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)

  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016
    Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV (1720)

  • Friday, March 10, 2017
    Dvořák: Quartet in D major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 23 (1875)

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    Mozart: Quintet in C major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cellos, K. 515 (1787)

Middle School Music Up Close (grades 6-8)

  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017
    Mendelssohn: Trio No. 1 in D minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 49 (1839)

  • Thursday, April 6, 2017
    Mozart: Selections from Don Giovanni for Two Oboes, Two Clarinets, Two Bassoons, and Two Horns (1787)

FREE! for participants

To register: call 212-875-5793 or email

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.