What is chamber music?
Chamber music is defined as music for small ensembles, whose members generally perform a part without a conductor. At the heart of chamber music lie the spirit of collaboration and the role of the individual performer. Chamber music places the highest order of responsibility upon the individual to engage in a close musical dialogue with the other performers in the ensemble without the aid of a conductor.
When should I arrive?
We recommend you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance. This will allow you time to find parking and to find your seat in the hall. Once the concert has started, patrons will not be seated in the hall until the conclusion of the first work on the program. Please refer to our Late Seating Policy below for more details.
What do I wear?
At our performances you see a wide variety of clothing, from suits and formal wear to khakis, slacks and skirts. Generally, business casual is a good way to go!
How long are the performances?
Generally, most performances run about two hours, including a 20-minute intermission.
What can I get out of a Ritz Chamber Players concert?
Obviously, some in our audience come just for the music, to appreciate the composer’s skill and admire the performers’ artistry. Some come to learn and to enrich their lives. Other members of our audience simply come to be entertained. There are many other reasons to invest your time in classical music. Still others value the concert for its social dimensions, a chance to gather with friends and family and enjoy an activity together. The Ritz Chamber Players is accessible, convenient, communicative and beginner-friendly. Whether you get an invitation or come on your own, just sit back, relax and let yourself go where the music takes you.
Are cameras and recorders allowed? What are the “rules”?
Cameras and tape recorders are not allowed in Terry Theater. Pagers and cellular phones must be turned off before entering the concert hall. Food and drinks may be enjoyed in the lobby but are not permitted in the concert hall. Smoking is not permitted in theater.
What if I arrive late?
Patrons who arrive late will be seated at the first convenient pause in the program. No late seating is guaranteed for programs without intermission. Patrons who leave the hall before or during a work will not be reseated until after the completion of the work. In fairness to the performers and fellow concertgoers, we ask that you remain in your seat until the concert has concluded.
Thank you for your continued support and consideration.
- Finale Concert
Wednesday, June 12, 2013