Education

Family Concert – The little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s story of the Little Prince has “cult status” as a parable of mindfulness, impartiality, and humaneness. At this staged concert, members of the Berliner Philharmoniker guided by Philharmonic violist Matthew Hunter as well as Berlin elementary school students will transport the public into the cosmos of the Little Prince.

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Students of the Humboldthain-Grundschule, Berlin

Matthew Hunter Artistic Direction

Annika Vogt Scenic Direction

Janet Kirsten Direction Stage Design and Costumes

Nanami Komatsu Soprano

Recommended for children aged 6 and above

Dates and Tickets

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 2.30 p.m.

Chamber Music Hall

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 5 p.m.

Chamber Music Hall

Programme

“One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eyes.” The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and his friends the snake, the flower and the fox have enchanted generations of readers, young and old, and taught them one thing above all else: to recognise, love and appreciate what the world has to offer. But to do this, you have to be observant, looking and listening very carefully.

Under the direction of the Philharmoniker's violist Matthew Hunter, members of the Berliner Philharmoniker together with Berlin primary school students journey to the cosmos of the little prince. In cooperation with the grund_schule der künste of the Berlin University of the Arts, pupils of year four and five have undertaken a six-month-long, multidisciplinary exploration of the masterpiece by the French writer and keen aviator. Their results are presented in this family concert.

(c) Jan von Holleben