Bob Weir will gather the Wolf Bros—and the extended Wolfpack—for a four-night orchestral run at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on February 9th, 10th, 12th, and 13th, 2022.
The performances will feature Wolf Bros mainstays Weir, Don Was, and Jay Lane with special guest Jeff Chimenti as well as the “Wolfpack” featuring Alex Kelly (cello), Brian Switzer (trumpet), Adam Theis (trombone), Mads Tolling (violin), and Sheldon Brown (woodwinds).
The four Kennedy Center shows, part of the National Symphony Orchestra‘s NSO Pops series, will be conducted by Steven Reineke with orchestration provided by Stanford University professor Dr. Giancarlo Aquilanti, who has been working with Weir for several years to orchestrate the music of the Grateful Dead.
The “Wolfpack” has gone through several iterations since being introduced during last year’s various Wolf Bros livestreams from Bob Weir’s TRI Studios and has continued to be a staple of the group’s live performances as they have returned in 2021. While the ensemble has played with Weir and Wolf Bros before, this will be the first such collaboration to feature a conductor.
While Bob Weir & Wolf Bros have not had a show since July 24th at the William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA, Weir and Chimenti have been busy on the road with Dead & Company and Jay Lane has been along for the ride as a fill-in for Bill Kreutzmann at several shows.
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