Category: Music and Performing Arts

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Carpenter received her big break after performing for years in Washington, DC clubs with friend and producer John Jennings. Their recording, Hometown Girl, was Carpenter’s debut album in 1987. Her latest album, Come Darkness,...

Al Jarreau & The George Duke Trio

Al Jarreau & The George Duke Trio

Five-time Grammy winning vocalist Jarreau and jazz pianist Duke reunite for an all-star night of crossover jazz, plus bassist Miller’s collaborative album with the legendary trumpeter. Date: August 18, 2010 Time: 8 p.m. Location:...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

This enchanting setting of Shakespeare’s tale of mischief, fickle teenage love, magic, and comedy is the most beguiling of all Britten’s operas — a work with a spellbinding atmosphere that inhabits a truly unique...

George Thorogood & The Destroyers

George Thorogood & The Destroyers

Thorogood’s rebellious blues-rock heard on “Bad to the Bone,” “I Drink Alone,” and many others, is joined by the classy, Grammy-winning guitarist Cray for a night of outstanding blues with no apologies. Date: August...

Hippiefest

Hippiefest

Jack Bruce of Cream, War, Mitch Ryder, Rare Earth Date: August 8, 2010 Time: 8 p.m. Location: The Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts Attire: Casual Ticket/Pricing Information: $25-42

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

That “wascally wabbit” returns for two fabulous nights of film and music! The National Symphony Orchestra provides live accompaniment as everyone’s favorite bunny brings new cartoons and music to life on large screens in-house...

The Music of James Bond

The Music of James Bond

You’ll be both shaken and stirred by the powerful theme songs from classic James Bond films like Goldfinger, Casino Royale, Dr. No, and others. National Symphony Orchestra performs with Carl Davis, conductor, and Mary...

Chris Botti

Chris Botti

The largest selling jazz instrumentalist in music today, this crossover jazz trumpeter has shared the stage and screen with big names including Sting, Paul Simon, Josh Groban, and Steven Tyler. Date: August 4, 2010...

Alejandro Sanz

Alejandro Sanz

On a rare US tour, this international Latin hit-maker returns having spent nine weeks at the top of the Latin Pop chart in 2009 with his duet with Alicia Keys, “Looking for Paradise.” Date:...