For Middle and High School Students
Don’t miss the opportunity to go behind the scenes and watch The Philadelphia Orchestra at work in rehearsal, where students have the opportunity to observe first-hand the artistic collaboration between world-class musicians and conductors. Open Rehearsals begin promptly and include a 20-minute break. If necessary, groups may leave during this intermission, which occurs approximately one hour into the rehearsal.
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Open Rehearsals for Students are supported by the Annenberg Foundation.
2019–20 Philadelphia Orchestra Open Rehearsals for Students
Group registration is now open:
All Open Rehearsals occur at Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
Elgar’s “Enigma” Variations
February 27 10:30 AM – 1 PM
Edward Gardner Conductor
Paul Jacobs Organ
Britten Sinfonia da Requiem
Daugherty Once Upon a Castle, for organ and orchestra
Elgar “Enigma” Variations
BeethovenNOW: Symphonies 5 & 6
March 12 10:30 AM – 1 PM SOLD OUT
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Habibi Work in Dialogue with Beethoven (world premiere—Philadelphia Orchestra commission)
Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”)
Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich
April 30 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Tugan Sokhiev Conductor
Lukas Geniušas Piano
Firsova The Garden of Dreams: Hommage to Shostakovich
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
Open Rehearsal Policies
School groups will be limited to reservations at only one Open Rehearsal per season. Any requests for reservations at additional rehearsals should be communicated to [email protected] and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
If your group cannot make its scheduled rehearsal, please contact the Orchestra at [email protected] as soon as possible, so that your seats can be released to groups on the waiting list. Failure to notify the Orchestra of your cancellation prior to the Open Rehearsal may jeopardize your schools’ ability to attend open rehearsals in the following season.
Program notes may be found on our website typically one week prior to the start of the concert series. Use these resources in the classroom to supplement music history, literacy, and general curriculum materials.