The San Antonio Philharmonic invites school groups of middle, high school and college age to attend free-admission Open Rehearsals on select weekday mornings at the First Baptist Church of San Antonio. Students will see and hear how a professional ensemble rehearses while being exposed to masterpieces of our Classics Series repertoire and world-class guest artist performances. 

Open Rehearsals reservations are open only to educators. Open Rehearsals are designed only for students grades 6 and above (age 11+). We respectfully discourage attendance of children under age 11. Programming is subject to change. ALL GROUPS MUST RESERVE IN ADVANCE.

2022-2023 Open Rehearsal Dates & Programs

Garrett Keast conducts Dvořák
Fri., Oct. 7, 2022; 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Garrett Keast, conductor | Nancy Zhou, violin

SLL conducts Shostakovich & Wagner
Fri., Oct. 28, 2022; 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor

Tito Muñoz conducts Beethoven
Fri., Jan. 13, 2023; 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Tito Muñoz, conductor
Randall Goosby, violin

Andrew Grams conducts Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony
Fri., Feb. 17, 2023; 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Andrew Grams, conductor
Thomas Mesa, cello

Noam Aviel conducts “Eroica”
Fri., May 12, 2023; 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Noam Aviel, conductor
Dimitri Illarionov, guitar
Boris Andrianov, cello

IMPORTANT INFORMATION & FAQs

Open Rehearsals FAQs

Please read this entire section carefully.

Open Rehearsal ushers will not be checking ID, but reservation in advance is required. Groups or individuals not appearing on the reservation list on rehearsal day will not be admitted to the auditorium. Only adults who are accompanying students will be admitted to Open Rehearsals, such as in the case of teachers, parents and chaperones. Attendance of children below middle school age is discouraged. Every attendee, regardless of age, must be included in your total ticket count.

Bus parking and parking for individual vehicles may be available in the adjacent church lot with entrance on McCullough Ave.
Please contact Jeremy Brimhall at (210) 239-3634 or education@saphil.org.

No. However, anyone can register to bring students.

Yes. Please continue to update us with your most accurate head count. Please note, however, that adding additional seats at a later date may affect your assigned seating area.

Yes, or you may show an usher your ticket message on your smart phone or other portable electronic device.