Music Up Close

Ever wonder how professional musicians prepare for a concert? What does a Chamber Music Society rehearsal look and feel like? We invite you and your students to attend a real working rehearsal as our artists get ready for one of our concerts. Each rehearsal lasts approximately one hour and is preceded by a 30-minute introduction to familiarize students with the repertoire they are about to hear. At these unique events students will also have the opportunity to ask questions and to interact informally with our artists.

All rehearsals take place in our Rose Studio, 165 W. 65th Street at Amsterdam Avenue, 10th floor

New this season: Music Up Close for Middle Schools!

Two of our rehearsals this season will be opened specifically for middle school/junior high school students. The pre-rehearsal discussion and focus of each rehearsal features content specially designed for students in grades 6-8.               

Each event takes place from 10:00am-11:30am, which includes the pre-rehearsal discussion, rehearsal, and Q&A session.

High School Music Up Close (grades 9-12)

Monday, November 17
Mozart: Serenade in E-flat major for Winds, K. 375 (1781)

Thursday, December 11
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (1720) 

Wednesday, February 11            
Mozart: Trio in G major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, K. 564 (1788)

Middle School Music Up Close (grades 6-8)

Wednesday, October 22
Dvořák: Trio in F minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 65 (1883)

Friday, March 27
Brahms: Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Two Cellos, Op. 18 (1859-60) 

FREE! for participants

To register: call 212-875-5793 or email dbalcom@ChamberMusicSociety.org.

NOTE: Orders for MUSIC UP CLOSE will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit: 80 students per session. Programs subject to change.