Open Rehearsals for Students

Students in Verizon Hall

For Middle and High School Students

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 firsthand 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.

Open Rehearsals for Students are supported by the Annenberg Foundation.

2022–23 Philadelphia Orchestra Open Rehearsals for Students

Register for open rehearsals

Please note our new registration process: 

  • Fill out the registration form and wait for an e-mail from The Philadelphia Orchestra.
  • Use the Open Rehearsal Reservation link provided in the email to order your tickets.
  • Order your tickets.
  • After ordering you'll receive an e-mail to confirm your ticket order.

All Open Rehearsals occur in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. 

Dvořák’s "New World” Symphony

December 1, 2022 10:30 AM 

Nathalie Stutzmann Conductor 
Ricardo Morales Clarinet
Choong-Jin Chang Viola

Bruch Concerto for Clarinet, Viola, and Orchestra
Dvořák Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World")

Shaham Plays Brahms

February 9, 2023 10:30 AM 

Nathalie Stutzmann Conductor 
Gil Shaham Violin

Brahms Violin Concerto
Brahms Symphony No. 1

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3

April 20, 2023 10:30 AM 

Karina Canellakis Conductor
Inon Barnatan Piano

Perry Study for Orchestra
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 ("Eroica")

Symphonie Fantastique

May 11, 2023 10:30 AM 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor   

Frank Walkabout: Concerto for Orchestra
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

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.

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