BSO High School Open Rehearsals

High School Open RehearsalThe BSO's High School Open Rehearsals program offers students in grades 8-12 an opportunity to observe first-hand the rehearsal experience of a professional orchestra, building their relationship with and ownership of the BSO and orchestral music, and leaving the experience with a greater understanding of the professional rehearsal process.
High School Open Rehearsals include an opportunity for students to hear and view the conductor from the point of view of the orchestra through a special on-stage screen.

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The day begins at 9:30am with a discussion about the music to be performed by a BSO musician. Speakers for the season's pre-rehearsal talks will be listed in the Fall.

This program involves a working rehearsal, and is thus highly recommended for students who have an appreciation and understanding of performance settings. Due to the nature of the opportunity, it is imperative that students are prepared to engage as observers in an attentive and respectful manner. 

Please note: while High School Open Rehearsals are scheduled from 10:30am-1pm, the length of the rehearsal is at the conductor's discretion and may end before 1pm; rehearsed repertoire may not include all pieces listed for the rehearsal date. We ask that all high school groups include an adequate number of chaperones to ensure appropriate group conduct throughout the program experience.

Tickets are $10.  Call SymphonyCharge at 617-266-1200, use the button below to purchase online, or purchase at the Symphony Hall Box Office (for orders under 25 tickets).  A $1.50 handling fee per transaction applies. For group orders for more than 25 tickets, please call SymphonyCharge at 617-266-1200.  A 20% deposit is required.  One complimentary ticket is offered for every 20 tickets purchased (limit 6).



2014-15 Dates and Programs:

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Thursday, November 13, 2014
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet
DEAN Dramatis personae, for trumpet and orchestra (American premiere)
STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Asher Fisch, conductor
Julian Rachlin, violin 
DORMAN Astrolatry
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 1,  Spring

Thursday, April 09, 2015
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Richard Goode, piano
SCHULLER Dreamscape
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27 in
B-flat, K.595
STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben