For Musicians

Musicians’ Handbook

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


2017-2018 Rehearsal Schedule

Monday night rehearsals are from 7:15 to 9:50 p.m. Rehearsals will be held at The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville, unless noted otherwise.


Concert #1: Mahler and Mozart

  • Monday, 9/11
  • Monday, 9/18
  • Monday, 9/25
  • Monday, 10/2
  • Monday, 10/9 (Columbus Day)
  • Monday, 10/16
  • Monday, 10/23
  • Monday, 10/30
  • Monday, 11/6 (Rehearsal starts at 7 p.m.)

Dress Rehearsal #1: Thursday, November 9 at 7 p.m–10 p.m. at Somerville High School, Main Auditorium (81 Highland Ave., Somerville)

Dress Rehearsal #2: Saturday, November 11 at 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. at First Parish Church (630 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington)

CONCERT: Sunday, November 12 at 4 p.m. at Kresge Auditorium (2 p.m. Call Time)

OUTREACH CONCERT: Monday, November 13 at 7 p.m. at Perkins (175 North Beacon Street, Watertown) (6:30 p.m. Call Time)


Concert #2: Holiday Pops

  • Monday, 11/20
  • Monday, 11/27
  • Monday, 12/4

CONCERT: Saturday, December 9 at 7 p.m.  at The Center for Arts at the Armory (5 p.m. Call Time)


Concert #3: Family Concert

  • Monday, 12/11
  • Monday, 12/18
  • OFF 12/25 (Christmas) and 1/1 (New Year’s)
  • Monday, 1/8
  • Monday 1/15 (MLK Day)

CONCERTS: Sunday, January 21 at 2 p.m. AND 4 p.m. at The Center for Arts at the Armory (12:30 p.m. Call Time)


Concert #4: Tchaikovsky and Gershwin

  • Monday, 1/22
  • Monday, 1/29
  • Monday, 2/5
  • Monday, 2/12
  • Monday, 2/19 (Presidents’ Day)
  • Monday, 2/26
  • Monday, 3/5
  • Monday, 3/12
  • Monday, 3/19

Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m.–10 p.m. at The Center for Arts at the Armory

CONCERT: Sunday, March 25 at 4 p.m. at Kresge Auditorium (2 p.m. Call Time)

OUTREACH CONCERT: Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in the synagogue at Hebrew SeniorLife (1200 Centre St, Roslindale, MA 02131) (6:30 p.m. Call Time)


Concert #5: Ballet

  • Monday, 4/2
  • Monday, 4/9
  • OFF Monday, 4/16 (Patriots’ Day)
  • Monday 4/23
  • Monday 4/30
  • Monday, 5/7
  • Monday, 5/14
  • Monday, 5/21
  • OFF Monday, 5/28 (Memorial Day)
  • Monday, 6/4
  • Monday, 6/11

Dress Rehearsal #1: Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m.–10 p.m. at The Center for Arts at the Armory

Dress Rehearsal #2: Saturday, June 16 at 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at The Center for Arts at the Armory

CONCERT: Saturday, June 16 at 8 p.m. at Kresge Auditorium (6 p.m. Call Time)


Concert #6: Pops on the Lawn

  • Monday, 6/18

CONCERT: Sunday, June 24 at 3 p.m. at Danehy Park (2 p.m. Call Time)


Concert Dress

For all public concerts (except as otherwise instructed for Pops on the Lawn below) 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.


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