Today's post comes from Natalie Creamer, Wolf Trap's Spring 2013 Public Relations Intern.
The month of February featured an eclectic selection of performances by musicians of local, national, and international fame at The Barns at Wolf Trap. For those looking to delve deeper into these extraordinary acts, check out the latest news clippings from publications around the Washington D.C. area.
America’s National Parks: Through the Artist’s Lens, Vol. 2 joined four exceptional Wolf Trap Opera Company alumni and Wolf Trap Opera and Classical Programming Director Kim Pensinger Witman (piano) for a one-of-a-kind multimedia presentation. The performance featured classical and contemporary songs, and stunning nature photography by Wolf Trap’s President Emeritus Terre Jones. Learn more about Terre’s photography and vision for the performance from this preview in the Fairfax County Times.
Known for his impressive knowledge and interpretations of music from The Great American Songbook, John Eaton made his second Barns appearance this season in A Salute to the One-Hit Wonders of American Popular Music. The Washington Times Communities Section uncovered his story, philosophies, and passion for music in an in-depth article. Similarly, Gary Tischler from The Georgetowner sat down with the acclaimed jazz pianist for a thought-provoking interview.
Contemporary Irish folk-fusion group Celtic Crossroads also returns to The Barns this month for two performances— tonight February 27 & tomorrow February 28. The group’s adept musicianship and progressive style led the Fairfax County Times to affirm in a recent article: “In just five years, Celtic Crossroads is doing for Irish music what Riverdance has done for Irish dance.” You can read more about Celtic Crossroads in the winter issue of Celtic Life International.
This month’s coverage also highlighted the announcement of the Wolf Trap Opera Company’s full summer season, which includes new productions of La traviata, Falstaff and The Journey to Reims. The Baltimore Sun published an overview of what’s to come, while Anne Midgette discussed this season’s Italian theme on her Classical Beat blog for The Washington Post. In addition, the Washington Times remarked on WTOC’s focus on Romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi.