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Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts Announces Its 2023-2024 Season at The Barns at Wolf Trap

Additional performances to be announced throughout the fall

Vienna, Virginia (August 8, 2023)Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce the first performances of the 2023-2024 season at The Barns at Wolf Trap, its historic 382-seat indoor venue. The lineup includes a diverse collection of artists across multiple genres. A complete calendar of performances may be found here.

“We are thrilled to announce the first performances for The Barns at Wolf Trap,” said Arvind Manocha, President and CEO of Wolf Trap Foundation. “The lineup includes rock stars, Broadway powerhouses, folk icons, chamber music masters, and more. The Barns gives everyone the chance to enjoy their favorite artists in a uniquely intimate setting, and this season continues to underscore Wolf Trap’s commitment to providing diverse and innovative performances for our patrons. We can’t wait to share the rest of this season’s lineup.”

The 2023–2024 season is set to begin the weekend of October 13 and 14 with Andy Summers of The Police (Oct. 13) and local folk icons Magpie (Oct. 14). The month is filled with remarkable performances, including two nights of unforgettable jazz with the Branford Marsalis Quartet (Oct. 17 + 18); Pablo Cruise and Jim Messina (Oct. 20 + 21) in a dynamic double billing; influential bluegrass musician Sam Bush (Oct. 22) paying tribute to his longtime friend, collaborator, and bluegrass innovator John Hartford; an interactive audience experience with Max Weinberg’s Jukebox (Oct. 25 + 26); enchanting selections from The New York Arabic Orchestra (Oct. 27); the return of everyone’s favorite party band Red Baraat (Oct. 28); and the soulful sounds of Madison McFerrin (Oct. 29).

November will see country bluegrass sensation Kathy Mattea (Nov. 8 + 9); collaborative singers säje (Nov. 10); British rockers The Fixx (Nov. 15); a tribute to music legends with Newmyer Flyer: Van Morrison’s Moondance and Bruce Springsteen’s The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle (Nov. 25); The Lone Bellow’s 10th anniversary tour (Nov. 26 + 27); and singer/songwriter Joan Osborne (Nov. 30).

The new year kicks off with Irish folk-rocker Foy Vance (Feb. 2); an iconic homage from 1964: The Tribute (Feb. 7 + 8); sketch comedy, songs, and improvisation with Comedian Rhapsody: The Best of Second City (Feb. 14-17); and virtuosic guitar stylings at International Guitar Night (Feb. 28 + 29).

March plays host to musical storytelling and songs with Dancing with the Celts (March 13 + 14) as they dance through the journey of the Irish crossing the Atlantic, and The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters, The Blue Ridge Girls, and Ashlee Watkins & Andrew Small (March 23) share the sound of the Crooked Road and traditional Appalachian string band music. In April, over 40 local musicians and singers will take the stage for Bandhouse Gigs: Tribute to Mark Knopfler & Dire Straits (April 6). The month will close out with three shows from the 35th Annual Evening of Comedy (April 26 + 27).

This season Broadway fans will be enchanted by Linda Eder’s (Nov. 2) repertoire of hits; a gleeful holiday celebration by acclaimed singer and actor Darren Criss during two nights of his A Very Darren Crissmas show (Dec. 2 + 3); the wicked and versatile voice of Stephanie J. Block (Feb. 9 + 10); and the return of John Lloyd Young (March 1) as he brings classic hits from across the decades.

Chamber Music at The Barns returns for a 2023–2024 performance season curated by Artistic Advisor Wu Han. The season opens with Zukerman: A Musical Birthday Celebration (Nov. 3 + 4), with famed violinist, Pinchas Zukerman, celebrating his 75th birthday by performing Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Dvořák. Other notable performances include the farewell tour of the Orion String Quartet (Nov. 19); Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Imagination: Coleridge-Taylor, Hahn, Ysaÿe, Bloch (Jan. 28); the world-renowned The Sitkovetsky Trio (Feb. 11); Wu Han, David Finckel & Friends (Feb. 23); Instrumental Odd Couples: Beethoven, Rossini, Duruflé, Britten, Hummel (March 10); the poetry of Emily Dickinson set to music in Emily: A Musical Portrait (April 5); and String Magic: Beethoven, Françaix, Bridge, Mendelssohn (April 19).

The Barns at Wolf Trap, known for its historical architecture and exceptional acoustics, offers a one-of-a-kind musical experience. Tickets for the 2023–2024 season at The Barns at Wolf Trap will go on sale to the public on Friday, August 11. Wolf Trap members (donors of $80 and above) may purchase their tickets on August 8, in advance of the public on-sale.

Ticketing and On-Sale Information

  • Tickets for all announced performances go on sale to the public on Friday, August 11 at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased online at wolftrap.org.
  • 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 on becoming a member, visit wolftrap.org/membership.
  • Additional information, amenities, and protocols will be posted to the Wolf Trap website as information becomes available.

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Dan and Gayle D’Aniello, Wolf Trap Season Underwriters
Deborah F. and David A. Winston, 2023-2024 Artistic Advisor Sponsors
American Airlines, Official Airline
Steinway, Official Pianos


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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