Upcoming Performances

The Firebird | NSO
The majestic Firebird rises on stage to tell its enchanted tale of transformation. Stunning larger-than-life puppetry from the creators of War Horse fuses with contemporary South African dance set to Stravinsky’s ravishing score. Co-commissioners: Wolf Trap Foundation, Ravinia Festival, Hollywood Bowl, The Mann Center, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and Sun Valley Summer Symphony.
  • Saturday, Jul 23 | 8:15 PM
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Pink Martini | NSO
Drawing musical inspiration from all over the world, the self-described “little orchestra,” Pink Martini, performs its cosmopolitan world music spanning jazz to classical to vintage pop. Together with the National Symphony Orchestra, they will take you across continents for a pops concert full of glamour.
  • Sunday, Jul 24 | 8:15 PM
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Jeff Beck & Buddy Guy
Two of Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists—Jeff Beck, lauded for “Cause We've Ended as Lovers” and his version of “I Put A Spell On You,” and Buddy Guy, best known for “Mustang Sally” and “Ain't No Sunshine”—take center stage.
  • Wednesday, Jul 27 | 8 PM
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Tony Bennett
A champion of the American Songbook since the 1950s with 19 Grammy Awards and two Emmys, Tony Bennett continues to shine on stage with pop standards and jazzy reinventions of classics.
  • Thursday, Jul 28 | 8 PM
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Summer 2016

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Chad Hoopes, violin | NSO

The young violinist with “a gift for dramatic pacing and a distinctive, convincing sense of poetry” performs Tchaikovsky’s stirring violin concerto alongside the NSO with “jaw-dropping virtuosity” (The Washington Post).
  • Friday, Jul 29 | 8:15 PM
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Star Trek Into Darkness | NSO

Boldly go where no man has gone before with J.J. Abrams’ Academy Award-nominated film presented on huge screens with Michael Giacchino’s score performed live by the National Symphony Orchestra!
  • Saturday, Jul 30 | 8:30 PM
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Straight No Chaser

This a cappella group’s musical cocktail blends pop hits and classics with a mix of top-shelf collaborators from Elton John to Sara Bareilles.
  • Thursday, Aug 04 | 8 PM
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La bohème | NSO

One of the world’s most beloved operas. Puccini’s masterpiece is an unforgettable tale of love, youth, and tragic loss in the Latin Quarter of 19th-century Paris. Wolf Trap Opera presents a fully staged and costumed production of Puccini’s classic opera, in a one night production featuring full orchestra, chorus, and custom video projections.
  • Friday, Aug 05 | 8:15 PM
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Seth MacFarlane
And The Great American Songbook | NSO

Grammy-nominated funnyman Seth MacFarlane, best known as the creator of Family Guy and Ted, shows off his impressive musical abilities by singing pop standards.
  • Saturday, Aug 06 | 8:15 PM
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The Band Perry
Jordan Rager

The Band Perry returns to Wolf Trap! Get ready for country music with a rock 'n' roll edge when the Grammy-winning sibling trio hits the stage. Featuring chart-topping favorites like “If I Die Young” and “You Lie,” The Band Perry's high-energy show is a must-see live.
  • Sunday, Aug 07 | 8 PM
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Phillip Phillips
Matt Nathanson

A Great Big World

Experience a night of soulful music from a pair of gifted singer/songwriters featuring American Idol winner Phillip Phillips acclaimed for radio hits like “Home” and “Gone, Gone,
” and touring maverick Matt Nathanson recognized for “Come On Get Higher” and “Faster.”
  • Wednesday, Aug 10 | 7 PM
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The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

Journey around the globe with one of the greatest cellists of all time and an eclectic, multicultural ensemble. Presenting an unexpected hybrid of exotic and familiar musical traditions, these inspired performers celebrate how music can cross boundaries and connect the world. As The New York Times raves, there is “no end of virtuosity among the Silk Road players.”
  • Thursday, Aug 11 | 8 PM
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Lyle Lovett & His Large Band
Emmylou Harris

Experience a show filled with Grammy-winning Americana flair including the “major genre-straddling talent” (Rolling Stone) of Lyle Lovett & His Large Band and the “shimmering, yearning soprano” of “one of the great voices in music” (BBC), Emmylou Harris.
  • Friday, Aug 12 | 7:30 PM
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98 Degrees
Ryan Cabrera

Kick it back to the years around the new millennium filled with boy bands, frosted tips, body glitter, and flare jeans while chillaxing to "I Do (Cherish You)," "All or Nothing," "He Loves You Not," "True," and more!
  • Saturday, Aug 13 | 7 PM
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Classic Albums Live Presents David Bowie

Commemorate the prolific, original chameleon of music, and hear his widely acclaimed album performed live by some of the world’s best musicians. Featuring anthems like “Starman" and one of “rock's earliest, and best, power ballads” (Rolling Stone), “Ziggy Stardust,” this is a tribute that is out of this world.
  • Sunday, Aug 14 | 8 PM
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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Nine-time Grammy-winning jazz icon Wynton Marsalis and his all-star orchestra hailed as the “finest big band in the world today” (The Daily Telegraph) return to Wolf Trap! Drawing from an extensive repertoire that includes original compositions by Marsalis, Ted Nash, and masterworks by legends like Ellington and Coltrane, the group is internationally acclaimed for its incredible versatility.
  • Friday, Aug 19 | 8 PM
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