Wu Han
WU HAN, ARTISTIC ADVISOR


The Chamber Music at The Barns series is pleased to announce Wu Han – pianist, educator, and cultural entrepreneur – as Artistic Advisor for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.

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2018-2019 Schedule

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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St. Lawrence String Quartet
Chamber Music at The Barns
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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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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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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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

Sought-after violinist Ignaz Schuppanzigh brought the chamber music recital into the professional arena. The Calidore String Quartet and pianist Juho Pohjonen make their Wolf Trap debuts in this lovely program of masterworks.
  • Sunday, Apr 07 | 3 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

Artistic Advisor Wu Han brings two esteemed collaborators to explore and exploit that most versatile of instruments, the piano. The musical journey begins in Vienna (the other one – in Austria) and culminates in the rioting streets of Paris at the premiere of Stravinsky’s epic Rite of Spring.
  • Friday, Apr 26 | 7:30 PM
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