For Musicians

PLEASE NOTE: The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra has cancelled rehearsals for the next concert cycle. We have not made a decision about the June “Pops on the Lawn” at this time. CSO musicians should please email with any questions.


Musicians’ Handbook

Information for CSO players about attendance, seating and rotation, and the CSO’s governing bylaws and other policies.


2019-2020 Rehearsal Schedule

Monday night rehearsals are from 7:15 to 9:45 p.m. Rehearsals will be held at Cambridge Friends School, Meeting Hall (5 Cadbury Rd, Cambridge), unless noted otherwise. There is some parking on the premises, plus street parking in the surrounding neighborhood. Bring your own music stand!


Concert #1 – Beethoven, Tower, and Adams

  • Monday, 9/9
  • Monday, 9/16
  • Monday, 9/23
  • Monday, 9/30
  • Monday, 10/7
  • Monday, 10/14 (Columbus Day)
  • Monday, 10/21
  • Monday, 10/28

Dress Rehearsal: Monday, November 4 at 7 p.m–9:45 p.m., The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville.
Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, November 7 at 7 p.m–10 p.m., Arlington Town Hall, 730 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington
Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, November 9 at 2 p.m.–5 p.m., University of Massachusetts Lowell. Carpools to be arranged.
CONCERT #1: Saturday, November 9 at 7 p.m. at University of Massachusetts Lowell (6:30 p.m. Call Time)
CONCERT #2: Sunday, November 10 at 4 p.m. at Kresge Auditorium (2:30 p.m. Call Time)
No rehearsal Monday, 11/11 (Veterans’ Day).
OUTREACH CONCERT: Monday, November 18 at 7 p.m. at Perkins (175 North Beacon Street, Watertown) (6:30 p.m. Call Time)


Concert #2: Holiday Pops

  • Monday, 11/25
  • Monday, 12/2
  • Monday, 12/9
Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, December 12 at 7:15 p.m–9:45 p.m. at First Armenian Church (380 Concord Ave, Belmont)
CONCERT: Sunday, December 15 at 4 p.m. at Arlington Town Hall, 730 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington (2:30 p.m. Call Time)

Concert #3: Family Concert

  • Monday, 12/16
  • NO REHEARSAL 12/23 and 12/30
  • Monday, 1/6
  • Monday, 1/13
  • Monday, 1/20 (MLK Day)

CONCERTS: Sunday, January 26 at 2 p.m. AND 4 p.m. at The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville (12 p.m. Call Time)


Concert #4: Tales of Kings and Queens

  • Monday, 1/27
  • Monday, 2/3
  • Monday, 2/10
  • Monday, 2/17 (Presidents’ Day)
  • Monday, 2/24
  • Monday, 3/2

Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., at Cambridge Friends School
CONCERT: Sunday, March 8 at 4 p.m. at Kresge Auditorium (2 p.m. Call Time)


Concert Dress

For all concerts (except for Pops on the Lawn, the CSO observes the following dress code:

Men: Tux or black suit, white button-down shirt, black bow tie, black socks, and black dress shoes.

Women: All black with long pants or long skirt, sleeved top, black or nude hosiery, and black dress shoes.

Pops on the Lawn:

Men: Collared long or short sleeve white shirt (no t-shirts) and long khaki or tan pants, black shoes, black socks. Tie not needed.

Women: Collared long or short sleeve white shirt (no t-shirts), khaki pants or light colored dress, sandals or black shoes.

Outreach concerts:

Men: Black suit, white button-down shirt, long dark tie, black socks, and black dress shoes.

Women: Black or white top with black dress slacks or long skirt, sleeved top, black or nude hosiery, and black dress shoes.


Meet Our Members (2018-2019 Season)

Rosalyn Ano
Patricia Bass
Jeff Bezanson
Ritwik Bhattacharya
Songwen Chen
Alisa Chomhirun
Heather Classen
Jennifer Conlon
Lisa Croteau
Abe Dewing
Nikita Espinal
Dan Friedman
Josh Garstka
Natalie Giulianelli
Dan Gordon
Jordi Guillen
Adriana Heredia
Carmen Hicks
Sarah Izen
Laura Krueger
Kiana Labrecque
Daphne Layton
Betty Lee
Steven Lehr
Jenny Liu
Ginger Love
Stan Mah
Adam Montenegro
Hannah Moy
Nathan Nicol
Avery Normandin
Tadhg Pearson
Amelia Pellegrini
Ryan Roelke
Hayden Schill
Erica Siegel
Vitaliy Slobotskoy
Melanie Taub
Emma Uppal
Jeff Wang
Tracy Washington
Qinqin Zhao

Shamiram Barooshian
Samia Bouzid
Joseph Cirone
Betsy Cohen
Hayley Cohen
Sam Duncan
Kim Etingoff
Emily Altman Jacobs
Julia Kehoe
Rachel Lehr
Matthew Li
Tze-Ping Low
Barbara Owen
Kirsten Peltz
Anna Perko
Molly Shira
Andrew Stillson

Rebecca Benson
Caitlin Fitzgerald
Nathaniel Fruchter
April Greene-Colozzi
Kevin Hedrick
Joanna Jerison
Ji Eun Kim
Lindsay MacIndoe
Annie Moriondo
Preston Mueller
Matt Owen
Robert Powell
Tim Rebbeck
Joydita Sarkar
Jeff Tang

Double Bass
Joyce Devlin
Troy Harvey
Agasthya Pradham Shenoy
David Vickers
Lindsay Winters

Roel Contreras
Kristen Dye
Elizabeth Petri-Henske

Carolyn Hayes
Danielle Marine
Emily Richmond Pollock

Expedito Almeida
Andrea Campbell
Allison Eck

Courtney Cox
Adam Fouse
Rachel Spiller

Robert Berens
Casey Golomski
Adam Mauskapf
Sean McKenna
Charles Telfer Williams

Brian Bunnell
Rebecca Cherry
Thomas Hougard

Esdras Carlos
Benjamin Miller
Andy Pollock

Bill Whitney

Benjamin Bresler
Doug Jacobs
Natalie Shelton-May

Matt Owen