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Summer 2014 at Wolf Trap

Experience Disney magic on the big screen with Disney Fantasia Live in Concert playing July 11-12 at Wolf Trap.

Experience Disney magic on the big screen with Disney Fantasia Live in Concert playing July 11-12 at Wolf Trap. Photo Courtesy of Wolf Trap

As America's National Park for the Performing Arts, Wolf Trap plays a valuable leadership role in both the local and national performing arts communities. A typical season at Wolf Trap includes theatre, and musical performances ranging from country to pop to orchestra. Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road in Vienna, is accessible from the Metro and parking is free. Visit www.wolftrap.org for more.

May

Friday/May 30

Under the Streetlamp; Gentleman’s Rule. 8 p.m. Slick dance moves and tight harmonies from retro-inspired Jersey Boys quartet and an eight-man a cappella powerhouse produced by the founder of Straight No Chaser. Tickets: $25-$50.

June

Friday-Sunday/June 6-8

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. “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.” Tickets: $22-$80.

Wednesday/June 11

Trey McIntyre Project. 8:30 p.m. In their final DC performance, this inventive and bold contemporary ballet company performs to Queen’s glam-rock stylings. Tickets: $10-$44.

Thursday/June 12

Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band. 8 p.m. Celebrate an era with a band of rock ’n’ roll virtuosos from the Beatles, Santana, Toto, and more. Tickets: $35-$65.

Friday/June 13

Il Volo. 8 p.m. Pop-opera trio of Italian teen heartthrobs combines soaring voices with playful charm. Tickets: $30-$65.

Saturday/June 14

Louisiana Swamp Romp; Big Sam's Funky Nation; BeauSoleil avec Michael; Doucet; Stooges Brass Band. 2 p.m. The Big Easy party is back! Dance to Louisiana’s hottest Cajun, zydeco, and brass bands and jump in the second line parade. Tickets: $30.

Wednesday/June 18

John Butler Trio. 7:30 p.m. There’s nothing “Better Than” acoustically driven roots-rock and reggae ballads from heartfelt Australian multi-instrumentalists. Tickets: $32-$40.

Thursday/June 19

Daryl Hall & John Oates. 8 p.m. 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. Tickets: $35-$60.

Friday/June 20

Pixar in Concert. 8:30 p.m. All 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. Tickets: $30-$58.

Saturday/June 21

Grease Sing-A-Long. 8:30 p.m. Rev up your vocal chords for an ultimate summer night with the Rydell High gang and sing-a-long 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. Tickets: $25-$38.

Wednesday/June 25

Ben Folds. 8:15 p.m. 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. Tickets: $25-$60.

Friday/June 27

Handel Giulio Cesare. Check website for exact showtimes (also on Sunday, June 29 and Tuesday, July 1). New production, sung in Italian with English supertitles. Inside the Opera preshow talk begins one hour before curtain. Tickets: $36-$88.

Saturday/June 28

Beethoven’s 9th. 8:15 p.m. 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 DC-area appearance. Tickets: $25-$65.

Sunday/June 29

Diana Ross. 8 p.m. Motown’s supreme legend has inspired generations of singers with an endless stream of No. 1 hits from “You Can’t Hurry Love” to “I’m Coming Out.” Tickets: $35-$60.

Handel Giulio Cesare. Check website for exact showtimes (also on Tuesday, July 1). New production, sung in Italian with English supertitles. Inside the Opera preshow talk begins one hour before curtain. Tickets: $36-$88.

July

Tuesday/July 1

Pilobolus. 8:30 p.m. Wild creativity and daring, athletic modern dance. Tickets: $10-$48.

Handel Giulio Cesare. Check website for exact showtime. New production, sung in Italian with English supertitles. Inside the Opera preshow talk begins one hour before curtain. Tickets: $36-$88.

Thursday/July 3

Crosby, Stills & Nash. 8 p.m. Folk royalty of Woodstock reunite in musical celebration of one of the most creative supergroups in rock ’n’ roll history. Tickets: $35-$60.

Saturday/July 5

Counting Crows. 7 p.m. Fall “Accidentally in Love” with a melodic alternative lineup. Tickets: $35-$55.

Sunday/July 6

American Idol Live! Tour 2014. 8 p.m. You loved them on prime time, now see them live! The top 10 finalists from this season come together again for a star-studded showcase of crowd-pleasing songs. Tickets: $30-$70.

Tuesday/July 8

Replay America 2014 The Go-Go's. 8 p.m. An all-star lineup of ’80s New Wave, punk, and rock ’n’ roll hit makers who helped define an era. Tickets: $22-$55.

Thursday/July 10

Matthew Morrison. 8:15 p.m. Glee and Broadway sensation performs romantic standards and hits from musicals. Tickets: $25-$50.

Friday-Saturday/July 11-12

Disney Fantasia Live in Concert. 8:30 p.m. Experience Disney magic on the big screen when the NSO casts an enchanting musical spell on sorcerer Mickey and other cherished characters from the animated masterpiece. Tickets: $25-$50.

Sunday/July 13

Aria Jukebox. 3 p.m. Filene Young Artists and special guest Eric Owens sing your favorite opera highlights, with Kim Witman at the piano. Ticket price includes 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. Tickets: $32-$48.

Jennifer Nettles. 8 p.m. Grammy-winning country pop queen of Sugarland fame carries her powerful voice and honest lyrics into the solo spotlight. Tickets: $25-$50.

Monday/July 14

Sara Bareilles. 7:30 p.m. “Brave” singer/songwriter infuses her piano-based pop rock with sincerity and moxie from breakthrough “Love Song” to romantic ballad “I Choose You.” Tickets: $25-$60.

Wednesday/July 16

The Fray. 7 p.m. Piano-driven pop rock quartet with impassioned smash hits including “How to Save a Life” and “Over My Head.” Tickets: $25-$75.

Thursday/July 17

Straight No Chaser. 8 p.m. 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. Tickets: $25-$50.

Friday/July 18

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano. 8:15 p.m. “One of the best pianists in the world” (The New York Sun) showcases poetic musicality in dazzling interpretations of Tchaikovsky, Ravel, and Rossini. Tickets: $20-$50.

Saturday/July 19

2001: A Space Odyssey. 8:30 p.m. The ground-breaking 1968 film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick still retains its allure and mystery. The NSO performs the score live as the enigmatic and compelling film is screened in the house and on the lawn. The film is presented by arrangement with Warner Bros., Southbank Centre London, and the British Film Institute. Tickets: $22-$55.

Sunday/July 20

Huey Lewis & The News. 8 p.m. Return to “The Heart of Rock Rock ’n’ Roll” with infectious Grammy-winners whose chart-topping, horn-driven hits unleash “The Power of Love.” Tickets: $25-$50.

Monday/July 21 – Tuesday/July 22

Lionel Richie. 8 p.m. Multiplatinum R&B icon and a fresh hip-hop hit-maker will have you “Dancing on the Ceiling” like “Crazy.” Tickets: $45-$140.

Friday/July 25

Bizet Carmen. 8:15 p.m. Wolf Trap Opera and the National Symphony Orchestra in a thrilling tale of love, lust, and desire. New production, fully staged and costumed with custom video projection design. Sung in French with English supertitles. Tickets: $25-$75.

Saturday/July 26

Sarah McLachlan. 8 p.m. With emotional ballads and ethereal vocals, this Grammy-winning “Angel” has become “pop’s voice of compassion and consolation” (The New York Times). Tickets: $30-$70.

Sunday/July 27

Darius Rucker. 7:30 p.m. Trailblazing country singer and acclaimed Hootie & the Blowfish front man shines on earnest hits including “Alright” and “Wagon Wheel.” Tickets: $35-$65.

Tuesday/July 29

Heart. 8 p.m. Power ballads and melodic hard rock—including “Barracuda” and “Alone”—from ultimate “Magic” women who’ve released 20 unforgettable Top 40 singles. Tickets: $35-$60.

Wednesday/July 30

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. 8 p.m. Grammy-winning jazz master Wynton Marsalis and an all-star orchestra. Tickets: $25-$48.

Thursday/July 31

Rodrigo y Gabriela. 8 p.m. Nimble-fingered Mexican guitar duo presents rhythmically supercharged instrumentals, with influences ranging from heavy metal to salsa. Tickets: $35-$65.

August

Friday/Aug. 1

Mary Chapin Carpenter: Songs From The Movie. 8:15 p.m. Spellbinding orchestral arrangements from an intimate country/rock Grammy winner’s new album, Songs From The Movie. Tickets: $25-$60.

Saturday/Aug. 2

Yo-Yo Ma. 8:15 p.m. 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. Tickets: $25-$75.

Sunday/Aug. 3

Dark Star Orchestra. 7 p.m. 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. Tickets: $35-$42.

Sunday/Aug. 3

Pat Metheny Unity Group; Bruce Hornsby. 7:30 p.m. Boundary-pushing jazz quintet meets genre-hopping pop pianist and songwriter behind ’80s hit “The Way It Is.” Tickets: $35-$42.

Friday/Aug. 8

Milhaud Le pauvre matelot; Poulenc Les mamelles de Tirésias. Check website for exact showtimes (also on Sunday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 16). Boundary-pushing jazz quintet meets genre-hopping pop pianist and songwriter behind ’80s hit “The Way It Is.” Tickets: $35-$42.

Friday/Aug. 8

Pink Floyd—Dark Side of the Moon. 8 p.m. World-class musicians take one giant leap through the entirety of Pink Floyd’s concept album and other hits from the seminal band. Tickets: $25-$45.

Saturday/Aug. 9

Jim Gaffigan. 8 p.m. Hilarious observational riffs on food, fatherhood, and everything in between from “the king of (clean) comedy.”—The Wall Street Journal. Tickets: $30-$60.

Sunday/Aug. 10

Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson. 7 p.m. Irresistibly catchy and chart-topping jams by princes of pop rock. Tickets: $30-$50.

Milhaud Le pauvre matelot; Poulenc Les mamelles de Tirésias. Check website for exact showtimes (also on Saturday, Aug. 16). Boundary-pushing jazz quintet meets genre-hopping pop pianist and songwriter behind ’80s hit “The Way It Is.” Tickets: $35-$42.

Tuesday/Aug. 12

Noche Flamenca. 8:30 p.m. Spellbinding live music with song and dance reveal the essence of flamenco at its most authentic. Tickets: $10-$44.

Wednesday/Aug. 13

Nickel Creek; Josh Ritter. 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $35-$50. /

Thursday/Aug. 14

Boney James; Eric Benét. 8 p.m. Smooth, soulful hits from genre-busting saxophonist Boney James and sensual R&B crooner Eric Benét. Tickets: $25-$50.

Friday/Aug. 15

YANNI. 8 p.m. Globally acclaimed composer whose epic orchestrations fuse otherworldly synthesized sound with gorgeous instrumentation. Tickets: $35-$75.

Saturday/Aug. 16

ABBA The Concert. 8 p.m. “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. Tickets: $25-$42.

Milhaud Le pauvre matelot; Poulenc Les mamelles de Tirésias. Check website for exact showtime. Boundary-pushing jazz quintet meets genre-hopping pop pianist and songwriter behind ’80s hit “The Way It Is.” Tickets: $35-$42.

Sunday/Aug. 17

Sarah Brightman. 8 p.m. 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. Tickets: $40-$85.

Monday/Aug. 18 – Tuesday/Aug. 19

Josh Groban. 8 p.m. Multiplatinum vocalist charms with inspirational pop ballads and lush arias including “You Raise Me Up,” “You’re Still You,” and “You Are Loved.” Tickets: $40-$125.

Thursday/Aug. 21

Robyn + Röyksopp. 8 p.m. 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. Tickets: $30-$55.

Friday/Aug. 22

Lyle Lovett & His Large Band. 8 p.m. Texas’s beloved “Cowboy Man” and his all-star band blend wry humor with blues, gospel, and swing for an eclectic alt-country songbook. Tickets: $25-$50.

Saturday/Aug. 23

Sing-A-Long Sound of Music. 7:15 p.m. Maria, the Von Trapp family, and even the lonely goatherd are back to bring you a few of your favorite things: the classic film shown on huge screens with lyrics and an unforgettable costume contest. Tickets: $25-$38.

Sunday/Aug. 24

Boston Heaven on Earth Tour. 8 p.m. Extraordinary “Rock and Roll Band” with enduring guitar-driven anthems and “Smokin’” harmonies that spark “More Than a Feeling.” Tickets: $35-$60.

Wednesday/Aug. 27

Pacific Northwest Ballet; Band of Horses; Oregon Ballet Theatre. 8 p.m. Contemporary ballet, indie rock, and stunning film from Pacific Northwest Ballet, Band of Horses, and Oregon Ballet Theatre. Tickets: $10-$44.

Thursday/Aug. 28

The Band Perry. 8 p.m. 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.” Tickets: $35-$60.

Friday/Aug. 29

Prince Royce. 8 p.m. Sizzling bilingual bachata and pop combine in “the most successful breakout Latin act in recent years.”—Billboard magazine.” Tickets: $35-$75.

Saturday/Aug. 30

The Fresh Beat Band Live In Concert! 2 p.m. 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! Tickets: $25-$50.

Sunday/Aug. 31

George Bensen. 8 p.m. “On Broadway” icon, jazz guitarist, and silky-smooth singer jams on funky favorites ranging from pop to bebop. Tickets: $25-$55.

September

Thursday/Sept. 4

Gipsy Kings. 8 p.m. “Get ready to rumba to the explosive guitar rhythms of flamenco’s reigning royal family! Tickets: $35-$55.

Friday-Saturday/Sept. 5-6

Cirque Dreams—Jungle Fantasy. 8 p.m. Animalistic acrobatics abound in a musical jungle adventure hailed as “the grandest circus spectacle east of Vegas.”—New York Magazine. Tickets: $25-$50.