Bob Weir & Wolf Bros Featuring The Wolfpack to Enchant Audiences with Orchestral Magic at Wolf Trap

By Stu Kelly / January 30, 2024

Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir and his ensemble, Wolf Bros, are gearing up for a spectacular two-night engagement at the iconic Wolf Trap. They will be accompanied by the esteemed National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Steven Reineke. The eagerly awaited performances are scheduled for August 28 and 29, promising audiences an unforgettable experience under the stars.

Known for their eclectic repertoire, each engagement night will showcase an utterly unique setlist. Weir will draw from the expansive Grateful Dead catalog, highlight tracks from his solo albums, and treat fans to renditions of beloved covers. What makes these performances exceptional is the incorporation of original orchestrations crafted by Stanford professor and composer Dr. Giancarlo Aquilanti.

This ambitious project has been years in the making, with Weir first unveiling these orchestral arrangements during a four-night run of critically acclaimed ensemble performances at The Kennedy Center in the fall of 2022. The National Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Steven Reineke, showcased their musical prowess in collaboration with Weir, creating an immersive and transcendent experience for concertgoers.

Fans who missed the initial Kennedy Center performances or those eager to relive the magic will have the opportunity to witness these special shows this summer at Wolf Trap’s enchanting outdoor oasis. The historic venue, nestled in Vienna, VA, provides the perfect backdrop for a musical journey that transcends boundaries and defies expectations.

The new dates at Wolf Trap continue Bob Weir & Wolf Bros‘ versatile approach to live performances. The ensemble has consistently demonstrated their ability to adapt and transform their musical environment, allowing their prowess to regulate an accentuated take on beloved material.

The incorporation of the National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Steven Reineke adds a new layer of sophistication to the already dynamic performances by Bob Weir & Wolf Bros. Fans in attendance can expect an unparalleled fusion of rock ‘n’ roll energy, orchestral grandeur, and the timeless magic of Bob Weir’s musical legacy.

Tickets for these highly anticipated performances are expected to sell out quickly, so fans are encouraged to secure their seats early for this once-in-a-lifetime musical experience at Wolf Trap. The combination of Weir’s legendary status, the Wolf Bros’ musical prowess, and the orchestral brilliance of the National Symphony Orchestra promises two nights of pure magic and sonic delight. 

An artist pre-sale for tickets to the Bob Weir & Wolf Bros run with the National Symphony Orchestra in Virginia will begin on Friday, February 9 at 10 a.m. EST, followed by the public on-sale Friday, February 16 at 10 a.m. EST. Fans can sign up for access here.


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