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The Barns at Wolf Trap 2018-2019

David Finckel, cello
Wu Han, piano
Chamber Music at The Barns
David Finckel, cello
Wu Han, piano
Chamber Music at The Barns

Renowned as performers, artistic directors and educators, David Finckel and Wu Han have been dubbed by The Wall Street Journal as “The Power Couple of Chamber Music.” The leaders of Chamber Music at Lincoln Center launch Wu Han’s tenure as the Artistic Advisor of Chamber Music at The Barns with a performance of Beethoven’s complete cello sonatas.
  • Sunday, Nov 04 | 3 PM
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The Lone Bellow
Special Guest Naia Izumi
The Lone Bellow
Special Guest Naia Izumi

Known for transcendent harmonies, serious musicianship, and raucous live performances, this Americana trio makes “earnest and magnetic folk-pop…built to shake the rafters” (NPR).
  • Tuesday, Nov 06 | 8 PM
  • Wednesday, Nov 07 | 8 PM
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John Lloyd Young
John Lloyd Young

Earning a Tony Award for originating the role of iconic singer Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys on Broadway, John Lloyd Young is a master of singing the classics with a “disciplined one-in-a-million high tenor shading into falsetto that he can direct through the stratosphere" (The New York Times).
  • Thursday, Nov 08 | 8 PM
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Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes
Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes

Few groups in history are capable of defining an entire era in pop music. With hits like “Be My Baby” and “Baby, I Love You,” Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes are one of those groups: the embodiment of the heart, soul, and passion of ‘60s female rock and roll.
  • Friday, Nov 09 | 8 PM
  • Saturday, Nov 10 | 8 PM
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Nicole Atkins
Nicole Atkins

After making her Wolf Trap debut opening for The Avett Brothers this summer, Nicole Atkins returns for a more intimate performance at The Barns. “When Nicole Atkins sings, she sounds like Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline and Janis Joplin all rolled into one voice.” (NPR)
  • Wednesday, Nov 14 | 8 PM
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Alan Doyle
Whitney Rose
Alan Doyle
Whitney Rose

Alan Doyle chalks up a lot of where he is right now—with both his third solo album and his second book released in October 2017—to luck. And yet, one listen to A Week at The Warehouse makes it plainly clear that there’s a lot more than luck at play in this decades-long, awards-studded career. This album, recorded live off the floor with Doyle’s “beautiful band,” as he calls them, with producer Bob Rock at the helm, is chock-a-block with country-tinged, radio-ready tunes! Don't miss this chance to see one of Canada's greatest (and luckiest!) artists rock The Barns at Wolf Trap stage with his Beautiful Band!
  • Thursday, Nov 15 | 8 PM
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Maggie Rose
Maggie Rose

Blurring the lines between country, pop, and rock with shades of Aretha Franklin, Grace Potter, and Janis Joplin, musical star on the rise Maggie Rose blows audiences away with super-sized vocals and award-winning songwriting.
  • Friday, Nov 16 | 8 PM
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Hot Rize
40th Anniversary Tour
Hot Rize
40th Anniversary Tour

“One of modern bluegrass music’s most accomplished and influential acts” (Rolling Stone) returns to The Barns to celebrate their 40th Anniversary Tour
  • Saturday, Nov 17 | 8 PM
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Newmyer Flyer
Janis Joplin & Jimi Hendrix Tribute
Newmyer Flyer
Janis Joplin & Jimi Hendrix Tribute

DC’s finest musicians come together for one evening honoring two of rock’s most legendary immortals with renditions of their smash hits, career bests, and much more.
  • Saturday, Nov 24 | 8 PM
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John Eaton
George Gershwin & Friends
John Eaton
George Gershwin & Friends

Wolf Trap favorite and “Washington legend” (The Washington Post) John Eaton returns to The Barns for an afternoon filled with piano renditions of the best of George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Leonard Bernstein, Ann Ronell, Jerome Kern, and practically everyone else! "Best jazz pianist: John Eaton, then, now, and probably forever." —Washingtonian
  • Sunday, Nov 25 | 2 PM
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Chris Smither
Chris Smither

A profound songwriter, Chris Smither draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets, and philosophers. Reviewers continue to praise his dazzling guitar work and gravelly voice. “His songbook is overflowing with rollicking, clever blues-based folk tunes, and he has been a consistently engaging live performer for more than four decades” (The Washington Post).
  • Friday, Nov 30 | 8 PM
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Red Baraat
Red Baraat

“Imagine a New Orleans street band playing Indian Bollywood tunes with a go-go beat — you can’t? Then just listen, because your day is about to get better. It’s a crazy blast of fun” (NPR). If you missed Red Baraat last year, this is the one show to make this season.
  • Saturday, Dec 01 | 8 PM
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Eileen Ivers
A Joyful Christmas
Eileen Ivers
A Joyful Christmas

Recalling the roaring hearths and roars of laughter that make up Christmas in Irish families, virtuoso fiddler Eileen Ivers interweaves age-old Wren Day songs, beloved American carols, and even a jigging Bach in An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas. With her signature warmth, Ivers invites listeners in for a tuneful, soulful celebration capturing the true spirit of the season and telling the story of Christmas through music and dance.
  • Sunday, Dec 02 | 3 PM
  • Sunday, Dec 02 | 8 PM
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Arnaud Sussmann, violin
Paul Neubauer, viola
David Finckel, cello
Chamber Music at The Barns
Arnaud Sussmann, violin
Paul Neubauer, viola
David Finckel, cello
Chamber Music at The Barns

Three commanding players guide the audience through three chamber masterworks: violinist Arnaud Sussmann, violist Paul Neubauer, and cellist David Finckel bring their expertise to string trios by Beethoven, Dohnányi, and Mozart.
  • Friday, Jan 11 | 7:30 PM
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John Oates
with The Good Road Band
John Oates
with The Good Road Band

John Oates is one half of the best-selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates, as well as an accomplished solo artist. An inductee into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Oates performs songs from throughout his career including songs from his most recent roots-focused solo project, Arkansas (2018).
  • Friday, Jan 18 | 8 PM
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Evening of Indian Dance
Evening of Indian Dance

Enjoy a rich and innovative program from IDEA (Indian Dance Educators Association) showcasing a variety of dazzling Indian dance.
  • Saturday, Jan 19 | 8 PM
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Bumper Jacksons
Bumper Jacksons

Reimagining roots and Americana music by mixing in street jazz, early blues, and country swing, the DC-based Bumper Jacksons bring audiences into the center of a party where the dancing never stops.
  • Saturday, Jan 26 | 8 PM
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International Guitar Night
International Guitar Night

Four global guitar masters come together to create two exhilarating evenings of entertainment. Luca Stricagnoli, Italy's explosive contemporary showman, returns by popular demand, joined by two of France's acclaimed young prodigies, swing guitarist Antoine Boyer and Flamenco guitarist Samuelito, and the ground-breaking Turkish fretless guitarist Cenk Erdogan.
  • Wednesday, Jan 30 | 8 PM
  • Thursday, Jan 31 | 8 PM
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St. Lawrence String Quartet
Chamber Music at The Barns
St. Lawrence String Quartet
Chamber Music at The Barns

The St. Lawrence String Quartet returns to the Barns after more than a decade to explore the rich relationship between Haydn and Mozart.
  • 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
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
Wolf Trap Opera
Washington Concert Opera
Chamber Music at The Barns
Martin
Le vin herbé
Wolf Trap Opera
Washington Concert Opera
Chamber Music at The Barns

Wolf Trap Opera and Washington Concert Opera collaborate on Frank Martin’s rare modern retelling of the Tristan and Isolde love story.
  • Saturday, Feb 09 | 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, Feb 10 | 3 PM
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1964 The Tribute
1964 The Tribute

Beatlemania is back at The Barns with the “best Beatles tribute on Earth” (Rolling Stone).
  • Thursday, Feb 14 | 8 PM
  • Friday, Feb 15 | 8 PM
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Masters of Hawaiian Music
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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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

An all-star group of musicians presents an evening of Schubert including his E-flat piano trio, several beautiful Lieder, and the beloved Trout Quintet.
  • 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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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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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

The Sitkovetsky Trio and violinist Sean Lee make their Barns debut in a program that traces the journey of chamber music and classical composition from the salon to Hollywood. Featuring music by R. Strauss, Kreisler, and Korngold.
  • Sunday, Mar 24 | 3 PM
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An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories
with Graham Nash
An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories
with Graham Nash

Legendary singer-songwriter and founding member of Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies, Graham Nash is a two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee, Grammy Award winner, New York Times bestselling author, and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.). With many Billboard-charting songs like “Teach Your Children” and “Chicago,” catch your favorite Nash tunes and stories from his illustrious career.
  • Monday, Mar 25 | 8 PM
  • Wednesday, Mar 27 | 8 PM
  • Thursday, Mar 28 | 8 PM
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Tom Paxton & The DonJuans
Tom Paxton & The DonJuans

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner and folk icon, Tom Paxton, teams up with the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter duo The DonJuans: Don Henry and Jon Vezner. Within days of writing and playing together, they knew they were onto something. Now they’re taking it on the road!
  • Thursday, Apr 04 | 8 PM
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The Swingles
The Swingles

For more than half a century, The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music with a rotating lineup. The seven young singers that make up today’s London-based group are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined the five-time Grammy winners since they first made waves in the 1960s. At a time when a cappella music is more popular than ever, The Swingles are recognized as masters of their craft.
  • Friday, Apr 05 | 8 PM
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Calidore String Quartet
Juho Pohjonen, piano
Schuppanzigh & the Birth of Chamber Music
Chamber Music at The Barns
Calidore String Quartet
Juho Pohjonen, piano
Schuppanzigh & the Birth of Chamber Music
Chamber Music at The Barns

An homage to impresario Ignaz Schuppanzigh, who gave birth to the modern chamber music recital in the early 1800s. The Calidore String Quartet and pianist Juho Pohjonen pay tribute in their Wolf Trap debuts.
  • Sunday, Apr 07 | 3 PM
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Storm Large
Storm Large

Cole Porter, Pat Benatar, and Black Sabbath—powerhouse singer-songwriter Storm Large can sing them all and more! Whether performing with Pink Martini, at a cabaret, or with a rock band, this sassy yet classy artist with an edge knows how to bring the house down.
  • Friday, Apr 12 | 8 PM
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John McCutcheon
John McCutcheon

A master instrumentalist, powerful singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist, and author, John McCutcheon is folk music’s Renaissance man. “His storytelling has the richness of fine literature” (The Washington Post).
  • Thursday, Apr 25 | 8 PM
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Wu Han, piano
Gloria Chien, piano
Gilles Vonsattel, piano
Vienna to Paris
Chamber Music at The Barns
Wu Han, piano
Gloria Chien, piano
Gilles Vonsattel, piano
Vienna to Paris
Chamber Music at The Barns

Wu Han, Gloria Chien (“…fiercely lavish”) and Gilles Vonsattel (“ ...utter ease, fluidity, and calm...”) exploit every color the piano has to offer in this wide-ranging evening of piano music for four hands.
  • Friday, Apr 26 | 7:30 PM
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32nd Annual Evening of Comedy
32nd Annual Evening of Comedy

The Barns transforms into a comedy club for three performances of hilarious stand-up entertainment.
  • Friday, May 03 | 8 PM
  • Saturday, May 04 | 7 PM
  • Saturday, May 04 | 9:30 PM
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