As a concert goer, what is proper etiquette?
Generally, it is helpful to use one’s best judgment when attending a CCGS event in order to politely participate. It is important that any electronic devices that could possibly cause a disturbance during an event is shut off (e.g., cell phones, tablets). Beside electronic devices, it is also important to avoid causing noise from things like candy wrappers. Coughing and other noise that is unavoidable is best reserved for the time in between pieces or during intermission if possible. Food and beverages should never be brought into the concert hall.
At any classical music concert there are proper times to applaud. Clapping is welcome after every piece performed in a concert, however new audience members might confuse the end of a piece with a movement (part of a larger work). If a piece has roman numerals listed below it in the program, then clapping should not take place until after the final movement, or roman numeral.