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Wolf Trap = Matchmaker
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Wolf Trap = Matchmaker

Music isn’t the only thing in the air at Wolf Trap! Quite a large number of members, staff, and patrons have found love here. Below, we’ve compiled some of our favorite stories: Ann Stewart, Wolf Trap Patron I was flying out from Seattle with my best friend and staying at a relative’s house. He decided that we should be a four-some at Wolf Trap and...

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09 Feb 2017
Destination Wolf Trap: Western Africa
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Destination Wolf Trap: Western Africa

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: Western Africa Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal For fans of:...

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09 Feb 2017
Sharing Stories of Learning Through the Arts
in Education, Institute

Sharing Stories of Learning Through the Arts

At Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, we hear every day about the ways our Teaching Artists are making a difference in the lives of the children and teachers they serve. We’ve heard countless stories – like using the classic tale The Three Little Pigs to help children acquire and practice language skills and learn engineering concepts by playing the parts of...

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06 Feb 2017
Love Me, Love Me Not
in The Barns

Love Me, Love Me Not

Valentine’s Day is one of the more controversial dates on the holiday calendar, evoking blissful anticipation and gut-wrenching dread in equal measure. The artists coming to The Barns at Wolf Trap over the next couple of weeks have music for every mood, from jubilation to heartbreak. Eric Paslay (February 10): The country crooner knows it’s not your fault if she doesn’t quite trust you. It’s his....

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06 Feb 2017
Barns Jazz Artists Offer Fresh Takes on Historic Tracks
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Barns Jazz Artists Offer Fresh Takes on Historic Tracks

“If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know,” said the great Louis Armstrong. In both style and substance, the music defies definition, but one thing is undisputed: Jazz is a quintessential American musical form steeped in black history. From its birth in black communities in New Orleans in the early 20th century, right up to the present day, jazz has always invited...

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06 Feb 2017
in Summer, The Barns

12 Wolf Trap Artists to Watch at the Grammy Awards

From award-show veterans to first-time nominees, we’re celebrating the Grammy nominations of 12 of our recent and future artists. Watch live on February 12 to find out who takes home the most coveted prize in the biz. Coming Soon 1. Ari Hest (with Judy Collins) (at The Barns solo, Mar 10) Category: Best Folk Album (Silver Skies Blue) This marks Ari Hest’s first Grammy nomination, turning...

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30 Jan 2017
One Tap to Wolf Trap: How To Create a Home Screen Shortcut to Wolf Trap’s Website
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One Tap to Wolf Trap: How To Create a Home Screen Shortcut to Wolf Trap’s Website

Getting to wolftrap.org just got one tap easier! You can create a one-tap shortcut to wolftrap.org on your mobile device with a few simple steps. The icon will appear on your home screen like any other app shortcut, allowing you to drag it around and put it wherever you like. Once you’ve pinned the Wolf Trap website to your home screen, you can quickly access the website to check performance announcements, plan your...

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23 Jan 2017
Emerson Violinist Eugene Drucker on Passing the Torch
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Emerson Violinist Eugene Drucker on Passing the Torch

In February, three members of the Emerson String Quartet—violinist Eugene Drucker, violist Lawrence Dutton, and cellist Paul Watkins—introduce three of their finest protégés from the renowned program at SUNY Stony Brook—violinist Emily Daggett Smith, violist Colin Brookes, and cellist Alison Rowe. The Emerson will play Mozart’s Divertimento in E-flat major, and the entire ensemble will come together for a Brahms sextet. Drucker emphasizes the importance...

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19 Jan 2017
The Season of Giving
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The Season of Giving

Especially during the holiday season, Wolf Trap Foundation is grateful to the many donors, patrons, and artists who have joined us and supported us over the past 12 months. Your generosity enables Wolf Trap to be a unique place that welcomes thousands of people each and every year. The artists who performed at Wolf Trap in 2016 also support a wide variety of charities and...

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15 Dec 2016
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