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Two Become One: Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung
Dec 02, 2016

Two Become One: Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung

On stage and off, Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung share everything—their music, their home, their marriage, their life. They are among the foremost practitioners of piano four hands, where two people share the same 88 keys. After the holiday break, Chamber Music at The Barns resumes with their January 8 performance of works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Stravinsky, and Piazzolla. They were happy to answer a...

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Seasons of Learning: 3 Easy Indoor Activities to Do With Young Children When Winter Strikes
Dec 02, 2016

Seasons of Learning: 3 Easy Indoor Activities to Do With Young Children When Winter Strikes

Has freezing rain turned everything to a sheet of ice? Is it so cold your face hurts the second you step outside? When winter brings its worst, it’s time to bring the fun indoors. Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through The Arts has a few tips for making winter a time of joyful, meaningful learning that you can share with your child: Snowbound? Recreate an...

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Share Your Love of Wolf Trap on #GivingTuesday
Nov 21, 2016

Share Your Love of Wolf Trap on #GivingTuesday

This year, Wolf Trap Foundation is asking you to share your love of Wolf Trap on #GivingTuesday, Tuesday November 29. What is #GivingTuesday? #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving—a movement that was founded by non-profits in response to the commercial shopping holidays Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The Tuesday after Thanksgiving, non-profits ask their supporters to participate in a global day of philanthropy to...

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Inside the Great American Songbook with John Eaton
Nov 18, 2016

Inside the Great American Songbook with John Eaton

For nearly 30 years, John Eaton has been a fixture of the Barns schedule. His evenings exploring the mainstays of the Great American Songbook have won him a large and devoted following of listeners who prize the compositional flair and lyrical sophistication of these highly esteemed writers of popular song. This year, Eaton’s annual Thanksgiving weekend concert showcases the music of The Fabulous ’40s, an...

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Wolf Trap Recipes: Thanksgiving Edition
Nov 18, 2016

Wolf Trap Recipes: Thanksgiving Edition

When thinking about the upcoming holiday season, we thought it best to check in with Chris Faessen, Wolf Trap’s Executive Chef and Bee Keeper to see what he might be whipping up this holiday season. When not busy keeping Barns patrons warm and happy with signature creations like tomato bisque, flatbreads, and panini, Chef Chris is coming up with other ways to incorporate his sustainable...

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Training Our Newest Team of Teaching Artists
Nov 10, 2016

Training Our Newest Team of Teaching Artists

Remember the excitement you felt as a young child whenever you had an assembly at school? It felt like a special treat – being able to put your lessons aside, leave the classroom and take a journey to the auditorium or gymnasium for what seemed like an hour of pure fun. While you were there, captivated by a special presentation or honored guest, you were...

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Seasons of Learning: 3 Books to Keep Children Engaged This Fall
Nov 09, 2016

Seasons of Learning: 3 Books to Keep Children Engaged This Fall

The arts can be a great way to incorporate all of the sensory elements that autumn has to offer. Here are three books, along with a few easy arts-based activities, that can keep children thinking, exploring and discovering throughout the fall: Fletcher and the Falling Leaves, by Julia Rawlinson A concerned and caring little fox is startled when the leaves on his favorite tree begin...

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Holiday Cheer at Wolf Trap
Nov 08, 2016

Holiday Cheer at Wolf Trap

What better way to get in the holiday spirit than with songs of the season? This December, you have three chances to celebrate the holidays with Wolf Trap. The Swingles Yule Songs The Barns December 2, 7:30pm The Swingles are a London-based Grammy-winning a cappella group comprised of seven talented young singers. Their show will feature a wintry mix of well-known carols such as Silent...

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Elevated Experiences at The Barns
Nov 03, 2016

Elevated Experiences at The Barns

New artists and fan favorites aren’t the only things Wolf Trap fans can look forward to at The Barns this season. The 300-year-old space features new updates that respect its historic charm while adding a fresh feel and creating more opportunities for patrons to have a great night out. Lights Up!  First up, new lighting can be found throughout – the lobby features new sconces...

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Wolf Trap Makes Good Cents for Fairfax County 8th Graders
Oct 21, 2016

Wolf Trap Makes Good Cents for Fairfax County 8th Graders

Fairfax County eighth graders are learning that the best things in life aren’t free…but with good budgeting and smart choices, arts and entertainment can fit into their budgets. These life lessons are possible thanks to a new partnership between Wolf Trap and Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, whose JA Finance Park program provides financial literacy curriculum and immersive, real-life budgeting simulations to all 14,000 Fairfax...

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Destination Wolf Trap: Celtic Edition
Oct 19, 2016

Destination Wolf Trap: Celtic Edition

With an evening at The Barns, there’s no need to cross continents or state lines. Your destination for great music, near and far, arrives all in one place. This season, follow Wolf Trap on a musical journey to many corners of the globe and find exotic treasures originating here in the DC area. View Schedule. Location: Celtic territories Alan Doyle & the Beautiful Gypsies For fans...

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Great Collaborations
Oct 17, 2016

Great Collaborations

When an artist takes the stage in the intimate environs of The Barns, it can feel like a secret being revealed: “At last,” we think, “I have you all to myself.” Before they get here, we’ve had to share these great performers with the whole world. And sometimes that means with some of the biggest names in popular music. Today, we take a look at...

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