Attending A Trinity Chamber Orchestra
What should I wear?
Please wear whatever makes you feel comfortable. At most TCO, concerts you’ll see a majority of concertgoers in business or business casual attire.
When should I arrive?
Plan to arrive 15 to 20 minutes before the concert is scheduled to begin. Traffic patterns in downtown Bethesda can occasionally be slower. Patrons obtaining tickets at Will Call are advised to arrive at least 20 minutes early. Ticketholders who arrive after the concert begins should be seated in the auditorium only during appropriate pauses in the music.
May I bring my children?
Children 4 years of age and older are welcome at all performances for free under parental/guardian supervision.
May I take pictures or record the concert?
The use of still, video and digital cameras or audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited.
When do I applaud?
Once the performance begins, you’ll notice in your program book that many musical works have multiple movements or sections. While a short pause often follows each movement, it is customary to refrain from applauding during these pauses. After the final movement of a work, the conductor will turn around, a sure sign that it’s time to applaud. If all else fails, you can always wait for the rest of the audience to begin clapping.
How long is a typical performance?
Most TCO performances are about two hours, including one 20-minute intermission.
Where can I learn about the music before the concert?
Program notes are provided in the program book you receive upon entering the concert hall.
What if I’m unable to attend my performance?
All ticket sales are final.
How can I learn more about the TCO?
Learn more about the TCO by joining our to receive email notifications about TCO performances and events. Or, find out more about the TCO by exploring our website.