Frequently Asked Questions



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Tickets
How do I order tickets?
What are your box office hours?
What is a subscription?
When do single tickets go on sale?
What are the best seats?
What happens if my schedule changes and I can’t attend?
What if I lose my tickets?
GETTING THERE
When should I arrive?
How do I get to the concert venue, and where do I park?
Can you suggest any restaurants near the venue?
AT THE PERFORMANCE
What happens if I’m late?
Are seats reserved?
How do I find my seats?
What if I’m in a wheelchair or need special accommodations?
May I leave my cell phone on in case someone needs to reach me?
When should I applaud?
Where are restrooms and telephones located?
How long is a typical concert?
GENERAL INFORMATION
Where do you perform?
How can I get a brochure describing the concert season?
What are your box office hours?
May I bring my child?
Do you play only baroque music?
How can I learn more about the music before going to the concert?
Tickets
How do I order tickets?

You can buy tickets online or call our Box Office at 312.551.1414.

What are your box office hours?

Music of the Baroque’s Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM. Call 312.551.1414.

What is a subscription?

A subscription is three or more concerts in a season… the most cost-effective way to ensure you have a seat for Music of the Baroque performances. Quite simply, subscribers get the best seats at the best price (purchasing single tickets costs up to 37 percent more than subscribing). Subscribers also receive preferred seating, special offers, and free ticket exchange privileges. For more information about subscriptions, call the Box Office at 312.551.1414.

When do single tickets go on sale?

Single tickets for the upcoming season go on sale August 1. During the season, single tickets can be purchased at any time.

What are the best seats?

Different people have different opinions about what are the best seats. Some prefer balcony seats, for instance, and others prefer seats on the main floor. Some prefer to be closer to the stage, while others prefer to sit further back. If you have special requests, please note them when you purchase your tickets. All Music of the Baroque performance venues have wonderful acoustics.

What happens if my schedule changes and I can’t attend?

If you are unable to attend a concert, please let us know as soon as possible. Our performances are often sold out and letting us know you can't be there increases the likelihood that another classical music lover will be able to attend. Please don't let your tickets go unused.

Subscribers unable to attend a performance can exchange their tickets for any other performance in the season for which seats are still available. The exchange is free unless they are exchanging the tickets for a higher seat category. Call the Box Office at 312.551.1414 and have your tickets ready. Exchange requests are accepted until 5 PM on the last business day before the concert. Please note that if a performance is sold out, we may be unable to fulfill your request.

If you are unable to exchange your tickets, you may donate them to our Box Office for resale; a receipt for the value of the tickets will be provided by mail as a tax-deductible donation to Music of the Baroque. Although we appreciate donations far in advance of the concerts, we will accept returned tickets by phone as late as 15 minutes before a concert. Just leave a voicemail message with your name and seat locations for the Box Office at 312.551.1414. Don't worry, we'll retrieve it before the concert starts.

What if I lose my tickets?

If you lose your tickets, simply call the Box Office and new tickets will be printed and mailed to you. If it’s too late to mail tickets, they can be reissued and picked up at the performance. Even if you forget to bring your tickets to the concert, the Box Office can check your record and reissue your tickets.

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Getting There
When should I arrive?

Allow enough time for travel, parking, picking up or purchasing tickets, and getting into your seat before the concert is scheduled to begin. The box office opens one hour before the concert, and the concert hall doors open one half hour before the concert.

How do I get to the concert venue, and where do I park?

Public transportation, driving and parking information is listed for all performance venues.

Can you suggest any restaurants near the venue?

Some restaurants near the performance venues are listed. Before a concert please allow plenty of time to enjoy your dinner in an unrushed manner.

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At the Performance
What happens if I’m late?

Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management, usually at the first appropriate pause in the program. Please note that the seating break for some performances may not occur until intermission.

Are seats reserved?

Yes. All seats are numbered and reserved, including those in churches.

How do I find my seats?

Ushers will assist you in finding your seats.

What if I’m in a wheelchair or need special accommodations?

All Music of the Baroque performance venues are accessible. As facilities vary from location to location, please request assistance from the Box Office when ordering to ensure the most comfortable seating.

May I leave my cell phone on in case someone needs to reach me?

Out of respect for the audience and performers, all electronic devices with ringers or alarms must be turned off during the performances.

When should I applaud?

Many classical works have three or more movements or sections. Applause is customary after the completion of the last movement of each work. If you are unsure, you can wait for the rest of the audience to clap before you join in.

Where are restrooms and telephones located?

The locations of restrooms and telephones are listed on the last page of concert program books.

How long is a typical concert?

Most Music of the Baroque concerts are approximately two hours in length, including a 15-minute intermission. Concerts containing a single work may be performed without intermission.

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General Information
Where do you perform?

Music of the Baroque has several performance venues: the Harris Theater in Millennium Park, the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie and the First Presbyterian Church in Evanston. Holiday concerts are performed in several city and suburban churches.

How can I get a brochure describing the concert season?

You can request a brochure by calling our Box Office at 312.551.1414 or emailing your request to .

What are your box office hours?

Music of the Baroque’s Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM. Call 312.551.1414.

May I bring my child?

Children eight years old or older are welcome at Music of the Baroque concerts.

Do you play only baroque music?

Most of the music performed by Music of the Baroque was written during the Baroque and early Classical eras; however, earlier works and later music are also programmed.

How can I learn more about Baroque music?

You can learn about the Baroque period, the music and its composers, plus much more, by exploring this website. In addition to articles and recommended recordings, you can read program notes for upcoming performances and listen to interviews with the conductors and musicians. Music of the Baroque also hosts a pre-concert lecture for most performances. Presented by classical music experts, Carl Grapentine, Daniel Maki, and Peter Van De Graaff, these lectures are an excellent way to gain insight into the performance and enhance your concert experience.

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