Concerts

Opera

WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA -- Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess," through Nov. 19. Saturday at 2, Tuesday at 7:30. Kennedy Center Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. 202-295-2400, 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324.

BALTIMORE OPERA COMPANY -- Bellini's "La Somnabula," through Nov. 20. Saturday at 8:15 and Wednesday at 7:30. Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. 410-727-6000.

OPERA THEATRE OF NORTHERN Virginia -- Rossini's "The Barber of Seville," abridged for young audiences, Sunday at 3. Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-528-1433.

MARYLAND OPERA STUDIO -- Mechem's "The Newport Rivals," through Nov. 21. Thursday at 7:30. Kay Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

Orchestras

NVCC-ANNANDALE SYMPHONY Orchestra -- Friday at 8, in Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, Tchaikovsky's "Waltz" from "Sleeping Beauty," Offenbach's Overture to "Orpheus in the Underworld" and Alex Hemlock's "Vivid Dreams." Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Tnpk., Annandale. 703-569-0973.

NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- Friday and Saturday at 8, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy with violinist Ryu Goto in Sibelius's Prelude and excerpts from "The Tempest" and Violin Concerto in D Minor, Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin" and Roussel's Suite No. 2 from "Bacchus et Ariane." Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- Friday and Saturday at 8, conducted by Frank McNamara in a pops program with singer Ben Folds. "The Mystery Express," family program, Sunday at 2. Thursday at 8, conducted by Kwame Ryan in Ravel's "Mother Goose Suite" and Bartok's "Bluebeard Castle." Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. 410-783-8000 or 800-442-1198.

FAIRFAX SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- Saturday at 8, conducted by William Hudson with guitarist Christopher Parkening in Vivaldi's Guitar Concerto (excerpts), Torke's "Javelin," Gershwin's "Lullaby" and "An American in Paris," and a new concerto by Elmer Bernstein. Center for the Arts Concert Hall, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-218-6500 or 703-827-0600.

VIRGINIA GRAND MILITARY BAND -- Saturday at 8, conducted by Loras J. Schissel in a tribute to George and Ira Gershwin. Rachel Schlesinger Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-281-3331.

AMERICAN BALALAIKA SYMPHONY -- Sunday at 3, with recorder soloist Scott Reiss and flutist Betsy Trimber. Rachel Schlesinger Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-351-1331.

GEORGE MASON U. BAND and Wind Symphony, Wednesday at 8. Center for the Arts Concert Hall, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-218-6500 or 703-993-8888.

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

Chamber Groups

NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ensembles, Friday and 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).

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

THE GRAHAM ASHTON BRASS Ensemble -- Friday at 8. Embassy of Australia, 1601 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-625-2361.

NAVY BAND BRASS QUARTET -- Saturday at 2. Free. Kensington Park Community Library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington. 202-433-2525.

WASHINGTON SAXOPHONE QUARTET -- Saturday at 3. A benefit for Loaves and Fishes. Grace Lutheran Church, 16th and Varnum NW. 703-812-8683.

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

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

CAPITOL WOODWIND QUINTET -- Sunday at 3, in "A Young Person's Guide to the Woodwind Quintet." Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. 703-352-6505.

FEMME FLUTALE -- Sunday at 3. Free. Neelsville Presbyterian Church, 20701 Frederick Rd., Germantown. 301-253-1926.

THE LARK QUARTET -- Sunday at 3. Free. National Academy of Sciences, 2101 C St. NW. 202-334-2436.

LYRA ENSEMBLE -- Sunday at 4. Sitar Center, 1700 Kalorama Rd. NW. 202-316-1646.

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

GEORGE MASON U. CHAMBER Ensembles -- Sunday at 7. Free. Harris Theater, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-218-6500 or 703-993-8888.

M3E CONTEMPORARY MUSIC Ensemble -- Monday at 8. Free. Harris Theater, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-218-6500 or 703-993-8888.

WASHINGTON MUSICA VIVA -- Tuesday at 7:30. Ratner Museum, 10001 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. 301-493-5729.

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

AIR FORCE CHAMBER PLAYERS -- Wednesday at 4. Free. Southeast Library, 403 Seventh St. SE. 202-767-5658.

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

NAVY BAND HARBOR WINDS -- Thursday at 7:30. Free, but reservations required. Navy Museum, Washington Navy Yard, Sixth and M SE. 202-433-6897.

U. OF MARYLAND CHAMBER ensembles, Thursday at 7:30. Free. Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

Recitals

TAMARA SANIKIDZE & MICHAEL Porter Tilley -- pianists, Friday at noon. Free. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282.

WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists, Friday at 7:30. Free. Cultural Institute of Mexico, 2829 16thSt. NW. 202-728-1675.

AMY WARD BUTLER -- cellist, and pianist Lisa Emenheiser, Friday at 7:30. Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 5500 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. 301-229-2800.

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

ALEXANDER PALEY -- pianist, Saturday at 8. Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. 301-320-2770.

TOWSON U. DEPT. OF MUSIC -- "The Music of Gordon Cyr and Theldon Myers," Sunday at 3. Center for the Arts, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson. 410-704-2787.

MAXIM BRYLINSKY -- violinist, and harpsichordist Kotono Sakakura, Sunday at 3. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 202-244-8836.

ANDERS PAULSSON -- saxophonist, and organist Andew Canning, Sunday at 4. Free. Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, 1 Chevy Chase Circle NW. 202-363-2202.

RANDA ROUWEYHA -- soprano, bass Jeffrey Tarr and pianist Tim McReynolds, Sunday at 4. Free. St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 3241 Brush Dr., Falls Church. 202-365-9064.

MICHAEL BRITT & JAMES HOUSTON -- organ/piano, Sunday at 4. Free. Our Lady of Mercy Church, 9200 Kentsdale Dr., Potomac. 301-253-2688.

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

HAVARD GIMSE -- pianist, Sunday at 6:30. Free. West Garden Court, National Gallery of Art, Sixth and Constitution NW. 202-842-6941.

HILARY HAHN -- violinist, and pianist Natalie Zhu, Sunday at 7. Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

U. OF MARYLAND ULRICH Competition for graduate student soloists, Sunday at 7. Free. Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

CATHRYN FRAZIER-NEELY -- soprano, and pianist Barbro Dahlman, Monday at 8. Free, but reservations required. Education Wing, Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 703-734-0319 or 301-897-5100.

FRIDAY MORNING MUSIC CLUB -- Tuesday at noon. Free. Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. 202-333-2075.

CARA CAMMAROTO -- soprano, and pianist Alfred Clark, Tuesday at 12:10. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635.

CARMEN CELIA FREGONEZE -- pianist, flutist Alison La Rosa, oboist Erin Gittelsohn, clarinetist Kenneth Caputo, bassoonist Dilyana Kirova and horn player Mariana Lima, Tuesday at 7:30. Brazilian-American Cultural Institute, 4719 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-362-8334.

MITSUKO UCHIDA -- pianist, Tuesday at 8. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100.

FRIDAY MORNING MUSIC CLUB -- Thursday at noon. Free. Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-352-2787.

PAUL FADOUL -- percussionist, 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).

ALBERT TIU -- pianist, Thursday at 8:15. Kaplan Concert Hall, Center for the Arts, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson. 410-704-2787.

Choral Groups

TOWSON U. CHORALE -- Saturday at 3. Kaplan Concert Hall, Center for the Arts, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson. 410-704-2787.

HERITAGE SIGNATURE CHORALE -- Saturday at 7. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW. 202-310-3283.

U. OF MARYLAND MEN'S AND Women's Choruses, Sunday at 3. Free. Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

CATHEDRAL CHORAL SOCIETY -- Sunday at 4, conducted by Leonard Slatkin in Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms" and Barber's "Toccata Festiva," and conducted by J. Reilly Lewis in Schoenberg's "Kol Nidre" and Eric Zeisl's "Requiem Ebraico." Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. 202-537-5527.

MASTER CHORALE OF WASHINGTON -- "Holocaust Cantata: Songs From the Camps," Tuesday at 7:30, 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.