Wolf Trap Performances for July 14-31: National Ballet of China, National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra; Punch Brothers, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn; Guster, Kishi Bashi; Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions (Video), National Symphony Orchestra; Patti Labelle, The Jones Family Singers; Brandi Carlile, First Aid Kit; Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! in association with WAMU 88.5; Verdi’s Aida in Concert National Symphony Orchestra, The Washington Chorus, Daniele Callegari, conductor; Diana Krall With Wolf Trap Orchestra, Wallflower World Tour; Indigo Girls; Jill Scott; Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals; Rufus Wainwright, National Symphony Orchestra; The Rodgers Family – A Century of Musicals

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Wolf Trap Performances for July 14-31

All performances held at the Filene Center (unless otherwise noted)
1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182

Select performances held at The Barns at Wolf Trap (noted on listing)
1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182


PERFORMANCE UPDATE: Frank Sinatra, Jr.’s performance at Wolf Trap, originally scheduled for Thursday, July 9, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 2 at 8 pm.

More info on the show here: http://www.wolftrap.org/tickets/calendar/performance/15filene/0902show15.aspx


National Ballet of China*
National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra
The Peony Pavilion
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 8:30 p.m.                                                                           Tickets $20-$65

Fusing classical western ballet with traditional Chinese dance, this spellbinding performance tells the story of star-crossed lovers through luscious costumes and poetic staging.


Punch Brothers
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.                                                                    Tickets $30-$50

Full of “fierce ambition and undeniable charm,” (Uncut magazine) this acoustic quintet is known for their warm, progressive, and elegantly emotive sound—joining them is the 15-time Grammy-winning banjo virtuoso who switches effortlessly from bluegrass to classical (Fleck) and the highly-accomplished singer/banjoist who creates music “recommended even to those who think they hate banjos.” (The Guardian)


Kishi Bashi
Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 8 p.m.                                                                               Tickets $32-$45

Chock-full of on-stage humor and “sonically rich” (The Boston Globe) alt-rock, these down-to-earth musicians return with fan favorites like “One Man Wrecking Machine” and “Satellite,” plus songs off their new album, Evermotion.


Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions (Video)
National Symphony Orchestra
Susie Benchasil Seiter*, conductor
Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 8:30 p.m.                                                                          Tickets $25-$45

Pokémon trainers, Wolf Trap chooses you! Journey through nearly 20 years of memorable Pokémon music from the popular franchise as the orchestra performs all-new arrangements live, with clips from the video games projected on huge screens.


Patti Labelle
The Jones Family Singers*
Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 8 p.m.                                                                                   Tickets $30-$65

Hey sister, go sister, the Grammy-winning soul sister and Emmy-nominated actress delivers timeless hits like “Lady Marmalade,” “New Attitude,” and “On My Own,” with “astonishing force and control” (Rolling Stone).


Brandi Carlile
First Aid Kit
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.                                                                    Tickets $30-$55

Spend a summer evening with the dynamic singer/songwriter who perfectly bridges folk rock with Americana—her newest album The Firewatcher’s Daughter (2015) was hailed by NPR as a “glorious storm” for its “emotional openness, beautiful melodicism and rich textures.”



Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!*
in association with WAMU 88.5
Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 8 p.m.                                                                               Tickets $25-$60


Watch comedians, journalists, celebrity guests, and more compete in NPR’s Award-winning current events quiz show, hosted by actor and playwright Peter Sagal, for their chance to win a coveted prize from scorekeeper emeritus Carl Kasell.


Verdi’s Aida in Concert
National Symphony Orchestra
The Washington Chorus
Daniele Callegari, conductor
Wolf Trap Opera Alumni
Marjorie Owens, Michelle DeYoung,
Carl Tanner, Scott Hendricks
Friday, July 24, 2015 at 8:15 p.m.                                                                                Tickets $22-$75

Venture into Ancient Egypt with the majestic music of Verdi’s grand opera Aida, sung by Metropolitan Opera artists and Wolf Trap Opera alumni Michelle DeYoung, Marjorie Owens, Carl Tanner, and Scott Hendricks.


Diana Krall
With Wolf Trap Orchestra
Wallflower World Tour
Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 8 p.m.                                                                                Tickets $40-$75

Enjoy the rich, honeyed vocals and tender piano melodies of this five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz sensation as she performs audience favorites and music from her new album with the Wolf Trap Orchestra.


Indigo Girls
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 8 p.m.                                                                                 Tickets $32-$54

The folk-rock duo that brought you “Closer to Fine” returns for a night of “acoustic arrangements with a side of…shimmering vocal harmonies” (E! Online).


Jill Scott
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 8 p.m.                                                                          Tickets $45-$100

With a voice lauded as “irresistible,” “velvety,” and “glorious” (The Guardian), the triple Grammy-winning singer, actress, and poet has dazzled fans for more than a decade with chart-toppers like “A Long Walk,” “He Loves Me,” and “Golden.”


Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.                                                                         Tickets $35-$60

For the first time since 2008, the triple-Grammy winners known for their eclectic mix of blues, soul, reggae, and rock reunite on tour, bringing back their explosive live performances.


Rufus Wainwright
National Symphony Orchestra
Emil de Cou, conductor                                                                                          
Friday, July 31, 2015 at 8:15 p.m.                                                                                Tickets $25-$58

Referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet” and praised by The New York Times for his “genuine originality,” this award-winning singer/songwriter pairs his poignant lyrics with the dynamic sounds of the National Symphony Orchestra.


The Rodgers Family – A Century of Musicals                                                       The Barns at Wolf Trap

Steven Blier & Wolf Trap Opera Soloists                                                                 Tickets $46

Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 3 p.m.
Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 3 p.m.

Three generations of American musical theatre in one family – from Richard Rodgers’ Oklahoma to Mary Rodgers’ Once Upon A Mattress and Adam Guettel’s A Light in the Piazza.


Tickets can be purchased by calling 1.877.WOLFTRAP or online at wolftrap.org.
For more information, call Wolf Trap at 703.255.1900.


Wolf Trap is Metro accessible!

Our environmentally friendly Wolf Trap Express Bus travels from the West Falls Church Metro stop every 20 minutes starting two hours prior to show time. For details, please visit wolftrap.org/Plan_Your_Visit/Access_by_Metro.aspx.


All artists, repertoire, performance dates and pricing are current as of June 23, 2015, but are subject to change. The most up-to-date information on artists, performances and ticket availability may always be found on Wolf Trap’s website, WolfTrap.org.


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