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Celebrate 25 Years of Riverdance at Wolf Trap
in Summer

Celebrate 25 Years of Riverdance at Wolf Trap

This summer, Riverdance returns to Wolf Trap to present five performances of the Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show. This will mark the 16th occasion across more than two decades that the worldwide phenomena will grace the Filene Center stage and the first time since the summer of 2016. Riverdance first performed at Wolf Trap more than 20 years ago in 1997, just over a year after...

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13 Mar 2020
River’s Big Breakthrough
in Education

River’s Big Breakthrough

Meet Sue Trainor. Sue, or “Ms. Sue,” as she is known in the classroom, is a Master Teaching Artist for Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts. Her specialty is music, but her fellow Teaching Artists also specialize in the areas of dance, puppetry, theater and more. Ms. Sue is based in the greater Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC area and she’s been...

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11 Mar 2020
Celebrating Black History Month – Part 2
in Foundation, Opera, Summer, The Barns

Celebrating Black History Month – Part 2

Legendary African American artists in R&B, pop, country, opera—and every genre in between—have put on incredible performances at Wolf Trap. In celebration of Black History Month, take a look at some of these past great acts: Diana Ross Diana Ross was the lead singer of The Supremes, the best-charting female group in U.S. history. Motown’s most successful act in the 1960s, Ross and The Supremes...

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27 Feb 2020
Celebrating Black History Month
in Foundation, Opera, Summer, The Barns

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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20 Feb 2020
Music for Life
in The Barns

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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30 Jan 2020
Learning With Wolf Trap Affiliates
in Institute

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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03 Jan 2020
2019 Holiday Giveaway Contest Rules
in Experience

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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03 Dec 2019
INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy McFly: Ginger Dockery
in Foundation

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!

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05 Nov 2019
Philip Glass’ The Fall of the House of Usher
in Opera

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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24 Oct 2019
INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy McFly: Bob Grimes
in The Barns

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.

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23 Oct 2019
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