What to bring when you go to see an orchestra?

I am going to see an orchestra play tonight, and I was wondering what I should bring.
Do you normally bring food? your phone? what?

Also what kind of people go to see an orchestra play??
Thanks
umm excuse me, i am not american!! i have class

Unless it’s an outdoor concert that’s open to the public, leave your food and phone at home. And if you must bring your phone, make sure it’s set to vibrate instead of ring. Otherwise, you may spend the bulk of the evening trying to remove a conductor’s baton from your back side.

People of all stripes go to orchestral concerts. The season ticket holders tend to be hardcore orchestral music fans who make an evening of the event, so they’re generally dressed up as though going to a nice restaurant. But concerts aren’t as formal as they used to be, so there will likely be people in jeans mixed in with those who wear their normal work attire. Unless there’s a school group in attendance, you probably won’t see many kids, since kids don’t have the attention span required for an entirely instrumental concert. And people with gray hair tend to outnumber younger adults, though there will definitely be a healthy mix.

3 Responses to “What to bring when you go to see an orchestra?”

  1. baxterville says:

    Unless it’s an outdoor concert that’s open to the public, leave your food and phone at home. And if you must bring your phone, make sure it’s set to vibrate instead of ring. Otherwise, you may spend the bulk of the evening trying to remove a conductor’s baton from your back side.

    People of all stripes go to orchestral concerts. The season ticket holders tend to be hardcore orchestral music fans who make an evening of the event, so they’re generally dressed up as though going to a nice restaurant. But concerts aren’t as formal as they used to be, so there will likely be people in jeans mixed in with those who wear their normal work attire. Unless there’s a school group in attendance, you probably won’t see many kids, since kids don’t have the attention span required for an entirely instrumental concert. And people with gray hair tend to outnumber younger adults, though there will definitely be a healthy mix.
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    I used to be an entertainment editor who covered orchestral concerts.

  2. Tinpanallycat says:

    GEEZUS I can’t believe anyone would know so LITTLE they would even ask a question like this.. NO YOU DON’T TAKE FOOD and TURN THAT DAMN PHONE OFF if you even take it.. you also don’t take an AIR HORN or a drum to bang on and you can’t buy popcorn to throw during the performance

    When you go to an Orchestral performance.. IT’S NOT SOME ROCK CONCERT.. it is one of those things AmeriKans don’t know about.. IT HAS CLASS which is something they totally don’t understand
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  3. lainiebsky says:

    Leave your phone and food at home. Unless it’s an outdoor concert in a picnic area you want to be quiet and avoid distracting others.

    People who enjoy music go to orchestra concerts.
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