Performance Discussions

Ever wondered how an artist was inspired to create? What is the background of your favorite Beethoven Symphony? How do artists prepare for a life on the road? These questions and more can be answered by attending a performance discussion.

Pre-performance discussions are typically held 45 minutes prior to the performance start time and feature artists, UF professors and other community experts who will help prepare you for the artistic experience in which you are about to participate.

Interested in leading a pre-performance discussion? Contact Derek Wohlust at 352-273-2464 or email

Post-performance discussions are held immediately after the event, following a Q&A format. Artists and performers will answer your questions and explain the process for the creation of the work and other information that can add to your experience. Every effort is made to provide a discussion just prior to or immediately following each UFPA performance. For updated information on specific performance discussions, please refer to the individual event page or contact the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-2787.

Do we have your email address? If so, we’ll send you an email prior to your scheduled performance providing information about performance discussions. If you’d like to join our email list, sign up online or contact the box office at 352-392-2787.