Your students in grades 4–12 can discover the sound of the full Orchestra by attending NY Phil Open Rehearsals for School, free. Digital curricular materials are available to support your visit; post-rehearsal Q&As with an NY Phil musician may be possible upon request.

Advance reservations are required.
Priority will be given to NYC public schools as space is limited, and registrations will be acknowledged via email. Please note that a copy of your request form is not a confirmation! If you do not receive a confirmation message, please contact Annette Shantur at

Open Rehearsals for Schools are scheduled for the following times:
9:45 AM to approximately 11:15 AM — Recommended for elementary schools
9:45 AM to 12:30 PM — Recommended for ensembles and students with musical background


Open Rehearsal Schedule

Friday, September 29, 2023, 9:45am
Joshua Bell, Copland, and The Elements

Thursday, October 19, 2023, 9:45am
Bronfman, Brahms, and Ligeti

Thursday, November 9, 2023, 9:45am
Szeps-Znaider Plays Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 9:45am
Bartók, Haydn, and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet

Thursday, January 4, 2024, 9:45am
Brahms, Beethoven, and Buchbinder

Wednesday, January 31, 2024, 9:45am
Mozart, Mahler, and Golda Schultz

Thursday, April 18, 2024, 9:45am
Olga Neuwirth and Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony

Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 9:45am
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Salonen, and Symphonie fantastique

Thursday, May 23, 2024, 9:45am
The Mozart Requiem and Sofia Gubaidulina’s Viola Concerto

Thursday, May 30, 2024, 9:45am
Igor Levit and Stars of the NY Phil

Programs and dates are subject to change and availability.