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The 2017/2018 Education Programme

(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

To experience at close quarters, to participate, and to try out new things – this is the basic principle of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s education programme. In a variety of concerts, workshops and projects, children, young people and adults have the opportunity to experience music, to actively participate themselves, to meet members of the orchestra and guest musicians, make music creatively and discover their own artistic skills. Our vision is to give everyone in Berlin the opportunity to be a part of the work and the world of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

All about singing

With the Philharmoniker’s concert programme full of exciting works which involve vocal soloists and choirs this season, singing in all its various forms is also a common thread that runs through our educational projects: from our children’s opera, to the sing-along concerts and the Sing! workshop. Another source of inspiration for our projects are the “inter-worlds” which form a theme in many of this season’s works. They move between fantasy and reality, between light and shadow, myth and truth, between order and chaos, hope and fear, and in doing so, strike a chord with our own times. Such as Parsifal, which we will approach in a number of ways: there are two productions on this subject which could not be more different – a children’s opera in cooperation with the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden and a theatre production in cooperation with Tegel prison and the prison theatre group aufBruch. The fantasy animal world which Leoš Janáček creates around the mysteries of life in his opera The Cunning Little Vixen is explored by Berlin primary school pupils, while Berlin’s secondary school pupils discover Bernstein’s symphony The Age of Anxiety: a world of disorientation, fear and loneliness, in which man desperately seeks stability and faith in a strange world.

The joy of music

Our offers, workshops and series of lectures, like the rehearsal visits, the creative and listening studios, the musical expeditions, the holiday project, the young composer workshop and the creative orchestra all bring the participants closer to music, help them to overcome inhibitions and awaken their interest in all forms of music. Not to forget the vocal hero choral project at the end of the season: Berliners of all ages will be invited to sing together and make music – regardless of social or cultural background – in the German premiere of David Lang's the public domain. The realisation of this project for all age groups under the direction of Sir Simon Halsey will take place in the Berlin Philharmonie and is guaranteed to be a very special experience – for participants and audience alike!

Wide-ranging projects

Thanks to the support of Deutsche Bank, the Philharmonie and the musicians of the orchestra becomes a place of learning which impacts on all social and cultural sectors of society, and which reaches out to people of all different age groups, abilities and talents. We are particularly pleased that we are increasingly able to involve people with refugee backgrounds into our activities and that we have been able to build more and more reliable structures in order to overcome inhibitions and reduce obstacles to increase participation. In their diversity, the education programme offers reflect much of what moves us – over and above topical issues of the day. We look forward to your taking part!

The Vocal Heroes
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
2016/2017 choir project: »Trip to the moon« by Andrew Norman
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
Concert in a refugee centre
(Photo: Martin Walz)
Orchestral musicians visit a kindergarten
(Photo: Archive Berliner Philharmoniker)
Side by side: a young violinist and orchestral musician Laurentius Dinca
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

To the projects of the Education Programme

Concerts and Events

Sunday,

08 Dec 2019,
16:00

Chamber Music Hall

Education

Sun, 08 Dec 2019, 16:00
Chamber Music Hall

Vocal Heroes Christmas Concert

Vocal Heroes Children's Choirs Level 1

Vocal Heroes Childrens' Choirs Level 2

Vocal Heroes Youth Choir Level 3

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Guests

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Tuesday,

10 Dec 2019,
10:00

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Tue, 10 Dec 2019, 10:00
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

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Tuesday,

10 Dec 2019,
11:30

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Tue, 10 Dec 2019, 11:30
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

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Wednesday,

11 Dec 2019,
10:00

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Wed, 11 Dec 2019, 10:00
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

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Wednesday,

11 Dec 2019,
11:30

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Wed, 11 Dec 2019, 11:30
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

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Saturday,

14 Dec 2019,
15:00

Philharmonie

Education

Sat, 14 Dec 2019, 15:00
Philharmonie

Family Concert − Merry QUIZmas

Berlin Philharmonic Winds

Sarah Willis horn and presenter

Malte Arkona presentation

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Sunday,

15 Dec 2019,
11:00

Philharmonie

Education

Sun, 15 Dec 2019, 11:00
Philharmonie

Family Concert − Merry QUIZmas

Berlin Philharmonic Winds

Sarah Willis horn and presenter

Malte Arkona presentation

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Thursday,

30 Jan 2020,
10:00

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Thu, 30 Jan 2020, 10:00
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

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Thursday,

30 Jan 2020,
11:30

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Thu, 30 Jan 2020, 11:30
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

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Friday,

31 Jan 2020,
10:00

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Fri, 31 Jan 2020, 10:00
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

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Friday,

31 Jan 2020,
11:30

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Fri, 31 Jan 2020, 11:30
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

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Saturday,

01 Feb 2020,
20:00

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Education

Sat, 01 Feb 2020, 20:00
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Puccinis’ Suor Angelica FAITH TO FACE

Scholars of the Karajan Academy

Female Vocal Soloists and Students from Berlin Music Academies

Choir of the Vocal Heroes Choral Programme

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Nicola Hümpel stage direction

Oliver Proske stage conception

Ann Toomey soprano

Katarina Dalayman soprano

Daniela Vega mezzo-soprano

Fleur Barron mezzo-soprano

Sarah Laulan mezzo-soprano

Aurora Marthens soprano

Qing Wang soprano

Aphrodite Patoulidou soprano

Alessia Schumacher soprano

Ekaterina Bazhanova mezzo-soprano

Yeo-Jung Ha soprano

Bernadeta Astari soprano

Yui Kawaguchi Tanz

Matan Porat piano

Giacomo Puccini Suor Angelica

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Sunday,

02 Feb 2020,
20:00

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Education

Sun, 02 Feb 2020, 20:00
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Puccinis’ Suor Angelica FAITH TO FACE

Scholars of the Karajan Academy

Female Vocal Soloists and Students from Berlin Music Academies

Choir of the Vocal Heroes Choral Programme

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Nicola Hümpel stage direction

Oliver Proske stage conception

Ann Toomey soprano

Katarina Dalayman soprano

Daniela Vega mezzo-soprano

Fleur Barron mezzo-soprano

Sarah Laulan mezzo-soprano

Aurora Marthens soprano

Qing Wang soprano

Aphrodite Patoulidou soprano

Alessia Schumacher soprano

Ekaterina Bazhanova mezzo-soprano

Yeo-Jung Ha soprano

Bernadeta Astari soprano

Yui Kawaguchi Tanz

Matan Porat piano

Giacomo Puccini Suor Angelica

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Tuesday,

04 Feb 2020,
20:00

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Education

Tue, 04 Feb 2020, 20:00
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Puccinis’ Suor Angelica FAITH TO FACE

Scholars of the Karajan Academy

Female Vocal Soloists and Students from Berlin Music Academies

Choir of the Vocal Heroes Choral Programme

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Nicola Hümpel stage direction

Oliver Proske stage conception

Ann Toomey soprano

Katarina Dalayman soprano

Daniela Vega mezzo-soprano

Fleur Barron mezzo-soprano

Sarah Laulan mezzo-soprano

Aurora Marthens soprano

Qing Wang soprano

Aphrodite Patoulidou soprano

Alessia Schumacher soprano

Ekaterina Bazhanova mezzo-soprano

Yeo-Jung Ha soprano

Bernadeta Astari soprano

Yui Kawaguchi Tanz

Matan Porat piano

Giacomo Puccini Suor Angelica

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Monday,

16 Mar 2020,
10:00

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Mon, 16 Mar 2020, 10:00
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

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Monday,

16 Mar 2020,
11:30

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Mon, 16 Mar 2020, 11:30
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

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Tuesday,

17 Mar 2020,
10:00

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Tue, 17 Mar 2020, 10:00
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

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Tuesday,

17 Mar 2020,
11:30

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Tue, 17 Mar 2020, 11:30
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

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Monday,

11 May 2020,
11:00

Philharmonie

Education

Mon, 11 May 2020, 11:00
Philharmonie

Vocal Heroes Children's Choirs Level 1

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Guests

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Sunday,

07 Jun 2020,
11:00

Philharmonie

Education

Sun, 07 Jun 2020, 11:00
Philharmonie

Vocal Heroes Choir Project

Vocal Heroes Childrens' Choirs Level 2

Vocal Heroes Youth Choir Level 3

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Guests

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Monday,

15 Jun 2020,
10:00

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Education

Mon, 15 Jun 2020, 10:00
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Kitakonzert 3-2-1-LOS!

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Monday,

15 Jun 2020,
11:30

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Education

Mon, 15 Jun 2020, 11:30
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Kitakonzert 3-2-1-LOS!

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Tuesday,

16 Jun 2020,
10:00

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Education

Tue, 16 Jun 2020, 10:00
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Kitakonzert 3-2-1-LOS!

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Tuesday,

16 Jun 2020,
11:30

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Education

Tue, 16 Jun 2020, 11:30
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Kitakonzert 3-2-1-LOS!

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