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For almost 20 years now, “Der Gasteig brummt!” has been attracting thousands of music fans young and old. Now extended to two days, the event allows children, youngsters, families and school classes to “invade” the Gasteig HP8 in Sendling and find out all about the music activities taking place there through a wide range of workshops, concerts and participative sessions. Not only the location is new this year: there will also be plenty of new protagonists joining the already familiar ones.

For almost 20 years now, “Der Gasteig brummt!” has been attracting thousands of music fans young and old. Now extended to two days, the event allows children, youngsters, families and school classes to “invade” the Gasteig HP8 in Sendling and find out all about the music activities taking place there through a wide range of workshops, concerts and participative sessions. Not only the location is new this year: there will also be plenty of new protagonists joining the already familiar ones.

Two exciting days of music with workshops, concerts and participatory events. Narrated by Julia Böhm

 

Please note that all events in this series will be held in German language.

 

For groups of 21 people or more, please book via München Ticket, either by phone on +49 89 54818181 or at gasteig-brummt.muenchenticket.net.

 

Accompanying persons as well as babies and toddlers also require their own ticket. Remaining tickets may be available at the door. Within Munich, you can use your tickets to travel to and from the event free of charge all day on the MVV public transport network.

Graphic with lettering Der Gasteig brummt! and the illustration of a drum
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The programme for Friday, 3 March 2023

Isarphilharmonie

 

9:30 AM: Percussion workshop with the Double Drums

9–12 years, 45 minutes.

Learn a simple piece using everyday objects with the two professional percussionists Alex and Philipp, which you will then perform together to an audience in a live concert. Guaranteed to be a thrilling experience! (100 children; tickets only in combination with the subsequent concert at 11 AM)

 

11 AM: Perform with the Double Drums

From 6 years; 45 minutes.

In this percussion extravaganza, Alex and Philipp will whisk you off into the wonderful world of rhythm. You’ll be grooving in no time!

 

2:30 PM: Bedřich Smetana: The Moldau (Vltava) with the ODEON youth symphony orchestra

From 6 years; 60 minutes.

Conductor: Julio Doggenweiler Fernández; narrator: Lydia Menkhaus.

 

Info stand (Hall E, ground floor)

 

12:30 PM & 1:15 PM: Guided backstage tours
From 8 years; 45 minutes.

Take a look backstage and let Gasteig staff show you what goes on behind the scenes, hidden from the audience’s view. We meet at the information desk on the ground floor of Hall E.

(15 places)

 

Projektor (Hall E, ground floor)

 

11 AM, 1 PM & 3 PM: The “sound-maker”

From 6 years; 60 minutes.

The clip-clop of horses’ hooves on a cobbled street, the crashing of waves against the shore or the creaking of a door opening: In film, these sounds are made by so-called foley artists. One of these, Max Bauer, offers us an insight into the strange and fascinating craft of the “sound-maker”. Take a look behind the scenes and quiz him about his job!

 

Kulturvermittlungsraum/cultural education room (Hall E, 1st floor)

 

9 AM: Flätscher – Die Sache stinkt (crime novel by Antje Szillat)

8–10 years; 45 minutes.

Using music, reading and drama, the musicians of “Klingende Bücher” perform Antje Szillat’s crime novel, featuring the coolest skunk in town. (25 children)

 

10:15 AM: Der Grüffelo (The Gruffalo)

From 5 years; 30 minutes.

You won’t just sit still and listen: While we read the illustrated children’s classic “Der Grüffelo” (The Gruffalo), you’ll be adding the music with percussion instruments. (20 children)

 

11:45 AM & 1 PM: Can I be a conductor, too?

From 10 years; 45 minutes.
The conductor Felix Mayer introduces you to conducting technique and explains all the things a conductor has to do. You’ll also get a chance to swing the baton yourself! (25 children)

 

2:30 PM: Is my voice an instrument?

From 6 years; 45 minutes.

Two singers from the Munich Philharmonic Choir show you how the human voice works and sing with you. (25 children)

 

Hall X

 

9 AM & 10:30 AM: The Verdandi Trio

8–10 year; 45 minutes.
Armed with violin, cello and piano, three members of the Munich Philharmonic will take you on a journey into the wonderful world of sound.

 

12:15 PM: Fünf Freunde auf Weltreise (Five Friends Tour the World)

From 4 years; 45 minutes.
A voyage with members of the Munich Philharmonic with flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn. A story with plenty of music and all sorts of challenges.

 

2:30 PM: Die Planeten (The Planets)

4–10 years; 75 minutes.

It’s all happening in the Milky Way! Find out what Venus, Mars and Jupiter are up to right now in this special concert. With Martina Silvester (flute, concept and narration), Valentina Cieslar (violin), Jenny Scherling (viola) and Katerina Giannitsioti (cello). After the concert, the musicians will show and tell you all about their instruments.

 

Rehearsal hall (Building C, ground floor)

 

9 AM, 10:30 AM, 12 PM, 1:30 PM & 3 PM: “Vom kleinen Maulwurf, der wissen wollte, wer ihm auf den Kopf gemacht hat” (The Little Mole Who Knew It Was None Of His Business)

4–6 years; 60 minutes.

Get to know the percussion instruments with the Munich Philharmonic. This participatory event is based on the charming children’s story by Werner Holzwarth (Peter Hammer Verlag).  (30 children)

 

Building C (Artemis drama studio)

 

9:15 AM, 10:15 AM, 11:15 QM, 12:45 PM & 1:45 PM: “Fühlst du was?” (Can you feel it?) – let out your emotions

6–14 years; 45 minutes.

Through improvised theatre under the guidance of professional actors, you’ll have a chance to do what you’re rarely allowed to do in school: let it all out and give your feelings free reign. (25 children)

 

Platz am Kulturkraftwerk (plaza outside the Gasteig HP8)

 

10 AM, 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM: Flower Power! Chalk street painting workshop

From 6 years; 60 minutes; only in dry weather

Paint gigantic flower and leaf designs on the asphalt with Krina Königsmann using street spray chalk and home-made liquid chalk. (8 children)

 

 

The programme for Saturday, 4 March 2023

Isarphilharmonie

 

11 AM: Ein Horn zum Verlieben (All About the Horn)

From 6 years; 60 minutes.

Musicians of the Munich Symphony Orchestra introduce you to the horn: whether made of wood, with valves or muted, this versatile family of instruments sounds as wonderful as it looks and has enchanted people for centuries with its mellow sound.
Narration and concept: Ingrid Hausl

 

3 PM: Peterchens Mondfahrt (Peter and Anneli’s Journey to the Moon)

6–12 years; 60 minutes.
Based on the fairy tale by Gerdt von Bassewitz. Music, text and narration: Ali N. Askin; pictures: Barbara Yelin and the transition class of the Weilerstraße primary school. Munich Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Oscar Jockel. A collaboration with “Fränzchen”, the children’s and youth programme of the Villa Stuck museum. This concert is organised by the Gasteig Cultural Foundation.

 

Info stand (Hall E, ground floor)

 

10 AM, 12:30 PM & 1:15 PM: Guided backstage tours
From 8 years; 45 minutes.

Take a look backstage and let Gasteig staff show you what goes on behind the scenes, hidden from the audience’s view. We meet at the information desk on the ground floor of Hall E. (15 places)

 

Projektor (Hall E, ground floor)

 

10 AM & 12 PM: The “sound maker” 

From 6 years; 60 minutes.

The clip-clop of horses’ hooves on a cobbled street, the crashing of waves against the shore or the creaking of a door opening: In film, these sounds are made by so-called foley artists. One of these, Max Bauer, offers us an insight into the strange and fascinating craft of the “sound-maker”. Take a look behind the scenes and quiz him about his job!

 

2:30 PM & 4 PM: Kleiner Tiger: Große Maus (Little Tiger: Big Mouse)
From 5 years; 60 minutes.

When three animals set off on a journey and discover treasures within themselves. Come and join them on their trip! A children’s concert by Hanni Liang (lecturer in concert design at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich) with violin, harp and piano. Music: Hanyu Xiao

 

Kulturvermittlungsraum/cultural education room (Hall E, 1st floor)

 

10 AM: Der Grüffelo (The Gruffalo)

From 5 years; 30 minutes.
You won’t just sit still and listen: While we read the illustrated children’s classic “Der Grüffelo” (The Gruffalo), you’ll be adding the music with percussion instruments. (20 children)

 

11 AM: Wind instrument taster session

From 6 years; 60 minutes.

Children and teachers of the C.O.N.SONANZA social project introduce  you to the French horn, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet and flute. You’ll also have a chance to try out the instruments yourself.

 

12:30 PM: Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten (Town Musicians of Bremen) – a story about flight & friendship

From 6 years; 45 minutes.

Katharina Ritter tells this well-known fairy tale, which is all about survival, and wants you to take an active part. Recorder player Ilona Hanning accompanies the tale with cool sounds from her recorder.

 

1:45 PM: Public singing with the Singstars of the RTM Ottobrunn

7–10 years; 45 minutes.

Want to know what it’s like to rehearse with a children’s choir? Singing is fun with the Singstars of the Ottobrunn music school! In this playful session, you can sing words and melodies, experience rhythm and find out what it feels like to sing together with other voices. Directed by Claudia Mladek
(25 places)

 

3 PM: Tango and more! Music from Argentina
6–10 years, 45 minutes.
4:15 PM: Tango and more! Music from Argentina
8–12 years; 45 minutes.

The Trio Madreselva and mezzo-soprano Monica Sardi introduce you to the great diversity of Argentina’s music and show how tango and folklore were shaped by indigenous, European and African elements.

 

MusikLab (Hall E, 1st floor)

 

10 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM & 3 PM: Sing and play like a pro in the recording studio

From 6 years; 60 minutes.

Whether you’re a vocalist or play an instrument, you can record your own song in the MusikLab and take it home with you. Gasteig trainees will be your sound engineers. Bring your instruments. An electric piano is available. Free admission, no additional tickets necessary. Book your place by 24 February 2023 at stb.hp8@muenchen.de.

 

Hall X

 

10 AM & 11:30 AM: Sternenhexe Elesemond

From 6 years; 60 minutes.

Elesemond the witch doesn’t fit in with the other witches. In her search for her calling, she meets the cellophant. Together, they sing, swing, rap and hip-hop, and Elesemond even learns to fly. Valerie Klein (vocals, dancing, drama) and Ana Laura Dominguez (cello). Directed by Alexander Medem

 

2 PM: Orchestra concert by C.O.N.SONANZA

From 5 years; 30 minutes.

The Munich orchestra for talented young musicians performs the first three pieces in its repertoire: The melodies of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”, Antoine Charpentier’s “Te Deum” and Modest Mussorgsky’s “The Great Gate of Kiev”. Conductor: José Jesús Olivetti

 

4 PM: Tanz inklusive! – inclusive dance for young and old

From 0 years; 60 minutes.

Come and dance with all the family: mum, dad, granny, granddad, kids of all ages. Need a walking aid or have special needs? No problem: Everyone can dance! You don’t even need any experience, a desire to move your body is all it takes. The two dance facilitators Ute Schmitt and Katharina Kramer will accompany you. There will also be a sign language interpreter.
(30 places)

 

MVHS activity studio (Building K, 5th floor)

 

For the following five events, please bring with you comfortable clothing and cotton socks or leather-soled gym shoes.

 

10 AM: Dance games and creative dance for children & adults

From 4 years; 60 minutes.

With Beate Schicketanz. Jumping, spinning, sliding, running and rolling about to music – what tremendous fun! (12 places)

 

11:30 AM: Bavarian dances for children & adults

From 6 years; 60 minutes.

With Richard Ruhstorfer. Bavarian folk dances for young and old. With live “Tanzlmusi” played on the accordion. Get those hips swinging! (12 places)

 

1 PM: Oriental dance and tribal style for children & adults

From 6 years; 60 minutes.

With Alexandra Elissaar. Aladdin, Scheherazade and a genie in a bottle: Children and adults join together in dance through the magical world of Arabia. (12 places)

 

2:30 PM: Sausen, Wirbeln, Laut und Leise – improvised dance
5–7 years; 60 minutes.
4 PM: Sausen, Wirbeln, Laut und Leise – improvised dance
8–10 years; 60 minutes
Dance, improvise, invent and create your own moves  with dance instructor Eva Seidl.
(20 places)

 

Rehearsal hall (Building C, ground floor)

 

11 AM: String instrument taster session 

From 4 years; 60 minutes.

Children and teachers of the C.O.N.SONANZA social project introduce  you to the violin, viola, cello and double bass. You’ll also have a chance to try out the instruments yourself.

 

12:30 PM: The instruments of an orchestra

From 6 years; 45 minutes.

Get to know the instruments of an orchestra up close, as five musicians of the Munich Symphony Orchestra introduce you to their string and wind instruments.

 

2:30 PM & 4 PM: DJ workshop with Kathi 

From 12 years; 60 minutes.

After a short introduction by Kathi to the basics of mixing with vinyl, you can take turns at the DJ console yourselves. (5 places)

 

Platz am Kulturkraftwerk (plaza outside the Gasteig HP8)

 

10 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:15 PM & 3 PM: Flower Power! Chalk street painting workshop

From 6 years; 60 minutes; only in dry weather

Paint gigantic flower and leaf designs on the asphalt with Krina Königsmann using street spray chalk and home-made liquid chalk. (8 children)

Take part in the music days at Gasteig HP8
In the foreground a large xylophone and two hands with mallets in close-up, in the background you can see children with yellow caps sitting in a row.
Children looking over the balustrade of Hall E in the Gasteig HP8
Several children look forward enthusiastically with their mouths open.

In cooperation with the Gasteig Cultural Foundation, the Munich Philharmonic, the Munich City Library, the Münchner Volkshochschule, the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich and the ARTEMiS drama studio.

 

An initiative of the Munich Philharmonic. We would like to thank all our partners and artists for their contribution!