Open Rehearsal Experiences

Bring your ensemble to Music Hall for an encounter with the Orchestra.
Registration for 24/25 Open Rehearsals opens July 2024

The CSO Open Rehearsal & Workshop Experience is designed for middle and high school instrumental ensembles. The experience consists of a pre-rehearsal introduction, attendance at a rehearsal with the CSO in Springer Auditorium, and a unique behind-the-scenes interactive experience.

Price: $600 per group; FREE for Title I schools
Schedule: 9:30 am-12:30 pm or 10:30 am-1:30 pm depending on the Orchestra's rehearsal schedule.
Location: Music Hall
Capacity: up to 200 people per date. Groups may be combined to maximize the number of attendees.

Open Rehearsal Experience opportunities are limited due to the Orchestra's schedule. Requesting an Open Rehearsal Experience does not guarantee attendance. All entrants will be notified no later than August 31, 2024 if they have been selected to attend. After August 31, 2024, dates will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Repertoire and Behind-the-Scenes experiences are subject to change.

23/24 Open Rehearsal Experience Dates

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Bernstein, Price & Copland

9:15-9:30 Arrival

9:30-10:00 Welcome and Introductions

10:00-11:15 CSO Rehearsal

Louis Langreé, conductor

- BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide

- PRICE Symphony No. 1

- COPLAND Lincoln Portrait

- BERNSTEIN Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront

11:15-12:30 Behind the Scenes at Music Hall

Music Hall first opened its doors in 1878. Students will learn about some of the building's history and what goes into making performances a success in a historic building.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Tetzlaff & Tchaikovsky's Fifth

9:15-9:30 Arrival

9:30-10:00 Welcome and Introductions

10:00-11:15 CSO Rehearsal

Gustavo Gimeno, conductor

- BJARNASON I Want to Be Alive – Trilogy for Orchestra; First Part: Echo/Narcissus

- SZYMANOWSKI Violin Concerto No. 1

- TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5

11:15-12:30 CSO Staff Panel Discussion

From social media and community concerts to concert production and livestreams there are many people that work to make each CSO performance a success. Students will hear about some of the many jobs at the CSO and get the chance to talk with and ask questions to CSO employees.

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Springs of Copland & Schumann

9:15-9:30 Arrival

9:30-10:00 Welcome and Introductions

10:00-11:15 CSO Rehearsal

Matthias Pintscher, conductor

- COPLAND Appalachian Spring

- FIGGIS-VIZUETA New Work [World Premiere]

- SCHUMANN Symphony No. 1, Spring

11:15-12:30 New Music Q&A

Discuss bringing a new piece of music to the stage from inspiration all the way through rehearsals and performances. Students engage directly with composer inti figgis-vizueta and pianist Conrad Tao along with CSO Artistic Planning staff. 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Hadelich Performs Brahms

9:15-9:30 Arrival

9:30-10:00 Welcome and Introductions

10:00-11:15 CSO Rehearsal

Louis Langrée, conductor

- HOLLAND New Work [CSO Premiere]

- SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht ("Transfigured Night")

- BRAHMS Violin Concerto

11:15-12:30 Ensemble Skills Workshop

Students work directly with CSO Assistant Conductor Daniel Wiley on musicianship and ensemble skills. Ear training and sight singing are just the starting points for this workshop. No instruments required!

Can't make it to these dates?

Request a Musicians in Schools visit to have your students get up close and personal with the members of the CSO.

Open Rehearsals are Supported By:

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