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Still Considering Whether to Give Opera a Try?
May 27, 2016

Still Considering Whether to Give Opera a Try?

Not sure which Opera to see? Check out our recommendations! La bohème (Aug 5) is widely considered one of the best operas for first-time opera-goers. You may be familiar with the plot, which inspired the smash-hit musical RENT and was the romantic inspiration in the movie Moonstruck. Recommended for: Hopeless romantics, anyone who loves the emotional pull of a great story. The Rape of Lucretia...

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A Note From the Host
May 27, 2016

A Note From the Host

Thank you for wending your way out to Wolf Trap for the show. I got here hours ago, driven from a nearby hotel by a Park Service employee and dropped at the stage door, and so can only imagine your trip in from Maryland or Lord knows where, the traffic you must’ve encountered and the crush of traffic you will encounter as you leave, which...

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Find Your Park
May 23, 2016

Find Your Park

Hundreds of thousands visit Wolf Trap each summer to hear their favorite artists sing their favorite songs. They picnic, relax, and connect with friends and family. But the Filene Center stage is just one piece of what makes Wolf Trap unique. Check out the map below and explore all 117 acres of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. This summer, you’re invited to celebrate the...

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Bringing the Arts into the Classroom: Wolf Trap Grant Program
Apr 18, 2016

Bringing the Arts into the Classroom: Wolf Trap Grant Program

Remember the first time you saw a live performance, or the first time you created something you were truly proud of? Those formative experiences, often in our early years, are touchstones that can affect how we see the world. That’s why Wolf Trap provides access points for young people to connect with the arts–– from live performances at Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods to academic experiences through Wolf Trap...

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On the Path to Stardom
Apr 11, 2016

On the Path to Stardom

Every year, thousands of people gather at Wolf Trap to enjoy spectacular performances from legendary headliners. With opening acts, audiences get a first look at artists who could be the next big thing. Plus, they can experience the thrill of looking back to tell their friends, ‘I was there when they were just starting out!’ There have been several amazing openers throughout the years who...

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A Blueprint for Innovative Music
Apr 04, 2016

A Blueprint for Innovative Music

When the Aizuri Quartet debuts at Wolf Trap on Friday, beloved works by Beethoven and Schumann will fill The Barns. But there’s one piece on the program that will be new to everyone’s ears: Blueprint, commissioned by Wolf Trap Foundation and composed by Pulitzer Prize-winning musician Caroline Shaw, will have its world premiere. Here, Shaw shares her inspiration for the work: Blueprint World Premiere, Commissioned by...

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Filene Center exterior plaza flowers Jill Scott
Mar 18, 2016

Spring into Summer Giveaway: Contest Rules

Contest Rules: SPONSOR. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (“Foundation” or “Sponsor”), 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182. TERM. Sweepstakes begins at 8 am Eastern Time (“ET”) on Sunday, March 20 and ends at 11:59 pm ET on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. (“Sweepstakes Period”) ELIGIBILITY. Wolf Trap Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia) who are...

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St. Patrick’s Day Playlist: The Alan Kelly Gang
Mar 09, 2016

St. Patrick’s Day Playlist: The Alan Kelly Gang

Looking for something to do on St. Patrick’s Day? Come & see The Alan Kelly Gang at The Barns! Until then, click below to listen to our leprechaun-approved playlist & prepare to get whisked away to the ‘Emerald Isle’!


Lenny Kravitz
Feb 19, 2016

Contest: 2016 Membership Giveaway

Contest Rules: SPONSOR. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (“Foundation” or “Sponsor”), 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182. TERM. Sweepstakes begins at 8 am Eastern Time (“ET”) on Tuesday, February 23 and ends at 11:59 pm ET on Wednesday, February 24, 2015. (“Sweepstakes Period”) ELIGIBILITY. Wolf Trap Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia) who are...

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Kevin Griffin {wolftrap.org/b/021916}, Jones Family Sings {wolftrap.org/b/021816}, The Quebe Sisters {wolftrap.org/b/042916}
Feb 01, 2016

Sweet Confessions: A Valentine’s Day Q&A with Wolf Trap Artists

In honor of Valentine’s Day, a few of our Barns artists  dished about sweet subjects—from chocolatey treats to celebrity crushes. Check out their answers, and be sure to catch Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra (above top left); Alexis Jones (top right) and The Jones Family Singers, and The Quebe Sisters (bottom) when they stop by The Barns at Wolf Trap. Kevin Griffin: Someone named a...

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