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Frequently Asked Questions
General
Can I bring food and drink to the concert?

Symphony Belles and Beaux gives out complimentary water at Symphony Concerts. Beverages that are purchased within the McNease Convention Center at cash bars are permitted in the concert hall.  Outside food are beverages are not permitted.

Can I bring my child to the concert? Does my child need a ticket?

The San Angelo Symphony encourages families to attend our concerts and special events. We are proud to offer a multitude of events for families to choose from. Both single and season tickets are available for children 12 and under. Children ages 2 and under do not need a ticket as long as they remain in the lap of an adult. As a reminder for parents, not all events will be best suited for the entire family. For more information, please call the Symphony office at (325) 658-5877.

Do you offer reserve seating?

Currently, we offer VIP seating at the McNease Convention which is an additional $50 per season with a season or subscription ticket.  Upon return to the City Auditorium, the Symphony will resume reserved seating at the same cost. Patrons who reserve a seat will have tickets with seat numbers printed on them. Their seat will be covered with a "reserved" seat cap for identification. All other ticket holders are invited to take a seat in the general admission area. Reserved seating is also available at our April Pops and July 3rd Pops Concerts. For more information, please call the Symphony office at (325) 658-5877.

I missed the concert. Do you have a recording?

The Symphony broadcasts a portion of each Classical concert after it has taken place on KCSA 95.7 FM during a show called "Music with the Maestro". For show dates and times, please contact the Symphony Office at (325) 658-5877.

I'd like to hire the Symphony to perform at my event. How do I go about this?

With the majority of SAS musicians living in other parts of Texas it is difficult to bring them to San Angelo for events outside of the season, but the Symphony does feature special run-out concerts.  It may be possible to request individual musicians for special events.  For more information regarding our run-out concerts or any other questions, please contact the Symphony Office at (325) 658-5877.

What do I wear to the concert?

Church or business attire is recommended, but not required at regular concerts. The attire for the April Pops Concert tends to be more formal while the July Pops Concert is an outdoor event and casual.  For details on attire for Symphony Special Events, please call the Symphony office at (325) 658-5877.

When I go to a concert I am not sure when to applaud. When is it appropriate to applaud?

It is most appropriate to applaud at the end of a piece. Sometimes a musical work may have several sections. If you are ever unsure of when to clap, a good rule of thumb is to wait until the conductor turns to face the audience.

Where can I get tickets?

Tickets are available at the Symphony Office located at 72 West College Ave on the mezzanine level, or even on our website.  We also have ticket outlets located through town that have tickets for sale the week before each concert. Our ticket outlets are currently In Vino Veritas located at 2007 Knickerbocker Road, Elite Physique located at 2802 Southwest Boulevard, Legend Jewelers located at 18 East Concho Avenue, and Blaires Western Wear located at 4230 Sherwood Way.

Where is the City Auditorium?

The City Auditorium is located in City Hall, downtown San Angelo, on 72 W. College. For more information, visit our Venues/Seating Charts website page.

Where is the McNease Convention Center?

The McNease Convention Center is located at 500 Rio Concho in San Angelo. For more information visit our Venues/Seating Charts page.

April Pops
Where is the April Pops Concert?

The April Pops Concert takes place at the Junell Center located on Angelo State University's campus. For more information, visit our Venues/Seating Charts website page.

I have purchased a table at the Pops Concert. Do I need to have a ticket for each of my guests?

Yes, each person sitting at the table will need to have their own concert ticket. Tables and tickets are sold at the Symphony office.  For more information, please call the Symphony office at (325) 658-5877.

July Pops
When is the July Pops Concert?

The July Pops Concert is an annual event held on July 3rd.Gates to the RiverStage open at 12 pm on July 3rd.The Community Band begins at 7pm followed by the San Angelo Symphony and Fireworks at 8:30pm.

When can I put down my blanket and lawn chairs in the RiverStage?

The gates to the RiverStage Park open at 12pm on July 3rd and concert goers are encouraged to lay their blankets out and set up their chairs from 12pm on. Blankets may be secured with items that can easily be removed and do not pose a walking hazard. Every year the San Angelo Symphony Belles and Beaux sell sandbags 4/$1 to help secure your blanket.

Why are there blankets set up prior to the RiverStage gates opening at 12pm?

July Pops Concert Sponsors, City workers, Goodfellow personnel, July Pops Committee Members and various other July Pops volunteers are given permission to set out their blankets before the gates open as a special thank you from the San Angelo Symphony for their countless hours of service and dedication.

How do I get a seat in the Reserved Seating section at the RiverStage?

The Symphony provides a select group of Reserved Seats for purchase on the concrete slab and in the terraced section just behind the slab. Reserved Seat tickets range in price from $10-$25 each.  Tickets may be purchased at the San Angelo Symphony Office. For more information, please call (325) 658-5877.

Where can I park downtown to get to the RiverStage easily?

Free parking is available at the historic Cactus Hotel and the McNease Convention Center. The Symphony provides a free shuttle service running to and from those locations and the RiverStage. The shuttles begin running at 5:30 pm and conclude at 11pm.

Will there be a flyover this year?

Each year the Symphony requests permission for a military flyover. As each year is different, we cannot guarantee the July Pops Concert will feature a flyover.

Can I bring food and drinks to July Pops?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks, including alcoholic beverages. No glass containers will be permitted in the RiverStage area. Concession stands will also be open for your convenience.

Can I bring my dog to July Pops?

Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed at the RiverStage.

What happens if it rains? Is the fireworks show canceled?

While rain in San Angelo during the summer months is not typical, it has been known to shower during our July Pops Concert in years past.  Typically, the concert and fireworks show are unaffected by a light shower.  In the event of severe weather, the concert may be relocated and the fireworks show may be canceled. Please contact the San Angelo Symphony with any weather related questions at 325-658-5877.  

I am not able to make it down to the River Stage for the show. How else can I enjoy the concert?

Have no fear! The San Angelo Symphony's July Pops Concert is broadcast simultaneously on KWFR 101.9 fm and KCSA 95.7 fm for your listening pleasure.

Meet the Maestro
What is Meet the Maestro?

Meet the Maestro is a series of intimate evenings with Maestro Hector Guzman, featuring various guest artists throughout the season.  Guests enjoy wine and specialty food as well as Maestro Guzman's impromtu discussions and live piano demonstarations of the music to be performed at upcoming symphony concerts. 

Where is Meet the Maestro held?

Bentwood Country Club is home of the Symphony's Meet the Maestro events.

Do I need a reservation to attend?

Reservations for these fabulous evenings are required.  For more information, or to make your reservation, please contact the Symphony office at (325) 658-5877 or visit our website at www.sangelosymphony.org

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