*indicates Debut artist
Wolf Trap Calendar June 7- July 17, 2016
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats*
Tuesday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25-$45 [limited availability]
Experience the festival-like atmosphere created by “Fool for Love” indie-folk band Lord Huron, along with the rowdy, retro vibes of “S.O.B.” rockers Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.
Dolly Parton Last appeared in 2011
Wednesday, June 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets $45-$150 [limited availability]
A Country Music Hall of Famer, seven-time Grammy winner, and recipient of countless other honors and awards for her quintessential music catalog including “Jolene,” “9 to 5,” and “I Will Always Love You,” Dolly Parton is the most honored female country artist of all time.
Thursday, June 9 at 8 p.m.
Friday, June 10 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 11 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Tickets $22-$80
Catch the Tony-winning spectacular that took Broadway by storm! Set against a gloriously rich score, Ragtime transports you to the dawn of the 20th century where change is booming and possibilities are endless. Experience an all-new, striking production brought to life with vibrant dance and compelling characters, as three stories unfold in a timeless tale of hope, hardship, and the American Dream.
The Rape of Lucretia – new production The Barns at Wolf Trap
In English with English supertitles Tickets $32-$88
Friday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 12 at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Premiered in 1946 to re-open Glyndebourne’s theatre, Britten’s intimate and haunting lyrical masterpiece is based on an ancient Roman tale of corruption and tragedy. Lucretia, the beautiful and virtuous wife of a Roman general, is defenseless against the tyrannical prince Tarquinius. The horrific events unfold – reinforced by Britten’s evocative score, moving arias, and two-person male and female chorus – into a tense and potent tapestry of music and drama. “Opera at its most nakedly powerful” (The Times of London).
Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords*
Monday, June 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets $35-$65 [limited availability]
After creating a cult following with their HBO series, the Grammy-winning musical humorists who span all genres reunite to perform their musical comedy live.
Jackson Browne Last appeared in 2015
Tuesday, June 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets $35-$60 [limited availability]
One of the most influential singer/songwriters of the 70s, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer transports audiences to a time of innocence and lost love with folk-rock hits like “Running On Empty” and “Somebody’s Baby.”
Barenaked Ladies Last appeared in 2012
Last Summer on Earth Tour
Wednesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets $37-$57 [limited availability]
Known for pop/rock hits like “One Week” and the “Big Bang Theory Theme,” the Barenaked Ladies combine clever lyrics with hilarity and improvisation to create a one-of-a-kind live experience.
Lake Street Dive*
The Lone Bellow Last appeared in 2013
Thursday, June 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets $25-$45
The buzz-worthy band that lives at the intersection of the Beatles and Motown gets audiences dancing with its “joyous, upbeat songs and big, groovy vocals” (The Guardian).
Kenny Rogers Last appeared in 2008
The Gambler’s Last Deal
Final World Tour
With Special Guest Linda Davis*
Friday, June 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets $30-$60
One of the top selling artists of all time with hits like “The Gambler and “Lucille,” Country Music Hall of Famer Kenny Rogers makes his final stop at Wolf Trap on his Final World Tour.
Harry Connick Jr. Last appeared in 2013
Saturday, June 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets $40-$75 [limited availability]
Showered in awards and accolades for his signature croon, this New Orleans-bred singer and pianist returns to the stage showcasing why “he’s one of America’s most lasting entertainers” (NPR).
Ray LaMontagne Last appeared in 2006
The Ouroboros Tour 2016
Sunday, June 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets $39.50-$69.50
With his distinct, soulful vocals on tracks like “You Are the Best Thing” and “Trouble,” the ever-evolving Grammy-winner for Best Contemporary Folk Album hits the road to coincide with the release of his 2016 record, Ouroboros. Members of My Morning Jacket join Ray LaMontagne as his touring band.
Riverdance Last appeared in 2012
The 20th Anniversary World Tour
Thursday, June 23 at 8 p.m.
Friday, June 24 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 25 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Tickets $20-$75
The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour! Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music, and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland—in rock, music, theatre, and film—nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.
Aria Jukebox The Barns at Wolf Trap
Sunday, June 26 at 3 p.m. Tickets $32-$48
The Filene Young Artists of Wolf Trap Opera are taking requests! Come early to cast your vote for the arias and art songs you’d like to hear your favorite young artist perform. A complimentary wine and cheese reception, plus voting, begins one hour prior to the performance.
Monday, June 27 at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, June 28 at 8 p.m. Tickets $48-$130 [limited availability]
One of the most successful and distinguished American musicians of all time, who created classics like “You Can Call Me Al,” “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard,” and “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” makes his Wolf Trap debut.
The Farewell Tour
With Wolf Trap Orchestra
Falu’s Bollywood Orchestra
Wednesday, June 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets $40-$115 [limited availability]
”The world’s most celebrated ‘playback’ singer” (BBC) and most-recorded artist in music history with over 13,000 songs ranging from Bollywood to classical ragas, Asha Bhosle is lauded by CNN as one of the 20 most iconic artists of all time.
DreamWorks Animation in Concert*
National Symphony Orchestra
Justin Freer, conductor
Thursday, June 30 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets $25-$45
Enter a world of adventure with some of DreamWorks Animation’s biggest blockbusters brought to life with live symphony orchestra! Film clips of beloved characters from Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, and more enchant on huge screens—perfect for the entire family.
America the Beautiful
National Symphony Orchestra
Emil de Cou, conductor
Friday, July 1 at 8:15 p.m. Tickets $20-$58
On the occasion of the National Park Service’s Centennial, the NSO journeys across America and visits the finest landmarks from over 30 national parks and monuments for a breathtaking compilation of hundreds of majestic images. This exciting concert also celebrates the music of American composers including Copland, Bernstein, and Sondheim.
Mary Chapin Carpenter Last appeared in 2014
The Milk Carton Kids
Saturday, July 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets $25-$50
Renowned and beloved singer, songwriter, and performer Mary Chapin Carpenter will return to Wolf Trap for a special performance on July 2, 2016. The concert will feature material from her highly anticipated new album, The Things That We Are Made Of, which was produced by Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton) and will be released in 2016. Carpenter has won five Grammy Awards and is a 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee.
Bob Dylan Last appeared in 1997
Mavis Staples Last appeared in 2012
Tuesday July 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $45-$100
Widely considered one of the most influential American musicians of all time with iconic hits like “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,” “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” and “Like a Rolling Stone,” this introspective singer/songwriter continues to push the boundaries of music ranging from folk to country-rock.
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Last appeared in 2013
Melissa Etheridge Last appeared in 2013
Thursday, July 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets $30-$60
Party to the enduring hits of ‘80s icons Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo like “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” and “Love is A Battlefield,” and sing along to ‘90s rocker Melissa Etheridge’s rousing songs like “I’m The Only One” and “Come To My Window” for one night only.
Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue
Yuja Wang*, piano
National Symphony Orchestra
Lionel Bringuier*, conductor
Friday, July 8 at 8:15 p.m. Tickets $20-$58
Widely considered one of the most important artists of her generation, pianist Yuja Wang’s virtuosity—which has graced top concert halls around the world—is nothing short of dazzling. “Hers is a nonchalant, brilliant keyboard virtuosity that would have made both Prokofiev (who was a great pianist) and even the fabled Horowitz jealous.”—Los Angeles Times
Raiders of the Lost Ark*
Special 35th Anniversary Celebration
National Symphony Orchestra
Emil de Cou, conductor
Saturday, July 9 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets $30-$58 [limited availability]
Don’t miss a special 35th anniversary screening of Spielberg’s classic! One of the world’s greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever before! On huge screens as the National Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ epic score live, relive the magic of the original adventure, Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Sunday, July 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets $38-$85 [limited availability]
With over 30 million records sold worldwide and multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards to his name, Colombian pop luminary and pioneer Carlos Vives is hailed as one of the most important figures in Latin music.
American Ballet Theatre
Romeo and Juliet
A Kay Shouse Great Performance
Thursday, July 14 at 8:30 p.m.
Friday, July 15 at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 16 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets $20-$95
A masterful interpretation of Shakespeare’s enduring romantic tragedy comes to dramatic life in a production by America’s National Ballet Company® whose work has been hailed as “the most spectacular dancing in the world” (The New York Times). American Ballet Theatre returns to Wolf Trap in a signature production, renowned as one of the most famous and beloved ballets.
L’Opera Seria – new production and U.S. premiere The Barns at Wolf Trap
In Italian with English supertitles Tickets $32-$88
Friday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 17 at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Before Mozart and Salieri there was Gassmann. Following highly acclaimed productions in Paris and Berlin, Wolf Trap Opera presents the American premiere of Florian Gassmann’s 1769 comic sendup of traditional 18th-century opera. Go behind-the-scenes during an opera’s premiere. From the three star sopranos, whose translated names are Smirking, Out-of-Tune, and Purple-Face, to the insecure composer and stereotypical stage mothers, no one is spared. With daggers drawn and everyone looking for glory, success is by no means assured. “If you love opera despite its flaws – ‘warts and all’ – this one’s for you. It’s genuinely hilarious” (NPR).
Wheels of Soul 2016 Tour
Tedeschi Trucks Band*
Los Lobos Last appeared in 2013
North Mississippi Allstars Last appeared in 2006
Sunday, July 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets $25-$70 [limited availability]
Formed by husband-wife team Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, the Tedeschi Trucks Band brings together an eclectic mix of roots-rock performers to create a booming supergroup that “sit[s] at the intersection of heritage and innovation” (Rhapsody).