Summer


Jul 31, 2017

Picnic Deliciousness from Chef Chris

Wolf Trap Foundation’s Executive Chef, Chris Faessen, is busy behind-the-scenes preparing delicious meals for Wolf Trap events. Here, he shows off some of his favorite recipes for your next Wolf Trap picnic! Want the full recipes? Scroll down and enjoy! Mango Salsa 2 ripe mangos, diced 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped ½ cup chopped red onion ½ cup chopped tomatoes ¼ cup packed fresh...

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Blasts from the Past Making a Comeback: ’90s Edition
Jul 31, 2017

Blasts from the Past Making a Comeback: ’90s Edition

Ready for nostalgia to kick in? Wolf Trap has several shows that will send you back to the ’90s while partying in 2017. Here are some blasts from the past that have returned and making waves like they did before: 1. TV Shows Who could forget Roseanne, Will & Grace, Twin Peaks, and other classics? 2. Jurassic Park The prehistoric adventure continues with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom—in 2018....

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Maestro Emil de Cou on Jurassic Park
Jul 26, 2017

Maestro Emil de Cou on Jurassic Park

American conductor Emil de Cou has been the principal conductor for the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Wolf Trap performances for 14 years—he is an essential part of the Wolf Trap family, an accomplished conductor, and a fan of the music of John Williams. On August 5, Maestro de Cou will lead the NSO in performing the full musical score to Jurassic Park on the Filene...

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The Art of a Perfect Picnic
Jul 18, 2017

The Art of a Perfect Picnic

Putting together a pre-show picnic can be half the fun of attending a show at Wolf Trap – just look at some of the spreads our fans have put together! There is no wrong way to pack a picnic, from the quick grab-and-go section at the grocery store, to meticulously planning a menu that goes with the theme of the show – our patrons have...

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Pack Your Perfect Wolf Trap Picnic
Jul 10, 2017

Pack Your Perfect Wolf Trap Picnic

The picnics dotted on the lawn are just as unique as the summer lineup, and at Wolf Trap, you can BYOP: bring your own picnic! You read that right. You’re invited to bring your own food and drinks in for free. Take part in the tradition, and create a picnic perfect for an evening under the stars. Need suggestions? From date night to a night...

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Ingredients for a Unique Tosca
Jul 06, 2017

Ingredients for a Unique Tosca

On any given night at the Filene Center, you can catch amazing artists on stage, ranging in genres from classic rock and pop to comedy and dance.  And on one special evening every summer, audiences are treated to a magical performance by Wolf Trap Opera (WTO), designed and staged specifically for the Filene Center stage. This year’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca takes place on Friday, July 14...

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Contest Rules: Mamma Mia! Giveaway
Jul 05, 2017

Contest Rules: Mamma Mia! Giveaway

Contest Rules: SPONSOR. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (“Foundation” or “Sponsor”), 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182. TERM. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 pm Eastern Time (“ET”) on Wednesday, July 5th and ends at 11:59 pm ET on Sunday, July 9th, 2017. (“Sweepstakes Period”) ELIGIBILITY. Wolf Trap Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia) who are...

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Electric Art: How Wolf Trap’s In-House Creative is Lighting Up Its Summer Season
Jul 03, 2017

Electric Art: How Wolf Trap’s In-House Creative is Lighting Up Its Summer Season

Have you noticed the new Wolf Trap artwork around the DC metro area this summer? It’s hard to miss the vibrant neon logo and bright color palette. We sat down with Wolf Trap’s Art Director, Sara Shaffer to get the scoop on how her in-house Creative team develops seasonal artwork that is fresh, eye-catching, and reflective of the energy of the artists who perform at...

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Mindful Meals: Wolf Trap’s Revamped Concessions Menu features fresh, local products and plenty of gluten-free and vegan options
Jun 16, 2017

Mindful Meals: Wolf Trap’s Revamped Concessions Menu features fresh, local products and plenty of gluten-free and vegan options

Go behind-the-scenes with Wolf Trap’s Director of Food & Beverage, TJ Pluck, who has revamped the Filene Center Concessions menu to focus on locally sourced products, custom brews, and quality ingredients that will make your next trip to Wolf Trap memorable. How do you go about putting together the Concessions menu? We’re always looking at food trends and listening to what fans say they want....

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Music of the Movies
Jun 09, 2017

Music of the Movies

There’s something magical about the combination of song and cinema—music draws the audience in, heightens the drama, and stays with us long after the end credits roll. This summer experience some of the most memorable scores of all-time live at Wolf Trap. Grab your blanket, pack the popcorn, and get ready for your favorite movies (and movie-inspired productions) under the stars. Disney’s The Little Mermaid...

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