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St. Lawrence String Quartet
Chamber Music at The Barns
In 1785 Mozart was inspired by two particular works of Haydn and dedicated his Opus 10 string quartets to him. The superlative St. Lawrence String Quartet returns to The Barns for an illuminating performance of these masterworks.
  • Friday, Feb 01 | 7:30 PM
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The Dustbowl Revival & Hot Club of Cowtown
The Great Divide
A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Band
Honoring the 50th anniversary of The Band—the seminal roots-rock group that famously toured with Bob Dylan—two of America’s defining roots groups join in a celebratory outpouring of song. Eclectic LA octet Dustbowl Revival mashes up traditional American music into a time-bending, genre-hopping dance party, while Austin-based Hot Club of Cowtown delivers hot jazz licks and Western swing on a wild and woolly ride.
  • Saturday, Feb 02 | 3 PM
  • Saturday, Feb 02 | 8 PM
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Martin
Le vin herbé
(The Love Potion)
Wolf Trap Opera
Washington Concert Opera
Wolf Trap Opera and Washington Concert Opera are thrilled to co-present a rare modern retelling of the classic Tristan and Isolde story. In its more than 60-year history, Swiss composer Frank Martin’s Le vin herbé (based on Joseph Bédier’s novel Tristan and Iseult) has enjoyed countless concert performances and several staged productions. In recent years, it has been seen in Zurich, Paris and Berlin. This performance at The Barns will be a concert staging. The cast includes ten Wolf Trap Opera alumni, including Ian Koziara and Shannon Jennings who are featured respectively as Tristan and Isolde.
  • Saturday, Feb 09 | 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, Feb 10 | 3 PM
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Masters of Hawaiian Music
Performing in a traditional Hawaiian style, the Masters of Hawaiian Music bring “folklore and cultural memory into a performance that…[unfolds] as breezy entertainment” (The New York Times).
  • Saturday, Feb 16 | 8 PM
  • Sunday, Feb 17 | 8 PM
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The Barns at Wolf Trap

Cherish The Ladies
Cherish The Ladies

Consistently creating “thoroughly engaging performance[s] brimming with spirit, precision, wit and soul” (The Washington Post), this Irish-American supergroup returns with Grammy-nominated music and stepdancing that has earned great acclaim.
  • Tuesday, Feb 19 | 8 PM
  • Wednesday, Feb 20 | 8 PM
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Wu Han and Friends
Schubertiad
Chamber Music at The Barns
Wu Han and Friends
Schubertiad
Chamber Music at The Barns

Pianist Wu Han leads a starry ensemble of collaborators (Philip Setzer, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; David Finckel, cello; Joseph Conyers, bass; and Michael Sumuel, baritone) in an exploration of Schubert’s oeuvre.
  • Friday, Feb 22 | 7:30 PM
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The Montrose Trio
Vienna to Prague
Chamber Music at The Barns
The Montrose Trio
Vienna to Prague
Chamber Music at The Barns

The Washington Post commented after their 2015 Barns debut: “Absolutely top-notch music-making, as fine as one could ever expect to hear…” Martin Beaver, Clive Greensmith, and Jon Kimura Parker return to play Haydn, Brahms, and Dvořák.
  • Friday, Mar 08 | 7:30 PM
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Laura & Linda Benanti: The Story Goes On
Laura & Linda Benanti: The Story Goes On

Join Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti and her mother, former Broadway star, Linda Benanti on a musical journey through the special relationship between a mother and daughter. Laura’s stage credits include Broadway’s The Sound of Music, Gypsy, and She Loves Me and television’s The Detour, Supergirl, and Nashville. Linda last appeared on Broadway in the 1981 revival of Brigadoon.
  • Saturday, Mar 09 | 3 PM
  • Saturday, Mar 09 | 8 PM
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Habib Koité & Bassekou Kouyate
Habib Koité & Bassekou Kouyate

Habib Koité , “Mali’s biggest pop star” (Rolling Stone), is joined by “the Hendrix of his instrument” (Uncut Magazine), Ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate for two collaborative performances bringing innovation and a sense of togetherness to The Barns.
  • Wednesday, Mar 13 | 8 PM
  • Thursday, Mar 14 | 8 PM
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Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Larry Campbell and singer-guitarist Teresa Williams (both of whom played in Levon Helm’s band) unite onstage for a performance filled with crackling, creative energy that only their brand of Americana music can provide.
  • Friday, Mar 15 | 8 PM
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Seamus Egan
Seamus Egan

Seamus Egan, a founding member of Solas, returns to The Barns with The Seamus Egan Project. Bringing along friends and musical guests, Egan will introduce fans to his immense and influential catalog of music, as well as some new music he’s never recorded or performed live.
  • Saturday, Mar 16 | 8 PM
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The Second City
It's Not You, It's Me
The Second City
It's Not You, It's Me

Full of the live and in-your-face entertainment Netflix can’t provide, this must-attend show features improvised comedy, audience interaction, and of-the-moment sketches and songs from The Second City made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, and more.
  • Wednesday, Mar 20 | 8 PM
  • Thursday, Mar 21 | 8 PM
  • Friday, Mar 22 | 8 PM
  • Saturday, Mar 23 | 7 PM
  • Saturday, Mar 23 | 10 PM
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Sitkovetsky Trio
Sean Lee, violin
Vienna to Hollywood
Chamber Music at The Barns
Sitkovetsky Trio
Sean Lee, violin
Vienna to Hollywood
Chamber Music at The Barns

A number of Viennese composers successfully bridged the void between the concert hall and the movie theater: this performance explores the robust harmonies of two such composers, violinist Fritz Kreisler and Erich Korngold. Violinist Sean Lee and the Sitkovetsky Trio make their Barns debuts.
  • Sunday, Mar 24 | 3 PM
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Mountain Man
Jake Xerxes Fussell
Mountain Man
Jake Xerxes Fussell

Reuniting after an unintentional eight-year hiatus, this folk trio composed of Sylvan Esso’s Amelia Meath along with Molly Erin Sarlé and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig makes its Wolf Trap debut on the heels of releasing its aptly-named 2018 album Magic Ship (2018). “…the members of Mountain Man share that rare, innate gift of almost supernatural harmonizing” (NPR).
  • Friday, Mar 29 | 8 PM
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