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Harry Connick, Jr., Opens Wolf Trap Season

Ticket sales at Wolf Trap, the nation’s only national park for the performing arts, got off to a fast start on April 6, the day the box office opened.

Sales increased by 51 percent over the first day of sales last year, according to Danette Wills, director of media relations.

Grammy Award winner Harry Connick, Jr., will open the season with his “Songs I Heard” Tour on Tuesday, May 21, at 8 p.m. A second performance is scheduled on May 22.

The concert will feature children’s music including music from classic movies such as “Annie," "Mary Poppins," "The Sound of Music," "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," and "The Wizard of Oz."

On Sunday, May 26, Wolf Trap’s “Summer Season Blast Off” will begin at 8 p.m. with a free performance by the U.S. Marine Band.

A display of fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. Seats are free and no tickets are required, Wills said.

For information about other concerts this season, visit Wolf Trap’s web site at www.wolftrap.org or call 703-255-1860 to hear a recorded message.

Wolf Trap’s annual fundraising gala on Friday, June 7, will feature a performance by comedian Bill Cosby. For information on tickets to the performance or the dinner, call 703-255-1900.