If you’re a music lover and you’re available in the mornings, the New York Philharmonic has a great program that allows to you buy cheap tickets to their “Open Rehearseals” at Avery Fisher Hall (Broadway & 65th).
Per NYPhil.org, the rehearsals are “a fascinating opportunity to watch the New York Philharmonic at work, and see how a piece of music is shaped and polished by the conductor and the musicians.”
The full calendar of nearly 30 dates is available here. Open Rehearsals begin at 9:45 am (except where noted) in Avery Fisher Hall, and end at approximately 12:30 pm (sometimes extending to 1:00 pm, at the discretion of the conductor).
General admission tickets cost $18 and are available by internet, phone, and in-person (internet/phone orders are subject to an additional $2 service fee).
The 9:45 am start times may not be ideal for everyone, but I know there are numerous students, stay-at-home parents, retirees, and people who work from home that read this… figured it was worth a mention.
Thanks to MUW reader Sarah for the tip.
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