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.

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.

16-17 High School Open Rehearsals

9:30am Optional pre-rehearsal talk
10:30am Rehearsal begins

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus
WALTON Portsmouth Point Overture
ELGAR Cello Concerto
HOLST The Planets
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Thomas Adès, conductor
Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano
Mark Stone, baritone

BRITTEN Sinfonia da Requiem
ADÈS Totentanz, for mezzo-soprano, baritone, and orchestra
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Mitsuko Uchida, piano

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K.466
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 6

Tickets are $10.  Call SymphonyCharge at 617-266-1200, 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).