Jun 03, 2022
Summer Crafts and DIY Projects with an Arts Focus
The end of school year countdown is on, and soon children will be at home looking for things to do. Wolf Trap has composed a list of arts-integrated projects that parents can do at home with their children to extend learning opportunities for them outside of the classroom. Teachers, you can also try them out while they are working on their lesson plans for the...
May 28, 2022
A Filene Center for Today
Driven by her love of nature, education, and the arts, Catherine Filene Shouse donated the land and funds necessary to build the nation’s only National Park for the Performing Arts. For five decades, philanthropy and collaboration have fueled Wolf Trap’s mission to be a cultural haven for the community. During the last few years, Wolf Trap Foundation and the National Park Service have worked on...
May 27, 2022
A Juneteenth Celebration
Wolf Trap celebrates Juneteenth with a performance by Thee Phantom and the Illharmonic Orchestra on June 19. This special family-friendly event features some of the most outstanding Black orchestral musicians from across the country—including a young cellist from Northern Virginia!...
May 10, 2022
Teaching In Harmony
Fairfax County Public School Teacher Kristin McClure Brings a Musical Twist to STEM Learning Some people are lucky enough to find their calling early on in life. Centre Ridge Elementary School Kindergarten teacher Kristin McClure, who has been teaching with Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) for more than 15 years and who was once a student there herself, is one of those individuals. “Growing up,...
May 05, 2022
Your Brain and Dance
Wolf Trap Welcomes the National Science Foundation and Partners for the 2022 “Brain Dance Workshop” How does creative movement influence the brain’s ability to adapt? This April, a team of scientists, engineers, artists, educators, and choreographers from around the world gathered at Wolf Trap to explore the connection between dance and neuroplasticity for the 2022 International Workshop on the Neural and Social Bases of Creative...
May 02, 2022
Making Music Memories this Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, bringing a great opportunity to honor the wonderful mothers and women in your life. Whether your loved ones prefer upbeat throwbacks or contemplative ballads, Wolf Trap’s summer season has the perfect concert for you. So pack your picnic baskets and get ready for a memorable evening of music and community! FOR THE LADIES WHO LIKE TO BOOGIE Kool...
Apr 22, 2022
A Book for Every Occasion
Performers at Wolf Trap are not only fantastic musicians in their own regard, but they are truly multi-talented artists. In honor of World Book Day, we’ve compiled a few fantastic titles written by performers who will take the Filene Center stage this summer. Whether you’re in the mood for a reflective and inspiring memoir or a story to engage your inner child, there’s a book...
Apr 22, 2022
Wolf Trap Welcomes Its New Class of Teaching Artists
Recently, Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts added five new professional artists from the DC-metro area to its roster of 255 teaching artists. From a bilingual clarinetist to a children’s book author, these new teaching artists come from a wide array of backgrounds, experiences, and disciplines, but what unites them is their love of the arts, and their desire to share that...
Apr 22, 2022
Four Arts Strategies for Connecting With Babies and Toddlers
As a young parent, there is often no moment more gratifying than seeing your baby light up. Whether through a smile, a giggle, or a wiggle, your child is demonstrating through a non-verbal movement or expression that he or she has made a connection. Research shows that in the first years of life, the brain forms one million new neural connections every second. Those connections...
Apr 22, 2022
Winding Down With Wolf Trap
Wolf Trap’s Valerie Carroll Helps Establish Bedtime Routines for Prince George’s County Families with Baby ArtsPlay!™ It’s the end of the day, and you’re exhausted from a hard day’s work. You’ve just finished cleaning up the dishes, and now it’s time to get your children ready for bed so you can have a few minutes for yourself. Down the hall your children go to gather...
Feb 18, 2022
New Music From Summer 2022 Performers
Catch up on the newest releases from The Head and the Heart, Ben Rector, and Elvis Costello, then get your tickets to see them live this summer! The Head and the Heart Claiming top spots on multiple Billboard charts with songs like “Honeybee” and “Rivers and Roads”, the Seattle indie-folk collective makes their way to the Filene Center stage on Thursday, June 9. Their Wolf...
Jan 06, 2022
Bringing Chamber Music to Life
Chamber performances at The Barns have long played a vital role in Wolf Trap’s history, and since The Barns’ first season, countless classical musicians have shown off their awe-inspiring prowess and masterful artistry. For the 2021–2022 Chamber Music at The Barns season, Wolf Trap welcomes back Wu Han as Artistic Advisor, and continues its close partnership with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Wolf...