2021-22 Safety policies & procedures
We look forward to welcoming you to the Bradley Symphony Center for live Concerts for Schools performances in 2021.22!
The safety of our audiences, musicians, and staff will always be our first priority. Safety measures such as masking and social distancing will be put in place based on CDC and state and local health department guidelines. Policies and procedures will be clearly communicated on our website and in pre-concert preparation materials. Concert capacity may also be affected.
We also plan to offer a streaming option for 2021.22 for those schools unable to attend in person. More details will be announced in the coming months.
We appreciate the continued support and patience of our patrons and community during this time and we remain committed to keeping you informed and serving you with flexibility and empathy as we navigate these changes together. You can contact us any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- How do I receive tickets for MSO Education concerts?
- What is the deadline for reservation adjustments?
- How long do MSO Education Concerts last?
- Can I take photos or videos at concerts?
- When do I applaud?
- Do students need to “prepare” for Youth/Music for Me! Concerts in order to appreciate the music?
- What is the MSO weather policy?
- What is the MSO refund policy?
- What if I have concertgoers requiring accessible seating?
- Where can I get more information if I can’t find my answer on www.mso.org?
Physical tickets are not used for education concerts. Groups should arrive at their assigned bus or car drop off to be directed to the proper entrance for the performance venue. Ushers will guide groups to their seats once inside the hall.
* Bus or car instructions and other concert details will be mailed to the contact person approximately three weeks prior to the concert date*
Reductions will only be accepted up to three weeks prior to the concert date. Additional seats may be added up to 48 hours prior to the concert, space permitting. All orders must be received no later than 48 hours prior to the concert.
The following time estimates can be used as a guide when preparing for a MSO Education concert.
- Youth Series-45 minutes
- Music for Me!-40 minutes
- Teen Series-50 minutes
Please be advised that photographs of MSO musicians onstage are not allowed. Video and audio recordings of any kind are not allowed during performances.
We love students’ enthusiastic applause! It is encouraged at the conclusion of each musical selection and at the end of the concert. Please be sure to wait until the conductor has lowered his/her arms.
While students can enjoy the concert without any preparation, their experience will be enhanced with a better understanding of the music. A Teacher Resource Guide and digital playlist is created for all Youth, Music for Me!, and Teen concerts to aid in the students’ preparation for the concert. Key background information and activities for all of the featured musical selections and their composers are provided. Additionally, several in-depth lesson plans are created and provided for select pieces on the concert. A link to the digital Teacher Resource Guide is emailed to the primary contact approximately six weeks prior to the concert. The guides are also uploaded to the corresponding concerts webpage found at mso.org. Instructions on how to access the digital playlist are included in the Teacher Resource Guide.
School programs and student performances will be canceled due to weather upon the closing of a majority of the surrounding school districts. Schools will be notified by a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Education staff in advance of the scheduled program. Every effort will be made to reschedule performances for schools missing a program due to weather.
Refunds are not possible for cancellations made within three weeks of the performance date, or for absences at concerts. If weather conditions prevent your school from attending a concert, the MSO’s Education staff will make every effort to reschedule. All programs are subject to change.
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to making sure each patron is equipped to enjoy the concert to the fullest. Please notify the MSO Education Department of any accessible seating needs prior to your concert. A three week notice is preferred to ensure all accommodations can be made.
Where can I get more information if I can’t find my answer on www.mso.org?
For more information on education events and programs contact the MSO Education Department by phone at 414.226.7886 or email at email@example.com.