Monthly Archives: May 2017


Listen, Wilhelmina!
May 31, 2017

Listen, Wilhelmina!

“We’ll Listen!” There was much to listen to last week as Wolf Trap welcomed more than 2,000 little ones to Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods for the world premiere performance of Listen, Wilhelmina! – a brand new mini musical commissioned by Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. The private performances were part of the Foundation’s annual Field Trip program, which welcomes classrooms participating in the Wolf Trap...

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Welcoming Kids to Wolf Trap: Tips for Bringing Young Fans to a Show
May 23, 2017

Welcoming Kids to Wolf Trap: Tips for Bringing Young Fans to a Show

Nothing beats the thrill of a young person experiencing a show, especially for the first time. Wolf Trap is made for families, and unlike some venues which have age restrictions, Wolf Trap welcomes children of all ages, so long as the child has a ticket. Here are some tips that will help make your child’s concert experience unforgettable.   Choose wisely: Pick the “right” show...

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Tips for First-Timers
May 18, 2017

Tips for First-Timers

There’s a first time for everything – including your first Wolf Trap show! Here are some tips that will have first-timers navigating the Filene Center like a pro: Wolf Trap is: The only National Park for the Performing Arts The Washington area’s favorite outdoor music destination Committed to creating excellent experiences for a diversity of arts fans Your home for some of the top names...

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D’Ana Lombard as Mimì and Yongzhao Yu as Rodolfo in La bohème, 2016
May 09, 2017

Wolf Trap Opera: Tomorrow’s Singers Today

Great artists don’t just happen overnight. Every person you see on the Filene Center stage worked for years to get there. Rock bands “pay their dues,” racking up untold hours of practice and playing strings of tiny clubs on their way up. In the world of opera, it’s called “getting an education,” which goes way past college. For any student dreaming of earning a place...

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Teaching Artist Laura Schandelmeier shares Wolf Trap techniques 
with Ms. Kumar and her class.
May 09, 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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What’s New at Wolf Trap
May 08, 2017

What’s New at Wolf Trap

There’s always something new at Wolf Trap Wolf Trap offers patrons a plethora of experiences and performances each and every summer. You can take your pick from classical concerts, rock, dance, theater, and more. Enjoy picnics, hikes, and pre-performance discussions. Get up close to the artists in the Pavilion or stretch out on the lawn — the Wolf Trap experience is what you make it!...

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