Concerts

Opera

BEL CANTANTI -- Rachmaninoff's "Aleko," Friday at 7:30. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 301-438-8682 or 703-838-4994.

Orchestras

CHESAPEAKE ORCHESTRA -- Friday at 7, conducted by Jeffrey Silberschlag in "American Wits: The Music of Leroy Anderson and Morton Gould," followed by fireworks. Free. St. Mary's College of Maryland, Route 5, St. Mary's City, Md. 240-895-2024.

ARMY BAND ensembles, Friday at 8. Free. West Steps of the U.S. Capitol. 703-696-3399 or 202-619-7222.

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY Orchestra -- Friday at 8, conducted by Andrew Constantine in a "Strathmore Thank You" concert. Thursday at 8, conducted by Douglas Boyd with the BSO String Quartet in Elgar's Introduction and Allegro, Dvorak's "Serenade for Winds," Britten's "Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell" and Stravinsky's "Fireworks." Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5200.

FORT WASHINGTON COMMUNITY Chorus and the City of Fairfax Band, Saturday at 7. Fort Washington Park, 13551 Fort Washington Rd., Fort Washington. 301-763-4600.

MARYLAND SYMPHONY Orchestra -- Saturday at 7:30, conducted by Elizabeth Schulze in a "Salute to Independence," including Tchaikovsky's "1812" Overture and Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever," followed by fireworks. Antietam National Battlefield, Route 65, Sharpsburg. 301-797-4000.

ANNAPOLIS SYMPHONY Orchestra -- Saturday at 8, followed by fireworks. Free. Siegert Field, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy. , Arnold. 410-269-1132.

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY Orchestra -- Sunday and Monday at 8, Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever," "Yankee Doodle" variations, Tchaikovsky's "1812" Overture and other holiday music, followed by fireworks. Oregon Ridge Park, 13401 Beaver Dam Rd., at Exit 20-B off I-83, Cockeysville. 410-783-8000 or 800-442-1198.

NAVY BAND -- Monday at 4, with Kathy Mattea. Free. On the Washington Monument grounds. Call 202-619-7222 or 202-433-2525.

AIR FORCE CONCERT BAND and Singing Sergeants, Monday at 6. Free. North Terrace of the National Air and Space Museum, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-619-7222 or 202-767-5658.

NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- Monday at 8, with the Beach Boys, Gloria Estefan, the O'Jays, Il Divo, Ronan Tynan and others. West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. 202-619-7222.

229TH ARMY NATIONAL Guard Band -- Tuesday at noon. Free. Gaithersburg City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350.

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

NAVY BAND -- Tuesday at 8. Free. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-433-2525.

AIR FORCE BAND ensembles, Wednesday at noon. Free. National Air and Space Museum, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-767-5658 or 202-633-1000.

229TH ARMY NATIONAL Guard Band -- Wednesday at 7. Free. Centennial Park South, 10000 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City. 410-313-7275 or 410-313-4700.

MARINE BAND ensembles, Wednesday at 8. Free. West Steps of the U.S. Capitol. 202-433-4011 or 202-619-7222.

MARINE BAND -- Thursday at 7. Free. U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, on U.S. 50 adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. 202-433-4011.

NAVY BAND ensembles, Thursday at 8. Free. West Steps of the U.S. Capitol. 202-433-2525 or 202-619-7222.

CITY OF FAIRFAX BAND -- Thursday at 8. Free. Veterans Amphitheater, Fairfax City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax. 703-385-7858 or 703-757-0220.

NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- Thursday at 8:15, conducted by Emil de Cou with violinist Joshua Bell and the U.S. Army Chorus in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, "1812" Overture and other works. Filene Center, Wolf Trap Park, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-218-6500 or 703-255-1860.

Chamber Groups

EASTERN SHORE WIND ENSEMBLE -- Saturday 7. Free. Fountain Park, High and Cross streets, Chestertown. 410-778-0500.

WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN Philharmonic ensembles, Sunday at 3. Free. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-799-8229 or 703-838-4994.

"GRACE CHURCH BACH FESTIVAL" -- Sunday at 3 and Wednesday at 7:30. Grace Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-333-7100.

AMERICAN SYMPHONIC CLARINET Choir -- Thursday at 7. Free. Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5200.

Recitals

EDWARD NASSOR -- carillonneur, Saturday at 6. Free. Netherlands Carillon, Fort Myer and Marshall drives, Arlington. 703-289-2500.

JOBY BELL -- organist, Sunday at 5. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. 202-537-6200.

PAUL HARDY -- organist, Sunday at 6. Free. National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-526-8300.

ERIK WM. SUTER -- organist, Monday at 11. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. 202-537-6200.

Choral Groups

BOYS CHOIR OF TALLAHASSEE -- 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).