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brandi-carlileFrom rock, jazz and blues, to indie, country and classical, The Barns at Wolf Trap presents acclaimed artists in uniquely intimate setting

  • Singer-Songwriter Brandi Carlile Opens Season October 6 and 7 with New, All-Acoustic Set
  • Indie Rocker Sam Amidon Makes Wolf Trap Debut Performing with Legendary Guitarist Bill Frissell
  • Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues Returns with Guitarist Mike Dawes
  • Grammy Award-Winner James Cotton Plays the Blues
  • Renowned Pianist Simone Dinnerstein Opens Chamber Music at The Barns
  • World Music Offerings Include An Evening of Indian Dance and Ghazal Singer Vatsala Mehra

Dozens more performances added in Fall 2014; members purchasing early, public on-sale Saturday, August 9

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts today announced the first 37 artists featured in the 2014-2015 season at The Barns at Wolf Trap, its historic and intimate 382-seat indoor venue.

barnsinterior-loresWith its informal setting and stunning architecture, The Barns at Wolf Trap is a one-of-a-kind musical experience. Comprised of two 18th-century barns made of hand-hewn wood beams and panels, the space is noted for its acoustic excellence and historic charm.

“Where else in the metro-D.C. area can you hear great music in a 300 year old barn? The Barns gives many artists the freedom to honor their musical roots and connect with fans in a warm, intimate space,” commented Arvind Manocha, president and CEO of Wolf Trap Foundation.

The Barns season kicks off in October with two nights featuring singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile in a brand new, all-acoustic set. Among the initial slate of 37 acts in the 2014-2015 season, James Cotton brings his iconic blues harmonica stylings to the stage, and Kathy Mattea offers her chart-topping country cool. Highlights also include jazz trio The Bad Plus, whose new album Inevitable Western is out later this month, and indie rocker Sam Amidon in his Wolf Trap debut, performing with legendary guitarist Bill Frisell.

Chamber Music at the Barns begins in October with renowned pianist Simone Dinnerstein. Formerly known as the Discovery Series, the eight-concert series features both established classical artists and new young talents.

The Barns also features a collection of world music, including a spotlight on India with An Evening of Indian Dance, presented in collaboration with the Indian Dance Educators Association, and the Wolf Trap debut of Indian Ghazal singer Vatsala Mehra. Additional programming includes Hawaiian and Celtic favorites.

In keeping with Wolf Trap’s mission, The Barns’ schedule is developed to highlight artistic exploration and accessibility to a broad range of music lovers. Artists span musical genres, from rock, jazz, blues, country, classical and world music, and most tickets are $35 or less.

Wolf Trap members (donors of $75 and above) are invited to purchase their tickets beginning on Wednesday, August 6, in advance of public on-sale. Tickets go on sale to the public Saturday, August 9.

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