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The Barns at Wolf Trap don’t feature as many big names in February as in previous months, but there’s plenty of excitement in next month’s musical lineup.

Most of the biggest performances are tributes to classic rock, folk and classical performances.

On Feb. 2, Dustbowl Revival will be performing a mashup of traditional Americana music with modern dance music in a celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Band. They will be performing alongside Austin-based Hot Club of Cowtown, a jazz and western swing band. Tickets range from $32 for rear orchestra or side balcony seats to $37 for prime orchestra or prime balcony.

While you’ll never get a chance to see The Beatles live, the next best thing might be the cover band 1965 The Tribute, performing on Feb. 14 and 15. The performance starts at 8 p.m. and tickets range from $38-$42.

On Feb. 22, Pianist Wu Han will lead a small ensemble in an “exploration of Schubert’s oeuvre.” Following the performance, attendees will have a chance to meet the artists at a dessert reception. Tickets are $40.

The list of Wolf Trap events in February:

The full Wolf Trap schedule is available online.

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A traveling musical about women’s suffrage, called “19” after the 19th amendment, is stopping in Tysons this weekend for two shows as part of a tour celebrating the upcoming 100th anniversary of the amendment’s passage.

The musical highlights the stories of Alice Paul, Ida B. Wells, Susan B. Anthony and other suffragists who fought for the right to vote.

“The inspirational story of these fearless women is brought to life through jazz, spoken word, dance, and audience interaction,” according to the musical’s website.

Tomorrow night (Friday) and Saturday, the show will perform at 1st Stage in Tysons. Each show starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students of members of the military.

Later this month, the 1st Stage theater will open “The Brothers Size,” a play by “Moonlight” co-creator Tarell Alvin McCraney about a pair of brothers reuniting in the Louisiana bayou. The play will run from Jan. 31 to Feb. 24.

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After featuring Art Garfunkel in November, The Barns at Wolf Trap continues its string of one-half of classic rock duos with John Oates in January. If you’ve wanted to hear at least half of 70’s-80’s pop duo Hall and Oates performed live, here’s your chance to make your dreams come true.

Oates will be performing a mix of earlier hits and songs from his recent roots-focused solo project Arkansas, with The Good Road Band.  Performances will be at 8 p.m. on Jan. 17 and 18. Tickets range from $42 for side balcony or rear orchestra, or $47 for prime balcony.

The Verve Pipe, alternative rock band with chat-topping 1996 hit “The Freshmen”, will also be performing at The Barns at Wolf Trap on Jan. 12 at 8 p.m.

Toots & The Maytals, the band whose 1968 single “Do the Reggae” is credited with popularizing the term reggae, is also scheduled to hold an “intimate acoustic set” on Jan. 16. Tickets are $55 for prime seats or $50 for rear orchestra or side balcony.

The list of Wolf Trap events in January:

The full Wolf Trap schedule is available online.

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Markus Williams, the musical director for the upcoming A Civil War Christmas production at 1st Stage Theater, passed away one week before his play at Tysons’ 1st Stage Theater Company was scheduled to premier.

“I am very sorry to share the news that Markus Williams, the musical director for A Civil War Christmas, passed away suddenly in his home last week,” said Alex Levy, 1st Stage Artistic Director, in a press release. “Markus was a brilliant musician and leader whose passion for his work was contagious. Our entire company mourns this loss.”

The press release noted that the show, which is scheduled to open tonight, has added Walter McCoy and Leigh Delano to the show’s musical directon team.

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Wolf Trap’s Annual Holiday Sing-A-Long returns on Saturday, Dec. 1.

The sing-a-long in Wolf Trap’s Filene Center is a free event, though toy donations are encouraged. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the entrance for Toys for Tots.

Parking at Wolf Trap is free but limited, so attendees should arrive early to park.

The concert features a performance by the United States Marine Band and a sing-a-long of Christmas carols and Hanukkah songs.

Attendees are encouraged to bring bells and candles to participate in the “jing-a-long” performed for Jingle Bells and a candlelight processional during Silent Night.

The event starts at 4 p.m. and will run for two hours. Gates to the lawn and in-house seating open one hour before showtime.

Also that evening, Red Baraat will be performing at The Barns at 8 p.m. The group features a combination of eclectic styles, mainly Indian bhangra music but with influences from jazz to hip-hop. Tickets to that show are $30 in advance or $35 at the door.

The next day (Dec. 2), fiddler Eileen Ivers will also be performing Christmas music at The Barnes at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets range from $27 for rear orchestra and balcony to $32 for prime seats.

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(Updated at 11:30) — November at The Barns at Wolf Trap is a season of returns for classic rock legends.

Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers behind hits like “Be My Baby,” will be performing on Friday (Nov. 9) and Saturday (Nov. 10). Ticket are $50 for rear orchestra or side balcony or $55 for prime orchestra or prime balcony.

Hot Rize, a popular 1980’s bluegrass band, will play at Wolf Trap on Nov. 17 as part of the group’s 40th-anniversary tour. Tickets range from $45 to $60.

The following three nights will feature Art Garfunkel, a solo artist and part of the iconic Simon and Garfunkel duo. Concerts will be held Nov. 18, 19 and 20 with prices ranging from $80 to $95.

The list of Wolf Trap events in November:

The full Wolf Trap schedule is available online.

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The Tysons McLean Orchestra will kick off its 48th season with an opening concert this Saturday (Oct. 13) at The Falls Church.

Music Director and Conductor Miriam Burns will lead 65 musicians in a “European Travelogue” concert composed of a variety of classical pieces. The concert, hosted by the Episcopal church at 115 E. Fairfax Street in Falls Church, will feature Sean Lee, a violinist who won the Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2016.

The next concert of the season will be the “Holiday Fantasy” performance on Dec. 9 in Vinson Hall Ballroom (6251 Old Dominion Drive, McLean), where the orchestra will play holiday music both classical and from film soundtracks.

Individual concert tickets are not yet available, but season tickets are available at the Tysons McLean Orchestra website. Season tickets for adults are $120, $100 for seniors and $50 for youth.

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A large-scale Korean cultural festival is being held in Tysons this weekend.

The 2018 KORUS festival is taking place Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7 in the parking lot outside Bloomingdales at Tysons Corner Center.

The event will feature food, music, cultural performances, vendors and more. It’s billed as “a celebration of the Korean American way of life, Korean heritage and culture, and the beauty of America’s diversity.”

“With close to 30,000 visitors and participation from over 50 vendors, retailers, and community groups; 20 performance artists; and more than 100 volunteers, the festival truly represents the Korean American community nationwide,” says the KORUS website.

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The 2018 KORUS Festival will be held at Tysons Corner Center and will be the perfect showcase for this fantastic journey!

The annual festival will be located in the Bloomingdale’s Parking Lot (by LL Bean, Bloomingdales and Le Pain Quotidien) and invites people of all ages and ethnicities will come together to celebrate the Korean American way of life, Korean heritage and view stunning cultural performances, demonstrations, contests, food offerings, arts & crafts, and so much more.

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