For Stages 4–6
See a performance take shape. An ultra-rare chance to see behind the scenes into the workings of the conductor and soloist dynamic.
Perfect for Stages 4 to 6 music students or those part of a school ensemble, and available for groups of up to 20 people. Numbers are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.
You and your students have the
opportunity to attend an Open Rehearsal and get up close to our talented musicians and guest artists
– witnessing the demanding journey
it takes to sound exceptional.
Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall
- Standard Student: $23 per ticket
- Teachers and Assistants: Free
Get a Quote
Complete the form below to nominate the concerts you're interested in and get a quote. A member of our friendly Learning & Engagement team will be in touch with a quote and to help finalise your booking.
Explore the Open Rehearsals on Offer in 2023
Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor
An expert in choral repertoire, conductor Masaaki Suzuki will combine the immense forces of the Sydney Symphony and the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs to shape the constantly shifting moods of Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor. Students will hear more of Mozart’s brilliance in his Symphony No.36 and the Overture to his opera Don Giovanni.
Simone Young & Steven Isserlis
Experience the great Australian talent of Sydney Symphony’s Chief Conductor Simone Young while she collaborates with award-winning cellist Steven Isserlis and the Sydney Symphony to produce the dreamy Walton Cello Concerto. Students will also hear the deep emotion of Schumann’s Symphony No.4, a composer who exemplifies the essence of the Romantic era of classical music.
Simone Young conducts Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony
Take the opportunity to understand the collaborative method that unfolds between Spanish pianist Javier Perianes, Chief Conductor Simone Young and the Sydney Symphony as they work to explore the genius of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4. Students will also enjoy the idyllic Pastoral Symphony No. 6 as Simone Young develops the dramatic and nuanced moods within.
Nicola Benedetti performs Marsalis
In a Sydney first, students will witness Grammy Award-winning violinist Nicola Benedetti as she brings her brilliant technique to the music of Wynton Marsalis in his Violin Concerto. American conductor Karen Kamensek will then rehearse the music from Stravinsky’s breakthrough ballet The Firebird, and students will discover why this magical music remains so popular more than a century after its premiere.
Alexander Gavrylyuk Performs Tchaikovsky
Students will observe Ukrainian-born pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk in rehearsal as he reveals the powerful emotional ideas of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1. Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles will then work with the Orchestra to bring to life the impressionist visions of Debussy’s evocative Images for Orchestra.