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.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 10:30AM
Boston Symphony Orchestra Symphony Hall Boston MA
Susanna Mälkki, conductor
Andreas Haefliger, piano
FAURÉ Pavane
Dieter AMMANN New work for piano and orchestra (American premiere; BSO co-commission)
MESSIAEN “Alleluia on the trumpet, alleluia on the cymbal” from L’Ascension
DEBUSSY La Mer

Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 10:30AM
Boston Symphony Orchestra Symphony Hall Boston MA
Yu-An Chang, conductor
Till Fellner, piano
Chihchun Chi-sun LEE Formosan Triptych (world premiere; BSO commission)
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25 in C, K.503
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 3, Polish

Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 10:30AM
Boston Symphony Orchestra Symphony Hall Boston MA
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello
Tanglewood Festival Chorus and
Boston Symphony Children’s Choir,
      James Burton, conductor
Helen GRIME Limina (BSO commission)
WALTON Cello Concerto
DURUFLÉ Requiem

Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased now by calling SymphonyCharge at 617-266-1200, or at the Symphony Hall Box Office.  There is a $1.50 handling fee for each transaction.

Students and teachers from Boston Public Schools are invited to attend any High School Open Rehearsal for free with advance registration.  Please contact SymphonyCharge at 617-266-1200 to reserve your tickets.  This offer is subject to availability.