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Looking Back: Our Favorite Moments From 2017
Dec 13, 2017

Looking Back: Our Favorite Moments From 2017

As we get closer to a brand new year, we’re taking a minute to look back at some of our favorite ‘grammable memories from 2017! Did your favorite moment make the top 10? 10. Opening the season with a sold out crowd with the incomparable R&B star Mary J. Blige @therealmaryjblige helped kick off the Summer 2017 season at #WolfTrap tonight. Huge thanks to the...

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7 Tips for a More Relaxing Holiday Season
Dec 08, 2017

7 Tips for a More Relaxing Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when families and friends gather together to celebrate the holidays. Our friends at Cabot (everyone’s favorite creamery and a Wolf Trap sponsor) have put together some tips for how to help make this holiday season a little less rushed and a little more joyful and filled with love and good cheer. Make a list. Santa shouldn’t be...

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Take a hike!… At Wolf Trap
Dec 05, 2017

Take a hike!… At Wolf Trap

There are more memories and good feelings to experience beyond the music. Part of the Wolf Trap experience comes from memorable moments and good feelings before, during, and after a performance—but did you know it also goes beyond the stage? A benefit of being America’s only National Park for the Performing Arts are the 117 acres of pristine parkland that is included, having the National Park Service as a partner. Winding through the woods and over Wolf Trap Run, the trails are a great way to explore the outdoors. Here are a few tips for getting off on the right foot and your next adventure....

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Dec 05, 2017

Wolf Trap Recipes: Holiday Edition

The proof is in the pudding—pumpkin bread pudding with warm bourbon sauce! Check out Wolf Trap's Executive Chef Chris Faessen's latest holiday recipe that will leave you and your guests wanting more....

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Oh, What Fun at Wolf Trap
Nov 17, 2017

Oh, What Fun at Wolf Trap

Need a break between holiday cooking and shopping? Whether you’d prefer to cozy up inside or to get outside for fresh air and scenery , treat yourself to some of these end-of-year activities at Wolf Trap. Oh, and feel free to bring your friends and family along!...

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2017 Holiday Giveaway Contest Rules
Nov 16, 2017

2017 Holiday Giveaway Contest Rules

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 Monday, December 11 and ends at 11:59 am ET on Thursday, December 14, 2017. (“Sweepstakes Period”) ELIGIBILITY. Wolf Trap Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia) who are 18 years...

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For the Love of The Barns
Nov 15, 2017

For the Love of The Barns

For more than three decades, The Barns at Wolf Trap has presented new and unique artist experiences that have delighted longtime devotees and turned first-time Barns visitors into passionate fans. While there are many reasons to love The Barns, there are five that continue to draw both audiences and artists alike: 1. It’s an uncommonly cool place to see music First of all, it’s a barn....

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Q & A with the Attacca Quartet
Nov 01, 2017

Q & A with the Attacca Quartet

Praised by The Strad as “stunning” and possessing “a musical maturity far beyond its members’ years,” the Attacca Quartet is one of the most dynamic ensembles of its generation. The group – made up of Amy Schroeder, Keiko Tokunaga, Nathan Schram, and Andrew Yee – first formed as Julliard students in 2003. Since then, they have appeared on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, received international acclaim,...

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Exploring Wolf Trap’s Roots in Education
Oct 30, 2017

Exploring Wolf Trap’s Roots in Education

In the decades that Michele Valeri and Ingrid Crepeau have spent working as professional children’s performing artists, they have not only enjoyed tremendous success on their own, but they also witnessed some formative times in Wolf Trap’s history. In 1981, while Catherine Filene Shouse moved two 18th century barns from New York to Virginia to create The Barns at Wolf Trap—the stunning venue where you’re enjoying...

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Barns Playlist: November & December
Oct 30, 2017

Barns Playlist: November & December

The seasons are changing, but great music remains! Take a peek at what’s coming up this fall. Bernhoft Wed, Nov 1 Grammy-nominated retro-soul singer   Attacca Quartet Sun, Nov 5 One of America’s premier young string quartets   JD Souther Wed, Nov 8 Grammy-nominated country rock singer-songwriter   Red Baraat  Fri, Nov 10 “A big band for the world” (The Wall Street Journal)   George...

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Wolf Trap Founder Catherine Filene Shouse’s Historical Marker
Oct 23, 2017

Wolf Trap Founder Catherine Filene Shouse’s Historical Marker

Next time you drive down Trap Road, take a look around, and you might notice something a little different near the Filene Center’s West Parking Lot. On October 18, Wolf Trap founder Catherine Filene Shouse’s legacy and generosity were honored with the unveiling of a brand new Virginia Historical Highway Marker. To celebrate, local community leaders, friends of Wolf Trap, staff, and members of the...

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