Open Rehearsals for Students

Students in Verizon Hall

For Middle and High School Students

Registration is now closed. Please check back to this page later in the year for information about 2022–23 Open Rehearsals.


Open Rehearsal Dates

Pictures from an Exhibition
January 27, 2022, 10:30 AM  
Daniele Rustioni Conductor
Choong-Jin Chang Viola
Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3
Ke-Chia Chen The Desires, for viola and orchestra   
Musorgsky Pictures from an Exhibition  

Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony
February 11, 2022, 10:30 AM
Eun Sun Kim Conductor   
Juliette Kang Violin  
Bates The Rhapsody of Steve Jobs
Barber Violin Concerto 
Dvořák Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”) 

Yannick Leads Chopin and Shostakovich
March 24, 2022, 10:30 AM
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Sergio Tiempo Piano
Frank Selections from Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky
May 12, 2022, 10:30 AM
Nathalie Stutzmann Conductor    
Daniel Lozakovich Violin  
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2  
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 (“Pathétique”) 

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

We encourage high school and college students to check out Student Circle memberships.

Open Rehearsals for Students are supported by the Annenberg Foundation.

Open Rehearsal 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 and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If your group cannot make its scheduled rehearsal, please contact the Orchestra at 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.


Program notes may be found on our website 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.