Pack a picnic, bring your family and friends, and savor magnificent music on a starry summer night. The NSO is back at Wolf Trap - the Washington area's favorite outdoor venue!
THURSDAY, JULY 24 AT 8:15 P.M.
Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy)
John du Prez, conductor; Starring Eric Idle
Monty Python's hilarious Life of Brian and Handel's Messiah inspire this comic oratorio created by Eric Idle and his Spamalot co-composer John Du Prez.
FRIDAY, JULY 25 AT 8:15 P.M.
Romance Under the Stars: Wolf Trap is for Lovers
Emil de Cou, conductor; Vocalists Leena Chopra, Marjorie Owens, Dominic Armstrong, Beau Gibson
Sit under the stars for an evening of some of the most romantic music ever written from "Romeo and Juliet," "Boléro," excerpts from "Carmen" and "La Bohème," and much more.
SATURDAY, JULY 26 AT 8:15 P.M.
Broadway ROCKS! from Phantom to Dreamgirls
Randall Craig Fleischer, conductor; Vocalists Susan Egan, Capathia Jenkins, Doug LaBrecque, Rob Evan; The Washington Chorus; Julian Wachner, music director
Great moments from hit musicals, including Tommy, Rent, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, and more.
THURSDAY, JULY 31 AT 8:15 PM
Emil de Cou, conductor; Joyce Yang, piano; Choral Arts Society of Washington; Norman Scribner, artistic director; Wolf Trap Opera Artists: Dominic Armstrong, Rebekah Camm, Elizabeth DeShong, Beau Gibson, Joshua Jeremiah, James J. Kee, Ryan McKinny, Liam Moran, Marjorie Owens
Tempestuous, powerful, serene… feel the combined passion of hundreds of musicians as they bring Beethoven's music to life. The National Symphony leads you on an emotional journey through love, loss, and majesty, before concluding with the famous "Ode to Joy."
FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 AT 8:30 PM
Rodgers & Hammerstein at the Movies
Emil de Cou, conductor
Toe-tappers abound in this evening of big-screen moments from The Sound of Music, Carousel, The King and I, and more, with giant screens in-house and on the lawn. Whether you're looking for "Mr. Snow" or a "Girl Who Cain't Say No," or even a "Surrey with the Fringe on Top", everyone in your family will experience "Some Enchanted Evening!"
SATURDAY, AUGUST 2 AT 8:30 PM
Dial "H" for Hitchcock
Emil de Cou, conductor
A symphonic spook-tacular including clips from To Catch a Thief, Strangers on a Train, Dial M for Murder, and North by Northwest. Don't miss this classic (and classical!) evening of suspense. We guarantee, regardless of the weather, that you'll have goose-bumps!
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