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Buzz Aldrin to appear July 19 at NSO, Wolf Trap ‘2001’ event

Written By | Jul 11, 2014
Buzz Aldrin on the moon.

Buzz Aldrin poses on the moon, allowing Armstrong to photograph both of them using the visor’s reflection. (NASA)

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 — The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) has just announced an update to its July 19 program at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center.

Under the baton of Wolf Trap Festival Conductor Emil de Cou, the NSO is offering a special screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 sci-fi classic film “2001: A Space Odyssey” accompanied live by the orchestra. Giant screens will be mounted both inside the Filene Center as well as outside for those seated on the lawn.

In celebration of the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11—the first-ever manned mission to the surface of the moon—NASA, the agency’s Deputy Administrator for Communications Bob Jacobs, and the second man on the moon himself, former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, will join Maestro de Cou for a Q&A event beginning at 7 p.m. on the Associates Deck on the Wolf Trap park grounds.

This special event is free and open to the public. But due to limited seating in the venue, seats will be available on a first-come, first served basis.

The film and concert event itself will begin at 8:30 p.m., July 19, 2014.

Where: NSO Performances at Wolf Trap take place at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Road in Vienna, Virginia, just off the Dulles Toll Road near Tysons Corner.

Tickets and Information: Tickets can be purchased directly at the Wolf Trap Box Office located at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia; by calling 1 (877) WOLF TRAP; or online at

Ticket prices for the “2001” event range from $20 (lawn) to $55 for prime seats inside the amphitheater. For more information, call Wolf Trap at (703) 255-1900.

Getting there: Follow this link for information on traveling to Wolf Trap.

NSO concert information: For more information about the NSO, please visit

Terry Ponick

Biographical Note: Dateline Award-winning music and theater critic for The Connection Newspapers and the Reston-Fairfax Times, Terry was the music critic for the Washington Times print edition (1994-2010) and online Communities (2010-2014). Since 2014, he has been the Senior Business and Entertainment Editor for Communities Digital News (CDN). A former stockbroker and a writer and editor with many interests, he served as editor under contract from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and continues to write on science and business topics. He is a graduate of Georgetown University (BA, MA) and the University of South Carolina where he was awarded a Ph.D. in English and American Literature and co-founded one of the earliest Writing Labs in the country. Twitter: @terryp17