Rhapsody in School
For years we’ve been supporting a music project that has what it takes: “Rhapsody in School”, set up by the pianist Lars Vogt. Instead of moaning about a supposed lack of interest amongst children and young people in “classical” music or trying to get every child to play an instrument, successful musicians visit schools and, thanks to their own enthusiasm and ability, awaken interest in music making amongst children.
A few days ago, on 27 September, “Rhapsody in School” gave a concert at the Konzerthaus in Berlin. The list of participating musicians reads like a “who’s who” of top German stars:
Andrea Lieberknecht – flute
Sabine Meyer – clarinet
Christian Tetzlaff, Daniel Hope – violin
Antoine Tamestit – viola
Alban Gerhardt, Daniel Müller-Schott – violoncello
Edicson Ruiz – double bass
Johannes Fischer – percussion
Lars Vogt, Lauma Skride – piano
The orchestra of the Carl-Philipp-Emanuel-Bach Gymnasium, a secondary school in Berlin
Speaker: Klaus Maria Brandauer
Moderation: Malte Arkona
The audience was extremely enthusiastic. Keep up the good work, Rhapsody!
At this point, we would like to offer our sincere thanks to the kind person and untiring motor behind "Rhapsody in School" who works in a voluntary capacity: Sabine von Imhoff. "A very big thank you!" and may the project continue to grow from strength to strength!