Visitors to the latest event in the “Klingende Konzerteinführung” series in Musikverein Wien’s Gläserner Saal concert hall witnessed an impressive introduction to Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, the subject of our fourth subscription concert.
In the course of the entertaining and informative event, the audience learned about Mahler’s life and times, while pupils dramatized concert reviews of the work’s premiere and talked with members of the Vienna Philharmonic.
The youngsters also juxtaposed the themes of Symphony No. 1 with audio remixes and videos of their own.
"This has been by far the nicest thing I have heard so far. The youngsters were great and have clearly proven that classical music is immortal..."
"Personally, I believe that pupils benefit far more when their own initiative is awakened by project work."
(A Music Professor)
"The experience makes for a rapport with the topic, for emotional participation, for interaction ... and the combination of these – unlike learned facts, which are quickly forgotten – create substantial, lasting knowledge."
(Stage Director Tristan Jorde)