Chamber Music at The Barns celebrates the re-opening
and 40th anniversary of the venue
- Pianist Wu Han Returns as Artistic Advisor for Chamber Music at The Barns and opens the season with the Founder’s Day Celebration concert along with Arnaud Sussmann, Paul Neubauer, and David Finckel
- Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents four concerts including:
- Spanish Inspirations including works by Boccherini, Ravel, Turina, Shostakovich, Cassado, and Saraste
- Chopin takes audiences on a deep dive of his oeuvre with pianists Gloria Chien and Michael Brown along with cellist Nick Canellakis and violinist Cho-Liang Lin
- String Masterpieces explores the beauty and power of Beethoven, Brahms, and Mozart in an intimate setting
- The Jazz Effect Features pianists Orion Weiss, Wu Han and the Orion String Quartet exploring the influence of jazz on the classical music canon
- The Miró Quartet returns with a program featuring the works of Haydn, Kevin Puts and Ravel
- Christmas With Cantus rings in the holidays with vocal music ranging from Latin hymnody to Irving Berlin
- Multi-Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist Sharon Ibsin delves into the rich legacy of Spanish solo guitar works with The Spanish Hour
- Wolf Trap presents local arts groups, Opera Lafayette and UrbanArias, with two special programs
- Highly interactive performances - patrons invited to ask questions in mid-performance Q&As and meet artists at post-performance receptions
Members purchasing early, public on-sale August 20
Vienna, Virginia (August 17, 2021) – Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts today announced the 2021-2022 Chamber Music at The Barns season, curated by pianist Wu Han, returning as Artistic Advisor for Chamber Music at the Barns’ for her fourth consecutive season. Chamber Music at The Barns takes place at Wolf Trap’s historic and intimate 382-seat indoor venue, and runs October through May. This release complements the announcement of the entire 2021-2022 season for The Barns, which includes pop, jazz, blues and more. Ticketing information and a calendar of Chamber Music at The Barns performances are below. Print-ready images may be found here.
“We are so glad to be able to welcome chamber music audiences back to The Barns at Wolf Trap for the 2021-2022 Chamber Music at The Barns season,” said Lee Anne Myslewski, Vice President for Opera and Classical Programming at Wolf Trap Foundation. “The world has changed profoundly since last we were together. Technology and digital programs helped to bridge our collective-yet-separate isolation and allow music performances to stream into our homes. That said, it will be great to celebrate our shared love of chamber music in a season of amazing performances as conceived by artistic advisor Wu Han. We hope everyone will join us to experience live music once again.”
Wu Han has crafted yet another exceptional chamber music program for the 2021-2022 season, offering a glimpse into the canon to joyously welcome people back into the hall for communal concert experiences. The season opens with a Founder’s Day Celebration concert on October 24, featuring Artistic Advisor Wu Han with her husband and frequent collaborator cellist David Finckel, along with violinist Arnaud Sussmann and violist Paul Neubauer in a concert that features Dvořák, Suk, and Brahms.
Following the Founder’s Day concert, The Miró Quartet returns to The Barns with a program featuring the works of Haydn, Kevin Puts and Ravel and multi Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist Sharon Ibsin explores the rich legacy of Spanish solo guitar works with The Spanish Hour. Christmas With Cantus rings in the holiday season with vocal music ranging from Latin hymnody and Spanish folksongs to Irving Berlin.
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMSLC) demonstrates the power, subtlety and beauty of the chamber music canon with a full calendar of concerts. In Spanish Inspirations, pianists Wu Qian and Anne-Marie McDermott, violinists Paul Huang and Danbi Um, violist Paul Neubauer, cellists Clive Greensmith and Nicholas Canellakis, and baritone Will Liverman perform the music of Spain’s most respected composers alongside composers influenced by Spain’s culture and beauty. Pianists Gloria Chien and Michael Brown, with violinist Cho-Liang Lin and cellist Nick Canellakis explore Chopin’s Cello sonata and Piano trio. String Masterpieces brings to life compositions by Beethoven, Mozart and Brahms in the intimate setting of The Barns. Pianists Orion Weiss and Wu Han along with the Orion String Quartet delve into the influences of The Jazz Effect on classical composers Ravel, Marsalis, Milhaud, and Gershwin.
Wolf Trap Opera presents two local arts groups Opera Lafayette and UbranArias on special performances at The Barns. As a prelude performance to the season, on September 8, Opera Lafayette will perform Philidor’s The Blacksmith (Le Maréchal ferrant). UrbanArias presents UNKNOWN, A Song Cycle Honoring the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, on October 5.
Select performances of Chamber Music at The Barns are recorded for national broadcast on “Center Stage from Wolf Trap,” an hour-long program hosted by Classical WETA announcer Rich Kleinfeldt and Lee Anne Myslewski, Wolf Trap's Vice President for Opera and Classical Programming.
With its informal setting and stunning architecture, The Barns is a one-of-a-kind musical experience and your home for chamber music. The Barns at Wolf Trap is celebrating its 40th anniversary season. Comprised of two 18th-century barns made of hand-hewn wood beams and panels, the space is noted for its acoustic excellence and historic charm. At Chamber Music at The Barns performances, patrons are invited to ask artists questions during lively mid-performance Q&A sessions and are also invited to meet the artists at a post-performance reception in the English Barn.
Wolf Trap members (donors of $80 and above) are invited to purchase their tickets in advance of public on-sale. Tickets go on sale to the public August 20 and may be purchased at wolftrap.org.
To keep everyone safe at The Barns at Wolf Trap, Wolf Trap Foundation requires that everyone, including fully vaccinated individuals, wear masks and provide verification of full vaccination upon entry to the venue. For those who are unvaccinated, proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 48 hours of the performance is required. Visit wolftrap.org/2021policies for more information.
Please check Wolf Trap’s 2021 Health and Safety Policies and Guidelines at the time of purchase and prior to your performance date, for the most current and up-to-date information and applicable guidelines.
Ticketing and On-Sale Information
- Tickets for newly announced performances are on sale to the public on Friday, August 20 at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased:
- Ticket prices vary by performance and location and are subject to change. See individual performance listings online at Wolf Trap’s website calendar.
- Wolf Trap members have access to exclusive presales and may purchase tickets in advance of the general public. For more information, visit wolftrap.org/membership.
- Additional information, amenities, and protocols will be posted to the Wolf Trap website as information becomes available.
WHEN and WHERE: Tickets for the newly announced performances of The Barns at Wolf Trap’s 2021-22 season are on sale to the public on Friday, August 20 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Tickets may be purchased online at wolftrap.org, the official source for purchasing tickets for performances at Wolf Trap.
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Dan and Gayle D’Aniello, Season Underwriters
About Wolf Trap
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, produces and presents a full range of performance and education programs in the Greater Washington area, as well as nationally. Wolf Trap features three performance venues: the outdoor Filene Center and Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, both located at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and The Barns at Wolf Trap, located down the road from the national park and adjacent to the Center for Education at Wolf Trap. The 7,028-seat Filene Center is operated in partnership with the National Park Service and annually showcases an extensive array of diverse artists, ranging from pop, country, folk, and blues to classical music, dance, and theatre, as well as multimedia presentations, from May through September. The Barns at Wolf Trap is operated by Wolf Trap Foundation year-round, and during the summer months is home to the Grammy-nominated Wolf Trap Opera, one of America’s outstanding professional training programs for early career opera singers. Wolf Trap’s education programs include the nationally acclaimed Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, a diverse array of arts education classes, grants, and a nationally recognized internship program.
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