The Barns at Wolf Trap Welcomes Maura O'Connell and Beatrice Rana
Maura O'Connel and Beatrice Rana are among the upcoming performances for The Barns at Wolf Trap.
Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 8 pm
Gracing the stage one last time on her farewell tour is Ireland native Maura O'Connell. With her stark vocals and indelible charm, O'Connell has been performing contemporary interpretations of Irish folk songs that blur genre lines for more than three decades. In 1983, she released her eponymous debut album, which was the beginning of her fascination with combining American roots with her cultural ones. Since then, she has released a multitude of eclectic albums, ranging from the guitar-driven Walls and Windows (2001) to the more introspective Don't I Know (2004). Her most recent a cappella album, Naked with Friends (2009), was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album.
Cliburn Competition Silver Medalist
Wolf Trap Debut Artist
The Discovery Series
Friday, November 1, 2013 at 8 pm
Hear the D.C.-area debut of 20-year-old Italian pianist Beatrice Rana. With a powerfully stunning performance of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2, Rana won the silver medal at the 2013 Cliburn International Piano Competition. Adding to her list of stellar performances, Rana took first place in the 2011 Montreal International Musical Competition, the Muzio Clementi, and Bang & Olufsen Piano Competitions.
Wolf Trap's Discovery Series brings some of the world's finest chamber musicians to the acoustically superb and intimate Barns at Wolf Trap. Each Wolf Trap Debut Artist is an emerging musician selected in recognition of the commitment Wolf Trap founder Catherine Filene Shouse had to discover and encourage new talent.