Open Rehearsals

Open Rehearsals

Open Rehearsals are an ideal way to check out classical music, especially if you’re uncertain about committing to a concert. These 60-minute casual rehearsals are a great way to introduce children to the orchestra. Be sure to RSVP for our open rehearsals by clicking the date listed under “When can I attend?”

An Open Rehearsal is the final dress rehearsal before a concert, usually the Friday evening prior to a Saturday concert. You can expect to hear about half the music we’ve scheduled to play at the concert. This is a unique opportunity to see the orchestra at work in a casual setting. Maestra Schubert aims to perform entire individual works without stopping, but you’ll likely see her stop to make corrections and communicate with the musicians. This is a fun way to view the conductor/musician relationship and witness some of the nitty gritty of making impactful music. 

Open Rehearsals are free and open to the public!

The Open Rehearsals are scheduled typically from 7:30-8:30 PM, without intermission. 

From 8:30-9:00 PM, the orchestra takes a break to visit with patrons in the lobby. You’re encouraged to ask questions and share your comments with Maestra and the musicians- we love your feedback!

We offer complimentary desserts (usually brownies) and beverages for all attendees, graciously furnished by My Chef Catering, our In-Kind Sponsor.

Most Open Rehearsals feature a “Musical Instrument Petting Zoo” display by one of our sponsoring music stores. You will have a chance to hold and handle instruments, learn how to produce a sound, and ask instrument specialists how these instruments work.

Join us for our ’24-25 Open Rehearsals! Upcoming dates, locations, and RSVP links coming soon!

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