Open Rehearsals

Victoria Symphony invites middle and high school classes to a rehearsal at the University of Victoria to give students a behind the scenes look at how a professional orchestra rehearses and hear the full orchestra up-close.  During the break, students will have a chance to meet some of the musicians of the orchestra for a Q & A.

Thank you to all who joined us for our 2023/24 Season Open Rehearsals! The 2024/25 Season Open Rehearsal dates will be announced in fall 2024.

  • Not all the pieces listed are rehearsed at every rehearsal. We can confirm the rehearsal order one month in advance. If you’d like to hear a specific piece on the program, requests can sometimes be made.
  • If the class cannot stay for the whole rehearsal, it is possible to leave during the break, at approx. 90 minutes into the rehearsal.
  • COST: The suggested donation for attendance is $2.00 per student, and you may reserve a maximum of 125 seats. We understand that not all schools are in a financial position to contribute at this level.

Questions? Ready to book?

Please contact Soile Stratkauskas at at least one month prior to the rehearsal’s date.

This program is underwritten in part by generous gifts from a private foundation, the John H. & Margery M. McEown Trust for the Performing Arts, and the Sunflower Fund, and supported in perpetuity by a gift from Beverly Unger.