6 Reasons to Take a Fall Trip to the Symphony
Photo credit: Jen Doerksen
Ah, fall. It’s finally here. After a muggy Manitoba summer, the best antidote is cool evenings, crisp leaves under your feet, a spiced drink in your hand, and the beginning of symphony season.
While we try our best to bring you the symphony all year round, there’s something magical about the beginning of the season that you just can’t miss. Here are our top reasons for coming to visit us this fall.
It’s temperature controlled. Sweater weather is great, but sometimes, those windy nights prove too cold for the corn maze. The Centennial Concert Hall is always the perfect temperature to shed your jacket and enjoy a night of musical entertainment.
It’s self-care. When’s the last time you focused on just one thing? Modern life demands that we multitask and look at screens all day, even when relaxing. Going to a WSO show means you can let your eyes settle on the stage, sit back, relax, and not worry about a thing.
It’s affordable. Regular symphony tickets start at just $25 for all shows. If you’re between 15-30 years old or a full-time student, you’re eligible for Soundcheck and can get tickets starting at $15 or $85 for the whole season!
There’s no dress up expectations. You don’t have to wear a ball gown or tuxedo when you’re at the symphony. It’s fun to dress up, and if that’s what you like, we welcome it! But we equally welcome jeans and sweaters. It’s your concert experience, and you should be comfortable.
Make it a date night. The Concert Hall is located in the east Exchange District and there are no shortage of awesome places within walking distance for a pre-show dinner or after-show drinks. Or, make it even easier with our Dinner & A Symphony packages, where you can dine on the Piano Nobile with an incredible themed meal catered by Bergmann’s on Lombard!
There’s something for everyone. Really. If Beethoven and Mozart aren’t your thing (you should give them a try!), this season is also packed with movies, dance, world-class performers, and even shows specially designed for kids.
The real question here is: how many shows can you fit into your schedule? Just a sample of what’s coming up this fall: The Rite of Spring, Casablanca with Live Orchestra, Disney in Concert: A Silly Symphony Celebration, and An Evening of Mozart with Tracy Dahl. See you at the symphony!