Dave Mason Among Line-Up for WOLF TRAP's 2013-14 Season

Dave Mason Among Line-Up for WOLF TRAP's 2013-14 Season

Wolf Trap announces the first set of performances for the 2013-2014 Season at The Barns. Tickets for these performances go on sale Saturday, August 10 at 10 am. More shows will be announced.


Dave Mason
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 8 pm
Thursday October 3, 2013 at 8 pm

Former member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-honored band Traffic makes sure fans are "Feelin' Alright" with his lively performances.

Battlefield Band
Friday, October 4, 2013 at 8 pm

Energetic quartet that fuses ancient and modern instruments for an original mix of traditional Scottish ballads and pub songs.

Kris Delmhorst & Jeffrey Foucault
Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Folk singer/songwriter Delmhorst's "alternately moody, euphoric, and transcendent" (Los Angeles Daily News) music pairs perfectly with Foucault's "stark literate songs that are wide open as the landscape of his native Midwest" (The New Yorker).

Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott
Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 8 pm

Grammy-winning folk and bluegrass multi-instrumentalist (O'Brien) performs with country singer/songwriter (Scott) known for hits "Born to Fly" and "It's a Great Day to Be Alive."

The Wallflowers
Friday, October 11, 2013 at 8 pm

Grammy-winning band behind alternative roots-rock hits "One Headlight," "6th Avenue Heartache," and "The Difference."

The Bobs
Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm

With nothing but synchronized voices and identical names, this quartet has been transforming rock anthems like "Helter Skelter" into humorous a cappella masterpieces.

Celtic Fiddle Festival
Featuring: Kevin Burke, Christian Lemaître, André Brunet, and Nicolas Quemener
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 8 pm

Heralded as "three of the finest folk violinists anywhere" (The Washington Post), this group juxtaposes European influences with their Celtic traditions.

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Founder's Day Celebration
The Discovery Series
Friday, October 18 , 2013 at 8 pm

Celebrate Founder's Day with two of chamber music's most impassioned, electrifying performers. "Ms. Salerno-Sonnenberg and Ms. McDermott are musicians who bring considerable energy and emotional rawness to the music at hand..."-The New York Times

Jesse Winchester
Friday, October 25, 2013 at 8 pm

Memphis folk rock star who recorded hits like "Say What" and "Isn't that So"

Magpie 40th Anniversary
Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 7:30 pm

With compelling songs that touch on romance, the environment, and the working class, this folk couple celebrates four decades of inspired composition.

Maura O'Connell
Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 8 pm

Farewell tour for this multi-talented singer who blends Irish folk songs and American country influences with her "beautifully full-bodied, rich voice" (Hot Press).

Van 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 the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Silver Medalist.

Michael Nesmith
Monday, November 4, 2013 at 8 pm

Grammy-winning guitarist and songwriter turns front man with a blend of pop, alt-country, and rock music along with storytelling.

Edgar Meyer & Mike Marshall
Friday, November 8, 2013 at 8 pm

Remarkable classical and crossover double bass player (Meyer) shares the stage with an adventurous mandolin and guitar master (Marshall) whose global repertoire ranges from bluegrass and classical to Brazilian folk and jazz.

Melissa Errico's Passion for Broadway
Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Enchanting Broadway star whose intimate recordings of American classics like "He Was Too Good To Me" have been commended as "intimate exhalations, sung with her heart-on-sleeve" (Billboard).

Austin Lounge Lizards
Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Texas's favorite musical satirists are back with new album Home and Deranged, featuring a lively blend of Americana, folk, and rock with four-part vocal harmonies and witty lyrics.

Kekuhi & Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole
Friday, November 22, 2013 at 8 pm

Descendants of the most prolific Hawaiian chanters of the 20th century, this award-winning mother-son duo presents native songs in a multi-generational performance.

Jonathan Edwards
Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Champion of the acoustic guitar, this vibrant singer/songwriter has been spreading "Sunshine" through earnest protest songs, feel-good honky-tonk, and heartfelt bluegrass for more than 40 years.

John Eaton
The Roaring Twenties: A Salute to the Jazz Age
Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Also radical, innovative and richly creative, the 1920s was the scene of a major musical explosion. George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," Vincent Youmans' "Tea for Two," Fats Waller's "Ain't Misbehavin'," and Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust" were all composed in the 1920s. Join John Eaton as he celebrates these and other great musical highlights of this fascinating decade.

An Evening with
John Medeski in Concert
Solo Piano
Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 8 pm

Jazz pianist showcases "largely meditative" and "thoroughly engaging" (AllMusic.com) original songs and improvised compositions from his debut solo album.

Bill Frisell's Big Sur Quintet
Eyvind Kang, Hank Roberts, Rudy Royston and Jenny Scheinman

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 8 pm

Dynamic mixture of nature-inspired orchestral jams and jazz riffs composed by multi-talented guitarist Bill Frisell.

Atlantic Brass Quintet
The Discovery Series
Friday, January 10, 2014 at 8 pm

"This award-winning quintet, whose technique is flawless and musicianship impeccable, offers some of the most enjoyable chamber music there is."-Fanfare
More succinctly, "They kick butt." -The Boston Globe
This performance features a world premiere quintet commissioned by Wolf Trap.

International Guitar Night
Featuring: Brian Gore, Italy's Pino Forastiere, Mikes Dawes from England, and Quique Sinesi from Argentina
Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8 pm
Friday, January 17, 2014 at 8 pm

North America's premier touring guitar festival features a poetical lyricist (Gore), South American tango and folk-based improviser (Sinesi), and percussive steel guitar stars (Forastiere and Dawes).

Ari Hest
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm

With his smoky, soothing voice and introspective lyrics, this acoustic singer/songwriter is internationally sought-after.

Sonny Landreth & Cindy Cashdollar
Friday, January 24, 2014 at 8 pm

Louisiana's slide guitar wizard proves his blues chops while a steel guitar and dobro maven showcases her folk rock talent that earned her a spot in the Texas Music Hall of Fame.

Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound
General Admission Dance
Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm

These cosmopolitan rockers provide lively performances through a panoramic blend of African, Latin, and Caribbean-inspired jams.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 8 pm
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 8 pm

Joyful, rhythmic all-male a cappella group who brought their rich vocals to the world on Paul Simon'sGraceland and continue to perform gospel and traditional music from their native South Africa.

Schooner Fare
Friday, January 31, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 7:30 pm

This Maine-based band has been heralded as "the premier performing group of original and traditional [folk] songs" like "Auld Lang Syne" and "Spanish Ladies."

Washington Saxophone Quartet
The Discovery Series
Friday, February 7, 2014 at 8 pm

The most widely heard saxophone quartet in the United States, Washington Saxophone Quartet returns to The Barns to celebrate the birth of Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone! This performance features The Discovery Series' own Rich Kleinfeldt.

John Eaton
The Fabulous Forties
Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm

John Eaton pays tribute to the music of Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Jule Styne, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Nat King Cole, Irving Berlin, and Jerome Kern. All of these giants created music during and after World War II which continues to inspire musicians and entertain listeners in this new century.

The Light that Shines in the Darkness
The Discovery Series

Friday, February 21, 2014 at 8 pm

ATOS, the critically acclaimed German piano trio, presents The Light that Shines in the Darkness, an evening inspired by the writings of Tolstoy.

Cherish The Ladies
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 8 pm
Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8 pm

"Passionate, tender, and rambunctious" (The New York Times) Celtic music and dance from a troupe of five enchanting and witty women.

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 7:30 pm

With influences ranging from ancient chants to contemporary Hawaiian songs, HAPA's music is "beautiful, fragile, spiritual, and powerful" (Los Angeles Times).

Habib Koité & Bamada
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 8 pm

"Mali's biggest pop star" (Rolling Stone) and his supergroup use distinctive guitar tunings and open-string playing to fuse West African musical traditions with global folk and rock.

Die Winterreise
Ryan McKinny, bass-baritone
Kim Pensinger Witman, pianist
The Discovery Series
Friday, March 7, 2014 at 8 pm

Wolf Trap Opera Company alumnus Ryan McKinny has been praised for his "elegant and articulate" vocalism (OC News) as well as a powerful voice that "drips with gold" (Opera News). He joins Wolf Trap Opera's Kim Witman for a special performance of Schubert's emotional tribute to lost love.

Enter The Haggis
Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 7:30 pm

These indie, roots-rock stalwarts have remained popular world music stars for more than 15 years.

Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 8 pm
Friday, March 14, 2014 at 8 pm

Hailed by The Washington Post as "one of the world's finest Celtic-folk ensembles," this quintet's diverse repertoire includes topical original songs as well as treasured Irish classics like "Pastures of Plenty" and "The Wind that Shakes the Barley."

Tom Paxton
Friday, March 21, 2014 at 8 pm

With an exceptional flair for songwriting, this folk guitarist plays insightful, topical songs of his celebrated 50-year career.

Brentano String Quartet
A Late Quartet
The Discovery Series
Friday, March 28, 2014 at 8 pm

The Brentano Quartet, recently featured on the motion picture A Late Quartet, will perform an evening of Beethoven, including the iconic Op. 131. Ticketholders will be invited to a private screening of the movie-stay tuned for details.

BandHouse Gigs'
George Harrison Tribute

Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm

"Here Comes the Sun" with a tribute to the Beatles' lead guitarist driven by a talented cadre of Washington, D.C.-area artists who will recreate his melodic playing and revisit his successful solo career.

The Goldberg Variations
Pamela Frank, violin
Nobuko Imai, viola
Clemens Hagen, cello
The Discovery Series

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 8 pm

Noted soloists Pamela Frank, Nobuko Imai, and Clemens Hagen present J.S. Bach's masterwork in a clever and respectful arrangement for string trio.

The Second City
Happily Ever Laughter

Friday, April 18, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Chicago's legendary improv troupe serves up an uproarious revue of sketches and songs playing off everything from the economy to celebrities.

John McCutcheon
Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 8 pm

Guitar and hammered dulcimer master known for folk ballads such as "Christmas in the Trenches" and poignant topical pieces such as "Hail to the Chief."

27th Annual Evening of Comedy
Friday, May 2, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7 pm
Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 9:30 pm

Some of the nation's funniest comedians keep audiences in stitches with this hugely popular evening of raucous stand-up.

All performances located at:

The Barns at Wolf Trap
1635 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182

Tickets can be purchased by calling 1.877.WOLFTRAP or online at wolftrap.org.
For more information, call Wolf Trap at 703.255.1868.

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