Symphoria is proud to continue providing beautiful music to Central New York! Our season started on September 23, and our plan is to provide music for you on every day we have a concert scheduled. So far, we’ve been able to keep our promise!
We’ve been closely following state guidelines for reopening and the most up-to-date health news. Since September, all concerts have been live-streamed from Inspiration Hall with no in-person audiences. All concerts will be livestreamed until the end of the season in May.
This means the orchestra will perform on stage (socially distanced and using health department-reviewed precautions) without an audience, and you will be able to access the concert from home. This isn’t the way any of us are used to sharing music, and it’s what we need to do right now to keep everyone safe and able to share the best Symphoria experience possible.
What does this mean for you?
1. Any subscribers with assigned seats, single ticket buyers, and Symphoria Unlimited Subscribers will receive the link to view the concert the week before the event. We will be broadcasting using the Vimeo platform, and you can learn more about best ways to access and listen to our concerts in the coming days on our website.
2. Single tickets and subscriptions to live-stream concerts will be sold for all events. Live-stream tickets are $20 for individuals and $35 for families, and Symphoria Unlimited subscriptions, which provide access to all Symphoria concerts, begin at $19.99/month.
3. We will have online content and virtual events leading up to each concert. Make sure to check us out on Facebook and Instagram!
We all have a lot of questions about this season. Here’s what we know right now:
How do I watch the live-stream concert?
Take a few minutes to create a free account on Vimeo. Then, check out our how-to-watch guide on our website. You must purchase a ticket or subscription to view Symphoria concerts. If you have questions about creating a Vimeo account, give us a call at 315-299-5598.
I already purchased tickets and I don’t want to watch live-stream concert. What are my options?
First, we ask that you give live-streaming a try, if at all possible. We are here to help you every step of the way, so feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 315-299-5598 for assistance. If you don’t like it or have any issues, please call our Box Office the Monday morning after the concert.
I understand that playing for a live audience isn’t possible right now, but this just isn’t the same. What can I do to have a better at-home experience?
We get it. Here are some things other patrons are doing:
- Start a Symphoria Supper Club, and invite a friend or two over to enjoy refreshments before and during the concert, and enjoy watching your favorite orchestra with friends if you feel safe being in a socially-distanced group of 4, 6, or 8!
- Grab a glass of your favorite concert beverage to enjoy. The good news is you can skip the lines at the lobby bars!
- Dim the lights when Symphoria tunes, the same as what we do at the Civic Center at concert time.
- Check out our how-to guide on connecting your laptop to your television using an HDMI cord. There are also several ways to use your Smart TV to access the concert directly on your TV. This will be posted on our website in the coming days.
- Attend the pre-concert talk via the live-stream beginning at 6:45.
I don’t want to watch at the scheduled time. Can I purchase a ticket and watch later?
Not yet. It’s important to us that we preserve the shared experience of a live concert, even if we’re not in the concert hall together, just like we used to tune in to The Wonderful World of Disney when we were kids.