On Thursday, White Hill's 7th and 8th Grade Advanced Orchestra visited Davies Symphony Hall for an open rehearsal of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. The orchestra rehearsed Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 (Rudolf Buchbinder was the soloist) and Brahms' Symphony No. 2. The students appreciated the more relaxed, less formal setting than an evening performance, and noticed a lot about professional rehearsal techniques and orchestra etiquette. The students were the youngest audience members there, but behaved with maturity and politeness, and I was so proud of them during the day! Thanks to the parent chaperones who made the trip possible.