School Concerts

The School Concerts in the Gewandhaus, staged in cooperation with the Leipzig Music School Johann Sebastian Bach, have formed a fundamental part of Leipzig's musical life since 1950. The Gewandhausorchester opens the school concert season each year, performing in a total of four per season, thereby providing the backbone of the series. The final school concert each season is rather special, since the pupils themselves take the stage, microphone in hand, and introduce their classmates and peers to the magic of the music being performed. School classes are encouraged to exploit the opportunity of booking an 'Artist Hour' in advance of the concert, in which a musician of the Gewandhausorchester comes to their school to introduce the pupils to the music to be performed.