Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts has announced the the first set of performances for its 2014 Summer Season. Wolf Trap celebrates all genres of music in its 16-week summer season and tickets are currently on sale.
Lionel Richie and CeeLo Green will make their Wolf Trap debut for a two-night stand of blockbuster "All the Hits All Night Long" tour. Classical highlights include the National Symphony Orchestra with icons Yo-Yo Ma and Jean-Yves Thibaudet. The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to Wolf Trap for its only 2014 metro D.C. appearance.
Jazz highlights include the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Pat Metheny on a bill with fellow Grammy-winning artist Bruce Hornsby. Expanded dance offerings include Pilobolus; Noche Flamenca; the final D.C. performance of the Trey McIntyre Project; and, in a Face of America™ program, debuts of the Oregon Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet, featuring a world premiere Wolf Trap commission.
The opera season includes a Filene Center production of "Carmen," as well as the appointment of the first Wolf Trap Opera Artist in Residence, Eric Owens. Chart-topping artists include Josh Groban, Darius Rucker, Sarah McLachlan and Il Volo. Icons Ringo Starr, Diana Ross, Heart, and Crosby, Stills & Nash are returning.
There will also be family-friendly concerts including Disney's Beauty and the Beast, NSO pop and film programs include D.C.-area debut of Pixar in Concert, Disney Fantasia Live in Concert, and a collaboration with Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Wolf Trap's second summer show announcement will follow on April 17, 2014. Unless otherwise noted, all shows take place at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA.