1. National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach conducts works by Sibelius, Saariaho and Lindberg's Violin Concerto featuring Pekka Kuusisto, part of Nordic Cool 2013
Where: Kennedy Center Concert Hall
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Info: 202-467-4600; 800-444-1324; kennedy-center.org
2. Washington National Opera: Patricia Racette makes her role debut as...