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Open Rehearsals for Students

 

Experience The Philadelphia Orchestra like never before!


For High School and College Students

Don’t miss the opportunity to go behind the scenes and watch The Philadelphia Orchestra at work in rehearsal. Students observe first-hand the artistic collaboration between world-class musicians and conductors. Open Rehearsals begin promptly at 10:30 AM, end at 1:00 PM, and include a 20-minute break. If necessary, groups may leave during this intermission, which occurs approximately one hour into the rehearsal.

Open Rehearsals for Students are supported by the Annenberg Foundation.

Pre-Rehearsal Conversation

Enrich this educational experience by attending a Pre-Rehearsal Conversation with one of the artists involved in the rehearsal. These half-hour talks begin at 9:45 AM and provide valuable insight and a personal connection to the music. Held in the Kimmel Center’s Rendell Room, the Pre-Rehearsal Conversation is limited to 150 participants.

2017-18 Philadelphia Orchestra Open Rehearsals for Students

All Open Rehearsals occur at Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

Reserve Seats

 

 

Marsalis and The Planets

Thursday, November 2, 2017
(Rehearsal Full)
Cristian Macelaru - Conductor
Nicola Benedetti - Violin
Westminster Symphonic Choir - Women's chorus 

PROGRAM
Marsalis - Violin Concerto
Holst - The Planets

 

Bruch and Mendelssohn

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Juliette Kang - Violin

PROGRAM
Maxwell Davies - An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise
Bruch - Scottish Fantasy
Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3 ("Scottish")

 

Polished Brass

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Cristian Macelaru - Conductor
Nitzan Haroz - Trombone
Matthew Vaughn - Trombone
Blair Bollinger - Bass trombone
Carol Jantsch - Tuba

PROGRAM
Kodály - Dances of Marosszék
Higdon - Concerto for Low Brass
Beethoven - Symphony No. 8
Brahms - Hungarian Dances

 

The Pines of Rome

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Nicholas Angelich - Piano

PROGRAM
Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture
Saint-Saëns - Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Egyptian")
Connesson - E chiaro nella valle il fiume appare
Respighi - The Pines of Rome

 

Reserve Seats

 

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 HEAR@philorch.org and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If your group cannot make its scheduled rehearsal, please contact the Orchestra at HEAR@philorch.org 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.

Resources

Program notes may be found online at www.philorch.org, 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.

Open Rehearsals for Students are supported by the Annenberg Foundation.