May 07, 2020
In times like these, getting outdoors can help you to feel inspired, to find solace, and to connect with the world around you. Outdoor spaces at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts including the Wolf Trap Trail and the Meadow remain accessible to the public. However, it remains important for all visitors to adhere to CDC and local public health guidelines regarding social...
Apr 08, 2020
We join the world in mourning the loss of and celebrating the career of award-winning singer/songwriter and Wolf Trap fan favorite John Prine....
Mar 13, 2020
This summer, Riverdance returns to Wolf Trap to present five performances of the Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show. This will mark the 16th occasion across more than two decades that the worldwide phenomena will grace the Filene Center stage and the first time since the summer of 2016. Riverdance first performed at Wolf Trap more than 20 years ago in 1997, just over a year after...
Mar 11, 2020
Meet Sue Trainor. Sue, or “Ms. Sue,” as she is known in the classroom, is a Master Teaching Artist for Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts. Her specialty is music, but her fellow Teaching Artists also specialize in the areas of dance, puppetry, theater, and more. Ms. Sue is based in the greater Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. area and she’s been...
Feb 27, 2020
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...
Feb 20, 2020
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...
Jan 30, 2020
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....
Jan 03, 2020
Each year, Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts works with teachers to provide them with the tools, resources, and professional development they need to create joyful, active arts learning experiences for young children. For most of its existence, Wolf Trap Institute has firmly believed that using the arts and high-quality professional development in early childhood education should not be limited to the...
Dec 03, 2019
SPONSOR. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (“Foundation” or “Sponsor”), 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182. TERM. Sweepstakes begins at 10 am Eastern Time (“ET”) on Monday, December 9 and ends at 11:59 pm ET on Sunday, December 15, 2018. (“Sweepstakes Period”) ELIGIBILITY. Wolf Trap Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia) who...
Nov 05, 2019
Episode 9: Ginger Dockery, Rentals Manager Go Inside the Trap with Tommy McFly, the new video series providing a behind-the-scenes look at Wolf Trap. In episode 9 learn what makes the events and spaces at the only National Park for the Performing Arts so special!
Oct 24, 2019
Philip Glass – THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER During the 2017 summer season Wolf Trap Opera produced Philip Glass’ 1988 opera based on Edgar Allan Poe’s THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER with a libretto by Arthur Yorinks. When Glass’ recording label, Orange Mountain Music, learned of the production, they reached out to inquire about whether we planned to record it. Up...
Oct 23, 2019
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.