Wolf Trap announces reopening, with concerts by National Symphony and others

Posted on: April 29, 2021

The Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Virginia, in a pre-pandemic photo.

“Live music and concerts will soon be back at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Virginia,” write Jess Arnold and Nick Boykin in Tuesday’s (4/27) WUSA TV (Washington, D.C.). “Wolf Trap announced its upcoming musical guests that will perform live in 2021 starting in June—the first time since December 2019…. July 1 … will mark 50 years to the day since the Filene Center hosted its first performance with a big anniversary concert. ‘This is not only our 50th, but it’s really a moment that all of us in the [region] are being able to come back together again, very emotional,’ [Wolf Trap Foundation President and CEO Arvind] Manocha said…. Concerts will look a bit different…. The latest guidance from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam allows for 50% capacity at outdoor venues with social distancing in place…. They’ll be offering spots for 1,600 initially.” The season will open on June 11 with a Wolf Trap Opera program; the National Symphony Orchestra will perform on June 18, July 1, 8, 30, and 31; other performers include the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, the U.S. Marine Band, and the Knights ensemble.