For Musicians

2022-2023 Rehearsal Schedule

We rehearse on Monday evenings at Government Center in Waltham (119 School Street) at 7:15 pm, except where otherwise noted.  

JOIN THE ORCHESTRA: If you are interested in playing with the orchestra please contact David Salstein, Personnel Manager.

If you cannot attend a rehearsal, please e-mail David Salstein, Personnel Manager.



UPDATE:  All non-wind players are required to be masked. Players are encouraged to wear high-quality masks (KN94 or KF94 ) for added protection against the new variants that are currently circulating since they are very infectious. 

In addition, we are requiring everyone to have a booster if it has been over 6 months since your last Moderna or Pfizer COVID vaccine (2 months if you received J&J). The booster should be given at least 10 days before you attend any rehearsals. As before, please send in your vaccine record (consult the December 31 WPO email for where to send it). If you do not wish to send your record, please arrive early and show it at your first rehearsal.

Masking policy for wind players: You will need to be masked any time that you are not actively playing your instrument. We request that you play with a specialized mask to protect all members of the orchestra while you play. And please use the bell-covers even if it interferes with sound quality. While these interventions are inconvenient, our first priority is keeping everyone healthy while still allowing us to play together.

We hope in the future to roll back some of these precautions once cases are much lower and it is safe to do so.

(Concert titles TBA)

Fall Symphonic Sounds
Sunday, October 30, 2022
Concert: 3:00pm

R. Stolyar, Bucha, Lamento for Orchestra
A. Khachaturian, Concerto for Flute and Orchestra with Rachel Braude
R. Volkmann, Symphony No.1

Rehearsal Schedule:  September 9 (Fri), 19, 30 (Fri), October 3, 14 (Fri), 17, 24, 28 (Fri)

Concert No. 2 (Pops)
Sunday, December 4, 2022
Concert: 3:00pm

Student Concerto Competition Winner and December Favorites

Rehearsal Schedule: November 4 (Fri), 14, 21, 28, December 2 (Fri)

Concert No. 3 
Sunday, March 26, 2023
Concert: 3:00pm

J. Arriaga, Overture Los esclavos felices
J. White, Violin Concerto with Victor Romanul
Brahms, Symphony No. 1

Rehearsal Schedule:  January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 24 (Fri)

Concert No. 4 
Sunday, May 21, 2023
Concert: 3:00pm

Sophie Gail, Overture to Les Deux Jaloux
Standing Tall Cello Concerto with Emmanuel Feldman
Florence Price, Symphony No. 1

Rehearsal Schedule:  March 27, April 3, 10, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 19 (Fri)