Most concerts last approximately 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission. Any significant exceptions to this will be noted on the individual concert page on our web site. Each performance is divided into two parts with an intermission in the middle.
Generally, you clap only after a piece is finished. For example, if you’re listening to Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, which has four movements, it is generally considered appropriate to only clap after the last movement. You can look at your program book to find out how many movements a piece has. Usually, there is a short pause between movements although sometimes there is no discernible gap. If you’re unsure, you’ll know the piece is over when Maestro Confessore turns around to face the audience. However, even though the norm is to remain quiet between movements, if you are moved to clap after a particularly exciting movement, feel free to clap away!