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.

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.

Open rehearsals are available at no charge to educators, but reservations are required. To make a reservation, complete the reservation form.

2023/24 Open Rehearsal Schedule

Thursday, April 25, 2024 | 10am-12:30pm — 100 seats remain
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Classical Series

Kazem Abdullah, conductor
Sirena Huang, violin

Humperdinck: Prelude to Hansel and Gretel
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

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 Support the Symphony page or call 919.733.2750.