Deutsche Bank and the Berlin Philharmonic joined together in a global partnership over ten years ago to make classical music accessible to broader audiences and increase the availability of quality music education. The Philharmonic’s education program, Zukunft@BPhil, introduces children and young people to the world of classical music through creative workshops, helping them discover new forms of expression. The Berlin Philharmonic’s Orchestra Academy enables gifted young musicians to perfect their skills. With the support of the Bank, the Academy has trained over 550 musicians, many of whom went on to join the Philharmonic. Deutsche Bank supported the launch of the Digital Concert Hall, and continues to support this innovative project in an exclusive partnership. The Digital Concert Hall transcends national borders and overcomes social hurdles, providing access for people of all origins and ages, and opening the doors of the Berlin Philharmonic to audiences around the world.
Deutsche Bank believes that orchestral education enhances children’s creativity and music understanding, and The New York Philharmonic has proven itself to be a leader in this field. The School Partnership Program (SPP) is a groundbreaking music education initiative that serves children in New York City public schools. The comprehensive program engages students for three years and includes classroom instruction, in-school residency of a New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist, visits to Avery Fisher Hall for full orchestra concerts, music composition, a scholarship program for private instrument study, and extensive resource materials developed jointly by classroom teachers and Teaching Artists.
Deutsche Bank has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with the Metropolitan Opera since first sponsoring “Opening Night” in 2001. The Metropolitan Opera is one of the most enduring premier cultural institutions in New York City, and for many generations, “Opening Night” at the Met has signaled the commencement of the city’s cultural season. In recent years, to accommodate a more diverse audience, the Met has become committed to increasing accessibility through a greater number of public performances. Programs like “The Met: Live in HD,” which broadcasts live transmissions of Met productions into local movie theaters around the world, and “The Met Player,” which makes selected performances available on demand via the Met’s website, make it possible for anyone to appreciate opera. To further this goal, Deutsche Bank has occasionally sponsored live plazacasts and simulcasts of “Opening Night,” broadening access and allowing the public to benefit from this cultural opportunity.