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            

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)

Thursday, December 10
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (1720)

Thursday, April 7
Brahms: Sextet No. 2 in G major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Two Cellos, Op. 36 (1864-65)

Monday, May 2            
Brahms: Trio in E-flat major for Horn, Violin, and Piano, Op. 40 (1865)

Middle School Music Up Close (grades 6-8)

Wednesday, October 21
Telemann: Suite in G Major for Strings, Twv 55:10, “Don Quixote” (1726-30)

Wednesday, January 13
Mendelssohn: Quintet No. 2 in B-flat major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, Op. 87 (1845)

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.