Open Dress Rehearsals

For Grades 7 - 12 | On Sale Now

Catch a sneak peek of the ESO at work in our Open Dress Rehearsals! Students gain an inside view of the rehearsal process through a live blog feed broadcast in the hall and through a Q&A with composers, conductors, or other special guests. Students will be engaged in directed listening and gain an introduction to the historical context of great contemporary and classical symphonic works. This is the ultimate experience for both orchestral newbies and die-hard musicians!

Program length: 1.5 – 2.5 hours

Tickets: $10 / student

Includes one free supervisor ticket for every 10 student tickets purchased. Some subsidies are available for qualifying schools attending Education Concerts and Open Dress Rehearsals. See here for details.

Marvelous Melodies: Dvořák’s Cello Concerto

Thursday, June 13 • 10:00 AM

Few works have more memorable melodies than Dvořák Cello Concerto, performed by Canadian cellist Stéphane Tétreault. John McPherson, ESO’s Principal Trombone since 1980 and Composer-in-Residence (2016 to 2017), wrote a moving exploration of grief, peace, and liberation. Robert Schumann’s romantic symphony glows with optimism, inspired by a gothic cathedral.


Payment Policy

If payment is not received by the payment deadline (one month prior to the concert date), your booking will be cancelled.

Cancellation / Alteration Policy

You are required to provide written notice of cancellation or alteration of your booking via email to For cancellation, a fee of 50% of the cost of the original booking will be charged. If less than one week’s notice is given, the full cost of the booking will be charged.

No-Show Policy

Refunds will not be granted for groups who do not attend the field trip. If possible, arrangements will be made for the group to attend at a later date. In extreme circumstances, partial refunds may be granted at the discretion of the ESO/FWCM.