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6 Barns Shows That Keep Summer Going
Aug 24, 2017

6 Barns Shows That Keep Summer Going

Summer concerts are winding down at Wolf Trap, but the music never stops! In October, it all moves inside to The Barns. Yearning to see new artists similar to your favorite summer acts? Here’s a rundown of shows you may want to see.   Wilco → Joan Shelley with James Elkington on Oct 8 Released in May, Joan Shelley’s self-titled fifth album was actually produced...

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Gerard Venida Takes Us Behind the Scenes at The Barns
Aug 08, 2017

Gerard Venida Takes Us Behind the Scenes at The Barns

Fall is just around the corner and it is time to secure your seats for The Barns at Wolf Trap’s 2017-2018 season. In anticipation of the exciting season ahead, meet the man who brings it all together. Gerard Venida joined the Wolf Trap Foundation staff earlier this year as Assistant Director, Program & Production. A DMV native, he comes to us from the Rams Head Group in...

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The Second City: Comedic Launching Pad
Mar 06, 2017

The Second City: Comedic Launching Pad

Chicago’s legendary improv troupe, The Second City, has been a breeding ground for rising talent since it opened its doors in 1959. Today, with 11 full-time touring ensembles and two theatres in Chicago and Toronto, Second City brings laughs to fans all over the country. With Second City coming to Wolf Trap later this month, we wanted to take a look at a few of...

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Destination Wolf Trap: Western Africa
Feb 09, 2017

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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Love Me, Love Me Not
Feb 06, 2017

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

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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Jan 30, 2017

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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Emerson Violinist Eugene Drucker on Passing the Torch
Jan 19, 2017

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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Two Become One: Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung
Dec 02, 2016

Two Become One: Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung

On stage and off, Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung share everything—their music, their home, their marriage, their life. They are among the foremost practitioners of piano four hands, where two people share the same 88 keys. After the holiday break, Chamber Music at The Barns resumes with their January 8 performance of works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Stravinsky, and Piazzolla. They were happy to answer a...

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Inside the Great American Songbook with John Eaton
Nov 18, 2016

Inside the Great American Songbook with John Eaton

For nearly 30 years, John Eaton has been a fixture of the Barns schedule. His evenings exploring the mainstays of the Great American Songbook have won him a large and devoted following of listeners who prize the compositional flair and lyrical sophistication of these highly esteemed writers of popular song. This year, Eaton’s annual Thanksgiving weekend concert showcases the music of The Fabulous ’40s, an...

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