Q: What is “chamber music”?
Chamber music is performed by 2-9 players and without a conductor. It was originally meant to be played by family and friends in small rooms or "chambers." Astraios keeps this tradition alive by introducing you to our great musicians and by involving you in our concerts. Serious music, serious fun.
Q: How do you pronounce “Astraios?”
A: Uh-STRY-ohs. Astraios was the Greek father of the four winds. His name translates to “Dawn of the Stars.”
Q: What do I wear to an Astraios concert?
A: Be comfortable! Our musicians don’t wear tuxedos and ballgowns, and you don’t have to either.
Q: What kind of activities will be included in my Astraios concert?
A: The short answer is, you never know! We plan our activities around the musical program, but if you watch our Facebook page we’ll provide you with details leading up to the concerts.
Q: What if I don’t want to participate in the activities?
A: You certainly don’t have to! Feel free to sit back and enjoy the music.
Q: How long do Astraios concerts last?
A: Usually about an hour and 15 to an hour and 20 minutes. Our concerts are performed without intermission.
Q: When do I clap?
A: Tradition says to clap at the end of a complete piece. So if a piece has several smaller parts, or movements, wait until all the movements have finished.
Q: What if I have questions about the music?
A: We love questions! Astraios hosts a post-concert reception after every performance specifically so you can ask as many questions as you’d like.
Q: How can I bring Astraios to my church/community center/business?
A: Please contact Ruth Ann Ritchie at 469-521-9577 for more information.
Q: Can I hire musicians to perform at my wedding/corporate event/cocktail party?
A: Some of our musicians are available for outside events. Please contact Ruth Ann Ritchie at 469-521-9577 for more information.
Serious Music, Serious Fun