Concerts

Opera

VIRGINIA OPERA -- Puccini's "Turandot," Friday at 8 and Sunday at 2. Center for the Arts Concert Hall, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-218-6500 or 703-993-8888.

BALTIMORE OPERA COMPANY -- Puccini's "La Fanciulla del West," 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 Leonard Slatkin with pianist James Tocco in Wagner's "A Siegfried Idyll," Corigliano's Piano Concerto and Dvorak's Symphony No. 7. Thursday at 7, conducted by Leonard Slatkin with cellist Han-Na Chang in Beethoven's "Leonore" Overture, Prokofiev's Sinfonia Concertante for Cello and Orchestra and R. Strauss's "Symphonia Domestica." Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

ANNAPOLIS SYMPHONY Orchestra, Friday and Saturday at 8, conducted by David Itkin with pianist Fabio Bidini in Mozart's Overture to "Cosi Fan Tutte," Khachaturian's Piano Concerto and Brahms's Symphony No. 4. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. 410-263-0907.

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- Friday at 8 and Saturday at 11 a.m., conducted by Roberto Abbado with percussionist Colin Currie in Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 (Friday only), Rouse's "Der gerettete Alberich" and R. Strauss's "Also sprach Zarathustra." Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. 410-783-8000 or 800-442-1198.

GEWANDHAUS ORCHESTRA of Leipzig, Saturday at 4:30, conducted by Herbert Blomstedt with pianist Mikhail Pletnev in Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 2. Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

MCLEAN SYMPHONY -- Saturday at 7:30, conducted by Dingwall Fleary with violinist Brendan Conway and trumpeter Terry Bradley in Mozart's Overture to "The Magic Flute," Respighi's "Ancient Dances and Airs, Suite No. 1," Hovhaness's "Prayer of St. Gregory" and Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D. Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-9223.

WASHINGTON BALALAIKA SOCIETY -- "Russian Romances and Waltzes." Saturday at 7:30: Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Rd., Alexandria. Sunday at 3: Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 703-644-9151.

NAVY BAND -- Saturday at 8, conducted by Capt. Ralph M. Gambone with guest narrator Ernest Borgnine in the 229th Navy Birthday Anniversary Concert. Free, but tickets required. DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and D NW. 202-433-2525.

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC -- Saturday at 8, conducted by Piotr Gajewski with sopranos Rosa Lamoreaux and Julie Keim, alto Rebekah Ambrosini, tenor Robert Petillo, bass Steven Combs and the National Philharmonic Chorale in J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Orchestral Suite No. 3 and Magnifact. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8690 or 301-762-8580.

KENNEDY CENTER Chamber Players, Sunday at 2. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN Philharmonic, Sunday at 5, with pianist Haskell Small in music by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Dudley Buck and Henri Tomasi. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 703-799-8229.

U. OF MARYLAND CONCERT Band, Thursday at 8. Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

Chamber Groups

NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ensembles, 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).

JACQUES THIBAUD STRING Trio with flutist Eugenia Zukerman, Friday at 8. The Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-218-6500 or 703-938-2404.

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

CATHOLIC U. INSTRUMENTAL Ensembles, Friday at 8. Free. Ward Recital Hall, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-319-5416.

THE WARSAW WALASEK Family String Quartet, Friday at 8:15. Stephens Hall Theater, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson. 410-704-2787.

LEFT BANK CONCERT SOCIETY -- Saturday at 7:30. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

COVINGTON STRING QUARTET -- Saturday at 7:30. Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. 301-846-2512.

AVALON STRING QUARTET with clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein, Saturday at 8. Dumbarton Concert Series, Dumbarton Church, 3133 Dumbarton St. NW. 202-965-2000.

FORTE STRING QUARTET -- Sunday at 3:30. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 202-363-3964 or 703-838-4994.

WOODBRIDGE FLUTE CHOIR -- Sunday at 3:30. Manassas Baptist Church, 8800 Sudley Rd., Manassas. 703-244-6732.

MOUNT VERNON STRING Quartet, Monday at 12:30. Free. Blaustein Building, 1 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 877-225-8466.

AIR FORCE BAND ensembles, Tuesday at 4. Free. Watha T. Daniel Library, 1701 Eighth St. NW. 202-767-5658.

HUNTINGTON BRASS QUINTET -- Tuesday at 5:30. Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

ARMY BRASS DECTET -- Tuesday at 7:30. Free. Brucker Hall, 204 Lee Ave., Fort Myer, Arlington. 703-696-3399.

GEMINI PIANO TRIO -- Wednesday at 7. Free. Merrick Lecture Hall, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson. 410-337-6015.

JOHANNES STRING QUARTET -- Wednesday at 7:30. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

PANOCHA QUARTET -- Wednesday at 8. 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.

AIR FORCE CHAMBER Players, Wednesday at 8. McNeir Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O NW. 202-767-5658.

ZURICH TRIO -- Thursday at 8. Embassy of Switzerland, 2900 Cathedral Ave. NW. 202-625-2361.

AIR FORCE CHAMBER Players, Thursday at 8. Free. John Addison Concert Hall, Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070 or 202-767-5658.

Recitals

ANN JOSEPH -- pianist, Friday at noon. Free. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282.

MICHAEL SHEPPARD -- pianist, Friday at 8. St. Columba's Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. 202-363-4119.

JAY WHITE -- countertenor, Friday at 8. Free. Dance Theater, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

THOMAS TIRINO -- pianist, Friday and Saturday at 8. Cuban Interests Section, 2630 16th St. NW. 202-625-2361.

HERMAN DEL RIEGO -- Saturday at 6, "Oratorio Off Barroco." Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

NIBYA MARINO -- pianist, Saturday at 7:30. La Maison Francaise, Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-944-6091.

CARMEN BALTHROP -- soprano, mezzo-soprano Delores Ziegler and oboist Mark Hill, Sunday at 3, conducted by Christopher Kendall. Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

KELVIN PAGE -- tenor, Sunday at 3. Lincoln Congregational Temple United Church of Christ, 1701 11th St. NW. 202-332-2640.

PAMELA HENTGES -- violinist, and pianist James Litzelman, Sunday at 3. Free. Ward Recital Hall, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-319-5416.

BOB ZUBER -- baritone, flutist Judy Moore and pianists Ann Davis and Carol Wolf-Ralph, Sunday at 4. Riverdale Presbyterian Church, 6513 Queens Chapel Rd., University Park. 301-927-0477.

SVETLANA POTANINA AND Vitaliy Yunitskiy, pianists, Sunday at 4. A benefit for victims of the Belan School terrorist attack. St. Ann's Catholic Church, 4404 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-232-8166.

EMILY SCHELSTRATE -- violinist, pianist Barbara Schelstrate and others, Sunday at 4. Free. Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. 703-276-9039.

"PIPE SPECTACULAR" -- Sunday at 4, by organists Julie Evans, William Neil, Andrew Price, Diana Saum and Lawrence Schreiber. Free. National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. 703-933-2500.

ERIK WM. SUTER -- organist, Sunday at 5. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. 202-537-6200.

JOSHUA BELL AND MARK O'Connor, violinists, Sunday at 7. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. 410-783-8000 or 800-442-1198.

YURY SHADRIN -- pianist, Sunday at 7:30. Free. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton. 703-893-9072.

DENNIS SOBIN -- guitarist, Monday at noon. Free. The Old Post Office Pavilion, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-289-4224.

ANJA LECHNER -- cellist, and pianist Vassilis Tsabropoulos, Monday at 6. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

TEOFILOVIC TWINS -- vocalists, 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).

MICHAEL SCHADE -- tenor, and baritone Russell Braun, Tuesday at 7:30. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

DAWN CULBERTSON -- lutenist, Wednesday at 12:30. Free. B&O Building, 2 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 877-225-8466.

EDWARD A. MOORE -- organist, Wednesday at 1. St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-356-0670.

MAXIM KOZLOV -- violinist, Thursday at 12:30. Free. 201 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 877-225-8466.

Choral Groups

SOPHIA CHILDREN'S CHOIR -- Friday at 1:15. Free. Dahlgren Chapel, Georgetown University, 37th and O NW. 202-687-6933.

WASHINGTON WOMEN'S CHORUS -- Saturday at 7: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington. Sunday at 4: St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 4700 Whitehaven Pkwy. NW. 202-244-7367.

MOSAIC HARMONY -- Saturday at 8. River Road Unitarian Church, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda. 301-871-8066.

CHORALIS -- Saturday at 8. Falls Church Presbyterian Church, 225 E. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-237-2499.

VOCAL CHAMBER SOLOISTS of Washington -- Sunday at 4. Western Presbyterian Church, 2401 Virginia Ave. NW. 703-527-4499.

CARPE DIEM 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).

NATIONAL GALLERY VOCAL Arts Ensemble, Sunday at 6:30. Free. West Garden Court, National Gallery of Art, Sixth and Constitution NW. 202-842-6941.

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

SOPHIA CHILDREN'S CHOIR -- Tuesday at 7. Free. Lee Hall, University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. 540-654-1012.