Music Up Close

Grades 9-12

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


10:00 AM Introduction
10:30 AM Open Rehearsal (approx. 1 hour)

  • Thursday, December 5, 2013
    Bach: Concerto in C minor for Oboe, Violin, Strings, and Continuo, BWV 1060R (c. 1736)
  • Friday, December 13, 2013
    Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046 (1720)
  • Friday, January 24, 2014
    Beethoven: Septet in E-flat major for Winds and Strings, Op. 20 (1799)
  • Wednesday, February 26, 2014
    Fauré: Quartet No. 1 in C minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 15 (1876-79)
  • Wednesday, May 14, 2014
    Brahms: Quintet in G major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, Op. 111 (1890)

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.