Wolf Trap Presents Brian Wilson, Frankie Valli, & More in June

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BrIan Wilson

Monday, June 6, 2011 at 8 p.m.

$42 in-house, $25 lawn

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer BrIan Wilson, the co-founder of and creative force behind The Beach Boys and one of the greatest composers of all time, returns to Wolf Trap to perform his timeless hit songs and showcase his new album, BrIan Wilson Reimagines Gershwin (2010). The musician formed The Beach Boys in 1961 and catapulted the band to fame, writing numerous singles that have become classics such as "God Only Knows," "Don't Worry Baby," and "Good Vibrations." Wilson released his first solo album in 1988 and today is revered as what Paul McCartney calls "one of the great American geniuses." In 2004 he completed the legendary album SMiLE, which he began recording with The Beach Boys in 1967 but left unfinished for nearly 40 years. His newest album pays tribute to Gershwin classics such as "Rhapsody in Blue" and includes two unfinished songs by the late composer that Wilson completed himself. This talented singer, writer, composer, and producer brings his timeless music to Wolf Trap for the first time in six years.

 

Video - BrIan Wilson performs "Heroes and Villains" from his 2004 album "SMiLE"

 

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 8 p.m.

$45 in-house, $25 lawn

 

Musical icons Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons return to Wolf Trap for a night of '60s pop and doo-wop from America's favorite New Jersey band. The Four Seasons, who have enjoyed massive amounts of success since coming to fame in 1962, are known for their unique sound that stems from Valli's signature falsetto voice. In addition to being lead singer of The Four Seasons, Valli's solo career has flourished; his 1978 solo performance of "Grease" reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and in 2007 he released his first album in 15 years, Romanticizing the '60s. With 46 hits on Billboard between 1962 and 1995 and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, their music is still being introduced to younger generations. Five decades later, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons are hotter than ever.

 

Video - Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons perform "Walk Like A Man"

 

The Levon Helm Band

with Special Guest moe.

Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

$45 in-house, $25 lawn

 

The Levon Helm Band

Folk phenomenon and two-time GRAMMY winner Levon Helm brings his passion for Americana and classic hits from The Band to Wolf Trap. Soon after joining Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks in the late '50s, Helm became the front man, sharing the stage with Bob Dylan as the group's music evolved into rock 'n' roll centered on folklore. Rechristened simply "The Band," in 1968, the group went on to record seven albums and was embraced by critics before disbanding in 1976. Helm has since embarked on various solo projects, including the release of Dirt Farmer (2007) and Electric Dirt (2009), each of which garnered him a GRAMMY Award. The Levon Helm Band was formed in the late '90s, and Helm's legendary gift for Americana folklore continues to shine in the band's music.




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