Open Rehearsals

For High School and College Students

This is your chance to see the Richmond Symphony at work in rehearsal in the Dominion Energy Center. Open Rehearsals give high school and college students and their teachers the opportunity to learn from Richmond Symphony musicians, guest artists and conductors. Students are invited to observe a complete (2½ hour) rehearsal; there will be a 15-minute break approximately halfway through. Following the rehearsal, the conductor, guest artists and/or select members of the Richmond Symphony may take questions from students.

Open Rehearsals are free of charge, but seating is limited.  Reservations must be made in advance through the Richmond Symphony Education Department. Please complete the Reservation Form below to secure your spot.

Please note that rehearsal orders for each date are determined by the conductor and are subject to last-minute changes; the rehearsal you will be attending may not include all of the repertoire and/or soloists listed.


Due to COVID-19, the schedule for 2020-21 open rehearsals is TBA. However, we encourage you to join the Richmond Symphony School of Music for their Music Exploration Series.

  • October 15, 2020
    Violinist Melissa White will be performing Mozart’s Concerto No. 5 in A major with the Richmond Symphony Oct. 16-18.
    Join us FREE at 7pm on Thursday, October 15 as Melissa joins us on Zoom for a special presentation for music students.

    • Sign up for Music Exploration with Melissa White HERE.
    • Get tickets to hear Melissa White perform with the Richmond Symphony HERE.
  • November 12, 2020
    Director of Education and Community Engagement Walter Bitner will host a talk on music education and wholehearted attention.