• Photo: Michael Haydn

Offers for Schools

Philharmonics at School

Since 1978, musicians of the Philharmonic State Orchestra have been passionately involved in working at Hamburg's schools. Regularly, Philharmonic ensembles visit schools in the entire city of Hamburg. The educational work takes place for two hours with two classes of a similar age. A curriculum is worked out and followed through by the musicians of the orchestra. The instruments and the music pieces are chosen depending on the age of the students. The main aspects however, are the dialogue between children, artists and teachers as well as trying out the instruments.


Violin, viola, violoncello, double bass
Wed. 2nd November 2016
Mo. 13th February 2017
Tue. 9th May 2017
Wed. 17th May 2017
Approx. 1 hour
Grades 4 – 6

Flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon
Mo. 16th January 2017
Wed. 8th February 2017
Mo. 15th May 2017
Fr. 2nd June 2017
Approx. 1 hour
Grades 5 – 6

2 trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba
Mo. 12th September 2016
Mo. 21st November 2016
Mo. 15th May 2017
Tue. 4th Juli 2017
Approx. 2 hours
Grades 4 – 6

Mo. 16th January 2017
Mo. 13th February 2017
Tue. 9th Mai 2017
Wed. 17th Mai 2017
Approx. 1 hour
10am und 11.30am (At the State Opera)
Grades 4 – 6

If your class is interested in this project, please contact: phisch@staatsorchester-hamburg.de

Rehearsal Visit for Hamburg School Classes

Experience the way an orchestra works!

The spanish conductor Gustavo Gimeno opens the rehearsal for the 4th Philharmonic Concert (at the Laeiszhalle) for students and brings the thrilling stories and motifs of Nikolai Rimski Korsakow's "Scheherazade" to life. The symphonic suite tells exciting stories from 1001 Night with musical orientalisms. In the motif of the solo-violin we hear princess Scheherazade telling her wondrous stories to appease the tyranic sultan.

Approx. 1 hour
Grades 5 – 10
Thu. 8th December 2016, 10.00am, Laeiszhalle

Schönberg's Gurre-Lieder of powerful sound carry you away to the Gurre of the middle ages (a ruin of a castle in danish Nord-Seeland) with solo singers and a great orchestra- and choir cast. Legend has it, that this is where King Waldemar tried to hide his beloved Tove from his jealous wife. Arnold Schönberg describes the lost love in late roman orchestra colours. Selected school classes may visit a rehearsal of the 10th Philharmonic Concert (at the Elbphilharmonie) with the Philharmonic State Orchestra conducted by Kent Nagano.

Approx. 1,5 hours
Grades 9 – 13
Fr. 16.th June 2017, 11am, Elbphilharmonie

Tickets: 5 € (HVV-Ticket included)
Please order classwise from the 01.09.16 in writing at jung@staatsoper-hamburg.de

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