Classical music has a rich history and has lasted for centuries because of its broad appeal to audiences. If you’ve never been to an orchestral performance, perhaps you think it’s all stuffy and formal. Not quite! Yes, it has a formality to it, but it’s far from stuffy. Young and old people enjoy the symphony for a variety of reasons; exposure to the arts, a night out, class credit, making a good impression on a first date or to clients, or entertaining family and friends. Whatever the reason, the Muncie Symphony Orchestra invites you to join us for a concert you won’t forget.
Three myths debunked
Myth: You must get “all dressed up” to attend a concert.
Reality: People enjoy concerts most when they are comfortable. While you are welcome to get all dressed up, most people wear “everyday” clothes, from business casual to jeans. Come in what makes you most comfortable.
Myth: Only the “experts” can truly appreciate symphonic music.
Reality: Music is very personal and maybe enjoyed by everyone. While some people choose to study music as a hobby or profession, your opinion is just as important and valid as theirs. The experience of live music is a joy for all.
Myth: Symphony concerts are only for the rich.
Reality: Great music attracts people from all walks of life. The Muncie Symphony Orchestra’s audience simply enjoys the best in music in Delaware County. Our audience is diverse and welcoming to all.
FAQs About Your First Concert
What is classical music? The term “classical music” can be problematic. Music history refers to the years from roughly 1750 to 1825 as the “Classical” period, when Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven achieved their glory. But in a broader sense, the term classical music is used to describe the continuing heritage of music mostly written to be performed in concert halls by orchestras, singers, choruses, chamber ensembles, and solo instrumentalists.