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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
Sep 28, 2022
Get to Know: Nashville Emerging Artists
Have you ever wanted to say, “I saw that artist before they were big…?” Now is your chance! Experience Nashville Emerging Artists Night in The Barns’ intimate and acoustically awesome setting on October 15! Here are the up-and-coming artists you’ll get to know: Audra McLaughlin Audra McLaughlin first received national attention on season six of NBC’s The Voice, where she won the hearts of all...
Sep 19, 2022
If You Like…Then You’ll Love
Let your Filene Center favorites inspire your next visit to The Barns! September is here, which means it’s time to wrap up Wolf Trap’s summer season—and to anticipate a chill in the air and cozy nights inside. You’ve spent summer nights under the stars seeing your favorite artists on the Filene Center stage, and with the upcoming fall season, you have even more music to...
Sep 14, 2022
Tom Jones Duets with Wolf Trap Artists
Legendary pop icon Tom Jones is behind some of your favorite classic hits like “It’s Not Unusual” and “What’s New Pussycat.” The singer, who was born in Wales, sang in clubs at night as a teenager. He gained popularity in the ‘60s as the frontman for Tommy Scott and the Senators. Throughout his 50+ year career, Jones has maintained his strong voice and unforgettable performance...
Sep 02, 2022
National Read a Book Day: Artist Books for All Ages
September 6 is National Read a Book Day, and what better way to celebrate than with some fantastic recent and upcoming releases from Wolf Trap artists? Whether you’re looking for a gift for a brand new reader or the perfect book to start off the fall, there’s a great read out there for everyone. STORIES FOR CHILDREN Eileen Ivers: Will Someone Play Bluey? Eileen Ivers,...
Aug 30, 2022
5 Fast Facts About Caifanes
The Mexican rock band Caifanes formed in 1986. Between 1987 and 1995, Caifanes released four albums that altered the course of Mexican rock history. The name Caifanes is derived from Mexican pachuco slang “Cae fine,” which roughly translates to “cool dude” in English. Their music is a blend of Latin with British new-wave elements majorly influenced by The Beatles and The Cure which can be...
Aug 01, 2022
Breaking Stereotypes (Soundlessly) Through Mime
The company members of Broken Box Mime Theater (BKBX) want to set something straight. No, there will not be any mimes attempting to escape from invisible boxes at their performance at Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods on Tuesday, Aug. 2. In fact, the company members of Broken Box want audience members to suspend any misconceptions they might have about mime, and prepare themselves for a different...