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Jul
17
Wed
WHEELS OF SOUL 2019 TOUR: TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND with BLACKBERRY SMOKE and SHOVELS & ROPE @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm
Led by husband-and-wife duo Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, this “12-piece outfit puts out a big band sound that still rings intimate, shaking listeners to their emotional core” (Rolling Stone). Experience their outstanding performance filled with songs entrenched in the blues and infused with a unique blend of southern soul, roots, and authentic rock ’n’ roll.

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Tedeschi Trucks Band

Jul
18
Thu
SHERYL CROW @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm
“Soak Up the Sun” with the queen of crossover country-rock. The Grammy-winning “All I Wanna Do” singer-songwriter returns with new music from her anticipated, self-penned 2019 album which features collaborations with a stunning array of her musical heroes.

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Sheryl Crow

Jul
19
Fri
NICKELODEON’S JOJO SIWA – D.R.E.A.M. THE TOUR @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm

Nickelodeon superstar JoJo Siwa is a YouTube personality, singer, dancer, entrepreneur, social media influencer, New York Timesbestselling author, and star on Lip Sync Battle Shorties. Connecting with millions of fans on her various social media channels, Siwa’s YouTube videos (including singles “Boomerang,” “Kid in a Candy Store,” and “Hold The Drama”) have exceeded over 1.7 billion views. VIP packages available.

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JoJo Siwa

 

STRAUSS – ARIADNE AUF NAXOS @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm
The best laid plans often go awry… Strauss’ soaring opera is divinely comical and deeply enchanting.

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS

Music by Richard Strauss
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
A New Production

Combining slapstick comedy and beautiful music in a competition of “high” and “low” art, Ariadne auf Naxos is a cock-eyed tale about art, love, and infidelity. A wealthy patron commissions two pieces of entertainment for a party—an opera based on the Ariadne myth and a comedy by a song and dance troupe. Shortly before the performances are to begin, he orders that they be performed simultaneously in order for a fireworks display to begin on time. What follows is a class war in Strauss’ brilliant opera based on a Molière comedy.

“A tale of everyday farce and mythical fantasy.” The New York Times exclaims Ariadne auf Naxos is “plush and lyrical.”

  • Inside the Opera pre-show talk begins 1 hour before curtain at The Barns
  • Performance running time: 2.5 hours including one intermission
  • Sung in German with projected English translations
Jul
20
Sat
SOJA with SUBLIME WITH ROME and COMMON KINGS @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm
Grammy-nominated reggae band SOJA returns to their “favorite hometown venue” with ska-influenced Sublime With Rome and pop-rock band Common Kings.

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SOJA
Sublime With Rome
Common Kings

Jul
21
Sun
STRAUSS – ARIADNE AUF NAXOS @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm
The best laid plans often go awry… Strauss’ soaring opera is divinely comical and deeply enchanting.

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS

Music by Richard Strauss
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
A New Production

Combining slapstick comedy and beautiful music in a competition of “high” and “low” art, Ariadne auf Naxos is a cock-eyed tale about art, love, and infidelity. A wealthy patron commissions two pieces of entertainment for a party—an opera based on the Ariadne myth and a comedy by a song and dance troupe. Shortly before the performances are to begin, he orders that they be performed simultaneously in order for a fireworks display to begin on time. What follows is a class war in Strauss’ brilliant opera based on a Molière comedy.

“A tale of everyday farce and mythical fantasy.” The New York Times exclaims Ariadne auf Naxos is “plush and lyrical.”

  • Inside the Opera pre-show talk begins 1 hour before curtain at The Barns
  • Performance running time: 2.5 hours including one intermission
  • Sung in German with projected English translations
Jul
24
Wed
STRAUSS – ARIADNE AUF NAXOS @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm
The best laid plans often go awry… Strauss’ soaring opera is divinely comical and deeply enchanting.

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS

Music by Richard Strauss
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
A New Production

Combining slapstick comedy and beautiful music in a competition of “high” and “low” art, Ariadne auf Naxos is a cock-eyed tale about art, love, and infidelity. A wealthy patron commissions two pieces of entertainment for a party—an opera based on the Ariadne myth and a comedy by a song and dance troupe. Shortly before the performances are to begin, he orders that they be performed simultaneously in order for a fireworks display to begin on time. What follows is a class war in Strauss’ brilliant opera based on a Molière comedy.

“A tale of everyday farce and mythical fantasy.” The New York Times exclaims Ariadne auf Naxos is “plush and lyrical.”

  • Inside the Opera pre-show talk begins 1 hour before curtain at The Barns
  • Performance running time: 2.5 hours including one intermission
  • Sung in German with projected English translations
Jul
26
Fri
NOSEDA CONDUCTS TCHAIKOVSKY & BEETHOVEN with the NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA and NING FENG on VIOLIN @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm
NSO Music Director Gianandrea Noseda makes his Wolf Trap debut in a program including Tchaikovsky’s thrilling Violin Concerto, performed by acclaimed soloist Ning Feng, and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

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Ning Feng, violin

Jul
27
Sat
STRAUSS – ARIADNE AUF NAXOS @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm
The best laid plans often go awry… Strauss’ soaring opera is divinely comical and deeply enchanting.

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS

Music by Richard Strauss
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
A New Production

Combining slapstick comedy and beautiful music in a competition of “high” and “low” art, Ariadne auf Naxos is a cock-eyed tale about art, love, and infidelity. A wealthy patron commissions two pieces of entertainment for a party—an opera based on the Ariadne myth and a comedy by a song and dance troupe. Shortly before the performances are to begin, he orders that they be performed simultaneously in order for a fireworks display to begin on time. What follows is a class war in Strauss’ brilliant opera based on a Molière comedy.

“A tale of everyday farce and mythical fantasy.” The New York Times exclaims Ariadne auf Naxos is “plush and lyrical.”

  • Inside the Opera pre-show talk begins 1 hour before curtain at The Barns
  • Performance running time: 2.5 hours including one intermission
  • Sung in German with projected English translations
DISNEY PIXAR’S COCO: In Concert Live to Film with the NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA and EMIL DE COU as Conductor @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jul 27 @ 8:30 pm
Disney in Concert: Coco is a family-friendly, live-to-picture concert event featuring Michael Giacchino’s beautiful musical score and the 2017 two-time Academy Award®-winning film for Best Original Song as well as Best Animated Feature Film.
Produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures, audience members will follow the story of a 12-year-old boy named Miguel who travels to the Land of the Dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family.
Film will be projected in HD onto big screens in-house and on the lawn.
Wolf Trap is proud to expand its accessibility programming with the addition of open captioning for all its movie screenings at the Filene Center for guests who are deaf or experiencing hearing loss. Open Captioning features an electronic text display which shows what is being said or sounds heard onscreen.
MOVIE NIGHT PACKAGE

Buy four (4) lawn tickets and receive one FREE popcorn.

All four tickets must be purchased in one transaction. All tickets must be for the same performance.

Jul
28
Sun
ARIA JUKEBOX: THE AUDIENCE GETS TO CHOOSE! featuring WOLF TRAP OPERA FILENE ARTISTS @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm
An afternoon of opera highlights curated by the audience and sung by Wolf Trap Opera soloists. Come to the preshow reception* to vote for the arias of your choice!
Each singer lists four arias in his jukebox, and the selection with the most votes is included in the performance. The result is a one-of-a-kind concert encompassing a surprising range of styles and composers.
*Free reception & aria voting begin at 2 pm
REBA MCENTIRE @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm
A household name thanks to a successful career spanning music, television, film, and theater, Reba McEntire is a three-time Grammy winner, member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and top-selling country musician.

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Reba McEntire

Jul
31
Wed
STEVE MILLER BAND with MARTY STUART & HIS FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jul 31 @ 7:30 pm
The multiplatinum “Space Cowboy” brings his signature blues-rock hits like “The Joker” and “Fly Like An Eagle” back to Wolf Trap with “honky-tonk in technicolor” (Billboard) band Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives.

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Steve Miller Band
Marty Stuart

Aug
1
Thu
LYLE LOVETT & HIS LARGE BAND with special guest MAVIS STAPLES @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm
Best known for his masterful songwriting filled with wit and charm, Lyle Lovett has built his career “on the reputation of his live shows, which routinely sell out theaters and concert halls coast to coast” (The New York Times). Iconic soul singer and activist Mavis Staples elevates the evening by opening the show with her powerful voice and messages of unity.

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Lyle Lovett
Mavis Staples

Aug
2
Fri
E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL in Concert with the NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA and EMIL DE COU as CONDUCTOR @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Aug 2 @ 8:30 pm
Director Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming masterpiece is one of the brightest stars in motion picture history. Filled with unparalleled magic and imagination, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial follows the moving story of a lost little alien who befriends a 10-year-old boy named Elliott. Experience all the mystery and fun of their unforgettable adventure in the beloved movie that captivated audiences around the world, complete with John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score performed live by a full symphony orchestra in sync to the film projected on huge HD screens! ©A.M.P.A.S.®
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Film will be projected in HD onto big screens in-house and on the lawn.
Wolf Trap is proud to expand its accessibility programming with the addition of open captioning for all its movie screenings at the Filene Center for guests who are deaf or experiencing hearing loss. Open Captioning features an electronic text display which shows what is being said or sounds heard onscreen.

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert

Aug
3
Sat
SARAH MCLACHLAN with the NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm
Sarah McLachlan is one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters in entertainment with over 40 million albums sold worldwide, three Grammys, and 12 Juno Awards. In addition to crafting ballads such as “Angel” and “I Will Remember You,” McLachlan founded the Lilith Fair Tour and the Sarah McLachlan School of Music.

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Sarah McLachlan

Aug
4
Sun
ABBA THE CONCERT @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm
ABBA The Concert continues to be the top ABBA tribute group in the world, dazzling audiences with fantastic performances of ABBA’s iconic hits including “Mamma Mia,” “S.O.S,” “Money, Money, Money,” “The Winner Takes All,” “Waterloo,” “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme,” and “Dancing Queen.”

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ABBA The Concert

Aug
9
Fri
ROSSINI’S THE BARBER OF SEVILLE with the WOLF TRAP OPERA and LIDIYA YANKOVSKAYA as CONDUCTOR @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Aug 9 @ 8:15 pm

Music by Giachino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini
Set and costumes from Houston Grand Opera

 

The Barber of Seville is a co-production of Houston Grand Opera Association, Canadian Opera Company, Opéra National De Bordeaux, and Opera Australia.

Figaro, Figaro, Figaro! One of the world’s most recognizable tunes from opera’s most beloved comedy. A wily barber aids the captivating Count Almaviva in wooing the vivacious Rosina right from under her cantankerous guardian’s nose. Uproariously funny, The Barber of Seville brims with sensational music, high-flying vocal fireworks, and some of opera’s most famous arias as its story twists and turns in the quest for love.

  • Pre-performance discussion on the Farmhouse Lawn at 7:15 pm
  • Performance running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes, including one intermission
  • Sung in Italian with projected English translations
Aug
10
Sat
RINGO STARR & HIS ALL-STARR BAND featuring COLIN HAY, STEVE LUKATHER, GREGG ROLIE, HAMISH STUART, GREGG BISSONETTE, and WARREN HAM @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Aug 10 – Aug 11 all-day
Join legendary musician Sir Ringo Starr for an evening of iconic hits from the Beatles, his famous bandmates, and more! The All-Starr Band features vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Colin Hay (Men at Work), guitarist Steve Lukather (Toto), keyboardist/vocalist Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey), guitarist/vocalist Hamish Stuart (Average White Band), drummer Gregg Bissonette (Toto, Don Henley), and saxophonist/vocalist Warren Ham (Toto).

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Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band

Aug
13
Tue
STRAY CATS – 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Aug 13 @ 8:00 pm
Marking their 40th anniversary, the original members of iconic rockabilly band Stray Cats—Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker, and Slim Jim Phantom—reunite for a brand new album and tour.

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Stray Cats