Enjoying the Concert Experience

Things to consider before the concert begins:

  • Be sure that the electronic signal on your watch is turned off and your electronic device is silenced.
  • Please unwrap candies prior to performance time and do your best to limit coughing and sneezing as these actions might be unsettling to other patrons during the performance.
  • Performances begin promptly. Latecomers must wait to be seated during the first convenient pause in the music.

Frequently Asked Questions

 When should I arrive for the pre-concert talk?

Maestro Peltz gives the talk between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. He encourages participation, so find a seat up close so that you can have your questions answered. After the talk, you will move back to your ticketed seat.

When should I arrive for the concert?

Concerts begin at 4 p.m., and the musicians are in their seats about 10 minutes before. You may proceed to your seats as soon as you have your tickets. The box office opens at 3 p.m.

What if I arrive after the concert has begun?

The ushers will open the auditorium entrance and will assist you to your seat during the break after the first piece on the program.

May I take photos during the concerts?

Audience members are prohibited from taking photos during the concert. Photo opportunities for the Children’s Chorus will generally be made available after the concert or during intermission.

 May I record or video the concert?

Our musician agreement and copyright laws do not allow recording or video of performances except for pre-arranged archive purposes or under specific circumstances.

What if I need to leave during the performance?

We understand that there can be emergencies, and our ushers will be alert to any situation that arises. If you are unable to wait until a period of applause, please proceed as quietly as possible to an exit door, then open and close that door as quietly as possible. Our ushers will assist you.

Where can I get additional information?

We welcome your questions and comments. Please see any usher, staff member or Board member before or after the concert, and he or she will try to assist you. At other times, please contact the Symphony office.