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Interview with Ken Bigley
Jun 20, 2019

INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy McFly: Ken Bigley

Episode 3: Ken Bigley, Deputy Superintendent at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts Go Inside the Trap with Tommy McFly, the new video series providing a behind-the-scenes look at Wolf Trap. Episode 3 is an interview with Ken Bigley, Deputy Superintendent at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.


INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy McFly: Sara Beesley
Jun 13, 2019

INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy McFly: Sara Beesley

Episode 2: Sara Beesley, Vice President, Program & Production Go Inside the Trap with Tommy McFly, the new video series providing a behind-the-scenes look at Wolf Trap. Next up is an interview with Sara Beesley, Vice President, Program & Production at Wolf Trap. Take a look!


Wolf Trap Staff Picks
Jun 12, 2019

Wolf Trap Staff Picks

Wolf Trap Foundation staff comes from diverse backgrounds with a variety of life experiences. But one thing they all have in common is a love of music and live performances, especially at Wolf Trap. We took an informal poll of staff to find out what concert they were most looking forward to this summer. Along the way, we got some insight into their personalities and...

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Leading Wolf Trap Opera
Jun 12, 2019

Leading Wolf Trap Opera

After spending 22 years leading Wolf Trap Opera (WTO), Kim Pensinger Witman retired as Vice President of Opera and Classical Programming in early 2019 and handed over the reins of this unparalleled program to our own Lee Anne Myslewski. In anticipation of this summer, we sat down with Lee Anne to learn about the season planning process and what the future has in store. WOLF...

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Savor Your Summer
May 29, 2019

Savor Your Summer

Ask anyone in line for the lawn rush with a cooler and picnic basket, and they will agree: good food is fundamental to the Wolf Trap experience.  Luckily, if you don’t want to pack your own picnic, or if you are looking to supplement your spread, our concessions team has you covered. We’re not just grilling up hot dogs and chicken tenders (although we served...

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Backstage at the Filene Center. Photo credit: Ryan Haderlie
May 23, 2019

Sunrise to Sunset: Putting on a Show

Each summer, Wolf Trap plays host to hundreds of thousands of visitors who are excited to share a night of outstanding entertainment with friends and family. But, what does it take to make these phenomenal performances happen? Take a behind-the-scenes look at a typical day of preparation at the Park. 6 AM Before dawn, and even the night before, crews from the National Park Service...

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25 Years of Art and Wisdom
May 23, 2019

25 Years of Art and Wisdom

In the musical world, breadth and depth are often mutually exclusive. But the powerhouse that is Steven Blier defies that assumption and countless others. Wolf Trap is truly fortunate to be one of the places that Steve has called home for over 25 summers. First, the breadth. The selections performed in Wolf Trap Opera’s (WTO) “Blier Recitals” have displayed a relentless and surprising diversity over...

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ZZ Ward, The Revivalists, August 19, 2018
May 17, 2019

Tips for First-Timers

Wolf Trap is: The only National Park for the Performing Arts! Washington, D.C. area’s favorite outdoor music destination Committed to creating excellent experiences for a diversity of arts fans Your home for some of the top names in pop, rock, R&B, country, classical, opera, jazz, Americana and more. There’s a first time for everything – including your first Wolf Trap show! Here are some tips...

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Our 3 Biggest Takeaways from SXSW EDU 2019
Apr 01, 2019

Our 3 Biggest Takeaways from SXSW EDU 2019

Earlier this month, Wolf Trap’s VP of Education Akua Kouyate-Tate participated on a panel of early childhood education and arts experts at SXSW EDU in Austin, TX. Akua was joined on the panel by Melissa Carlson, senior digital producer at PBS member station WGBH, Wolf Trap Institute Master Teaching Artist Kofi Dennis, and Kantara Souffrant, dramatic artist and assistant professor of art history at Oberlin College and Conservatory....

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4 Reasons Why a Wolf Trap Membership Is Worth It
Mar 26, 2019

4 Reasons Why a Wolf Trap Membership Is Worth It

We’ve all heard that “many hands make light work” and that “there is strength in numbers”, but did you know that our members are the driving force behind the Wolf Trap Foundation? Membership provides the base for all that we do—maintaining the quality and diversity of our programming, nurturing emerging artists, providing a home for the arts, reaching out to underserved populations, and offering a...

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Celebrating International Women’s Month
Mar 25, 2019

Celebrating International Women’s Month

It’s International Women’s Month! Join us in celebrating all the strong, talented, and incredible women who will be joining us at Wolf Trap this year!   Diana Ross Diana Ross – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough At The Oprah Winfrey Show 2012 Diana Ross got her start in music with unprecedented success in her all-female singing group, The Supremes, and has since followed it up...

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