At these FREE casual 30 minute talks with the conductor and soloist. Gain a little more insight into the culture and history behind the program, one hour pre-concert. (There will not be a pre-concert talk for the Sept 28, Dec 15, Jan 19 or May 3 concerts).
Information for those with disabilities:
- Infrared Headsets are available. Ask a House Manager if you are in need of a device.
- Large-type program notes are available at the Concierge Desk. The main program notes get distributed upon entering the concert hall.
- Wheelchairs are easily accommodated. Please inform the box office when ordering tickets.
- Elevator on the main lobby level is available to the mezzanine level.
What's happening at Intermission
A nice break for you to stretch your legs, catch up on the program notes in your program book, use the facilities, or enjoy a drink or a snack at the lobby concession.
- If you are under 40, and attending a Sunday afternoon concert, be sure to drop into the #SymFUNySundays Spot on the Upper Lobby alcove at intermission to mix and mingle over a glass of wine or a beer.
- Stamford Symphony Donors of $1,500 or more, have exclusive access to the Donor Lounge in the Founder’s Room during intermission on both Saturdays and Sundays for wine and light refreshments.
When should I clap?
Many people get confused about when to clap during a work of music. After each movement, there is usually a short pause, and it has become the norm, to not clap at these little breaks and save all the clapping for the end (have your program book open and handy to follow the movements). However, there are times when the audience cannot contain themselves especially after we experience a fantastic soloist who just dazzled us with his/her artistry for a whole movement, then, we just all clap! So the short answer is don’t worry too much about it. Hint – watch the conductor between movements—if his arms are still in position and not relaxed, chances are, there is more music coming your way.
Shop at the Music Stand
Where you will find music from the program, CDs of the guest artist, toys, books, musical gifts and of course chocolate for sale. Sometimes our guest artists are available to sign CDs, you will be sure to learn about it from our great volunteer staff that manage the gift shop.