Director Les Landau filmed Picard's outburst while moving the camera around him starting from his left and finishing on his right. Because the shot was filmed several times in a single take, Patrick Stewart had to do the heavily emotional scene several times in its entirety as well.
In 3rd season of Next Generation, the Starfleet uniform was slightly redesigned for all major characters. Background actors still wore the original uniform seen in the first two seasons. During the concert, a female violin player is shown wearing a hybrid of the two uniforms. It's the old style costume with a mock collar and it is the only time this costume combination was ever shown on screen.