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Plan Your Evening
Parking at Christ United Methodist Church is free.
Parking in the University Center Parking Garage is included in the price of your symphony tickets. When you enter the garage, you will have the push the button and get a ticket, but when the concert is over and you are leaving, the gates will be open and you simply exit. There is no need to pay or wait in line!
Learn more about the music at our FREE pre-concert talks hosted by Ann Thompson, a delightfully informative and charming lecturer. As Houston’s popular opera lecturer since 1975, Ann Thompson wants everyone to enjoy his/her visit to the symphony and get the most out of the experience. This 30-minute presentation will be offered at each of our 5 subscription performances, starting 1 hour before concert time in the Rudder Theatre Complex. Come early to get your seat, these popular lectures have been filling up to standing room only! No reservations required.
Immediately following the BVSO subscription concerts, won’t you join us for dinner? Social hour with complimentary appetizers provided by Napa Flats . Have the opportunity to continue your exquisite evening at the symphony by socializing with Maestro Marcelo Bussiki, Guest Artist(s) of the performance, as well as other Symphony patrons. Meet new people or have fun with those you already know. All are welcome. Add drinks and dinner on your own if you choose. No RSVP required with the symphony for the social hour, BUT you may want to make a reservation at the restaurant to ensure your table dinner if you wish to stay and have a meal.
New to the Symphony?
Please visit our FAQ Page for hints, tips and answers to all your Frequently Asked Questions.
What to do in the Brazos Valley
Looking for other things to do in the Brazos Valley as you come in town for a BVSO performance? Visit the BCS Convention & Visitor’s Bureau for lots of ideas! experiencebcs.com
Find a Hotel
Find a Hotel at experiencebcs.com. The Bryan-College Station Convention & Visitors Bureau website can help you plan your trip: from where to stay, to where to eat, to where to meet! The Stella Hotel is the Official Hotel of the BVSO.