Chicago City Limits
Thursday, February 21 at 8 pm
Friday, February 22 at 8 pm
The Chicago City Limits National Touring Company arrives at The Barns at Wolf Trap to perform their highly lauded improvisational parodies. As New York City's longest running comedic act, which in the past has hosted comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, and Robin Williams among others, the actors of Chicago City Limits recount today's hard news through a series of hilariously relevant satirical sketches. In 2008 and 2009 the troupe was bestowed the MAC Award for Best Comedy/Improv Group by The Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs. Regularly performing at academic institutions and performing arts venues across the United States, the touring company cast has also made appearances at Super Bowl XXIII, HBO's US Comedy Arts Festival, Lincoln Center, the Smithsonian Institution, and The Today Show.
Video: Chicago City Limits - Promotional Reel
Wednesday, February 27 at 8 pm
Thursday, February 28 at 8 pm
Celtic Crossroads delivers a display of foot-stomping beats, Irish step dancing, and dramatic lighting as they make their return to The Barns at Wolf Trap. Unlike traditional Celtic ensembles, the group blends their textured, low country Irish rhythms with an eclectic mix of bluegrass, gypsy, and jazz. Often labeled Ireland's Riverdance of music, Celtic Crossroads' youthful lineup boasts an original repertoire that ranges from traditional Celtic ballads to contemporary new world tunes. The group recently finished their two-year World Fusion Tour, captured by PBS. The program documented Celtic Crossroads' performances at festivals and concert venues across the globe as they paid tribute to their Irish heritage and strove to break down cultural boundaries through music. The lively show combines the musicianship of seven young artists, complemented by dancers, and more than 25 different instruments.
Video: Celtic Crossroads - Short Trailer
Parker String Quartet
The Discovery Series
Friday, March 1 at 8 pm
GRAMMY Award-winning Parker String Quartet arrives at The Barns at Wolf Trap to present works by Mozart, Britten, and Dvo?ák. Formed in 2002, the quartet has emerged as an internationally celebrated string ensemble, performing chamber repertoire by diverse period composers from across the globe. Parker String Quartet was awarded the Grand Prix and Mozart Prize at the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition in France in 2005 and its members were bestowed the biennial Cleveland Quartet Award by Chamber Music America in 2009.
For more details about these artists, see the latest press release on the 2013 Discovery Series.
Buskin & Batteau
Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 pm
Humorous folk-pop duo Buskin & Batteau revisits The Barns at Wolf Trap to share their lighthearted lyrics and catchy tunes. The accomplished singer/songwriters will debut tracks from their recently released album, Love Remembered, Love Forgot, among other soulful ballads. Attracting nationwide recognition for their wildly popular '80s jingle "Heartbeat of America," Buskin & Batteau have also written songs for musicians Bette Midler, Judy Collins, and Tom Rush, to name a few. In addition to performing their live acoustic sets for families across the country, Buskin & Batteau spend their spare time acting as philanthropists for non-profits like Roger Payne's Ocean Alliance and Paul Newman's Hole-In-The-Wall Camps. They also host the radio show Radio B&B on WPKN-FM in Connecticut.
Video: Buskin & Batteau - Guinevere
Tickets can be purchased by calling 1(877) WOLFTRAP; or online at www.wolftrap.org.
For more information, call The Barns at Wolf Trap at (703) 938-2404 or our general information line at (703) 255-1900.