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The Wolf Trap Experience


A new year is upon us, a chance for developing good habits and an opportunity to expand our horizons. A great way to gain inspiration is through art, and what better way to do so than with the universal language, music? I know a place, just 30 minutes from D.C. where you can find all kinds of musical enlightenment.

Wolf Trap National Park For The Performing Arts, known simply as “Wolf Trap” is an oasis for artists and art enthusiast alike. The 117-acre park holds concerts year round, including 100 shows in Summer. Concert lineups include a diversity of performers. Legends and chart-toppers in the genres of jazz, rock, pop, classical, opera, folk, and dance put on spectacular live performances.

In the colder months enjoy the shows indoors in the coziness of the Barns. Two series are running currently, The Barns At Wolf Trap, and Chamber Music At The Barns.

Opera has been a large part of Wolf Trap since the 70’s, staging productions of 80 different operas like Carmen and La Boheme. The Filene Center at the park is a great place for new fans of the genre to begin their journey in opera, while the barns is Wolf Trap’s venue for rare, lesser-known operas. Wolf Trap not only employs artists for their opera productions, they also have an extensive performance-based training program for opera singers.

Each season, a master class is held at the Center for Education at Wolf Trap, offering guidance on stylistic and performance enhancement. The master class is open to the public and is just one of many ways Wolf Trap gives back to the community.

Wolf trap engages all ages, with youth arts programs that benefit more than 50,000 children every year. “Children’s Theatre-in-the-woods” is a summer program that has been a tradition for families who spend summers in the area. The program includes interactive performances in puppetry, music and storytelling.

For a full schedule of events click here.

Refreshments like cocktails and small bites are available at The Barns at Wolf Trap Bar. In the summer it may be fun to pack a picnic, but in the winter chill, you can still fill your belly at one of the local restaurants near the park.

If you choose to stay and see multiple shows or participate in any programs available, there are plenty of hotels nearby.  For the best deals on these hotels use RoomShare. You can search for hotels near the park or in the city, and save money on your reservation. Plenty of patrons book hotel rooms and cancel last minute. Those rooms become available on RoomShare and are heavily discounted. If you need to cancel your hotel reservation for any reason, sell it on RoomShare and get back a portion of your booking fee.

If you don’t mind sharing a hotel room while saving more money, create a profile and let RoomShare find the perfect roommate for you. Roommates are matched by gender and interests, and each gets a full-sized bed to enjoy.

Let RoomShare help make your musical journey comfortable and affordable.

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