Wine Down, 5:30 p.m.
Flip your ISO ticket over—you’ll find a 20-percent discount for Tastings: A Wine Experience, a short walk over at the Conrad hotel.
Eat Up, 6:30 p.m.
Downtown bites offer something for every taste. There have been sightings of ISO music director Krzysztof Urbanski, guest performers, and musicians at Fogo de Chao, The Capital Grille, Morton’s, Plat 99, and Adobo Grill.
Behind the Curtain, 7:00 p.m.
One hour before each Classical Series concert, get perspective from musicians, conductors, and guest artists. The pre-concert talk is free to all ticket-holders.
Showtime! 8:00 p.m.
The Classical Series season runs from September 14 (the Opening Night Gala!) to June 12.
Take A Break, 9:00 p.m.
During intermission, explore the Hilbert’s second-floor lobby, where there’s always a new exhibit of local artwork.
Post-Show Pause, 10:00 p.m.
Hit Reverb, a chance to mingle with the musicians in the lobby, after select performances. There’s free wine and beer! Just don’t be shy: “Most musicians love when audience members come up to say hello,” says the ISO’s Jessica DiSanto.
This article appeared in The Ticket, a 2014 special publication.