To encourage participation, the Symphony offers special “Chair to Chair” evenings for elementary school students and their families.The Symphony rehearses regularly on Wednesday nights from 7:30-10PM at Grant Elementary School in Santa Monica. Interested participants are encouraged to arrive early while musicians warm up. Students have the opportunity to spend time with musicians before the rehearsal begins and get a feel for instruments, literally. Musicians share their instruments, their stories and answer many questions in this up close and personal experience.
After the “show and tell” portion, students are invited to choose a musician to sit next to during rehearsal. This “chair to chair” experience is quite remarkable for students and musicians alike.
Please check back on this web page for the date and venue of the next “Chair to Chair” open rehearsal. Interested participants are welcome to arrive at the venue prior to the start of the rehearsal and ask for Mr Guido Lamell, our Music Director for more details on the spot. Other Santa Monica Symphony rehearsals are also open to the public upon request. If interested to attend any particular rehearsal, please kindly contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.