Sunday, December 31, 2006

Bringing Children

The Chapel at Good Shepherd Center is an all-ages venue, and we want young people who attend Wayward Music events to feel welcome here. But parents should keep in mind that not all of our concerts are suitable for young children. Much of the music we present is very quiet, or very loud, and quite abstract; sometimes it goes on for a very long time without a break.

We appreciate that parents want to expose their kids to more adventurous music, but often find that the little ones don't have the understanding or stamina to enjoy it, and may disrupt the listening experience of others. So before bringing children to a concert here, please consider: Would you feel confident taking them to the symphony or a chamber music concert? If not, this might not be appropriate for them. If you do decide to bring them, we suggest sitting on an aisle or near the rear exit so you can leave easily if they become noisy or fidgety. If you need a quiet place to nurse or be with your child, please let the box office person know and we will be happy to accommodate you.

Thank you for your consideration.

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