Pre-Performance Discussions are offered on select evenings on the Old Farmhouse Lawn. These discussions offer insight and interpretation of the evening's performance. They begin 1 hour before the scheduled show time and end with plenty of time to reach your seat before the show starts.

The Old Farmhouse Lawn is located to the left of the main gate/Box Office area for the Filene Center. Chairs are provided, or you may bring a blanket and enjoy your picnic during the presentation. For additional information, visit the
National Park Service websiteemail the National Park Service, or call 703.255.1824.

2018 Pre-Performance Discussions

Fri, July 27 at 7:15 pm - Bernstein at 100 - A Celebration | NSO
Nina Bernstein-Simmons (Leonard Bernstein's daughter)
Rain Location: Terrace Deck

Sat, July 28 at 7:15 pm - The Best of Wagner's Ring | NSO
Saul Lilienstein, musical historian and lecturer
Rain Location: Terrace Deck

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