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  • New for Filene Center Performances 2014: Cooler inspections and size limits

    All picnic baskets and coolers, regardless of size, will be inspected when entering. No container may be larger than 48 qts or 15” x 15” x 22”. As always, packages, bags, and other containers are subject to inspection. Please allow a little extra time.

Pre-Performance Discussion Series

Pre-Performance Discussions are offered on select evenings on the Old Farmhouse Lawn in conjunction with the Filene Center summer concert series. These discussions offer insight and interpretation of the evening's performance. Discussions begin one hour before the scheduled show time and end with plenty of time to reach your seat before the show starts.

Location: The Old Farmhouse Lawn is located to the left of the main gate/box office area for the Filene Center. Chairs are provided or feel free to bring a blanket and enjoy your picnic during the presentation. For additional information e-mail us or call (703) 255-1824.

2013 Pre-Performance Discussion Series

Friday, May 24 - A Prairie Home Companion (7:00 pm)

Speaker: Mary Cliff, WAMU 88.5 TRADITIONS. The radio show Traditions with Mary Cliff is Washington's longest-running radio show devoted to folk music. Learn more about Mary Cliff.

Friday, May 31 & Saturday, June 1 - The Mikado (7:00 pm)

Speaker: Albert Bergeret, Founder & Artistic Director for the NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players. Learn more about Albert Bergeret.

Tuesday. June 4 - Earth, Wind & Fire (7:00 pm)

Speaker: Dave Adler, WGRQ, and special guest Scooter Magruder.

Friday, June 28 - The Frozen Planet in Concert (7:30 pm) - discussion cancelled

Speaker: Emil de Cou, NSO @ Wolf TrapFestival Conductor.

Friday, July 12 - Carmina Burana and more! (7:15 pm) - discussion cancelled

Speaker: Scott Tucker, Artistic Director, Choral Arts Society of WashingtonFM

Friday, July 19 - La traviata (7:15 pm)

Speaker: Lee Anne Myslewski, Director, Artistic Administration, Wolf Trap Opera & Classical Programming

Sunday, July 21 - Frankie Valli (7:00 pm) discussion cancelled

Speaker: Dave Adler, WGRQ, and special guest Johnny Dark

Friday, July 26 - 1812 Overture and more! (7:15 pm)

Speaker: Emil de Cou, NSO @ Wolf TrapFestival Conductor

Saturday, July 27 - America the Beautiful­ (7:30 pm) Located on the Associates Deck

Speaker: Rich Kleinfeldt, WETA

Tuesday July 30 - Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (7:30 pm)

Speaker: Artistic Staff, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Tuesday, September 10 - Marc Anthony (7:00 pm)

The discussion will include a preview of the 3-part, 6-hour history series LATINO AMERICANS, the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos in the United States.

Speaker: Ferne Barrow, Senior Director, WETA Outreach & Community Engagement

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