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: 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.


2016 Pre-Performance Discussion Series

June 10 at 7 pm - Ragtime, The Musical
Cast member Chris Sams (Coalhouse Walker Jr.)

July 1 at 7:15 pm - America the Beautiful / NSO
Emil de Cou, conductor
Nicholas Bardonnay, Creative Director & CEO of Westwater Arts

July 8 at 7:15 pm - Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue / Yuja Wang, piano / NSO
Emil de Cou, conductor

July 16 at 7:30 pm - American Ballet Theatre's Romeo and Juliet
Kevin McKenzie, Artist Director, ABT

July 23 at 7:15 pm - The Firebird / NSO
Janni Younge, Handspring Puppet Company

July 29 at 7:15 pm - Tchaikovsky & Debussy / Chad Hoopes, violin / NSO
Emil de Cou, conductor

July 30 at 7:15 pm - Star Trek Into Darkness / NSO Located on the Associates Deck
Adam Nimoy, Director, For the Love of Spock
David Zappone, Producer, For the Love of Spock
Terry Farrell, Actress, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Michael Giacchino, Composer, Star Trek Into Darkness
Dave Lavery, Program Executive for Solar System Exploration, NASA HQ
Michelle Thaller, Deputy Director of Science Communications, NASA HQ
Moderator - Bob Jacobs, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Communication, NASA HQ
Moderator - Emil de Cou, Conductor, National Symphony Orchestra

August 5 at 7:15 pm - La bohème / NSO
Lee Anne Myslewski, Wolf Trap Opera & Classical Programming

Colin Jacobsen – violin, The Silk Road Ensemble
Nicholas Cords – viola, The Silk Road Ensemble

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1551 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182-1643


(703) 255-1800

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