Dear Friends of the Berliner Philharmoniker,
A shared passion to perform led to the partnership Deutsche Bank and the Berliner Philharmoniker have enjoyed for over 25 years now. The exclusive and long-standing bond shared by the orchestra and the bank is unique anywhere in the world. The Berliner Philharmoniker is considered one of the best orchestras of our time, captivating audiences around the world. Excellence, innovative strength, energy and passion create the unique combination that makes the Berliner Philharmoniker an ideal partner for Deutsche Bank.
We have now extended this successful partnership for another five years, thus ensuring our continued support of visionary projects such as the Digital Concert Hall and the Education Programme of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Whether through dance, by singing or playing an instrument, each child is given the opportunity to go on his or her own journey of musical discovery under the guidance of the orchestra's education experts. As part of Vocal Heroes, an educational project launched in the 2013/2014 season, young people in Berlin have fun singing together, experience team spirit and gain confidence. The aim is to get children from three districts in Berlin enthusiastic about singing and to share with them the joy of music and singing.
The youth choir’s performances with the Berliner Philharmoniker are the highlight of the project. Vocal Heroes is one of many initiatives of the Born to Be programme through which Deutsche Bank and its foundations aim to improve the future outlook of children and young people worldwide. The education project EXPLORE CLASSICAL MUSIC! is also aimed at young people. Each year, Deutsche Bank donates a total of 500 free licenses for the Digital Concert Hall to educational institutions around the world. This support opens up new exciting possibilities for music teaching in schools and universities. More than 100,000 schoolchildren and students worldwide can now listen to and view concerts of the Berliner Philharmoniker in the classroom in superb image and sound quality, either live or as one of more than 300 recordings from the archives of the Digital Concert Hall.
Together with the Berliner Philharmoniker, we want to continue to make classical music accessible to anyone interested. We look forward to continuing our partnership and wish the Berliner Philharmoniker under the capable leadership of Sir Simon Rattle and Martin Hoffmann every success for the upcoming season and all friends of the orchestra many moving and unforgettable concert experiences.