Quality gets to people. Children and young people have a need for outstanding live music, presented in a lively way. In order to come up with new, attractive concert productions, the Philharmonie and the OPL (often hand in hand with domestic and international partners) frequently commission productions from artists, musicians, directors, and music presenters. This gives a boost to Luxembourg artists and ensembles and also encourages a fruitful artistic dialogue between them and international partners.
Projects produced by the Philharmonie have had an influence far beyond the borders of Luxembourg. The percussion show «Drumblebee», launched by the Philharmonie, has fascinated young listeners in renowned institutions such as Konzerthaus Berlin, the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Kölner Philharmonie, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. Our international partners also include the Lucerne Festival, Musikfest Bremen, the YEAH! Festival – Young EARopean Award, the Bregenzer Festspiele, Jeunesse Österreich, the Grazer Spielstätten, Arsenal Metz, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, the Manchester International Festival, the Moscow Philharmonic, and many others.
Regional and Luxembourg-wide cooperative projects have also played a major role, as in the joint subscriptions organised with the Musée Dräi Eechelen and community projects developed in collaboration with CarréRotondes. Concerts and participative projects involving amateurs have also been organised jointly with partners such as the Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, the Mierscher Kulturhaus, the Centre des Arts Pluriels in Ettelbrück, the TROIS C-L choreographic centre, and the European Capital of Culture «Luxembourg et Grande Région, Capitale européenne de la Culture 2007». The cooperation between the municipal Conservatory in Luxembourg and the OPL, moreover, has been both close and fruitful. Pupils from the Conservatory perform a major symphonic work every year together with professional musicians from the Orchestra.
The Philharmonie has won many awards and prizes for its efforts to develop a new way of catering for young people, including the Förderpreis of the Ernst von Siemens Musicstiftung (2005–2007), the «junges ohren» prize/special prize on two occasions (2009 and 2012), a Young Audiences Music Award (YAMA Public Award 2012), and, twice in succession, the YEAH! Young EARopean Award (2011/2013).
For further information and for booking requests, please contact Mr. Pascal Sticklies.Email