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What to Expect

Dress Code

There is no dress code for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. While some audience members do choose to dress up for concerts, please dress in a way that is comfortable for you. In consideration of those seated near you, please use fragrances sparingly.

MasterWorks Prelude

Music Director Elizabeth Schulze shares information on featured composers and works during Prelude, a half-hour presentation that will enhance your enjoyment and appreciation of the concert to follow. Prelude begins one hour prior to each Masterworks performance and is free to ticket holders.

Late Arrivals

If you arrive after the concert has begun, you will be asked to wait in the back of the Theatre until ushers can seat you during an appropriate break in the program.


Please be considerate of others by minimizing noise that may be disruptive during the performance. Please silence your cell phones. You may be asked to remove any disruptive children that accompany you. It is appropriate to excuse yourself if you experience a prolonged bout of coughing or sneezing.


Photography, videotaping, and sound recording are prohibited at all times.

Refreshment Policy

All food and drink, with the exception of bottled water, must be consumed in the lobby.


Smoking is not permitted in The Maryland Theatre.


Due to fire code regulations, all patrons, including infants, are required to have a valid ticket when entering the Theatre.