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A Day in the Life of The Barns
Nov 08, 2022

A Day in the Life of The Barns

Long before the lights dim and a hush comes over the audience, The Barns’ nearly 300-year-old timber walls are infused with life. From backstage setup and soundchecks to food preparation and usher briefings, it takes a small army to get each artist and the space ready for a performance. Take a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of The Barns. 9 AM: Wolf...

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This Month at Wolf Trap: November 2022
Nov 01, 2022

This Month at Wolf Trap: November 2022

As the temperatures fall this autumn, there’s no better way to warm up than with an exciting indoor concert at The Barns! From Brazilian jazz and singer/songwriters to Grateful Dead piano covers and Mozart, check out what’s next in our concert line-up for November. November 4: Stephen Kellogg Singer/songwriter Stephen Kellogg is a storyteller at heart. He’s presented a TEDx talk and released a book...

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Wolf Trap x District of Raga
Oct 31, 2022

Wolf Trap x District of Raga

Wolf Trap and District of Raga join forces to present a series of dynamic performances at The Barns celebrating the musical and cultural influences of South Asian artists in the United States. Curated by District of Raga founder and director Nistha Raj and Wolf Trap’s Director of Programming Diana Ezerins, this new series highlights diverse offerings of traditional classical music and dance from the South...

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Halloween Costume Inspiration
Oct 20, 2022

Halloween Costume Inspiration

Dressing up for Halloween is always fun – but selecting a costume can be a challenge!  Are you stuck in a rut picking out your costume this year? We’re here to help! Here’s a few quick and easy tips on how you can pull off these looks: Become a Ballerina (from American Ballet Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet) How to create this look: Wear light pink....

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Liv Warfield, The Barns, March 5, 2020
Oct 12, 2022

Where You’ve Heard The Barns’ Artists Before

Have you seen a familiar face on The Barns’ calendar this year? If you think you don’t know any artists, think again. Many have graced classic TV shows, starred in beloved Broadway performances, or penned hits for iconic musicians. Here are some of the ways you might have heard and seen these upcoming Wolf Trap artists before. ON STAGE Before Kelli O’Hara became Aurora Fane...

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Oct 11, 2022

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Wolf Trap celebrates and honors the many Hispanic and Latin American artists who have graced its stages year-round! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and take a tour around the world with these fun facts about Wolf Trap artists. ANA GABRIEL Fans of Mexican music may instantly recognize the legendary Ana Gabriel, or La Luna de América, as she’s called by her most passionate followers. Over her...

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The Secret Lives of Teaching Artists: Rock Stars in the Classroom─and On Stage!
Oct 05, 2022

The Secret Lives of Teaching Artists: Rock Stars in the Classroom─and On Stage!

If you could assume an alternate identity, what would it be? By day, Wolf Trap Teaching Artists are busy in the classroom providing professional development to early childhood educators, but during their “off” time, they use their musical talents to perform onstage to throngs of eager children and parents. Undercover rock stars? Their fans would say so! Christina Sanabria, one-half of the popular songwriting duo...

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Creating Pathways for Success for Young Professionals From Marginalized and Underrepresented Populations
Oct 05, 2022

Creating Pathways for Success for Young Professionals From Marginalized and Underrepresented Populations

Interns have a year-round presence at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. Each season brings a new class of students who arrive at Wolf Trap eager to gain valuable experience in all aspects of arts administration. But an internship at Wolf Trap is much more than day-to-day administrative tasks. Wolf Trap’s Internship team aims to provide interns with a fully realized vision of what...

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Three Energizers That Promote Mindfulness in the Classroom
Oct 05, 2022

Three Energizers That Promote Mindfulness in the Classroom

How do you start your day? Wolf Trap Teaching Artists like to use short, artful “energizers” in both professional and classroom settings to promote mindfulness and help prime students for learning. Energizers also help students reflect on what they’ve learned, and can be a useful tool for self-regulation and classroom management. “An energizer serves to focus and connect the energy of the group, whet our creativity,...

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This Month at Wolf Trap: October 2022
Oct 03, 2022

This Month at Wolf Trap: October 2022

Did you know Wolf Trap is home to music year-round? From October to May, music moves into The Barns–Wolf Trap’s intimate and acoustically awesome, indoor venue. From jazz to western swing and chamber to cabaret, there’s a show for everyone! Take a peek at upcoming October performances. October 6: Rebirth Brass Band If you are a fan of Trombone Shorty and the NOLA scene, you’re...

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