“We are proud to present an extraordinary season filled with truly iconic artists,” said Arvind Manocha, Wolf Trap Foundation President and CEO. “Wolf Trap is the only place in the country where you can find Yo-Yo Ma, Robyn + Röyksopp, Lionel Richie, The Band Perry, and Josh Groban on the same season calendar, and that’s worth celebrating. Our patrons have a dizzying array of options to choose from, and we look forward to sharing many amazing days and nights of music together at America’s only National Park for the Performing Arts.”
This year’s roster includes debuts by Lionel Richie and CeeLo Green in a two-night stand of blockbuster for the All the Hits All Night Long tour; former Hootie & the Blowfish front man, turned country singer Darius Rucker; pop-rock singer-songwriters Sarah McLachlan and Sara Bareilles; progressive bluegrass trio Nickel Creek; Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles; Scandinavian electronic artists Robyn + Röyksopp; pop-rock quartet The Fray; country music trio The Band Perry; Comedy Central star Jim Gaffigan; and Seattle-based indie rockers Band of Horses.
Returning audience favorites include rock ‘n’ roll legend Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band; classical crossover singers Sarah Brightman and Josh Groban; Motown diva Diana Ross; folk-rock supergroups Crosby, Stills & Nash, Daryl Hall & John Oates, and Boston; alternative rockers the Counting Crows; and chart-topping pop-rockers Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson.
Fine arts highlights include a new Wolf Trap Opera production of Bizet’s Carmen; The National Symphony Orchestra with appearances by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, innovative pop-pianist Ben Folds, Glee star Matthew Morrison, folk singer Mary Chapin Carpenter, and multimedia presentations of Pixar in Concert and 2001: A Space Odyssey. The Philadelphia Orchestra will also be featured in its only metro D.C. area performance. An expanded dance series features Pilobolus, Noche Flamenca, the final D.C. appearance of the Trey McIntyre Project, and a Wolf Trap commission by Pacific Northwest Ballet. Jazz programming includes Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Pat Metheny with fellow Grammy-winning artist Bruce Hornsby.
Wolf Trap’s Summer 2014 season is completed by dozens of family-friendly events with performances by The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert!; Sing-A-Longs with Grease and Sound of Music; a live theatrical production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; and Jungle Fantasy, an acrobatic animalistic adventure by Cirque Dreams. In addition, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods presents a varied range of acts that showcase music, dance, puppetry, and storytelling. A full list of family-friendly shows can be found at wolftrap.org/family.
Tickets are currently on sale for shows announced on Tueaday, March 11, 2014 at www.wolftrap.org or 1.877.WOLFTRAP, and at the Wolf Trap Box Office, located at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA. Tickets for all shows on sale Saturday, May 3 at 10AM. Visit www.wolftrap.org for further information.
About Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Catherine Filene Shouse (1896-1994), produces and presents a full range of performance and education programs in the Greater Washington area, as well as nationally and internationally. Wolf Trap features three performance venues: the outdoor Filene Center and Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, both located at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and The Barns at Wolf Trap, located down the road from the national park and adjacent to the Center for Education at Wolf Trap. The 7,028-seat Filene Center is operated in partnership with the National Park Service and annually showcases an extensive array of diverse artists, ranging from pop, country, folk, and blues to classical music, dance, and theatre, as well as multimedia presentations, from May through September. The Barns at Wolf Trap is operated by the Wolf Trap Foundation year-‘round, and during the summer months is home to the Grammy-nominated Wolf Trap Opera, one of America’s outstanding resident ensemble programs for young opera singers. Wolf Trap’s education programs include the nationally acclaimed Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts and Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, a diverse array of arts education classes and grants, and a nationally recognized internship program that was included in Bloomberg Business Week’s 2009 List of "Best Places to Intern.” As part of its ongoing commitment to protect and preserve the environment, Wolf Trap offers Metro access and is a founding member of the Green Music Group.
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