It seems that concert attire is evolving around this area lately. I play in several orchestras where the only thing that is required is black, without the long lists of musts like bow ties, tails, pantyhose, jackets etc. What is the standard attire in your area? What rules do you have to adhere to in your clothing?
Personally I hope we move further and further away from the standard concert attire as it seems to be a little stuffy. It also makes everything we do as an orchestra seem extremely formal, like standing when the conductor comes on stage, even tuning. I wonder if changing our overall look can somehow create a less formal atmosphere.
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