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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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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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