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Seasons of Learning: 3 Books to Keep Children Engaged This Fall
Nov 09, 2016

Seasons of Learning: 3 Books to Keep Children Engaged This Fall

The arts can be a great way to incorporate all of the sensory elements that autumn has to offer. Here are three books, along with a few easy arts-based activities, that can keep children thinking, exploring and discovering throughout the fall: Fletcher and the Falling Leaves, by Julia Rawlinson A concerned and caring little fox is startled when the leaves on his favorite tree begin...

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Holiday Cheer at Wolf Trap
Nov 08, 2016

Holiday Cheer at Wolf Trap

What better way to get in the holiday spirit than with songs of the season? This December, you have three chances to celebrate the holidays with Wolf Trap. The Swingles Yule Songs The Barns December 2, 7:30pm The Swingles are a London-based Grammy-winning a cappella group comprised of seven talented young singers. Their show will feature a wintry mix of well-known carols such as Silent...

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Elevated Experiences at The Barns
Nov 03, 2016

Elevated Experiences at The Barns

New artists and fan favorites aren’t the only things Wolf Trap fans can look forward to at The Barns this season. The 300-year-old space features new updates that respect its historic charm while adding a fresh feel and creating more opportunities for patrons to have a great night out. Lights Up!  First up, new lighting can be found throughout – the lobby features new sconces...

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Wolf Trap Makes Good Cents for Fairfax County 8th Graders
Oct 21, 2016

Wolf Trap Makes Good Cents for Fairfax County 8th Graders

Fairfax County eighth graders are learning that the best things in life aren’t free…but with good budgeting and smart choices, arts and entertainment can fit into their budgets. These life lessons are possible thanks to a new partnership between Wolf Trap and Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, whose JA Finance Park program provides financial literacy curriculum and immersive, real-life budgeting simulations to all 14,000 Fairfax...

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Destination Wolf Trap: Celtic Edition
Oct 19, 2016

Destination Wolf Trap: Celtic Edition

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: Celtic territories Alan Doyle & the Beautiful Gypsies For fans...

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Great Collaborations
Oct 17, 2016

Great Collaborations

When an artist takes the stage in the intimate environs of The Barns, it can feel like a secret being revealed: “At last,” we think, “I have you all to myself.” Before they get here, we’ve had to share these great performers with the whole world. And sometimes that means with some of the biggest names in popular music. Today, we take a look at...

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Destination Wolf Trap: India
Oct 05, 2016

Destination Wolf Trap: India

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: India Bickram Ghosh’s Drums of India For fans of: AR...

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The “Art” of a Great Concert
Oct 04, 2016

The “Art” of a Great Concert

This summer, Wolf Trap fans celebrated the National Park Service Centennial with several fun activities. Go behind-the-scenes to learn about the creation process for one of this summer’s fan favorites – the chalkboard wall! This summer, to celebrate the Centennial of our partners at the National Park Service, one of our goals was to create new, exciting ways for our patrons to connect with Wolf...

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Patti Lupone performing Woulda , Coulda, Shoulda at 54 Below on July 22, 2013. 

Photo credit ; Rahav iggy Segev / Photopass.com
Sep 28, 2016

Barns Broadway Babies

The Great White Way might be over 200 miles away, but you don’t have to trek up to New York City to see Tony winners and Broadway favorites. Get up close and personal at The Barns. Dee Dee Bridgewater October 5 at 8 pm “Ease on Down the Road” and witness Dee Dee Bridgewater’s powerhouse vocals that earned her a Tony Award for her role...

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A Day in the Life of The Barns
Sep 28, 2016

A Day in the Life of The Barns

The Barns is by far Wolf Trap’s coziest venue, accommodating 382 patrons to the Filene Center’s 7,028. But a Barns show still involves dozens of people working around the clock to make sure everything goes off without a hitch. A peek behind the curtain shows how Wolf Trap works to keep artists happy and to make sure visitors have the night of their lives. The...

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The Art of Teaching
Sep 15, 2016

The Art of Teaching

Wolf Trap Institute Employs Creativity in the Classroom You’re racing toward an intersection on your way to work and the light turns from green to yellow. You’re too far away to make it through, so you stop. It’s a simple decision, one you make automatically, never missing a beat in the song on the radio that you’re singing along with. But the child on the...

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Emerson String Quartet: A Living Legacy of Chamber Music
Sep 12, 2016

Emerson String Quartet: A Living Legacy of Chamber Music

Smaller is often better. These are words that chamber musicians live by. The grandeur of Beethoven’s symphonies, for example, is undeniable, but his late string quartets are often thought to be superior, reflecting a depth and complexity that the composer achieved only in his later years. For 20 years, Chamber Music at The Barns has followed the same principle, making Wolf Trap’s most intimate venue...

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