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The Discovery Series and More Highlight Wolf Trap's 2012-13 Season at the Barns

Related: Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

Rock and pop performers include New York City-born singer/songwriter Ari Hest; the fusion sounds of Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound; Louisiana natives The Iguanas; and GRAMMY Award-winning singer Paula Cole.

Featured jazz artists include the Chaise Lounge swing band and pianist John Eaton, who will present a unique three-concert series celebrating the American Popular Song. The world music realm is well represented by the Scottish traditional group Battlefield Band; Irish-American musician Eileen Ivers performing with Immigrant Soul; Solas, the Irish-American traditional group; the unparalleled Irish spectacle Celtic Crossroads; the Canadian world-fusion band Enter The Haggis; and the Hawaiian music troupe HAPA.

Other must-see performers include progressive bluegrass band The Greencards; multi-instrumentalist and country/bluegrass singer Tim O'Brien; the distinctive mix of blues, swing, and country two-step of The Grandsons; The Persuasions, known as "The Kings Of acappella"; and solo performances from cabaret singers Amanda McBroom and Andrea Marcovicci.

The Barns season also includes the International Guitar Night, joining prominent guitarists from around the world for a special performance; improv comedy shows with Chicago City Limits and Second City; and the popular 26th Annual Evening of Comedy.

For the full 2012-2013 Barns calendar to date, visit www.wolftrap.org/Barns.

Tickets for 2012-2013 performances at The Barns at Wolf Trap can be purchased by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP; or online at www.wolftrap.org. For more information, please call The Barns at Wolf Trap at (703) 938-2404 or our general information line at (703) 255-1900.

The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by Catherine Filene Shouse (1896-1994), produces and presents a full range of performance and education programs in the Greater Washington area, as well as nationally and internationally. Wolf Trap features three performance venues, the outdoor Filene Center and Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods, both located at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and The Barns at Wolf Trap, located down the road from the park and adjacent to the Center for Education at Wolf Trap. In partnership with the National Park Service, The 7,028-seat Filene Center annually showcases an extensive list of diverse artists, ranging from pop, country, folk, and blues to classical music, dance, theater, and multimedia presentations, from May through September. The Barns operates year round, and during the summer months is home to the GRAMMY-nominated Wolf Trap Opera Company, one of America's outstanding resident ensemble programs for young opera singers. Wolf Trap's Education Programs include the nationally acclaimed Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods, a diverse array of arts education classes, scholarships, and a nationally recognized internship program that was included in Bloomberg BusinessWeek's 2009 List of "Best Places to Intern." As part of its ongoing commitment to protect and preserve the environment, Wolf Trap offers metro access and is a founding member of the Green Music Group. Terrence D. Jones is president and CEO of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Visit the Wolf Trap Web site at www.wolftrap.org for more information.

Pictured: Ingrid Fliter

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