Open Rehearsals

An Open Rehearsal is a fascinating opportunity to watch the North Carolina Symphony at work, and see how a piece of music is shaped and polished by the conductor and the musicians.

Open rehearsals are available at no charge to Educators, but reservations are required. Please contact Sarah Baron, Director of Education, at to make your reservation.

Students in grade six and above are invited to observe the dress rehearsal for a performance of the North Carolina Symphony in Meymandi Concert Hall. Open Rehearsals begin at 10am (except where noted) and end at approximately 12:30pm. One adult chaperone is required for every ten students. When available, conductors and artists may speak with your students during the break (approx. 11:15am), or following the rehearsal.  Please confirm your interest in participating in a Q & A session, and have your students prepared with questions to ask. Rehearsal times are subject to change.

2016/17 Open Rehearsals

Friday, November 4, 2016 | 10am-12:30pmSOLD OUT
Copland Classics, Classical Series
Teddy Abrams, conductor

COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man
BARBER: Symphony No. 1, Op. 9
MAZOLLI: Sinfonia (For Orbiting Spheres)
WILLIAMS: The Cowboys Overture
COPLAND: Suite from Billy the Kid

Friday, January 27, 2017 | 10am-12:30pm
Mozart’s Birthday, Classical Series
Grant Llewellyn, North Carolina Symphony
Clara Yang, piano
Joelle Harvey, vocalist

MOZART: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio, K. 384
MOZART: “Basta, vincesti–Ah, non lasciarmi”, K. 295a [486a]
MOZART: “Ch’io mi scordi di te–Non temer, amato bene”, K. 505
MOZART: Concert-Rondo in A major for Piano and Orchestra, K. 386
MOZART: Exsultate, jubilate, K. 158a [165]
MOZART: “Un moto di gioia”
MOZART: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543

Friday, February 17, 2017 | 10am-12:30pmSOLD OUT
Music from Phantom of the Opera, Pops Series
Stuart Chafetz, conductor
Dee Donasco, vocalist
John Cudia, vocalist

Thursday, May 18, 2017 I 10am-12:30pm
Russian Nights, Classical Series
Grant Llewellyn, North Carolina Symphony
Augustin Hadelich, violin

SHCHEDRIN: Concerto No. 1 for Orchestra
TCHAIKOVSKY: Concerto in D major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 35
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 4

*If you would like to be added to the waitlist for any of the unavailable rehearsals above, please email Sarah Baron, Director of Education, at

The opportunity for non-educators to attend Open Rehearsals is an exclusive benefit of contributing to the North Carolina Symphony Annual Fund.  Please note that non-educator guests attending Open Rehearsals must present their Patron Card upon entry.  To learn more about giving levels and benefits, please visit our website ( or call 919.733.2750.
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