Philharmonia members, who reside throughout Greensboro and nearby areas of the state, range in age from 17 to 80 and play in the orchestra for their love of music. The Philharmonia welcomes players who have orchestral experience in their background and who wish to contribute their talents to the ensemble.
The Philharmonia rehearses Thursday evenings beginning the first Thursday after Labor Day and continuing through June, typically taking breaks in December and May. Rehearsals begin at 7:30 PM and end by 10:00 PM. Rehearsals are held in the Music Rehearsal Hall of the Greensboro Cultural Arts Center at 200 North Davie Street.
In order to meet our performance goals, it is necessary for each member of the Philharmonia to make an earnest commitment to the rehearsal and concert schedules and to be conscientious in meeting attendance requirements so that all parts are covered at each rehearsal. It is in this spirit that each member is asked to make a sincere effort to attend every rehearsal, dress rehearsal and concert.
When an absence is anticipated, players should inform their section leader prior to rehearsal. In the event of last minute absences, players should contact their section leader or a board member. Wind, brass and percussion players should arrange for a substitute player and for the music to be made available for the substitute. Music may be dropped off or picked up from the Music Center office Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. If players’ schedules do not permit a trip to the Music Center, they should arrange a music drop-off with a board member.
In the event of weather or other emergency related to a rehearsal or concert, call the Music Center at 373-2549 for information about cancellations.
In order to make the best use of rehearsal time, all players are asked to arrive at rehearsals early enough to allow time to unpack and warm up before 7:30. Once rehearsal begins players are asked to observe musical courtesy: refrain from unnecessary talking that may cause others to be unable to hear instructions from the conductor.
Music Center Director: Jennifer Hance W: 373-2549 firstname.lastname@example.org