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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

Tuesday,

03 Oct 2017,
10:00

Hauptfoyer Philharmonie

Education

Tue, 03 Oct 2017, 10:00
Hauptfoyer Philharmonie

1st Musical Expedition: Philharmonie appealing to all Senses

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Wednesday,

04 Oct 2017,
10:00

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Wed, 04 Oct 2017, 10:00
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

Thomas Seher piano

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Guests

Ravi Srinivasan Schlagzeug und Pfeifen

Nora Held Tuba

Francois Thirault cello

Daniel Hochstöger clarinet

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Wednesday,

04 Oct 2017,
11:30

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Wed, 04 Oct 2017, 11:30
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

Thomas Seher piano

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Guests

Ravi Srinivasan Schlagzeug und Pfeifen

Nora Held Tuba

Francois Thirault cello

Daniel Hochstöger clarinet

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Thursday,

05 Oct 2017,
10:00

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Thu, 05 Oct 2017, 10:00
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

Thomas Seher piano

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Guests

Ravi Srinivasan Schlagzeug und Pfeifen

Nora Held Tuba

Francois Thirault cello

Daniel Hochstöger clarinet

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Thursday,

05 Oct 2017,
11:30

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Thu, 05 Oct 2017, 11:30
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

Thomas Seher piano

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Guests

Ravi Srinivasan Schlagzeug und Pfeifen

Nora Held Tuba

Francois Thirault cello

Daniel Hochstöger clarinet

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Saturday,

07 Oct 2017,
10:00

Hauptfoyer Philharmonie

Education

Sat, 07 Oct 2017, 10:00
Hauptfoyer Philharmonie

2nd Musical Expedition: Architecture

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Friday,

13 Oct 2017,
18:30

Hauptfoyer Philharmonie

Education

Fri, 13 Oct 2017, 18:30
Hauptfoyer Philharmonie

MusikPLUS − Fabelwesen

Thomas Leyendecker direction

Judith KamphuesSchauspiel

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Sunday,

15 Oct 2017,
11:00

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Sun, 15 Oct 2017, 11:00
Hermann Wolff Room

Listening Studio

Andrea Zietzschmann General Manager of Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation

Franziska Noack presentation

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Saturday,

28 Oct 2017,
18:30

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Sat, 28 Oct 2017, 18:30
Hermann Wolff Room

Ferienprojekt »Round Midnight«

Martin Stegner viola

Alina Simmelbauer Fotografie

Rosemary Neri Calheiros Tanz

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Sunday,

12 Nov 2017,
11:00

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Sun, 12 Nov 2017, 11:00
Hermann Wolff Room

Creative Studio 1 – Lightpainting

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Sunday,

26 Nov 2017,
10:00

Hauptfoyer Philharmonie

Education

Sun, 26 Nov 2017, 10:00
Hauptfoyer Philharmonie

3rd Musical Expedition: Counterpoint

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Sunday,

03 Dec 2017,
11:00

Philharmonie

Education

Sun, 03 Dec 2017, 11:00
Philharmonie

Vocal Heroes Children's Choirs

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

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Sunday,

03 Dec 2017,
15:00

Philharmonie

Education

Sun, 03 Dec 2017, 15:00
Philharmonie

Vocal Heroes Children's Choirs

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

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Thursday,

18 Jan 2018,
10:00

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Thu, 18 Jan 2018, 10:00
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Scholars of the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Stefanie Rüffer Schauspiel

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Thursday,

18 Jan 2018,
11:30

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Thu, 18 Jan 2018, 11:30
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Scholars of the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Stefanie Rüffer Schauspiel

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Friday,

19 Jan 2018,
10:00

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Fri, 19 Jan 2018, 10:00
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Scholars of the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Stefanie Rüffer Schauspiel

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Friday,

19 Jan 2018,
11:30

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Fri, 19 Jan 2018, 11:30
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Scholars of the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Stefanie Rüffer Schauspiel

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Sunday,

28 Jan 2018,
18:00

Chamber Music Hall

Education

Sun, 28 Jan 2018, 18:00
Chamber Music Hall

Youth Composition Workshop OPUS ONE

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Sunday,

04 Feb 2018,
11:00

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Sun, 04 Feb 2018, 11:00
Hermann Wolff Room

Creative Studio 2 – Music@Home

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Saturday,

17 Feb 2018,
15:00

Philharmonie

Education

Sat, 17 Feb 2018, 15:00
Philharmonie

Children’s Opera in Concert – Knight Parsifal

Vocal Soloists from Baden-Württemberg’s Academies of Music

Stanley Dodds direction

Henrik Albrecht Music by Henrik Albrecht after Motifs of Richard Wagner

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Sunday,

18 Feb 2018,
11:00

Philharmonie

Education

Sun, 18 Feb 2018, 11:00
Philharmonie

Children’s Opera in Concert – Knight Parsifal

Vocal Soloists from Baden-Württemberg’s Academies of Music

Stanley Dodds direction

Henrik Albrecht Music by Henrik Albrecht after Motifs of Richard Wagner

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Sunday,

25 Feb 2018,
11:00

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Sun, 25 Feb 2018, 11:00
Hermann Wolff Room

Listening Studio

Andrea Tober

Franziska Noack Moderation

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Sunday,

04 Mar 2018,
11:00

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Sun, 04 Mar 2018, 11:00
Hermann Wolff Room

Creative Studio 3 – Sing!

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Saturday,

24 Mar 2018,
14:30

Hauptfoyer Philharmonie

Education

Sat, 24 Mar 2018, 14:30
Hauptfoyer Philharmonie

4th Musical Expedition: Improvisation

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Sunday,

15 Apr 2018,
11:00

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Sun, 15 Apr 2018, 11:00
Hermann Wolff Room

Listening Studio

Knut Weber cello

Franziska Noack Moderation

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Monday,

16 Apr 2018,
10:00

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Mon, 16 Apr 2018, 10:00
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

Studierende der Hochschule für Musik »Hanns Eisler« Berlin Ensemble

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Monday,

16 Apr 2018,
11:30

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Mon, 16 Apr 2018, 11:30
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

Studierende der Hochschule für Musik »Hanns Eisler« Berlin Ensemble

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Tuesday,

17 Apr 2018,
10:00

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Tue, 17 Apr 2018, 10:00
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

Studierende der Hochschule für Musik »Hanns Eisler« Berlin Ensemble

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Tuesday,

17 Apr 2018,
11:30

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Tue, 17 Apr 2018, 11:30
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

Studierende der Hochschule für Musik »Hanns Eisler« Berlin Ensemble

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Friday,

18 May 2018,
11:00

Philharmonie

Education

Fri, 18 May 2018, 11:00
Philharmonie

Vocal Heroes Children's Choirs

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Guests

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Saturday,

19 May 2018,
15:00

Philharmonie

Education

Sat, 19 May 2018, 15:00
Philharmonie

Sir Simon Halsey direction

Vocal Heroes

Jasmina Hadziahmetovic stage direction

David Lang Public Domain – Ein Stück für 1000 Stimmen

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Monday,

04 Jun 2018,
10:00

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Mon, 04 Jun 2018, 10:00
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Scholars of the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

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Monday,

04 Jun 2018,
11:30

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Mon, 04 Jun 2018, 11:30
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Scholars of the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

read more

Tuesday,

05 Jun 2018,
10:00

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Tue, 05 Jun 2018, 10:00
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Scholars of the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

read more

Tuesday,

05 Jun 2018,
11:30

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Tue, 05 Jun 2018, 11:30
Hermann Wolff Room

Children’s Concert: 1-2-3-GO

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Scholars of the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

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Sunday,

10 Jun 2018,
11:00

Hermann Wolff Room

Education

Sun, 10 Jun 2018, 11:00
Hermann Wolff Room

Creative Studio 4 – Music@Home

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Friday,

15 Jun 2018,
18:30

Hauptfoyer Philharmonie

Education

Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 18:30
Hauptfoyer Philharmonie

MusikPLUS Sieben

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

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