What do you wear to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra?
Many patrons wear business attire or casual business attire. We encourage you to wear whatever makes you feel most comfortable. For the benefit of all patrons and performers, we ask that you refrain from using strong perfume and cologne.
Is there a dress code for the symphony?
There is no official dress code, but you’ll see guests wearing everything from jeans to cocktail dresses. Most guests opt for business attire or business casual. Some people enjoy dressing up and making a special night of it, others prefer to dress more laid back.
What is proper concert etiquette?
Enter the auditorium quietly. Once you have been seated, be alert to activity on the stage as the musicians take their place for the concert. Whistling, yelling, or screaming is not appropriate at any time before, during, or after a concert. • Never stand or move around while music is being performed.
What’s business casual dress code?
Appropriate business casual dress typically includes slacks or khakis, dress shirt or blouse, open-collar or polo shirt, optional tie or seasonal sport coat, a dress or skirt at knee-length or below, a tailored blazer, knit shirt or sweater, and loafers or dress shoes that cover all or most of the foot.
Why is there no clapping between movements?
People first wanted to leave the clapping until the end of the work so that audience members could listen to the music totally undisturbed, without the distraction of applause in between movements. And although not a major one, clapping between movements is still considered a bit of a concert faux-pas today.
What should you not do at a concert?
10 things you should never do at a concert
- Taking incessant pictures.
- Taking incessant video.
- Not watching the show.
- Yelling things at the band.
- Requesting songs.
- Shoving to the front.
- Being the only person doing what you’re doing.
Are shirt dresses appropriate for work?
They’re comfortable, lightweight, and relaxed (not exactly what you think of when you think of office wear) but with a few minor adjustments and the right picks, a staple shirt dress (or two) can definitely see you through the rest of the season in style at work.
What should I wear to Vivaldi candlelight?
Please bring personal drinkware as no beverages or food will be served on the premises. 👗Dress code: Casual, formal, festive – all is welcome.
How should a man dress for a classical concert?
Outfit suggestions for men attending a classical music concert
- Nice jeans, button up shirt/v-neck, and nice shoes.
- Slacks, button up shirt, blazer.
- Suit/blazer and slacks, with.
- Suit, formal shirt, and tie (especially for evenings)
How do you fit in at a symphony?
The only requirement for “fitting in” should be a open mind, ear and heart. Musicians must take charge of the concert experience and re-train elitist and socially exclusionary board members and donors to ensure that symphony performances are welcoming to all.
What do you wear to a pop concert?
Consider Concert Type A pops concert is not going to be as formal as a regular classical symphony evening; most people tend towards jeans or other casual attire. A children’s concert is a more relaxed than a regular classical symphony afternoon matinee concert. A concert advertised as a Gala or fundraiser is usually the dressiest possible.
What should the leader of your orchestra be pushing?
As a musician, and leader of your orchestra, you should be pushing your Board, donors and management to make the experience of attending a concert as easy and welcoming as possible. When you look out over the audience at the start of a Brahms Symphony, do you really care what they are wearing?
What to wear to an afternoon matinee concert?
Afternoon Matinee Concert. Women: Pants are fine. Jeans are fine, just bump it up a notch. If you wear jeans, wear a dressier top, wear fancier shoes, and add an interesting piece of jewelry. Dresses and skirts are fine, but keep the sparkles for the evening concerts.