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

High School Music Up Close (grades 9-12)

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046 (1720)

  • Friday, February 9, 2018
    Dvořák: Quintet in G major for Two Violins, Viola, Cello, and Bass, Op. 77 (1875)

  • Friday, April 13, 2018
    Brahms: Quintet in F minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 34 (1862)

Middle School Music Up Close (grades 6-8)

  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017
    Beethoven: Trio in G major for Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 9, No. 1 (1797-98)

  • Thursday, March 22, 2018
    Beethoven: Septet in E-flat major for Winds and Strings, Op. 20 (1799)

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: 110 students per session. Programs subject to change.