Made up of 94 etchings, lithographs and woodcuts, "Edvard Munch: Master Prints From the Epstein Family Collection" at the National Gallery of Art represents the finest impressions of Munch's major works (along with their most interesting variations). The show was selected by National Gallery senior curator Andrew Robison from more than 250 works from the extraordinary collection formed by Sarah G. Epstein and Lionel C. Epstein of Washington. It is on view until Sept. 3. CLASSICAL MUSIC
Prince George's Opera is presenting a full production, in English, of Rossini's comedy "The Barber of Seville" on Friday and Saturday evenings and next Sunday afternoon at the Queen Anne auditorium of Prince George's Community College. Wolf Trap will be hosting the New York City Opera's productions of "The Mikado" Thursday and Saturday evenings and "Madame Butterfly" Wednesday and Friday evenings at Wolf Trap's Filene Center.
Evening concerts at the University of Maryland's Tawes Recital Hall include the National Symphony Orchestra Brass Principals Quartet on Tuesday, the Manchester String Quartet on Thursday and the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic on Saturday.
Pianist George Winston will appear at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on Tuesday evening, and the Louisville Orchestra with pianist Lee Luvisi will perform there on Thursday night.
Chamber music concerts include the debut this evening of the National String Quartet at Bethesda United Church of Christ, the Ariel Trio at the National Gallery of Art, also this evening, and American Women Composers Inc., Saturday night at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. And on Tuesday evening, violinist Hae-Soon Hahn and pianist Tzvetan Konstantinov will appear at the Church of the Epiphany.
The Library of Congress Summer Chamber Festival features works by Schumann, Schubert, Ravel and Kim on Tuesday evening, and music by Schumann, Beethoven, Stravinsky and Piston on Friday evening.
Organist Marie-Madeleine Durufle will appear this afternoon at the National City Christian Church. DANCE
It's a dance week for far-flung visitors -- from Brazil, the Ukraine, Spain, Chicago and Philadelphia. Dance Place this evening presents EnDanca, a contemporary dance troupe from Brazil, as part of its ongoing international exchange program. The Stars of the Donetsk Ballet, in performance tonight at Richmond's Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts, will feature 14 dancers in diverse classical repertory under the artistic direction of Vadim Pisarev; Washingtonians may recall the troupe's impressive appearance here last year. The Spanish troupe Argia presents dances of the Basque region in a free program opening the "Lisner at Noon" series tomorrow afternoon. Chicago's much heralded Hubbard Street Dance Company makes its Washington area debut Thursday through Saturday at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, in a program under the artistic direction of Lou Conte. Philadelphia's Terry Beck Troupe performs Beck's full-length "Waiters" -- acclaimed last fall at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival -- at Dance Place on Saturday and Sunday evenings; set in a ballroom, the work "explores the mating dances of a group of single people waiting, searching, yearning for a partner," according to an Edinburgh reviewer. POP MUSIC
The Jazz Centennial Concert at the Kennedy Center tonight is a major fund-raiser with ticket prices ranging from $35 to $250; then again, it will feature a stellar lineup of veterans (Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Joe Kennedy) and young bloods (Joey DeFrancesco and Kent Jordan).
Her name is Suzanne, she lives in New York, but Ms. Vega comes to the Kennedy Center tomorrow.
Mahlathini and the Mahotello Queens made a tremendous impression a few weeks back at Glen Echo; they're back, this time at the Birchmere tomorrow, and South African music doesn't get any more vivid than this.