There is nothing quite like listening to the symphnony outside at night under the stars with the cicadas providing counterpoint. We had a wonderful time at Wolf Trap.
The NSO did the theme from Lord of the Rings by Howard Shore and three Wagner pieces from the Ring Cycle. This was paired with a marvelous performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana.
Yes we had our picnic on the lawn. Three years of living at West Point made me an expert at packing food for outdoor concerts. (aside - Wolf Trap is beautiful, but I miss my view of the Hudson and Storm King Mountain.)
I even crocheted thru the ring part of the concert - just making a dishcloth.