 and Thursday at 7:30. Verdi's "La Traviata," through June 1: Sunday at 2 and Wednesday at 7:30. Kennedy Center Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

WASHINGTON CONCERT OPERA -- Rossini's "La Donna del Lago," Friday at 7:30. Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. 202-364-5826 or 202-994-6800.

NEW YORK GILBERT & SULLIVAN Players -- "The Mikado," Friday and Saturday at 8. Filene Center, Wolf Trap Park, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-218-6500 or 703-255-1860.

BEL CANTANTI OPERA CO. -- Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'Amore," Saturday at 7:30. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St,. Alexandria. 703-771-0996.

MUNICIPAL OPERA OF BALTIMORE -- Puccini's "Madame Butterfly," through May 30. Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 4. Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church, 6200 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-329-6874.

DUKE ELLINGTON SCHOOL OPERA Workshop, Thursday at 7:30, in scenes by Mozart, Puccini and Barab. Duke Ellington School of the Arts, 3500 R St. NW. 202-333-2984.

Orchestras

NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- Friday at 1:30 and Saturday at 8, conducted by Lorin Maazel in "The Ring Without Words," adapted by Maazel from Wagner's "The Ring." Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

NAVY BAND -- Friday at 7:30, conducted by Ralph M. Ingraham. Free. Langley High School, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 202-433-2525.

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- Friday and Saturday at 8, conducted by Lara Webber with the Capitol Saxophone Quartet in a pops program. Thursday at 8, conducted by Gunther Herbig with pianist Louis Lortie in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Symphony No. 4. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. 410-783-8000 or 800-442-1198.

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC -- Friday and Saturday at 8, conducted by Piotr Gajewski with violinist Chee-Yun in Beethoven's "Leonore Overture No. 3," Ives's "Three Places in New England," Debussy's "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" and Lalo's "Symphonie espagnole." F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8690.

DETROIT SYMPHONY CIVIC Sinfonia, Saturday at 3. Free. Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6800.

MCLEAN SYMPHONY -- Saturday at 7:30, conducted by Dingwall Fleary with pianist Myriam Teie in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 and Hovahness's Symphony No. 4. Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-9223 or 703-848-0165.

ALEXANDRIA SYMPHONY Orchestra -- Saturday at 8, conducted by Kim Allen Kluge with soprano Sharon Christman and the National Men's Chorus Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man" and "Appalachian Spring," Barber's "Adagio for Strings," Corigliano's "Seven Poems of Bob Dylan" and Thompson's "Testament to Freedom." Schlesinger Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-548-0885.

FAIRFAX SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- Saturday at 8, conducted by William Hudson with violinist David Salness and cellist Evelyn Elsing in Brahms's Concerto for Violin and Cello and Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet" (excerpts). Center for the Arts Concert Hall, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-218-6500 or 703-993-8888.

MARINE BAND -- Sunday at 2. Free. Schlesinger Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 202-433-4011.

MARYLAND CLASSIC YOUTH Orchestras, Sunday at 2:30. Churchill High School, 11300 Gainsborough Rd., Potomac. 301-654-2018.

WASHINGTON SYMPHONIC BRASS -- Sunday at 7:30. National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. 703-243-1127.

LOUISIANA SINFONIETTA -- Sunday at 7:30, conducted by composer Dinos Constantinides with mezzo-soprano Angelica Cathariou and the Verdehr Trio in "A Tribute to Greece and the Athens 2004 Olympics." Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6800.

MARINE BAND -- Sunday at 8, followed by fireworks. Free. Filene Center, Wolf Trap Park, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 202-433-4011 or 703-255-1860.

ANNANDALE HIGH SCHOOL Orchestra, Monday at 6:30. Free. Annandale High School, 4700 Medford Dr., Annandale. 703-642-4300.

Chamber Groups

AIR FORCE CHAMBER PLAYERS -- Friday at 8. Free. George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. 202-767-5658.

CARMINA AND ENSEMBLE Gaudior, Friday at 8. Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda. 301-493-8300 or 703-532-9356.

ECHOS -- Friday at 8. Falls Church Presbyterian Church, 209 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-237-2499.

CAPILLA MUSICAL Iberoamericana -- Friday at 8. St. Matthew's Cathedral, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW. 202-347-3215.

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

KENNEDY CENTER CHAMBER Players, Sunday at 2. Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600.

ROCK CREEK CHAMBER PLAYERS -- Sunday at 4. Free. Christ Lutheran Church, 8011 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. 202-337-8710.

INTERMEZZO -- 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).

LA FOURZA CLARINET QUARTET -- Sunday at 8:15. Free. Hope Lutheran Church, 4201 Guilford Dr., College Park. 301-927-5508.

WASHINGTON MUSICA VIVA -- Monday at 7:30. Embassy of the Czech Republic, 3900 Spring of Freedom St. NW. 202-274-9100.

COVINGTON STRING QUARTET -- Wednesday at 8. Free. George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. 703-683-2007.

Recitals

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

LENEIDA CRAWFORD -- soprano, baritone Phillip Collister and pianist Susan Ricci, Friday at noon. Free. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282.

FRIDAY MORNING MUSIC CLUB Orchestra, Friday at 7:30, conducted by Sylvia Alimena in an all-Wagner program. Free. Schlesinger Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 202-333-2075.

KARTIK SESHADRI -- sitarist, and tabla player Subhankar Banerjee, Friday at 7:30. Free. Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art, 12th and Independence SW. 202-357-2700 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

JOYCE CASTLE -- mezzo-soprano, baritone Kurt Ollmann and pianist Scott Dunn, Friday at 8, in a program of works from the Library's Leonard Bernstein Collection. Free, but tickets required. Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, First and Independence SE. 202-397-7328 for tickets (service charges); 202-707-5502 for information.

SONOS -- piano duo, Friday at 8. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-530-0540.

ALEXANDRA RIEGER -- soprano, tenor Robert Hillebrand and pianist George Peachey, Friday and Saturday at 8. Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Ct. NW. 202-625-2361.

JANICE WEBER -- pianist, Saturday at 1:30. Free. Anderson House Museum, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040.

KIRILL GERSTEIN -- pianist, Saturday at 2. Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600.

URI WASSERTZUG -- violist, alto Karen Mercedes and pianist Patrick O'Donnell, Saturday at 4. Free. Calvary United Methodist Church, 2315 S. Grant St., Arlington. 703-536-5335.

HASKELL SMALL -- pianist, Saturday at 8. Free. Washington Conservatory of Music, 5144 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. 301-320-2770.

CHRIS FRANKE -- violinist, and pianist Lisa Emenheiser, Sunday at 3. Free. Lutheran Church of the Abiding Presence, 6304 Lee Chapel Rd., Burke. 703-451-9391.

OLEKSANDR ABAYEV -- violinist, and pianist Maryna Rogozhyna, Sunday at 3. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St,. Alexandria. 202-363-3964 or 703-838-4994.

"AN AFTERNOON OF CARNATIC Music," Sunday at 4, with vocalist Geetha Raja, violinist Sandhya Srinath, mridangam player Srinath Bala and tabla player Krishna Ramdas. Gandhi Memorial Center, 4748 Western Ave., Bethesda. 301-229-3871.

JEFFREY J. DOENGES -- organist, Sunday at 4. St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd., Rockville. 301-530-0600.

SARA DANESHPOUR -- pianist, Sunday at 5. The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151.

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

MARGARET KING Patterson, pianist, Sunday at 7:30. Free. River Road Unitarian Church, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda. 301-767-1125.

HARV WILEMAN -- tenor, sopranos Jane-Anne Tucker and Danielle Talmantes, and pianist Eric Plutz, Tuesday at 12:10. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635.

LING-LING HE -- mezzo-soprano, Tuesday at 12:15. Free. St. Paul's Parish, Charles and Saratoga streets, Baltimore. 410-685-5537.

NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Young Soloists, Tuesday at 6, winners of the high school and college divisions. Free. Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600.

EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC musicians, Monday at 6. Free. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

PEABODY CONSERVATORY of Music musicians, Wednesday at 6. Free. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

SEAGER & SISON -- piano duo, Wednesday at 7:30. Free. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797.

HERBERT BUFFINGTON -- organist, and pianist Randall Frieling, Thursday at 12:15. Free. National City Christian Church, 14th and Massachusetts NW. 202-232-0323.

SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY of Music musicians, Thursday at 6. Free. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

Choral Groups

AZUZA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY Choir and Orchestra, Friday at noon. Free. The Old Post Office Pavilion, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-289-4224.

METROPOLITAN CHORUS MET Singers, Friday at 8. Free. Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 3901 Cathedral Lane, Arlington. 703-933-2500.

BOWIE SOUNDS OF MUSIC -- Friday at 8. Christian Community Presbyterian Church, 3120 Belair Dr., Bowie. 301-262-5471.

VIENNA CHORAL SOCIETY -- Saturday at 7:30. Church of the Holy Comforter, 543 Beulah Rd. NE, Vienna. 703-255-5508.

ALEXANDRIA CHORAL SOCIETY -- "The Food of Love: Shakespeare in Music." Saturday at 8: George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. Sunday at 4: Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St. SE. 703-548-4734.

LAUREL ORATORIO SOCIETY -- Orff's "Carmina Burana." Saturday at 8: Cathedral Church of St. Matthew, 3400 Norman Ave., Baltimore. Sunday at 4: Bethany Community Church, 15720 Riding Stable Rd., Laurel. 301-317-9646.

MOUNT VERNON PLACE United Methodist Church Chorus and Orchestra, Sunday at 2, in Mendelssohn's "Elijah." Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-347-9620.

WASHINGTON CHORUS -- Sunday at 3, with soprano Maire O'Brien, baritone Gordon Hawkins and the Children's Chorus of Washington in Ralph Vaughan Williams's "A Sea Symphony" and William Walton's "Coronation Te Deum." Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600.

NATIONAL CITY CHRISTIAN Church combined choirs, Sunday at 3, with the National Spiritual Ensemble. A benefit for the Hunger Ministry. National City Christian Church, 14th and Massachusetts NW. 202-232-0323.

CATHEDRAL CHORAL SOCIETY -- Sunday at 4, Mozart's "Requiem" and Frank Martin's "In Terra Pax." Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. 202-537-5527.

CHEVY CHASE PRESBYTERIAN Church Chancel Choir and soloists, Sunday at 4. Free. Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, 1 Chevy Chase Circle NW. 202-363-2202.

MARYLAND BOY CHOIR -- Sunday at 5. Memorial Chapel, University of Maryland, College Park. 301-589-1665.

VOICES OF TRIUMPH CHOIR -- Sunday at 5. Free. Alfred Street Baptist Church, 301 S. Alfred St., Alexandria. 703-683-2222.

BALTIMORE CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY -- Sunday at 7, in Einhorn's "Voices of Light" with the Anonymous 4 vocal quartet accompanying the silent film "The Passion of Joan of Arc." Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. 410-523-7070 or 800-750-0875.