If you are a first-time visitor to the Lubbock Symphony you may be unsure what to expect. Listed below are a few helpful suggestions to help insure that you have a pleasent experience.
When attending you will mostly see dress ranging from business casual to much more formal wear. Ultimately you should wear what you find most comfortable and will allow you to fully enjoy the experience.
If you arrive after the concert has begun you will be asked to wait until a pause in the music before you are seated.
In many kinds of music, the audience claps whenever there is an ending — if the music stops, people applaud. In classical music, one piece may have several endings within it, and you are supposed to wait until the very last ending before you clap. When in doubt, simply wait until the conductor faces you and takes a bow. It is also polite to applaud when the concertmaster comes on stage, as well as when the conductor walks to the podium.
Talking, texting, opening your purse, whispering, jingling coins, rustling programs, saying “shhhh,” coughing, forgetting to silence beeping watches and cell phones, squeaking a chair, and putting your feet on the seat in front of you distracts others. Please be courteous and refrain from these activities during the concert!
Please remember to be attentive during the concert and as you enter and exit the theater. When the lights dim, please refrain from talking, whispering, or humming. We need your undivided attention in order to give you our best performance.
Try to remain quiet and listen to the music. Please stay in your seat, and use the restroom before the concert begins. Clap when the ENTIRE piece is over.
We ask that you help to create a frame of silence in which the music can thrive and embrace you.