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. 

When possible, a volunteer will present a short introduction about the musicians and pieces featured on the day’s program. For further preparation, we encourage you to visit the NAC Orchestra Musicians page, where your students can learn more about the musicians behind the instruments.

  1. Grades 9-12, University

    • Jan 31, 2018, 9:30am (bilingual)
    • Beethoven Egmont Overture
    • Grieg Piano Concerto
    • Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”

    9:30 am | Pre-rehearsal introduction
    10:00 am | Rehearsal begins

    Note: Please be prepared to remain in Southam Hall until 11:15 am.

    *Students might hear only one or two of the pieces listed on the program. Pre-rehearsal introductions and student open rehearsals are subject to change or cancellation at any time.

  2. Grade 9 – 12, University

    • Andrey Boreyko

      Conductor

    • Branford Marsalis

      Saxophone

    • NAC Orchestra

    • Mar 1, 2018, 9:30am (bilingual)
    • Saint-Saëns Suite algérienne
    • GLAZUNOV Saxophone Concerto
    • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams”

    9:30 am | Pre-rehearsal introduction
    10:00 am | Rehearsal begins

    Note: Please be prepared to remain in Southam Hall until 11:15 am.

    *Students might hear only one or two of the pieces listed on the program. Pre-rehearsal introductions and student open rehearsals are subject to change or cancellation at any time.

  3. Grade 9 – 12, University

    • Bernard Labadie

      Conductor

    • Lydia Teuscher

      Soprano

    • Daniel Cabena

      Countertenor

    • James Gilchrist

      Tenor

    • Mar 7, 2018, 9:30am (bilingual)
    • Handel Coronation anthem "The King shall rejoice”
    • J.S. Bach Mass in G major
    • Handel Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day

    9:30 am | Pre-rehearsal introduction
    10:00 am | Rehearsal begins

    Note: Please be prepared to remain in Southam Hall until 11:15 am.

    *Students might hear only one or two of the pieces listed on the program. Pre-rehearsal introductions and student open rehearsals are subject to change or cancellation at any time.

  4. Grade 9 – 12, University

    • Mar 22, 2018, 9:30am (bilingual)
    • Brahms Symphony No. 2
    • Vivian Fung Earworms*
    • Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2

    9:30 am | Pre-rehearsal introduction
    10:00 am | Rehearsal begins

    Note: Please be prepared to remain in Southam Hall until 11:15 am.

    *Students might hear only one or two of the pieces listed on the program. Pre-rehearsal introductions and student open rehearsals are subject to change or cancellation at any time.

  5. Grade 9 – 12, University

    • Apr 4, 2018, 9:30am (bilingual)
    • Brahms, Johannes Piano Concerto No. 1
    • SCHUMANN (Orch. RAVEL) Selections from Carnaval
    • Schumann Symphony No. 2

    9:30 am | Pre-rehearsal introduction
    10:00 am | Rehearsal begins

    Note: Please be prepared to remain in Southam Hall until 11:15 am.

    *Students might hear only one or two of the pieces listed on the program. Pre-rehearsal introductions and student open rehearsals are subject to change or cancellation at any time.

  6. Grade 9 – 12, University

    • Apr 18, 2018, 9:30am (bilingual)
    • Rossini Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri
    • Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24
    • Beethoven Symphony No. 7

    9:30 am | Pre-rehearsal introduction
    10:00 am | Rehearsal begins

    Note: Please be prepared to remain in Southam Hall until 11:15 am.

    *Students might hear only one or two of the pieces listed on the program. Pre-rehearsal introductions and student open rehearsals are subject to change or cancellation at any time.

  7. Grade 9 – 12, University

    • May 2, 2018, 9:30am (bilingual)
    • Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1
    • Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
    • Mussorgsky Prelude to Khovanshchina

    9:30 am | Pre-rehearsal introduction
    10:00 am | Rehearsal begins

    Note: Please be prepared to remain in Southam Hall until 11:15 am.

    *Students might hear only one or two of the pieces listed on the program. Pre-rehearsal introductions and student open rehearsals are subject to change or cancellation at any time.

  8. Grade 9 – 12, University

    • May 10, 2018, 9:30am (bilingual)
    • SCHNITTKE Moz-Art à la Haydn
    • Haydn Cello Concerto in C major
    • Mozart Symphony No. 39

    9:30 am | Pre-rehearsal introduction
    10:00 am | Rehearsal begins

    Note: Please be prepared to remain in Southam Hall until 11:15 am.

    *Students might hear only one or two of the pieces listed on the program. Pre-rehearsal introductions and student open rehearsals are subject to change or cancellation at any time.

  9. Grade 9 – 12, University

    • May 23, 2018, 9:30am (bilingual)
    • Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor"
    • Strauss Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life)

    9:30 am | Pre-rehearsal introduction
    10:00 am | Rehearsal begins

    Note: Please be prepared to remain in Southam Hall until 11:15 am.

    *Students might hear only one or two of the pieces listed on the program. Pre-rehearsal introductions and student open rehearsals are subject to change or cancellation at any time.

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