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A Turning Point For Mozart
in Opera

A Turning Point For Mozart

Idomeneo was the tenth completed opera of Mozart’s career—not bad for a composer who celebrated his 25th birthday only two days before the premiere! But this opera left the previous nine in the dust. Suddenly Mozart was bringing vivid personalities to life with a wrenching emotional power he hadn’t begun to approach before....

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16 May 2018
A Journey Back to Wolf Trap
in Experience, Summer

A Journey Back to Wolf Trap

For many of Wolf Trap’s 2018 artists, summer marks their official debut on the massive Filene Center stage. But for one acclaimed musician, Chris Thile, Wolf Trap isn’t merely a short stop on a journey of musical success—instead it’s a place that has become intertwined with his remarkable career....

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03 May 2018
A Look at Wolf Trap’s Returning Summer Artists
in Summer

A Look at Wolf Trap’s Returning Summer Artists

To kick off a stellar summer season, we wanted to welcome back six returning artists and see what they’ve been up to since their last Wolf Trap performance: 1. John Prine John Prine at the Filene Center in 2016 John Prine needs no introduction. A folk and country legend, Prine first performed on the Filene Center stage in 1985 and has performed here a total...

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23 Apr 2018
March Happiness
in Summer

March Happiness

Don’t get bogged down by all of the madness this March! While you watch your brackets, keep your spirits high with some of Wolf Trap’s Summer 2018 artists. Let’s get happy!...

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26 Mar 2018
Why Going to Concerts Is Good For You
in Experience, Summer

Why Going to Concerts Is Good For You

If you love music and going to concerts, you must be familiar with that "feel good" mood boost before, during, and after a performance. Research has shown attending shows has its health benefits. Check out 5 reasons why a concert experience is good for you. ...

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26 Mar 2018
4 Reasons Why a Wolf Trap Membership Is Worth It
in Experience, Foundation

4 Reasons Why a Wolf Trap Membership Is Worth It

We’ve all heard that “many hands make light work” and that “there is strength in numbers”, but did you know that our members are the driving force behind the Wolf Trap Foundation? Membership provides the base for all that we do—maintaining the quality and diversity of our programming, nurturing emerging artists, providing a home for the arts, reaching out to underserved populations, and offering a...

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22 Mar 2018
A View from the Sound Board: Interview with Bob Grimes
in The Barns

A View from the Sound Board: Interview with Bob Grimes

By Walker Konkle, Development Intern Bob Grimes, heading into his 35th season as the Production Manager of The Barns at Wolf Trap, knows all there is to know about its performances and history. In almost four decades of serving in this role, Bob has presented more than 80 performances annually, with programming ranging from jazz greats to chamber musicians to legendary folk singers. As Production...

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12 Mar 2018
March Music Mix
in The Barns

March Music Mix

March is an exciting month at Wolf Trap, filled with an assortment of new artists and returning favorites! The Barns will even see a few Celtic inspirations take the stage this month, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Listen to our March Music Mix for a taste of the musical talents that will soon make their way to The Barns! The Last Bandoleros Tue,...

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05 Mar 2018
Celebrating Cinema: Spotlighting Wolf Trap’s Oscar Nominees
in Summer

Celebrating Cinema: Spotlighting Wolf Trap’s Oscar Nominees

Lights! Camera! Action! Celebrate the best movies of 2017 during the Oscars on March 4, as well as the achievements of many recent and future Wolf Trap artists. Fun fact: Every nominee for original song shares a Wolf Trap connection.   Common Sharing a nomination with Diane Warren, 2018 Wolf Trap debut artist Common looks to win another Oscar with “Stand Up for Something,” performed...

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27 Feb 2018
Curating the 2017-2018 Chamber Music at The Barns Season
in The Barns

Curating the 2017-2018 Chamber Music at The Barns Season

Canadian born violinist and musical maverick Lara St. John curated the 2017-2018 Chamber Music at The Barns season. Check out these videos to hear in more detail about each of the artists she selected, and what makes them special! To learn more about Chamber Music at The Barns, and to purchase tickets, visit: wolftrap.org/chamber...

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13 Feb 2018
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