You'll find works by Raphael, Rubens, Fragonard, Rembrandt, Tiepolo, Van Dyck, Poussin and many other masters in the National Gallery of Art's exhibition of Old Master drawings from the collection of the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh. The drawings were selected by Hugh Macandrew, keeper of prints and drawings at the National Gallery of Scotland, and Andrew Robison, senior curator at the National Gallery. And although for various curatorial and legal reasons there are no British or German drawings in this show, the breadth and scope of the works included make it clear that the National Gallery of Scotland's is a magnificent collection indeed. CLASSICAL
This year's National Symphony Orchestra July 4 concert, with Henry Mancini and Mstislav Rostopovich, will be televised live from the west lawn of the Capitol beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The Summer Opera Theatre Company will open its season tonight in the Hartke Theatre with the rarely heard operetta "A Night in Venice" by Johann Strauss, to be repeated Wednesday, Friday, next Sunday and Tuesday, July 10.
The Wolf Trap Opera Company will open its season with Rossini's "The Journey to Rheims," Thursday night in the Barns at Wolf Trap, with repeat performances Saturday and Monday, July 9.
The Hannover Staatsorchester will make its American debut, performing Brahms's Symphony No. 1 and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, Saturday night at Wolf Trap.
Also worth noting: Neil Gladd, mandolin, and Giorgia Cavallaro, guitar, today at the Levine School of Music; the Musica Humana Chamber Orchestra, today at the National Presbyterian Church; Edward Carroll, trumpet, with organist William Neil, Tuesday night at Washington Cathedral; organist Douglas Major, performing patriotic favorites, Wednesday morning at Washington Cathedral; the Meridian High School Symphonic Band, Allegheny Clarion High School Band and Granite Youth Symphony Orchestra, performing marches and patriotic songs, Wednesday afternoon in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall; the Mormon Choir of Washington, with the U.S. Army Band (with fireworks), Wednesday night in the University of Maryland's Byrd Stadium; mezzo-soprano Ariel Bybee, Saturday night at the Washington Mormon Temple Visitors Center; the Balalaika and Domra Festival Orchestra, Saturday night in the Lisner Auditorium. DANCE
"D.C. Artists Past and Present," at Dance Place tonight, showcases the choreography and dancing of prominent Washington artists of the past decade. A highlight of the program by Roberta Rothstein and Momentum Dance Theatre, at Dance Place Saturday and Sunday evenings, will be the premiere of "You and the Night and the Music," a collaboration between Rothstein, dancer-choreographer "Ajax" Joe Drayton and composer-musician Rob Orwin. Four other works by Rothstein will also be performed. FILM
Those fluttering lashes! Those cheekbones! That voice! It could only be Greta Garbo. Starting today the American Film Institute dishes up a month's worth of reels featuring the woman who just wanted to be left alone. There's Garbo as temptress, countess, prostitute, spy and ballet dancer. The festival kicks off tonight with "Flesh and the Devil" at 8 p.m. and concludes on July 31 with "Grand Hotel," with 23 other Garbo flicks in between. POP MUSIC
Two singer-songwriters with different tracks of fame: Jackson Browne, in the midst of an acoustic tour with familiar sociopolitical undercurrents, is at Constitution Hall tonight, while the elusive Willis Alan Ramsey makes a rare appearance at the Birchmere.
France's version of the Pogues go by the names Les Negresses Vertes and their's is a heady Franco-Gypsy-Latin-folk-jazz musical stew. At the Bayou tomorrow.
It's not the Beatles, Wings or Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, but Paul McCartney will be doing material by all those bands Wednesday and Friday at RFK Stadium.
The annual daytime fireworks take place Wednesday at Freedom Plaza: This year the free jazz fest features Senegal's Baaba Maal, Peligro, the Malachi Thompson Freebop Band and three other acts.
Public Enemy remains on the cutting edge of American political music, but its Tuesday concert at Capital Centre is a mix of social issues and party music thanks to bill-mates Heavy D and the Boys, Kid N' Play, Digital Underground and En Vogue.
Fugazi, which has been getting rave write-ups in Europe, plays its last local concert Friday in a fund-raiser for the D.C. Free Clinic; it's at St. Augustine's School (1421 V St. NW), with False Face Society and Crash Worship sharing the bill.