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Wolf Trap announces 22 new summer shows

WASHINGTON -- Dust off those picnic blankets, it's time to enjoy music in the great outdoors. Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va., is adding 22 concerts to its summer series. 

General sales start May 3, but members can buy tickets now. See the full line up below:

May 2014

A Prairie Home Companion
with Garrison Keillor and Special Guests
in association with Minnesota Public Radio & WAMU 88.5 FM
Friday, May 23 at 8 pm
Saturday, May 24 at 5:45 pm
The nation’s favorite radio host leads an ensemble cast through his variety show featuring comedy sketches, musical guests, and Keillor’s signature monologue, “The News from Lake Wobegon.”

2014 Summer Blast Off!
“The President’s Own”
United States Marine Band
with Fireworks!
Sunday, May 25 at 8 pm
"The President's Own" United States Marine Band will launch Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts' 2014 Summer season with a program of concert band favorites. A fireworks display will follow the concert. Free and open to the public.

Under the Streetlamp
Gentleman’s Rule
Friday, May 30 at 8 pm
Slick dance moves and tight harmonies from the retro-inspired Jersey Boys quartet and an eight-man a cappella powerhouse produced by the founder of Straight No Chaser.

June 2014

Beauty and the Beast
Friday–Sunday, June 6–8 at 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday, June 7 & 8 at 2 pm
“Be Our Guest!” Belle and her enchanted entourage prove love conquers all in this family-favorite musical with an Oscar-winning score, featuring “Something There” and “If I Can’t Love Her.”

Trey McIntyre Project
Wednesday, June 11 at 8:30 pm
In its final D.C. performance, this inventive and bold contemporary ballet company performs to Queen’s glam-rock stylings.

Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band
Featuring Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Mark Rivera, and Gregg Bissonette
Thursday, June 12 at 8 pm
Celebrate an era with a band of rock ’n’ roll virtuosos from The Beatles, Santana, Journey, Toto, and more!

Il Volo
Friday, June 13 at 8 pm
Pop-opera trio of Italian teen heartthrobs combines soaring voices with playful charm in a multilingual “mixture of Andrea Bocelli and the Jonas Brothers” — The New York Times

Wolf Trap’s 25th Annual
Annual Louisiana Swamp Romp™

Big Sam’s Funky Nation
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
Stooges Brass Band
Saturday, June 14 at 2 pm
The Big Easy party is back! Dance to Louisiana’s hottest Cajun, zydeco, and brass bands and jump in the second line parade.

John Butler Trio
Special Guest:
Allen Stone
Wednesday, June 18 at 7:30 pm
There’s nothing “Better Than” acoustically driven roots-rock and reggae ballads from heartfelt Australian multi-instrumentalists.

Daryl Hall & John Oates
Thursday, June 19 at 8 pm
Still making your dreams come true with unforgettable soul and rock anthems, these Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are the most successful pop duo of all time.

Pixar in Concert
National Symphony Orchestra
Emil de Cou, conductor
Friday, June 20 at 8:30 pm
All of your favorite animated Pixar films on the big screen, including Finding Nemo, Up, Toy Story, and Monsters, Inc., paired with memorable scores played by the National Symphony Orchestra. Pixar in Concert © Disney/Pixar

Saturday, June 21 at 8:30 pm
Rev up your vocal chords for an ultimate summer night with the Rydell High gang! Sing along with the hits you’re hopelessly devoted to as the original 1978 film is projected in-house and on the lawn, with lyrics on screen.

Ben Folds
National Symphony Orchestra
Steven Reineke, conductor
Wednesday, June 25 at 8:15 pm
Front man of Ben Folds Five and judge of NBC’s The Sing-Off showcases his new piano concerto and orchestral arrangements of pop hits with the National Symphony Orchestra.

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Beethoven’s 9th
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
The Choral Arts Society of Washington
Wolf Trap Opera Soloists
Saturday, June 28 at 8:15 pm
Triumphant performance of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” masterpiece and more by preeminent singers and one of the world’s leading orchestras in its only 2014 D.C.-area appearance.

Diana Ross
Sunday, June 29 at 8 pm
Motown’s supreme legend has inspired generations of singers with her endless stream of No. 1 hits from “You Can’t Hurry Love” to “I’m Coming Out.

June at The Barns at Wolf Trap:

Handel’s Giulio Cesare
Wolf Trap Opera
Antony Walker, conductor
Friday, June 27 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 29 at 3 pm
Handel’s most popular opera focuses on Julius Caesar’s visit to Egypt in 48 BC and his encounter with the exotic Cleopatra.

July 2014

Tuesday, July 1 at 8:30 pm
Wild creativity and daring, athletic modern dance that “makes dance lovers do a double take—and non-dance lovers ooh and ahh.” — Dance Magazine

Crosby, Stills & Nash
Thursday, July 3 at 8 pm
Folk royalty of Woodstock reunite in musical celebration of one of the most creative supergroups in rock ’n’ roll history.

Counting Crows
Toad The Wet Sprocket
Saturday, July 5 at 7 pm
“Accidentally in Love” with a melodic alternative lineup headed by “one of the finest American rock bands of the past 20 years.”—The Washington Post

American Idol Live! Tour 2014
**On Sale for the public May 9 at 10 am**
Sunday, July 6 at 8 pm
You loved them on primetime, now see them live! The top 10 finalists from this season come together again for a star-studded showcase of crowd-pleasing songs.

Rewind America 2014
The Go-Go’s
Scandal featuring Patty Smyth
The Motels featuring Martha Davis
Cutting Crew
Naked Eyes featuring Pete Byrne
Tuesday, July 8 at 8 pm
An all-star lineup of ’80s New Wave, punk, and rock ’n’ roll hit makers who helped define an era.

Matthew Morrison
National Symphony Orchestra
Steven Reineke, conductor
Thursday, July 10 at 8:15 pm
Glee and Broadway sensation performs romantic standards and hits from musicals.

Disney Fantasia Live in Concert
National Symphony Orchestra
Emil de Cou, conductor
Friday, July 11 at 8:30 pm
Saturday, July 12 at 8:30 pm
Experience Disney magic on the big screen when the National Symphony Orchestra casts an enchanting musical spell on sorcerer Mickey and other cherished characters from the animated masterpiece. Disney Fantasia Live in Concert © Disney

Jennifer Nettles
Sunday, July 13 at 8 pm
Grammy-winning country pop queen of Sugarland fame carries her powerful voice and honest lyrics into the solo spotlight.

Sara Bareilles
Monday, July 14 at 8 pm
“Brave” singer-songwriter infuses her piano-based pop rock with sincerity and moxie from breakthrough “Love Song” to romantic ballad “I Choose You.”

The Fray
Oh Honey
Wednesday, July 16, at 7 pm
Piano-driven pop-rock quartet with impassioned smash hits such as “How to Save a Life” and “Over My Head.”

Straight No Chaser
Thursday, July 17 at 8 pm
Raise your glass! Ten a cappella innovators are here to get the party started with an upbeat collection of medleys and pop covers featuring Michael Jackson, Adele, and Dolly Parton.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
National Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Litton, conductor
Friday, July 18 at 8:15 pm
“One of the best pianists in the world” (The New York Sun) showcases poetic musicality in dazzling interpretations of Tchaikovsky, Ravel, and Rossini.

2001: A Space Odyssey
National Symphony Orchestra
Emil de Cou, conductor
Woodley Ensemble, Frank Albinder, Music Director
Saturday, July 19 at 8:30 pm
Journey through time and space with Stanley Kubrick’s Oscar-winning sci-fi epic played on huge screens with its breathtaking score performed by a full orchestra.

Huey Lewis & The News
Special Guest:
Marc Broussard
Sunday, July 20 at 8 pm
Return to “The Heart of Rock ’n’ Roll” with infectious Grammy-winners whose chart-topping, horn-driven hits unleash “The Power of Love.”

Lionel Richie
Special Guest:
CeeLo Green
All the Hits All Night Long
Monday, July 21 at 8 pm
Tuesday, July 22 at 8 pm
Multiplatinum R&B icon and a fresh hip-hop hit-maker will have you “Dancing on the Ceiling” like “Crazy.”

Bizet’s Carmen
Wolf Trap Opera
National Symphony Orchestra
Grant Gershon, conductor
The Washington Chorus, Julian Wachner, Music Director
The Children’s Chorus of Alexandria
Friday, July 25 at 8:15 pm
Wolf Trap Opera and the National Symphony Orchestra in a thrilling tale of love, lust, and desire–fully staged and costumed with custom video projection design.

Sarah McLachlan
Saturday, July 26 at 8 pm
With emotional ballads and ethereal vocals, this Grammy-winning “Angel” has become “pop’s voice of compassion and consolation” – The New York Times

Darius Rucker
Sunday, July 27 at 7:30 pm
Trailblazing country singer and acclaimed Hootie & the Blowfish front man shines on earnest hits such as “Alright” and “Wagon Wheel.”

Tuesday, July 29 at 8 pm
Power ballads and melodic hard rock—including “Barracuda” and “Alone”—from ultimate “Magic” women who’ve released 20 unforgettable Top 40 singles.

Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Wednesday, July 30 at 8 pm
Jive with Grammy Award-winning jazz master Wynton Marsalis and the all-star orchestra hailed as the “finest big band in the world today” – The Daily Telegraph

Rodrigo y Gabriela
Thursday, July 31 at 8 pm
Nimble-fingered Mexican guitar duo presents rhythmically supercharged instrumentals, with influences ranging from heavy metal to salsa.

July at The Barns at Wolf Trap:

Handel’s Giulio Cesare
Wolf Trap Opera
Antony Walker, conductor
Tuesday, July 1 at 7:30 pm
Handel’s most popular opera focuses on Julius Caesar’s visit to Egypt in 48 BC and his encounter with the exotic Cleopatra.

Aria Jukebox
Puccini, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Gershwin, Mozart...
The audience gets to choose!
Special Guest:
Eric Owens
Kim Pensinger Witman, pianist
Sunday, July 13 at 3 pm
Filene Young Artists and special guest Eric Owens sing your favorite opera highlights, with Kim Witman at the piano. Ticket price includes a wine and cheese reception beginning at 2 pm. Come early and put your quarters in the jukebox to vote for the arias of your choice!

Houseful of Song
Songs for Every Room of Your Home
Featuring Steven Blier
Saturday, July 19 at 3 pm
Sunday, July 20 at 3 pm
Steven Blier and a trio of Filene Young Artists get domestic as they perform songs for every room of the house!

August 2014

Mary Chapin Carpenter: Songs From The Movie
National Symphony Orchestra

Vince Mendoza, conductor
Friday, August 1 at 8:15 pm        
Captivating orchestral arrangements from an intimate country/rock Grammy winner’s new album, Songs From The Movie.

Yo-Yo Ma
National Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Saturday, August 2 at 8:15 pm
World’s most famous cellist stirs the imagination with expressive performances that have earned him more than 15 Grammy Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Dark Star Orchestra
Continuing the Grateful Dead Concert Experience
Sunday, August 3 at 7 pm
With a “fanatical attention to detail” (Rolling Stone), this ultimate Grateful Dead tribute band has been “Truckin’” on a long, strange trip to resurrect the spirit and sound of psychedelic rockers.

Pat Metheny Unity Group
Bruce Hornsby
Campfire Tour 2014
Wednesday, August 6 at 7:30 pm
Boundary-pushing jazz quintet meets genre-hopping pop pianist and songwriter behind ’80s hit “The Way It Is.”

Classic Albums Live Presents
Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
Friday, August 8 at 8 pm
World-class musicians take one giant leap through the entirety of Pink Floyd’s concept album and other hits from the seminal band.

Jim Gaffigan
Saturday, August 9 at 8 pm
Hilarious observational riffs on food, fatherhood, and everything in between from “the king of (clean) comedy.”—The Wall Street Journal

Gavin DeGraw
Matt Nathanson
Special Guest:
Andrew McMahon
Sunday, August 10 at 7 pm
Irresistibly catchy and chart-topping jams by three princes of pop rock.

Noche Flamenca
Tuesday, August 12 at 8:30 pm
Spellbinding live music with song and dance reveal the essence of flamenco at its most authentic.

Nickel Creek
Josh Ritter
Wednesday, August 13 at 7:30 pm
“Hard-charging bluegrass with sweetly sung acoustic pop” (The New York Times) by a Grammy-winning trio and a singer-songwriter’s heartfelt Americana.

Boney James
Eric Benét

Thursday, August 14 at 8 pm
Smooth, soulful hits from genre-busting saxophonist Boney James and sensual R&B crooner Eric Benét.

Friday, August 15 at 8 pm
Globally acclaimed composer whose epic orchestrations fuse otherworldly synthesized sound with gorgeous instrumentation.

ABBA–The Concert
Saturday, August 16 at 8 pm
“Mamma Mia” here they go again! Take a chance on this ultimate tribute band that recreates the look and sound of the world’s most phenomenal pop ensemble.

Sarah Brightman
Sunday, August 17 at 8 pm
The world’s best-selling soprano, a classical crossover superstar, and the originator of The Phantom of the Opera lead with a remarkable three-octave vocal range.

Josh Groban
with Wolf Trap Orchestra
Tuesday, August 19 at 8 pm
Wednesday, August 20 at 8 pm
Multiplatinum vocalist charms with inspirational pop ballads and lush arias such as “You Raise Me Up,” “You’re Still You,” and “You Are Loved.”

Robyn + Röyksopp
Thursday, August 21 at 8 pm
Supercharged pop vocalist won’t be dancing on her own when she’s joined by a hypnotic synth duo for an electric evening of hard-hitting beats.

Lyle Lovett & His Large Band
Friday, August 22 at 8 pm
Texas’s beloved “Cowboy Man” and his all-star band blend wry humor with blues, gospel, and swing for an eclectic alt-country songbook.

Sound of Music
Saturday, August 23 at 7:15 pm
Maria, the Von Trapp family, and even the lonely goatherd are back to bring you a few of your favorite things: the beloved sing-a-long to the classic film shown on huge screens with lyrics and an unforgettable costume contest.

Heaven on Earth Tour
Sunday, August 24 at 8 pm
Extraordinary “Rock and Roll Band” with enduring guitar-driven anthems and “Smokin’” harmonies that spark “More than a Feeling.”

Pacific Northwest Ballet
Band of Horses

Oregon Ballet Theatre
A Face of America™ Production

Wednesday, August 27 at 8 pm
Contemporary ballet, indie rock, and stunning film. A Wolf Trap Foundation commission with Pacific Northwest Ballet and performances by Band of Horses and Oregon Ballet Theatre. 

The Band Perry
Thursday, August 28 at 8 pm
Country-pop trio with a fiery rock ’n’ roll edge whose streak of No. 1 singles includes “If I Die Young” and “Better Dig Two.

The Fresh Beat Band
Live In Concert!
Saturday, August 30 at 2 pm
It’s a “Great Day” to sing and dance “Just Like a Rockstar” with Kiki, Marina, Twist, and Shout from Nick Jr.’s sensational TV band!

George Benson
Special Guest:
Andreas Varrady
Sunday, August 31 at 8 pm
“On Broadway” icon, jazz guitarist, and silky-smooth singer jams on funky favorites ranging from pop to bebop.

August at The Barns at Wolf Trap:

Le pauvre matelot
Les mamelles de Tirésias
The Barns at Wolf Trap – New Production
Timothy Myers, conductor
Friday, August 8 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 10 at 3 pm
Saturday, August 16 at 7:30 pm
In their company premieres, Wolf Trap Opera pairs two rare 20th-century French one-act operatic gems.

September 2014

Gipsy Kings
Special Guest:
Ole’ Noys
Thursday, September 4 at 8 pm
Get ready to rumba to the explosive guitar rhythms of flamenco’s reigning royal family!

Cirque Dreams – Jungle Fantasy
Friday, September 5 at 8 pm
Saturday, September 6 at 7:30 pm
Animalistic acrobatics abound in a musical jungle adventure hailed as “the grandest circus spectacle east of Vegas.”—New York Magazine


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