For Musicians

Musicians’ Handbook

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


2016-2017 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. (Schedule last updated 9/7/16)


Concert #1: A Child Of Our Time

  • Monday, 9/12
  • Monday, 9/19
  • Monday, 9/26
  • Monday, 10/3
  • Monday, 10/10 (Columbus Day)
  • Monday, 10/17
  • Monday, 10/24 (with Chorus) at Brown Hall (New England Conservatory)
  • Monday, 10/31

Dress Rehearsal with Chorus: Thursday, 11/3 at 7 p.m–10 p.m. at The Center for Arts at the Armory

Dress Rehearsal with Chorus: Saturday, 11/5 at 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at Brown Hall (New England Conservatory)

CONCERT: Saturday, 11/5 at 8 p.m. at Kresge Auditorium (6 p.m. Call Time)

Outreach Concert: Perkins

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


Concert #2: Holiday Pops

  • Monday, 11/14
  • Monday, 11/21
  • Monday, 11/28
  • Monday, 12/5

CONCERT: Saturday, 12/10 at 8 p.m.  at The Center for Arts at the Armory (5:30 p.m. Call Time)


Concert #3: Family Concert

  • Monday, 12/12
  • Monday, 12/19
  • (off two weeks for holidays)
  • Monday, 1/9
  • Monday 1/16 (MLK Day)

CONCERT: Sunday, January 22 at 2 p.m. AND 4 p.m. at The Center for Arts at the Armory (12:30 p.m. Call Time)


Concert #4: Tchaik 5

  • Monday, 1/23
  • Monday, 1/30
  • Monday, 2/6
  • Monday, 2/13
  • Monday, 2/20 (President’s Day)
  • Monday, 2/27

Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, March 2 at 7 p.m.–10 p.m. at The Center for Arts at the Armory

CONCERT: Sunday, March 5 at 4 p.m. at Kresge Auditorium (2 p.m. Call Time)

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


Concert #5: Conrad Pope

  • Monday, 3/13
  • Monday, 3/20
  • Monday 3/27
  • Monday 4/3
  • Monday 4/10
  • (Off 4/17 for Patriot’s Day)
  • Monday, 4/24
  • Monday, 5/1
  • Monday, 5/8
  • Monday, 5/15
  • Monday, 5/22
  • (Off 5/29 for Memorial Day)
  • Monday, 6/5
  • Monday, 6/12

Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, June 15 at 7 p.m.–10 p.m. at The Center for Arts at the Armory or TBD

Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, 6/17 at 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at  Kresge Auditorium

CONCERT: Saturday, 6/17 at 8 p.m. at Kresge Auditorium (6 p.m. Call Time)


Concert #6: Pops on the Lawn

  • Monday, 6/19

CONCERT: Sunday, 6/25 at 3 p.m. at Sennott Park (2 p.m. Call Time)


Concert Dress

For all public concerts (except as otherwise instructed for the Pops Concert 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 Concert:

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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