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Frequent Questions

  1. I don’t know much about classical music. Isn’t it boring? Will I be able to understand and appreciate what’s being played?

    Boring? Hardly! This is LIVE music played by professional musicians in a beautiful concert hall. We play exciting, romantic and entertaining music with the power to move you. Orchestral music captures emotion like nothing else. That’s why it is used in soundtracks from movies, to cartoons to video games. It’s the soundtrack of your life! One thing’s for sure: You don’t need a degree in music to understand passion.

  2. Will I have to dress up?

    Some people dress up a little if they’re trying to impress a date. Some wear what they’d wear to church. Others come in their jeans or even leather motorcycle pants. Bottom line: Come as you are. We want you to be comfortable and remember: The most important thing is how the music sounds, not how the audience looks.

  3. Will I know anybody there?

    Probably. We have all kinds of folks in our audience from all walks of life. You might see a friend from your neighborhood, your favorite local celebrity or even your high school sweetheart at our concerts!

  4. Will I feel strange coming to a performance alone?

    Not at all. On any given night, we have at least fifty people attending on their own. Maybe you’ll meet the next Mr./Ms. Right or at least a new friend with the same interests as you. As symphony goers, you already have something in common!

  5. How will I know when to clap?

    Some pieces are broken up into different sections with no clapping in between but we always say so in the program. Just watch the people around you and when in doubt, clap! Our musicians are playing their hearts out for you, and your applause means everything.

  6. Will I be safe and comfortable?

    Absolutely. You’ll arrive at a well-lighted theater staffed with volunteer ushers inside and out. We’ll make sure you find your seat and answer any questions you have.

  7. Is it difficult to buy tickets?

    Nope. It’s easy. Tickets are available online. Just click on the menu tab called “Tickets”, or click here. Otherwise, you can still order tickets the old-fashioned way by calling 816-233-7701 or stopping by our office at 120 South 8th Street in St. Joseph. We’re open from 10 to 4 pm every weekday. The Missouri Theater Box Office opens one hour before showtime.

  8. Will it cost too much?

    We do all that we can to keep ticket prices affordable. Special group rates and student discounts are available. Please call the office if you have any questions or concerns 816-233-7701. We want you to join us for an orchestral experience; again and again!

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