Pre-Performance Discussion Series

Pre-Performance Discussions are offered on select evenings 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. The discussions take place on the Farmhouse Lawn unless otherwise noted.

Location: Farmhouse Lawn (unless otherwise noted). The 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.

 

2018 Pre-Performance Discussion Series

Saturday, July 14 at 7:15 pm - Beethoven's Ninth | NSO
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Nigel Boon, National Symphony Orchestra Director of Artistic Planning

Saturday, July 21 at 7:30 pm - Jaws in Concert | NSO HELD ON TERRACE DECK
Emil de Cou, conductor
Meghan Balk, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Macroecologist
Steve Canty, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Marine Conservationist

Additional Pre-Show Activities:
Discovery Shark Fin Hat Giveaway - Location: Main Gate
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Station - Shark jaw bone specimens and a megalodon tooth for people to explore. Location: Right side of plaza by women’s restroom

Sunday, July 22 at 7:30 pm - Casino Royale in Concert | NSO HELD ON TERRACE DECK
Emil de Cou, conductor
Dr. Vincent Houghton, International Spy Museum historian/curator
Jonna Mendez, former CIA Chief of Disguise

Additional Pre-Show Activities:
Bond Car Display - Location: Filene Center Plaza
Madame Tussauds Bond Wax Figure Display - Location: Right side of plaza by women’s restroom
International Spy Museum Station - Code-Cracker and Lock Picking challenges, including spy gear giveaways and a photo-op with Bond standee. Location: Left side of plaza by men’s restroom

Friday, July 27 at 7:15 pm - Bernstein at 100 - A Celebration | NSO HELD ON TERRACE DECK
Nina Bernstein-Simmons (Leonard Bernstein's daughter)
James Jacobs, Classical WETA 90.9

Saturday, July 28 at 7:15 pm - The Best of Wagner's Ring | NSO HELD ON TERRACE DECK
Saul Lilienstein, musical historian and lecturer

Friday, Aug 3 at 7:15 pm - Verdi's Rigoletto | NSO HELD ON TERRACE DECK
Lee Anne Myslewski, Director of Artistic Administration, Wolf Trap Opera and Classical Programming

Last updated: August 3, 2018

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