Plan Your Visit Get the best out of your evening at the Symphony

The Salisbury Symphony Orchestra is a professional symphony orchestra home-based in Salisbury, North Carolina.

The Salisbury Symphony Orchestra consists of forty-five to ninety musicians that perform five to seven concerts annually, typically in Keppel Auditorium on the Catawba College campus or Varick Auditorium on the Livingstone College campus.

We perform a large variety of repertoire from early classical works to recent pops selections, often with guest soloists and performers of note from all over the world.

What to expect at a Symphony Concert

Many times, those new to attending symphony performances are nervous about attending concerts because they don’t know what to expect in terms of concert etiquette, and they may have heard that it is kind of “stuffy” with lots of rules. Relax! Classical music isn’t as intimidating as you might think. Use the tips on this page as a starting point to help you fully experience the wonderful classical music performed by the Salisbury Symphony, whether it is your first time attending an orchestral concert or you are a seasoned concert-goer.

Our performers will generally be in formal attire, unless we are having a special themed event such as our collaborations with country or folk musicians or some other themed program. HOWEVER, as an audience member you can wear whatever is comfortable for you! A good guide might be your personal dress code for dinner with friends, or “smart casual.” But you will probably see other concert-goers in everything from relatively dressy attire to a T-shirt and jeans, so you can feel comfortable wearing just about anything in this range. If you wear a hat, don’t forget to remove it during the performance so as not to block anyone’s view of the stage.