We Take Music into Schools


There is something special about “School Session”, one of the BJO’s musical outreach programs. The moderators, aged 14 to 19, are also members of the orchestra, almost the same age as their listeners. In clear and understandable terms, these young musicians answer questions about life in the orchestra and the music they play: “What part of Germany do most of the players come from?” “How old is the youngest member?” “What does the conductor talk about?” “Which position and which pieces are the most difficult?”

Classical Music Can Be Fun

School children between the ages of 8 and 16 have the chance to directly experience a variety of works and see that young people barely older than themselves can have a great deal of fun playing classical music, so much so that they gladly give up some of their free time and holidays. The enthusiastic response to the “School Session” project has confirmed the orchestra’s belief that the BJO is particularly well suited to introduce young listeners to classical music.




If you are interested in hosting a “School Session” and have access to suitable rooms, please contact us here. There will also be information on our Facebook page in the autumn.

Previous “School Sessions”:

Bonn | 24. September 2015 | Beethovenhalle

Waiblingen | 15. January 2015 | Salier Gymnasium

Mülheim an der Ruhr | 12. January 2015 | Waldorfschule Mülheim

Ulm | 16. April 2012 | Waldorfschule Ulm

Bonn | 09. January 2012 | Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Gymnasium

Waldkirch | 12. January 2011 | Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasium

Weimar | 13. July 2010 | Musikgymnasium Schloss Belvedere

Würzburg | 12. July 2010 | Matthias-Grünewald-Gymnasium

Frankfurt/Main | 06. August 2008 | Musterschule

Bonn | 12. January 2008 | Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Gymnasium

Remscheid | 17. April 2006 | Akademie Remscheid

Bonn | 12. January 2006 | Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Gymnasium

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A Lasting Impression

Drawings by pupils at the Waldorf School in Ulm in response to the “School Session” on 16 April 2012, directed by Alexander Merzyn.

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