FAQs

What is Chamber Music?

Chamber music is instrumental music performed by a small ensemble with one player per part. Ensembles can be composed of any variety of wind or string instruments and include duos, trios, quartets, quintets, and sextets. The majority of chamber music ensembles do not use a conductor.

When should I arrive?

Since all tickets are General Admission, it is often best to arrive early (although there are no bad seats in Gates Concert Hall). Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert and close once the music begins. Ushers will seat latecomers between movements. The doors will reopen during intermission.

What happens if I am late to a concert?

If you are late to a concert, you will be seated by an usher between movements or after the completion of the first piece.  Likewise, patrons who leave the hall during the performance will be seated between movements or following the completion of a piece.

Are drinks or food available for purchase at the concert?

Yes, they are available before the concert and during intermission. Snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, and water are available for purchase.

How long do the concerts last?

Most events run about two hours with one intermission.

Are there CDs available for purchase?

Yes, the performers often sell their CDs after the concert (cash is preferred), with artists typically autographing purchased CDs following the concert.

How should I dress?

Business attire is the norm. However, this is Denver so you will see a variety of attire, from blue jeans to high heels and pearls.

When should I applaud during the performance?

Please do not clap between movements; it is typical to hold your applause until the end of each work. You can check your program before or during the performance so you’ll know how many movements to expect. Enthusiastic applause is welcome following the end of each concert -- often bringing the artists back for an encore!

Where should I park?

Parking is available in the adjacent garage just south of the Newman Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Denver Campus. The garage is located at corner of University Blvd. and Wesley Ave., with the entrance off Wesley. The University of Denver charges a reasonable event parking fee of $8.00.
CAUTION: Parking in the neighborhood is not advised, as most side streets have a one-hour parking limit.

I have tickets to a concert and recently found out I won’t be able to attend. What can I do?

Our concerts are generally sold out and we have a waiting list of people who would like to attend performances. So, it’s helpful if you can notify us that you are unable to attend. Please let us know as soon as possible, either by email at returns@friendsofchambermusic.comor phone at 303-388-9839. The value of the returned ticket(s) may qualify as a tax-deductible donation.

Can I bring in my cell phone in case I get an important call during the performance?

Please do not take or make calls or text messages during the performance; it is very distracting to others, even if the phone is in silent mode. Please turn off ALL electronic devices, including watch alarms. Taking photos, either with a camera or phone, is also not allowed.

What can I do if I’ve lost my ticket?

We are happy to replace lost tickets. Please call 303-388-9839 or arrive a few minutes early and stop by the ticket table prior to the concert to get another ticket.

I understand your Chamber Series concerts are sold out to subscribers. How can I obtain a ticket?

We always have returned tickets available for sale 30 minutes before the concert at the ticket table in the Newman Center lobby. If you would like to be on the wait list for returned tickets, please call 303-388-9839 or email tickets@friendsofchambermusic.com no later than the Monday before the concert. You can also check in at the ticket table in the lobby 30 minutes prior to the concert.

 

 

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