Pupils get a glimpse of professional musicians rehearsing a piece in the orchestra’s daily practising space: the school children get an insight into the workings of the orchestra under the guidance of General Music Director Donald Runnicles.
27 March 2019, 10.00h [Concert on 29 March, 20.00h]*
Works by Glanert, Strauss and Beethoven
7 May 2019, 10.00h [Concert on 8 May, 20.00h]
Gustav Mahler [Symphony No 6]
In a series of facilitated rehearsals in intimate, small-scale settings chamber musicians give school children an idea of how they go about working on a concert programme.
21 January 2019, 11.00h [Concert on 28 January 2019, 20.00h]*
„Nacht und Träume“
1 March 2019, 10.00h [Concert on 4 March 2019, 20.00h]*
20 May 2019, 11.00h [Concert on 22 May 2019, 20.00h]
Before the opening night of an opera much rehearsing goes on involving different groups of cast members. School classes are invited to watch the orchestra – at close quarters – during an OA [“Orchestra Alone rehearsal”] before the singers arrive and join in.
18 September 2018, 10.00h*
14 December 2018, 10.00h
Das schlaue Füchslein
16 May 2019, 10.00h
29 May 2019, 10.00h
*) Performances on dates marked with an asterisk are held in partnership with the Rhapsody in School initiative.
What is Rhapsody in School?
Some of the rehearsal visits are organised in cooperation with Rhapsody in School, an initiative that was awarded the 2015 ECHO Classic for the fostering of young musical talent. The concert soloist also visits the pupils in their school and talks about his or her instrument.
The initiative is free of charge except for the concert itself, for which tickets cost € 8.00.
All programmes are aimed at musically inclined school classes or music courses from Level 7 upwards