Upcoming Performances & Events

Pink Martini
The self-described “little orchestra” has become an international phenomenon, “mixing glamour and sophisticated easy listening with multilingual songs and the unexpected” (The Guardian)—see them on tour for hits like “Sympathique,” “Amado mío,” “¿Dónde estás, Yolanda?” and more.
  • Friday, Jul 10 | 8 PM
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Punch Brothers
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Full of “fierce ambition and undeniable charm,” (Uncut magazine) this acoustic quintet is known for their warm, progressive, and elegantly emotive sound—joining them is the 15-time Grammy-winning banjo virtuoso who switches effortlessly from bluegrass to classical (Fleck) and the highly-accomplished singer/banjoist who creates music “recommended even to those who think they hate banjos” (The Guardian).
  • Wednesday, Jul 15 | 7:30 PM
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Verdi's Aida in Concert
Venture into Ancient Egypt with the majestic music of Verdi’s grand opera Aida, sung by Metropolitan Opera artists and Wolf Trap Opera alumni Michelle DeYoung, Marjorie Owens, Carl Tanner, and Scott Hendricks.
  • Friday, Jul 24 | 8:15 PM
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Summer 2015


Chock-full of on-stage humor and “sonically rich” (The Boston Globe) alt-rock, these down-to-earth musicians return with fan favorites like “One Man Wrecking Machine” and “Satellite,” plus songs off their new album, Evermotion.
  • Thursday, Jul 16 | 8 PM
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Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions

Pokémon trainers, Wolf Trap chooses you! Journey through nearly 20 years of memorable Pokémon music from the popular franchise as the orchestra performs all-new arrangements live, with clips from the video games projected on huge screens.
  • Saturday, Jul 18 | 8:30 PM
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Brandi Carlile

Spend a summer evening with the dynamic singer/songwriter who perfectly bridges folk rock with Americana—her newest album The Firewatcher’s Daughter (2015) was hailed by NPR as a “glorious storm” for its “emotional openness, beautiful melodicism and rich textures.”
  • Wednesday, Jul 22 | 7:30 PM
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Indigo Girls

The folk-rock duo that brought you “Closer to Fine” returns for a night of “acoustic arrangements with a side of gorgeously hoarse and shimmering vocal harmonies” (E! Online).
  • Tuesday, Jul 28 | 8 PM
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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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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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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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ZZ Top

The Texas renegades with long beards and dark shades have become a staple of classic rock radio—catch the trio as they perform irreverent blues and boogie anthems like “La Grange,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” and “Sharp Dressed Man.”
  • Tuesday, Aug 18 | 8 PM
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The Beach Boys

America’s favorite surf rockers bring the “Fun, Fun, Fun” with their iconic summer soundtrack featuring songs like “Surfin’ USA,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” and more.
  • Sunday, Aug 23 | 3 PM
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