Music Moves Us
50 Years Together Anniversary Celebration
Jul 07, 2021

50 Years Together Anniversary Celebration

July 1, 2021 marked a historic moment with a star-studded evening at the Filene Center celebrating Wolf Trap's 50th anniversary and the legacy of Wolf Trap’s founder Catherine Filene Shouse. Thanks to all who joined us, including JoAnn Falletta, Christine Goerke, Joyce Yang, Cynthia Erivo, and the National Symphony Orchestra....

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50 Years of Community
Jul 02, 2021

50 Years of Community

Honoring Local Frontline Workers and Educators Wolf Trap and PNC came together to thank educators, healthcare professionals, and other frontline workers with a series of four free concerts last week performed by the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic and “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. Community heroes, along with their families and friends, were invited to attend and celebrate their incredible commitment with the sweet...

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Summer Sounds Even Better
Jun 30, 2021

Summer Sounds Even Better

Recently, Wolf Trap has taken extraordinary measures to ensure that this summer sounds its best by replacing the in-house sound system (PA) with state-of-the-art components. As the existing system was reaching the end of its useful life, Wolf Trap called upon experts in sound technology to recommend changes that would most enhance the concert experience. Based on acoustical measurements and a thorough analysis of the...

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Focused on Flavor
Jun 30, 2021

Focused on Flavor

This season, Wolf Trap’s Food and Beverage Team has streamlined the concessions menu to focus on quality ingredients and efficient service. Among the core meals, snacks, and beverage offerings, fans will find a mix of tried-and-true favorites and some new twists, many featuring locally sourced ingredients. LEADING THE PACK Every summer menu needs a winning burger. This season, Wolf Trap has doubled the gastronomic pleasure...

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“Failing” Upwards
Jun 30, 2021

“Failing” Upwards

Wolf Trap High School Grants Program Gives Centreville Students Permission to Fail, and Find Their Way Back Think back to high school and the pressure you experienced as a student. Today, students are expected to excel in academics, sports, and the arts, while serving in leadership positions and staying active in their communities and extracurricular organizations—all while looking Instagram-perfect. The pressure of expectations from their...

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May 13, 2021

Fostering a Greater Appreciation for Other Cultures Through Movement: Up Close with Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist “Ms. T”

Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist “Ms. T,” Terlene D. Terry-Todd, is the founding artistic director for the Reston Institute for the Arts and a retired certified dance and adapted physical education specialist for Fairfax County Public Schools. A national presenter on dance education, Ms. T has received numerous awards and accolades for her choreography, her contributions to the arts, and her work with special needs...

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field trip friday
May 13, 2021

The Making Of A Virtual Field Trip… and Advice for Teachers Who’d Like to Make Their Own!

Just over a year ago, Wolf Trap’s Cate Bechtold faced a problem. As Director of Internships and Community Programs for Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, she typically spent the winter preparing to welcome hundreds of young students from all across the Washington, D.C. area to Wolf Trap Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, where they could enjoy Field Trip performances at the 700-seat outdoor amphitheater. Her biggest...

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May 13, 2021

Affiliate Spotlight: Singapore Wolf Trap and The Art Of Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

The creativity at Singapore Wolf Trap is contagious. From the moment it was launched by Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) in May 2019 as the first international affiliate for Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, the Singapore Wolf Trap team has brought the same enthusiasm to arts-integrated learning as it does to its stage productions. As one of the leading English language theatre...

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D.C. Public Schools Early Childhood Educator Kalpana Kumar Sharma with Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist Sue Trainor
May 03, 2021

#ThankATeacher: A Tribute for Teacher Appreciation Week

What is the role of a teacher? Whether in support of their school, their students, student caregivers, or their colleagues, teachers have always served many different roles to many different people. This year, the community has leaned on teachers perhaps more than ever to help navigate their children through this extended period of school closures due to the pandemic, and the profession, as a whole,...

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Sprucing up Wolf Trap
Apr 01, 2021

Sprucing up Wolf Trap

Our partners at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts have been busy planning, coordinating, and investing in deferred maintenance projects to improve the Park experience. Some of these changes are less visible to visitors than others, but all are important to keeping the treasured Park operating safely. Among the major projects underway are the installation of new electrical infrastructure and new stage rigging...

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Celebrating Women in Wolf Trap’s History
Mar 23, 2021

Celebrating Women in Wolf Trap’s History

Before Wolf Trap was America’s only National Park for the Performing Arts, before legendary artists took the Filene Center stage, and before Wolf Trap became one of the most beloved performing arts venues in the Washington D.C. area, the land we enjoy today was a family farm that was unaware of the incredible role it would play in the future. Stroll down memory lane with...

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Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist Kofi Dennis interacts with students and teachers in a Chattanooga-area early childhood classroom.
Feb 25, 2021

The Importance of Teaching Black History Year-round

As the month of February has ended, I have been reflecting about the legacy of educator and historian Carter G. Woodson, who first established Negro History Week in 1926, as a means to recognize the history and achievements of African American people. Negro History Week would lead to the establishment of February as Black History Month, but Woodson and his fellow African American educators always...

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