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What to expect

WHEN TO ARRIVE

It’s a good idea to arrive at least 30 minutes before the concert begins. Allow plenty of time for parking. On arrival, enjoy a drink and grab a copy of the concert program.

WHAT TO WEAR

Dress up or keep it casual – whatever makes you feel comfortable!

APPLAUSE

In classical music, silence is important and can heighten the emotional experience. Generally, the audience applauds at the end of a work (not between individual movements). If it’s your first time, take cues from the people around you. Please refrain from talking during the performance.

CONCERT PROGRAMS

Explore program notes, artist profiles and other CSO stories in the CSO Magazine, available for purchase at all CSO concerts in 2021. Subscribers will receive one complimentary copy of the current edition per concert ticket.

PRE-CONCERT TALKS

Pre-concert talks are a great opportunity to learn more about the music and enhance your experience of the performance. Details of pre-concert talks in 2021 will be made available via the CSO Notations newsletter and online at cso.org.au in advance of performances.

INTERVAL

Generally, the Summer Prom and concerts in Llewellyn Hall include a 20-minute interval. Concerts in other venues are shorter and run without interval.

LATE ARRIVALS

If you arrive late, ushers will admit you to the performance at an appropriate break in the music. Late arrivals may not be seated in their designated seats.

PHONES AND CAMERAS

Please respect the performers and fellow concertgoers by turning your mobile phone off or switching it to silent mode. Photography and recording of any kind during the performance is strictly prohibited.

For more information, refer to our Terms and Conditions or contact CSO Direct via 02 6262 6772 (weekdays, 10am – 3pm).