Summer Concert Series

2014 Summer Concert Series


Applause Unlimited

Applause Unlimited presents “Aesop’s Fables,” amusing and instructive stories brought to life by solo puppeteer/storyteller Christopher Hudert.  “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” “The Country Mouse and the City Mouse,” and “The Tortoise and the Hare” – their moral lessons as relevant today as when they were written – are each highlighted by a different style of puppetry.  July 13, 27, and August 24 at 11 a.m.


Blue Sky Puppet Theater

Blue Sky Puppet Theater presents an updated, modern version of the classic children's story where the pigs play with remote control cars and rock & roll guitars and the wolf is a vegetarian!  Three (Not So) Little Pigs, offering a lesson in sibling rivalry that ends in peace, harmony, and cooperation. August 3, 17, and September 14 at 11 a.m.


Bob Brown Puppets

Bob Brown Puppets presents Pandemonium, interactive tales featuring performing pandas, a Chinese dragon, acrobats, jugglers, and a Chinese puzzle box.  These puppets have been featured at the White House, Wolf Trap Park, the National Theater, and on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. July 6, 20, and August 31 at 11 a.m.


Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

Experience highlights from Fairfax Symphony’s 2014-2015 Masterworks Season concerts, I’ll Be Seeing You and A Civil War Portrait. The concert features works from the Great American Songbook, including classic songs by Gershwin, Kern, and Carmichael. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, hear powerful renditions of music of the era, including music by father of American music, Stephen Foster, as well as Battle Hymn of the Republic and popular Civil War era folksongs like Danny Boy and Annie Laurie.  August 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31 at 9 p.m.


Jon Carroll Band

Singer-songwriter Jon Carroll has toured extensively with Starland Vocal Band and the Mary Chapin Carpenter Band, and his songs have been recorded by everyone from Linda Ronstadt to Tom Jones. Carroll was just 19 when he won his first Grammy Award, for arranging the immensely popular 1976 single Afternoon Delight. July 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, and 20 at 9 p.m.


Kayhan Kalor

Three-time Grammy nominee Kayhan Kalhor is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso on the kamancheh, who through his many musical collaborations has been instrumental in popularizing Persian music in the West and is a creative force in today’s music scene. His performances of traditional Persian music and multiple collaborations have attracted audiences around the globe. Kayhan is a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project.  September 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, and 21 at 9 p.m.

Pirate Jack

Audiences set sail with a true son of the sea, stories for children, mastery of traditional instruments. August 10, September 7, and 21 at 11 a.m.


Ryan Shump and the Rubber Band

This five man-band, hailing from the Salt Lake City, Utah, is a breath of fresh air with their organic approach to performing. Lead singer Ryan Shupe originally formed the band as an outlet for his songwriting, but it soon took on a life all its own. A fifth-generation descendent from a long line of fiddle players, Shupe has been playing violin nearly as long as he could walk.  July 26, 27, August 2, 3, 9, and 10 at 9 p.m.




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