Education and Outreach

Music has opened our minds and hearts and broadened our lives, and we want everyone to have the opportunity to experience its richness. Our school and community partnerships, social initiatives, and outreach programmes that sometimes accompany concert tours, all bring the beauty of music to the wider global community.

To get in touch about our learning projects please contact Miriam Hoffmann at +49 30 41 71 79 – 18 or by email at miriam@mahlerchamber.com

Feel the music

Feel the Music opens up the world of music to deaf and hard of hearing children. During interactive workshops in schools for the deaf and at the concert hall, children and musicians explore how to experience music through all of their senses. The programme was developed as part of the Beethoven Journey with Leif Ove Andsnes in 2012, and is as enriching for the orchestra musicians as it is for the children, teachers and parents.

community partnerships

MCO partnerships, community projects and social initiatives help the MCO bring music to all kinds of surprising places. The orchestra worked with music therapists while on tour in Ferrara, and played solo and chamber music concerts for hospital patients in Reykjavik. They also collaborated with the outreach initiative Songbound while on tour in India in 2012, giving children in impoverished areas access to music.

Some partnerships produce one-time events and others long-term collaborations – but every single one aims to make the world a brighter place for people through musical engagement.

school partnerships

We are delighted to partner with schools and encourage young people to engage with music. Whenever we have the opportunity, we invite young people to attend rehearsals, talks given by musicians, and hands-on workshops. Some of our partnerships have been ongoing for years with the same group of students.