The tradition of orchestra musicians wearing formal clothes started centuries ago, when they performed as servants in royal houses. Today, it’s more about dressing similarly, so that their clothes don’t distract from the music. For classical performances, you’ll still see more formal gear – but for pop concerts, you’ll see more casual wear.
In terms of audience members – some like to dress up for our concerts, but plenty of others wear jeans and t-shirts. We don’t care what you wear – we just want you to have fun!