Eersteklasconcerten

Experience

Read more about Musica's ideas behind Eersteklasconcerten.

This interactive journey of experience, in partnership with a different, renowned ensemble each time, confronts more than a thousand children in their first year of school each year with classical or contemporary composed music and its interpreters. These ‘first class concerts’ break down the borders between listening, active experience and performing together. The format was awarded a European YEAH! Award in 2015.

From the jury report: “Eersteklasconcerten is a unique, immersive experience for first grade students to become familiar with the sounds and process of contemporary music. The project epitomises the very essence of creating and playing music. All communication takes place via music, sound and movement. This is an ideal example of contemporary music mediation that relies on the motivation and activity of a young audience as well as the musicians – without reducing the artistic quality. Excellently done!”​

In partnership with Concertgebouw Brugge, deSingel and cultural centres.