Upcoming Performances & Events

Rufus Wainwright
Referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet” and praised by The New York Times for his “genuine originality,” this award-winning singer/songwriter pairs his poignant lyrics with the dynamic sounds of the National Symphony Orchestra.
  • Friday, Jul 31 | 8:15 PM
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Star Trek
Boldly go where no one has gone before in J.J. Abrams' acclaimed Star Trek (2009), presented in HD on the big screen while the NSO performs Michael Giacchino's unforgettable score live!
  • Saturday, Aug 01 | 8:30 PM
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Inspiration ensues when these piano and cello YouTube phenoms bring their beautiful compositions to the stage, with original works and classical/pop mashups ranging from Swedish House Mafia to Vivaldi.
  • Thursday, Aug 06 | 8 PM
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Summer 2015

Madama Butterfly

Experience Puccini’s heartbreaking masterpiece of passion, honor, and sacrifice with Wolf Trap Opera and the National Symphony Orchestra in this new staged and costumed production with custom video projections.
  • Friday, Aug 07 | 8:15 PM
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The Music of John Williams

From a galaxy far, far away to the edge of Neverland, John Williams' iconic scores have accompanied you on epic adventures—journey now with the NSO as they perform entrancing and exhilarating music by the most Oscar-nominated man alive, with songs from beloved films like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Hook, and more.
  • Saturday, Aug 08 | 8:15 PM
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Culture Club

Discover “a joyous reminder of a golden age in British pop” (The Telegraph) when Boy George and the original Culture Club lineup, revered for the quadruple-platinum album Colour by Numbers (1983), deliver their Grammy-winning hits and songs off their new album, Tribes (2015).
  • Monday, Aug 10 | 8 PM
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Immerse yourself in captivating alt-rock from premier bands, including the sensations behind “Multiplied” and “Something Beautiful,” the Grammy-winning rockers who reminded you that you’re “Meant to Live,” and more.
  • Tuesday, Aug 11 | 7 PM
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Counting Crows

Fall “Accidentally in Love” with the melodic alt-rockers who introduced you to “Mr. Jones”—hear them play all their hits, and songs off their “most ambitious and thought provoking” (Record Collector) album, Somewhere Under Wonderland (2014).
  • Thursday, Aug 13 | 7 PM
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Lyle Lovett & His Large Band

Texas’ Grammy-winning “Cowboy Man,” known for his wry humor and deep storytelling creates richly layered, foot-tapping, Americana, alt-country, and blues with the help of his large band.
  • Friday, Aug 14 | 8 PM
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ABBA – The Concert

Mamma Mia” here they go again! Take a chance on this ultimate tribute band, featuring original members of ABBA’s rhythm section, which recreates the look and sound of the world’s most phenomenal pop ensemble.
  • Sunday, Aug 16 | 8 PM
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