Timepoint Concerts 101
If you are reading this hopefully you will be joining us for a concert in the near future. Or maybe you are just interested in the experience of a new music concert. We care a great deal about building a community around what we do. This means that if you are a seasoned concert goer, or are about to attend your very first one we want everyone to have a great experience and ultimately come back again. We also know that how we tend to do concerts is not the normal concert hall affair. Below is a list of common questions, don’t see yours? Send us a message and we will answer it, and even may add it to the list below.
+ Where do you perform, exactly?
We have concerts in various venues. It all depends if we are putting on the show or if we are part of someone else's program. Often you will find us at Doherty hall, which is down by the Stampede grounds. Every concert we make sure the address and the "Getting Here" section has all that information.
+ Can I reserve a specific seat?
We don't do reserved seating or tickets at various prices. As we perform in smaller venues usually without a raised stage anywhere you sit you will get full exposure to the performance.
+ How much are tickets?
Timepoint has a "pay what you want" price for advanced sales. If you plan to buy them at the door they are $10 for students and $20 for general.
+ What do I wear?
Our concerts are on the more casual side. More than anything we want people to be comfortable while they are at the concert. If that means full formal, or sweatpants and a jersey, wear what will make you most comfortable.
+ How long is a typical concert?
Our concerts usually fall in the 80 - 100 minute range, including the intermission(s). Often we will have two shorter intermissions instead of one long one.
+ Is there parking?
When our shows are at Doherty Hall there is ample parking around the venue both right outside the hall and in the immediate area around it.
+ When do I applaud?
The typical concert answer is after the work is completed, which is a byproduct of concert culture from the mid 20th century. For the seasoned concert goer this is obvious, for people just beginning their concert journey it can be a strange and somewhat confusing ritual that is being followed.
For us, our policy is simple: if you have a reaction to the music that makes you want to applaud, do it. Don't feel forced to applaud after a work, sometimes you hear a work that leaves you wanting to sit in the silence, feel free to do that. We don't mind, we also like that as well.
+ What about my phone?
Here is another place we are different from the norm. We know phones are a big part of our daily life, and that people love to share experiences they are having with others. So take a selfie, check in, etc. What we don't like is when phones are going off all the time. So throw it into silent mode, and just try to be considerate to those around you. That is it.
+ New music is weird right? How do I know if I will like the concert?
New music can be "weird." We always tell people you are allowed to not like what you hear, come talk with one of us after the show about it as well. If you loved it, or hated it.
To get ready, we have a monthly playlist on spotify that explores some of the upcoming composers we will be performing so have a listen there. We also release our program notes in advance online so you can have a read about what is being performed.