VIENNA, VA, January 18, 2013 — The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announced that Peter Zimmerman, Director of Program and Production, has been honored with the Excellence in Presenting the Performing Arts award presented by the Association of North American Performing Arts.
This comes as no surprise to Wolf Trap’s many patrons at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, or the indoor The Barns at Wolf Trap where Zimmerman’s 2012 schedule helped the non-profit achieve the #3 ranking in Pollstar’s Worldwide Ticket Sales for the TOP 100 Amphitheatre Venues.
The Filene Center, Wolf Trap’s open air amphitheater, opened their 2012 Summer Season with the theater production of South Pacific, the much-loved WWII wartime love story featuring songs such as “Bali Hai” and “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair.”
Showing the venues variety, the season closed with “Rock of Ages”, a musical love story that sets the freedoms of rock n’ roll against developers seeking to develop the area where The Bourbon Room bar is located.
Rock of Ages features music of the glam metal rock bands of 80’s such as Twisted Sister, Styx, Bon Jovi and Pat Benetar, and songs like “Sister Christian,” “Can’t Fight this Feeling” and “I Wanna Rock.”
“To be recognized by an organization of agents and managers for excellence in presenting is a great honor to me,” Zimmerman says. “It truly validates Wolf Trap’s reputation as a national leader in presenting and creating excellent and innovative performing arts programs,”
Zimmerman explains that the agents and manager’s primary focus is the artist, while he, as the presenter, is to the performance venue.
“When we work together to bring excellent live experiences to our audiences, it keeps our industry vibrant, and our audiences clamoring for more,” Zimmerman says.
Zimmerman is currently in the midst of booking Wolf Trap’s 42nd summer season at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. The highly anticipated schedule will open with A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor on Friday, May 24.
The Barns at Wolf Trap Winter/Spring season is currently underway with more than 50 performances remaining.
(Note: The above is based on and includes information provided by Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts)
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