The Branford Marsalis Quartet, Kathy Mattea, and Max Weinberg are among the performers coming to The Barns at Wolf Trap this fall.
Wolf Trap announced the first performances of the 2023–2024 season on Tuesday. Wolf Trap members can buy tickets starting August 8. Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 11.
Here’s a look at who is performing and when.
October 13, 8 p.m.
Andy Summers first picked up a guitar at age 13. After his career with The Police ended, he went solo. At 80, the innovative guitarist is still going strong. Tickets start at $58.
October 14, 8 p.m.
The folk duo of singer Terry Leonino and guitarist Greg Artzner started making music together in the early 1970s when Leonino was a student at Kent State University. Their traditional music often focuses on taking care of the Earth. Tickets start at $34.
October 17 & 18, 8 p.m.
Led by legendary saxophonist Branford Marsalis, the quartet will play two nights of entertaining jazz. Tickets start at $68.
October 20 & 21, 8 p.m.
This double billing brings together the pop-rock band Pablo Cruise, known for the hit “Whatcha Gonna Do” with Jim Messina, whose career before going solo included Loggins & Messina, Poco, and Buffalo Springfield. Tickets start at $77.
October 22, 8 p.m.
Sam Bush pulls out his mandolin and will pay tribute to his longtime friend, collaborator John Hartford. Tickets start at $47.
October 25 & 26, 8 p.m.
The “mighty Max” performs everything from The Beatles to Bruce Springsteen in this interactive experience where the audience plays a role. Tickets start at $57.
October 27, 8 p.m.
The orchestra performs under the direction of artistic director Layth Sidiq, an award-winning violinst and composer. Tickets start at $27.
October 28, 8 p.m.
Get ready for a high-energy evening of infectious music, led by Sunny Jain. Tickets start at $32.
October 29, 8 p.m.
The daughter of Bobby McFerrin will entertain with what Wolf Trap describes as “soul-appella.” Tickets start at $22.
November 2, 8 p.m.
Actress and singer Linda Eder has a repertoire that goes from Broadway to country. Tickets start at $52.
November 8 & 9, 8 p.m.
Known for tunes that include “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” Kathy Mattea entertains for two nights. Tickets start at $32.
November 15, 8 p.m.
There’s no doubt that “One Thing Leads to Another” when The Fixx gets on stage and performs a powerhouse show. Tickets start at $49.
November 25, 8 p.m.
Some of DC’s best musicians come together to play Van Morrison’s Moondance and Bruce Springsteen’s The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle. Tickets start at $27.
November 26 & 27, 8 p.m.
It’s the 10-year anniversary tour for the harmonies and melodies of The Lone Bellow. Tickets start at $37.
November 30, 8 p.m.
Seven-time Grammy nominee Joan Osborne will play a mix of rock, soul, and R&B when she hits the stage. Tickets start at $47.
December 2 & 3, 8 p.m.
Bring the family for a holiday treat and sing along as Darren Criss performs Christmas songs both nights. Tickets start at $67.
February 2, 8 p.m.
Foy Vance’s folk, blues, and alternative rock songs have featured heavy hitters like Ed Sheeran and Bonnie Raitt. Country-rock singer Bonnie Biship opens for him. Tickets start at $32.
February 7 & 8, 8 p.m.
The era of early The Beatles is recreated for two nights. Go back in time and enjoy those early 1960 days. Tickets start at $52
February 9 & 10
She’s made her mark on Broadway. Now, Stephanie J. Block lights up the stage with just her own voice. Tickets start at $67.
February 14–17, 8 p.m.
Be prepared to laugh and laugh and laugh at The Second City crew pulls out its sketches and improvisations. Tickets start at $47.
February 28 & 29, 8 p.m.
Italian fingerstyle guitarist Luca Stricagnoli, Australian blues slide guitarist Minnie Marks, Brazilian classical guitarist Marco Pereira, and Vietnamese award-winning classical guitarist Thu Le will play an assortment of guitar tunes. Tickets start at $37.
March 1, 8 p.m.
John Lloyd Young takes you back to the days of Frankie Valli and Roy Orbison with classic hits from the 1950s and 1960s. Tickets start at $37.
March 13 & 14, 8 p.m.
Journey to Ireland as award-winning Irish musicians are joined on stage by the Culkin School of Irish Dance. Tickets start at $47.
March 23, 8 p.m.
The sounds of Southwest Virginia come alive as The New Ballards Branch Bogtrooters, The Blue Ridge Girls, and Ashlee Watkins and Andrew Small sing the songs of Appalachia. Tickets start at $22.
April 6, 8 p.m.
Plan to rock as 40 of the region’s singers and musicians recreate the work of Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits. Tickets start at $32.
April 26 & 27, multiple shows
Unwind after a long week. These stand-up comedians are sure to put a smile on your face. Tickets start at $27.
Lovers of chamber music will be enthralled with what artistic adviser Wu Han has put together for the season. Zukerman: A Musical Birthday Celebration opens the season on November 3–4. Enjoy the sounds of violinist Pinchas Zukerman as he celebrates his 75th birthday by performing Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Dvořák. Other performances include the following:
- Orion String Quartet — November 19
- Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Imagination: Coleridge-Taylor, Hahn, Ysaÿe, Bloch — January 28
- The Sitkovetsky Trio — February 11
- Wu Han, David Finckel & Friends — February 23)
- Instrumental Odd Couples: Beethoven, Rossini, Duruflé, Britten, Hummel — March 10
- Emily Dickinson’s poetry set to music in Emily: A Musical Portrait — April 5
- String Magic: Beethoven, Françaix, Bridge, Mendelssohn — April 19).
Feature image of Winton Marsalis Quartet by Erik Ryan Anderson, courtesy Wolf Trap
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