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Great Perfomances Coming to Wolf Trap

Jul 21, 2011 04:38PM ● By Anonymous


Miranda Cosgrovewith Special Guest Greyson Chance Monday, July 25, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.$35 in-house, $20 lawn Miranda CosgroveTeen sensation Miranda Cosgrove brings her uniquely wholesome pop star quality to the Wolf Trap stage for her debut performance at the Filene Center. Before launching her musical career, Cosgrove perfected her acting skills, making her film debut in the 2003 comedy School of Rock and starring in the Nickelodeon sitcoms Drake and Josh (2004-2007) and iCarly (2007-present). The iCarly theme song, “Leave It All To Me,” became an online sensation upon its release and led Cosgrove to be named one of MTV’s Female Pop Rookies in 2009. In 2010 the young starlet released her debut album, Sparks Fly, which peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200. Her career continues to blossom with the release of her 2011 EP, High Maintenance, which MTV said “could elevate Cosgrove to a whole new level in the pop world.” Video: Miranda Cosgrove—“Raining Sunshine” Greyson ChanceJoining Miranda Cosgrove is 13-year-old singer/songwriter Greyson Chance. A video of the young pianist performing Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” at his sixth grade talent show was uploaded to YouTube in April 2010 and racked up more than 30 million views within two months, giving him a fervent fan base before he had even released a song of his own. Included in that fan base is Ellen DeGeneres, who signed him to her record label soon after seeing the video. Chance’s debut album, Hold On ‘Til the Night, is scheduled to be released on August 2. Video: Greyson Chance—“Paparazzi” The Goo Goo Dollswith Special Guests Michelle Branch and ParachuteTuesday, July 26, 2011 at 7 p.m.$42 in-house, $25 lawn The Goo Goo DollsAlternative-rock superstars The Goo Goo Dolls make their Wolf Trap debut performing their adored hit singles, including “Iris,” “Name,” and “Slide,” to name a few. Since forming in 1986, the band has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, cracked the Top 10 on Billboard’s Adult Top 40 Chart 14 times, and been nominated for four GRAMMY Awards. The group has also released four gold and platinum albums, including their breakthrough record, A Boy Named Goo (1995), which boasted nationwide radio play for years to come. Of their ninth studio album, Something for the Rest of Us (2010), the Salt Lake Tribune raved, “All 12 tracks offer the rich themes, smart lyrics, and rock-worthy melodies that have made this trio a favorite for more than two decades." Video: The Goo Goo Dolls—“Iris” (Live) Michelle BranchSinger/songwriter Michelle Branch—whose 2001 double-platinum debut album, The Spirit Room, was released when she was just 17 years old—brings her heartfelt lyrics and soothing melodies to Wolf Trap for the first time. Branch gained widespread commercial success with the hit singles “Everywhere” and “Goodbye to You” before winning a GRAMMY Award in 2003 for her work with Carlos Santana on “The Game of Love.” After releasing another platinum album, Hotel Paper (2003), Branch joined fellow musician Jessica Harp to form the country duo The Wreckers, whose single “Leave the Pieces” topped the country charts in 2006. In 2010 Branch released the solo EP Everything Comes and Goes, and she returns to her pop/rock roots with the release of West Coast Time in September 2011.Video: Michelle Branch—“All You Wanted” (Live)
ParachuteHailing from Charlottesville, Virginia is pop/rock quintet Parachute, who released their debut album, Losing Sleep, in 2009. The band has toured with major artists such as O.A.R., Matt Nathanson, The Script, and Kelly Clarkson since its members graduated from the University of Virginia in 2008, and they aren’t slowing down anytime soon. This year marked the release of their second album, The Way It Was, which cracked the Billboard Top 20. Parachute’s ascent into the music world is sure to continue full-speed ahead, certainly thanks in part to their summer tour with iconic artists The Goo Goo Dolls and Michelle Branch. Video: Parachute performs in Times Square on New Year’s Eve  An Evening with Lynyrd SkynyrdWednesday, July 27, 2011 at 8 p.m.$48 in-house, $35 lawn Known as the quintessential Southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd brings their awe-inspiring classic rock ballads to the Wolf Trap stage. Beginning with the release of their debut album, Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd (1973), which included the epic single “Free Bird,” the band became a legend in the realm of classic rock, infusing the genre with tinges of country and blues and even infiltrating pop culture with the 1974 hit “Sweet Home Alabama.” Although a tragic plane crash killed two band members in 1977 and led to a temporary hiatus for the band, Lynyrd Skynrd reunited 10 years later for a tribute tour and has been active ever since, including recently releasing a new studio album, Gods + Guns, in 2009. Despite tragic circumstances and various lineup changes, Lynyrd Skynyrd has proved consistent in any band’s most important task: providing legendary music that will continue to live on for generations to come. Club 66 event! Join Club 66 for a taste of the South—enjoy a pre-show dinner reception on the Terrace then jam out to “Freebird,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” “What’s Your Name,” and more from some of the best seats in-house! Video: Lynyrd Skynyrd—“Simple Man” (Live) The 5 BrownsNSO @ Wolf TrapEmil de Cou, ConductorThursday, July 28, 2011 at 8:15 p.m.Tickets range $20-52 The National Symphony Orchestra joins The 5 Browns at Wolf Trap for an evening of inventive interpretations of classical standards by two highly respected musical groups. The 5 Browns are made up of five Julliard-trained siblings from Utah. Each one has mastered the piano, and the quintet enjoyed their first wave of critical attention in 2002 when People magazine dubbed them “The Fab Five.” Since then, each of their three albums has reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Classical Album Chart and they have been featured in a variety of talk shows, magazines, and well-known concert venues. Their stunning arrangements involving 50 fingers, five pianos, and the National Symphony Orchestra are sure to please any music lover, regardless of their affinity for classical music. Save 50%! Student discount for NSO @ Wolf Trap performances: Available in person at the Box Office ONLY, with valid student ID. Good for Rear Orchestra NSO tickets, 1 ticket per patron. Not available for purchase online or by phone. Video: PBS Preview—The 5 Browns: In Concert  Marvin Hamlisch & Brian Stokes Mitchellwith Stephanie J. BlockNational Symphony Orchestra @ Wolf TrapFriday, July 29, 2011 at 8:15 p.m.Tickets range $20-52 Award-winning conductor Marvin Hamlisch joins Broadway’s “last leading man” (New York Times) Brian Stokes Mitchell, special guest Stephanie J. Block, and the National Symphony Orchestra on the Wolf Trap stage for an evening of showtune classics. Hamlisch, who has composed more than 40 motion picture scores in addition to winning three Oscars, four GRAMMYs, four Emmys, a Tony, and three Golden Globe Awards, will conduct the performers through signature Broadway songs as well as his own unforgettable numbers. Broadway extraordinaires Brian Stokes Mitchell and Stephanie J. Block will perform songs from classic shows including South Pacific, Carousel, A Chorus Line, and They’re Playing Our Song.Save 50%! Student discount for NSO @ Wolf Trap performances: Available in person at the Box Office ONLY, with valid student ID. Good for Rear Orchestra NSO tickets, 1 ticket per patron. Not available for purchase online or by phone. CasablancaNational Symphony Orchestra @ Wolf TrapEmil de Cou, ConductorBen Mankiewicz, HostSaturday, July 30, 2011 at 8:30 p.m.Tickets range $20-52 Often lauded as the greatest film of all time, Casablanca makes its Wolf Trap debut. The Best Picture Oscar winner will be shown on large screens both in-house and on the lawn, with the film’s full score played live by the National Symphony Orchestra. This classic WWII love story, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, has become iconic since its release in 1942 and remains a legendary film nearly 60 years later. Creating a perfect balance of comedy, drama, romance, and suspense, the movie won three Oscars and was nominated for five, including Best Music. Save 50%! Student discount for NSO @ Wolf Trap performances: Available in person at the Box Office ONLY, with valid student ID. Good for Rear Orchestra NSO tickets, 1 ticket per patron. Not available for purchase online or by phone. An Evening with Dolly PartonBetter Day World TourSunday, July 31, 2011 at 8 p.m.$60 in-house, $35 lawn Country music superstar Dolly Parton returns to Wolf Trap for the first time in nearly two decades for an evening of timeless hits. The Tennessee native started her music career at an early age, performing on local radio and television programs as a teenager before releasing her debut album, Hello, I’m Dolly, in 1967. By the 1970s, Parton had established herself as a country idol; she went on to release a record 41 Top 10 country albums and win seven GRAMMY Awards. The talented singer is also revered for her songwriting skills. Parton penned the No. 1 song “I Will Always Love You” in 1974 only to see it rise back to the top of the charts 18 years later when Whitney Houston covered it. In 2011 the country music queen released the entirely self-written album Better Day, proving that her decade-spanning career is still working 9 to 5 and beyond. Video: Dolly Parton—“Here You Come Again” ### Tickets can be purchased by calling 1 (877) WOLFTRAP; or online at For more information, call Wolf Trap at (703) 255-1868.Wolf Trap is metro accessible! 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