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Chamber Music Concert for Children with Bach and Telemann

Before the Ensemble Ornamentum Philharmonicum performed in the Chamber Music Cycle in the Vienna State Opera, it played a concert for over 1000 primary school children in the Mozart Hall of the Vienna Konzerthaus. The house was packed full for both of the two one-hour concerts. An entertaining moderation, an actor's appearance as Johann Sebastian Bach and lots of audience participation kept the youngsters in the best of spirits.

We really enjoyed the concert! The musicians were great! The kids were fascinated by the instruments. I particularly liked your presentation. You hit the right register for the children and guided us all through the concert expertly – very well done!

Chamber Music Concert for Children with
Bach and Telemann

An entertaining moderation, an actor's appearance as Johann Sebastian Bach and lots of audience participation kept the youngsters in the best of spirits.


A Successful Alpine Expedition

The “Introduction from pupils for pupils” format requires and instigates an intense confrontation with a selected piece of music and its origin and composer. Four classes chose an aspect of the Alpine Symphony by Richard Strauss which, over several weeks, they then explored and analyzed.

In preparation for a visit to the dress rehearsal of the work, the classes presented their musical, scenic and artistic results as an introduction to the work. An encounter with members of the orchestra also left the pupils with a lasting impression: Martin Kubik on violin, Csaba Bornemisza on violoncello, Stefan Neubauer on clarinet and Wolfgang Lintner on Viennese horn vividly presented elements of the work on their instruments. All in all, a highly successful musical Alpine expedition.

A Successful Alpine Expedition

Four school classes spent several weeks creating their own version of the Alpine Symphony of Richard Strauss.


The Trombone Sets the Tone

For an entire day, the trombones set the tone at the Am Hundsturm elementary school. With their instruments on their backs, the Philharmonic chamber music ensemble made up of Dietmar Küblböck, Mark Gaal, Enzo Turriziani, Johannes Ettlinger, Andreas Eitzinger and Johann Ströcker - joined by percussionist Benjamin Schmidinger - made their way to the school in Vienna’s 5th district.  Twice that morning, the gym of the elementary school was filled to capacity, as none of the second to fourth grade pupils wanted to miss the concert.

As "travel guide", Mark Gaal led the audience through the program’s musical landscapes, in which the young people could actively participate. The performance by seven-year-old Toni also made a big impression and in the afternoon all the children had the chance to try to produce notes on a trombone themselves.


A Date with Oboe and Bassoon

For its first project of the 2017/18 season, passwort:klassik invited young music students and pupils from talent programs who play the oboe and the bassoon. Our young guests, who had brought their instruments, had several opportunities to meet members of the orchestra, as the afternoon began with a Meet & Greet with Wolfgang Plank and Benedikt Dinkhauser in the Steinerner Saal of the Musikverein. Fourteen oboists and six bassoonists then played an arrangement of the second movement Andante from Joseph Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante. This was an extraordinary and unique experience even for the two members of the Vienna Philharmonic!

Later, the entire piece in full orchestration was performed in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein, whereby the young listeners focused especially on the passages they had played previously. During the intermission, there was a casual get-together in the Brahms Saal, where the pupils had the opportunity of meeting and talking with soloists Sophie Dartigalongue and Martin Gabriel. For the young musicians, this first-hand experience of meeting and watching a professional orchestra at work was an inspiring and motivating experience.

A Date with Oboe and Bassoon

Fourteen oboes and six bassoons worked on the second movement, Andante, of Joseph Haydn's Sinfonia Concertante. Not even the two Philharmonic musicians had heard anything quite like that!



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