Never been a music fan; I listen to silence 85% of the time.
When I do though, it’s top 40, house or classical.
Exploring a Fair # 5/80 aired September 2007
I think hearing classical played live is good for you, in a ‘vibrations & frequencies‘ way.
This was intermission, see? No black tie.
Not sure why the symphony has that reputation. From what I saw, no jeans or jogging pants, and otherwise you’re fine.
TSO, I have an idea: designate a section ‘screen friendly’. All sound is prohibited obviously, but the etiquette could be, “it’s okay to use your laptop/phone to work quietly in this area”.
Because maybe there’s more people like me, who would love to sit and write/blog/work, while listening to the orchestra.
And to be sitting quietly and daydreaming
with 2,600 other people, I love it.
I went by myself. I bought the cheapest ticket ($29) at the last minute, which meant no one was behind me, or 3 seats on either side, NICE.
Pro-tip #1 – use your CAA card to receive 20% off
The math is: $29 -20% = $23
Doesn’t matter to be in the nosebleeds, the acoustics are great, and you’re not missing much without a closeup view. Here’s the TSO concert schedule, and here’s CAA’s LifeSide Assistance discount details. Click here for a full list of CAA partners; their reach might surprise you, it did me.
Don’t feel bad about leaving at intermission, I didn’t.
Pro-tip #2 – take the subway
The parking around the concert hall is finite and expensive, the price of the ticket, at least.
Out-of-towners, it’s easy:
Take the VIA or GO train > Union Station > off train, walk underneath the street, onto subway > 1 stop > off at St. Andrews > follow the signs on the wall to Roy Thompson Hall
(this post has been brought to you by CAA)
PS – Points for an aesthetically pleasing title.