Today's post was written by Victoria Lightfoot, Wolf Trap's summer PR Intern.
June at Wolf Trap has been exciting! It’s almost too hard to keep up, but you’re in luck because I’ll recap some highlights for you in this week’s News and Notes!
Wolf Trap’s President and CEO, Terrence Jones, was awarded the prestigious NOVAFoward Award by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce on June 20. Brush up on Terre’s accomplishments in this press release pickup from Yahoo! News.
School is finally out and there is tons of fun to be had, and your summer wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods! The Connection and the Manassas Park Patch recommend Theatre-in-the-Woods as a must-go for children of all ages. Several Theatre-in-the-Woods performers will also be featured in the July issue of D.C. Magazine, so make sure to pick up a copy at your local newsstand.
Thursday night, the co-bill of Brandi Carlile and Josh Ritter catered to a different crowd with their eclectic Americana/folk styles. Carlile introduced songs from her latest album, Bear Creek, and played a few of her previous hits. Get a feel for Carlile’s Bear Creek in her interview with Stephen M. Deusner for Expressnightout.com.
If you are a fan of The B-52s, then there is a must read interview with Fred Schneider in this week’s MetroWeekly. Schneider and the rest of the group will appear at the Filene Center in July along with UK new wave sensations Squeeze. Tickets are flying out the door, so make sure to get yours before they sell out!
As the month of June comes to a close, it’s time to start filling up your July/August calendar. The Washington Blade previews a few of Wolf Trap’s upcoming acts, including two of the National Symphony Orchestra’s concerts Broadway Rocks! (July 6) and The Wizard of Oz (July 14), The B-52s (July 19), Rufus Wainwright and Ingrid Michaelson (July 24) and David Koz (August 22) in their Summer Sizzle.