In 1999, the educational project “Pupils in Concert” was founded on the initiative of well-known conductor Kent Nagano, among others. In collaboration with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin it offers teachers and their pupils aged 13+ an opportunity to attend selected concerts in Berlin's major concert halls at the very reasonable rate of € 5 per person.

Experienced project director Anke Hopfengart provides the participating teachers with extensive introductory lesson materials, which can be used to prepare the concert visit and incorporate the works thematically into the teaching plan. The teaching materials, compiled by staff with training in musical theory, are also a source of further education for many teachers.

Each year, around 3,000 pupils and their teachers take part in “Pupils in Concert”. The project aims to integrate active musical life into school lessons and, at the same time, to generate young audiences for the future.

From the 2016/2017 season, “Pupils in Concert” will provide an additional opportunity in the run-up to selected RSB events – the chance to invite orchestral musicians into school lessons. On site, they will introduce their concert programmes and provide information about the works' special features. Pupils will be given practical access to music in this way, and teachers will receive help in preparing their pupils for the concert evening and awakening their enthusiasm.

RSB musicians can be invited to visit school classes in preparation for the following concerts:

9 November 2016: Marek Janowski with Beethoven and Bartók, soloist Yefim Bronfman, Philharmonie Berlin
4 December 2016: Alondra de la Parra with Stravinsky, Ravel and De Falla, Konzerthaus Berlin
30 March 2017: Ivan Repušić with Dvořák, Mozart and Milhaud, soloists Khatia and Gvantsa Buniatishvili, Philharmonie Berlin

For further information:

Anke Hopfengart (Project Management)
+49 (0) 30 440 551 29