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Wolf Trap Kicks Off 2014 Symphony Lineup - Disney, Yo-Yo Ma & More!

Wolf Trap Kicks Off 2014 Symphony Lineup - Disney, Yo-Yo Ma & More!

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces its 2014 summer symphony productions.

This season's collaboration with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) includes seven performances, featuring conductors Andrew Litton, Grant Gershon, Vince Mendoza, Thomas Wilkins, and NSO Festival Conductor Emil de Cou. Guest artists include iconic cellist Yo-Yo Ma, world-renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and American singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter. The schedule also features two NSO performances with film: Pixar in Concert and Disney Fantasia Live in Concert.

Wolf Trap welcomes The Philadelphia Orchestra for the first time since 1999 in a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, conducted by Bramwell Tovey, with The Choral Arts Society of Washington and featuring four Wolf Trap Opera soloists. This concert marks the ensemble's only appearance in 2014 in the D.C. area.

Tickets for these performances go on sale at 10 am on March 29 and can be purchased online atwolftrap.org, by calling 1.877.WOLFTRAP, or at the Wolf Trap Box Office located at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182.

SYMPHONY:

Pixar in Concert
National Symphony Orchestra
Emil de Cou, conductor
TONIGHT, June 20, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Everyone's favorite animated Pixar films will be projected on the big screen, including Finding Nemo, Up, Toy Story, and Monsters, Inc., with their original Academy and Grammy Award-winning scores by Randy Newman, Thomas Newman, Michael Giacchino, and Patrick Doyle performed live by the National Symphony Orchestra. Included in this animated and musical journey will be Pixar's most recent Academy Award-winning film, Brave. Pixar in Concert © Disney/Pixar

In his 10th season as conductor for the National Symphony at Wolf Trap, Emil de Cou is also the music director of the Pacific Northwest Ballet. "He's one of the few conductors trying to open new doors into classical music, either with video...or other new technologies aimed at younger audiences."-The Washington Post

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Featuring The Choral Arts Society of Washington
and Wolf Trap Opera Soloists
Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 8:15 pm

Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor (9th Symphony) including the iconic "Ode to Joy" will be performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra, one of the world's leading orchestras, in its only 2014 D.C.-area appearance.

"One of the most versatile and charismatic musicians in the world, Bramwell Tovey is a Grammy Award-winning conductor and a renowned composer."-MusicalAmerica.com. The award-winning Choral Arts Society of Washington joins soloists from the Wolf Trap Opera; Tracy Cox, soprano; Virginie Verrez, mezzo-soprano; Robert Watson, tenor; and Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone.

Repertoire:
Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Britten: Four Sea Interludes
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Disney Fantasia Live in Concert
National Symphony Orchestra
Emil de Cou, conductor
Friday, July 11, 2014 at 8:30 pm
Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Experience Disney magic on the big screen when the National Symphony Orchestra casts an enchanting musical spell on sorcerer Mickey and other cherished characters from the animated masterpiece, featuring vibrant interpretations of classical pieces by Beethoven, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and more. Disney Fantasia Live in Concert © Disney

Repertoire:
Disney's Fantasia (1940)
Fantasia 2000 (1999)

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Andrew Litton, conductor
National Symphony Orchestra
Friday, July 18, 2014 at 8:15 pm

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