»Orchestra on Air«

Concert for young adults aged 14+

Orchester im Treppenhaus
Orchester im Treppenhaus © Nailya Bikmurzina
Orchester im Treppenhaus
Orchester im Treppenhaus © Nailya Bikmurzina

Concert storytelling

»Good evening and welcome to the radio show with the greatest hits from the last 500 years!« Something along these lines might well be the opening gambit for this concert, which school pupils have devised for other young people. Radio presenter Charlotte Oelschlegel leads us through a radio show with hits from a wide variety of different periods, along with historically accurate »news« and stories about concert life at that particular time.

Everything from Bach and Mozart, to modern-day pop songs – the Orchester im Treppenhaus (Orchestra in the Stairwell), known for its unusual concert experiences, sets the scene for all of the evening’s works with great skill and spirit. An orchestra is an incredibly versatile thing, after all!

The concert was devised and put together by pupils over the course of six workshops entitled »How to Concert«: They learned and put into practice everything that goes into planning a concert – from selecting a programme and artists through to lighting, staging and coming up with a title. Now they proudly present the result!


Orchester im Treppenhaus

musical director Thomas Posth

moderation Charlotte Oelschlegel

Stefan Behrisch arrangements

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Young People Concerts / ages 14+

Promoter: HamburgMusik

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