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Celebrating Black History Month
Feb 20, 2020

Celebrating Black History Month

From syncopated sound to breakbeats, music as we know it today would not be the same without the influential artistic contributions of African Americans. In honor of Black History Month, join Wolf Trap in celebrating the sounds of upcoming African American artists who continue to advance our collective musical legacy: Liv Warfield Formerly a hand-selected member of Prince’s backing band New Power Generation, Liv Warfield...

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Music for Life
Jan 30, 2020

Music for Life

Prior to this year’s Chamber Music at The Barns series, Wolf Trap sat down with visionary arts leader and renowned pianist Wu Han to find out how she curated a remarkable season as the 2019–2020 Artistic Advisor. WOLF TRAP: For the Chamber Music at The Barns series, you chose to use the book Music for Life by London music critic Fiona Maddocks as your inspiration....

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Learning With Wolf Trap Affiliates
Jan 03, 2020

Learning With Wolf Trap Affiliates

Each year, Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts works with teachers to provide them with the tools, resources, and professional development they need to create joyful, active arts learning experiences for young children. For most of its existence, Wolf Trap Institute has firmly believed that using the arts and high-quality professional development in early childhood education should not be limited to the...

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2019 Holiday Giveaway Contest Rules
Dec 03, 2019

2019 Holiday Giveaway Contest Rules

SPONSOR. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (“Foundation” or “Sponsor”), 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182. TERM. Sweepstakes begins at 10 am Eastern Time (“ET”) on Monday, December 9 and ends at 11:59 pm ET on Sunday, December 15, 2018. (“Sweepstakes Period”) ELIGIBILITY. Wolf Trap Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia) who...

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INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy McFly: Ginger Dockery
Nov 05, 2019

INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy McFly:
Ginger Dockery

Episode 9: Ginger Dockery, Rentals Manager Go Inside the Trap with Tommy McFly, the new video series providing a behind-the-scenes look at Wolf Trap. In episode 9 learn what makes the events and spaces at the only National Park for the Performing Arts so special!


Philip Glass’ The Fall of the House of Usher
Oct 24, 2019

Philip Glass’ The Fall of the House of Usher

Philip Glass – THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER During the 2017 summer season Wolf Trap Opera produced Philip Glass’ 1988 opera based on Edgar Allan Poe’s THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER with a libretto by Arthur Yorinks. When Glass’ recording label, Orange Mountain Music, learned of the production, they reached out to inquire about whether we planned to record it. Up...

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INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy McFly: Bob Grimes
Oct 23, 2019

INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy McFly:
Bob Grimes

Episode 8: Bob Grimes, Production Manager Go Inside the Trap with Tommy McFly, the new video series providing a behind-the-scenes look at Wolf Trap. In Episode 8, hear about the amazing acts that have performed at The Barns from Production Manager, Bob Grimes.


INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy McFly: Morgan Brophy
Oct 08, 2019

INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy McFly:
Morgan Brophy

Episode 7: Morgan Brophy, Assistant Director, Artistic Administration Go Inside the Trap with Tommy McFly, the new video series providing a behind-the-scenes look at Wolf Trap. In Episode 7, learn about Chamber Music at The Barns from Morgan Brophy, Assistant Director, Artistic Administration.


Becoming a Rock Star
Aug 30, 2019

Becoming a Rock Star

Thank you to PNC, Premier Sponsor of the 2019 Summer Season, for this year’s PNC Rock Star for a Day contest. Winner Signe Fenwick and her daughter received the rock star red carpet VIP treatment around the Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band concert. Congratulations to our lucky winner who recaps her exciting day: On Saturday, August 10, 2019, the week before I celebrated my...

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Making Musical Moments #MyWTConcert
Aug 08, 2019

Making Musical Moments #MyWTConcert

Picture this: on a warm summer night, you approach Wolf Trap National Park for the very first time. The plaza is bustling with excitement, patrons are picnicking on the lawn, friends are catching up before the show, and you can’t wait to see your favorite artist take the stage. Whether it’s your first show or your 50th, you’ll find almost everyone has a favorite Wolf...

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Behind the Scenes with Chef Chris
Aug 05, 2019

Behind the Scenes with Chef Chris

Wolf Trap's Executive Chef, Chris Faessen, is the culinary master creating flavorful buffets for member events, Encore Circle Lounge fare, and Barns concessions. See how Chef Chris creates delicious dining experiences all summer long!...

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Christine Goerke
Aug 02, 2019

Wolf Trap Opera Alumni Worldwide

MET PRODUCTIONS FEATURE GENERATIONS OF TRAPPERS The Metropolitan Opera’s 2019 Ring Cycle features 2018 Filene Artist in Residence Christine Goerke (’95,’96) as Brünnhilde. She’s joined by seven other WTO alumni: Eric Owens (’94,’95), Jamie Barton (’08), Erin Morley (’07,’08), Ronnita Nicole Miller (’06,’07), Eve Gigliotti (’10,’11), Maya Lahyani (’13,’14), and Daryl Freedman (Studio ’07). Gianni Schicchi is a true ensemble opera, and it’s a bonus...

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