Our 2012-2013 season at The Barns kicked off on October 4th with the Wolf Trap debut of Carlos Núñez, a gaita virtuoso from Spain. Writer Emily Cary profiled Carlos for the WashingtonExaminer in advance of his dazzling Celtic show at our venue. Subsequent performers were also interviewed for local publications, including singer/songwriter Glen Phillips in FaixfaxCounty Times and Broadway songstress Amanda McBroom in MetroWeekly. There will be more features on your favorite artists, so check back soon!
Simultaneously, Wolf Trap Foundation’s Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts has received national attention for its partnership with the Northrop Grumman Foundation and its focus on STEM Learning Through the Arts. Our Teaching Artists and senior director of education have given the country insight on these life-changing programs by engaging in interviews and classroom visits at various locations. You can read about the value of our education efforts in TheAdvocate, PetersburgProgress-Index, and The HopewellNews.
As we continue to work towards garnering support for Wolf Trap’s education programs, Club 66—our young professionals society—put on the second annual ROCKtoberFête fundraiser this past weekend. The event attracted over 100 young professionals from the D.C. area for an evening of great food, music, dancing, and fun. MissA’s Crishana Loritsch was there to chronicle the Halloween bash, as were photographers from DCMagazine and On Tap.
Perhaps the most exciting piece of news we’ve shared during this time is the appointment of Wolf Trap Foundation’s next President & CEO, Arvind Manocha. The announcement was officially made on October 10th and media outlets have quickly picked up on it. Learn more about Arvind’s background from articles on WashingtonExec and WashingtonPost’s “Classical Beat.”