The Barns


Oh, What Fun at Wolf Trap
Nov 17, 2017

Oh, What Fun at Wolf Trap

Need a break between holiday cooking and shopping? Whether you’d prefer to cozy up inside or to get outside for fresh air and scenery , treat yourself to some of these end-of-year activities at Wolf Trap. Oh, and feel free to bring your friends and family along!...

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For the Love of The Barns
Nov 15, 2017

For the Love of The Barns

For more than three decades, The Barns at Wolf Trap has presented new and unique artist experiences that have delighted longtime devotees and turned first-time Barns visitors into passionate fans. While there are many reasons to love The Barns, there are five that continue to draw both audiences and artists alike: 1. It’s an uncommonly cool place to see music First of all, it’s a barn....

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Q & A with the Attacca Quartet
Nov 01, 2017

Q & A with the Attacca Quartet

Praised by The Strad as “stunning” and possessing “a musical maturity far beyond its members’ years,” the Attacca Quartet is one of the most dynamic ensembles of its generation. The group – made up of Amy Schroeder, Keiko Tokunaga, Nathan Schram, and Andrew Yee – first formed as Julliard students in 2003. Since then, they have appeared on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, received international acclaim,...

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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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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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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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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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