We invite the community to learn more about a professional symphony orchestra's rehearsal process to come and witness how our concerts come together. It is a fantastic learning experience to see Maestro Stewart and our musicians in action as they work to bring the best out of a musical score.

"One thing I’ve learned from this experience is when the conductor has a particular sound in mind and isn’t getting it, changing what he does with his hands is often significantly more effective than what he says.” (Home schooled student)

Our Open Rehearsals are from 7:30 - 10:00 pm at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. The 2017-18 schedule is:

Friday, October 6 - Music of the Spheres
Friday, November 17 - Embracing the Dance
Friday, January 26 - Songs of the Past, Present & Future
Friday, March 23 - Celebration!
Thursday, May 3 - Resurrection

As these are working rehearsals we request that audience members refrain from talking and limit their movement in the rehearsal hall.

Admission is free, but donations are always welcome.