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UnTuxed Rehearsals

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 3 in G major, Op. 55

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UNTUXED: Attend an open rehearsal and experience a look behind the scenes of the WSO.

Saturday November 5, 2022 @ 12:30 pm

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky:
Suite No. 3 in G major, Op. 55

Composed in 1884, Tchaikovsky had gone in with the idea of writing two mainstream works—a piano concerto and a symphony. Sometimes though, you just have to go where the music takes you . . .

Neither plan really materialized the way the composer intended. He quickly recognized his ideas for the symphony were better suited for an orchestral suite. The problem lay with the opening movement. Titled Contrastes, it was to be a fantasia of contrasting musical sounds and patterns, but the more he worked with the music, the more uncooperative the music became and the more Tchaikovsky hated it. Instead, Contrastes became the closing movement of his Concert Fantasia.

Come watch the WSO rehearse Tchaikovsky’s Suite No. 3 in G major and discover what it takes to prepare for a performance. Afterwards, guest conductor Andrey Boreyko (and former WSO music director) will answer your questions in a short Q&A.


UNTUXED. A unique and casual way to experience the WSO all in one hour.

*Please note this is a working rehearsal. The orchestra may not perform the work the whole way through. The conductor will start and stop the orchestra and discuss things with the musicians.


Andrey Boreyko, conductor