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Apr
25
Thu
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
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
28
Sun
Craig Bickhardt & Jesse Terry @ The Mansion on O St & O St Museum
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm

Craig Bickhardt & Jesse Terry

When: Sunday April 28, 2019 | 4:00pm

Where: The Mansion on O & O Street Museum 2020 O Street N.W., DC

Tickets: $25/person

On-line reservations are required: omuseum.org/terry

Join us for an afternoon of music & storytelling

Craig Bickhardt: Formerly signed with Bob Dylan’s mangager Albert Grossman, Craig Bickhardt is an artist and author with a prolific career in the creative arts. Always in search of forms that challenge not only his songwriting abilities but also his considerable guitar chops and vocal skills, Bickhardt’s accessible style is nearly unparalleled in the genre today.

Jesse Terry: New England-based singer/songwriter Jesse Terry has made it his mission to share his love of music fully and completely, without regard for shading his emotions or tempering his convictions. Terry has play over a thousand shows around the world, including such notable festivals as Bonnaroo, 30A Songwriters Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival and the Americana Music Association’s AmericanaFest.

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Presented by Susie’s Songwriter Series. Proceeds of this concert go to support the artist-in-residence, heroes and other programs at O Museum in The Mansion.

Cash Bar.

May
1
Wed
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
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
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
32nd Annual Evening of Comedy @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
May 4 @ 7:00 pm
The Barns transforms into a comedy club for three performances of hilarious stand-up entertainment.
32nd Annual Evening of Comedy @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
May 4 @ 9:00 pm
The Barns transforms into a comedy club for three performances of hilarious stand-up entertainment.
May
18
Sat
HI DC’s Afro-Latino Fest @ Hostelling International-Washington, DC
May 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In celebration of Passport DC and DC International Cultural Awareness Month, Hostelling International DC invites the local community to its first Afro-Latino Fest. Come discover Afro-Latino cultures through music, food, dance, and fun activities. Food, 734 Coffee, and natural ginger juice will be served.

The event highlights include:

  • a live performance by Proyecto Piquete (Puerto Rico)
  • a live performance by La Marvela (Colombia)
  • a fun DIY keychain activity, and
  • a brief talk by 734 Coffee team.

RSVP to secure your spot.

May
23
Thu
THE AVETT BROTHERS with RODNEY CROWELL and PALEFACE @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
May 23 @ 7:30 pm

Three nights – three different sets!

The Avett Brothers return to Wolf Trap by popular demand for a multi-night Americana rock retreat filled “with echoes of old-timey string bands, singalong folk revivalists, boozy Americana roots rockers and big-box singer – songwriter softies” (Rolling Stone).

 

Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 pm – Rodney Crowell

Friday, May 24 at 7:30 pm – Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 pm – The Felice Brothers

All Dates – Paleface

May
24
Fri
THE AVETT BROTHERS with THAO & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN and PALEFACE @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
May 24 @ 7:30 pm

Three nights – three different sets!

The Avett Brothers return to Wolf Trap by popular demand for a multi-night Americana rock retreat filled “with echoes of old-timey string bands, singalong folk revivalists, boozy Americana roots rockers and big-box singer – songwriter softies” (Rolling Stone).

 

Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 pm – Rodney Crowell

Friday, May 24 at 7:30 pm – Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 pm – The Felice Brothers

All Dates – Paleface

May
25
Sat
THE AVETT BROTHERS with THE FELICE BROTHERS and PALEFACE @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
May 25 @ 7:30 pm

Three nights – three different sets!

The Avett Brothers return to Wolf Trap by popular demand for a multi-night Americana rock retreat filled “with echoes of old-timey string bands, singalong folk revivalists, boozy Americana roots rockers and big-box singer – songwriter softies” (Rolling Stone).

 

Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 pm – Rodney Crowell

Friday, May 24 at 7:30 pm – Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 pm – The Felice  Brothers

All Dates – Paleface

May
31
Fri
SAMMY HAGAR’S FULL CIRCLE JAM TOUR featuring MICHAEL ANTHONY, VIC JOHNSON & JASON BONHAM and NIGHT RANGER @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
May 31 @ 8:00 pm
This supergroup featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Sammy Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham, and guitarist Vic Johnson, has established themselves as one of the most exciting live acts on tour today, seamlessly ripping through careerspanning hits from Montrose, Van Halen, Sammy Hagar and The Waboritas, Led Zeppelin, and new music from their 2019 album Space Between. “Sister Christian” rockers Night Ranger open the show.
Every ticket purchased will include one (1) CD copy of the new album Space Between. In addition, a digital copy of Space Between will also be delivered to customers who redeem the CD. Ticket purchasers will receive instructions on how to redeem their copy that will be mailed to them on May 10th. Pre-order the album Space Between now and receive an instant download of the album’s first single, “Trust Fund Baby.”
Jun
1
Sat
STEVEN BLIER: 25TH ANNIVERSARY also featuring JOSEPH LI & WOLF TRAP OPERA SOLOISTS @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Jun 1 – Jun 2 all-day

Steven Blier of NYFOS returns for his 25thAnniversary recital joined by Joseph Li at the piano and a cast of new and familiar faces. Stage Director Katherine Carter also returns to celebrate Blier’s legacy and breathe new life into the program he has crafted.

LIVE FROM HERE with CHRIS THILE @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jun 1 @ 5:45 pm
Live from Here with Chris Thile is a Saturday night destination for radio audiences everywhere. This variety show heard by 2.6 million listeners each week features a unique blend of musical performances, comedy, and audience interaction. Acclaimed musician and songwriter Chris Thile of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek welcomes a wide range of well-known and up-and-coming talent to share the stage and create a beautiful listening experience.
Guest artists to be announced.
Jun
2
Sun
BOBBY BROWN & BELL BIV DEVOE: RBRM – 4 THE LOVE OF IT TOUR with SWV @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm

Original members of pop and R&B group New Edition come together for a night of smash hits like Bell Biv DeVoe’s “Poison” and “When Will I See You Smile Again” plus Bobby Brown’s “My Prerogative” and “Every Little Step.” “Right Here” and “Weak” R&B group SWV kick off the night.

Jun
7
Fri
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA – METTAVOLUTION TOUR with JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm
eInternationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic rock duo Rodrigo y Gabriela thrill audiences with rhythmically supercharged guitar instrumentals that exemplify their unique six-string magic.
This event includes an album bundle. Every pair of tickets will get one copy of Rodrigo y Gabriela’s new CD ‘Mettavolution’ shipped to their home.
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Jun
8
Sat
LAKE STREET DIVE and THE WOOD BROTHERS @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm

Become immersed in a sonic spectrum of soul with two groups at the forefront of the genre. Lake Street Dive “take[s] all the most fun bits of pop, soul, disco, jazz, rock and roll and stitch[es] them together into something all their own” (NPR), while The Wood Brothers intertwine blues and folk together for an evocative roots sound underlined by their renowned highlonesome harmony blend.

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Lake Street Dive
The Wood Brothers

Jun
12
Wed
CARACALLA DANCE THEATRE: ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm
The “king of the musical theater world in the Middle East” (The Washington Post) makes its debut at Wolf Trap with a grand musical and balletic trilogy. One Thousand and One Night Nights takes audiences on a majestic journey to a far away and magical land where they will encounter a doomed king, a dazzling bazar, a mystical sorcerer, and more! Featuring music from Korsakov’s acclaimed Scheherazade and Ravel’s timeless Boléro.

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Caracalla Dance Theatre