Jewel-toned colors are like ruby red, sapphire blue, emerald green. Colors like these will show up very nicely in your setting.
I think I have the red and the green one! I'll try them one day! thanks!
Regarding tuxedos: I attend many Sunday afternoon piano concerts by mainstream performers like Kissin, Hamelin, Schiff, Pollini, etc. and mostly these men do not wear tuxedos but just a rather plain dark suit, so it's slightly more casual. Saturday night performances usually call for the more formal dress like tuxedo - and after all, since I am spending tons of money to attend those concerts, it's nice to see that the performer bothers to dress up!
I understand your point. but we should pay for their music, and not the way they appear. there are lots of rich families which attend concerts in formal clothes here in Brazil. I think it has nothing to do with the spontaneity of the music itself. I usually go to the concert in jeans!
as I'm a kind of musician myself, I don't care about it. going to the concert hall should be a spontaneous thing, not a "big event". and I'd like classical music to be more popular also.
but you're a woman. I girl friend of mine always cared a lot about clothing when going to a concert hall. maybe it's a woman thing. hehe