Our Espresso concerts are a little different than our Classics series. Rather than a prescribed (formal) dress code, concert attire is either discussed at the first rehearsal or via email prior to the first rehearsal (depending on the schedule). Most often, men wear solid-colored, button-down shirts (not matching) with dark pants, and women wear something comparable. However, each show is unique, and the musicians work together with the Artistic Director to create a suitable mood/atmosphere.
There are, of course, a few practical restrictions (below), but for the most part, musicians are encouraged to bring their personalities to the fore!
Restrictions (most concerts):
NO tuxedos/white tie & tails
NO concert black
NO formal, stuffy nonsense - these concerts are supposed to be fun!
Restrictions (all concerts):
No sandals, sneakers or other informal footwear, no open toe shoes or sandals.
No flashy jewelry (metal jewelry is particularly distracting due to stage lighting).
No alarm/beeper watches, cell phones or pagers; all cell phone ringers and alarms on watches and will be turned off during rehearsals and concerts.
PLEASE refrain from the use of perfumes, colognes, aftershaves, hairsprays or other heavily scented products in order that neighboring Musicians may play in comfort, and without allergic reactions.