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RehearsalS & Concerts

Dear Symphony Parnassus Musicians,

Welcome to our 30th Season! Rehearsals for the 2019-20 concert season begin on Monday, September 16 from 7:30 - 10 p.m. at SF State University in the Creative Arts Building, Room 153.

Your participation in rehearsals and concerts is valued and essential to the success of the orchestra. To ensure that our limited rehearsal time is used effectively, please review our attendance policy and rehearsal schedule.


We request that all orchestra members make an effort to attend every rehearsal. Consistent attendance will improve the rehearsal process and benefit the entire orchestra. However, we understand and respect that you may at times have conflicting obligations.

We kindly ask for your adherence to the following guidelines:

  • No more than two absences per concert, preferably early in the set. Excessive absences may lead to a discussion with the music director as to whether it would be appropriate for you to sit out until the next concert set.

  • Dress rehearsals are required and can only be missed with the express permission of the music director at least one week in advance.

  • If you must miss a rehearsal, please notify your section leader and/or the orchestra manager <> as far in advance as possible, but please give at least 24 hours advance notice.

  • When appropriate, please help us engage a substitute player for your part.

Please review and sign the Rehearsal & Concert Commitment Form.

We appreciate your commitment to Symphony Parnassus and look forward to a great season together!

Michael Beale
Orchestra Manager
(530) 276-4907

Rehearsal Commitment Form

Please complete and submit the online commitment form to confirm your availability for this season’s rehearsals and concerts.

Printable Form

You may also print and fill out the commitment form by hand. Please scan and email the completed form to the orchestra manager or turn it in at the first rehearsal.

Upload to digital calendar with .ics file

Save the rehearsal schedule as a calendar file and upload to your Google, Apple, or other digital calendar:

Symphony Parnassus 2019-20 Calendar.ics


Set 1

(7:30 – 10 p.m.)

September 16, 23, 30 (2019)

October 7, 14, 21, 28

November 4, 11*

Dress Rehearsal
Sunday, November 17, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
SF Conservatory of Music

Concert 1
Sunday, November 17
SF Conservatory of Music
3 – 5 p.m.

Set 2

(7:30 – 10 p.m.)

November 18, 25

December 2, 9, 16*

January 6, 13, 20  (2020)

Dress Rehearsal
Saturday, January 25, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Taube Atrium Theater

Concert 2
Sunday, January 26
Taube Atrium Theater

Sound Check: 2 – 2:30 p.m.
Concert: 3 – 5 p.m.

Set 3

(7:30 – 10 p.m.)

January 27

February 3, 10, 17, 24

March 2, 9, 16

April 13

Dress Rehearsal
Saturday, April 18, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Taube Atrium Theater

Concert 3
Sunday, April 19
Taube Atrium Theater

Sound Check: 2 – 2:30 p.m.
Concert: 3 – 5 p.m.

Set 4

(7:30 – 10 p.m.)

April 20, 27

May 4, 11, 18*, 25*

June 1, 8

Dress Rehearsal:
Sunday, June 14, 5 – 7 p.m.
SF Conservatory of Music

Concert 4
Sunday, June 14
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
SF Conservatory of Music

Rehearsal Location

Monday evening rehearsals take place at San Francisco State University (1600 Holloway Ave.) in the Creative Arts Building, Room 153 (band/orchestra room).

Occasional holiday or Tuesday evening rehearsals marked with an asterisk (*) are at Lakeside Presbyterian Church (201 Eucalyptus Ave. at 19th Ave.) in the social hall. Enter from the west side door adjacent to the small parking lot.

Chairs and Stands

At SF State, chairs and stands are usually available in the rehearsal hall. There are times during the school year when we have to search various classrooms in order to locate enough chairs and stands for our rehearsal.

Occasionally we may ask for volunteers to bring chairs and stands to rehearsals if SF State has events scheduled for the same night or we are using an alternate rehearsal venue. In both cases, we do our best to notify musicians in advance.


SF State

Limited street parking is available on Holloway Ave. and 19th Ave. Paid parking is available in parking garage 1 beneath the Administration building on Holloway Ave. Rates are $4 for two hours or $7 until midnight. Campus police does occasionally patrol and issue tickets to vehicles with missing or expired parking passes.

Lakeside Presbyterian Church

Limited parking is available in the small church lot. Additional parking is available on the surrounding streets or in the parking lots for Stonestown Galleria.