Orchestra and Opera Education Conference in Berlin

RESEO Conference from 21 – 23 October 2010
in cooperation and upon invitation of the Komische Oper, Berlin (Germany)
and in partnership with the European Orchestras Forum

Draft Programme

Maximising synergy and encouraging exchanges, this conference will bring together opera
and dance education managers (RESEO) as well as orchestra education professionals
(EOF). On the first day of the conference, separate conference elements will cater to the two
groups’ specific needs. The following days, all participants will attend common sessions.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

12:00 – 13:00
RESEO Conference registration
13:00 – 18:30
RESEO members’ Workshop
“The one day orchestra”
by Baudouin de Jaer (BE)

14:00- 15:00
EOF Conference registration
15:30 – 18:30
European Orchestras Forum
Discussion: Bringing Orchestra Education
to a European level: advantages,
possibilities and challenges

19:00 Opening reception and dinner for all participants
Welcome by the Direction of the Komische Oper, Berlin and political and cultural

Friday, 22 October 2010
9:00 – 10:00 Guided tour of the Komische Oper
10:00 – 10:45 History, present and future
The local situation and work of the Komische Oper
10:45- 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 12:00 Keynote speech
Opera orchestras, symphony orchestras and their musicians: Who
wants to do education? And for whom?
12:00 – 12:45 Input: “Conversations with musicians”
Involving and training orchestra musicians for education work
12:45- 14:15 Lunch
14:15- 15:00 Input: “Community work and Orchestra”

15:00 – 17:00 Two practical workshops
Methods for professionals to introduce and carry out creative music making
with children and young people
17:00- 17:15 Coffee break
17:15- 19:00 Inspiring examples of orchestra and music education from Europe and
around the world
A round table format will provide the possibility for in-depth discussions in
small groups.
19:30 Dinner and cultural event

Saturday, 23 October 2010
10:00 – 11:00 RESEO exceptional general assembly: planning the future
11:00 – 12:30 Practical workshop
Transforming music: interaction between musicians and participants
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Panel discussion
Challenges and how to overcome them: Inspiring examples of successful
cooperation between orchestras and their musicians and opera houses
16:00 – 17:00 Conclusions and outlook
17:00 Official closing of the conference

Sunday, 24 October 2010
11:00 – 13:00 Première
New production Komische Oper
“Die Schneekönigin” (The Snow queen)
based on the tale of Hans Christian Andersen