The Garde Art Center has two accessible locations where patrons can remain in their wheelchair on the orchestra level. Some orchestra aisle seats are equipped with removable armrests to aid in seating from a wheelchair. The balcony and loge seating areas are not wheelchair accessible. If you have any questions on accessibility for our concerts, please contact the ECSO or Garde Box Offices.
Pre-concert chats are temporarily going to be offered virtually on our Facebook page with our Music Director & Conductor Toshiyuki Shimada moderating discussions with soloists, musicians, and composers. When it is safe to do so, we will resume these in the hall prior to the concerts.
If you’re coming to a concert at the Garde Arts Center, there are several bars throughout the lobby area that offer wine, beer, coffee, and tea. No need to chug your drink like you’re in Animal House. Thanks to our partnership with the Garde, you are allowed to bring drinks to your seat!
We love when you take photos and share it with all your friends on social media. Make sure to tag us @ectsymphony. Please silence your cell phones or other electronic devices during the concert. Audience members may take photographs before and after the concert, as well as during intermission and applause. Please note, however, that photography or recording during the performance is prohibited.
These receptions are also going to be temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Post-concert receptions will also resume when it is safe to do so.
Whether performing at the Garde or elsewhere, you will always find ECSO staff near the information table to answer any questions or provide info you need on the performance or the season. Guest artists who join us at our post concert receptions sell and autograph merchandise at these tables. We love meeting new patrons! Stop by and say hello and tell us your thoughts on your concert experience.