Creative Orchestra Lab

Shaping Hamburg’s musical life together: in the seminar for creative and artistic group leaders in July.

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Creative Orchestra
Creative Orchestra © Claudia Höhne

Love to experiment? The Creative Orchestra Lab invites artistic and creative group leaders to learn from and with each other for four whole days. The leaders of the Creative Orchestra (Magdalena Abrams, Tobias Dutschke, Caroline Krohn and Susanne Paul), one of the Elbphilharmonie’s most popular join-in ensembles, will be opening the doors to their lab and sharing the methods, works and exercises they have developed over many years. Not only will these serve as inspiration for work in your own city district, they can also be a starting point for exchange between colleagues. How can we get different groups of people excited about music? Which strategies are other city districts pursuing? And how can we improve communication amongst ourselves? Participants will have a chance to explore these topics together in a friendly and creative atmosphere.

The seminar is based on the Elbphilharmonie Creative Orchestra’s experiences over the last five years. As one of the Elbphilharmonie’s six join-in ensembles, it invites people to give it a go and make music playfully twice a year. Then, in the final concerts, the participants present what they’ve been rehearsing together: be that musical, spoken, scenic, improvised, wacky or unique. This seminar is aimed at group leaders at artistic institutions in Hamburg and the surrounding area.

Seminar dates:
8–11 June 2023
Participants are required to attend every day.

Participation requirements:
- You have experience working with groups (16+) in the artistic field
- You have pedagogical experience or experience leading groups
- You enjoy creative thinking and playful approaches

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