For secondary schools

Please be aware that most of these programmes are in German.

Rehearsal visits

The Konzerthaus Berlin invites students from secondary schools, educational institutions and student groups to attend an orchestral rehearsal. In the process, they will become acquainted with the workday of a symphony orchestra. If possible, the young adults will have the opportunity to talk with the orchestra musicians following the rehearsal. Upon request, we would be pleased to send teachers the programme booklet for preparation purposes 14 days before the respective rehearsal.

Rehearsal visits are free of charge, application is required.

Dates

Start at 09:50am

Thursday 09.11.2017, Thursday 15.02.2018, Thursday12.04.2018, Thursday 19.04.2018, Friday 27.04.2018

Application

Please send us a written application indicating the name of the school, number of pupils and contact person to: schule-kita@konzerthaus.de

Open your Ears - Neue Musik für junge Leute

“Cadavre exquis” – everyone has tried this playful method developed by the Surrealists. A drawing is begun with the head, then folded, the next person draws the torso and so on until a figure is created. For this year’s Open Your Ears project, we have transferred this principle to music. The resulting melodrama in five parts for concert hall and radio will be a complete surprise on the day of the premiere – and not only for the audience.

Courses and school groups that would like to attend the performance will be given an introduction to the project by a team of music educators after pre-arranging a date with their school.

Dates

Application

Please send us a written application indicating the name of the school, number of pupils and contact person to: open.your.ears@konzerthaus.de

Across the border

This concert series hopes to take younger audiences on musical explorations that intentionally cross boundaries between classical music, jazz and other musical genres. The presentation and direct discussion with the audience and performers provide fascinating insights into artistic methods, interpretative views and the history of music.

Dates

Application

Please send us a written application indicating the name of the school, number of pupils and contact person to: across.the.border@konzerthaus.de

East West Street: A song of Good & Evil

After the end of World War II, lawyers Hersch Lauterpacht and Raphael Lemkin became advisers to the Allies on sentencing the most brutal Nazi criminals. Nazi atrocities, it was felt, should not remain unpunished. At the end of 1945, the Nuremberg trials created the basis for a criminal offense in the modern sense – beginning with laws that penalise crimes against humanity or genocide. A milestone in legal history, the 70th anniversary of which was honoured this decade. On this occasion, the human rights lawyer Philippe Sands wrote a book called “A Song of Good and Evil”, in which the fates of Lauterpacht and Lemkin are closely intertwined with the life of a third main character. The defendant Hans Frank was Hitler’s personal lawyer and would later gained infamy as the “Butcher of Poland”. In addition to their profession and personal life stories, the three men also shared a passion for the same music. “A Song of Good and Evil” shines light on a major legal issue with the help of words, images and the music of Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Paul Misraki and Leonard Cohen. Sands’ award-winning book in English will be published this year in the German translation.

Date

February 13th, 11.00 am

Application

Please send us a written application indicating the name of the school, number of pupils and contact person to: schule-kita@konzerthaus.de