The Barns


A View from the Sound Board: Interview with Bob Grimes
Mar 12, 2018

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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March Music Mix
Mar 05, 2018

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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Curating the 2017-2018 Chamber Music at The Barns Season
Feb 13, 2018

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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Daddy Yankee
Jan 19, 2018

8 Wolf Trap Artists at the Grammys

We’re celebrating the Grammy nominations of eight of Wolf Trap’s recent and future artists! Watch The Grammys live on January 28 on WUSA 9 to find out who takes home the most coveted music prizes in the biz. Coming Soon   Ladysmith Black Mambazo February 5 & 6 at The Barns Categories: Best World Music Album, Best Children’s Album   2017 Favorites   Daddy Yankee...

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Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
Dec 15, 2017

January Jams at The Barns

New year, new music! Start 2018 off right with a concert. See (and hear) what’s coming up in January at The Barns. The Verve Pipe Fri, Jan 19 “A confident rockin’-steady melodic fortress” (SPIN)   Lucy Kaplansky Sat, Jan 20 Enchanting folk singer-songwriter   Krakauer-Tagg Duo Sun, Jan 21 Eclectic clarinet-piano duo   Aaron Tveit Fri, Jan 26 & Sat, Jan 27 “Wicked” superstar Broadway...

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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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