the Gershwin-Experiment

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EDUCATION-Concert for Schools

Working with tradition, the sound of home, the connection between different styles, the art of improvisation: all these topics are included in this years “Gershwin-Experiment”, which invites pupils and teachers all over Germany to get in touch with two musical works by George Gershwin and György Ligeti, supported by musicians from the orchestras, big bands and choruses of the ARD broadcasting authorities. It is a project to get the music to young people for which the different ARD broadcasting stations work together.

The most exciting questions, contributions and ideas sent in by the schools will be presented in a grand finale concert with pianist Denis Matsuev and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, conducted by its chief conductor Mariss Jansons. The concert will be broadcasted live on TV (Bayerisches Fernsehen) and via web-livestream.

Workshop for Teachers: “composing and Experimentation”

György Ligeti’s “Concert Românesc”

Along with the Gershwin-Experiment goes a workshop and training for teachers, organized by the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks in cooperation with the foundation “Stiftung Zuhören”. Teachers can attend the workshop “Composing and Experimentation” in June 2015 in three different ARD-broadcasting studios (BR, MDR, WDR): Monday, June 8 until Friday, June 12, 2015 in Munich, Leipzig and Cologne.


Volker Bernius, Listener-Education
Fraser Trainer, Composition and Communication
Marije Grevink, Violin
Christiane Hörr, Viola

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It’s free to join the Gershwin-Experiment! You can get information and applications as well as material for the classes via or on the website of the Gershwin-Experiment: