Many young musicians dream of having the chance to play once in their lives in the Berlin Philharmonie. For the participants of our School Orchestra Extravaganza, this is a dream that regularly comes true. Last November, the programme included a very special repertoire: three film scores that probably everyone knows and which were rehearsed here under the direction of chief conductor Sir Simon Rattle.
Works by Dmitri Shostakovich and Johannes Brahms as well as excerpts from the motion picture soundtracks from E. T., Indiana Jones, The Magnificent Seven, Star Trek, Rocky III, Star Wars, Going Places, Mission Impossible, The Great Dictator, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest und The Godfather
Music by John Williams and other composers
Besides a range of school orchestras making music, the Berlin school orchestra gathering will again offer the possibility to jointly present a selected piece of music. One focus of the gathering will be the subject of music and film, another the young musicians’ work with Sir Simon Rattle. In preparation, members of the Berliner Philharmoniker will rehearse the work selected with the pupils involved. Another item on the programme will be the presentation of the creative orchestra, in which interested instrumentalists between 14 and 19 years of age will have worked creatively on the subject of film music. The focus is on experimenting jointly and on developing and presenting a piece of one’s own in a creative way.