Classical music can seem daunting to some first-time concertgoers, but there’s no reason to stress. We at the Delaware Symphony want you to be able to relax and enjoy the music, and make your visit exiting and memorable. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about our concerts: 

How should I dress? Although the musicians wear formal attire for most of the concerts, that doesn't mean you have to dust off your tuxedo or favorite evening gown. Most audience members do dress somewhat formally, but ultimately, we want you to be comfortable. Depending on the time of year, the auditorium might be a little cool, so short sleeves might leave you wishing you did bring that jacket. Temperatures are moderated, and we try to ensure everyone is comfortable.

How long will the concert last? Concerts that begin at 7:30 typically last until 9:30 or 10:00. Each concert depends on the length of the pieces on the program, but unless otherwise noted, it shouldn't go much past 10:00.

Will there be an intermission? Yes. All of our Classics and Chamber concerts do have one twenty (20) minute intermission. Some of the pieces will also require stage changes, so there will be short breaks in between them that won't last more than a few minutes.

I forgot my tickets! What should I do?! All you have to do is notify our staff and they will be able to direct you to the ticket counter, where your tickets can be reprinted. There may be a line as we will be handling walk-up sales, but don't worry, we'll make sure you are in your seats for when the concert starts.

What if I'm late? Whether it's due to traffic, having to run back in the house because you forgot your tickets, finding a parking place, or forgetting what time the concert starts, running late happens to all of us from time to time. You'll still be able to find your seats, but you may have to either wait in the lobby or in the back of the auditorium. Ushers will direct you where to go and seat you during the applause. If there are no breaks in the first half of the concert, you will have to wait until intermission to find your seats.

Where should I park? There are several parking garages available near each of our venues. Check the specific event listing for parking information, where you will find details on garages, lots, or street parking.

Do I have time to go out to eat before the concert? Absolutely! Not all venues offer the same selections of restaurants, but there are many options for performances at the Grand Opera House or the Gold Ballroom.

Have any other questions? Give us a call or send an email, and we'll be happy to answer them for you!

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