Step behind the scenes and enjoy a rare glimpse into the creative process. Students and teachers can see a performance take shape through the interactions of conductors, soloists and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in rehearsal.
Ideal for Stage 5 and 6 Music students. Available to groups of up to 20 students.
Please note that Open Rehearsal dates and times may be subject to change and repertoire rehearsed on the day is subject to the conductor’s focus.
Not all of the program repertoire may be covered in the open rehearsal.
First teacher – included in the annual Participation Fee
Students – $20 per student. Please note that the maximum group size is 20 students.
Additional teachers – $20 per teacher
Wednesday 28 August 2019, 10am
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth returns to work with the Sydney Symphony to develop a landmark performance of Shostakovich’s enormous Fourth Symphony. James Ehnes, always a captivating performer, will also be making a return visit to the Orchestra. Students will have the opportunity to see the unspoken communication between musical collaborators of the rarest skill as soloist, conductor and the Orchestra prepare Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto.
Wednesday 25 September 2019, 10am
Students will be enthralled as they observe Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Sydney Symphony develop Holst’s famous aural galaxy. The same rehearsal offers the chance to see Russian pianist Alexei Volodin as he prepares Nikolai Medtner’s brilliant first concerto and consider the question: What makes a composer or a work "great"?
The perfect introduction to live orchestral performance and the diverse world of western art music.
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