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Education Programme of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Education Programme

A Berliner Philharmoniker initiative supported by Deutsche Bank

There’s music in everyone

“For me, the most important thing that music can do is bring people together.” (Sir Simon Rattle, 2002)

The aim of the education programme of the Berliner Philharmoniker is to make the work of the Berliner Philharmoniker and its music as accessible to as many people as possible. Initiated by Sir Simon Rattle and supported financially since its inception in 2002 by Deutsche Bank, the projects are aimed at people of all ages, different social and cultural backgrounds and talents and encourage an active and an artistic engagement with music.

It was, and still is something close to Sir Simon’s heart, and his firm belief, that the Philharmonie should be accessible to all nationalities and ethnic groups - something Berlin is particularly rich in. But more than that: it should not only be open to people from all walks of life but it should actively reach out to them. The Philharmonie and the orchestra should be a place of learning which impacts on all social and cultural sectors of society, and which approaches people of different age groups, different abilities and talents.

Education is almost a paradox: it is an open and at the same time a protected space, where people can become actively involved in music making. It offers laypeople the opportunity of meeting professionals on an equal basis. It is an investment in people and their potential, but without the expectation of quantifiable gains.

The education programme of the Berliner Philharmoniker shows its diversity in concerts, lectures and open rehearsals, in creative projects and workshops for families, music lovers, young talent, childcare centres and schools. It aims to support participants in their own creativity, teach independent thinking and provide access to the world of music and musical forms. In the education projects thousands of children, adolescents as well as adults and seniors have discovered their individual talents, experienced music, played music themselves and learned how to to hear it with different ears. Because we believe there’s music in everyone.

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Simon Rattle on the Education Programme

In our video, Sir Simon Rattle explains why education work is so important to him.
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Concert Calendar

Projects

Whether young or old, big or small - the many different projects of the education programme are there for everyone.

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Mediathek

Media library

Our media library offers a selection of recent projects and concerts

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Video-Aufzeichnungen

“Vocal heroes”

Singing is mega cool! Become a vocal hero - in the new choral project of the education programme.

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Next Education projects

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Sunday

02

November
2014

Kammermusiksaal

15:00

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Education

Family Concert

Aline Champion Violin

Jan Schlichte Percussion

Susanne Würmell Glass Harp

Holger Groschopp Piano

Proschat Madani Narrator

Janet Kirsten Stage Design

Josa with the Magic Fiddle

Sunday

02

November
2014

Kammermusiksaal

17:00

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Education

Family Concert

Aline Champion Violin

Jan Schlichte Percussion

Susanne Würmell Glass Harp

Holger Groschopp Piano

Proschat Madani Narrator

Janet Kirsten Stage Design

Josa with the Magic Fiddle

Sunday

09

November
2014

Hermann-Wolff-Saal

11:00

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Education

Creative Studio 2

Prof. Ulrich Reuter Direction

Sunday

23

November
2014

Hermann-Wolff-Saal

11:00

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Education

Listening Studio 1

Thomas Leyendecker Trombonist of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Franziska Noack Presentation

Saturday

29

November
2014

Philharmonie

14:30

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Education

School Orchestra Gathering – FILM SCORES (feat. The Creative Orchestra)

Instrumentalists from various Berlin School Orchestras

Creative Orchestra

Sir Simon Rattle Overall Direction

Raphael Haeger Overall Rehearsal Direction

Thomas Leyendecker Direction of the Creative Orchestra

Sarah Willis Presentation

Malte Arkona Presentation

Saturday

13

December
2014

Philharmonie

15:00

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Education

Family Christmas Concert

Brass Ensemble of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Franz Schindlbeck Percussion

Blue Wuhle Kids Band der Schule an der Wuhlheide

Sarah Willis Presentation and Concept

Sunday

14

December
2014

Philharmonie

11:00

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Education

Family Christmas Concert

Brass Ensemble of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Franz Schindlbeck Percussion

Blue Wuhle Kids Band der Schule an der Wuhlheide

Sarah Willis Presentation and Concept

Friday

09

January
2015

Hermann-Wolff-Saal

10:00

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Education

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

Scholars of the Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Andrea Apostoli Concept

Friday

09

January
2015

Hermann-Wolff-Saal

11:30

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Education

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

Scholars of the Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Andrea Apostoli Concept

Saturday

10

January
2015

Hermann-Wolff-Saal

10:00

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Education

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

Scholars of the Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Andrea Apostoli Concept

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