In 2010, the Musikkindergarten was founded. Since then musicians of the Philharmonic State Orchestra and members of the quire of the State Opera have become regular guests in the Schanzenhöfe. These visits give the children the opportunity to be in contact with professional musicians from an early stage and to start seeing music as part of their everyday life. General Music Director Kent Nagano is patron of the Musikkindergarten.
Further information: www.musikkindergarten-hamburg.com
Since November 2006, The Philharmonic State Orchestra supports the Albert-Schweitzer-Jugendorchester through mentoring. Musicians of the Philharmonic Orchestra engage with young talents by coaching members of the youth orchestra. They offer help in buying instruments or give specific advice. The main aspect of this is no specific concert of the youth orchestra but a continouus long term cooperation to support young talents.
Further information: www.albert-schweitzer-jugendorchester.de