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Experience

Schools and Kindergartens

Besides the many concerts, workshops and ensembles on offer to everyone, the Elbphilharmonie provides a special programme for schools and kindergartens, organised according to level.

School and Kindergarten Programme

The Elbphilharmonie’s School and Kindergarten Programme offers the opportunity to enrich and expand music teaching through workshops. Children and adolescents are able not only to peek behind the scenes of a major concert hall, visit a concert together or meet the artists in person, but also to participate themselves in making music!

The information brochure for music teachers offers an overview of all school and kindergarten concerts, the ZukunftsMusik series, World of Instrument courses for school classes, and other music education events that take place in the new concert hall from 2017.

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The 2017/18 brochure will be published in June.

Information

mitmachen@elbphilharmonie.de
phone: +49 40 357 666 336 (Mon–Fri / 12:00–15:00)

Schools

Concerts

Excited whispers, an electric atmosphere – an extensive concert programme brings Hamburg’s new concert hall to life for school classes. Organised according to level, all concerts are designed for a specific age group and take place in the Elbphilharmonie.

Imaginative staged productions that awake all the senses await kindergarten pupils in the Recital Hall. The breathtaking Grand Hall opens its doors for school pupils: taking the stage are not only Hamburg’s major orchestras, but Germany’s top youth orchestras, whose members are only slightly older than its audience.

School years 1–4: Staged concerts in the Recital Hall, for example, with Ensemble Resonanz
School years 5–6: Orchestral concerts with the Symphoniker Hamburg, hosted by a presenter in the Grand Hall
School years 7–8: Orchestral concerts with the Young ClassX and the Felix Mendelssohn Jugendsinfonieorchester, hosted by a presenter in the Grand Hall
School years 9–10: Orchestral concerts with the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, hosted by a presenter in the Grand Hall
School years 11–13: Orchestral concerts with the Junge Norddeutsche Philharmonie, hosted by a presenter in the Grand Hall

Tickets: €5.00

Supported by the Haspa Musik Stiftung

Booking

All 2016/17 school concerts are sold out.

The 2017/18 school programme will be published in June.

ZukunftsMusik

»Do you also listen to pop music?« When Hamburg school pupils ask top musicians questions about their classical music career, they are usually surprised by the answers. These face-to-face encounters are made possible by the ZukunftsMusik (Music of Tomorrow) fund. In music lessons at school – supported by Elbphilharmonie music educators – pupils first learn all about the compositions that make up the current repertoire of the musicians. Following discussions with the musicians or rehearsal sessions, the school pupils are offered the chance to visit a concert in the evening and watch »their« artists perform live on stage.

In cooperation with Rhapsody in School

The Music of Tomorrow

Booking and Information

2017/18 ZukunftsMusik dates will be published in June.

  • Tickets: €5.00 per person
  • 1 adult may attend free in groups of 10 school pupils or less, 2 adults in groups of 11 or more
  • School pupils from families that receive social benefits are exempt from the participation fee

World of Instruments

Anyone who is interested in learning about the world of music has come to the right place. In the Elbphilharmonie’s World of Instruments, more than 400 instruments are waiting to be tried out! From trumpets and drums to exotic gongs and flutes: here, everything that makes a sound can be found here - even iPads and audio equipment.

All workshops are offered in the mornings and adapted for school classes of all levels. Each workshop includes a 30 minute guided tour of the Elbphilharmonie.

Supported by the Hubertus Wald Stiftung and the Stiftung Elbphilharmonie with funding from the »Körber Fonds ZukunftsMusik«.

An overview of all World of Instrument courses for school classes (93.1 KB)

2017/18 World of Instruments courses will be published in June.

Booking

tickets@elbphilharmonie.de
phone: +49 40 357 666 66 (Mon–Sat / 10:00–18:00)
or in person at our ticket shops

  • Tickets: €5.00 per person
  • 1 adult may attend free in groups of 10 school pupils or less, 2 adults in groups of 11 or more
  • School pupils from families that receive social benefits are exempt from the participation fee

Klassiko Orchester­instrumente

For school year 1 and above

Embark on an interactive journey through the classical symphony orchestra. In this course, children and adolescents learn all about the construction and performance of orchestral instruments ranging from the violin to the tuba, before trying them out themselves: under the helpful guidance of professionals, primary school pupils develop a melody and learn to accompany it on rhythm instruments. In addition to trying out the intruments themselves, elementary school pupils receive an introduction in acoustics – inclusive of exciting live experiments.

Duration: approx. 135 minutes (incl. guided tour and break)
Elbphilharmonie Kaistudios

Classic Orchestra

Kosmos Percussion

For school year 1 and above

A sound expedition through the music cultures of five continents. In this workshop, children and adolescents discover percussion instruments according to their previous musical knowledge – all of the instruments having travelled several thousand kilometres just to be put to the test. Participants analyse the tonal similarities and differences in comparison to instruments they already know, and try the instruments under expert guidance. In small groups, the school pupils develop rhythms and melodies inspired from the different cultures, and present them to their classmates afterwards.

Duration: approx. 135 minutes (incl. guided tour and break)
Elbphilharmonie Kaistudios

Cosmos Percussion

Kreativ Klangsafari

For school year 3 and above

On a sound safari through the Elbphilharmonie: we find exciting sounds not only in music on and behind the stage, but also in the walls of the brand-new concert hall. In this workshop, school pupils start off on an expedition with the aid of headphones and an iPad in small groups. Everything and anything they find acoustically interesting is recorded using a simple app. Then it is time to experiment with the sound material: according to the level of the school class, the school pupils learn all about electronic composition techniques like samples and loops, and produce their own experimental musical miniature from their collected tones!

Duration: approx. 210 minutes (incl. guided tour and break)
Elbphilharmonie Kaistudios

Creative Sound Safari

Kreativ Komposition

For school year 1 and above

Whether it is Mozart’s »Eine Kleine Nachtmusik« or Adele’s pop hit »Hello« - behind every piece of music, with all its notes, words, sounds and beats, hides (at least) one creative mind. In this workshop, children and adolescents take the role of composers, conduct sound experiments, pick up different improvisation techniques from their workshop leader, and learn to compose their own musical piece. And all this with the aid of anything that can make a sound: from classical instruments in the rehearsal room, sound snippets on the computer and everyday objects to using their own body – anything is possible!

Duration: approx. 210 minutes (incl. guided tour and break)
Elbphilharmonie Kaistudios

Creative Composition

Kosmos Gamelan

For school year 3 and above

For centuries, gamelan has united people in teamwork, because playing in an ensemble is not about standing out as an individual, but seeing oneself as part of a community. In this workshop, children and adolescents are invited to immerse themselves in the »Kosmos Gamelan« and make music using exotic Asian percussion instruments such as gambangs (xylophones) and kendangs (drums) under the guidance of an experienced professional musician.

Duration: approx. 135 minutes (incl. guided tour and break)
Elbphilharmonie Kaistudios

Cosmos Gamelan

Schools Make Music

Tokio Hotel, AnnenMayKantereit and Silbermond – these are all bands that reached the top of the German pop music charts straight out of school. The Bundesverband Musikunterricht’s »Schulen musizieren« event series proves that Hamburg school pupils also have a lot going for themselves musically: selected school choirs, bands and orchestras are given a chance to show what they’ve got in over 50 concerts per school year.

One of these concerts takes place on 15 April 2018 in the Elbphilharmonie Recital Hall. Fellow school pupils, teachers, parents and friends of the participating musicians are all invited.

In cooperation with the Landesverband Hamburg des Bundesverbands Musikunterricht

Bewerbung und Tickets

Schul-Ensembles können sich bis zum 20. Januar 2018 beim Bundesverband Musikunterricht bewerben.

Konzerttickets sind ab 12. Februar 2018 erhätlich.

Kindergartens

Kindergarten Concerts

A dancer pursues the sound of a violin, a young apple tree sets off on an adventure all by himself, and two friends discover how to make music with one another using a trumpet and a Persian tombak drum: kindergarten pupils are invited to the Elbphilharmonie Kaistudio to experience three unforgettable, internationally acclaimed music theatre productions. Customised for the needs and abilities of children aged 3 to 5, the concerts are particularly worthwhile.

Booking

All 2016/17 kindergarten concerts are sold out.

The 2017/18 programme will be published in June.

Klingendes Mobil / Sound Mobile

Interested in discovering classical and non-European musical instruments first-hand? Then book the Klingendes Mobil! Travelling to kindergartens throughout the city, the mobile introduces children to the violin, flute, tuba and other instruments with the aid of a tailor-made tune, and also offers the chance to try the instruments out. Specially customised for the needs and musical abilities of each kindergarten group, the children get to know the Klingendes Mobil’s different musical instruments and try them out themselves.

The Klingendes Mobil may also be booked for special events such as school, kindergarten or local festivals.

Supported by the Hubertus Wald Stiftung

SoundMobile

Booking and Information

mitmachen@elbphilharmonie.de
phone: +49 40 357 666 336 (Mon–Fri / 12:00–15:00)

Tickets: €20.00 per event

Visit the Klingendes Mobil / Sound Mobile

Don’t have two rooms available in your day-care centre? Then visit the Klingendes Mobil in the Eidelstedt, Jenfeld, Wilhelmsburg or Sasel cultural centre with your kindergarten group!

Start: 09:00, 10:30 and 12:00
Duration: 60 minutes each (no break)

Dates and Locations

All dates are currently sold out. Further dates will be published in June.

Book the Klingendes Mobil / Sound Mobile

Invite the Klingendes Mobil to visit your Kindergarten! All that’s needed for the presentation are two rooms in your day-care centre.

Duration: 60 minutes per presentation (no break)

Booking Options:

  • an individual event for one kindergarten group (max. 30 children) / start: 09:00
  • a twin event for two kindergarten groups, one after the other (max. 30 children each) / start: 09:00 and 10:30
  • a triple event for three kindergarten groups, one after the other (max. 30 children each) / start: 09:00, 10:30 and 12:00

Dates

All dates are currently sold out. Further dates will be published in June.

Google Expeditions

Discover the world from the comfort of your classroom: Travel to innumerable historic landmarks and view them in 3D with the Google Expeditions App. The Elbphilharmonie too!

The app leads you on an immersive virtual trip through the Elbphilharmonie with the help of questions and explanations about the architecture of the concert halls, the features of the Elbphilharmonie organ and much more.

Use a »Google Cardboard« viewer to have an even better experience in immersive VR.

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