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25 reviews
25 stars
The weather was hot during the day but cooled off substantially after sunset. I wore brought a light jacket for aLate June evening.
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2 reviews
9 stars
If you take the Shuttle from West Falls Church, put an alarm on your smart phone for 20 minutes before 11, because they leave to make the last train at West Falls Church.
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"America the Beautiful"
13 ratings
4.4 average rating
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74 events
30 reviews
9 stars
attended Jul 27 2013

This was certainly NOT one of NSO's better Wolf Trap performances. I didn't care for their rendition of "American in Paris" at all which is a favorite of mine. The Ansel Adams photographs were interesting to see but the accompanying music was...continued

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26 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 27 2013

Two treasures, Wolf Trap and the NSO; And the Ansel Adams photos were fabulous. A true midsummer night's dream.

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25 events
6 reviews
15 stars
attended Jul 27 2013

We really enjoyed the music/photo combination conception. The NSO was lovely and the conductor was fantastic and funny at the same time. We wished words were provided for the second verse of America the Beautiful since few of us knew the words. A...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“As majestic images of Half Dome and Horsetail Falls fade in and out on a giant screen, the music builds and then melts to mirror the majesty of a church or echoes the Southwestern style as a mission takes the screen. When the final moonlit mountain went dark, the music stopped and the full house erupted. The effect is both inspiring and humbling.” —J.T. Long, _Sacramento Press _
Learn more about the pre-show presentation, which begins 60 minutes before show time.



Copland: _Fanfare for the Common Man _

Williams: Music from the movie _Lincoln _

Copland: _A Lincoln Portrait _

Brubeck: Ansel Adams: America

Gershwin: _An American in Paris _