Julian Wachner leads The Washington Chorus in its celebration of Giuseppe Verdi in honor of the 200th anniversary of his birth. Sopranos Corinne Winters and Othalie Graham, mezzo-soprano Ola Rafalo, tenor Issachah Savage and bass Peter Volpe are featured soloists in “The Essential Verdi,” featuring favorites from his operas, choruses and choral masterworks, including highlights from Aida, La Traviata and Il Trovatore. This Sunday, March 2, at 5 p.m. Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $15 to $70. Call 202-467-4600 or visit kennedy-center.org.