The Washington Bach Consort will perform at the Church of the Reformation Oct. 16-17. A listing in Fall Arts Preview in Sunday's Arts section incorrectly reported the concert dates. (Pulbished 09/15/1999)

SEPTEMBER

15--Wendy Nielsen, soprano, and Brett Polegato, baritone. 8 p.m. French Embassy.

16--Baltimore Symphony Orchestra opening night, conducted by Gunther Herbig. 8 p.m. Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore.

16-17--Washington Bach Consort presents "The Joy of Bach." Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St. NE.

17--National Symphony Orchestra presents the Beethoven Festival under Leonard Slatkin with violinist William Steck and pianist Garrick Ohlsson. 8:30 p.m. Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

18--Concord Ensemble, 8 p.m. St. Columba's Church in Northwest Washington.

18--National Symphony Orchestra presents the Beethoven Festival under Leonard Slatkin with pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson. 8:30 p.m. Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

23-24--National Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin with pianist Emanuel Ax. Thursday, 7 p.m., Friday 8:30 p.m. Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

25--Max Levinson, pianist. 2 p.m. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

25--Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Gala with conductor Marvin Hamlisch and the Capitol Quartet, a saxophone jazz ensemble. Popular and symphonic works. 6:15 p.m. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

25--Fairfax Symphony with pianist James Tocco performing Weber, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky. 8 p.m. Center for the Arts at George Mason University.

29--The Guilford Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. at the Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium.

29--Vocal Arts Society with tenor Anthony Dean Griffey and pianist Warren Jones. 8 p.m. French Embassy.

OCTOBER

1--Washington Chamber Symphony under Stephen Simon; Jan Jiracek, piano. 7:30 p.m. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

1-2--National Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin with cellist Yo-Yo Ma. 8:30 p.m. Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

2--20th Century Consort with guests Lambert Orkis and James Primosch presenting works by George Crumb and Igor Stravinsky. 5 p.m. at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

2-3--Washington Chamber Symphony Concerts for Young People, under Stephen Simon, playing "The Fabulous Three B's. Bach! Beethoven! Brahms!" 2:30 p.m. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

3--Arlington Symphony will perform pieces by Barber, Lalo, and Tchaikovsky. 3 p.m. Bishop O'Connell High School, Arlington.

3--The Violins of Lafayette will perform "The Family Bach: Concerto and Cantata." 6 p.m. in the Corcoran Gallery atrium.

4--The Bach Choir of Bethlehem under Greg Funfgeld. 7:30 p.m. Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

6--Vocal Arts Society with soprano Roberta Alexander and pianist David Triestram. 8 p.m. French Embassy.

7-8--The Juilliard String Quartet presents music of Haydn, Beethoven, Stravinsky and Webern. 8 p.m. Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress.

7-9--National Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin with pianist Ivo Pogorelich presents works by Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff and Vaughan Williams. Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.; Oct. 8 at 1:30 p.m.; Oct. 9 at 8:30 p.m. Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

13--Borromeo Quartet, 7:30 p.m. at the Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium.

13--A Tribute to Patrick Hayes with special guests Leon Fleisher, James and Jeanne Galway, Evelyn Lear, Leonard Slatkin, Thomas Stewart, Andre Watts. 8:30 p.m. Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

14-16--National Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin, with soprano Linda Hohenfeld, presents works by Haydn, Barber and Brahms. Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday at 8:30 p.m.; Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

15-16--National Chamber Orchestra with cellist Rachel Young. 7:30 p.m. at the Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville.

16--Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Claudio Abbado performing Beethoven and Dvorak. 5 p.m. Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

16--Prince George's Philharmonic presents trumpetist Vincent DiMartino performing Handel, Paganini/Proto, Monk/Gordon, Garland/Tyzik and Stravinsky. 8 p.m. Prince George's Community College.

16-17--Washington Bach Consort's Joy of Bach. Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m. Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St. NE.

21-31--Baltimore Opera Company presents Mozart's "Don Giovanni," with bass James Morris. Lyric Opera House, Baltimore.

23--Washington Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's "Rigoletto," with baritone Haijing Fu, baritone Kimm Julian and soprano Anna Netrebko. 7 p.m. Kennedy Center Opera House through Nov. 26.

24--Moscow State Radio Symphony presents Verdi's Requiem. 7:30 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts.

24--New Dominion Chorale will present Handel's "Acis and Galatea." 4 p.m. at Vienna Presbyterian Church in Vienna.

26--Ethos Percussion Group Designer Series. A percussionist quartet performs traditional compositions along with works by John Cage, Lou Harrison and Frank Zappa. 7:30 p.m. at Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

29--The Washington Chorus. Handel's "Israel in Egypt." 7:30 p.m. at Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

29--Dawn Upshaw, soprano. 8 p.m. George Mason University.

29--Stephen Salters, baritone. 8 p.m. Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium.

30--Washington Chamber Symphony under Stephen Simon. "Violas Burn Longer!" 2:30 p.m. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

30--Da Camera of Houston chamber ensemble presents music of Ravel, Tsontakis and Messiaen. 8 p.m. Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium.

30--Washington Opera, presenting Jules Massenet's "Le Cid," starring Placido Domingo. Kennedy Center Opera House through Nov. 22.

30--Itzhak Perlman, violinist. 5 p.m. Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

NOVEMBER

6--Les Arts Florissants presents Purcell's "King Arthur," conducted by William Christie. 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts.

6--Washington Opera, presenting Carlisle Floyd's "Susannah," starring Mary Mills. Kennedy Center Opera House through Nov. 27.

7--Arlington Symphony will present pieces by Rossini, Shostakovich, and Mendelssohn.

9--The Grieg Trio. Pianist Vebjorn Anvik, violinist Solve Sigerland and cellist Ellen Margrete Flesjo. 7:30 p.m. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

9--Vocal Arts Society with baritone Nathan Gunn and pianist Julie Gunn. 8 p.m. French Embassy.

10--Mitsuko Uchida, pianist, performs Chopin, Webern, Mozart and Schubert. 7 p.m. Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

11-13--National Symphony Orchestra under Stanislaw Skrowaczewski with violinist Joshua Bell performing Skrowaczewski, Sibelius and Beethoven. Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 8:30 p.m., Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

13--Maxim Philippov, pianist. 2 p.m. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

13--John Nakamatsu, pianist. 8:30 p.m. at the Gildenhorn/Speisman Center for the Arts, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville.

13--Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, with conductor Mariss Jansons and violinst Gidon Kremer, performs Verdi, Philip Glass and Mahler. 5 p.m. Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

13--20th Century Consort with guest Lucy Shelton performing works by Schoenfield, Hindemith and Schoenberg.

13-21--Baltimore Opera Company presents Verdi's "La Traviata." Lyric Opera House, Baltimore.

14--Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, with Emanuel Ax, performs music of Ives, Mozart and Beethoven. 3 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts.

14--Master Chorale of Washington will perform music of Alice Parker and Robert Shaw. 3 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

17--Vocal Arts Society with Christine Schafer, soprano, and Eric Schneider, piano, 8 p.m. French Embassy.

18-20--National Symphony Orchestra under Takao Kanayama, with violinist Vadim Repin, performs Takemitsu, Lalo and Rachmaninoff. Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 8:30 p.m. at Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

19, 21--Virginia Opera presents "The Marriage of Figaro" with baritone Timothy Blevins. Friday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts.

20--Prince George's Philharmonic presents vocalist Marilyn Moore-Brown and conductor Charles Ellis performing Dvorak and Barber. 8 p.m. Location to be announced. 301-454-1462.

21--Choral Arts Society presents music of Adamo, Stravinsky and Poulenc. 3 p.m. at Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

26-27--National Chamber Orchestra with violinist Jody Gatwood. 7:30 p.m. at the Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville.

DECEMBER

2--Eroica String Quartet presents music of Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Schumann. 8 p.m. Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium.

2-4--National Symphony Orchestra under Paavo Berglund, with bassoonist Daniel Matsukawa, presents music by Tippett, Weber and Brahms. Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 1:30 p.m., Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

3--Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violinist. 8:30 p.m. Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

3-- American Chamber Players present music of Schubert. 8 p.m. Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium.

4--Esther Budiardjo, pianist. 2 p.m. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

4-5--Washington Bach Consort-Christmas With the Consort. Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m. St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

5--National Men's Chorus conducted by Thomas Beveridge will perform a program of Christmas and Hanukkah music. 3 p.m. at Western Presbyterian Church in Northwest Washington.

6--Takacs Quartet, 7:30 p.m. at the Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium.

9--National Symphony Orchestra under Jose Luis Garcia presents music by Handel, J.S. Bach, Corelli and Boyce. 7 p.m. Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

10--New York Festival of Song presents American vocal music. 8 p.m. Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium.

11--Boston Symphony Orchestra with conductor Seiji Ozawa performs Debussy, Lutoslawski and Brahms. 4 p.m. Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

11-12--Washington Men's Camerata presents "Christmas With the Camerata." Saturday, 8 p.m. at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, and Sunday, 7 p.m. at St. Columba's Episcopal Church in Northwest Washington.

12, 19, 22--Music for Christmas, Washington Chorus performs Christmas selections. 7:30 p.m. Sundays; 5 p.m. Wednesday.

13--Vocal Arts Society with Gregory Turay, tenor, and Cliff Jackson, piano. 8 p.m. French Embassy.

13--Evgeny Kissin, pianist. 7:30 p.m. Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

17--Juilliard String Quartet presents music of Mendelssohn and Bartok. 8 p.m. Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium.

17-18--National Chamber Orchestra will present Handel's "Messiah." 7:30 p.m. at the Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville.

17-20--National Symphony Orchestra under Takao Kanayama, with soprano Heidi Grant Murphy, mezzo-soprano Mary Ann McCormick, bass Eric Owens and the Washington Chorus, presents Handel's "Messiah." All at 8:30 p.m. except Sunday at 1 pm.

18,21-22--Master Chorale of Washington will present its Christmas Candlelight Concerts. Saturday at noon, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

19--Violins of Lafayette presents "A Rococo Noel." 6 p.m. at Corcoran Gallery, Salon Dore.

29--Washington Opera presents Bellini's "I Puritani," conducted by Christopher Larkin, directed by Charles Roubaud. Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater through Jan. 25.

30--New Dominion Chorale will perform a "Holiday-Millennium Celebration." 8 p.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church in McLean.

INFORMATION ON SELECTED CLASSICAL MUSIC VENUES

BAIRD AUDITORIUM

National Museum of Natural History

10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW

202-357-2700

BRADLEY HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda

301-365-2850

CARMICHAEL AUDITORIUM

National Museum of American History

14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW

202-357-2700

CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART

500 17th St. NW

202-639-1700

DAR CONSTITUTION HALL

1776 D St. NW

202-628-4780

DUMBARTON CHURCH

3133 Dumbarton St. NW.

202-965-2000

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD THEATRE

Rockville Civic Center Park

603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville

301-309-3001

FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY

201 East Capitol St. SE

202-544-7077

GASTON HALL

Healy Circle, Georgetown University

202-687-5055

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR THE ARTS

4400 University Dr., Fairfax

703-993-8888

GERMAN EMBASSY

4645 Reservoir Rd. NW

202-298-4000

HAND CHAPEL

In Series at Mount Vernon College

2100 Foxhall Rd. NW (entrance on W Street)

202-625-4655

HOLTON-ARMS SCHOOL

7303 River Rd., Bethesda

301-365-5300

IDB CULTURAL CENTER

1300 New York Ave. NW

202-623-3774

KENNEDY CENTER

2700 F St. NW

202-467-4600

KREEGER MUSEUM

2401 Foxhall Rd. NW

202-337-3050

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Coolidge Auditorium

101 Independence Ave. SE

202-707-5502

LISNER AUDITORIUM

George Washington University

730 21st St. NW

202-994-6800

LYCEUM

201 S. Washington St., Alexandria

703-838-4994

LA MAISON FRANCAISE (FRENCH EMBASSY)

4101 Reservoir Rd. NW

202-944-6000

MEYER AUDITORIUM

Freer Gallery of Art

12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW

202-357-4880

MEYERHOFF SYMPHONY HALL

1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore

410-783-8000

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AUDITORIUM

2100 C St. NW

202-334-2436

NATIONAL CITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH

5 Thomas Circle NW

202-232-0323

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART

Constitution Avenue and Fourth Street NW

202-737-4215/202-842-6941

PHILLIPS COLLECTION

1600 21st St. NW

202-387-2151

RING AUDITORIUM

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Independence Avenue at Eighth Street SW

202-357-2700

ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH

4900 Connecticut Ave. NW

202-966-5489

STRATHMORE HALL ARTS CENTER

10701 Rockville Pike, Bethesda

301-530-0540

T.C. WILLIAMS HIGH SCHOOL

3330 King St., Alexandria

703-824-6800

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

College Park

301-405-ARTS

WARNER THEATRE

1299 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

202-783-4000

WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL

Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW

202-537-6200

WASHINGTON OPERA

Kennedy Center

2700 F St. NW

202-295-2400/1-800-87-OPERA

WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY

Performance venues vary

202-833-9800