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.

Sign up for 2019-20 Open Rehearsals below!

September 19, 2019 @ 7:30pm
CONDUCTOR  Marin Alsop
GUEST ARTIST  Inmo Yang , Violin
ZEMLINSKY Psalm 23, Opus 14
PAGANINI  Violin Concerto no. 1, Opus 6
BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, Opus 56a
STRAVINSKY The Firebird: Suite (1919)


October 24, 2019 @ 7:30pm
CONDUCTOR Roderick Cox
GUEST ARTIST Brandie Sutton, Soprano
TCHAIKOVSKY  The Tempest; Fantasy Overture, Opus 18
CHARPENTIER  “Depuis le jour” (Since the Day) from Louise
BARBER    Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Opus 24
RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances, Opus 45


January 10, 2020 @ 7:30pm
CONDUCTOR Ankush Kumar Bahl
GUEST ARTIST  Anthony McGill, Clarinet
JOHN ADAMS The Chairman Dances; Foxtrot for Orchestra
MOZART Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622
BRUCKNER  Symphony No. 7 in E Major


March 6, 2020 @ 4:00pm
CONDUCTOR Valentina Peleggi
GUEST ARTIST Angela Cheng, Piano
ROSSINI Overture to La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie)
RESPIGHI  Pines of Rome
JOAN TOWER Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 2
C. SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A Minor, Opus 7
TCHAIKOVSKY    Francesca da Rimini, Opus 32