Labor Day, the official end of summer, is just a short four weeks away. But, don’t fret! We’ve still got 24 performances on our summer roster, so there’s plenty of time for a picnic or two at the Filene Center. Right now, let’s review the first week of August at Wolf Trap.
Wolf Trap’s Opera Company spends a good portion of the year preparing for two major operas, and the final result is always incredible. This year WTOC presented Don Giovanni and The Rake’s Progress, both featuring the talents of the Filene Young Artists. If you didn’t get the chance to see The Rake’s Progress, check out the excellent review in The Washington Post.
This upcoming week will feature a bevy of country music’s biggest artists, including the legendary Emmylou Harris. Gary Tischler of The Georgetowner spoke with Harris about her upcoming performance with John Prine and how she became the singer she is today.
At Wolf Trap, our education programming is a top priority. Through the various education programs we have—the internship program, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, and the Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts—we are working to make sure the arts are accessible to everyone. PBS NewsHour covers Wolf Trap’s new STEM initiative and how we are working to further weave arts education into standard curriculum.
Drum roll….the grand finale of Wolf Trap’s summer season is the seventh installment of our Face of America series, entitled Face of America: Spirit of South Florida. Join us on this multimedia adventure through four of South Florida’s most prestigious national parks—Big Cypress National Preserve, Biscayne National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, and Everglades National Park—that incorporates music and dance inspired by the nature and wildlife of the area. You don’t have to wait until September 8 to be a part of this event; you can recreate movement of your own in any national park and submit your photo to our contest page—Grand Prize will win a camera prize pack valued at $599! Check it out right here to get the details on how to enter!