Open Rehearsals

Step behind the scenes to see the secret world of the Orchestra at work. Witness the interaction between conductor and orchestra as they manipulate the elements of music and put the finishes touches to the concert program.

Important Information

  • Open rehearsals are limited to students in Years 10 and above in small groups of no more than 20.
  • Open rehearsals are working rehearsals, not performances. The content, running order and focus of the rehearsals are determined by the conductor on the day.
  • Open rehearsals are subject to changes in date and cancellation.

2017 Open Rehearsal Schedule

Young Russians
Young Russians: Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff & Shostakovich

Wed 1 March 10:00am–12:30pm

PROKOFIEV Classical Symphony, Op. 25 (Symphony No.1)
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No.1 in F sharp, Op.1 (1919)
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.1 in F minor, Op.10

Gustavo Gimeno conductor
Daniil Trifonov piano

Tchaikovsky's Pathetique
Tchaikovsky's Pathétique

Wed 10 May 10:00am–12:30pm

WAGNER Rienzi: Overture
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No.1 in D, Op.19
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.6 in B minor, Pathétique

Andris Poga conductor
Baiba Skride violin

Don Quixotte
Don Quixote: Fantastic Variations

Wed 14 June 10:30am–1pm

HAYDN Symphony No.60 in C minor
CARTER Variations for Orchestra
R STRAUSS Don Quixote – Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character, Op.35

David Robertson conductor
Umberto Clerici cello
Tobias Breider viola

Ravishing Ravel
Ravishing Ravel: Spinning Tales

Thur 27 July 11:00am–12:30pm

STRAVINSKY Fireworks, Op. 4
RAVEL Schéhérazade
RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé – Symphonie chorégraphique

David Robertson conductor
Susan Graham mezzo-soprano
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

Beethoven and Bruckner
Beethoven & Bruckner: Simone Young Conducts

Wed 16 Aug 2pm–4pm

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat, Op. 19

Please note - piano concerto only

Simone Young conductor
Imogen Cooper piano

New World Memories
New World Memories: Robertson Conducts Dvořák 9

Wed 23 August 10:30am–1pm

MENDELSSOHN The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave), Op.26
MACKEY Mnemosyne's Pool for orchestra
DVOŘÁK Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op. 95 B178

David Robertson conductor

The Rach 2
The 'Rach 2'

Wed 30 August 10:30am–1pm

ADAMS The Chairman Dances – Foxtrot for orchestra
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18
PROKOFIEV Symphony No.5 in B flat, Op. 100

David Robertson conductor
George Li piano

Gripping Shostakovich
Gripping Shostakovich

Wed 15 Nov 11:00am-1:30pm

SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concert No. 1 in E flat, Op. 107
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.8 in C minor, Op. 65

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor
Daniel Müller-Schott cello


MPF: $20^
All tickets: $20*
^ Mandatory participation fee of $20 applies to all bookings.
*Maximum of 20 seats per group booking.