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What’s Next for Wolf Trap Interns?
Oct 16, 2017

What’s Next for Wolf Trap Interns?

Wolf Trap internships and apprenticeships provide fundamental professional skills, as well as specialized training in specific disciplines—from technical theatre and arts management, to fundraising, accounting, and special events. Interns and apprentices get a nuanced view of a field that is rapidly changing and discover what it takes to evolve and innovate. This experience helps interns and apprentices build leadership skills that can be applied to...

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Lara St. John: Building the 2017-2018 Chamber Music Season
Oct 13, 2017

Lara St. John: Building the 2017-2018 Chamber Music Season

At my 2009 Wolf Trap debut, I was amazed by the venue, the audience, and the experience. One of the lasting memories from that concert was the premiere of Australian Matthew Hindson’s ode to a British stain on his country, called Maralinga, which was commissioned by Wolf Trap. I have now performed the piece on three continents, in both the original and orchestrated versions. At...

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Halloween Costume Inspiration
Oct 11, 2017

Halloween Costume Inspiration

Dressing up for Halloween is always fun – but selecting a costume can be a challenge!  Are you  stuck in a rut picking out your costume this year? We’re here to help! We took a dive through our photo archive to pull out some of the best photos of patrons in costume – and we came up with some quick and easy tips on how...

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Q&A with Lara St. John, 2017-2018 Artistic Advisor for Chamber Music at The Barns
Oct 10, 2017

Q&A with Lara St. John, 2017-2018 Artistic Advisor for Chamber Music at The Barns

Next week, violinist Lara St. John—our 2017-2018 Artistic Advisor for Chamber Music at The Barns—will kick off Wolf Trap’s Chamber series with a collaborative performance with pianist Matt Herskowitz. Canadian-born St. John has been described as “something of a phenomenon” by The Strad and a “high-powered soloist” by The New York Times. In addition to performing with numerous orchestras, St. John has created her own...

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Barns Fall Playlist: October
Oct 05, 2017

Barns Fall Playlist: October

Fall back into The Barns with a great harvest of shows coming up in October! Here’s a taste of what’s to come. Joan Shelley Sun, Oct 8 The “most powerful force in folk music today” (Portland Mercury)   Max Weinberg’s Jukebox Wed, Oct 11 The E Street Band’s rhythmic force   Mountain Heart Thu, Oct 12 Rock, country, and bluegrass fusion collective   Tommy Castro...

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General Admission Shows Worth Checking Out
Oct 04, 2017

General Admission Shows Worth Checking Out

It’s generally known at Wolf Trap that music moves inside The Barns in the fall, but did you know that we have some  general admission shows that are guaranteed to  lift you up and get you moving? Here’s some debut artists and shows worth arriving early to experience up-close and personal:   1. Son Little Aaron Livingston may go by the name Son Little, but...

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PNC Rock Star for a Day Recap
Sep 20, 2017

PNC Rock Star for a Day Recap

Thank you to Wolf Trap’s Summer Season Premier Sponsor PNC for this year’s PNC Rock Star for a Day contest. One winner and their guest received a full evening of VIP experiences for Sting! Congratulations to our lucky winner Tom Lundregan, who recapped his day for us. Read all about it here: Last Thursday, I was the PNC Rock Star for a Day. As a...

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#BecauseOfArtsEd
Sep 08, 2017

#BecauseOfArtsEd

Passed by Congress in 2010, House Resolution 275 designates the second week in September as National Arts in Education Week. During this week, educators, artists, and arts advocates come together to tell stories of the transformative power of the arts in education. At Wolf Trap, some of our biggest advocates for the arts in education are our Teaching Artists – professional performing artists who dedicate...

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6 Barns Shows That Keep Summer Going
Aug 24, 2017

6 Barns Shows That Keep Summer Going

Summer concerts are winding down at Wolf Trap, but the music never stops! In October, it all moves inside to The Barns. Yearning to see new artists similar to your favorite summer acts? Here’s a rundown of shows you may want to see.   Wilco → Joan Shelley with James Elkington on Oct 8 Released in May, Joan Shelley’s self-titled fifth album was actually produced...

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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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