Music Moves Us
Drawing Upon the Power of Community
Mar 08, 2024

Drawing Upon the Power of Community

Roberta Lea Discusses the Intersection Between Music and Education Ahead of Her Performance at The Barns at Wolf Trap on March 29 There is an African proverb that neo-pop-country singer/songwriter Roberta Lea lives by: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Lea, who was named one of Country Music Television’s Next Women in Country in 2023,...

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Four Reasons Why Wolf Trap Membership is Worthwhile
Mar 04, 2024

Four Reasons Why Wolf Trap Membership is Worthwhile

Did you know that donating members are the driving force behind Wolf Trap Foundation? Membership is at the heart of all that we do—maintaining the quality and accessibility of our programming, nurturing emerging artists, and offering a place of joy and learning for our community. When you become a Wolf Trap member, you not only receive all the benefits Wolf Trap has to offer, but...

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Wolf Trap Welcomes a New Class of Grantees with 13 New Performing Arts Projects
Feb 16, 2024

Wolf Trap Welcomes a New Class of Grantees with 13 New Performing Arts Projects

High School Students Will Perform at The Barns at Wolf Trap on April 25 Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts has announced this year’s grantee projects, helmed by 13 public high school and middle school teachers across the DMV. Projects range in discipline and scope, pairing students with disabilities with student mentors, exploring cultural heritage through music and dance, and working with professional artists...

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Raising The Barns Roof with High School Grant Performances
Feb 02, 2024

Raising The Barns Roof with High School Grant Performances

Grants Day Made a Triumphant Return to The Barns Stage This Past Spring with Hundreds of Participants from Washington, DC-Area Public High Schools; Features Work of 2023-24 GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year April 2023 included a night to remember at The Barns at Wolf Trap. But it wasn’t an evening familiar to most patrons of The Barns. It was Wolf Trap Grants Day, an...

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Wolf Trap’s 2024 Summer Debuts to Watch
Feb 01, 2024

Wolf Trap’s 2024 Summer Debuts to Watch

Wolf Trap’s Summer 2024 lineup promises to be nothing short of spectacular with an impressive array of artists making their Filene Center mark for the first time. From bluesy riffs and groovy vibes to indie rock and global rhythms, check out these Wolf Trap debut artists you won’t want to miss!...

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Meet the Black Opry Revue’s Rising Stars
Feb 01, 2024

Meet the Black Opry Revue’s Rising Stars

Wolf Trap is thrilled to debut Black Opry Revue on March 29 at The Barns, featuring a genre-bending group of musicians including Sug Daniels, Roberta Lea, Tylar Bryant, Rachel Maxann, and Grace Givertz. With a stunning blend of modern and traditional country, folk, and Americana, each artist will showcase their music during an intimate, compelling concert you’re sure to remember....

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La Boheme dress rehearsal, Summer Hassan, Yongzhao Yu, D'Ana Lombard, Reginald Smith Jr., Timothy Bruno, Shea Owens
Jan 30, 2024

Puccini’s “La bohème”: The Perfect Prelude for Opera Beginners

With soaring scores, majestic sets, and a compelling storyline, there is little wonder opera has remained a steadfast staple in performance spaces everywhere. If you have yet to delve into the many productions, Puccini’s masterwork, La bohème, is the place to start your thrilling journey. Discover why Wolf Trap Opera’s upcoming Summer 2024 performance is the perfect prelude for opera beginners! A Familiar and Famous...

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Uncovering “Emily: A Musical Portrait”
Jan 18, 2024

Uncovering “Emily: A Musical Portrait”

As part of the Chamber Music at The Barns series, Wolf Trap presents the US premiere of Emily: A Musical Portrait. This hour-long theatrical setting of poetry and song originally debuted in Montreal, Canada in 2023. Almost like a miniature opera, the work dramatically explores Dickinson’s reflections on love, nature, children, pain, and loss, as well as the influential figures who shaped her poetry....

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10 Reasons to Love The Barns
Dec 15, 2023

10 Reasons to Love The Barns

Wolf Trap may be best known for its outdoor summer concerts, but chilly temperatures call for a cozy, indoor musical escape. Take a look inside The Barns! Featuring some of the finest acts in music, dance, drama, and comedy, this year-round theater has a one-of-a-kind, intimate setting. Read on to discover 10 reasons why The Barns could become your favorite indoor venue! 1) It’s rustic,...

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The Del McCoury Band Returns to The Barns
Dec 11, 2023

The Del McCoury Band Returns to The Barns

You’ll be hard pressed to find a bluegrass enthusiast who doesn’t know the name Del McCoury. After all, he’s a nine-time winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year award and a two-time Grammy winner for Best Bluegrass Album—not to mention a frequent Wolf Trap performer. He’ll bring his practiced pickin’ to The Barns for five nights this January!   Beyond the accolades,...

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10+ Holiday Gift-Giving Ideas for Teachers that Promote Arts-Based Learning in the Classroom
Dec 06, 2023

10+ Holiday Gift-Giving Ideas for Teachers that Promote Arts-Based Learning in the Classroom

Look beyond coffee mugs, gift cards, and chocolates this holiday season: give teachers something they can use in the classroom to bring arts learning to life! We checked in with some Wolf Trap Teaching Artists for suggestions for joyful holiday gifts—which double as great ideas for children to extend their learning at home! Scarves & Streamers Besides looking beautiful, scarves and streamers can help children...

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