1. National Symphony Orchestra: Marek Janowski conducts Strauss' "Death and Transfiguration," Blacher's "Variations on a Theme of Paganini" and Beethoven's Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, performed by Arabella Steinbacher.
Where: Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Info: $10 to $85; 202-467-4600; 800-444-1324;...