Wolf Trap Cancels All Summer Performances For 2020 Due To Coronavirus

Juan Herrera

WMAL.com

MARYLAND (WMAL) – Wolf Trap Foundation’s President and CEO, Arvind Manocha, announced on Friday that all 2020 summer performances would be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“It is with profound sadness that I announce that we are canceling the Summer 2020 concert season. For the first time in nearly 50 years, the Filene Center and Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap National Park and The Barns at Wolf Trap will not host live performances from May through September,” Manocha said in a statement. “The continued health and well-being of the Wolf Trap community of patrons, artists, and staff are of paramount importance to us. Concern for the welfare of all makes summer gatherings for performances unfeasible.”

According to a press release from Manocha, the Filene Center, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, and The Barns at Wolf Trap will also be impacted by this closure.

“Wolf Trap leadership worked with many stakeholders, including local government and health officials, industry peers, artists and their management teams, and its partners at the National Park Service to make the final decision.”

Those with 2020 summer season tickets will be able to receive full refunds or can exchange tickets for a Wolf Trap gift card. Season ticket holders will also have the option to donate all or a portion of the value of their tickets to Wolf Trap Foundation’s Music Moves Us Fund as a tax-deductible contribution.

The full statement from the Wolf Trap Foundation is available here:

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