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Center Stage from Wolf Trap showcases live performances from some of today's finest chamber musicians. Recorded in the acoustically superb Barns at Wolf Trap, these 26 one-hour radio programs are presented by hosts Rich Kleinfeldt and Lee Anne Myslewski. Each show focuses on a single chamber artist or group. As a new service in 2015, Center Stage is downloadable in full resolution wav files, in addition to high-quality mp3 and mp2 files.
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 Chamber Music at The Barns, 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.
Behind the Scenes
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 regularly hosted the daily Morning Maestro, on WorldSpace Satellite Radio, which was heard worldwide. He currently performs and tours as a member of the Washington Saxophone Quartet.
The voice of a new generation, Lee Anne Myslewski started her adventurous career swinging above a stage singing Carl Orff's "In trutina". Things change though and now Lee Anne is the Director of Artistic Administration for the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Art's Opera & Classical Programming Division. Lee Anne auditions and mentors all Studio Artists for Wolf Trap Opera's summer festival. She also programs the Chamber Music at The Barns series.
A graduate of the University of Maryland and Carnegie Mellon University, she came to Wolf Trap in 2006. She has also worked with Washington National Opera, the Maryland Opera Studio, and as a music educator. In 2012, Lee Anne was selected from a highly competitive pool of emerging leaders in opera administration to become one of Opera America's inaugural Leadership Intensive fellows. She has served as a panelist for the Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium at American University and is a graduate of Leadership Fairfax.