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Apr
24
Wed
Omara Portuondo @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Apr 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Perhaps best known as the female voice of Buena Vista Social Club, this octogenarian is “one of the most popular Cuban female singers of all time” (Billboard). Portuondo transports audiences to another time and place with a performance style that has often been compared to the likes of Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf, but with a fiery Cuban flair.

Apr
25
Thu
One Destiny @ Ford's Theatre
Apr 25 @ 10:45 am

Learn about President Lincoln’s assassination from two men who were there. Actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford revisit the events of April 14, 1865. As they reconstruct the sequence of events, they grapple with the question: Could John Wilkes Booth have been stopped?

This 35-minute performance explores the key facts of the assassination while capturing the emotions of that fateful night.

Length: 35 minutes. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

John McCutcheon @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm
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).
Apr
26
Fri
One Destiny @ Ford's Theatre
Apr 26 @ 9:45 am

Learn about President Lincoln’s assassination from two men who were there. Actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford revisit the events of April 14, 1865. As they reconstruct the sequence of events, they grapple with the question: Could John Wilkes Booth have been stopped?

This 35-minute performance explores the key facts of the assassination while capturing the emotions of that fateful night.

Length: 35 minutes. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

One Destiny @ Ford's Theatre
Apr 26 @ 10:45 am

Learn about President Lincoln’s assassination from two men who were there. Actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford revisit the events of April 14, 1865. As they reconstruct the sequence of events, they grapple with the question: Could John Wilkes Booth have been stopped?

This 35-minute performance explores the key facts of the assassination while capturing the emotions of that fateful night.

Length: 35 minutes. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

Vienna to Paris Chamber Music Wu Han, piano, Gloria Chien, piano, and Gilles Vonsattel, piano @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm
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.
Apr
27
Sat
One Destiny @ Ford's Theatre
Apr 27 @ 9:45 am

Learn about President Lincoln’s assassination from two men who were there. Actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford revisit the events of April 14, 1865. As they reconstruct the sequence of events, they grapple with the question: Could John Wilkes Booth have been stopped?

This 35-minute performance explores the key facts of the assassination while capturing the emotions of that fateful night.

Length: 35 minutes. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

One Destiny @ Ford's Theatre
Apr 27 @ 10:45 am

Learn about President Lincoln’s assassination from two men who were there. Actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford revisit the events of April 14, 1865. As they reconstruct the sequence of events, they grapple with the question: Could John Wilkes Booth have been stopped?

This 35-minute performance explores the key facts of the assassination while capturing the emotions of that fateful night.

Length: 35 minutes. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

Apr
29
Mon
One Destiny @ Ford's Theatre
Apr 29 @ 10:45 am

Learn about President Lincoln’s assassination from two men who were there. Actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford revisit the events of April 14, 1865. As they reconstruct the sequence of events, they grapple with the question: Could John Wilkes Booth have been stopped?

This 35-minute performance explores the key facts of the assassination while capturing the emotions of that fateful night.

Length: 35 minutes. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

Apr
30
Tue
One Destiny @ Ford's Theatre
Apr 30 @ 10:45 am

Learn about President Lincoln’s assassination from two men who were there. Actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford revisit the events of April 14, 1865. As they reconstruct the sequence of events, they grapple with the question: Could John Wilkes Booth have been stopped?

This 35-minute performance explores the key facts of the assassination while capturing the emotions of that fateful night.

Length: 35 minutes. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

May
1
Wed
One Destiny @ Ford's Theatre
May 1 @ 10:45 am

Learn about President Lincoln’s assassination from two men who were there. Actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford revisit the events of April 14, 1865. As they reconstruct the sequence of events, they grapple with the question: Could John Wilkes Booth have been stopped?

This 35-minute performance explores the key facts of the assassination while capturing the emotions of that fateful night.

Length: 35 minutes. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

A Musical Legacy of the Sephardic Diaspora @ Yunus Emre Institute
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
During the beautiful cherry blossom season, Yunus Emre Institute in Washington, D.C. is delighted to share one more exciting update with you: we would like to invite you to join us the music lecture and performance “A Musical Legacy of Sephardic Diaspora” which will be held on 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at our institution.
In this two-part event, Turkish mezzo-soprano and music scholar Lori Şen will present a lecture on the history, language, and culture of the Sephardim, and elements and stylistic features of Sephardic music. The lecture will be followed by a recital of Sephardic songs performed by Lori Şen and guitarist Jeremy Lyons. The program will feature works by Roberto Pla, Manuel Valls, Lorenzo Palomo, Andrew Zohn, Ulrike Merk, and Matilde Salvador.

Lori Şen, Turkish mezzo-soprano, and music scholar is known for her versatility in many vocal genres, including opera, art song, musical theatre, and jazz, as well as for her teaching and research interests in vocal literature, voice pedagogy, and voice science. She regularly collaborates with musicians and composers across a variety of genres and has performed in Turkey, Europe, and the United States. Lori’s more recent performances include solo recitals, jazz performances, Angelina/La Cenerentola with Opera NOVA, and she was featured as the alto soloist in the Mozart Requiem performance of the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia (SONOVA) in their last season.

Jeremy Lyons, the guitarist, has been performing in the Baltimore area and beyond for more than ten years. He regularly gives solo recitals and has collaborated with orchestras and chamber ensembles. In addition to solo endeavors, Jeremy is a member of two Baltimore-based contemporary music ensembles: Mind on Fire and the Pique Collective. Additionally, Jeremy applies his extensive background in Renaissance and Baroque music by performing on period instruments such as the Renaissance lute, Baroque guitar, and viola da gamba. As a composer, Jeremy works on projects that combine music and other artistic mediums such as poetry, theater, and sculpture. Jeremy received a BM in guitar performance from Florida State University and holds a MM in Guitar Performance and Pedagogy, a MM in Musicology, and a DMA all from the Peabody Conservatory.

Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
May 1 @ 8:00 pm
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.
May
2
Thu
One Destiny @ Ford's Theatre
May 2 @ 10:45 am

Learn about President Lincoln’s assassination from two men who were there. Actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford revisit the events of April 14, 1865. As they reconstruct the sequence of events, they grapple with the question: Could John Wilkes Booth have been stopped?

This 35-minute performance explores the key facts of the assassination while capturing the emotions of that fateful night.

Length: 35 minutes. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
May 2 @ 8:00 pm
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.
May
3
Fri
One Destiny @ Ford's Theatre
May 3 @ 9:45 am

Learn about President Lincoln’s assassination from two men who were there. Actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford revisit the events of April 14, 1865. As they reconstruct the sequence of events, they grapple with the question: Could John Wilkes Booth have been stopped?

This 35-minute performance explores the key facts of the assassination while capturing the emotions of that fateful night.

Length: 35 minutes. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

One Destiny @ Ford's Theatre
May 3 @ 10:45 am

Learn about President Lincoln’s assassination from two men who were there. Actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford revisit the events of April 14, 1865. As they reconstruct the sequence of events, they grapple with the question: Could John Wilkes Booth have been stopped?

This 35-minute performance explores the key facts of the assassination while capturing the emotions of that fateful night.

Length: 35 minutes. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

32nd Annual Evening of Comedy @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
May 3 @ 8:00 pm
The Barns transforms into a comedy club for three performances of hilarious stand-up entertainment.

Featuring:

  • Brad Upton
  • Tammy Pescatelli
  • Steve Mittleman
May
4
Sat
One Destiny @ Ford's Theatre
May 4 @ 9:45 am

Learn about President Lincoln’s assassination from two men who were there. Actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford revisit the events of April 14, 1865. As they reconstruct the sequence of events, they grapple with the question: Could John Wilkes Booth have been stopped?

This 35-minute performance explores the key facts of the assassination while capturing the emotions of that fateful night.

Length: 35 minutes. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

One Destiny @ Ford's Theatre
May 4 @ 10:45 am

Learn about President Lincoln’s assassination from two men who were there. Actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford revisit the events of April 14, 1865. As they reconstruct the sequence of events, they grapple with the question: Could John Wilkes Booth have been stopped?

This 35-minute performance explores the key facts of the assassination while capturing the emotions of that fateful night.

Length: 35 minutes. Recommended for ages 8 and older.