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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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Topography of passion – an interactive journey

Young people from Germany and USA explore Johann Sebastian Bach’s St Mattew Passion.

Topography of passion
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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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Tuesday

24

May
2016

Chamber Music Hall

18:00

Youth Composition Workshop OPUS ONE
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Education

Youth Composition Workshop OPUS ONE

Workshop Participants

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Stanley Dodds Direction

Sunday

29

May
2016

Hermann Wolff Room

10:00

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO
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Education

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Sunday

29

May
2016

Hermann Wolff Room

11:30

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO
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Education

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Monday

30

May
2016

Hermann Wolff Room

10:00

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO
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Education

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Monday

30

May
2016

Hermann Wolff Room

11:30

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO
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Education

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Saturday

18

June
2016

Philharmonie

11:00

Sir Simon Rattle, Simon Halsey
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Education

Sir Simon Rattle Artistic Direction

Simon Halsey Artistic Direction Choirs

Florian Hoffmann Storm

Günter Papendell Gavin

Iwona Sobotka Queen

Konrad Jarnot King

Joaquín Riquelme García Tramp

Vocal Heroes Level 2 Trolls

Berliner Community Chor People

Berliner Philharmoniker and Young Instrumentalists Orchestra

Raphael Haeger Rehearsal Orchestra

Tobias Walenciak Rehearsal Choirs

Ela Baumann Staging

Christophe Linéré Costumes

Mário Melo Costa Video Design

Manuel Alão Light Design

Peter Maxwell Davies The Two Fiddlers Opera in two acts for young people to play and sing, libretto by the composer from a short story by George Mackay Brown

Sunday

19

June
2016

Philharmonie

16:00

Sir Simon Rattle, Simon Halsey
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Education

Sir Simon Rattle Artistic Direction

Simon Halsey Artistic Direction Choirs

Florian Hoffmann Storm

Günter Papendell Gavin

Iwona Sobotka Queen

Konrad Jarnot King

Joaquín Riquelme García Tramp

Vocal Heroes Level 2 Trolls

Berliner Community Chor People

Berliner Philharmoniker and Young Instrumentalists Orchestra

Raphael Haeger Rehearsal Orchestra

Tobias Walenciak Rehearsal Choirs

Ela Baumann Staging

Christophe Linéré Costumes

Mário Melo Costa Video Design

Manuel Alão Light Design

Peter Maxwell Davies The Two Fiddlers Opera in two acts for young people to play and sing, libretto by the composer from a short story by George Mackay Brown

Sunday

26

June
2016

Chamber Music Hall

10:00

Music-Schools Day
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Education

Music-Schools Day

Monday

19

September
2016

Hermann Wolff Room

10:00

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO
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Education

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Monday

19

September
2016

Hermann Wolff Room

11:30

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO
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Education

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

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