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

Acclaimed classical musicians, compelling ensembles, and a musical approach to the poetry of Emily Dickinson fill the series this season!

Vienna, Virginia (August 8, 2023)Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts today unveiled the 2023–2024 Chamber Music at The Barns season, curated by Artistic Advisor and renowned musician Wu Han. A complete calendar of performances may be found here. A complete calendar of performances may be found here.

“We are excited to celebrate Wu Han’s sixth year as Artistic Advisor with a timeless lineup of powerful performances,” said Lee Anne Myslewski, Vice President for Opera and Classical Programming at Wolf Trap Foundation. “This year’s lineup truly exemplifies the Foundation’s commitment to providing our patrons the opportunity to experience exceptional world-class performers and exciting new talents.”

The season opens with Zukerman: A Musical Birthday Celebration (Nov. 3 + 4), which will be the 75th birthday celebration of famed violinist Pinchas Zuckerman, as he performs Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Dvořák. The Barns will also host the eminent Orion String Quartet (Nov. 19) during their farewell tour; The Sitkovetsky Trio (Feb. 11) as they perform works by Ravel, Beethoven, and more; and Emily: A Musical Portrait (April 5), an imaginative performance of Emily Dickinson’s poetry set to music by American icons Aaron Copland and Ricky Ian Gordon, and directed by Wolf Trap alumnus Johnathan McCullough.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s first show of the season, Imagination: Coleridge-Taylor, Hahn, Ysaÿe, Bloch (Jan. 28), will highlight riveting works by these four 20th-century composers. Wu Han, David Finckel & Friends (Feb. 23) sees the return of the acclaimed pianist and Artistic Advisor Wu Han to The Barns stage in a program featuring works by Mozart, Smetana, and Dvořák. Instrumental Odd Couples: Beethoven, Rossini, Duruflé, Britten, Hummel (March 10), shines a spotlight on unusual instrumental combinations with three duos and Duruflé’s post-Romantic trio that highlight the extremes of possibility for their ensembles. Violins, violas, and cellos are lauded in String Magic: Beethoven, Françaix, Bridge, Mendelssohn (April 19), with a repertoire that transports listeners across the centuries.

Receptions will take place on-site following each performance.

Tickets for all announced performances will go on sale to the public on Friday, August 11 at 10 a.m. Ticket buyers can save $47 by subscribing to the full Chamber Music at The Barns series. More information can be found here.

For more information about the schedule, performers, or to purchase a subscription to the Chamber Music at The Barns series please visit: wolftrap.org.

Ticketing and On-Sale Information

  • Tickets for the newly announced performances of The Barns at Wolf Trap’s 2023-24 season are on sale to the public on Friday, August 11 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.
  • 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 and amenities 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
Special thanks to 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. 

Media Information

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Contact (not for publication):

Morgan Elwell, Media Relations Manager, O) 730.255.4096 or morgane@wolftrap.org

Sandra Rodriguez, Director of Communications, M) 202.486.7956 or sandrar@wolftrap.org