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Ticket-Free Fun
Aug 18, 2017

Ticket-Free Fun

Many people come to Wolf Trap, ticket in hand, ready to see a show at the Filene Center or The Barns – but did you know there are several ways to enjoy Wolf Trap without having to purchase a ticket? From sledding down the “big hill” to exploring Wolf Trap National Park trails to enjoying the gardens, check out how some of our patrons embrace...

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The Moody Blues
Aug 18, 2017

Cabot Creamery 2017 Giveaway

Contest Rules: Cabot Creamery 2017 Giveaway SPONSOR. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (“Foundation” or “Sponsor”), 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182. TERM. Sweepstakes begins at 10 am Eastern Time (“ET”) on Thursday, August 24 and ends at 11:59 am ET  on Thursday, September 7, 2016. (“Sweepstakes Period”) ELIGIBILITY. Wolf Trap Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of...

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Ambassador from Beyond the Third Rock: The 1967 Jimi Hendrix Debut in Washington, DC
Aug 16, 2017

Ambassador from Beyond the Third Rock: The 1967 Jimi Hendrix Debut in Washington, DC

The Jimi Hendrix Experience made its U.S. debut at the Monterey Pop Festival in the spring of 1967. Following a memorable first appearance, the group went on tour with The Monkees, one of the most popular bands in the country. However, performing for packed crowds of screaming girls and their parents did not last long. The Jimi Hendrix Experience soon left the tour, which left...

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Gerard Venida Takes Us Behind the Scenes at The Barns
Aug 08, 2017

Gerard Venida Takes Us Behind the Scenes at The Barns

Fall is just around the corner and it is time to secure your seats for The Barns at Wolf Trap’s 2017-2018 season. In anticipation of the exciting season ahead, meet the man who brings it all together. Gerard Venida joined the Wolf Trap Foundation staff earlier this year as Assistant Director, Program & Production. A DMV native, he comes to us from the Rams Head Group in...

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Whole Foods Market Food and Beer/Wine Pairings for Your Summer Concerts
Aug 08, 2017

Whole Foods Market Food and Beer/Wine Pairings for Your Summer Concerts

Our friends at Whole Foods Market put together some fabulous suggestions for your next #WolfTrap picnic! Grab all the items for your perfect picnic: Goo Goo Dolls: August 8  The Goo Goo Dolls hail from Buffalo, NY, so obviously you’ll need to pick up some Buffalo wings for this concert! Serve them with a side of celery sticks and 365 Everyday Value Organic Buttermilk Ranch or...

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Jul 31, 2017

Picnic Deliciousness from Chef Chris

Wolf Trap Foundation’s Executive Chef, Chris Faessen, is busy behind-the-scenes preparing delicious meals for Wolf Trap events. Here, he shows off some of his favorite recipes for your next Wolf Trap picnic! Want the full recipes? Scroll down and enjoy! Mango Salsa 2 ripe mangos, diced 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped ½ cup chopped red onion ½ cup chopped tomatoes ¼ cup packed fresh...

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Blasts from the Past Making a Comeback: ’90s Edition
Jul 31, 2017

Blasts from the Past Making a Comeback: ’90s Edition

Ready for nostalgia to kick in? Wolf Trap has several shows that will send you back to the ’90s while partying in 2017. Here are some blasts from the past that have returned and making waves like they did before: 1. TV Shows Who could forget Roseanne, Will & Grace, Twin Peaks, and other classics? 2. Jurassic Park The prehistoric adventure continues with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom—in 2018....

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Maestro Emil de Cou on Jurassic Park
Jul 26, 2017

Maestro Emil de Cou on Jurassic Park

American conductor Emil de Cou has been the principal conductor for the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Wolf Trap performances for 14 years—he is an essential part of the Wolf Trap family, an accomplished conductor, and a fan of the music of John Williams. On August 5, Maestro de Cou will lead the NSO in performing the full musical score to Jurassic Park on the Filene...

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The Art of a Perfect Picnic
Jul 18, 2017

The Art of a Perfect Picnic

Putting together a pre-show picnic can be half the fun of attending a show at Wolf Trap – just look at some of the spreads our fans have put together! There is no wrong way to pack a picnic, from the quick grab-and-go section at the grocery store, to meticulously planning a menu that goes with the theme of the show – our patrons have...

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Teaching Artist Laura Schandelmeier shares Wolf Trap techniques 
with Ms. Kumar and her class.
Jul 17, 2017

Wolf trap Teaching Artists: Bringing the Arts into the Classroom

Some songs stay with you all your life. They may be simple, but they are unforgettable. Paige Hernandez starts singing one she learned more than 30 years ago, when she was a 4-year-old in a Baltimore Head Start classroom: “Friends, friends, 1, 2, 3 All my friends are here with me…” It’s a catchy tune, designed to put children at ease and get them in...

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Pack Your Perfect Wolf Trap Picnic
Jul 10, 2017

Pack Your Perfect Wolf Trap Picnic

The picnics dotted on the lawn are just as unique as the summer lineup, and at Wolf Trap, you can BYOP: bring your own picnic! You read that right. You’re invited to bring your own food and drinks in for free. Take part in the tradition, and create a picnic perfect for an evening under the stars. Need suggestions? From date night to a night...

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Ingredients for a Unique Tosca
Jul 06, 2017

Ingredients for a Unique Tosca

On any given night at the Filene Center, you can catch amazing artists on stage, ranging in genres from classic rock and pop to comedy and dance.  And on one special evening every summer, audiences are treated to a magical performance by Wolf Trap Opera (WTO), designed and staged specifically for the Filene Center stage. This year’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca takes place on Friday, July 14...

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