Center Stage at Wolf Trap

Tue, 02/17/2009 - 8:00pm
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Host Bill McGlaughlin

Center Stage from Wolf Trap showcases live performance from some of today’s finest chamber musicians. Recorded in the acoustically superb Barns at Wolf Trap, this 13-week series of one hour programs includes unscripted and spontaneous conversations with co-hosts Rich Kleinfeldt and Bill McGlaughlin. Center Stage at Wolf Trap airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on Classical 91.5/90.3/HD 91.5-1.

The Barns at Wolf Trap, a year-round -facility hailed as "one of the best places to hear music in Washington," has become one of the D.C. area's premier venues. Consisting of two rebuilt 18th century barns, the venue serves as a theater, a concert setting for The Discovery Series, and the home to the Wolf Trap Opera Company. The Barns at Wolf Trap are owned and operated by the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Located just outside of -Washington D.C., Wolf Trap presents more than 280 performances each year at its three venues. Two of Wolf Trap's venues, the Filene Center and Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts are -operated through a partnership with the National Park Service.

A veteran broadcaster and musician, Rich Kleinfeldt is known for his lively dialogues on the popular radio series Indianapolis On-the-Air. Formerly with Voice of America, Rich now hosts the daily Morning Maestro, on WorldSpace Satellite Radio, heard worldwide. He performs and tours as a member of the Washington Saxophone Quartet.

Conductor, composer, and radio personality Bill McGlaughlin is a master communicator. His Peabody Award winning radio show, Saint Paul Sunday, is in its twenty-sixth season and Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin is in its fourth year. He has led orchestras throughout the United States and was Music Director of the Kansas City Symphony for twelve years. Bill has composed for the American Composers Forum, the White House Millennium Council, Garrison Keillor, and a tribute to Aaron Copland, with whom he worked in the 1970s.