Monthly Archives: October 2017


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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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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