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NAC Orchestra Open Rehearsals

Student Open Rehearsals – a unique opportunity to hear the National Arts Centre Orchestra at work in rehearsal with some of the world’s finest conductors and soloists, and to meet some of the musicians in person.

Open Rehearsals are generally held on Wednesday or Thursday mornings. During the rehearsals, the Orchestra will be preparing for the concerts taking place that same week. Therefore, the students might hear only one or two of the pieces listed on the program. Please remember that the musicians are hard at work during these rehearsals, and noise or talking can disturb their concentration. 

For further preparation, we encourage you to visit where your students can learn more about the musicians behind the instruments.

*Students might hear only one or two of the pieces listed on the program.

    • Sep 27, 2019, 10:00am (bilingual)
    • Conductor

      Dalia Stasevska

    • Violin

      Timothy Chooi

    • Oct 30, 2019, 10:00am (bilingual)
    • Jan 15, 2020, 10:00am (bilingual)
    • Conductor

      Peter Oundjian

    • Cello

      Bryan Cheng

    • Feb 14, 2020, 10:00am (bilingual)
    • Conductor

      Xian Zhang

    • Piano

      George Li

    • Feb 26, 2020, 10:00am (bilingual)
    • Conductor

      Klaus Mäkelä

    • Piano

      Javier Perianes

    • May 6, 2020, 10:00am (bilingual)
    • May 13, 2020, 10:00am (bilingual)