Are you attending your first symphony concert and unsure what to expect? We have created a short guide to assist soothe any pre-concert woes.
What Do I Wear?
Just because the musicians on stage are dressed formal attire doesn't mean that you need to. Some people enjoy the opportunity to dress up for the occasional symphony concert--however, there is no dress code! No one will be judging you on your attire. The most important thing is that you are dressed in a way which makes you comfortable so you can really focus and enjoy the music.
When Do I Clap?
Traditionally, applause occurs a few times during a concert.
1. When the Concertmaster (first chair violinist) enters the stage. 2. When the conductor enters the stage. 3. After the completion of a piece. Sometimes, these pieces will have multiple movements, which will be listed in your program.
While these times are the traditional time to clap during a performance, we will not be upset if you feel compelled to applaud. Can my kids attend a concert?
The sound and visuals can be very exciting and can captivate a child. If you bring an infant to the concert and they begin to cry, it's oaky to take them outside to calm them down. When you are ready to return to the concert, please wait until the end of a piece before re-entering the auditorium. More Questions?
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any other questions you may have prior to any performance or events.