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Wolf Trap announces star-studded 2017 lineup

The Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts set to host a variety of performances this summer. Tickets go on sale March 18. Courtesy Photo/Wolf Trap

 

The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts has unveiled its concert schedule for the summer of 2017. Though the docket appears to be full through September, more shows are set to be announced on April 6.

A few of the artists scheduled to perform this summer are Mary J. Blige, John Mellencamp, Regina Spektor with Ben Folds, Aretha Franklin, Diana Krall, Elvis Costello & The Impostors and Sheryl Crow.

Favorites from the D.C. Metro area music community like Wolf Trap Opera alumni, The Washington Chorus and Children’s Chorus of Washington will come together to help welcome the National Symphony Orchestra’s new Music Director Gianandrea Noseda for a massive rendition of “Carmina Burana” during his inaugural weekend on Friday, July 28.

Other notable events to look out for at Wolf Trap this summer include the legendary comedy duo of Steve Martin and Martin Short, “La La Land” in Concert with the National Symphony Orchestra, Broadway’s “The Little Mermaid,” and the National Symphony Orchestra’s continued residency featuring singer/songwriter Grace Potter and soundtrack classics from “The Legend of Zelda” video game on July 22 and “Jurassic Park” on Aug. 5.

While tickets are on sale exclusively to Wolf Trap members now, tickets to these shows and many more will be made available to the general public on Saturday, March 18 at 10 a.m. A special promotion the venue is running on March 18 and 19 only is $10 lawn tickets and $20 rear orchestra tickets for National Symphony Orchestra performances, in addition to Gustavo Dudamel and the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and Pilobolus on Sept. 9.

Tickets to Wolf Trap performances can be purchased online at http://www.wolftrap.org, by phone at (877) WOLFTRAP or in person at the Filene Center Box Office at 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna.

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