"Casual Fridays" -a young-audience initiative designed to make concerts more affordable
Casual Fridays Returns for the 2018-19 Season.
ConcertCue presents contextual program notes and images on concert-goers' mobile devices in real-time during the musical performance.
Andris Nelsons, conductor
HAYDN - Symphony No. 93
ELGAR - Enigma Variations
Opening the program is Haydn's Symphony No. 93, one of the first of the group of bold, innovative symphonies he wrote for performance in London during his visits there in the early 1790s. The English composer Edward Elgar's tour-de-force of orchestral and expressive imagination, the Enigma Variations, is a series of widely varied portraits of his friends via transformations of a common musical theme.
ConcertCue is a mobile web application that streams synchronized program notes during a live musical performance. These program notes include text, images, and other rich media, precisely timed to important events in the music itself. The goal is to help audience members better appreciate and understand the music they hear. ConcertCue will be available in the Conductor Cam seating areas only.
All performances in the "Casual Fridays" series includes a free pre-concert reception for all concert-goers and an opportunity for audience members to hear directly from conductors and musicians from the Symphony Hall stage. This series also encourages both concert-goers and orchestra members to wear their favorite casual attire to Symphony Hall.
Also featured pre-concert is a mini-instrument playground. Come try out a variety of orchestral instruments with the help of BSO volunteers.
Ticket-holders are invited to attend a post-concert gathering in Higginson Hall to mingle and share their concert experiences in a relaxed setting with live music, snacks, and a cash bar.
"Casual Fridays" are among the lowest-priced performances each season, with tickets ranging from $25 to $45.