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Music Sets the Tone!

07.03.2017, Berlin | On March 28, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., conductor Felix Krieger and pianist Saleem Ashkar (artistic directors of the Al-Farabi Music Academy) will be among the panelists of a fireside evening discussion. They will discuss the novel educational approach of the Al-Farabi Music Academy with Professor Martin Rennert (president of the Berlin University of the Arts), Hildegard Kiel (director of the Al-Farabi Music Academy), and moderator Heike Catherina Mertens (managing director of the Ernst Schering Foundation).


Fleeing crises and wars worldwide, many people have come to Germany, hoping for a new life. This poses major challenges for politics and civil society. The German Children and Youth Foundation has initiated a project that is unique in Germany: the Al-Farabi Music Academy, a place where refugee minors and local youth receive free daily instrumental lessons, with the aim of forming an orchestra.

In addition to the musical offerings, the fireside evening offers an opportunity not only to get to know an exciting project but to openly exchange knowledge and information. What obstacles did the German Children and Youth Foundation face when it came to transferring ideas, and what challenges became only visible during the process? How is the project received by partners and target groups, and how can its success be measured?

Music Sets the Tone!
Having and Finding a Home through Music

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

C. Bechstein Pianofortefabrik AG
Kantstrasse 17, im stilwerk | 10623 Berlin

The Fireside evening is a cooperation between the Berliner Stiftungsrunde, German Children and Youth Foundation, Ernst Schering Foundation, and the Carl Bechstein Foundation.

Registration upon invitation only

Photo: DKJS/Senem Kaya


Founded in 2002 by Schering AG, Berlin, the independent and non-profit Ernst Schering Foundation aims to promote science and art ...