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Celebrating Black History Month – Part 2
Feb 27, 2020

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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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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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.


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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Bringing the Musical History of Austria to Vienna
Dec 12, 2018

Bringing the Musical History of Austria to Vienna

Wolf Trap is delighted to welcome visionary arts leader and renowned pianist Wu Han as the 2018-2020 Artistic Advisor for Chamber Music at The Barns. With some of today’s most important musicians, Han has curated an exceptional season that brings a taste of Vienna, Austria to Vienna, Virginia. In crafting the thematic arch for this Chamber Music at The Barns season, I decided to explore...

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Kick Start Your New Year’s Resolutions
Dec 04, 2018

Kick Start Your New Year’s Resolutions

Goodbye, 2018. Hello, 2019! Now that it’s 2019, it’s time to kick start your New Year’s Resolutions! Here are some tips to help you stick to your goals:   Get healthy Be more active. Lose a few pounds. Get more fresh air. There are tons of reasons why these are regular New Year’s resolutions —but we know, the struggle is real. For a jolt of...

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Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
Dec 04, 2018

2019 Motivation Mix

New year. New you! Here are some of our favorite songs from recent and upcoming Wolf Trap artists to motivate you through your next workout, help you power through a busy project, and/or put you in a great mood.   The Verve Pipe – Never Let You Down Get tickets to The Verve Pipe‘s January 12 performance at The Barns.   Jake Owen – Real...

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The Barns: A Sound History for the Future
Nov 13, 2018

The Barns: A Sound History for the Future

Every fall, when the leaves start to change and the air turns crisp, the music moves inside to the warmth of The Barns at Wolf Trap. Originally built by colonial Americans, The Barns were donated in 1981 by Wolf Trap’s founder Catherine Filene Shouse as a gift for local arts lovers to enjoy diverse and intimate performances. Today, The Barns showcase hundreds of incredible artists each year and their hand-hewn timber walls hold centuries of memories....

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