Filene Center at Wolf Trap opens the 2012 Summer Season

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  • Wolf Trap Opera's Hoffmann Trio. (Photo credits: Carol Pratt.) Wolf Trap Opera's Hoffmann Trio. (Photo credits: Carol Pratt.) Photo by: Carol Pratt
  • The Go-Go's Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock and Kathy Valentine perform at Wolf Trap's Filene Center in Vienna, Va. (Image:  Arnold Neimanis) The Go-Go's Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock and Kathy Valentine perform at Wolf Trap's Filene Center in Vienna, Va. (Image: Arnold Neimanis)
  • The Go-Go's lead singer Belinda Carlisle  performing at Wolf Trap's Filene Center in Vienna, Va. (Image: Jacquie Kubin) The Go-Go's lead singer Belinda Carlisle performing at Wolf Trap's Filene Center in Vienna, Va. (Image: Jacquie Kubin)
  • The Go-Go's Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock and Kathy Valentine perform at Wolf Trap's Filene Center in Vienna, Va. (Image: Jacquie Kubin) The Go-Go's Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock and Kathy Valentine perform at Wolf Trap's Filene Center in Vienna, Va. (Image: Jacquie Kubin)
  • Keith Strickland, Kate Pierson, Cindy Wilson and Fred Schneider of The B-52s at Wolf Trap's Filene Center in Vienna, Virginia on July 14. (Photograph by Jacquie Kubin) Keith Strickland, Kate Pierson, Cindy Wilson and Fred Schneider of The B-52s at Wolf Trap's Filene Center in Vienna, Virginia on July 14. (Photograph by Jacquie Kubin)
  • David Leon as John, Joey Curatolo as Paul, Joe Bithorn as George and Ralph Castelli as as Richard "Ringo" Starkey in Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles at Wolf Trap's Filene Center in Vienna, VA. (Photo/ J. Kubin) David Leon as John, Joey Curatolo as Paul, Joe Bithorn as George and Ralph Castelli as as Richard "Ringo" Starkey in Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles at Wolf Trap's Filene Center in Vienna, VA. (Photo/ J. Kubin)
  • Sheryl Crow at Wolf Trap's Filene Center in Vienna, Virginia on June 17. (Photograph by Jacquie Kubin) Sheryl Crow at Wolf Trap's Filene Center in Vienna, Virginia on June 17. (Photograph by Jacquie Kubin)
  • Colbie Caillat at Wolf Trap's Filene Center in Vienna, Virginia on June 17. (Photograph by Jacquie Kubin) Colbie Caillat at Wolf Trap's Filene Center in Vienna, Virginia on June 17. (Photograph by Jacquie Kubin)

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2012 – June is here and that means the Summer Season at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center begins! Washington DC area residents have been enjoying the intimate atmosphere and lively mix of popular music, theater and classical music for over forty-years. 

The Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts houses about 100 performances annually from late May to early September, as well as a variety of education programs, artist master classes, special events, and a yearly Holiday Sing-A-Long for families and friends throughout the community. 

Check out their fine programming at the Wolf Trap website

Highlights for June include:

 (The following information is provided by Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.  Please call or check their website to confirm all shows, dates and times.  Thank you.) 

May 31 – June 3 South Pacific (Tickets : Various prices $20 (lawn) to $80 (Fri/Sat box)

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s moving wartime love story comes to life featuring timeless classics “Some Enchanted Evening,” “There is Nothin Like a Dame,” “Younger than Springtime,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair,” “Bali Hai,” and more.

South Pacific takes place at the beginning of World War II with stories of 2 couples who struggle to make sense of love and find happiness in a prejudiced and war-driven world. Can love conquer geographical and cultural divides?

Based on the 2008 Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center performance, this production of South Pacific puts a fresh twist on a classic.”

Ticket
Scale

Box

Front
Orch

Rear
Orch

Loge

Lawn

F - Thu. & Sun. eve

$70

70

63

55

20

G - Fri. & Sat. eve

$80

80

70

60

25

E - matinee

$55

55

48

40

20

June 6 k.d. lang & The Siss Boom Bang with Special Guest: Jane Siberry (Tickets $25 (lawn), $45, $75 in-house)

From wistful romance to honky-tonk spunk, this GRAMMY-winning vocalist brings a unique, boundary-breaking sound with hits like “Constant Craving” and “Lifted by Love.”

Winner of 4 GRAMMY Awards, k.d. lang is credited with creating alt-country, a unique blend of hard rock and melodic country.

The singer/songwriter shifted to more mainstream pop-rock in the 1990s and early 2000s, releasing several contemporary pop albums, including the platinum-selling Ingénue. In 2011 lang made a return to her country roots with Sing It Loud. 

Jane Siberry

Canadian artist Jane Siberry began as a folk pianist/guitarist and expanded her style by drawing on elements of jazz, electronic, and chamber music. She gained public awareness in 1985 with the gold-certified The Speckless Sky, which also earned her 2 People’s Choice Awards for Album of the Year and Producer of the Year.

June 7-8 Get The Led Out - The American Led Zeppelin ($22 (lawn), $32, $75 in-house)

These talented musicians and diehard Led Zeppelin fans pay rock ’n’ roll homage to the legendary band that created hits like “Stairway to Heaven,” “Ten Years Gone,” and “When the Levee Breaks” in a high-energy live concert.

Guitarist Paul Hammond cites a deep love for Led Zeppelin’s music and a desire to present the music from the band’s recordings in live shows as the inspiration for Get The Led Out.

Hammond and lead singer Paul Sinclair own Philadelphia’s Fat City Studios, engineering and producing in addition to performing with Get The Led Out and other rock groups.

June 8 Yanni  ($30 (lawn) $55 in-house)

World-renowned contemporary instrumentalist known for delivering electrifying live concerts

After an extensive world tour, Yanni returns to the U.S. and Canada with an all new show that will deliver old and new fans the very best of his music.  

Yanni and his world class musicians will perform instrumental hits made famous in his shows from The Acropolis in Greece, The Taj Mahal in India, The Forbidden City in China, and The Royal Albert Hall in England, including some music from his new album, Truth Of Touch.

Truth Of Touch is Yanni’s first album of original studio music in almost a decade.

June 9 Gavin DeGraw with Colbie Caillat ($25 lawn $40 in-house)

Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat bring together the best of New York and California pop-rock for an unforgettable evening of stellar music made famous with hits like “Bubbly,” “Brighter than the Sun,” “I Don’t Want to Be,” and “Not Over You.”

Gavin DeGraw recently joined the celebrity cast of the hit TV show Dancing with the Stars.

Top 10 single “I Don’t Want to Be” serves as the theme song for CW teen drama One Tree Hill, on which DeGraw has made several live appearances.

DeGraw’s newest album, Sweeter (2011), reached the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 and its first single, “Not Over You,” entered the top 20 on the Hot 100 and Mainstream Top 40 charts this spring.

Colbie Caillat

Colbie Caillat has enjoyed a number of musical collaborations, including singing on “Breathe” from Taylor Swift’s albumFearless (2009), touring with John Mayer, and performing several duets with Jason Mraz.

The debut single “Bubbly” that launched Caillat into mainstream music spent 14 weeks atop Billboard’s Top 40 Chart.

June 10 Wolf Trap’s 23rd Annual Louisiana Swamp Romp™ with Allen Toussaint Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Big Sam’s Funky Nation ($25 general admission) 

Cajun Crawfish boil with Cob Corn, Chicken Gumbo with Rice, Cornbread, Muffuletta Sandwiches, Zapp’s Cajun Crawtator Chips, and Pecan Pralines available on the plaza while they last! 

Experience the thrill of Louisiana at this year’s red-hot New Orleans-style party!

Allen Toussaint has collaborated with a wide variety of artists and written songs sung by Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Band, Jerry Garcia, and Paul McCartney among others.

“Big Sam” Williams performed alongside U2 and Green Day for the re-opening of the New Orleans Superdome after Hurricane Katrina in 2006.

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band helped entice a younger audience for New Orleans-style brass music by melding R&B rhythms with impeccable brass technique.

June 13 Martina McBride Special Guest: David Nail $35 lawn, $48 in-house)

Dynamic country superstar Martina McBride delivers her special brand of vocal-powered country behind hits like “Independence Day,” “My Baby Loves Me,” and “This One’s for the Girls” and her recent tracks “Teenage Daughters” and “I’m Gonna Love You Through It.”

Country Music Chicago gives high praise to McBride’s newest original release, Eleven, lauding that “…this beautiful, sweet, powerful voice is classic Martina and why we love her so much.”

In 2011 the 4-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year dedicated her Top 10 Hot Country single “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” to cancer survivors, performing atop the pink-lit Empire State Building to raise breast cancer awareness.

Special guest David Nail was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for his song “Turning Home.” “Let It Rain,” the first single from his 2011 album The Sound of a Million Dreams, reached No. 1 on the Hot Country charts in 2012.

June 15 – June 17 Riverdance Final US Performances! ($20 lawn, $80 in-house) 

Riverdance began as a 7-minute halftime performance at the 1994 Eurovision Song

Contest before going on to become one of the most celebrated shows in the world.

This summer marks the show’s 14th season at Wolf Trap 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 7 pm THE Outlaw Roadshow Summer 2012

Featuring: Counting Crows with Special Guests Good Old War, Foreign Fields, and Filligar $48 in-house, $30 lawn

Counting Crows

The GRAMMY-nominated Counting Crows gear up for a night of Crow classics and signature covers as a part of their Outlaw Roadshow tour. Only their second performance at Wolf Trap since their 2010 debut, the Crows will be performing songs from their recently released album, Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did on Our Summer Vacation). 

The album features a collection of 15 interpretive covers, including Bob Dylan’s “You Ain’t Going Nowhere” and Coby Brown’s “Hospital.” The band’s career took off in the early 1990s after they performed in lieu of Van Morrison at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their debut album, August and Everything After, featured the single “Mr. Jones,” which reached No. 2 on the Billboard charts. In 2005 “Accidentally in Love”, featured on the Shrek 2 soundtrack, was nominated for a GRAMMY, Golden Globe, and Academy Award.

Thursday, June 21, 2012  Diana Krall Summer Nights US Tour with Special Guest Denzal Sinclaire $50 in-house, $35 lawn

Diana Krall

Canadian-born jazz vocalist/pianist Diana Krall returns to Wolf Trap as a part of her Summer Nights tour. With three GRAMMY awards and nine No. 1 Billboard Jazz chart debuts, Krall continues to reinvigorate the Jazz scene with her distinctive alto vocals and contemporary-pop sound. Her most notable album, 1999’s When I Look in Your Eyes,  became the first jazz album in 25 years to be nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year.

Although Album of the Year honors eluded Krall, the record earned a GRAMMY for Best Jazz Vocal Performance. The multiplatinum artist began performing at an early age, learning the piano by age four and becoming a professional jazz singer by 15. Krall keeps her sound fresh and new by exploring new horizons, such as the bossa nova elements on her latest releaseQuiet Nights.

June 22 – 23 RAIN- A Tribute to the Beatles $42 in-house, $25 lawn

RAIN- A Tribute to the Beatles

Winner of the 2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical Revue, RAIN brings the magic and authenticity of the Beatles back to Wolf Trap. After 300 performances on Broadway from 2010-2011, RAIN is now back on tour. Formed by a group of Beatles enthusiasts, RAIN has been together longer than The Beatles themselves. Performing since the 1970s, RAIN has perfected their act to the smallest detail. Aside from performing the full Beatles catalogue, they boast shows on a grand scale with vivid costumes, multiple set changes, and historical footage from the ’60s.

June 24 Demi Lovato with Hot Chelle Rae $42 in-house, $30 lawn

Demi Lovato

Featuring emotionally charged ballads matched with strong vocals, Demi Lovato is a new kind of pop artist. The 19-year-old singer is best known for her tenure as a Disney Channel regular, starring in three Disney Channel movies—Camp Rock, Camp Rock 2, and Princess Protection Program.

She also held the lead role on the Disney channel series Sonny With a Chance for two years. Lovato released her first solo album, Don’t Forget, in 2008, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts. The following year, her second album, Here We Go Again, was released and reached No. 1. Lovato won two People’s Choice Awards for Favorite TV Guest Star for her role on Grey’s Anatomy and Favorite Pop Artist. Lovato recently released her third album, Unbroken, featuring songs “Skyscraper” and “All Night Long” and will make her debut as a judge on the television musical competition The X Factor. 

Hot Chelle Rae

Hot Chelle Rae became overnight pop sensations with their double platinum hit “Tonight, Tonight,” earning them an American Music Award for 2011 New Artist. On tour with Demi Lovato, this won’t be the first time that Hot Chelle Rae has teamed up with her; they collaborated on the song “Why Don’t You Love Me” from their 2011 album, Whatever. Known for their catchy lyrics and lively beats, Hot Chelle Rae is ready for another whirlwind summer.

 

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Tickets can be purchased by calling 1 (877) WOLFTRAP; or online at www.wolftrap.org.  For more information, call Wolf Trap at (703) 255-1868.

Wolf Trap is metro accessible! Our environmentally friendly Wolf Trap Express Bus travels from the West Falls Church metro stop every 20 minutes starting two hours prior to show time.

Plan Your Visit: For driving directions and map, parking information, and METRO Access information, visit here

GPS Addresses:

The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna, VA. 22182:

Our indoor 380 seat winter/spring performance venue (Late September – Early May) and summer home of the Wolf Trap Opera Company.

The Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna, VA. 22182:

Our outdoor 7,028 capacity summer performance venue (Late May – Early September).

Wolf Trap Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna, VA. 22182:

(Season runs Late June – Early August)


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