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The HK Phil’s open rehearsals are a unique, behind-the-scenes experience giving young people the opportunity to observe our players, conductors, and guest artists at work. Applications are free of charge.



In order to attend our open rehearsals, you should belong to either/both of the following categories:


  • Young Audience Scheme members may apply individually and bring up to 5 guests. 
  • Schools, colleges and tertiary institutions may apply as groups through teachers. 

Seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.



2023/24 Season Open Rehearsals Schedule

DateTimeRelated ConcertApplication Deadline

7 Dec 2023 (Thu)


2 pmVasily Petrenko | Mahler 41 Dec 2023 (Fri)

11 Jan 2024 (Thu)


3:30 pmBeethoven | Choral Fantasy5 Jan 2024 (Fri)
28 Mar 2024 (Thu)2 pm

Swire Maestro Series

Paavo Järvi & Alena Baeva

22 Mar 2024 (Fri)
18 Apr 2024 (Thu)2 pmJukka-Pekka Saraste
Eroica Symphony
12 Apr 2024 (Fri)
2 May 2024 (Thu)2 pm

Mainland Pre-Tour Concert

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto 

29 Apr 2024 (Mon)
4 Jul 2024 (Thu)2 pm

Season Finale

Tarmo Peltokoski & Seong-Jin Cho

28 Jun 2024 (Fri)

Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Duration: around 1 hour


Rehearsal Etiquette

  1. Recording, filming and photo-taking are not allowed.
  2. Please switch off your mobile phone and any other beeping devices before the rehearsal.
  3. Please reserve your applause so as not to distract our musicians.
  4. No eating or drinking in the concert hall.
  5. Please gather at the foyer 15 minutes before the rehearsal commences.



  1. The Hong Kong Philharmonic reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the rehearsals without prior notice.
  2. The conductor and soloist reserve the right to amend the rehearsal orders and repertoire.


Contact Us

Education and Outreach 
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Society Ltd,
Level 8 Administration Building, 
Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 
Tsim Sha Tsui



Tel: 2312-6103
Fax: 2721-5443 

Office hours (Mon - Fri): 9:30am - 12:30pm; 2pm - 5:45pm