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Open Rehearsals

Thank you to all who supported PMF 2022! Though the 2022 festival was brought to its successful close, the information below is left on display for your reference.

This page will be updated soon with information on PMF 2023!


"PMF Open Rehearsals" provide opportunities for the general public to observe the PMF Orchestra working hard at making music in an environment with a distinctly different feel from a performance.


Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara(Main Hall)


Please simply register at the venue on the day of the Open Rehearsal. Registration will be closed after the number of participants has reached maximum capacity. (No advance reservation or registration is needed.)


200 people per day


All who meet any of the following requirements can attend free of charge.
Please understand that we cannot allow others to attend.

Eligibility Required items for Registration
(Those born in 1996 or later. Children under 6 years old will not be admitted.)
Personal ID, etc. indicating your age
※Elementary school students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 13 years old.
Those with ticket(s) for the program being rehearsed Concert ticket(s)
Members of "PMF Friends" PMF Friends membership card
Musicians, music teachers, music students, etc. ID, etc.

Time & Date / Venue

For participants

  • PMF Open Rehearsals provide opportunities to observe orchestra rehearsals. The rehearsal process is very different from a concert.
  • Participants may observe designated rehearsals and dress rehearsals. Available blocks of seats are decided in advance by the PMF Organizing Committee.
  • There is no microphone on the stage, and it may be difficult to hear the conductor.
  • There is no interpreter available at the rehearsals. Rehearsals are in Japanese.
  • Rehearsals are subject to change/cancellation. Please check the website for up-to-date information.
  • All photography, and audio/video recording are strictly prohibited. If this rule is violated, the recorded data must be surrendered, and the violator will be asked to leave and will not be allowed to reenter the program.
  • Rehearsal times are subject to change.
  • Rehearsals may be canceled, or their times changed, due to unavoidable circumstances.
  • Please consider bringing a jacket or sweater in light of the air-conditioned environment and possibly cool weather.


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